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Telling the - #CofimvabaStory - on the other side of meaningful memories

Telling the - #CofimvabaStory - on the other side of meaningful memories | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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Theophilus's curator insight, July 25, 2014 7:55 AM

This is why the work of #ict4red @merryl4d is so valuable - they DO things and, as a consequence make meaningful memories for all South Africans - as the #CofimvabaStory so powerfully illustrates

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5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn

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Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. Here’s a list of apps that can help them stay organized when they’re working on group presentations, research papers or other big tasks that might take a little extra energy to keep everything together.

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Periodic table of iPad apps vol 2 - @ICTEvangelist -  Mark Anderson

Periodic table of iPad apps vol 2 - @ICTEvangelist -  Mark Anderson | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
First things first. It’s never just about the apps. End of. That said being guided around tried and tested apps from the classroom can be really helpful. With that in mind, back in 2014 I created my first periodic table of iPad apps. Little did I realise how popular it would be with more than 7 million downloads in those two years. As with most things to do with technology, times move on and apps change, new technologies bring new ways to use technology to enhance learning. What has been interesting in the process of creating the periodic table has been looking at the apps which still work really well at doing what they do best. Interestingly, many of the apps on this updated table were on the original table too but there are plenty of new ones to look at too. Overwhelmingly, the majority of apps shown are free too.

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Gamification Taxonomy

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We have conducted extensive empirical research over the last 4 years as part of a university PhD program to develop the world's first comprehensive enterprise gamification taxonomy. Our taxonomy ha...

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, June 13, 4:44 AM
An interesting taxonomy designed to help instructors to bring their game on
Josi Sierra's curator insight, June 15, 3:31 AM
Gamifikazioaren Taxonomia interesgarri bat daukagu bat
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Tools for sharing thinking

Teachers and students have access to an impressive set of tools for sharing
ideas and making thinking visible. The old model of calling out answers to
questions has certain limitations and while it remains the mainstay of many
classrooms new options allow for a mix of options. Some of our goals are to
provide our students with appropriate wait time or think time and to ensure
the voice of even our most introverted students is heard. It would also be
nice to have a record of our students thinking and a way to easily see
patterns of thinking across a group of students.

Fortunately there are a number of free tools that do these things and they
are available for use on any technology platform as they require nothing
more than access to the internet. Recently Eric Sheninger used a set of
these tools to give his audience at the Hawker Brownlow Conference on
Thinking and Learning in Melbourne a voice.

One of the simplest to use and set up is “Answer Garden”. This allows you
to quickly pose a question online and it provides an easy to share web
address that respondents use to enter their answers. Results are pooled and
the result is a tag cloud or answers where the size of the answer reflects
the frequency of the response. Answer garden works well with open ended
questions and can be used to quickly identify issues, understandings and
thought patterns of a group. It is so quick and easy to set up that it can
be done on the fly and on demand.
 

Padlet is a well known tool for gathering responses to a question or issue
together. It is a virtual inboard that allows users to post and share notes
through an easy to use website. In many respects it is similar to the
practice of using Post-It notes to record ideas and share them by sticking
them onto a wall. Padlet is easy to set up and can be customised with
coloured backgrounds, coloured notes and can handle images. Post-Its on
Padlet can be randomly placed allowing similar ideas to be grouped together
or it can be sorted in various ways automatically to create a neat grid.
 

Lino is in many respects similar to Padlet and could be used in exactly the
same way. It adds the ability to comment on or reply to posts, a feature
that encourages dialogue and could prove useful when more contentious
issues are shared in this format. It allows multiple questions to be posted
to a board with users replying to each, it would allow users to ask
questions of each other and to post replies to ideas in a way that ensures
relevant pieces stay together.
 

For linear conversations or back-channeling with media resources “Today’s
Meet” remains an excellent choice. In some respects, it is like a temporary
and task specific version of Twitter. A meet is created and link shared
that allows users to post responses of up to 140 characters. Each post is
added to the flow of ideas and the discussion evolves. It can become
chaotic and it is at times difficult to link ideas together as multiple
conversations emerge but it does provide a record of the thinking and
conversation occurring within a group.
 

A tool with a definite wow factor is Plickers. This is a multiple choice
response system with the benefit that it only requires a single device with
the Plickers App and a set of response cards of the students. Each response
card has a printed QR code and its alignment allows for four possible
responses. The card is rotated such that the desired multiple choice letter
or number is placed at the bottom. The App uses the devices camera to read
the code and record the individual responses. As each QR code is unique
individual responses are recorded and graph is produced showing how many
responses resulted for each option. Plickers provides a cheap alternative
to costly electronic ‘Clickers’ and its novelty factor and ease of use
enhances engagement. As with any multiple choice style solution the quality
of the questions or prompts will determine the quality of learning which
results. Creative use and avoidance of entirely closed questions/responses
will produce better results.

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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.

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Katharina Windisch's curator insight, January 19, 3:06 PM

Interesting brief insight about how important it is for children to be able to express their opinions and to what this possibility leads - a more studentcentred learning environment.

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Excellent visual for engaging students and empowering them to develop a personal voice and agency.
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.

And family movie nights are a perfect time to watch some of the classic kids flicks that we may have missed seeing at the thater during the busy school year.  Has your family seen any of the 25 Best Kids Books Made into Movies? 

Plus old Disney films are also a big hit with kids -- throw-back ones like Honey I Shrunk the Kids or The Apple Dumpling Gang are a few family faves.

Movies can be very inspirational for kids as they watch creative ideas coming to life on the big screen -- which makes it a great way to entice them to do a little science too.

So today we're sharing a list of some AWESOME kids movies along with science-related crafts & activities that will keep those minds buzzing -- just in time for back to school!

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Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration - Mindshift

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration - Mindshift | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

There are lots of ways to stretch student thinking and get them talking to each other about ideas. One fun way is through riddles that require inductive reasoning, critical thinking and hopefully some good collaboration around student ideas. The three brain teasers below created by TED-Ed have fun visuals and include an explanation at the end. All the videos also include lesson plan ideas to deepen the conversation and start discussion.


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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, May 16, 5:38 PM

Interesting article -  short and sharp ideas that might be useful at the beginning of a student project or help students consider their assignment ideas..

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 17, 7:51 AM
Nice ideas to get your students into thinking... individually or collectively!!
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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | Edudemic

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Check out what skill we think makes a modern teacher, and let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.

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How Teachers Can Use Quicktime Video Screenshots to Help Students Learn | Edudemic

How Teachers Can Use Quicktime Video Screenshots to Help Students Learn | Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Screenshot videos are a great learning resource when used to teach computer-based lessons like computer programming, typing, or learning various programs.

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Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study

Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Two university-wide surveys about students' mobile technology ownership and learning practices show that mobile device ownership is high and continues to increase among students.

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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement - Ditch That Textbook

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement - Ditch That Textbook | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
y thinking outside the box with Google Slides, PowerPoint and other similar tools, teachers can create unique learning experiences for students. Or students can create them to share with other students.

Here are eight Google Slides activities that use the unique features of online slide apps to create engaging learning experiences:

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From Terrible to Sharable: The Best Photo Editing Apps, Chosen by You

From Terrible to Sharable: The Best Photo Editing Apps, Chosen by You | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
With the overwhelming amount of photo editing programs and apps available, we asked our Twitter followers to share their favorites.
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Connected learning: How is mobile technology impacting education?

Connected learning: How is mobile technology impacting education? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
In a new paper, Darrell West explains how mobile technology can transform learning and act as a catalyst for creating impactful change in the current system.
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8 digital skills we must teach our children | #DQ #DigitalQuotient #EQ #EmotionalQuotient

8 digital skills we must teach our children | #DQ #DigitalQuotient #EQ #EmotionalQuotient | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. But it is in this digital world that kids are also exposed to many risks, such as cyberbullying, technology addiction, obscene and violent content, radicalization, scams and data theft. The problem lies in the fast and ever evolving nature of the digital world, where proper internet governance and policies for child protection are slow to catch up, rendering them ineffective.

Moreover, there is the digital age gap. The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.

So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Without a doubt, it is critical for us to equip them with digital intelligence.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

http://www.dqproject.org/

 

 


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Sandra Guerra's curator insight, June 22, 11:44 PM

How to help our children and students develop a digital intelligence. 

Helen Teague's curator insight, June 23, 7:56 PM
Good list--are there additional skills to add?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 24, 3:15 AM
Le monde digital se développe sous nos yeux ! Il faut apprendre à vivre avec.
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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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Your digital footprint: how to preserve your kids online reputation

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Your digital footprint: how to preserve your kids online reputation
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Online And Classroom Training - Which Is Better?

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Online and Classroom Training - Which Is Better? In this video, I show the pros and cons of both, as much as the solution of blended training.

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In eLearning content development, how much text is too much text?

In eLearning content development, how much text is too much text? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
In eLearning content development, the amount of text on the slide is crucial. So, how much text is too much text?

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David Swaddle's curator insight, May 16, 9:06 PM
I agree with lots of what's on here, but not all of the advice.

Sometimes text is the answer, sometimes it isn't. Context and the goal of the training often point us in the direction of balance.
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There’s a world of interactive multi-media possibilities for avoiding lots of text. This post list a few of the possibilities ...
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FREE EBOOK - Makerspace Resources - Makerspaces.com

FREE EBOOK - Makerspace Resources - Makerspaces.com | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Over 150+ makerED resources for your school makerspace in this free ebook. Resources Include 3D Printing, Coding, Makerspace Projects, STEM education

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The 10 hottest topics in ed tech

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The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
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How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows the Easy Way

How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows the Easy Way | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Here's a quick and simple way to rename files quickly in Windows — perfect for fixing ugly file names.

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3 Apps That Are Better Than Google's Native Options | The Gooru

3 Apps That Are Better Than Google's Native Options | The Gooru | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
There is no denying that Google provides some of the most useful and intuitive applications on the cloud. However, since they cover so many different categories it is no surprise that they have been bested in more than a few. ..more ›

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100 Popular (from 2015) Web 2.0 tools for teachers and educators to explore

100 Popular (from 2015) Web 2.0 tools for teachers and educators to explore | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"This one is an amazing list of some of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers and educators to explore to make their life a lot easier ...."


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Leona Ungerer's curator insight, January 7, 12:45 AM

An e-mail address is required for downloading the document.

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What makes a great education tweet?

What makes a great education tweet? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Writing an education tweet that adds value and gets noticed takes some practice. Here are one Twitter savant's top tips.
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How to Make Google Chrome Faster, Better and Prettier

How to Make Google Chrome Faster, Better and Prettier | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Learn how to make Google Chrome faster, better, and prettier with these tips and tricks. Google Chrome can be faster, if you know how to keep it fast.
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