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Free PowerPoint Games - now students may start to like PowerPoint!

Free PowerPoint Games - now students may start to like PowerPoint! | immersive media | Scoop.it
The best free PowerPoint Games for Teachers and Trainers on the web.

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10 free games to choose from.

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Excellent resource here for teachers - students will enjoy completely!

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Mindset of the Maker Educator

This presentation provides some background information on maker education, being a reflective practitioner, documenting learning, the roles of the maker educat…

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In an era of knowledge abundance – Part 3

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“What else could rhizomatic learning look like across the entire educational system from primary school to higher education?”, I wondered in my last blog post after having discussed a campus course by Dave Cormier founded on rhizomatic learning as a pedagogy of abundance.  Rhizomatic learning is one suggestion for a learning theory and a pedagogical…

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Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills | Philissa Cramer | ChalkBeat.org

Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills | Philissa Cramer | ChalkBeat.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

The first attempt by the “nation’s report card” to measure students’ ability to think creatively and use technology found wide racial achievement gaps — and evidence that schools aren’t effectively teaching important skills.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, has long been the only way to compare student test scores in math and reading across states. In 2014, amid growing calls for testing to go beyond basic academic skills, the group added a new exam to measure students’ “technology and engineering literacy,” or their ability to solve real-world problems. The test asked them to follow a series of steps to complete tasks such as designing a bike lane that increases safety and improving the environment for a class pet.

The results of that exam came out Tuesday and revealed that 43 percent of students met NAEP’s proficiency bar, meaning that they can diagnose simple technological problems and work toward solutions.

Within that total there were wide gaps.


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Race in America: Ken Burns delivers a remarkable Jefferson Lecture on race. | Daily Kos

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On Monday, documentarian Ken Burns delivered a remarkable speech on race in America. The occasion was the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor the US grants for intellectual achievement in the Humanities and it was delivered to the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Kennedy Center.

Burns began the lecture by discussing the nature of the Humanities and its regard within our country:

"It is in fact the glue, like civics--that hugely misunderstood sub-set of the humanities--that allows us to understand precisely how things work, how to get things done. All things: even science, technology, engineering and math, as well as our shared history, culture, politics, and, as always, the spirit–expanding arts. At a time when our ancient tribal instincts sometimes overrun our civilized impulses, the humanities have become an ethical watchdog, guarding our legitimate progress from retreat, repelling regressive trespassers. They are an indelible reminder of our common bonds.

But somehow, in recent times, the humanities have been needlessly scapegoated in our country by those who continually benefit from division and obfuscation. Let me make it perfectly clear: the United States of America is an enduring humanistic experiment. That fact does not preclude or exclude--indeed it is the exact opposite of those limiting words--the full expression of religious freedom. In fact, it strengthens an understanding, promoted by our founders, of tolerance and inclusion. What could be more faith-based than that? Where we get into trouble is when our arrogant certainty suggests that only one point of view, perhaps only one religion, is “right.” “Liberty,” Judge Learned Hand once said--and can there be a better name for a jurist than Learned Hand--“Liberty,” he said, “is never being too sure you’re right.” Doubt—healthy, questioning, experimenting, perfecting doubt—is critical to the humanities and the health of our still fragile Republic.
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I am convinced the humanities offer us a way through, one way to help us avoid that ever-looming national suicide. The humanities is a patient and sure-handed tutor, ready to rescue the most depressed and deflated of its sincere students."

Burns, then, brings up his first understanding of race in America, in the form of an African-American cleaning lady who had kept the family home while his mother was fighting cancer. Moving from Newark, DE, to Ann Arbor, MI, they drove by the house of this woman, Mrs. Jennings, to bid her farewell.


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Lean content creation – together with the audience

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I’ve been fascinated by the lean development principles for quite some time. It is something that feels very right, very modern and very effective, even if the principles and the way of working might take some time getting used to and embracing – more or less time, depending on what kind of company you’re working…

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Thoughts on implementing lean thinking into content creation processes and audience engagement strategies.
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The Best of Google I/O 2016

The Best of Google I/O 2016 | immersive media | Scoop.it
Google reveals new products and services at I/O 2016, Nokia comes alive once more, a reminder that Facebook Live broadcasts are public, and the first teaser for the new Star Trek TV series.

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Academia = Lifetime of Homework

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I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to figure this out… But choosing an academic life seems to mean accepting (embracing?) a lifetime of homework. I mean, I sort of understood …

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As we corporatize and monetize teaching and learning even more, this is the reality. Teachers become teachers to pursue passions, but it is not about work. It is about taking action in the Hannah Arendt sense.
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Is Sherry Turkle Right That Technology Is Eroding Empathy?

Is Sherry Turkle Right That Technology Is Eroding Empathy? | immersive media | Scoop.it
The psychologist Sherry Turkle argues that replacing face-to-face communication with smartphones is diminishing people’s capacity for empathy.

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The radical potential of the Digital Humanities: The most challenging computing problem is the interrogation of power

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Digital humanities is a discipline that defines itself around the melding of traditional theories and new digital possibilities and offers a rich source of inspiration and reflection for the wider …

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top TED Ed Lessons on Critical Thinking

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The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians | Political Blind Spot

The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians | Political Blind Spot | immersive media | Scoop.it

The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark.

Historians of the American West have also, until recently, ignored the fact that this man was African American, a free black man who headed West to find himself less subject to the racist structure of the established Eastern and Southern states.

While historians have largely overlooked Reeves, there have been a few notable works on him. Vaunda Michaux Nelson’s book, Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, won the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award for best author. Arthur Burton released an overview of the man’s life a few years ago. Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves recounts that Reeves was born into a life of slavery in 1838. His slave-keeper brought him along as another personal servant when he went off to fight with the Confederate Army, during the Civil War.

Reeves took the chaos that ensued during the war to escape for freedom, after beating his “master” within an inch of his life, or according to some sources, to death. Perhaps the most intruiging thing about this escape was that Reeves only beat his enslaver after the latter lost sorely at a game of cards with Reeves and attacked him.

After successfully defending himself from this attack, he knew that there was no way he would be allowed to live if he stuck around.

Reeves fled to the then Indian Territory of today’s Oklahoma and lived harmoniously among the Seminole and Creek Nations of Native American Indians.


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Captain America: Civil War, Fandom, and the Viewing Experience

Captain America: Civil War, Fandom, and the Viewing Experience | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Christy Admiraal:  "There’s no question that anyone who considers himself or herself part of a fandom will have a different read on a piece of media from someone on the outside—whether it’s due to taking in all supplemental material, shipping a certain pairing, participating in fan theorizing, or some combination thereof—but exactly how does their experience differ from a reader or regular viewer who’s never dived any deeper into non-canonical material?"

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Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | immersive media | Scoop.it
By exploring stories, learners can acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation of STEM.

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The digital apocalypse: how the games industry is rising again

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Keith Stuart:  "From mid-cycle PlayStation upgrades to episodic entertainment and virtual studios, something big is happening in the way games are bought, made and sold" ....

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try via TeachThought

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try via TeachThought | immersive media | Scoop.it

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What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn

What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn | immersive media | Scoop.it
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 11:24 AM
Teaching is about relationships with students that inform teachers about who the person is. Metrics are averages and quantify people which is not what we want. We want to talk and listen to a who, not a what.
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POV Is Streaming 100+ Independent Documentary Films Free Online This Season | PBS.org

POV Is Streaming 100+ Independent Documentary Films Free Online This Season | PBS.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

Spring is in the air and summer is fast approaching, but you can count on it being a good season for documentary film all year-round at POV!


Our new season launches on Monday, May 23, 2016 with The Return on PBS and a new a set of POV documentaries to stream at pov.org/video and the POV channel on your PBS app.

In addition to the 50+ short and feature films already streaming now, 21 feature films will be added to the collection on Monday, include a large collection of documentaries directed by female filmmakers. Here’s a preview:


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5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning - via teachthought

5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning - via teachthought | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Does anything but where we watch separate film and television anymore? What the melding means for storytelling

Does anything but where we watch separate film and television anymore? What the melding means for storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Mary McNamara:  "Movie or TV? The Blur between film and television gets ever fuzzier as television projects appear first in movie theaters and especially as "movies" go straight to streaming services."

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Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

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University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.

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Sherry Turkle: "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"

Sherry Turkle: "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"

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Immersive Storytelling Through Virtual Reality

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Michel Reilhac:  "In an era where our digital culture has become superficial, virtual reality is a key to unlocking new in-depth experiences."

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Narrativa inmersiva y realidad virtual
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The big trouble in Indiana public schools, as explained by a troubled educator | Valerie Strauss | WashPost.com

The big trouble in Indiana public schools, as explained by a troubled educator | Valerie Strauss | WashPost.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

For quite some time now education policy-making in the state of Indiana has been nothing short of a mess. Republican lawmakers have long been at odds with the state’s elected superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, whose recently unveiled legislative agenda for the Indiana Department of Education reveals some of the many problems plaguing the state’s public education system.

Here are some of the issues as explained by Ritz in her budget message:

“First, we need to hold our schools harmless from the 2015 ISTEP+ as Indiana transitioned to new, more rigorous, college and career ready standards and a more rigorous assessment at the same time. Indiana’s schools, educators and communities simply cannot be blamed for mandated changes in standards and assessment….

“Second, it is clear that Indiana needs to reform our costly, lengthy, pass/fail, high-stakes assessment system. Simply put, we need to move on from ISTEP+. Recently, the federal government reformed No Child Left Behind and gave states more control over their assessment systems. While annual student assessments are still required, the federal mandate has undergone substantial changes. Indiana must reclaim control over its assessment system and move towards a streamlined, student-centered assessment that provides students, families and educators with quick feedback about how a student is performing and how they have grown over the course of a school year.

“Third, we absolutely must take steps to stem the teacher shortage that is affecting schools and communities throughout the state. Over the last six years, Indiana has seen a 30 percent decrease in the number of individuals receiving their initial license and we must take action ensure that every child has access to excellent educators.”

Ritz, not surprisingly, accuses the Republican governor, Mike Pence, of failing to support public education. Meanwhile, many Indiana teachers feel under siege from evaluation systems that use student test scores and other things, including legislation moving through the state legislature that would, among other things, allow district superintendents to bypass collective bargaining and pay more to new teachers in hard-to-fill jobs than veteran educators receive.

And there’s more trouble in Indiana, as articulated in the following piece by school counselor Brenda L. Yoder, which she posted on Facebook and gave me permission to publish. Yoder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, teacher, and parent. She is also a speaker and freelance writer on life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image. She and her family live in northern Indiana.


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A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy - via TeachThought

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | immersive media | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


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