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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive - Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive - Edudemic | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Yesterday, we posted about some of the lesser-known Google tools that you can use in your classroom. One of the tools we mentioned was voice comments – which allows you to add voice commentary to the documents you’re working on in your Google Drive. 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 22, 10:43 PM

Nifty!--follow a few easy steps and you are able to make voice notes on shared docs.--Lou


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"....Additionally, each time you make a comment, you can choose who that feedback is shared with (if the document has been shared with multiple users). So if you’re sharing documents with a group that is collaborating on a project, you can share your commentary with the whole group, or you can share commentary individually for each writer if you choose. When you highlight text to comment on, you’ll see the option on the left for who you want the feedback to be shared with..."

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Yoga accessible for the blind with new Microsoft Kinect-based program | UW Today

Yoga accessible for the blind with new Microsoft Kinect-based program | UW Today | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

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Looks like a terrific therapy tool as well.

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Why Kevin Spacey and Netflix Will Save Online Learning

Why Kevin Spacey and Netflix Will Save Online Learning | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Big data is already giving us better TV shows. Could it also help build a better education system? This week our team went to 1776 Reboot: Education Meetup, where we heard from leading experts from Coursera talk about the (RT @TechChange: New post!
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Coursera should be subject of Mooc, says professor « Online Learning Update

Coursera should be subject of Mooc, says professor http://t.co/xFFHCX8x1y (via @rayschroeder) #elearning #edtech
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Using Storytelling – The Secret to Designing Engaging eLearning

Using Storytelling – The Secret to Designing Engaging eLearning | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling has been used as a learning aid since the time immemorial.
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How To Write Better Analogies For Learning: The...

How To Write Better Analogies For Learning: The... | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
How To Write Better Analogies For Learning: The eLearning Coach on Literacy and the Common Core Standards curated by Frances (How To Write Better Analogies For Learning: The eLearning Coach | @scoopit http://t.co/RBLamOZj9V)...
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15 Language Learning Tools for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog

15 Language Learning Tools for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
The web offers a number of free tools that can be used to enhance the learning experience inside and outside the classroom. Here are 15 language learning tools to try today.
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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 8:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:47 AM

I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

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MentorMob - Free online curation tool for educators and presenters

MentorMob - Free online curation tool for educators and presenters | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

MentorMob is a Learning Playlist platform that allows users to curate, collaborate on, and share any kind of online content. Presentations, press kits, or lesson plans, the Learning Playlist is great interactive way to present all formats of content and information.


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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | MindShift

Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | MindShift | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That's the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open University, who published her analysis, pul

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Patricia LeClaire's comment, April 8, 2013 12:50 PM
I've enrolled in two MOOC courses - partly because the topics were relevant to my work, but also to experience a MOOC from the "inside" as both a student and an instructional designer. I was particularly interested in opportunities for interaction (student-instructor, student-student, student-content, student-technology) and collaboration.

In one course, focused on a subject area with which I'm very familiar, students formed virtual groups around mutual interests and professional objectives, developed projects which were evaluated according to clear guidelines, and the projects were made available to all enrollees.. This course also had very active student-generated discussions on focused topics. What characterized this MOOC was the flexibility provided to the students for creating multiple ways to interact and collaborate.

The second MOOC focused on topics that were highly technical and mostly how-to with little discussion of why-to. Interaction among students was considerably less, and I was unsuccessful in either forming or joining a group (virtual or F2F local) to expand my understanding of context and implementation issues. While the content was interesting ( I particularly liked the video lectures and animations), I found it a much more isolating experience and did not complete the course.
ManufacturingStories's comment, April 8, 2013 8:33 PM
Pat, thanks for sharing those first hand experiences. Very valuable insights!
Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:02 PM

This blog post does discuss some reasons why students enroll in MOOCs, but doesn't really talk much about why they drop out. 

 

One big reason - FRUSTRATION.  When a learner gets stuck and can't get individualized meaningful feedback, it creates a failed learning experience. I think we discount how important those personal encounters are in helping learners.

 

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3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

There are several reasons why you would be thinking to use collaborative white boards in your classroom . As a teacher, you can use these collaborative web tools to explain abstract hard to grasp concepts to your students through  diagrams, illustrative drawings, mindmaps...etc .

 

You can also use them to get students working collaboratively on a classroom project.The cool thing about these collaborative whiteboard tools is that they are web-based and therefore do not require any software installation and you can access them anywhere with internet connection. Here are three new tools I recommend for you today, check them out below and share with us what you think of them.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:32 PM

 

Check out the great tools...

 

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Always something new to find and learn about

Kris Byam's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:04 PM

Great tools for teachers. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Placemarks and Tours in Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Placemarks and Tours in Google Earth | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
How to Create Placemarks and Tours in Google Earth http://t.co/vGgOFtUfDn (@rmbyrne) #elearning #edtech
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Millionth Learner Competition

Millionth Learner Competition | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
To win the £1,000 prize simply guess the date and time when Virtual College will reach a million online learners (Guess when our millionth online learner signs up and you could win £1,000 - enter here http://t.co/JLLAY13jge)...
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Mobile learning: Two case studies of supporting inquiry learning in informal and semiformal settings

Mobile technologies can support learning across different contexts as their portability enables them to be used by the learner in whichever context she or he is in.
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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.
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Coming soon – eBook on QR Codes in Education – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Coming soon – eBook on QR Codes in Education – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Coming soon – eBook on QR Codes in Education http://t.co/aJkFtpuX2K (@hopkinsdavid) #elearning #edtech
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The 12 Myths of MOOCs

The 12 Myths of MOOCs | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
In a recent survey of several hundred educators, only 13 percent of schools today offer MOOCs, but 43 percent plan to offer them by 2016.
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Lifelong learning: The third degree: Contemplative teaching

Lifelong learning: The third degree: Contemplative teaching | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
“The most important thing any teacher has to learn, not to be learned in any school of education I ever heard of, can be expressed in seven words: Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of ...
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Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business

Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn can be found in the majority of social media management apps. It is with Google+ that things get a little bit more complicated: very few social media tools support it due to some technical challenges.

 

However, most social media managers would prefer a solution that would allow them posting to all social networks in one place, Google+ including.

 

In this post, you’ll find reference to all tools that are to date integrated with Google+. We’ll bring small business editions to a special focus and review social tools that (1) support Google+ and (2) the ones you can use for free or under $10 a month.


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Josie's comment, May 3, 2013 8:00 AM
Thank You Martin. Yes, Hootsuite and other similar sites truly lower the barriers of entry into biz. Very Good strategy I may add.
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Don Olcott: New Pathways to Learning – OER and Non-formal Education

Don Olcott: New Pathways to Learning – OER and Non-formal Education | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The growth of non-formal education is expanding teaching and learning pathways for the delivery of global education. This growth, in concert with the expanded use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), is creating a potential synergy between non-formal education and OERs to strengthen the continuum of education and training for people who live in underserved and economically disadvantaged regions of the world. The author’s central theme is that OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. OERs are not formal or non-formal resources. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.


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OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:28 PM

I like the idea of enrichment and opportunity for all. This sounds like it will benefit everyone. We can all learn from one another. Some people who live in underserved and economically disadvangaged regions of the world have a lot to teach us about inner strength and perseverance. Also... think of the cultural awareness this will bring.

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Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom

Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

As our classroom shifted from teacher- to student-centered, my students began to do the majority of their own research. Sometimes, this means they teach each other. Sometimes, they create a project around the knowledge they are ­acquiring. Sometimes, they create their own driving questions. Sometimes, they create their own units.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:15 AM

Interesting article on moving beyond the flipped classroom.

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 11:29 PM

Good post on the ultimate aim of flipping the classroom.

Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 8:42 PM

If flipping is lecture-based, creating student-centered learning environments supercedes the flip...

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SchematicMind Free mind map for Android

SchematicMind Free mind map for Android | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

SchematicMind Free mind map, The premiere mind mapping software for Android. The premiere free Mind mapping tool that enables you to create and edit mind maps.

SchematicMind allows you to create an unlimited amount of mind maps that quickly can be made clear and aesthetically pleasing.


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173 Sud's curator insight, April 4, 2013 10:08 AM

 

If you're planning a project, need to organize your thoughts or simply looking for a way to visualize an idea then this is the application for you. With the help of SchematicMind free mind maps you can outline any information you want.


FEATURES:

● Create an unlimited amount of mind maps
● Easy to use touch interface
● Apply Styles
● Add icons
● Select from five distinct shapes
● Define topic, border and background colors
● Supports zooming and Scrolling
● Unlimited map size
● Export and Import functionality
● No functionality locked
● Requires no login

 

 

historiaenpresent's curator insight, April 6, 2013 12:19 PM

Aplicació mapa mental per a Android

Freek Kraak's curator insight, April 10, 2013 5:44 AM

Handig...

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What is Lifelong Learning? - EdTechReview | Library learning centre builds lifelong learners.

What is Lifelong Learning? - EdTechReview | Library learning centre builds lifelong learners. | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
What is Lifelong Learning? Lifelong Learning is the learning that aims to improve a person's knowledge and skills and can take place at any stage of life. (What is Lifelong Learning? (RT @audrey_nay: What is Lifelong Learning?
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The power of YouTube as an educational tool | Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

The power of YouTube as an educational tool | Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age | Informal and lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
About five years ago I started making very simple videos with educational related content.
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