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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.

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Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:52 PM
1. Plan your story: A cool video tells a great story, ShotClip video templates show you how make a great home movie. 2.Make your movie:Edit the video using the ShotClip online video editor to make your movie.
3. Publish and sharePublish your video to your favorite social media channels
BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
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Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

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Laura Gibbs: — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online

Laura Gibbs:  — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it

by Laura Gibbs:

 

"Using a five-point scale, where 5 means strongly agree and 1 means strongly disagree, please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: I love teaching online...

 

... it seems to me that asking people what they love about teaching is a very important question. So, here are my Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online. I’ll do the Top-Ten list backwards, Letterman-style. Meanwhile, if you are curious about the specific classes I teach, I’ve provided that background information at the bottom of the post."


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I agree!! I first got into online teaching really tentatively about 2 years ago and now I love it. My physical classroom is so limited in comparison. My favorite thing is how I can give each student personal attention without ignoring the rest of the students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 12, 12:56 PM

Like Laura,  I love to teach online. Each of her ten reasons resonate with me. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online.

Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 16, 12:46 PM

Many good insights here... a positive attitude about online teaching, instead of a "less than" approach. ��

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edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

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As a homeschooler I have seen how well this approach works as O have has the flexibility to create projects to suit each individual child oF mIne. Many of the things they dihst aught them skills they have used at college and on the real world AND helped them figure out what they wanted to pursue after high school.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:08 PM

Author Andrew Miller poses a what if question that resonates with me:

Moving Past "Course-Based" PBL

Due to the antiquated restraints of the education system, most educators are forced to implement PBL in a "course-based" manner. This means that the project occurs within the traditional discipline structures, where there may be integration, but learning is framed within grades and competencies. In addition, start and stop times, driven by the Carnegie unit, force teachers to start and stop a project for all of their students around the same time. What if PBL wasn't held to antiquated rules of time, space, and discipline constructs? In that ideal situation, students could be engaged in personalized projects.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, July 25, 2014 5:08 AM

Student-designed learning? Sounds like heutagogy!

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In the Future Everything Will Learn: Personalized classrooms are on the way.

In the Future Everything Will Learn: Personalized classrooms are on the way. | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it

Each year, IBM releases a list of five innovations that it believes have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year, the IBM researchers working on the “5 in 5” listing focus on the notion that in the future, everything will learn. 

 

According to IBM: “Driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason, and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics, and learning technologies all coming together.” 

 

The number 1 item for 2014: The Classroom Will Learn You. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:43 PM

Ray Kurzweil predicted a computer based personal teacher for each student back in the nineties. (I was in the audience and the concept fascinated me.)  


Here's IBM's take on what to expect in the near future. We live in interesting times! 

John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:31 AM

Before you know it....but the world of mixed IoT is going to be a challenge.

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▶ Andreas Hofer: Sharing (and embedding) a YouTube Video from a certain start time - YouTube

a very useful tip for flipped classrooms: share a video with your students from a certain time or embed it in your blog, class website or LMS

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This will be really useful for my online classes!

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Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:01 AM

This is a super helpful tip to get the embedded video code to include a specific start time! I must share this one.

willdonovan's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:13 PM

#GAJam project #JamTip I love this feature of setting a start time when sharing the video!

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:35 AM

How to share or embed YouTube from a specific time in the video. 

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EdTech365: PowToon Review - free animation tool for classroom use

EdTech365: PowToon Review - free animation tool for classroom use | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it

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I used this with middle schoolers and they loved it. Very easy to learn to use.

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Green Game: Environmental Games | Ecogamer.ORG

Green Game: Environmental Games | Ecogamer.ORG | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Green game, environmental games, energy games, recycling games
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A ton of games that look amazing! Can't wait to try  them

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
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I use a few of these (Scratch, Educreations. Weeblt, Evernote, Twitter, Blogger, Duolingo, Google Hangouts, Stack the States) and look forward to trying out the rest

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Tips for a 2 or 1 iPad classroom

I am a year 3 teacher with 28 students. I have an interactive TV and I take my 2 iPads to school daily. Teachers often ask me how I optimise use of my iPads wit
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Teach with Movies is now free!

Teach with Movies is now free! | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it

"TeachWithMovies offers access to more than 350 lesson plans and learning guides for movies and films.

I’ve long been a big fan of reading and studying movies. I’ve been a fan of this site’s rich curricular materials for many years.

I just discovered that I do not need to re-subscribe.

The site is now available for free (though it will now host unobtrusive advertising and encourage voluntary donations)."


Via Beth Dichter, Dr. Dean Goon
Meryl van der Merwe's insight:

This is good news!! Movies are a great way to engage the current generation and having this resource free is fantastic.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:56 PM

This site is new to me but it looks like a great resource and Joyce Valenza has an in-depth post that shares many great features. It is easy to search for movies - alphabetically, age, subject and more. The learning guides include "Learning guides include a description, rationale for using the film, student learning objectives, potential problems for using the film, discussion questions, and assignment and assessment ideas, social-emotional learning discussion questions, bridges to reading, web links, selected awards, cast and director information, and bibliographies."

Do you use movies in your clasroom or are you interested in using them? If so check out this post.

safaa mostafa's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:20 AM

This will be the only way of learning once upon a time.

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Gamification in eLearning – What, Why and How – An INFOGRAPHIC

Gamification in eLearning – What, Why and How – An INFOGRAPHIC | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Games, if used rightly in e-learning, will increase learner's engagement. Here is an infographic that presents the
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10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

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I like this is as  education can be tailored to individuals. 

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, September 17, 2013 1:57 PM
Nuevas tendencias de la tecno pedagogía
Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:31 AM

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

roberto gilli's comment, September 23, 2013 3:47 AM
12 months or less: Cloud, Mobile, Tablet, MOOC.
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Can video games inform us about current world events?

Can video games inform us about current world events? | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Are you tired of getting your news from the same old sources? As a video games service based on current events launches, Metro asks if we could soon be turning to shoot ‘em ups instead of newspapers for our daily news fix.
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Hmm ... novel concept - not sure how well it can work!

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Learning by Doing: A website that makes it fun -

Learning by Doing: A website that makes it fun - | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Diy.org is an innovative website that use gamification and social interaction to encourage children to learn by doing.
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This is great for after-school clubs. Some of the activities could also be incorporated into regular lessons.

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging …
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I teach an online course to school students, and the first time I was teaching, the students asked for badges! I hadn't considered using them before but now I am

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 23, 2014 8:55 AM

It's free! They also have an app for kids 13 and under. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8  It's free too!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have - Infographic

8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have -  Infographic | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
eLearning designers can use The 8 Types of Learning Events Infographic to describe any point in the development of learning activities.

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All these are completely relevant to the current Scratch programming class I am teaching online. Glad I instinctively incorporated each element into the class!

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John Thomas's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:46 AM
8 Types of Learning Events Every eLearning Course Must Have - Infographic
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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.

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Meryl van der Merwe's insight:

Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:52 PM
1. Plan your story: A cool video tells a great story, ShotClip video templates show you how make a great home movie. 2.Make your movie:Edit the video using the ShotClip online video editor to make your movie.
3. Publish and sharePublish your video to your favorite social media channels
BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:24 AM

Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

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The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
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3 Education Bloggers I am thankful for -

3 Education Bloggers I am thankful for - | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
3 teachers who write awesome blogs that I love to read! These are education bloggers every teacher should follow.
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These 3 bloggers all share loads of innovative ways to teach!

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David Thornburg: Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

David Thornburg: Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom

 

“Of all the places I remember from my childhood,” David Thornburg writes, “school was the most depressing.”  The now award-winning educational futurist and creator of the “educational holodeck,” Thornburg’s early experience in the classroom prompted him to help others rethink traditional classroom design. In his latest book, From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments, Thornburg outlines four learning models: the traditional “campfire,” or lecture-based design; the “watering hole,” or social learning; the “cave,” a place to quietly reflect; and “life”—where ideas are tested.


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Great points here - I think I want to read his books

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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:30 AM

Very interesting interview from one of developers of project based learning (the other PBL).

Aldo de A. Barreto's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:25 AM

Of all the places I remember from my childhood,” David Thornburg writes, “school was the most depressing.”  

Annette Schmeling's comment, November 20, 2013 10:59 AM
Engagement is the key. When the teacher, or professor, themselves have fully engaged with the material and used multiple senses in mastering the content they are more apt to spark the passion and interest for others. Even their lectures will be more engaging.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

 

 

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.


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I will definitely incorporate them into a future lesson and see how the students take to them

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:35 PM

creating infographics is easy using these sites. The most important thing is to do quality research first.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:26 AM

gosto de ferramentas que facilitem o aprndizado visualmente. Para quem compartilha da ideia, mas nao tem o dom grafico como eu...pode recorrer a algumas estrategias prontas...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Sempre apelativos os infográficos são uma boa ferramenta para trabalho na sala de aula. Esta lista é extensa e apresenta muito boas sugestões. A explorar.

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Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class.

Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class. | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Teachers nationwide are using games such as Angry Birds and World of Warcraft to teach math, science, writing, teamwork and even compassion.
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Great article and I will definitely be signing up on Educade which I learned about from this article.

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The Role of Parents in Education [Infographic] -

The Role of Parents in Education [Infographic] - | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how important the role of parents in education is. Students enjoy school more and do better at school when a parent is involved.
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Teachers need to actively encourage parental involvement. Good for everyone in so many ways

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Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12 -- THE Journal

Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12 -- THE Journal | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
Open online courses offer the promise of education for everyone, but in K-12, their best application is helping high-achieving students get ahead.

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Meryl van der Merwe's insight:

This will be amazing for students. One size doesn't fit all and this will let the students who need more challenges to get them

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Maria Guillily's curator insight, August 29, 2013 12:40 PM

Integration of MOOCs into high school advanced placement courses?  Hmmm, on one hand it is definitely an exciting development for driving student achievement and on the other making them a requirement may be dubious.  Gauging the difficulty and organization of materials will be of the utmost importance.  Some MOOC providers have started to do this with ratings such as introductory and scholar.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:54 PM

Moocs promote independent learning.  Anything that helps high school students develop their curiosity while introducing them to ways to independently learn is a good thing in my book.

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How To Flip An Online Course - Edudemic

How To Flip An Online Course - Edudemic | Innovative Ways to Teach | Scoop.it
It's not only possible, but actually quite easy to flip an online course. This visual guide will have you started and succeeding in no time.
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Great infographic showing the various aspects to keep in mind when teaching online and adopting a flipped classroom approach at the same time

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