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Why and How to Get to Know Your Online Learners

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Know your audience.  Know your client.  Know your learners.  Whether we are talking about presenting to a large group, working with a prospective client, going on a first date, or teaching a new gr...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:48 AM

This is very important. I have had conversations with on-line educators and many indicate they find personal contact, in some form, is essential.

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Open Badge Factory is now open for piloting

Open Badge Factory is now open for piloting | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
January 15, 2014 - Oulu, Finland — Discendum, a Finnish member of the Mozilla Open Badges community, has launched version 1.0 of the Open Badge Factory service.
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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 20, 9:24 AM

Mozilla open badges, what's not to like?

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The Importance of Reading Aloud To Your Students

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One of my favorite times of my day is reading aloud to my students.
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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

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We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 3:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 9:14 AM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 11:27 AM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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Jocelyn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:59 AM

This will help me with preparing students for benchmarks where they will need to learn how to read charts.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:59 PM

Great way for students to know which infographic to choose.  

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:04 AM

Great visual flow chart to assist in determining which infographic is best for the task at hand. 

 

Thanks ks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource. 

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning?

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Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:27 PM

experts and expertise exists beyond the traditional classroom.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:45 AM

Really wonderful info.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:53 PM

Connected learning is 21 century learning and gives shared purpose and creates community.

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Grammar Up

Get Grammar Up on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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21 Ways to Use Comics in The Classroom ~ Educat...

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“"Comics are good learning materials to use in your classroom. The use of comics in instruction has several educational benefits for students, Carol L.”
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The 6 Types Of Connected Students

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“ Today's connected students may be more digitally aware than ever thanks to mobile technology, but this handy infographic shows a number of interesting ways that technology is being used in educational settings.”
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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Futu...

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Innovatieve eLearning curated by Paul Westeneng (The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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What are the most stupidest inventions ever?

What are the most stupidest inventions ever? | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Rameez Ramzan Ali's answer: All time stupidest Inventions

1. Segway
2. New Coke
3. Clippy
4. Agent Orange
5. CueCat
6. Subprime Mortgages
7. Crinoline
8. Nintendo Virtual Boy
9. Farmville
10. Hydrogenated Oils
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The iPad Oath: 10 Rules For iPad Use In The Classroom

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The iPad Oath: 10 Rules For iPad Use In The Classroom If you’re lucky enough to have gone to a 1:1 environment–with iPads–you may have discovered that as easy as the tablets are to use,...
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29 Ways to Stay Creative ~ Educational Technolo...

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“@juandoming: 29 Ways to Stay Creative ~ #Educational #Technology and #MobileLearning | @scoopit http://t.co/UrEL9c5i5f”; #mlearning (#edtech #edchat | 29 Ways to Stay Creative ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/RzqrWGGceq...
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iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket

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» iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket |

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, November 9, 2013 5:30 AM

See Canva https://www.canva.com/ and Thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/learn

Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, January 3, 6:24 AM

great for class closure

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 14, 9:14 PM

Great idea. Five minutes at the end of the lesson to add to your journal - to ask questions, think and reflect on your learning. 

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No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum

No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Many school districts are going through a painstaking process of writing new curricula to meet the Common Core State Standards. One of the biggest changes
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Laurie Heinricher's curator insight, December 29, 2013 4:39 PM

If the Common Core is requiring curriculum over haul, consider this an opportunity to rethink instruction and assessment!

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Changing My Mind on How To Teach Thinking Skills

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In the fifth year of my teaching at Cleveland’s Glenville high school–it was the early 1960s–I had already introduced materials to my classes on what was then called “Negro history” (see here and h...

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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

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Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 4, 10:50 PM

The story of Fishing Village

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 22, 11:02 PM

Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success.  However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.


Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 4:07 AM

not tested yet....

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

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 1:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 8, 2013 9:18 PM

I agree that 

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3 virtual environment platforms that inspire learning

3 virtual environment platforms that inspire learning
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Much has been said about using virtual environments for teaching and training.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:11 AM

VIBE is one of them! 

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Poll: Parent Involvement Key to Child's Education Success [AUDIO] - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

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Poll: Parent Involvement Key to Child's Education Success [AUDIO] New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio “Similar numbers believe that requiring moms, dads and guardians to become more involved in their kids' education would offer the most in improving...
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7 Jobs Made Obsolete By Technology

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“ The 20th century saw a massive loss of jobs in factories as machines replaced humans. The US economy moved to “services” and everyone was happy! Of course service jobs are not going to be replaced by machines are they?”
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Visible Tweets – Twitter Visualisations.

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26 Upcoming EdTech Conferences For The 2013-2014 School Year

26 Upcoming EdTech Conferences For The 2013-2014 School Year | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
As the new school year begins, it’s already time to start mapping our your professional development for the 2013-2014 school year. While the traditional pillars of curriculum, assessment, and instruction get the lion’s share of...
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Mothers of Technology: 10 Women Who Invented and Innovated in Tech

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Meet 10 women whose inventions and innovations have shaped today’s IT. (http://t.co/vKSdAAcp4n жени што се малку подзаборавени)
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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational ...

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Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!
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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:04 PM

free is good- well sometimes...