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Are Schools on the Verge of a Mobile-Phone Revolution? - Education - GOOD

Are Schools on the Verge of a Mobile-Phone Revolution? - Education - GOOD | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Smart phones are powerful computers in the hands of almost all of our college students - why are we not harnessing their potential in the formal learning environment?

Harvard professor Chris Dede, who's done extensive research on the issue, says that,
“We know from generations of work that devices are catalysts"—which means that while the mobile phones themselves aren't going to make kids learn. When teachers receive professional development on how to use mobile phones to enhance their regular lessons and combine that with, "changes in content, new forms of assessment, and linking people together," we'll start to see more adoption.
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Socrative | Web based student response system and GREAT real time assessment tool!

Socrative | Web based student response system and GREAT real time assessment tool! | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of learning exercises via smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Get a quick pulse-check at the end of the class by asking a few questions to gauge your students understanding of today's concepts - real time data! Or use it during class to engage students in quizzes, MQCs, games and lots more.
Teacher goes to t.socrative.com on any browser and creates a room identified by a numeral. Student goes to m.socrative.com and enters a "virtual room" number to log into class session and respond to the activity designed by teacher. Really a very useful tool for immediate assessment of student understanding!
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What are some ways schools can use technology to get students more excited about learning? PURPOSE!

What are some ways schools can use technology to get students more excited about learning? PURPOSE! | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"I don’t think technology alone can get students to be “more excited” about learning. In fact, I would argue that using technology in school without a purpose does everyone involved in education an disservice."

Technology is a tool to support the achievement of a particular learning outcome! Finding the tool that best achieves the purpose of the learning activity is a point well made by the author of this blog. I would add that tapping into the students' PLNs so that they apply those tech skills in the formal learning environment is even more purposeful if the learning activities are assessed and thus tech skills embedded into the curriculum.
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Pearltrees - a Social Curation Community

Pearltrees - a Social Curation Community | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Pearltree is a curation of web pages - organise and share stuff you like. Simliar to Scoopit but is visualised differently. The one I have selected here, offers a wealth of resources and is worth exploring.
Curation is an interesting alternative to blogging and would be a useful skill for students to develop as it promotes 'short writes' on interesting topics.
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3 Keys for a Successful E-Portfolio Implementation -- THE Journal

E-portfolios can be used to do more than just demonstrate student progress toward standards - they can be used as a truly valuable teaching and learning initiative and alternative assessment tool. Three key elements for successful e-portfolio implementation are shared here.
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BYOT: Bring your own technology - How students learn 140 characters at a time!

BYOT: Bring your own technology - How students learn 140 characters at a time! | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out the video on this blog! CNN reports how a teacher incorporates twitter into the classroom...actual scenes from the classroom showing how students are engaged in applying the skills from their own PLNs into the formal classroom learning environment! Very cool to see twitter in the classroom so beautifully in support of learning!
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40 Ultimate Useful Mind Mapping Tools | Dzinepress

40 Ultimate Useful Mind Mapping Tools | Dzinepress | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Mind maps are used to generate, visualize and structure thinking around a central idea. They are most useful to aid a student's study and for teachers to develop a concept or argument map.
While mindmaps are certainly not new to learning environments, these 40 mindmapping tools may offer something new for both students and teachers. Check them out and find one that best suites you.
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5 apps to improve productivity and collaboration

5 apps to improve productivity and collaboration | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New apps and devices are being created almost daily to help us improve our productivity and collaboration. Here 5 new apps are explored: Coolendar, Let's Crate, MyDataNest, GroupZap and Twilert.
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Course: Creating Student e-Portfolios with Google Sites

Course: Creating Student e-Portfolios with Google Sites | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This course was developed to help teachers implement student e-Portfolios with their students by using Google Sites and Google Apps for Education.
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Most Important Skills for 21st-Century Students

Most Important Skills for 21st-Century Students | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
So how do the learning activities you plan for your students develop/apply these skills? What are you doing as a facilitator of learning to develop these skills in your students through your subject teaching?The full report can be downloaded from top right hand corner of the site http://www.theatlantic.com/21stCenturyEducation/archive/2011/06/most-important-skills-for-21st-century-students/239900/
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TodaysMeet - great back channel tool for the classroom!

TodaysMeet - great back channel tool for the classroom! | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
TodaysMeet is great for use in class for student ideas, group feedback and collaboration. To learn how to use it in class go check out Russell Stannard's site http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/todaysMeet/index.html
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We hebben natuurlijk allemaal Whatsapp, maar je wilt ook weer niet de hele tijd gestoord worden tijdens je les of presentatie. Met todaysmeet kun je een chatroom aanmaken, waarin je kunt communiceren. Handig om tijdens een presentatie te gebruiken om vragen te ontvangen, welke je eventueel later kunt beantwoorden.

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Findings | College students and technology

Findings | College students and technology | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Pew Internet & American Life Project share their findings in this report. When it comes to general internet access, young adults (18-24 year olds) of all stripes are much more likely than the general population to go online. Interesting data shared on a range of devices and modes of connectivity.
Now how are college teachers extending their students' PLNs into the formal learning environment?
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Google+: An infographic to ease your privacy-concerned mind | ZDNet

Google+: An infographic to ease your privacy-concerned mind | ZDNet | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Worried about Google+ and privacy?The Super Group Network serves up a fresh plate of privacy in the form of an infographic explaining some of the features that will help you understand your options.
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Infographic: How Teachers Think Technology Works Best in the Classroom -... - StumbleUpon

Infographic: How Teachers Think Technology Works Best in the Classroom -... - StumbleUpon | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"Today's students are technologically savvy and spend hours a day online. Why are we still trying to teach them with textbooks when we have a wealth of digital options?
These are teachers’ responses after being asked to gauge the effectiveness of various forms of education materials."
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Rapid e-Learning Checklist: What You Need to Know | Snap by Lectora

Rapid e-Learning Checklist: What You Need to Know | Snap by Lectora | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Key points for developing material with rapid e-Learning software.
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Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily | Design World Vision

Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily | Design World Vision | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
For those who think that designers only create infographics, this blog featuring some best free infographics tools that will allow anyone to create infographics without any prior knowledge.
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21st-Century Classroom Report: Preparing Students for the Future or the Past?

21st-Century Classroom Report: Preparing Students for the Future or the Past? | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The 21st-century classroom is about using technology to engage and empower students and teachers. In 2010, CDW-G launched the first 21st-Century Classroom Report to understand:
The role of technology in high school education, how schools are meeting students' tech needs, and opportunities to improve classroom technology.
In 2011, the research continues to offer educational leaders the opportunity to hear directly from their students, faculty and IT professionals on how to create and sustain an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in today’s classroom and on tomorrow's college campus.
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Building Open Learning Environments with OpenSocial | Learning Frontiers

Building Open Learning Environments with OpenSocial | Learning Frontiers | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"The project ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments) aims to support learners in assembling tools and resources in their own learning environment. This is needed in informal and lifelong learning, but can also be used in formal learning settings. To achieve this, an infrastructure is developed by ROLE which can be used by developers of tools and learning environments. Components of this infrastructure are an extension of OpenSocial and an online store for tools and assembled bundles of tools and resources."
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Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock

Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Kathy Schrock provides links to iPad applications that target the various levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Each app image is clickable, and you will be taken to the iTunes Store to learn more about each one.
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7 Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About

7 Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual field trips are becoming more and more popular for several reasons: they're free, they don't take a lot of time to set up, no applications or paperwork to fill out, every student in the class can go, students love them because they're fun and teachers love them because they get students involved and engaged. This site offers 7 of THE BEST free online virtual field trips. Take a look...
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EdTech Toolbox

EdTech Toolbox | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This blog offers a rich collection of some of the best technology resources for interactive teaching and learning.
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Collaborative learning content, curation, collaborative search with Searcheeze.com

Collaborative learning content, curation, collaborative search with Searcheeze.com | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Thanks to Searcheeze, students can research in group, collect content, quotes and references from the web, no matter when or where they are, in real time! Real time collaborative search and collaborative learning with classmates.
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280 Slides - Create & Share media-rich Presentations Online

280 Slides - Create & Share media-rich Presentations Online | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a really cool web-based presentation tool which enables you to create media-rich presentations in which videos, images and audio can be embedded alongside key text. (An excellent alternative for those who use PowerPoint often.) You can deliver the presentation online, embed them into websites and blogs, download them onto your computer, email the presentation to viewers or publish it to SlideShare. Offers opportunity for teachers to bring dynamic visual stimuli into the college classroom to act as a catalyst for student discussions.
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8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try | Emerging Education Technology | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A mix of web apps that can help teachers make presentations that are fun, eye catching, and engaging (great for students too)! These include SlideShare, Voki, ZohoShow, VuVox, OneTrueMedia, Prezi, Glogster and FotoBabble.

There are other web based presentation tools out there too from 280Slides and Adobe Education Exchange.

Which of these have you tried or got your students to use?
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Teacher Experience Exchange - VIDEO: 5 free brainstorming tools

Teacher Experience Exchange - VIDEO: 5 free brainstorming tools | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A video tour of 5 free online mindmapping sites - bubbl.us, mindomo, WiseMapping, mindmeister and mind42.com..
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