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Technology-Enhanced Social-Emotional Activities

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Source:  http://www.projecthappiness.org/programs/social-emotional-learning/

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 11, 2013 6:18 AM

This new website from Jackie Gerstein explores technology use in social and emotional learning. Quoting from the site "This website has been designed to describe technology activities that facilitate social emotional learing.The links in the menu lead to descriptions of the individual activities. They can be sued within formal and inforrmal educational setting. Even though the focus of the activities are on building and enhacing social emtional learning, many can be connected with content standards related to language arts, oral communication, media literacy, and ISTE's National Education Standards for Students."

The website is very easy to use. There is a menu that provides a list of 14 activities, including Conflict Management Strategies Posters, Book Trailers, and Teach Tech to Grandparents. Most have samples of projects. Not all are relevant to all ages but she does state that she has used some with both elementary and college students.

 

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Analytics and Student Success Innovations in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2014 - YouTube

Diverse higher education institutions—from community colleges to private four-year colleges to large universities—are beginning to use advanced analytics to inform and power their student-success innovations. Come join this interactive dialogue to learn more about how exemplar institutions are approaching gaining deeper insights about what's working, what's not, and for whom; and deploying analytically fueled apps to the front lines to help more striving students learn well and finish strong.


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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

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Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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'Science' declares breakthroughs of the year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

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Scientists have released their annual list of the biggest breakthroughs for 2014.

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How to Increase Productivity: Best Productivity Apps and Tools ~ Open Colleges

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Productivity can be used as a tool to enhance success in your career and life. But what is productivity? It’s an average measure of the efficiency of something you do, for example the time you take to achieve a task. Experts say that productivity is a crucial factor in the performance of people and organisations – but could technology be something that improves your productivity?

"Let’s see how you might be able to move towards your goals more efficiently by becoming more productive with these useful apps and gadgets for work, at home and while studying."


Jim Lerman's insight: A great collection of productivity tools, from the Australian Open Colleges organization.

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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would mention when asked about the skills they target in their instruction. Critical thinking is also the key to developing other equally crucial thinking habits such as divergent, lateral  and convergent thinking. Critical thinking starts with asking and answering critical questions. By critical questions I mean those questions that enable students to categorize, infer, synthesize, evaluate and apply the knowledge they have accumulated in the past to solve existing problems and learn new information. This is a well thought-out process in which students get to challenge their cognitive capacities and explore novel thinking paths.


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, December 18, 8:08 PM

Charts like these always make great resources to use in the classroom. Laminate a copy and walk around the classroom to ask better questions. Post a large version in the room to have a constant reminder that there are levels to questions. Give each student a copy to help them ask better questions in seminars!

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My 20 most popular posts in 2014 ~ Learning in the Social Workplace

My 20 most popular posts in 2014 ~ Learning in the Social Workplace | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Jane Hart


"Here is a list of my 20 most popular posts in 2014 (as at 21 December) according to comments, and social shares (on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn etc). Thanks to everyone who commented or shared."

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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 20 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
After releasing TED in Ideas a few days ago, TED shared today its selection of the most popular talks of 2014. Some of the talks featured here were also part of an earlier list I created yesterday entitled "Best 5 TED Talks for Educators". TED's list of this year contains 20 talks  covering a variety of topics from overcoming adversity to the latest in technology. Some of the talks I really enjoyed in this list are :

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Year According to Wikipedia Edits

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by Richard Byrne


"Watching Wikipedia: #Edit2014 is an interesting way to take a look back at 2014. The video is a series of screenshots of pages added to and frequently edited on Wikipedia in 2014. Much like looking at Google's video of popular searches, watching Wikipedia: #Edit2014 reminds us of the popular news topics that trended throughout the year.


"After watching the video ask your students how many of these stories they remember. Then have them look at the Wikipedia entries to see what they would add or edit on the pages for the topics appearing in the video."

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Always On "OK Google" Voice Search is Coming To Chromebooks ~ Gizmodo

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by Darren Orf


"You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well.

"On a Google+ post, Beaufort shows off the feature in a few stills and says that OK Google voice summoning is still only available in the Dev Channel, but once Google works out the kinks, it will most likely migrate to beta and onto all of our machines."

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The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — Part Two

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Here’s one more in my series of annual end-of-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,400 of the lists here)."


Jim Lerman's insight:  Ferlazzo shows his royal blood as an emperor of educational hotlists.

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Ed Dept issues competency-based education guidance ~ Education DIVE

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by Roger Riddell


Dive Brief:


"A letter published Friday by the U.S. Department of Education details regulations on direct assessment and competency-based education programs.


"While the department previously addressed such programs in a March 2013 letter, the document published Friday includes a Q&A format attachment answering a number of questions received since then.


"The Q&A mainly details competency-based or direct assessment programs that award credit hours or an equivalent measure of progress."

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Let's talk about Ello, the New Social Network

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Hello, Ello! Get to know the Un-Facebook, a new minimal and ad-free social network.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, December 8, 5:17 AM

Ello offers an ad-free alternative that promises never to sell your information.

Jane Shamcey's curator insight, December 8, 5:51 AM

We care. We share. 

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Worth the read: http://swyy.co/tCYGHg6

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MetaMoJi Note Lite - note taking and PDF annotation app

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http://metamoji.com/en/ios8-update.html

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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 3, 8:45 AM

A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


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Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers | WIRED

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Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code.  That’s a sweeping but practical vision.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 15, 3:11 PM

Interesting article that affirms what "makers" have been saying for a while - the ability to code and create is an essential skill for kids. 

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When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web

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File types are a bit confusing to most people. Do you know when and why it's best to use a .jpeg, .gif, or .png? This infographic demystify the mystery.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 22, 9:14 AM

As my colleague, a graphic designer says, we aren't all graphic designers.  How to "Know Your File Types"  ~  Deb

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

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We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 23, 10:49 AM

Some great technology tips for helping to focus and boost your mind.

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Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 - User Generated Education

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by Jackie Gerstein


"I love end of year “best of” lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  Each touched me in some way to help illuminate the purpose and core of education. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014!"


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready ~ Learning in the Social Workplace

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready ~ Learning in the Social Workplace | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Jane Hart


"I spent the weekend compiling this year’s Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I’ve also done a full analysis of this year’s list, and produced a Best of Breed categorised list, but here are some of the highlights from this year’s list"


Jim Lerman's insight: I always look forward to Hart's annual Top 100 Tools list. It's so interesting to see what's up and what's down, as well as what's new.

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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

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Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use

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Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
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What Students Do (And Don't Do) In Khan Academy ~ Dan Meyer

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by Dan Meyer


"Khan Academy claims alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) but an analysis of their eighth-grade year indicates that alignment is loose. 40% of Khan Academy exercises assessed the acts of calculating and solving whereas the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s assessment of the CCSS emphasized those acts in only 25% of their released items. 74% of Khan Academy’s exercises resulted in the production of either a number or a multiple-choice response, whereas those outputs accounted for only 25% of the SBAC assessment.

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"My dissertation will examine the opportunities students have to learn math online. In order to say something about the current state of the art, I decided to complete Khan Academy’s eighth grade year and ask myself two specific questions about every exercise:"

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 6 Ways To Access @YouTube Videos Even If They're Blocked at School

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The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic

The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Leah Levy


"As a professional writer and a writing specialist, I know that not everyone is as hepped up about words as I am. (What, you mean you don’t want to spend the next five hours chatting about the relationship between a character’s syntax and their familial history? Say it ain’t so!). I know that if I have any hope of maintaining student (and teacher) attention spans, I have to keep it relevant to the here and now.

"My secret: use the news! With all of its of-the-moment relevancy and juicy tidbits, the news is the perfect lens through which to teach the ins and outs of craft – or, probably more accurately, the perfect mask to distract students as I sneak in the real lessons. Let’s take a look at some of the most creative and effective techniques out there today."

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Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

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by Betty Ray


"By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels."

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15 Excellent Apps for Learning Activities in BYOD Classrooms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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