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10 Note Taking Tips for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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January 11, 2014
I am presently reading a book entitled " Orality and Literacy" by Walter Ong in which Ong provides an insightful analysis of the two concepts: oral cultures and literate ( both chirographic, typographic, and later on electronic ) cultures. Ong argues that oral cultures were not able to develop logical and conceptual thought and that their thinking was purely operational and situational.  Without a written language to store and save knowledge , there was no referential data for others to reflect and build on. Even for recollections, oral people drew on the heavy use of rhythmic patterns :

In a primary oral culture, to solve effectively the problem of retaining and retrieving carefully articulated thought, you have to do your thinking in mnemonic patterns, shaped for ready oral recurrence. Your thought must come into being in heavily rhythmic, balanced patterns, in repetitions or antitheses, in alliterations and assonances, in epithetic and other formulary expressions, in standard thematic settings (the assembly, the meal, the duel, the hero’s ‘helper’, and so on), in proverbs which are constantly heard by everyone so that they come to mind readily and which themselves are patterned for retention and ready recall, or in other mnemonic form.

Anyway, I will share with you a review of this book as soon as I finish reading it. However, what I want to draw your attention to today is the power of note taking in consolidating our insights and increasing our retention powers, something which Ong has indirectly alluded to when he talked about the intellectual revolution spurred by the invention of the writing system. The visual below clicks in with some of what Ong talked about. It basically features some very interesting facts about the importance of note taking.

Here are some interesting highlights from it :
Humans forget things easily, and the more time passes the more we forget. Only 10 percent of an audio lecture may last in memory, but students who take and review their notes can recall about 80% of a lecture.University of Washington research suggests that physical writing ( chirographic ) activates regions of the brain that involve thinking, language and working memory.Read on to learn more about the importance of note taking.


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20 hidden features of Gmail - SoftwareVilla News

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Looking to enhance your Gmail productivity? Check out our list of the best 20 hidden features of Gmail now. The list includes how to make a filter.

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Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech

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Don't be the same as everyone else. Use these 7 tips to find the presentation genius in you that your audience wants to see.


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Devon Bate's curator insight, June 27, 10:45 AM

Excellent tips! Especially important is #3 - Contrast is King. You want to engage your audience, read on to find out how!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms

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This afternoon I had a nice Skype conversation with a Stanford student named Nick Hershey who has built a nice search tool called Athenir. Nick has lots of neat things planned to add to Athenir this summer, but for now it is a search tool. When you enter a search term on Athenir you will get results from Yahoo along with a graphic of related search terms. In that regard it reminded me of Google's, now defunct, Wonder Wheel tool.


Applications for Education
Athenir could be useful to students who are struggling to see connections between search terms and or are need of assistance in changing their search terms.
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Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
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Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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"By Emily Liebtag - During our time at PBL World, we discovered 14 tech tools that can help educators enhance project-based learning in their classroom ..."


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PBL에 사용될 수 있는 도구들... 방법들...
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TeachThought: We grow teachers

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by Terry Heick

 

"There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue.

Every student is different. Every single intelligent, forgetful, smiling, moody, enthusiastic, apathetic, reflective, short-sighted little (or big) human being that walks into your classroom on a daily basis has their own story–one full of promise, heart-break, and complexity. And this isn’t hippie nonsense. It’s true, and it matters.

So when we talk about student-centered classrooms, that too is a kind of generalization–more of an approach than a strategy. There can’t be one “student-centered” reading strategy, for example. Maybe a “class-centered,” but if it’s truly “student-centered,” well then you’d have one for each student, yes?

But what is universal? In our collective effort to design learning experiences, schools, curriculum, technology, and all the other bits of education just right, is it possible that we miss some of the more obvious pieces? Pieces that every single student needs?

That can be added to everything–curriculum, frameworks, school design, instructional strategies, and anything else that touches the mind of students?

What does every single student need–absolutely, positively have to have–to succeed inside and outside of the classroom?"

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 28, 8:25 PM

A very well articulated statement...well worth reading and considering.

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Third-Party Keyboards Give Mobile Users More Options

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While the built-in keyboards from Apple, Google and other device makers are much better than they used to be, they are not the only options available.

One of the most surprising third-party keyboard apps for Apple devices comes from Apple’s archrival Google. The new Gboard app works just as any sort of touch-screen keyboard does. It has a clean and simple design that doesn’t distract you as you tap away. It also offers all the usual punctuation and emoji via obvious controls. It even looks good, appearing superficially similar to Apple’s own keyboard.

Gboard, though, has some very nice extras. The space bar doubles as a track pad that lets you scroll the cursor around in text you have already typed.

Also, Google has incorporated search features directly into the keyboard.
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This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”.
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How to see everything Google knows about you

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Last June, Google created a hub called “My Account” where users can easily view the information the company is collecting and change their settings. And this week the company rolled out a new tool called "My Activity" that shows you almost everything you do online related to your Google account. 

Even if you consider yourself a privacy buff, it’s worth taking a look at your settings from time to time to make sure you’re comfortable with what you are sharing.

Here’s how you can view what information Google is tracking and how to make adjustments.
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Amazon Released A New Educational Platform for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Amazon Inspire is a new platform from Amazon Education that would provide teachers and educators with a wide variety of open educational resources. This project is still in beta phase and teachers are required an early access code to use the materials there. Anyone can request access code by filling this form.



Amazon Inspire is like a search engine teachers can use to search for, discover and share digital educational resources. They can filter their searches by subject, standard, grade and resource types. Educational materials shared on Inspire Amazon are created by educators, schools, districts and several invited partners. Teachers can also use this platform to upload their own content and share and review resources to help enrich Amazon Inspire’s library. Watch this video to learn more about Amazon Inspire.
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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

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The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning. The framework is based on

REFLECTION being an integral part of the learning process
the understanding that through technology tools our access to INFORMATION has exponentially expanded as well
our ability to take ACTION beyond affecting people we are able to reach face to face
that technology tools allow us to express and communicate in OTHER FORMS of media beyond words and text
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