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An exploration of pitfalls & possibilities-- mostly possibilities
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Nielsen: Social Media Report

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From Nielson: "State of the Media: The Social Media Report: Q3 2011"

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Introducing Posterous Spaces

A simple easy way to share he stuff you want with the people you want. Create secure, permanent spaces for sharing with people you choose.

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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...
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Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes

Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes.
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Ed-Tech News of the Week: Hacking the Academy, Opening JSTOR, and Racing to the Top Round 3

Ed-Tech News of the Week:  Hacking the Academy, Opening JSTOR, and Racing to the Top Round 3 | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Labor Day has long been the traditional week for back-to-school, although it seems like most schools started weeks ago. And for many folks — teachers, parents, principals, students — the big school-related news this week was, well, school.
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PLE, Do it Yourself and Education and the assumptions behind

PLE, Do it Yourself and Education and the assumptions behind | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Is learning an individualistic activity under Connectivism? I would argue that it is both an individualistic and social activity that are interconnected since we were born.

What does PLE mean?


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Teacher's iPad Experiment Shows Possibilities for Classroom ...

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An Ohio English teacher decided to test whether iPads were a worthwhile investment for his school district.
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9 New Skills You Need To be a 21st Century Educator | Online Universities | Teaching, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

9 New Skills You Need To be a 21st Century Educator | Online Universities | Teaching, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
No more reading, writing and 'rithmatic with nothing but pencils, paper and a shoe with one hole in it.
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10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Teaching and Learning With Technology | Scoop.it

10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Teaching and Learning With Technology | Scoop.it | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Great resources for enriching your instruction with web-based technologies.
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Pedagogy or assessment – what comes first in PBL?

Pedagogy or assessment – what comes first in PBL? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
So many things to blog about at the moment...transmedia and transliteracy, the Gonski review of school funding...but in the thick of Semester 2 teaching I find myself inexorably drawn back to curri...
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AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy

AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy...
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Navigating Learning via the Creative Process

Navigating Learning via the Creative Process | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"In this blog post I share some of my current thinking about the role the Creative Process plays in shaping authentic, exciting, engaging teaching and learning opportunities in our classrooms and schools."

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Everyday Literacies

Everyday Literacies | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

I've liked earlier editions of this imprtant text & look forward to reading this new one.

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New Study Highlights Importance of Collaborative Inquiry | AllThingsPLC

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New Study Highlights Importance of Collaborative Inquiry 

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George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

George Siemens, at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca Universityhas been running "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs). I talk...
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If we were really serious about educational technology | Dangerously Irrelevant

If we were really serious about educational technology | Dangerously Irrelevant | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If we were really serious about educational technology, we would… show students how to edit their privacy settings and use groups in...
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Hacking the Academy

Hacking the Academy | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The project is the result of one week’s worth of Tweets and blog posts from May of last year. The introduction to the book, written by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt from George Mason University, describes the process of crowdsourcing this sort of academic publication, one that elicited over 330 submissions from 177 authors. The book is freely available online."  ~Audrey Watters,  http://www.hackeducation.com/

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Information Fluency: Common Core Standards

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Life Narratives in Social Media | DMLcentral

Life Narratives in Social Media | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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New Literacies for a New Age

A Fable for Teachers.Written by Margaret Meijers, illustrated by Susan Meijers...
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Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant

Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Earlier this week the New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any...
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Tumblr vs. WordPress: An Honest Comparison Of These Two Blogging Platforms

Tumblr vs. WordPress: An Honest Comparison Of These Two Blogging Platforms | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

From the web site:

"Rececently, two platforms have emerged as the most dominant on the scene, WordPress, a longstanding self-hosted (& hosted variety) CMS platform, and Tumblr, a strictly self-hosted blog platform that mixes in social networking aspects and focuses on shorter posts (tumblog)."

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Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity?

Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"One thing that is common to reformist groups is the emphasis placed upon students working together in authentic project based learning (PBL). As Alan November clearly demonstrates there are many valid humanistic reasons for this. However, as in all approaches, there are dangers inherent in this technique. Done poorly this method can consume vast amounts of time for minimal return. However, when done well the returns can be astounding."

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Clive Thompson on the New Literacy

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," she says. For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions."

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Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series)

Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series) | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Teaching the New Writing (TNW) is collection of practical how-to essays from 16 teacher authors who have attempted to tackle the emerging challenge of teaching writing in the digital age. This 'intersection of technology and writing' is proving to be a challenging task for educators across the country." from an Amazon review by Troy Wilson.

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