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The Flipped Classroom FAQ

The Flipped Classroom FAQ | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

There are many who haven’t heard about the flipped classroom, and many who have heard about it have a particular set of misconceptions about it. I would like to address both groups in this blog post through a FAQ about the flipped classroom.

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Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms | Edudemic

Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms | Edudemic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

There’s a whole new classroom model and it’s a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you’d typically see.
There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future.

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Why School? TED ebook author rethinks education when information is everywhere.

Why School? TED ebook author rethinks education when information is everywhere. | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Schools were built upon the fundamental that teachers and knowledge and information were scarce. That is no longer the reality. Now, as so many more of us gain faster and broader access to the Web, all of those things are suddenly abundant. That means that the traditional role of school, to deliver an education, is quickly becoming less and less relevant. If we continue to see schools as the place where our children go to master a narrow list of content, knowledge and skills that were originally defined almost 150 years ago, we risk putting those kids out into the world with little idea of how to take advantage of the explosion of learning opportunities that now exist.

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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic

Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.

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The Easiest and Quickest Ways Teachers Share Files online for Free

The Easiest and Quickest Ways Teachers Share Files online for Free | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Well if you think file sharing takes much of your time then check out the list of the web tools included below and I am pretty sure you will change your mind .These tools are very easy to use and allows users to instantly share files without any need for sign-up or any software installation. Just ulpoad your file and you will get a generated link to share with others. Yes it is that simple.

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10 Ways To Use Learnist In The Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Learnist In The Classroom | Edudemic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

We’re big fans of the newest educational social network on the block, Learnist. It’s a highly intuitive social network just for learners. If you want to find a new way to understand something, say goodbye to Wikipedia and hello to Learnist, the “Pinterest For Education.”

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The Sad Reality Of Education Technology

The Sad Reality Of Education Technology | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The sad reality is that most schools still believe that they are “teaching with technology” because they have a computer lab where they teach students important skills like word processing and how to create Power Point presentations. This may have been a worthwhile skill to teach 15 years ago, but the fact that we haven’t adapted as technology has is a clear example of how slow schools are to respond to the changing needs of our students.
Today’s technology provides the opportunity for students to access endless amounts of information on any topic taught in our schools. It’s no longer about who has the most information in their heads, it’s about who can find that information the fastest and who can do something with the information that they find. If we truly want to prepare our students for the future they will live in, we need to teach them how to find information and more importantly what to do with the information that they find. The only way to do this is to make the fundamental change from teaching how to use technology to using technology to learn.

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Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom

Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
So you have decided to flip your classroom this year and invert your instruction method hoping to get more student engagement and boost their productivity levels. Well good thing  you are going...
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10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects

10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

I spend a lot of time viewing, collecting & sharing videos. In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media.

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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

A useful list of video sites for educators. I'm sure there are some you weren't aware of!

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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom
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Great Research iPad Apps for Teachers

Great Research iPad Apps for Teachers | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Apps are becoming just as abundant as web 2.0 tools and it does take some time and effort to sift through piles to select what works for us in education .Thankfully, there are many committed educators who can help in this job and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is part of them. We have been posting here a lot about educational apps for different school subjects and academic areas and today we are providing you with a list of some indespensible apps for your iPad.

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A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

As part of their preparation for the new school year teachers try to look for new web resources and materials they can use to help them with their teaching.This is definitely not an easy task for one needs to live online in order to be able to keep up with the new releases and sift through the tsunami of web tools available online. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of articles featuring some of the best free web resources for teachers across different educational spectrum.

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5 Great infographic Creation Tools for Teachers

5 Great infographic Creation Tools for Teachers | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention.

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Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users?

Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users? | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Google released version 1.1 of Google Drive for iOS Monday. Now iPhone and iPad users can edit Google Docs natively on their devices for the first time.
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The Past, Present, And Future Of The iPad In Learning

The Past, Present, And Future Of The iPad In Learning | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The current era of iPad application in education might be considered the “personalized era.” While it will continue to evolve in terms of hardware and software, there is already more than enough there to change the way students learn. It’s no longer about quantity, but rather personalization, and this starts not with technology, but human beings.

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George Siemens' interview on MOOCs and Open Education


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100 Ways To Use iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic

100 Ways To Use iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

There’s likely a new iPad getting unveiled in the very near future. Like, in the next couple of weeks kinda near future. What better time to take a step back and figure out how to actually use these devices in your classroom?

There’s more to the iPad than just apps. Just ask the always incredible Tom Barrett, creator of the below presentation.


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Massive Open Online Course -- A Threat Or Opportunity To Universities? - Forbes

Massive Open Online Course -- A Threat Or Opportunity To Universities? - Forbes | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

In the past year, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has emerged to be a major trend in the education space, witnessed by the rapid takeoff of online universities such as Coursera, Udacity, and EdX. Millions of online learners from all over the world are now studying science, engineering, and humanities subjects delivered by the world’s best professors, without having to pay expensive tuition or having to quit their full-time job. The adoption was so fast that many people started to predict that MOOCs would disrupt the higher education industry from bottom up, similar to what iTunes did to the music industry a few years ago.

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How Twitter Is Helping Students Graduate With Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Twitter Is Helping Students Graduate With Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Studies have shown that students who use Twitter in the classroom achieve a higher GPA by an average of 0.5 points, and professors are now far more likely to allow laptops in the classroom than they are calculators – 98 percent of classrooms now have internet access, and 91 percent of college faculty engage in social media as part of their course work.

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100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom

100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/100-ways-to-use-facebook-in-your-classroom/

 


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The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using

The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Companies and startups alike are jumping feet-first into the edtech world, hoping to connect educators like never before. They’re doing this by creating their very own social networks with functionality that rivals Facebook and Twitter. But it all has an educational twist, making it clear that we’re going to keep seeing more and more organizations vying for the valuable attention of teachers, administrators, and students.
There are two new educational social networks that have basically launched this week. Both have already existed for a few months but they’re essentially now open and easier to use, making them actually viable options for everyone.

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3 Reasons why Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions

3 Reasons why Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Why don’t my students participate in online discussion forums?’ I’ve received numerous comments [questions] like this one, about the lack of student participation in online discussion forums from instructors who appear more puzzled than frustrated. Why don’t students contribute even when their involvement is graded?

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The Myths of Online Learning - Forbes

The Myths of Online Learning - Forbes | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
More than one-third – six million – of all students in higher education took at least one online course in the fall of 2011. Yet despite its growing popularity, online learning continues to be seen in a negative light by politicians, regulators, and some members of the academic community, especially faculty.

There are six commonly heard myths that are often used to denigrate this form of instruction.

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50 Ideas For Using G+ Hangouts In Learning By Category

50 Ideas For Using G+ Hangouts In Learning By Category | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Google+ Hangouts becomes a vehicle for learning, sharing, collaboration, and ideas. Whether you’re an educator discussing learning practices, or a first-grade classroom speaking with an astronaut, Hangouts have seemingly endless possibilities. These are our 50 favorite ways for schools to use Google Plus Hangouts.


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