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Digital skills teaching in schools needs radical rethink, says report

Digital skills teaching in schools needs radical rethink, says report | Student Support | Scoop.it
IT skills should be treated as being as important as numeracy and literacy in British schools, says Lord committee
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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED | Student Support | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 15, 9:12 AM

Interesting ideas based on research, the best news is you're not limited by your IQ, there are lots of ways your brain can learn and grow.

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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | Student Support | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad

Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad | Student Support | Scoop.it

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality. Recorded voices are in standard AAC/MP4/M4A format. Voice Record Pro can record directly in MP4 (AAC), MP3 (MPEG) and WAV (PCM) formats plus convert function for all supported formats.


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Demi Andriopoulou's comment, February 18, 5:23 PM
I would like to know if there is such a web tool for android phones.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 1, 11:40 AM

HT Recorder is also a great voice recording app. The difference? HT Recorder is not free.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, March 17, 6:09 AM

I use it all the time in language class. Best app on my iPad. 

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Student Support | Scoop.it
Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking. If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d …

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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 AM

Tenir un journal de sa pratique artistique... une toute bonne idée! 

Mari Rodrigues's curator insight, February 17, 5:59 AM

Um artigo bastante pertinente que nos remete para uma importante reflexão (Writing and keeping journals. A guide for educators and social practitioners)  sobre os benefícios associados à criação de um jornal, independentemente do propósito para o qual seja criado...

 

According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Without reflection, we become locked in a pattern of remembering and communicating information without taking the time to assess whether the information is true, utter garbage, or a valuable missing piece in a puzzle.[...]


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A journal is also a tool for self-discovery, an aid to concentration, a mirror for the soul, a place to generate and capture ideas, a safety valve for the emotions, a training ground for the writer, and a good friend and confidant. (op. cit.)

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 15, 3:28 AM

Une autre façon de créer un portfolio d'apprentissage.

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Use Social Media to Keep Up with Assistive Technology

Use Social Media to Keep Up with Assistive Technology | Student Support | Scoop.it
For assistive technology, where the information changes quickly, social media sites are vitally important. Keep up to date on #ATchat with this list of top influencers and sites to bookmark.
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A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Student Support | Scoop.it

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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 15, 9:57 AM

Typing is the root mechanical skill of using the Internet and thus participating in our world-wide society!  Any apps that make typing fun, yay!  And a bunch, if not all, of them are free with Google Chrome!

nrathnam19's curator insight, February 27, 7:58 AM

Your kids will learn alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week, months of the year and much more. Our educational game shows children the alphabet letters and teach them to recognize letters as they appear. Teach your babies with fun. Your kids will learn alphabet, numbers, animals, fruits, colors, shapes, days of the week, months of the year and much more. Our educational game shows children the alphabet letters and teach them to recognize letters as they appear. As a result, preschoolers kids learn the letters sounds much more faster.
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- real cute animals for kids
- shapes and colors
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- letters and numbers
- teacher apps
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- math puzzle games for kids
- Kids Education App for kids age 10
- Kids Education App for adults
- educational activities free kindergarten
- learning games for kids
- children recognize letters
- phonics education
- baby learn real english words
- help parents teach their kids
- train memory
- improve pronunciation
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Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education 'Story' - KQED (blog)

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education 'Story' - KQED (blog) | Student Support | Scoop.it
Thom Markham sees an opportunity for teachers to tell stories about themselves and their profession to give more voice to what's important to them.
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Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education

Blended Learning (Pt. 1): Changing the Face of Education | Student Support | Scoop.it
A new way of teaching and learning is making its way into some public schools that, if it gains enough traction, could turn the traditional education system on its head. "Blended learning" is not about credits or grades; it's about mastery ...
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What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic | Student Support | Scoop.it

"It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when handing a student a calculator to work through algebraic equations caused many teachers and parents great consternation. It makes you wonder what type of pushback the creators of the abacus faced! In both cases, while the tools students were using may have been more advanced than previous generations’, the goal remained the same – to enhance classroom learning."


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Superkeys Assistive Keyboard app - CALL Scotland Blog

Superkeys Assistive Keyboard app - CALL Scotland Blog | Student Support | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

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Word Map

Word Map | Student Support | Scoop.it
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 11, 5:42 AM

Just type in a word and it will translate and pronounce the word in languages from all over the world.

Suzanne's curator insight, February 12, 8:14 AM

If nothing else, this is fun! Type in any word and see it translated in a great many languages.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 4:32 AM

fantastic!

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Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting | Student Support | Scoop.it

Sketchnoting, in its purest form, is creating a personal visual story as one is listening to a speaker or reading a text. I also believe the interactive notebook, which includes the process of taking "regular" notes" while listening to a speaker and later creating a sketchnote of the text notes, would also be considered sketchnoting. This page will provide links, ideas, tips,and research evidence dealing with the power of sketchnoting. If you are looking for a book on the topic, the seminal work is this book by Mike Rohde.    

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 10, 2:31 PM

Sketchnoting, in its purest form, is creating a personal visual story as one is listening to a speaker or reading a text. I also believe the interactive notebook, which includes the process of taking "regular" notes" while listening to a speaker and later creating a sketchnote of the text notes, would also be considered sketchnoting. This page will provide links, ideas, tips,and research evidence dealing with the power of sketchnoting. If you are looking for a book on the topic, the seminal work is this book by Mike Rohde.    


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sketchnoting


Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 11, 1:33 PM

Es importante saber cómo tomar notas, en este artículo proporcionan muchas ideas de cómo hacerlo.

Michele Sinclair's curator insight, February 11, 3:40 PM

For the doodler within ...

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Creativity 'squeezed out of schools' academics warn - Telegraph

Creativity 'squeezed out of schools' academics warn - Telegraph | Student Support | Scoop.it
An emphasis on STEM subjects means many young people are missing out on opportunities to pursue cultural and creative pathways, according to research
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500+ University Researchers Sign Letter to Congress to Stop Test-Focused ... - DC Inno

500+ University Researchers Sign Letter to Congress to Stop Test-Focused ... - DC Inno | Student Support | Scoop.it
More than 500 researchers and professors in colleges, universities, and other research institutions throughout the United States have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama...

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Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial

Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial | Student Support | Scoop.it
A panel in New Mexico helped open eyes to the many roles already filled by libraries – a reality, panel members said, that many policy-makers sadly are not that familiar with.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 16, 6:46 PM

They are and they will change. What I found out over the last few years I taught was that one thing that cannot be taken out is the human touch. Students love having stories read to them so the flesh-and-blood librarian is essential.

 

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Student Support | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 13, 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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The 5 Best Study Aid Apps for Students | Edudemic

The 5 Best Study Aid Apps for Students | Edudemic | Student Support | Scoop.it
It’s not easy for students to stay on task these days. From Facebook to Instagram and Twitter to instant messaging to pop up, there are so many distractions. Some study aid sites even offer a ‘study break’ where students can take five minutes to check out the latest celebrity news. But it’s never really five minutes, is it? So why not use technology to fight technology? There are some fabulous study aid apps out there designed especially to help students stay on track and stay focused.

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Measure for Success: Maximizing Retention Across the Student Lifecycle

Measure for Success: Maximizing Retention Across the Student Lifecycle | Student Support | Scoop.it
Maximizing retention is critical to the success of any program, and retention activities should start as soon as the student is admitted.

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StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, March 22, 5:46 PM

Highlights the need to understand the reasons why students leave or struggle.

 

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"After establishing the systems and mechanisms for retention tracking and identifying risk factors and critical risk moments, the retention engine requires a commitment to an iterative, continuous improvement for the three elements within the institution’s grasp:

1)     Discover the challenges perceived by students as barriers to persistence

2)     Assess and track those challenges

3)     Engage in a preventative process to anticipate and neutralize the challenges"

 

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EasyBib Tool- An Incredibly Helpful App for Citing Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

EasyBib Tool- An Incredibly Helpful App for Citing Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Student Support | Scoop.it
EasyBib Tools is definitely a must have app for college and research students. With one click you can generate citations for websites and create bibliographies. It is a time saving tool for sure but I would not trust it one hundred per cent, always go through the citations and make sure they are properly formatted.

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50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students

50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students | Student Support | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - There are at least 50 ways new EdTech tools are helping teachers to create new learning environments and experiences for students.

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University staff scared to disclose mental health problems

University staff scared to disclose mental health problems | Student Support | Scoop.it
A survey finds that students and staff are not seeking help for fear of being treated differently
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Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks | Edudemic

Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks | Edudemic | Student Support | Scoop.it

"After reading online reviews and testing the app with my students for several weeks, I can endorse Book Writer as the best eBook creator for iOS. Compared to similar apps, Book Writer offers more multimedia features and is better suited for a large age range."


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Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, Errands - App of the Year!

Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, Errands - App of the Year! | Student Support | Scoop.it
Share lists and collaborate with family and friends

Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to collaborate with everyone in your life.

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Wunderlist allows you to share lists and comments, add reminders and notifications, assign tasks to help organise group work, and print or sync your To-Do lists to many of your devices. So easy-to-use, Wunderlist will make you want to create lists for EVERYTHING in your life, just because you can! 

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Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Student Support | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.