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List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners

List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Does your learners prefer acquiring and processing information via images, pictures, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, and other visual aids? Since they are visual learners have you though of using infographics at your course?
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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 6:28 AM

Interesting new takes to consider.

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, July 9, 2:34 AM

A variety of skills are needed to become a well-rounded individual. This supposes learning approaches tailored to facilitate acquisition of these skills.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, September 1, 4:03 AM

We need to be considering multi-pedagogical learning as a consequence of integrating technology with learning.

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
One trend we are going to see in education that hasn't received much discussion yet is the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. This

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 20, 7:16 PM

Today many of our students are consumers, yet Common Core would like them to be more creative. What can we do as teachers to help our students become more creative? 

This post begins with an exploration of research that has taken place in this area. Below is one quote from the post.

“Understanding, identifying, and nurturing the creative potential is relevant in education if we want students able to solve academic and personal problems and challenges, to find innovative solutions and alternatives, and to have better tools and resources for success in a fast-changing world...”
The post provides 15 suggestions that you might want to incorporate into your classroom. Three are below. Click through to the post to find all fifteen plus additional information.

* Begin and end each class period with a creation. 

* Require students to create products for other students.

* Welcome mistakes

Lisa Norris's curator insight, September 21, 5:26 PM

Love this one!

Affirmation-the inquiry process (which includes creativity and so many other HOT skills) is so important even for our youngest learners.  It's so important they work through the process and create something to show their learning at the end!  It may be a challenge, but the risk is worth it!

 

Let's not forget...Creativity=important leadership quality!

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The What If Method presented by Motivate Design

Why "what if"...? The What If Method tackles the challenge of engaging a disruptive mindset when it comes to design thinking and crafting user experiences.


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Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning

Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
September, 2014
Teaching to early learners means teaching fundamentals in a supportive and engaging way. It is no surprise that many learning tools for young students include some element of...

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 23, 10:34 AM

Check it out - - it's free!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 23, 4:54 PM

Thx Beth Dichter! Sounds Like fun

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 26, 10:30 AM

Thx Beth Dichter! 

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4 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT UX DESIGN AND ONE HARD-TO-IGNORE TRUTH

How to use UX design strategically to deliver new values driven by core business metrics. (#UXDesign = Design Thinking? Not really!

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Jane Hart

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Jane Hart | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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 aBest of Breed categorised list, but here are some of the highlights from this year’s list.

 

The list was compiled from 1,038 votes from learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide


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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 23, 8:18 PM

Fascinating and yet alarming. We learn best by doing. All technologies, great as they are, are learning aids that's all they are

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 27, 5:49 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Well Connected Mom's curator insight, Today, 10:29 AM

This is a great list for anyone...in addition to teachers.  Some great ways to spice up dull presentations.

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 8:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 12:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 6:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.

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Late Bloomers - Late In Life Success

Late Bloomers - Late In Life Success | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
This visual shows late bloomers, people who achieves proficiency in some skill later than a person is normally expected to
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10 Fresh and Free E-Learning Templates for Articulate Storyline - E-Learning Heroes

10 Fresh and Free E-Learning Templates for Articulate Storyline - E-Learning Heroes | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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What the CEO saw

What the CEO saw | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
For more than a decade, the IBM CEO Study program has facilitated interviews of executives across industries, and around the world. Over eleven years, almost 6,500 CEOs and government leaders, have

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Top 10 Tips To Create a Corporate Learning Community of Practice

Top 10 Tips To Create a Corporate Learning Community of Practice | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
How To Build A Corporate Learning Community Of Practice. Check the Top 10 Tips To Create a Corporate Learning Community of Practice.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 20, 9:22 AM

What is described in this article are teams. That is OK in the right setting and context. Communities form organically. They are quite messy as opposed to teams which have a more rigid, linear structure. It does not mean teams are not messy, but the are different than communities. This applies in School where the more accurate term for professional learning communities would be professional learning teams. Even this falls short of what I experienced in School.

 

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Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 22, 12:13 AM

SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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PDF Files: 10 Most-Wanted Tips | Hongkiat.com

PDF Files: 10 Most-Wanted Tips | Hongkiat.com | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

But what if you want to know more beyond the printing and simple reading of PDFs? What about if you need to convert it into a different file format or maybe even compress it to make sharing a breeze? In this post, we’ll go over 10 things you probably didn’t know you could do with PDFs.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 21, 4:18 AM

These are clear and quick resource references that will help you with PDF files. 

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 21, 4:51 AM

Recomiendo especialmente leer este articulo. Tiene muchas recomendaciones que la mayoria de usuarios de documentos pdf no aplica en su dia a dia.

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8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches being used in 2014 | Emerging Ed

8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches being used in 2014 | Emerging Ed | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
The Future of Technology Integration in Instruction Lies in Engaging and Empowering Teaching Methods Like These. As we head into this new year I'm excited

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 21, 3:39 AM

This article reviews the top preforming teaching approaches with integrated technology being used in the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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A nifty flow chart on Image Usage Rights

A nifty flow chart on Image Usage Rights | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Creative Commons? Commercial? How do Image Uasge Rights even work?

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Consultants-E's curator insight, September 22, 5:00 AM

A very useful flowchart for image copyright.

Teri Warner's curator insight, September 22, 8:10 AM

Helpful for those pictures you find on the Internet.

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5 Tools for Helping Students Find Creative Commons Images - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 Tools for Helping Students Find Creative Commons Images - FRACTUS LEARNING | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
To help navigate the often confusing space that is digital copyright, here are five tools that we recommend to help students find Creative Commons images.

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, September 23, 8:01 AM

Provides great tools/sites to recommend and show to staff and students.

Olga Boldina's curator insight, September 24, 7:36 AM

добавить свой понимание ...

Ann Ewel's curator insight, September 24, 4:04 PM

Great resource -- this list will help out our students. We need to keep encouraging our students to use material with the Creative Commons license. 

 

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The current ecosystem of LMS in higher education


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Digital Business Technologies Dominate Gartner 2014 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle

Digital Business Technologies Dominate Gartner 2014 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
By Hung LeHong and Jackie Fenn Gartner, Inc.

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9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses

9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
These 9 time saving tips focus on pre-building your courses slides. Instead of creating them from scratch, create them ahead of time and insert when needed.

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Cannes Lions TV Meets: Yves Behar and Scott Belsky - YouTube

Yves Behar, the Founder and CEO at fuseproject, and Scott Belsky, Vice-President of Products-Community at Adobe, spoke to Cannes Lions TV about why its an ex...
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Resource Roundup: The Pencil Metaphor - The Point, Labor, And Fun

Resource Roundup: The Pencil Metaphor - The Point, Labor, And Fun | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

For most educators, back-to-school decorations still include the proverbial apple, school bus, writing strips, and black and white composition notebooks. We definitely need a revamp in the bulletin board market to bring it into this century. We’ve yet to see tablets to add to the decor. That said, one of the most useful, iconic, and versatile images in education is the pencil.

 


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How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon

How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wished you knew how to easily add questions into a video to create lesson content or to help ensure that students are engaging with video content? Well, you can, for free!"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 19, 6:36 PM

Here is a quick tutorial to teach you how to insert questions into eduCanon. You will need to have a video in mind.
Some additional feature in eduCanon:

* You can crop videos

* You can group videos together for lessons

* You can monitor student progress

"Watch the rest of 3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tutorials on this web page, or by opening this YouTube Playlist."

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 19, 11:17 PM
Instead of putting on a video and relaxing, why not put in a quiz or some questions.......
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 11:37 AM

I like the idea of being able to insert questions and comments into videos that will be used with students, either large group or individual. It provides for formative quick checks to ensure students are on track and can generate discussions amongst groups or with the whole class. I also think that, giving students this option, they could create reactions by asking questions and direct their own learning through adding questions or comments to what they are viewing. 

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10 reasons to download this free Illustrator alternative today

10 reasons to download this free Illustrator alternative today | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Click on the image to see a larger version Not keen on the Creative Cloud subscription model? Looking for a vector editing tool you only have to pay for once? Then we have some good news for you.

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Frédéric DEBAILLEUL's curator insight, August 19, 7:09 AM

A essayer de toute urgence... Cet Illustrator Like est une véritable tuerie...

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 20, 12:56 AM

Ik ben benieuwd, ik heb al met diverse mensen een weddenschap lopen over de ondergang van Adobe. Dit ziet er uit als een serieuze bedreiging voor Adobe Illustrator!

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Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller

Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

"Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia. 

And it's not just our ancestors who harnessed the power of stories, either. Stories still work to reach people, which is why we see businesses turning to the power of storytelling in branding efforts, marketing campaigns, corporate strategies, and even eLearning courses and business presentations."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 23, 9:52 AM

Everybody likes a good story.

niftyjock's curator insight, August 24, 3:16 PM

Once upon a time... Narratives are a great way to get information across. 

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 25, 5:00 PM

Do you work with older students? Then you will enjoy this article about storytelling in learning. Great for introducing studnets to the need to structure online presentations as well as traditional, writing tasks.


Reading a good online presentation (from TED maybe) and then asking students to map the presentation to the story outline in this article will reinforce this learning for them.


Let me know if you give this a go - I've done similar activities with videos and story structures in primary schools and the students loved investigating the hidden structure!