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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 10, 11:45 AM

We've tried Piktochart ourselves and it's a really neat tool for that purpose: intuitive and without much to learn, it takes a limited amount of time to deliver something good enough to share. A good series of lean content tools. 

Debra Pittam's curator insight, November 10, 5:20 PM

Fantastic article

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PDF reducidos de tamaño con SmallPDF online

PDF reducidos de tamaño con SmallPDF online | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

SmallPDF comprime archivos PDF no veas qué bien. Archivos de varios MB los deja en un 10% de su tamaño, a calidad más que razonable. Y además junta varios en un mismo archivo y sabe muchos más trucos con los archivos PDF, Word y Excel.


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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 5:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

niftyjock's curator insight, September 1, 6:24 PM

what's your chunking limit?

Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 2, 10:16 AM
"Beth Dichter's insight:

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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Channelkit

Channelkit | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Organize links, articles, places, books or anything on the web into neat channels for personal or public use.


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Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 2, 3:36 AM

It could be used, for example, to share resources and material for your students.

Sonya Kew's curator insight, July 2, 1:48 PM

Another alternative is always good.  I think people need to find the one that works for them.

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 21, 12:20 AM

collections online, 

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Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace

Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 27, 3:50 AM

Nell'ottica del "blended learning" una buona idea, da verificarne la realizzazione. 

Hairuddin Munip's curator insight, July 4, 8:06 PM

Many great ideas on how you curate info for different purposes - research, reminder, wish list etc

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 9:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 10:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 1:49 PM

Excelente recopilación

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube (37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow http://t.co/UpomdHQdYm via...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 8:11 AM

Another handy list. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 3, 9:16 AM

For my teaching friends. Some you likely know others you may not. Nice list of technology resources for teaching.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 4, 12:25 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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4 Tips for Educators New to the Blended Learning Classroom

4 Tips for Educators New to the Blended Learning Classroom | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Are you a blended learning rookie? No worries! Check out these four quick tips for any educator new to the blended learning field.

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The Flipped Classroom Boosts Grades 5%. Why That's As Big As We Can Expect.

The Flipped Classroom Boosts Grades 5%. Why That's As Big As We Can Expect. | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Classrooms across the nation are adopting a new technology trend known as the “flipped” classroom, where students watch lecture videos as homework and teachers use class-time for discussion.

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DebbOliver's curator insight, September 19, 2013 11:06 PM

This is flippin' incredible!

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125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

by Katie Vander Ark

 

"Last year we published a list of 60+ blended learning articles. With the extensive use of blended learning in classrooms and lots of shared success stories, we doubled that total.  Following are 125 blogs by category.  Point us to stories we missed."


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Antonia Rudenstine's comment, September 8, 2013 7:21 AM
Love the categories they provide. Thanks!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:39 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:05 AM

add your insight...

 
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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

There are practical guides to help facilitate accessibility for a wide audience and a visual map of resources that are hyperlinked to content to aid navigation. Suggestions of how to use this resource are offered as starting points for you to explore the themes, issues, literature and content and there is guidance to help you re-use this content within your own practice.


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delta14's curator insight, March 12, 11:04 PM

Se ofrece una colección de materiales didácticos , así como guías de utilización de libre uso con la característica de que se pueden adecuar al contexto de trabajo.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 13, 9:51 AM

Wonderful Open Textbook.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 13, 8:10 PM

It looks like a great starting place for teaching and learning resources for your educational environment.

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What is Blended Learning? Combining Online & Offline Learning. | Education Elements

What is Blended Learning? Combining Online & Offline Learning. | Education Elements | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the potential of blended learning? Blended learning is modernizing schools & the ways in which students and teachers incorporate technology in the classroom.
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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education's relationship with technology. However, it fits.
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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 3, 2013 5:52 PM

A great resource to ponder and learn from.

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Annotary | Highlight and Annotate Web Pages, Share Notes, Research Smarter

Annotary | Highlight and Annotate Web Pages, Share Notes, Research Smarter | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Annotary is the social bookmarking and annotation platform that lets you catalog and share everything you read online.

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Rhonda White's curator insight, October 30, 4:28 PM

Love the potential here of smarter bookmarking with your highlighted notes!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 3, 7:10 PM

Our intuitive browser extension offers an easy method to bookmark, highlight, and take notes while you research on the web without disturbing your work flow.

Terri Rice's curator insight, November 6, 5:18 PM

This sounds like a great new tool to combine your research and annotated notes I one place. I am jumping on this one fast !

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 4, 3:47 AM

Um? Sideways??

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Still trying to better understand to help implement this "learning trend" http://t.co/HFrKxJfn4m
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content. Collect web resources in one place and share with just one link.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 3, 2:56 AM
Great place to make online lessons
MeeMetICT's curator insight, July 5, 1:31 PM

Aanrader. werkt perfect en snel!

Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 5, 7:01 PM

Mi-am făcut cont aici.

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Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards."


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 28, 12:04 AM

Erinomainen infografiikka sulautuvasta opetuksesta, vertailun vuoksi myös arkaaisesta menetelmästä.

Nicholas Bowskill's curator insight, October 28, 6:06 PM

Links to an interesting set of infographics showing how learning can be made more active. The outcome of doing this has benefits for teachers and students. It is also noted to be an influence on student retention.

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, December 26, 1:36 AM

Very interesting article on 'blended learning'.

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The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics. | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Research collaboration now involves significant online communication. But sending files back and forth between collaborators creates redundancy of effort, causes unnecessary delays and, many times,...

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, April 5, 3:34 AM

Not only for academics…!!!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2:58 AM

Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

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5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online - Edudemic

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online - Edudemic | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:43 AM

Oppituntitallenteidenkin vaikutus oppimiseen on selkeästi positiivinen ja vähentää paljon mm. tukiopetuksen tarvetta oppilaitoksissa.

 

Uudella iClass.UbiCast.tv kanavalla voidaan rikastaa videomateriaalia monella eri tavalla.

 

Kurkista uuteen palveluun tästä osoitteesta http://iclass.ubicast.tv ja tilaa vaikka oppilaitoksellesi testitunnukset allekirjoittaneelta:

 

Yt: Jukka Sormunen

jukka.sormunen@fineict.fi

+358 45 8896805

 

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How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Ready to take the plunge and start using iTunes U in the classroom? It's not as scary as you think - and many aren't yet using the tool!

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Sarah-Jane Davies's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:41 AM

Technology is advancing continously; therefore it makes sense for educational systems to keep up with technology. This should be done because its is predominately the youth who enjoy advancing with technology. Therefore if more education systems use iTunesU students will be able to learn their work efficiently since they will understand it more easily than a dull textbook. If institutions adopt this new tool it will make vast changes in both the teacher's and students's education. This tool is very easy to use and is more convenient than compiling numerous notes and books. The only downside is that iTunesU is an Apple product. Therefore only those with iPads,iPhones or any other Apple products will be able to use iTunesU. Apple products are not necessarily cheap; therefore not all institutions would be able to use this new handy tool.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:02 PM

Author has lots of links and resources to assist you in preparing an iTunes U course. 

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:09 AM

Sarah-Jane Davies's insight:

Technology is advancing continously; therefore it makes sense for educational systems to keep up with technology. This should be done because its is predominately the youth who enjoy advancing with technology. Therefore if more education systems use iTunesU students will be able to learn their work efficiently since they will understand it more easily than a dull textbook. If institutions adopt this new tool it will make vast changes in both the teacher's and students's education. This tool is very easy to use and is more convenient than compiling numerous notes and books. The only downside is that iTunesU is an Apple product. Therefore only those with iPads,iPhones or any other Apple products will be able to use iTunesU. Apple products are not necessarily cheap; therefore not all institutions would be able to use this new handy tool.

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Gingko App - For collaborative writing

Gingko App - For collaborative writing | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Since Gingko is tree-based, one person can work on the overall organization, while a second is writing the main points of a particular section, and a third is taking those points and fleshing them out in a subsection.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:32 PM

Very good app for long documents. You could work in a 3 tree level, allowing you to conect between levels, add links, pics, etc... quite user-friendly.

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's curator insight, February 25, 5:52 AM

Need to try out this tool, looks exciting!

Asif Mehedi's curator insight, June 11, 12:56 PM

Now that I've discovered the wonderful Gingko App, my writing (and pre-writing) is not going to be the same again.

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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

olgadiez's curator insight, March 12, 4:48 PM

Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 11:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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10 Drivers of Blended Learning

10 Drivers of Blended Learning | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
There are at least 10 reasons that make blended learning an unstoppable force.
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