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Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool

Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it

Online collaboration has become very popular in both education and business. We now have the ability to easily and freely share all file types using different cloud based platforms. People working collectively on a project or assignment no longer need to be in the same room or even in the same country for that matter.

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Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Simulation-based learning allows us to play in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world. In virtual simulations, we can explore and create with much lower stakes than we would encounter in the real world. Questions of “What if?” flourish in a virtual simulation as we create and experience new possibilities with increasing realism. With smartphones making access to virtual reality easier and easier, virtual simulations can now become part of place-based learning in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 13, 1:46 AM

Really nice case study type article. Looks like a great project.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 8:57 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.

Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it is solution focused and action-oriented towards creating a preferred future. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning – exploring the possibilities of what could be. This train of thought creates desired outcomes benefiting the end user.

When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation the success rate for innovation dramatically improves.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:09 PM
Clay Shirky's ideas in application here. Teachers are designers of learning experiences.
Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:43 PM
So important to allow ideation and creativity to permeate the learning process. So import to have this design thinking process which inherently connects the designer much more closely with the work and task being undertaken. 
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Production Phase: Intention Map DEEPdt Design Thinking

Production Phase: Intention Map DEEPdt Design Thinking | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
INTENTION MAP Identify Three Key Pieces of Empathy Evidence that Helped You to Meet Your Users’ Needs Empathy Evidence (Survey/ Interview Data screenshot, pic, or text) Design Feature (pic, vid or description) How did your empathy evidence inform your design feature and help you meet you

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(Empathic Design) Design Thinking: The Need for Empathy

(Empathic Design) Design Thinking: The Need for Empathy | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it

The figure below indicates that in order to achieve the user-centered design in a product, three main components should be considered in the process; feasibility (business), viability (technology) and desirability (user). While the design thinking process can help designers to focus on the users’ problems, it takes more than the just number of research methods to understand the user needs, it requires so-called empathy.

 

Empathic design is an approach that aims to go beyond the numbers and understand the people’s problem by putting our ourselves in their shoes, learn more about their lives, what they love and hate, and how their lives can be improved through design. The empathic design focuses more on the emotional experience that the users have when facing a specific problem.

 

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Lost Among the Realities: A Guide to #Virtual, #Augmented, and Mixed #Reality 

Lost Among the Realities: A Guide to #Virtual, #Augmented, and Mixed #Reality  | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Immersive or augmented experiences are innovative tools that could transform eLearning. This guide explains virtual,
augmented, and mixed realities.

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Transforming Learning with the Seesaw App

Transforming Learning with the Seesaw App | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it

"Many people who use iPads and Chromebooks in the classroom know about the app Seesaw. It can be used primarily as an LMS (Learning Management System), but many of its features allow alignment with the Transformation spectrum of the SAMR Model.


Students using Seesaw can:


*Take pictures and video
*Annotate documents with drawings or voice
*Record actions and voice on a whiteboard
*Ask teachers to publish work on a class blog


Lets look at the SAMR Model and these Seesaw features together:"


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Create, Mash, and Inspire | Kdan Mobile

Create, Mash, and Inspire | Kdan Mobile | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
AniZone is a free social media platform that welcomes animators of all levels. Participate to post your work, give feedback, and learn from peers so you can showcase your talent to the world!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 4, 2016 12:03 AM

Looks like a great versatile tool for creating content.

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Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories: Which Is Best for Your Content : Social Media Examiner

Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories: Which Is Best for Your Content : Social Media Examiner | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Which is best for you: Snapchat Stories or Instagram Stories? Discover the differences and capabilities to decide where to invest your marketing time.
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Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education

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Game-Based Learning: Unlocking Engagement and Inquiry in STEM Curriculum

Presented by Lisa Carmona We all know STEM education is important for equipping students with transferable 21st century skills, but did you ever think tha
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6 WAYS TO DELIVER MORE ENGAGING TRAINING

6 WAYS TO DELIVER MORE ENGAGING TRAINING | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Does your learning management system leave your employees dazed and confused? Are you struggling to capture the attention of your global employee base? Would you like your training to be more interactive and engaging?
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How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses

How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Having trouble engaging your learners? Stories can improve your eLearning courses, not only making then more instructionally effective but also more engaging.

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Free [EBOOK] The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions (Series in Affective Science)

more info http://clandrakes.com/0195089448 The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions (Series in Affective Science) MIT Media Lab: Affective Computin
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Theories of learning – epistemology of #connectivism - by Stephen Downes

Presentation of major branches of epistemology, placing connectivism into this content, and then describing learning theories in this framework. This becomes a…

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Jess Chalmers's curator insight, November 8, 2016 6:35 AM

From Stephen Downe's site -Theories of learning – epistemology of connectivism

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Behaviorisme vs. Cognitivisme vs. Connectivisme
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Design Thinking: Empathy Maps 

Design Thinking: Empathy Maps  | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Empathy Maps help to rapidly put your team in the user’s shoes and align on pains and gains — whether at the beginning of a project or mid-stream when you need to re-focus on your user.

 

Empathy Map is a tool that helps designers empathize with the people for which they are designing a solution.

 

With empathetic mapping the designer/developer put themselves in the position of the user. Empathy Maps can also be used to test a prototype design or in activities such as role playing to help better understand the needs of the user.

 

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(Empathic Design) Stage 1 in the Design Thinking Process: Empathise with Your Users

(Empathic Design) Stage 1 in the Design Thinking Process: Empathise with Your Users | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Developing Empathy towards People
The first stage (or mode) of the d.school’s Design Thinking process involves developing a sense of empathy towards the people you are designing for, to gain insights into what they need, what they want, how they behave, feel, and think, and why they demonstrate such behaviours, feelings, and thoughts when interacting with products in a real-world setting.

 

To gain empathy towards people, design thinkers often observe them in their natural environmentpassively, or engage with them in interviews....

 

The following are some methods from d.school Bootcamp Bootleg that will allow you to gain empathy towards your users.

Assuming a Beginner’s Mindset....Ask What? How? Why?...Photographing or recording target users, like other empathising methods, can help you uncover needs that people have which they may or may not be aware of....Personal Photo and Video Journals... Engaging with Extreme UsersAnalogous EmpathyBodystorming
 

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10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
John Spencer, a great friend and amazing thinker, has a course on “Design Thinking for Teachers”, that is happening now.  I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped m…

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Books for a Makerspace - TinkeringChild

Books for a Makerspace - TinkeringChild | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Throughout this blog I have referred to many books which give ideas on how to incorporate a Makerspace within a school environment. I thought it was about time to update and suggest old and new titles which have some great ideas and reasons why ‘making’ is so important for our children.

Megan and I used Gary Stagers & Sylvia Martinez book ‘Invent to Learn’ as our bible as we started our journey. This link will take you to a number of books and resources Megan and I have used.

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Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators

Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the current education systems still depend on the some core education pedagogy since decades. Although there is a sustaining innovation in some education systems, these future challenges seek a disruptive innovative that can contribute to building a generation programmed to solve problems rather than dealing with them.

When investigating the different routes to achieve this goal, one route seems to be appealing, as it aims to change how we thinking, which aligns with Albert Einstein’s quote: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This route is based on design thinking, a methodology that aims to solve problems with a creative approach while putting the user in the center of the process to achieve a user-centered approach. Design thinking processes are not only applied to design business but extend to become a method that can be applied in daily life situation in order to solve our everyday problems or make our lives easier through innovation and creativity.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, September 15, 2016 6:23 AM
Likely a fundamental building block approach to knowledge development we should adopt as professionals.
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NowComment.com

NowComment.com | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it

NowComment makes it easy to have rich, engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large (or small) your class or collaboration group.
 NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 16, 2016 1:11 AM

A great tool for creating online discussion around documents.

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FULLY 3D PRINTED COMPLETE SKATEBOARD | YOU MAKE IT WE SKATE IT EP 43

Huge thanks to SD3D for sending us this amazing fully 3D printed complete skateboard! Check out their website at http://www.sd3d.com and their other socia
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Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments E-Book

Read your free e-book: http://appgame.space/mebk/50/en/B00F77H9IM/book Online social media have transformed the face of human interaction in the 21s
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Here’s What You Get When You Design a Chair With Algorithms

Here’s What You Get When You Design a Chair With Algorithms | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
The Elbo chair is the culmination of a collaboration between human and machine.
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How to turn your classroom into a hotbed of creativity and innovation

How to turn your classroom into a hotbed of creativity and innovation | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
Classrooms do not promote nearly enough creativity and innovation. Here's how they can start.

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Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning

Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning | Learning Molecules | Scoop.it
What's the Difference Between eLearning and mLearning? Here, we list down four of the main differences between both.

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