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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies lesson plans for Years 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies lesson plans for Years 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 Australian Curriculum Lessons | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time (EdSurge News)

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time (EdSurge News) | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool

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New Generation Learning Spaces Project - Stage 1 Findings

New Generation Learning Spaces Project - Stage 1 Findings | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy -

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A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.

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CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review

CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
“The essence of flipped learning is not its methodology, Education Consultant Jon Bergmann told Convene, but a question that's relevant to teachers and meeting planners everywhere: “What is the best use of face-to-face time?”
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DLN! Releases White Paper on How Blended Learning Can Improve the Teaching Profession | Digital Learning Now


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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.


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Africa: OERs and MOOCs - Old Wine in New Skins?

Africa: OERs and MOOCs - Old Wine in New Skins? | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

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5 Tactical Questions Higher Ed Administrators Should Be Asking About MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

5 Tactical Questions Higher Ed Administrators Should Be Asking About MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Given how new MOOCs are, it’s impossible to say what their impact will be, but one thing higher ed administrators can do right now is to focus on their mission and ask if MOOCs are a tactic to help them achieve their strategic position.

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Descartes Was Not A Neuroscientist « The Dish

Descartes Was Not A Neuroscientist « The Dish | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
How valuable is the latest neuroscience research? RT @dishfeed: Descartes Was Not A Neuroscientist http://t.co/Tc0zgcPDhJ
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Mapping the brain: 3D atlas aims to unlock the secrets of the mind

Mapping the brain: 3D atlas aims to unlock the secrets of the mind | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
The atlas will give scientists unprecedented insights into brain structures that underlie cognition, language, ageing and disease
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads

9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads

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Not the same roles  as my PhD found, but interesting

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Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
When most people find out that they are in line to create a new physical or virtual environment for their school, few have really driven deep into what the research says, and how it might pan out in practice.

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Raspberry Pi case made from an old audio cassette - Geek

Raspberry Pi case made from an old audio cassette - Geek | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
“GeekRaspberry Pi case made from an old audio cassetteGeekThe tiny Raspberry Pi is small enough to cram into all kinds of housing, including plenty of repurposed ones.”
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Framework for 21st Century Learning | E-Learnin...

Framework for 21st Century Learning | E-Learnin... | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
“The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support...”
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“Education is broken, somebody should do something” #altc2013 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE

“Education is broken, somebody should do something” #altc2013 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
  via Pew Internet Overview A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and high school students finds that digital technologies are impacting student writing in myriad ways and there ar...

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, September 17, 2013 9:42 PM

Some 78% of the 2,462 advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project say digital tools such as the internet, social media, and cell phones “encourage student creativity and personal expression.” In addition:

96% agree digital technologies “allow students to share their work with a wider and more varied audience”79% agree that these tools “encourage greater collaboration among students”
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Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times

Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Ask questions in class, get a good grade, conventional wisdom goes. Now Stanford...

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Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:26 PM

Análisis sobre la participación en los foros MOCCs. 

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:17 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline as it was in the material economy.

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:18 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline like it was in the material economy.

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MOOOCS – Massive Opportunities to Overcome Organisational Catastrophes, by Gilly Salmon

MOOOCS – Massive Opportunities to Overcome Organisational Catastrophes, by Gilly Salmon | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Professor Gilly Salmon is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne , Australia. Previously, she was the Executive Director and Professor (Lea...

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Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:44 PM
lots of great common sense in this
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How To Create Effective Posts On The 4 Main Social Sites [Infographic]

How To Create Effective Posts On The 4 Main Social Sites [Infographic] | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
It can be tough knowing what works on which social site. This infographic lays it out nicely. It will show you how to create effective posts on each site.

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The Great Rebranding of MOOCs

The Great Rebranding of MOOCs | Learning Sciences | Scoop.it

These arguments miss the point of the MOOC, and that point is, precisely, to make education available to people who cannot afford pay the cost to travel to and attend these small in-person events. Having one instructor for 20-50 people is expensive, and most of the world cannot afford that cost. That's *why* the institutions - from which the attendees of this conference were uniquely selected - charge thousands of dollars of tuition every year.


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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:07 PM

"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

Helena Capela's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:42 AM

The  adoption of Moocs by institutions and what they were created for

Robert Farrow's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:10 AM

"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

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Abstract - Journal of Neuroscience

2Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida 33477. Author contributions: E.M.G. and C.A.M. designed research; E.M.G. and E.J.Y. performed research; E.M.G., G.R., and C.A.M.
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