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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Wrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, use whiteboard, develop apps

 

Right Answers: raise awareness, start conversations, find answers (to THEIR questions), join partners, change minds, make a difference, take action, drive change

 

Technology is a TOOL, NOT an outcome


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Oscar Melendez's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:39 PM

On incorporating technology in the classroom

Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:55 AM

This post was short but to the point.  Technology should be one of the subjects kids learn in school, it should be used to help kids develop ideas.  Teachers should use technology to keep lessons interesting so kids don't fall asleep or become uninteresting.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:08 PM

Good to think about...

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Creating a Timer Bar on PowerPoint to Count Down Time

Step-by-step instructions for creating a timer bar in PowerPoint.
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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 5:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 6:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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Hershey's 3D Chocolate Printer Will Make Your Mouth Water [VIDEO]

Hershey's 3D Chocolate Printer Will Make Your Mouth Water [VIDEO] | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Willy Wonka's wildest dreams might be coming true. Hershey's and 3D Systems are teaming up to create a 3D chocolate printer.

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The idea that I could make my own chocolate bars with key messages for eLearning courses would be another tool in my toolbox.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 21, 10:09 AM

I find 3D printer technology fascinating. This article talks about how we might be getting closer to Captain Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation's common request of, "Earl Grey, hot," of the ship's replicator. This is a very cool progression. This is one reason I'm an advocate of teaching kids the basics of 3D printing. It will be used in all sorts of manufacturing, but it looks like food production is next!

--techcommgeekmom

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Five Tips for Turning Gamification Theory into Practice

Slides from ASTD presentation. The slides are based in my brand new book "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Fieldbook--Theory into Practice." Here a
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Gamification is a buzz word that's going around. We need to remember that it is another tool in our box of offerings, and Karl reminds us to think when to use it and designing for success.

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eLearning Guild Research: What Authoring Tool Do You Want to Buy? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning Guild Research: What Authoring Tool Do You Want to Buy? by Patti  Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Great little visual for helping folks figure out what tools to use.

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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ExamTime's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:25 AM

Great infographic! Shows the great work teachers do shaping individuals to be part of society.

Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:37 PM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 8:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

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The Pros and Cons of Gamification in the Classroom

The Pros and Cons of Gamification in the Classroom | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
As the gamification trend continues unabated, experts weigh in on students’ and instructors’ motivations.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:46 AM

Thanks to @kevin_corbett for finding this article. I do think gamification helps in the learning process, but as the article points out, we're still in our infancy stages of truly deploying this effectively. Good article. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

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Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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I love the socratric process. it helps the receiver come to the needed conclusion without telling them the answer. It becomes their answer.

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 4:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 4:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:55 AM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:41 PM

Not really new ideas but a great graphic representation of learning theory.

Terry Price's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:06 AM

Guide for learning.

 

LETP's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:46 AM

A useful read for teachers to understand different learner capabilities. 

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About - MindShift (blog)

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About - MindShift (blog) | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About
MindShift (blog)
A good example is a map of the United States with bubbles highlighting statistics about specific areas. Then icons can be ...

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malek's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:44 PM

Simple tools for everyday needs

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7 Tips to Delivering Effective Online Training | #eLearning Online

7 Tips to Delivering Effective Online Training | #eLearning Online | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
These are 7 great tips to create an engaging, relevant online course. With these guidelines, you'll be sure to impress!

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5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn

5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes
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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 11:46 AM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, February 15, 4:42 AM

Learning online offers many advantages, the most important ones the student can learn individually, at his own pace.

 

#Spanish #online courses: if you love the Spanish language, and would like to learn the language in a very personal way from your own home, contact us. We offer classes guided by your own Spanish teacher in Spain. With professional virtual platform.

sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, February 17, 9:33 PM

My freedom to learn!

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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How People Read Online [Infographic]

How People Read Online [Infographic] | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Now that reading online involves a bevy of social actions, from sharing to commenting across a plethora of devices, how many of your site’s readers will make it past the first paragraph?.

Recently Slate's technology columnist investigated this issue further in his article You Won’t Finish This Article. Using data from Chartbeat, he found that most readers don’t engage with the article, and if they do, they are inclined to do so before scrolling half-way down the page. 


To help us better understand the risks and opportunities about online readership, and to help you, dear reader, get to bottom of this article faster, we present you with an infographic that summarizes it all. 


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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:54 AM

¿cuántos de los lectores de su sitio web leen más allá del primer párrafo? 

Carolina Bertolotti Celery's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:59 AM

Interesting for choosing your web design and update info!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:27 AM

20% ~ the amount of words readers have time to read on a web page. 

 

Chose your words carefully  8-)

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How do we deal with unwilling corporate learners?

How do we deal with unwilling corporate learners? | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

...But then I realised I was confusing two, albeit, related issues : willingness to learn and ability to learn for oneself. So I decided to try and plot these two issues on a chart.

 

Whereas those who are willing and keen to learn (in the top left-hand quadrant), just do it and pretty much sort themselves out, it is those in the bottom right-hand quadrant – the directed, unwilling learners who are not motivated or interested in learning, and expect to be taught. And this is clearly where most training efforts are placed. Hence the constant stream of advice about how to make learning effective, appealing, engaging – how to use the right colours or font sizes or images or whatever – in a desperate attempt to motivate the unwilling learner.


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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments

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Sometimes even adults love to play games to learn.

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ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Nice. Concise.

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UPS Offers 3D Printing in Stores

UPS Offers 3D Printing in Stores | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The UPS Store is about to roll out a new service that could radically change the way you use the package-delivery company: 3D printing on site.

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This is great news! If your organization can't afford the printer itself, you may be able to still get those much needed munipulatives.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, August 1, 2013 7:26 PM

This is HUGE! First, I have to explain--3D printers are one of my latest obsessions. I would love to have one (even though I don't have any practical need at have one), because they are so cool! I'm in a proposal writing class right now, and my project proposal for the class is writing up a proposal asking for funding to buy 3D printers for my son's school, to teach kids creative design that could help with industrial needs later. This proves that I'm thinking in the right direction! Check out this Mashable article, and watch the videos in the article. You'll think it's pretty cool too! (And yes, the technology is out there that you can create 3D designs on tablets, then wirelessly send the information to a 3D printer to print--just in case you were curious.)

 

Check it out!

--techcommgeekmom

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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Wrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, use whiteboard, develop apps

 

Right Answers: raise awareness, start conversations, find answers (to THEIR questions), join partners, change minds, make a difference, take action, drive change

 

Technology is a TOOL, NOT an outcome


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Simple and direct!

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Oscar Melendez's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:39 PM

On incorporating technology in the classroom

Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:55 AM

This post was short but to the point.  Technology should be one of the subjects kids learn in school, it should be used to help kids develop ideas.  Teachers should use technology to keep lessons interesting so kids don't fall asleep or become uninteresting.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:08 PM

Good to think about...

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Using the Padagogy Wheel: It's All About Grey-matter Grids

Using the Padagogy Wheel: It's All About Grey-matter Grids | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 2013 7:21 AM

This latest iteration of the Padagogy Wheel has all apps hot linked to the iTunes preview page and other sources. It also includes some QR codes that will take you to some additional resources including Graduate Attributes and Capabilities, a video of Dan Pink presenting "The Puzzle of Motivation" at TEDtalk, and a link to a post on his website  that describes how to use the wheel.

To go directly to the Padagoy Wheel (as a downloadable pdf file):

http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposterV3.pdf.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:20 AM

This is a great infographic to be used in any 21st century classroom.

Jaime Parker's curator insight, July 10, 2013 11:49 AM

What a great resource!

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

"The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0."


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Peter Evans's comment, July 19, 2013 11:28 AM
A useful summary table although I'd emphasise that the different 'versions' of education all have their place - v2.0 does not supercede v1.0
Elke Watson's comment, July 19, 2013 1:49 PM
Thank you. I'm not quite ready myself to do away with teaching professionals or brick and mortal education. I value learning in a group context. I found the second summary table more useful (pedagogy, andragogy, heutagogy)
Veronica Hoyos's curator insight, March 13, 6:22 PM

We could talk of the evolution from Education 2.0 to education 3.0 after carrying an evaluation on the impact of the Web 2.0 in education

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 4:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 8:24 PM

Massage your brain....