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High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick

High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

And, as Mayo observes, using technology to promote reflection has yet another benefit: A teacher can digitally archive student work, extending the reflection exercise beyond a single project or school year. "I try to save as much student work as I can," Mayo says. "I like the idea of students coming back ten years from now and finding things they worked on. Imagine if you started blogging in kindergarten and blogged all the way through high school."


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Some good suggestions to get students reflecting on their learning.

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Educational Technology Newsletter

Educational Technology Newsletter | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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Signup for my twice monthly free enewsletter. You can check out the archive of past issues here: http://tinyletter.com/technogogy/archive

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 8, 2016 1:00 PM

My bi-weekly free educational technology enewsletter.

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Online Language Learning Research Network - Report

Online Language Learning Research Network - Report | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Around 230 academics and practitioners logged into the first online conference organised by the Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN), a partnership initiative from Cambridge University Press and Laureate International Universities, with support from IATEFL’s Learning Technologies SIG. Twelve presentations were given by researchers who have been investigating the use of online technology for language learning. It was an impressive global collaboration, with researchers from New Zealand, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, the UK, the USA and Uruguay.

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This site now has links to all the webinar recordings and copies of the slide decks to download.

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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.
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Very useful infographic and some useful links.

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Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
By preying on the absolute worst fears of administrators and parents across the country, technology companies are earning millions of dollars selling security “solutions” that do not accurately address the threat model these tools claim to dispel. School districts that purchase these systems further perpetuate the farce of security theater and infringe on students’ rights to privacy and individual freedom.
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Very US centric, but still interesting reading.

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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Although the use of internet and digital materials in the language classroom has come a long way over the last 20 years, still the vast majority of web based material that finds its way into the language classroom is used for information input or comprehension purposes. The students’ interaction with the materials is as such largely passive with the teacher controlling the suitability of the materials selected and deciding what information the students will extract from it.
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Use the materials from my ebook to help develop digital literacy and encourage students to challenge the authenticity of the content they are expossed to. Contains 12 ready made lesson plans plus loys of tips and ideas for using infograohics and developing research & presentation skills.

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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Like other taxonomies, Bloom’s is hierarchical, meaning that learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels. You will see Bloom’s Taxonomy often displayed as a pyramid graphic to help demonstrate this hierarchy. We have updated this pyramid into a “cake-style” hierarchy to emphasize that each level is built on a foundation of the previous levels.
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You can't have too much Bloom.

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6 Ways To Create Engaging Learning Experiences - eLearning Industry

6 Ways To Create Engaging Learning Experiences - eLearning Industry | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create meaningful and Engaging Learning Experiences? Check 6 ways to create meaningful and Engaging Learning Experiences.
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Some good basic tips.

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Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom

Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments!
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Textbook technology: Taking classroom resources to the next level

Textbook technology: Taking classroom resources to the next level | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Having ebooks available on tablet devices is sure to streamline the learning process, and there are a number of benefits to be gained from this. One such benefit is that it gives students ownership of the curriculum content. As discussed previously, annotations and notes can often be lost or damaged when on paper, but with electronic text, students can highlight a single word, or a whole section, and type notes associated specifically to this. Using digital content gives both teachers and students the flexibility to get creative with notes and resources, as well as making them easier to manage.
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Interesting article on digital textbook publishing.

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Jhonny Duque's curator insight, February 16, 1:34 PM

Using digital content gives both teachers and students the flexibility to get creative with notes and resources annotations and notes can often be lost or damaged when on paper, but with electronic text, students can highlight a single word, or a whole section, and type notes associated specifically to this. stronger belive that this is the new way to teach in a classroom 

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Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world

Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Be the same person on and offline. What you do when you think people are watching you is all about your reputation, but what you do when you think no one is watching you? Those decisions speak directly towards your character.
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Useful article with tips and links to information about digital citizenship and esafety.

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Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher

Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations.  For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions and Nearpod VR allow teachers to guide their students through … Read more
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Interesting article on the use of Storysheres.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 15, 2:38 PM

Interesting article on the use of Storysheres.

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Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In many cases the engagement factor is emphasized over learning outcomes and actual evidence of improvement aligned to standards. I get that this is not the end all be all, but nevertheless it is important. It goes without saying that effective technology integration should inform instruction and provide feedback as to the level of conceptual mastery students demonstrate.
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Interesting blog post and a great way to measure effective use.

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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 14th Feb 2017

Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 14th Feb 2017 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this issue I have a great collection of new articles most of which focus on three main themes -

  • Digital literacies for teachers
  • The role of artificial intelligence in homework marking and support
  • The importance of encouraging students to think critically about news and information.


In the tools section there’s a great collection of apps and resources and a link to one of the most useful search engines for digital research and study.

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This issue also includes a 75% discount code for my ebooks and resources.

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Traditional eLearning Is Dead... - eLearning Industry

Want to know why Traditional eLearning Is Dead and what can be done about it? Check how the learning solution of the future should be like.
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More about corporate training than education but a lot of the lessons and observations apply.

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TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit

TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program.
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This looks like it could be useful.

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Why marking students’ books should be the least of a language teacher’s priorities

Why marking students’ books should be the least of a language teacher’s priorities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The trending remedial methodology prescribing a conversation-for-learning approach to marking, whereby the feedback unfolds in the form of a dialogue between corrector and correctee, book-marking has become a very taxing process for both parties but especially for teachers. Chilling horror stories of teachers forced to three to four-hour book-marking marathons per day using 3 different ink-colours or stamps
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Some good points here though I don't think that marking student homework should just be about error correction.

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Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers

Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers also need to learn how to engage students in higher-order thinking during the process. New teachers may get caught up in the technology and forget to have students pause and metacognitively think about what they are learning and how that connects to previously learned material. I coach my students to include questions in their lessons that ask students to explain their thinking or connect their ideas to the text.
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Interesting interview.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 20, 5:33 PM
Does the technology drive the learning or does the overall lesson design? To what extent does technology change what we teach? I am not sure about this. There seems to be disciples for both views.
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Four cautionary lessons about education technology

Four cautionary lessons about education technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
There's good failure and there's dumb failure. The dumb failure we see over and over again is just dumping technology into schools and hoping for magic to happen; not having a plan, thinking that things will happen automatically because kids are “digital natives,” a term that obscures as much as it illuminates; thinking that just because technology is there your problem is solved."
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A good short read.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 12:49 PM
Digital tools are not a panacea of all things good.
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 20, 5:27 PM
This emphasises the importance of the teacher in any technology education. Some good follow up sections and blogs
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16 issues driving higher education's approach to teaching and learning

16 issues driving higher education's approach to teaching and learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Rising costs, aging computer systems and the changing demands of a more diverse, tech-savvy population are challenging long-standing approaches to teaching and learning at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Some interesting and very relevant issues.

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Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Bedley says he’s been trying to teach his students for a while to look carefully at what they’re reading and where it comes from. He’s got a seven-point checklist his students can follow:
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Useful article with some helpful links and ideas.

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Nik Peachey - Managing the digital classroom

Nik Peachey - Managing the digital classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this workshop we explore a range of digital tools and teaching techniques that teachers can use to utilize the presence of digital devices in the classroom and make them productive. The workshop will show how we can use these devices to enable digital collaboration and develop a range of traditional and digital literacies in ways that are not possible in the analogue classroom.

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A recording of my webinar presentation on managing the digital classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 4:21 AM

A recording of my webinar presentation for the British Council.

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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms. Let’s take a closer look.

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Worth having a look. There's also a link through to the report.

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3D + VR Technology in Education

3D + VR Technology in Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This online mini-course will give a whirlwind tour through some of the issues at the intersection of 3D/VR technology and education. In addition to getting exposure to some tools you can already start using with your students or colleagues, we're also going to read some of the research in the field, collaborate, and create our own lessons.
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This looks like a really interesting free course.

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2017 Machine Learning Trends - DATAVERSITY

2017 Machine Learning Trends - DATAVERSITY | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Machine Learning builds algorithms, which when exposed to high volumes of data, can self-teach and evolve. When this unique technology powers Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, the combination can be powerful. We can soon expect to see smart robots around us doing all our jobs – much quicker, much more accurately, and even improving themselves at every step. Will this world have intelligent humans anymore or shall we soon be outclassed by self-thinking robots? What are the most visible 2017 Machine Learning trends?
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Interesting article with some really useful links.

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Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age

Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The report reviews best practice around the world to show how technology is benefiting universities and students through better teaching and learning, improved retention rates and lower costs

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Interesting report by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

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Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry

Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When considering educational objectives, we perhaps need to consider ‘whose’ educational objectives? Where Bloom spoke of analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, he clearly had the learner in mind as he classified educational goals. I ask if eLearning would not be better served by its own taxonomy (framework) where the separate objectives of the various parties involved in eLearning are distinctly and separately categorized. This is important because there are many aspects to eLearning. And none of them can promise a successful learning outcome. Successful learning outcomes (the result, or not, of educational objectives) require a multi-faceted approach to delivery.
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Always room for another taxonomy.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 13, 12:11 PM

Always room for another taxonomy.