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Loopster Online Video Editor

Loopster Online Video Editor | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Loopster is a great free online video editor. It's really simple to use and can enable you to do most basic video editing functions online. Upload your clips, drag them onto the timeline and then clip and add transitions. You can then download them or export and share them.

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Tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

Tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In the past couple of years, digital education has experienced such profound growth and investment that it’s not hard to imagine that its momentum will only continue to build and re-shape schools and classrooms. But as important as building the technology to enable competency-based classrooms is building teacher support and education for new models. The technology is increasingly there, but the challenge is breaking through bureaucracy and overcoming entrenched ways of thinking about how education is structured and experienced.

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Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations. (Free e-book)

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Tech Tools for Teachers: Social-bookmarking

Tech Tools for Teachers: Social-bookmarking | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey explores social-bookmarking and how we can use it to save bookmarks online to access them from any computer. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on the use of social-bookmarking, including a list of tools to collate web pages like scrible and Delicious, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide.

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Julien Guerraz's curator insight, November 20, 2014 5:36 AM

What social bookmarking can do for teachers and in education in general

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How Interactivity and Rich Media Change Teaching and Learning (PDF)

Armed with laptops, smartphones, and tablets and connecting through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, a media-savvy generation of students is driving unprecedented change in teaching and learning. With the explosion of social media and its effect on communication, there is growing evidence that video and multimedia content, tools, and streaming capabilities are successfully engaging students in new forms of learning. This paper reviews research findings and demonstrates how video is helping schools around the world overcome distance and financial barriers to expand curriculum options,

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Despite these many changes, online education is unlikely to push aside a traditional four-year on-campus degree in the near future. That “college experience” allows students to make connections with faculty members, to work closely with peers and teachers, to improve their critical thinking, and, perhaps most importantly, to mature as they live away from home for the first time. With technology changing the way younger students learn, though, and with more new options for learning popping up constantly, universities have no choice but to adapt and make it clear to students what they offer over the myriad online alternatives.

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Online Professional Development Courses

Online Professional Development Courses | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Intel® Teach helps K–12 teachers of all subjects learn to engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high tech, networked society in which we live.

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How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research)

How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Writing, researching and sharing could all be conducted within Evernote. When combined with the Evernote Safari Web Clipper, web based research could also be conducted and shared directly to an Evernote research folder. Another helpful resource is the Evernote email address, that would allow teachers and classmates to send work to one another throughout the process.

 

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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for doing creative project work. On myHistro you can create advanced geolocated timelines that you can play as presentations. Pin your events, videos and photos to the map and share them with friends and family. You can also download a mobile app.

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Fröken Caroline Nilsson's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:21 AM

Ska prova och se om det är ett bra verktyg.

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Is technology sapping children’s creativity?

Is technology sapping children’s creativity? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Play is a remarkably creative process that fosters emotional health, imagination, original thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-regulation. As children actively invent their own scenarios in play, they work their way through the challenges life presents and gain confidence and a sense of mastery. When they play with materials, children are building a foundation for understanding concepts and skills that form the basis for later academic learning.

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10 Big (But Never Discussed) Problems With Mobile Learning

10 Big (But Never Discussed) Problems With Mobile Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The mobile learning revolution is creating a lot of buzz in the education world, and the benefits undoubtedly stand out. But nothing exists as a purely positive entity. While the movement toward “m-learning” (as those totally in the know call it) marks a change in how education approaches technological developments, anyone considering the developing tools needs to research the downsides before making the leap.

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Another Way to Think about Learning

Another Way to Think about Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As we industrialized learning and created schools, we needed to measure the system’s efficacy and each child’s progress. What you really want to measure is curiosity, imagination, passion, creativity, and the ability to see things from multiple points of view. But these are hard to measure other than one on one, and even then, the assessment will be subjective. So instead, we measure what a child knows, and from that we infer that the child has learned how to learn. This is the real aspiration we have for our children: learning learning.

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Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms

Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future.

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Transformative or just flashy educational tools?

Transformative or just flashy educational tools? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool, but I hate the use of them.

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Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.

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COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration

COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Certificate program for teachers’ ICT integration (CCTI) is a free eLearning course which helps teachers to acquire skills and competencies on information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and management. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) developed CCTI in collaboration with SchoolNet SA

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how do we apply for this?
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The Crisis in Higher Education

The Crisis in Higher Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution. The spread of a powerful new communication network—the modern postal system—had made it possible for universities to distribute their lessons beyond the bounds of their campuses. We've been hearing strikingly similar claims today. Another powerful communication network—the Internet—is again raising hopes of a revolution in higher education.

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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

One of the major, evidenced-based advantages of the use of video is that learners have control over the media with the ability to review parts that are misunderstood, which need further reinforcement, and/or those parts that are of particular interest

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The Practicality of Social Constructivism in eLearning

Social constructivism, an educational theory originally accredited by Jean Piaget, suggests that experiences are what best fuel knowledge. When we put learning through the ultimate exercise of doing something practical, the ultimate result is a better internalization of the learning material.

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YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta

YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The chronic learners among us will be happy to hear that the site is testing an interactive -- and potentially educational -- feature that lets users add quizzes to their clips. A new page on the YouTube site describes a "Video Questions Editor Beta," which lets channel owners display multiple-choice questions on top of their videos as they play.

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Five Technology Skills Every Student Should Learn| The Committed Sardine

Five Technology Skills Every Student Should Learn| The Committed Sardine | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

From having the courage to experiment with different technologies to possessing online literacy, readers said being a tech-savvy student in the 21st century is about much more than learning how to use a certain software program or device—it’s about being able to adapt to what’s constantly changing.

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Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia

Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It's not a difficult process: click the "Create a book" link located in Wikipedia's left sidebar, collate the articles you want to include (you can include complete categories, which makes great sense), and then export it as a PDF or EPUB file. There's a little video tutorial you can watch if you need more help but don't worry: it's really easy.

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Can We Have Brain-to-Brain Communication? | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think

Can We Have Brain-to-Brain Communication? | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Some people think that the next big innovation in the coming decades is not going to involve the Internet because we can already connect computers to the human mind. Therefore, Dr. Kaku says this brain-to-brain communication would involve not just the exchange of information, but also the transmission of emotions and feelings

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Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps

Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How do you choose the best educational app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.

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20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities

20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is exactly what the name implies — a medium through which the known world fuses with current technology to create a uniquely blended interactive experience. While still more or less a nascent entity in the frequently Luddite education industry, more and more teachers, researchers, and developers contribute their ideas and inventions towards the cause of more interactive learning environments.

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