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TeachersFirst Review - Inanimate Alice

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TeachersFirst review of 'Inanimate Alice' (review last updated: 11/7/12) : If you love to read, try this award-winning, interactive narrative. Inanimate Alice is a digital, interactive, graphic novel set in the 21st century.

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Inanimate Alice is an enthralling and captivating story. Alice's adventures are real-world adventures to the kids of today. The applications that this has for future learning is exciting. Students are given the opportunities to become direct participants, it is interactive and allowing students to control aspects of the story immerses the student in their own learning and engages them. It is active, exciting, relevant and uses an array of media platforms. It encompasses what today's digital student needs. A pedogogy that uses technology in an integrated way. It can be collaborative in nature and can be used in numerous ways catering for differentiation within the classoom.

 

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Designing Online Learning

Interview with Richard Culatta about the importance of developing interactive online learning. Online learning should connect learners with each other and wi...

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Marina Cousins's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:02 AM

This video illustrates the importance of interactive online learning.

ashleydigitallearning's curator insight, April 2, 2014 3:52 AM

Good learning is a "social activity"... Connectivity is vital.. There must be social interactions rather than "click through" content-based. material ( Richard Cutta).

This is what MOOCS are about too..How do you reproduce a classroom "social space" on-line.. or do you NEED to?? Isn't on-line a different social experience?? It is for me.. By promoting that experience on-line learning will succeed.

Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 7, 2014 11:09 PM
Doesn't everyone learn differently? I believe that learning is a social activity and while some may particiapte in all aspects of online learning and it will be a very social practice others may only interact on a 'need' to basis. I agree with Ashley in that each person wil experience a very different social experience! I think the more you put into the experience the more you will take out of it however, in a realistic world people are very time poor and perhaps the peson who interact a 'little' has other needs and priorities. This could be one of the problems with online learning. Are you getting enough out of the experience? Or is it are you able or do you have the time to get enough out of the experience.
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Robert Gagne’s Instruction Design Model; “The Nine Events of Instru...

Robert Gagne’s Instruction Design Model; “The Nine Events of Instructions” Objective * What are the Nine Events of Instruction? * How are these event...

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Gagne's theory is a solid model in how to put theory into action. When combined with a Constructivist model the two can mesh well. It gives teachers and students a solid framework to work with. Teacher's who are less inclined to incorporate a Constructivist framework within the classroom can use Gagne's Intructional model as a start and work at incorporating constructivist activities within their sequence of events of learning. Objectivism can be used with technology when students needs individual practice to elarn and demonstrate prerequisite skills or to acquire skills as quickly as possible. It should be noted that an objectivism cannot and should not be the only theory used to integrate technology within the classroom.

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Richard Jones's curator insight, March 24, 2014 7:09 PM

Nicely packaged explanation.

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SCIS | Inanimate Alice: true transmedia

SCIS | Inanimate Alice: true transmedia | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Inanimate Alice is a fictional story designed to develop student’s digital literacy skill. It is linked through Scootle to many of the Australian Curriculum guidelines for English and literacy

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Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 9, 2014 5:00 AM
After researching this and Transmedia Storytelling I am extremely impressed. Inanimate Alice (connected to the Australian curriculum) really has to power to transform literacy learning amongst other things. Being something that has been around (in various ways) for years it is great to see this being implemented into P-12 learning.
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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:32 AM

We know that blogging engages students - but how should you best use this tool? Have a look here!

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.

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In Response to "Redefinition" - SAMR

In Response to "Redefinition" - SAMR | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There have been a number of posts circulating over the past few weeks about Dr. Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model. I've been reading closely as I plan/hope/might incorporate it into my upcoming Leading...

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This is very true. While we try and reach up to the highest post (redefinition) in the SAMR model we should also be looking at the learning that takes place.  Technology should always support the learning of our students. To enhance and build the process. We need to provide each student with a learning experience relevant to them and reflect on the ways we incorporate the technology within the classroom. We need to teach WITH ICT as opposed to learning about it.  I like that this model makes you think about how you use technogy within the classroo. It can make for re-evaluation and improvement about working with technology.

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Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:41 PM

The SAMR model is very practical in modern day learning, it is interesting to learn that the focus is on using ICT to facilitate learning.

Channylt's comment, April 11, 2014 2:55 AM
I agree with @Nicole Kotoski that technology should support the learning of the students, and I the SAMR pool diagram is a smart way to look at the model rather than a goal to reach the Redefinition stage - I see it as being a model to see how technology can facilitate learning and where certain technologies fit in that model or how technology can be used in learning whether its just at the enhancement phase where technology is used to functionally change the way we are learning e.g. reading a hardcover book to reading an e-book the technology is changed but we still have to read the content… Transformational learning comes from technology re-defining and re-designing how we learn, what we learn that have previously been inconceivable.
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Cat's Chronicles: Educating Parents on iPads being used in Classrooms

Cat's Chronicles: Educating Parents on iPads being used in Classrooms | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

As a past administrator I fully understand the value of communication and it is one that I consistently see overlooked in schools by teachers and administrators.  I am not sure the average joe in schools gets how important communication is between home and school.  As an administrator almost everything I did, or everything that came up, came back to communication or lack thereof.  Not once has communicating with a parent or guardian as teacher, principal, or coach ever turned out to be a bad situation for me in the end.


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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | 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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Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:55 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 29, 2013 1:08 AM

Good to think about...

Cynthia Phoa's curator insight, March 3, 2015 7:31 PM

Thank you!

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Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach ~ TeachThought

Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach ~ TeachThought | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Cornell Notes strategy is one possible model students can use, in addition to combination notes, REAP strategy, and others. When used in combination with technology, students are able to activate key brain areas during learning, while also retaining critical information for future review.

 

How Noteaking Is Changing

 

"It’d be easy to fall victim to hyperbole here and suggest that notetaking is the stuff of electricity and holograms, but that’s only partly true. Today, 40% of students prefer a mix of physical and digital notes. In the digital classroom then, the primary shift parallels blended learning: a mix of physical and electronic information that serves as a compromise between “old” and “new” learning.

 

"In the digital classroom, recording pens, tablets, laptops, audio software, and social media make recording, reviewing, sharing, and storing these notes different than it was even 10 years ago. The infographic below explores how."


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Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:08 PM

More students are using their mobile technology in the classroom as well.

Karen Barlow's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:27 AM

Note-taking is a huge thing in education.  Learning a whole heap of systems and theory at work has made me consider and compare alternatives the impact the use of technology has had on taking notes.  As a very kinsethetic learner, taking notes has always played a huge part in learning for me. So is typing the same as writing?  Typing works for me - not only are my notes easier to read at a later date, as I think the words as I type them somehow this connects my fingers to my brain and I seem to absorb and take things on board or transfer the knowledge to my brain [the cognitivits would be happy].  Advancements in technology enable my mind-maps to be included as part of my notes, and I can easily add book-marks etc to make finding a particular point so much easier.  Comments my learning mates or the facilitator make are also easier to incorporate into my own notes - even in a different colour text. Have I learnt more, better or faster? The jury is still out on these questions.  The implications of this as a teacher  is something definitely worth pondering further.

 

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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport

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All the iPad apps you'll ever need. Aligned to Blooms Taxonomy and SAMR

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Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 2014 3:21 PM

Like Cheryl I found this to be thought provoking.


Mapping ipad apps against Bloom, SAMR and the 3 Cs reminds me of how much potential this little device has but it all comes back to the learner as to how this technology is utilised. Many learners may be content with using the device at a simple substitution or at best augmentation level and I’m not generalising according to age bracket.

 

The way in which I use this in my teaching is at multiple levels within the SAMR model. There are weekly lectures and resources which may be at the substitution/Augmentation level but there are also weekly collaboration sessions at the Modification/Redefinition level.

 

In my courses the ipad also has a role in authentic assessment as the learner uses the camera and apps such as imovie to video, edit and upload footage of themselves assessing simulated patients. This is indeed transformative and able to happen from anywhere in the world the student has a wireless connection.

 

Previously this style of assessment was conducted live in front of an assessor.

 

Channylt's comment, April 11, 2014 1:39 AM
This is a informative and useful info graphic that aligns Blooms taxonomy/SAMR model to iPad apps this is useful for teachers and learning designers in building digital toolkits aligned to Blooms taxonomy or to phases/stages on the SAMR model, we can use the iPad apps identifies or add new apps to this model and build on a tool kit that will support your learning outcomes, teaching/design methodology. 21st century learning/teaching should embrace technology that fits in at all SAMR levels as technology is ubiquitous and digital literacy, engaging in the online world and being a good digital citizen should be an important life long skill that we are also teaching learners today.
Karen Barlow's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:53 AM

ipads and the millions of apps out there, as I and many others have proposed are a great tool.

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Why Blog with Students? - Blogging in the Classroom with Students

Why Blog with Students? - Blogging in the Classroom with Students | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What is a blog?...

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:35 AM

Great list and quick read on why you should be considering blogging with your students. Not sure about the leadership comments at the bottom but the classroom and pedagogy ideas are great. What would you add to this list?

Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 9, 2014 5:15 AM
Blogging ia a transformational resource for the P-6 teacher that can alter the way student's share resources, learn and has the ability to increase the power of student learning. It sits comfortably in the constructivist theory of learning as it allows students to collaborate and share work. It makes them active participants in their learning. For further information about how blogging redefines learning for the P-6 student go to www.nicfin1.blogspot.com.au
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A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures - Wired

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A Brilliant Way to Learn Chinese Through Pictures
Wired
Before they begin designing a character, the Chineasy team researches the definition, origin and history of the character.

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A great visual way to teach children and even adults to learn. It also places emphasis on the fact that some people are very visual learners.

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Channylt's curator insight, March 24, 2014 8:30 AM

This is a brilliant example of how great design and learning have combined to teach in an engaging manner, those who want to learn the complex language.

Lyn Hogan's curator insight, April 6, 2014 10:55 PM

This is an amazing presentation . The U Tube video demonstrates a complete Redefinition of learning about how to read a language and in particular a difficult Asian language .

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The iPad Toolkit for Learning?

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THE STARTING POINT? It is interesting to reflect how this simplification of iPad key tools has changed in a relatively short space of time. iWork suite aside, you could purchase the above apps for ...

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Ipads are a great tool to use in the classroom when they are used correctly. Just using the IPad does not mean that we are integrating technology into our classes we need to use it as a tool in learning. A tool that supports students to think creatively and to collaboratively. Apps are plentiful and using the SAMR model as educators we will be able to integrate the right apps into the classroom. Just using keynote does not mean that we are allowing our students to design the wheel, we have taken a step into integrating technology but we have not taken a leap. We have modified a task that students have done previously. Dependent on learning goals and achievement and learners own abilities will depend on the apps you use. I will certainly be taking the SAMR model into consideration when using apps in the classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:09 PM

One look at how iPads may be used in the classroom with suggestions of apps to use. Some additional apps are suggested in the post with explanations on why you might choose to use them. All to often when rolling out new tools teachers become overwhelmed. This diagram was developed with the author stating: "The point is that less than 15 apps can be a starting point for learning, with the substitution of applications based on the learner’s needs and educator’s requirements."

Karen Barlow's comment, April 11, 2014 6:44 AM
ipads are a great tool to incorporate the higher levels of the SAMR model into learning. The best part is that it is easy and the payoff particularly when you get to the modification and redirection levels. Whilst it is easy to use ipads as a substitution and augmentation they are an easy and great way to incorporate interactive tasks into learning.
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5 trends poised to rock education | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Education is often slow to adopt new trends, but these five technologies are poised to transform teaching and learning in classrooms today.

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I am looking forward to seeking out some more information in regards to transmedia storytelling. I think anything that has the potential to 'transform student engagement' is well worth looking into. It is true when you say students today are wired differently and unfortunately some educators  do not really understand this.  Perhaps they are too intimidated by the way their students  'source' information. By the way they are able to adapt to new technology as it comes out.

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Why Blog with Students? - Blogging in the Classroom with Students

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What is a blog?...

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:35 AM

Great list and quick read on why you should be considering blogging with your students. Not sure about the leadership comments at the bottom but the classroom and pedagogy ideas are great. What would you add to this list?

Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 9, 2014 5:15 AM
Blogging ia a transformational resource for the P-6 teacher that can alter the way student's share resources, learn and has the ability to increase the power of student learning. It sits comfortably in the constructivist theory of learning as it allows students to collaborate and share work. It makes them active participants in their learning. For further information about how blogging redefines learning for the P-6 student go to www.nicfin1.blogspot.com.au
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The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by @DaveGuymon - #edchat #EdTech #education

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It’s not uncommon to see a teacher bring his or her personal iPad into the classroom to support instruction and label it technology integration. It is, however, ineffective. Following is a systematic approach to integrating technology into the classroom both effectively and efficiently.

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon

Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The way that users have utilized the Internet has changed since its inception. References to Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 allude to an evolved relationship with online information and interactivity.


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Thanks Chris Carter! Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez - if the question was directed to me - I rescoop to share with the teachers & others who follow me, but not the Scoopiteers I follow and to give the Scoopiteers credit - especially for items and sites I do not normally review myself. I don't consider it "massive rescooping", but curating and sharing as ScoopIt was meant to do...
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Advantages of Implementing eLearning Tools in Primary Schools | Rate My Education

Advantages of Implementing eLearning Tools in Primary Schools | Rate My Education | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, there has been a growing trend of implementing eLearning tools in various fields of education.

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Learning Theory in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.

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Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, September 7, 2013 2:35 PM
Interesting points made.
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Interesting points made.
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How Multiple Intelligence Theory Can Be Implemented in eLearning

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In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.
Nicole Kotoski's insight:

When we teach a child mathematics we use manipulatives. We give a student something to hold, touch, feel and we relate this to their world. Why is then that as students become older we forget this important aspect of learning. As a society we have an array of technology we can use to make learning 'real' to make it relative to each student and we have ways in which students (who are each individuals) can present information, knowledge and understanding. Why then do some teachers present students with a project or a task and ask them to present it all the same way? Multiple Intelligence Theory,  Constructvism and even Social Constructivist theory combined with eLearning when implemented can provide the opportunity to change  this. To make learning real and powerful.

 

When each learner constructs his or her own knowledge based upon his/her unique experiences with the world and the meaning he or she gives to those experiences. Knowledge is constructed; it cannot be "delivered" or "imprinted" on others. Learners build their own knowledge by exploring environments, manipulating objects, testing hypotheses, and by drawing conclusions. In other words, learners learn by seeing, doing, and connecting. However, they do this in a variance of ways. MI theory adds to this by allowing students to use current technology of sorts to create, and make their own learning. It facilitates their own path to information and knowledge facilitated by the teacher. Whether it is in the classroom or online this should not change how we design lessons or implent courses.

 

Elearning can be about providing students with choices. Choices that engage  and excite them. Technology excites them, today's student lives it , loves, it and knows it.  Todays adult learner is beginning to understand they need it and/or want to learn with it.

 

 Designing online courses and lessons with a variety of interactions will allow teachers to keep their students engaged while appealing to their mulitple intelligences.

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Top 10 e-Learning Tips to Transfer Knowledge From Theory to Practice

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In this post, I will share the top 10 e-Learning tips that can help you to effectively transfer knowledge in learning settings, instead of merely providing instruction.

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Collaboration and real world learning is at the forefront of today's constructivist approaches to teaching. Anyone surely would understand the critical nature of providing this to their students. A multitude of research has been done and proves that real world learning and collaborative learning broaden student's perspectives and make them think about their own thinking. When students are given the opportunity to collaborate, exchange, discuss, and evaluate their own ideas and the ideas of others it deepens learning and promotes a more critical and realistic view of self and others (Post, 1998). This ideal way of reflection is evident in Piaget’s work, which emphasises the importance of student to student interaction (Eggan & Kauchak, 2010)

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Karen Barlow's comment, April 11, 2014 6:47 AM
I agree Nicole, constructivist approaches support a greater depth than can ever be achieved by behaviourist styles of learning.
Karen Barlow's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:51 AM

To transfer knowledge effectively requires more than just a behaviourist dump of knowledge.  Instead interaction or collaboration between students and teachers and a learning environment that puts the student in charge as found in a constructivist learning environment.