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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales didácticos on line

150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales didácticos on line | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
más de 150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales didácticos on line
Generadores de cuadernos, libros y publicaciones digitales

Cuadernia online (Consejería de Educación y Ciencia d...

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Fernando Yanes's curator insight, June 26, 6:47 AM

Algunas herramienta que pueden ser útiles

Manuel García Ibañez's curator insight, June 26, 7:06 AM

Para quienes quieran utilizar a parte del libro de texto otras herramientas

Salon de tecnologia's curator insight, July 6, 5:43 PM

Y vss a seguir, claro que si disfrutalo

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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
To create an effective eLearning design, developers need to understand the art of chunking by following these rules.

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Red Hoop, un nuevo buscador de MOOC

Red Hoop, un nuevo buscador de MOOC | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Cada vez son más los buenos recursos de los que disponemos para inscribirnos a cursos online sobre cualquier tema, disponiendo de excelentes plataformas

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IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service

IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service.

 

Scientists from universities, pharmaceutical companies and commercial research centers have been using Watson, which was built to understand human language, to analyze and test hypotheses in their data, along with data held in millions of scientific papers available in public databases.

 

Early adopters have been trying out the cloud service, but it's officially available today, according to Rob Merkel, vice president of IBM's Watson Healthcare Group.

 

Merkel declined to talk about the cost of the service.

 

Watson gained mainstream fame early in 2011 when the supercomputer went up against Jeopardy champions in a special episode of the question-and-answer game show.

 

In the man-vs-machine dustup, Watson trounced its human opponents. The machine may have faltered in a few categories, but was faster to the buzzer and more knowledgeable than its challengers, who had won many games against knowledgeable opponents in regular matchups.

At the time, Watson was touted by some analysts as one of the biggest computing advancements in the past several decades.

 

What makes it stand apart from other supercomputers is not just its ability to make calculations. Watson was designed to essentially converse with humans, answering verbal questions and even beginning to understand colloquialisms and jokes.

 

Merkel said that natural language ability puts Watson in a good position for scientific research. For instance, a scientist could have Watson digitally ingest as much information - say, research papers, proprietary information and licensed information -- about a topic as possible.

 

Then the scientist could ask the super computer to find all the drugs that had been repurposed for a particular use in the past five years. Or the scientist could ask Watson to go through that information and find all of the known drugs with certain characteristics.

 

"It's about understanding human language, scientific language and images," said Merkel. "It could be used anywhere where huge bodies of information need to analyzed."

 

Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, said it's a good idea for universities or commercial research houses to use Watson as a cloud service.

 

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How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

For higher education institutions interested in keeping pace, establishing a digital ecosystem around badges to recognize college learning, skill development and achievement is less a threat and more an opportunity. Used properly, Open Badge systems help motivate, connect, articulate and make transparent the learning that happens inside and outside classrooms during a student’s college years.


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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? - EdTech

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? - EdTech | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, these concepts are not synonymous.

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Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect

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Going Google On iPad: What To Expect by TeachThought Staff Maybe you love Google. You use Gmail, use YouTube like a television, and consider Google Search your second brain. But while you like Google’s first-party...

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, Today, 3:52 AM

We should move to Google on our iPads.

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Las ventajas de evaluar en Moodle

Las ventajas de evaluar en Moodle | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Moodle, la plataforma de E-Learning más utilizada en el mundo, ofrece un importante menú de herramientas para crear evaluaciones efectivas en distintos formatos. Asimismo, puede ser integrada fácilmente con herramientas de autor de código abierto, lo cual abre un interesante abanico de posibilidades para aquellos que desean despegarse de los clásicos formatos de evaluación.


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Yancy Steffany Ventura's curator insight, July 4, 5:13 PM

Moodle una excelente herramienta que podemos utilizar. a nivel mundial es de las más utilizadas y que sirve mucho para crear evaluaciones efectivas.

Mauricio Fierro's curator insight, July 8, 8:10 AM

Las ventajas de evaluar en Moodle

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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maurice's curator insight, August 26, 3:28 AM
google as aoss
LE ROUX Arnaud's curator insight, August 26, 4:38 AM

Toi aussi deviens un crack du Search. @degetel #GoogleSearch  http://wp.me/p33zWa-1pO ;

David Wray's curator insight, August 28, 4:09 AM

Some nice tricks with Google.

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Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Parents who worry about their children constantly staring at their smartphones should set an example by not using their own devices so often – and set ground rules for screen-free mealtimes, parenting groups have said.

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Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

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More badges and professional development ideas

More badges and professional development ideas | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

This semester, the CETL is revising it’s system of badges to better acknowledge, challenge, and reward faculty and staff who engage in professional development activities. We’ve developed some new badges, introduced badge levels, and tweaked the way badges are earned. We’ve also expanded the way participants can publicly display their badges.

 

A list of all the badges can be found here. Most of these badges now have three levels. The initial level (which we’re calling the “learn stuff” level) is earned simply by participating in professional development activies. These can be CETL workshops, individual consultations with CETL staff, or even opportunities from other sources, like a conference or webinar. Those who wish to progress to the second level of a badge (the “do stuff” level) will work with the CETL to construct an appropriate challenge card. These cards will simply be things the participant can do to apply why they learned at the “learn stuff” level. Participants can move on to the third level (“evaluate/share stuff”) by constructing and completing another challenge. This one will focus on evaluating the application of the new knowledge and sharing how it worked with others. Participants can share through the CETL blog and website, social media, or more formal research and publication avenues.

 

Pedagogy Map

To help folks get started, we’ve created the Pedagogy Map. This is a wonderful visual representation of the new badges and how they are related. Participants can earn any badge they want whenever they want, but they can also create their own Learning Path. Particpants can sit down with the CETL staff to determine which path best fits their professional development goals. Each Path will be individualized, including challenges developed by the participant and the CETL, and self-paced. The CETL developed Pedagogy Map and new badges can help faculty and staff determine which paths would be best for them, however the CETL will develop and issue badges that are personalized to other requests for professional development. The Pedagogy Map can be viewed below. If you want to see the new badges associated and featured in it you may click http://www.txwescetl.com/pedagogy-map/

 

 

 


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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
This infographic featured on eLearning Infographics was created by Daily Genius, and shows 7 vital characteristics of the digital_savvy teacher." Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not a...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Competency

 


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Dorian Love's curator insight, August 27, 2:51 AM

Everybody loves charts like this

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The characteristics  of a digitally competent teacher.

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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LIBERDADE DE PUBLICAR

A série Comunidade Brasil apresenta 13 episódios temáticos sobre a sociedade da informação brasileira, abordando assuntos como entretenimento, cultura, inclusão…
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6 nuevas opciones para crear tu propio blog gratis│@wwwhatsnew

6 nuevas opciones para crear tu propio blog gratis│@wwwhatsnew | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Hace tiempo que compartimos un listado con las 10 mejores plataformas para crear un blog gratis (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc.), opciones populares que aunque se han mantenido vigentes, siguen luchando con competencia de alto nivel como el que caracteriza a las nuevas opciones que hoy recomendamos y que en los últimos meses han avanzado lo suficiente para convertirse en verdaderas alternativas a las primeras.

1. Medium

2. Ghost

3. Jekyll

4. Site Supra

5. Koken

6. Microweber


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150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales educativos con tics | Humano Digital por Claudio Ariel Clarenc


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What I’m Using: A Chrome Extension to make Google Docs into Wordpress Blog Posts | Learning is Change

I find this extension to be awesome! I hope to use it a lot in collaborating on blog posts and in making things that I have written into an ongoing

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Educación y web 3.0│@princippia

Educación y web 3.0│@princippia | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Es curioso ( y sintomático) que, mientras que personas como Tim Berners-Lee, Kevin Kelly,  Philippe Modard, etc., llevan hablando ya hace algún tiempo de la web 3.0, nosotros (me refiero a España y América Latina que conozco mejor) estemos aferrándonos a una docencia bajo un entorno 2.0… si es que llegamos.
 Os presento a continuación con la evolución de las formas de trabajo, a nivel educativo, desde el año 95 (web 1.0) hasta la actualidad (web 2.0) y cuál es la tendencia hacia el futuro (recogida de un modelo más anglosajón, pero a mi juicio extrapolable) con una web 3.0.


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Mastering Complexity: The London Underground Julian Stodd

Mastering Complexity: The London Underground Julian Stodd | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Complexity surrounds us. Mastering new technology, understanding scientific discoveries, even learning how to play an instrument well. But few things are more fearsome to master than the evil intri...

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, August 28, 12:12 PM

What part of the pencil represents your response to educational technology?

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, Today, 12:35 PM

Great metaphor for understanding the range of understanding that educators have with technology and their use as part of instruction.

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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island651's curator insight, August 25, 12:43 PM

Great advice!

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 26, 12:32 AM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 9:04 AM

Very useful information!

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Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life

Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human intelligence. Yet such debates are too focused on IQ as a life-long trait that can’t be changed. Other research is beginning to show the opposite.

The concept of testing intelligence was first successfuly devised by French psychologists in the early 1900s to help describe differences in how well and quickly children learn at school. But it is now frequently used to explain that difference – that we all have a fixed and inherent level of intelligence that limits how fast we can learn.

Defined loosely, intelligence refers to our ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations. IQ tests measure our vocabulary, our ability to problem-solve, reason logically and so on.

But what many people fail to understand is that if IQ tests measured only our skills at these particular tasks, no one would be interested in our score. The score is interesting only because it is thought to be fixed for life.

Who is getting smarter?

Standardised IQ tests used by clinical psychologists for diagnostic purposes, such as the Weschler scale, are designed in such a way that it is not easy to prepare for them. The contents are kept surprisingly secret and they are changed regularly. The score given for an individual is a relative one, adjusted based on the performance of people of the same age.

But even as we become better educated and more skillful at the types of tasks measured on IQ tests (a phenomenon known as the “Flynn effect”, after James Fylnn who first noted it) our IQs stay pretty much the same. This is because the IQ scoring system takes into account the amount of improvement expected over time, and then discounts it. This type of score is called a “standardised score” – it hides your true score and merely represents your standing in relation to your peers who have also been getting smarter at about the same rate.

This apparent stability in IQ scores makes intelligence look relatively constant, whereas in fact we are all becoming more intelligent across and within our lifetimes. The IQ test and the IQ scoring system are constantly adjusted to ensure that the average IQ remains at 100, despite a well-noted increase in intellectual ability worldwide.


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Alfredo Calderon's curator insight, August 27, 6:46 AM

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"Exploring Roles in the Community" | Models of Contemporary Learning


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Why exam success isn't everything

Why exam success isn't everything | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Those who have done well in their GCSEs and A-levels should celebrate, but a rounded education is about more than just grades, says Estelle Morris

 


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Freeware To Quickly Search Text In Lot of Text Based Files

Freeware To Quickly Search Text In Lot of Text Based Files | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

InFile Seeker is a free software to search text strings in text based files. It can search for text across lot of files quickly.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Otus - A Great Online Learning Environment

Free Technology for Teachers: Otus - A Great Online Learning Environment | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Otus - A Great Online Learning Environment http://t.co/N08w3Wq4Dy

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