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Global Education Conference 2012: Navigating the Site (by mmtmbit) @coolcatteacher: “ Global Education Conference starts Monday - get in there and start putting these on your schedule. Some great...
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Featured Speaker: Vicki Davis at Tech Teach Learn in Kentucky

Featured Speaker: Vicki Davis at Tech Teach Learn in Kentucky | Durff | Scoop.it

 Vicki Davis is a teacher and blogger. With almost 70,000 followers Vicki was named one of “Twitter’s Top 10 Rockstar teachers” by Mashable and included in Thomas Friedman’s book, the World is Flat. Vicki’s classroom and blog have won many awards including the ISTE Online Learning Award and more.

She is author of the upcoming book Reinventing Writing and co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and writes the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, consistently named one of the top 50 blogs in education worldwide.

She hosts the online show Every Classroom Matters and has keynoted more than 30 education technology conferences around the world. Vicki has written for Edutopia, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and more. She teaches full time at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia and is the wife of Kip Davis and has three kids.

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Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand

Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand | Durff | Scoop.it

Take your presentation to the next level to persuade clients, woo customers, and train internally by delivering your presentation with Swoosh. 

No more added complexities, configurations, or expensive hardware. Simply use intuitive gestures to control your presentation, keeping your hands free.


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Take your presentation to the next level, check out SWOOSH!

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This looks like fun

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | Durff | Scoop.it
Teachers are increasingly being pushed into new roles as their ability to connect online opens up new opportunities. Educators are finding their own professional development, sharing lesson plans and teaching tips with colleagues around the world…
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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Durff | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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WizIQ on Twitter

WizIQ on Twitter | Durff | Scoop.it
Learn 9 ways to reinvent writing with @coolcatteacher in a free webinar. Enroll Now Here: http://goo.gl/FnOaxs pic.twitter.com/MNtrrFSUWT
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Empower students with collaborative writing tools

Empower students with collaborative writing tools | Durff | Scoop.it
Empower students with collaborative writing tools - Vicki Davis
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Webinar 2-26 4pmEST/9pmUTC->Empower students with collaborative writing tools: Online Course http://ow.ly/JDmjv @FluencyMC @coolcatteacher 

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MERLOT - Grapevine

MERLOT - Grapevine | Durff | Scoop.it
Issue No. 33, Winter 2015

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 ConferenceMERLOT Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire 2014-15California Open Online Library for Education (COOL4ED)American Kineisiology Association and MERLOT

Update on the MERLOT CommunityGRAPE Camp 2015

What's New in MERLOT Technology?Social Networking and MERLOT

Open Education WeekAAEEBL Western ConferenceOnline Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and WorkshopInternational Conference on Technology in Higher EducationQuality Matters Conference

Who Uses MERLOT?

 

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Conference

The Online Learning Consortium/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium will be held on April 22-24 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Dallas, Texas. MERLOT related presentations and presentations by MERLOT leadership abound in the list of offerings at the conference:

Wednesday, April 22 -

From Basics to New Features to Where We’re Going:  All Within the CommunityBarb Sperling, Sorel ReismanLone Star A2 (210 minutes)8:30 a.m.Textbook Affordability Programs that Work:  Ready, Set, G-OERGerry HanleyLone Star C1 (90 minutes)8:30 a.m.Adapting to a Changing World of OEREli Schmueli (MEITAL), Barb Sperling, Sorel ReismanHouston C1 p.m. (50 minutes)Improving Student Success Through Course Redesign and Implementing a Scalable Solution for Enrollment BottlenecksGerry HanleyHouston A2 p.m. (50 minutes)eTeaching Highlights Board:  One Online Instructor’s Digital Performance StatisticsCatherine Honig (Psychology Editor)Lone Star Preconvene Discovery Session3 pm (60 minutes)

Thursday, April 23 -

FyEE (Free Your Educational Experience:  How to Use Technology Well…and Not…with FreshmenSherri Restauri (Psychology Board)Stateroom 39:30 a.m. (50 minutes)Poll It, Skitch It and Chomp It?Robin Blackman (Teacher Education Board)Technology Test Kitchen, Lone Star Preconvene9:40 a.m.MERLOT:  Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going.  What Do You Think?Barb Sperling, Jason Stanton, Sorel ReismanHouston B11:10 a.m. (50 minutes)Improving Accessibility:  Guidance, Tools, Resources in an Open CommunityGerry HanleyStateroom 211:10 a.m. (50 minutes)Awards Luncheon - 12 noon, BallroomCreate, Educate, Brainstorm:  Conquering the Collaboration ConundrumJane Moore and the Teacher Education BoardHouston C2:30 pm. (50 minutes)Vineyard Apprentices:  MERLOT and Teacher Education in the Cal State SystemCris Guenter (Teacher Education Board)Lone Star Preconvene Discovery Session4:30 p.m. (60 minutes)Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer:  Explore, Grow, Be RewardedJane Moore, Cathy Swift, Catherine Honig (Psychology Editor), Angela Gunder (Teacher Education Board), Sherri Restauri (Psychology Board)Lone Star Preconvene Discovery Session4:30 p.m. (60 minutes)FLEXspace:  An Open Community and Library of Learning Space Designs and its Quality Assurance StrategiesGerry HanleyLone Star Preconvene Discovery Session4:30 p.m. (60 minutes)Managing Teaching Time in the Online Classroom:  Better Instruction, Less StressJean Mandernach (Psychology Board)Lone Star Preconvene Discovery Session4:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Friday, April 24 -

Enhancing Instruction Quality Via Data AnalyticsJean Mandernach (Psychology Board)Lone Star C49:25 a.m. (50 minutes)Visual Literacy for Learning AppsCris Guenter (Teacher Education Board)Technology Test Kitchen, Lone Star Preconvene10:40 a.m.

The Technology Test Kitchen is unique from other program tracks at the #et4online this year. The expectation for "test kitchen" is to create a space at the conference for hands-on, focused, and practical applications of emerging technologies. The Test Kitchen station will feature expert "chefs" who will guide attendees, showcasing applications and tools for innovative, digital education. The Technology Test Kitchen space will be similar to a learning lab, where conference participants will take advantage of the "bring your own device" (BYOD) format.

The deadline for early registration is February 25th. MERLOT Partners and reviewers can obtain the MERLOT Partner registration code by contacting your project director, editor or Jane Moore (jmoore@calstate.edu). Virtual attendance is also a possibility if you are unable to travel.

Check out registration options at:http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2015/et4online/registration

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 MERLOT Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire 2014-2015

Eleven MERLOT reviewers have earned their registration to the ET4OL conference by completing a minimum of 15 reviews since April 1, 2014. Reviewers receive recognition at the MERLOT Leadership meeting and at the Awards Luncheon, both on April 23 at the Dallas Conference. Congratulations to: Marty Zahn (Biology), Cathy Swift (Business), Renee Aitken (Faculty Development), Jeanne Sewell (Health Sciences), Art Finkle (History), Victoria Packard (Library), Sergey Belyi and Larry Green (Mathematics), Catherine Honig (Psychology), Jane Moore and Bruce Bennett (Teacher Education).  The deadline for completion is March 31st, so there are more Peer Reviewers Extraordinaire to come!

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California Open Online Library for Education (COOL4ED):
Leveraging MERLOT’s Services to Make Higher Education More Affordable

On January 1, 2013, California legislation was enacted which directed the California Community Colleges (CCC), the California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC), and the Intersegmental Council of Academic Senates (ICAS) to establish the California Open Education Resource Council through Senate Bill (SB) 1052 and directed the CSU to establish the California Digital Open Source Library (CDOSL) through SB 1053. The bills established the goal of making higher education in California more affordable by providing faculty and students access to free and lower-cost instructional materials.

In the two years since the legislation was enacted, the California State University, Office of the Chancellor was awarded grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which provided the private funds to release the state matching funds for this project.  The California Open Education Resources Council (CA OER Council) was established and consists of three faculty representatives from each of the three California higher segments (CCCs, CSUs and UCs).  The near-term responsibilities of the CA OER Council include:

Selecting up to 50 lower division courses in the public postsecondary segments to target for the development and acquisition of digital, open source textbooks and materials.Creating and administering a standardized, rigorous review and approval process for open source textbooks and related materials.Promoting strategies for production, access, and use of open source materials.Regularly soliciting and considering input from each segment's respective statewide student associations.

The CSU, the leader and administrator of MERLOT, has created the California Open Online Library for Education (www.cool4ed.org) which is built uponMERLOT’s extensive collection of over 3,500 free and open etextbooksand other open educational services.   The COOL4Ed website showcases:

Faculty adoption of free and open etextbooks with ePortfolios created with MERLOT Content Builder.  Common courses across the 3 California systems with recommended free and open etextbooks created with the use of MERLOT’s Course ePortfolio tool.Faculty reviews of the qualities of the free and open textbooks that are posted within MERLOT’s “Rate this Material” tool

COOL4ed is open to everyone anytime so feel free to use these tools and resources to make higher education more affordable for your students.

American Kinesiology Association and MERLOT

The multidisciplinary nature of kinesiology provides a range of challenges and opportunities for faculty teaching kinesiology to put educational innovations into practices. Many types of technologies can empower both faculty and students to use multimedia delivered reliably,
affordably, and flexibly to achieve the learning outcomes required for a quality education in kinesiology. Together, MERLOT and the AKA can excite people’s curiosity by asking the questions, “How can you use technology in your classroom
quickly, easily, and successfully? Did you know that there are free, quality, online instructional materials, online course curriculum, and free e-textbooks available
for you to use right now?” Faculty can go to the MERLOT website and find free educational resources including:


• Video on The Muscular System: Types of Muscle Contractions
• Online tutorials on clinical assessment of injuries
• Online atlas of human muscles


MERLOT and the AKA are working together to develop a Kinesiology collection in MERLOT. If you would like to be part of this process, contact Jane Moorejmoore@calstate.edu

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Customized, Personalized Learning: Is it Inevitable? Feb 26, 8:00 PM Eastern

 Join Milliken Award (2007) winner Sherry Crofut in a rousing discussion on

personalizing student learning in the era of test score madness, tight budgets, and education technology transformation.

 Some of the question we will be discussing:What does personalized learning mean? What are the benefits; and what are the risks and disadvantages?Does personalized learning mean more work for teachers?What are some quick techniques teachers are using to hone their practices?
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How to write simple HTML in Notepad - YouTube

HTML is the language of the web. Learn about HTML and and how it works. Write a little bit of your own HTML. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: What is HTML? What is the h...
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Durff | Scoop.it

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http://www.techtrendsit.com/application-development/

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This infographc is informative and FUN!

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#HerramientasTiC

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3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic

3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic | Durff | Scoop.it
Make your New Year epic by learning from your mistakes and moving on, setting audacious goals, and creating everyday memories that will warm and inspire you.
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Building Online/Blended Course Environments

Building Online/Blended Course Environments | Durff | Scoop.it
I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt "Game Changer" series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began wi...
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Over 76 Best Free Apps for kids and Education - AppFriday April 17 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Over 76 Best Free Apps for kids and Education - AppFriday April 17 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Durff | Scoop.it
Great FREE AppFriday today with a TOP PICK on sale - Understanding Math and 76 FREE apps for kids and Education: 5 reviewed apps including our latest TOP PICK - SpellNow Year1, A fun app for the young ones to learn new words - Monki Home; 2 math apps - OctoPlus and 10 Fingers+; A fun play app Tracks ’n’ Trains; A summary of what still FREE this Week and a lot more! Happy Download and have fun with apps!

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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Durff | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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Excellent comparison. I am challenged by some of these! #AlwaysGrowing

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Le digital a certainement changé notre façon d'être. Ici l'auteur fait une extrapolation vers le leadership du 21st siècle. Évidemment les choses ne sont pas aussi noir/blanc. Il faut des styles de management différents selon les situations.

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All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox · YouShare.TV

All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox · YouShare.TV | Durff | Scoop.it
All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox
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Mr. Carper & Ms. K on Twitter

Mr. Carper & Ms. K on Twitter | Durff | Scoop.it
Family Life Experiment! Please help us retweet this picture to see how many retweets we get! #lctitans #lchs pic.twitter.com/HqHn4l5ShK
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Wenn die Schule stimmt: Microsoft macht Office 365 weltweit...

Wenn die Schule stimmt: Microsoft macht Office 365 weltweit... | Durff | Scoop.it
Kaum eine Woche vergeht gefühlt ohne eine Meldung aus dem Hause Microsoft in Verbindung mit Office. Heute meldet das Unternehmen aus Redmond, dass man das kostenlose Office 365-Angebot für Lehrer, Schüler und Studenten über die Grenzen der USA hinaus erweitern will. Und Microsoft macht keine...
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Toodledo : A productivity tool to manage your tasks, to-dos, notes, outlines and lists

Toodledo : A productivity tool to manage your tasks, to-dos, notes, outlines and lists | Durff | Scoop.it
Toodledo is one of the most popular online productivity tools. Use it to manage your to-do list, take notes, organize ideas into outlines and make custom spreadsheet like lists for any purpose.
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VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread Workshops | Durff | Scoop.it

a new workshop series in March and April!   Many of you joined us for the sessions earlier this year and suggested topics you’d like to see covered.  We heard you, and we’ve included some of those requests in this new series.

Lesson Planning Series

The first two workshops focus on how VoiceThread can enhance your current classes. 

Teaching Languages - March 11th at 7:00pm ETFlipping Your Class - March 18th at 7:00pm ET 

“Basics” Series

The second series is in four parts and will cover all the basics of how to use VoiceThread, from just getting started to working in secure Groups to integrating with your learning management system.  The first session is open to all VoiceThreaders, and the rest will be for people who have a VoiceThread license.

Session 1: Creating a Basic VoiceThread - March 25th at 7:00pm ETSession 2: Using Groups and Secure Sharing - April 1st at 7:00pm ETSession 3: Moderating, Re-ordering, and Copying - April 15th at 7:00pm ETSession 4: VoiceThread and your LMS - April 22nd at 7:00pm ETSession 4 (repeated): VoiceThread and your LMS - April 29th at 1:00pm ET

See a full description of each session at the registration link below.

About the Workshops

These workshops are completely free.  Each session is led by George Haines, an Instructional Designer and former educator.  George will share his expertise to help you learn how to get the most from VoiceThread.  Click here to register and join us for any and all of these sessions.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | Durff | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance. Passionate advocates claim that cursive is a cultural tradition with cognitive and academic benefits that must be preserved, while some teachers and handwriting experts say the decline of cursive is natural, and it should be allowed to morph into a print/cursive hybrid, or bow out altogether.
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"Research suggests a strong connection between handwriting and brain development — not only in the development of fine motor skills, but also in how children learn." - stated in this article - where do you weigh in on this issue? 

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Earthbridges Live Studio | Earthbridges.net

Earthbridges Live Studio | Earthbridges.net | Durff | Scoop.it

7th grade students interview Col. Joe Kittinger Jan 29 12:45pm EST. Joe was 1st to jump from the stratosphere in 1960.
Earthbridges Live Studio http://bit.ly/1zeo6bI

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Essential Apps for Kids and Teens - new iPhone, iPad, Android, Table, Kindle...

Essential Apps for Kids and Teens - new iPhone, iPad, Android, Table, Kindle... | Durff | Scoop.it
The best apps for your kid’s first iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire.

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EPT 001 – Vicki Davis @thecoolcatteacher | Ai2020

EPT 001 – Vicki Davis @thecoolcatteacher | Ai2020 | Durff | Scoop.it
Vicki Davis has been phenomenal in reshaping the course of classroom education. She stays abreast of new and emerging technologies and uses her blog “The Cool
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