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What your email sign-off really means

What your email sign-off really means | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Ben Pobjie: 'Cheers', 'all best', 'warm regards' – having to choose the best way to sign off an email is a minefield. Which one do you use for what occasion?
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Old tech: are you hoarding outdated gadgets?

Old tech: are you hoarding outdated gadgets? | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Do you hang on to old technology long after it needs replacing?  Perhaps you have an ancient mobile phones or a decrepit video recorder? Whether you've become sentimentally ...
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How do you hide from technology?

How do you hide from technology? | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Gadgets and garments that help keep modern technology at bay
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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

Gamification to encourage learner autonomy | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

HabitRPG is a time and task management tool which overlays motivational elements of computer games onto managing time and tasks.

The two major motivational elements are health points, which can be used up and coins which can be earned by doing daily tasks, following good habits and doing jobs from your 'Todos' list. These coins can then used to buy rewards.


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michelledodd's comment, June 30, 2013 6:38 AM
I have been using this for a few weeks now.. it is definitely the best to do list i have ever used.. the gamification aspect draws me back every time
Preston Odenbrett's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:58 PM

Interesting, will have to look at this

Revamp Strategies's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Can small marketing strategies make better conversions? 

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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.

 


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Nataliasterns's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:41 AM

la evolución de las tic y la educación

Peg Becksvoort's comment, June 19, 2013 12:11 PM
Interesting to listen to B.F. Skinner talk about the machine for learning. He talks about the student moving at "his" own pace. This is, no surprise, the differentiated or Mass Customized Learning precursor.
Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:12 PM

Watch B.F. Skinner talk about the learning machine.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

Teaching in an environment where the internet and discussion are allowed in exams would be different. The ability to find things out quickly and accurately would become the predominant skill. The ability to discriminate between alternatives, then put facts together to solve problems would be critical. AThat's a skill that future employers would admire immensely.


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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:53 PM

Reinventing schools -  today's educational challenge -  from TED 2013 prizewinner Sugata Mitra.

William Hanna's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:25 AM

Wow!  Allowing internet access and discussion during exams???  As bizarre as it sounds, I think it's awesome!  Instead of teaching our kids to memorize everything, we could teach them to THINK!  A good thing indeed.

 

Jacqui Cooper's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:14 AM

Well as employers in the UK (and I suspect elsewhere) are complaining about students leaving school without the right skills, the schools should be looking at this seriously.

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.

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10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck

10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a Haiku Deck master or you’re just checking it out, I hope you’re getting the picture that we have a point of view about presentations. Does the world need more lame clip art and bullet points? We say no. Does it need more inspiration, more simplicity and beauty? That’s why we’re here...


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corneja's comment, July 2, 2013 7:24 AM
Thanks a lot, Baiba, for the scoop!
corneja's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:26 AM

Thanks!

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:45 AM

Love looking at new presentation tools - love Haiku - good for students too!

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How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter

How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

Powerbullet Presenter is a desktop application for creating Flash animations and presentations. This tool can help you easily create Flash animations, even if you have no knowledge of making professional animations in Flash. Powerbullet Presenter comes with many easy to use options that allow users to add effects to still images to turn them into Flash based animations.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:22 AM

If you are one of those people who still "tolerate" PowerPoint or Flash, you should read this post about using Powerbullet Presenter which helps to create animations for your presentations.

Download the free tool from http://www.powerbullet.com/download.php

 

Don Breedwell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:01 PM

Just remember that not all platforms run flash, but it is a better tool for cross platform presentations. 

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The 5:2 screen diet: could it break your children's technology addiction?

The 5:2 screen diet: could it break your children's technology addiction? | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Emma Cook attempts to apply the principles of the 5:2 fasting to cut down her family's tech time
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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We've been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our o
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Degrees matter when hunting for a job

Degrees matter when hunting for a job | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
American workers are not the only ones who benefit from a university degree when it comes to employment.
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How selfies became a global phenomenon

How selfies became a global phenomenon | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
The smartphone self-portrait or 'selfie' has established itself a form of self-expression. Is it a harmless fad, or a dangerous sign of our growing narcissism?
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Music to your ears? Try a headphones implant like Rich Lee

Music to your ears? Try a headphones implant like Rich Lee | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
"Grinder' can listen to music player by wearing a loose wire coil around his neck. By Charles Arthur
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InCultureParent | 29 Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

InCultureParent | 29 Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Raising a child with good bilingual ability can be a significant challenge. How do you support the minority language so that it keeps pace with the relentless development of the majority language?
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Life Inc The Movie

For more information about Douglas Rushkoff's book, "LIFE INC. How The World Became A Corporation And How To Take It Back" check out http://www.rushkoff.com ...
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Future Models of Learning - Debate

Future Models of Learning - Debate | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:03 AM

It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need?

What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need? | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

Digital literacy has become one of the major issues facing educators in this early part of the 21st century. The need to develop students and teachers digital literacies has become increasingly accepted as fact and yet most teachers' and students' understanding of what exactly constitutes a digital literacy still seems to remain quite vague. Even more vague seems to be teachers' understanding of how precisely we go about developing those literacies.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 1:04 PM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 1:04 PM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 10:35 PM

The exposure to this 'social quizzing' app was alone worth the read.  You won't be surprised to find out what is the #1 response, and the final response is unintentionally funny to me - it received 0 votes.  

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Goodbye Essay, Hello Podcast | Dialogue

Goodbye Essay, Hello Podcast | Dialogue | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

One of the greatest conflicts between new and old literacies is many educators’ continuing belief that students’ analytical skills are not properly developed through the use of new media. There is some justification for this: Many student-created new media works are simplistic mishmashes of audio and video clips with no thesis or rationale. New media is used more as a toy than as an educational tool. It is no wonder that many teachers, uncomfortable with new media to begin with, see it as harming student literacy.


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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:05 AM

A way to teach essay writing is to teach podcasting! Technology and essay writing together?! Yes!

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:21 PM

I do support this concept of new literacies.

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:12 AM

I really like this quote: "However, today’s students find print to be a clumsy way to access information. Print is no longer the easiest way to convey information in an expanding world of readily accessible digital audio and video resources."

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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Free Video Converter from freemake.com

Free Video Converter from freemake.com | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Convert video free between 300+ formats & 100+ devices with Freemake! Any video to MP3. Best free video converter by PCMag & PCWorld.

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Alessio Manca's comment, June 14, 2013 5:39 AM
That's really GR8! (personal experience)
Abhijit Brahme's comment, June 14, 2013 9:04 AM
The tool is good but it installs unnecessary utilities by snap.do, which is annoying!
Pájaro Chogüí's comment, June 16, 2013 4:04 PM
Parece que esto va a funcionar bien, gracias.
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Tutorial: Convert your PowerPoint to a movie

Tutorial: Convert your PowerPoint to a movie | MA DTCE | Scoop.it

It’s time to share your presentation! Whether you’re delivering a business proposal to a client, an academic presentation to your professor, or even showing a personal photo slide to your grandmother, you have to ensure that your visuals can be clearly seen by your audience.


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Linda Allen's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:41 PM

I'm going to try Directoring! 

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:06 AM

for Powerpoint 2007

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:19 PM

This will be very useful!

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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How supermarkets get your data – and what they do with it

How supermarkets get your data – and what they do with it | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if you are part of a loyalty scheme, pay by card or even cash, 'Big Brother' supermarkets know your every move
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