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Second Life MOOC April 2014

Second Life MOOC April 2014 | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Second Life MOOC will start on April 1, 2014 on WizIQ (click here to acces the course). The theme of the current MOOC is learning and connecting online for instruction and learning in Second Life.

 

The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

 


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:21 AM

Check it out, coming up soon! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:56 PM

Check it out! It's underway! 

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Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | TechCrunch

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace  | TechCrunch | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who..
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An interesting development for bringing the Internet to remote places in the world

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your Blog

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your Blog | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
I haven't used paper textbooks in my school for a few years now, as I've decided to go digital. Using my blog as a digital teaching and learning environment has drastically reduced the amount of paper consumption. You are more than welcome to check the following article that includes 8 Paperless Classroom examples.

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susan law's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:21 AM

interesting - food for thought

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80 Apps to Learn a New Language | iPhone.AppStorm

80 Apps to Learn a New Language | iPhone.AppStorm | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
You've been telling yourself for years that you'll learn a new language or at least dust off those high school Spanish skills. How about starting when you're in

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10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.


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Andrew Glynn's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:03 AM

The amount of hackademia around the net, from TED talks to New Scientist Online, is at the point of frightening.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Interesante debate :)

Monty Bell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 11:21 AM

I am constantly trying to defend mobile devices - this helps. 

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Second Life goes Mobile

Second Life goes Mobile | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Recently several SL users were invited to review the beta version of a new Second Life service; SL Go, by OnLive. It has been a goal of Linden Lab to try and make SL work on mobile devices for a lo...

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Looks impressive - only drawback is that they are charging for the mobile service. I might just give it a go, though ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:26 PM

This is BIG! Thanks to David Fliesen! 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:58 AM

It has been a goal of Linden Lab to try and make SL work on mobile devices for a long time but it has always seemed near impossible.

Many claimed it couldn't  be done.
Well they've done it.

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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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These are interesting ideas, and I would add that by creating video and audio you are not only giving variety or learning experiences but you are also supporting those who need to work in a different way.

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Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 8, 2014 11:08 AM

A great list of suggestions, but overall and taking a look at #9, the key is connecting, building a relationship. Let's make sure we keep social-emotional learning (SEL) always in mind as a priority when we look to creating the education of tomorrow.

Allison Anderson's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:28 PM

Geared toward educational settings, but I believe these are good ideas for creating a sense of community in a corporate setting.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:24 AM
9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Languag...

Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Languag... | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Rosetta Stone costs $500? Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are just a few that will cost you nothing but time and effort.


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It's useful to see what other people have been doing with online language learning courses. Evaluating the theory underpinning the teaching and learning is also a useful exercise.

 

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MimicDotOrg's curator insight, February 14, 2014 1:06 PM

Disruptive Innovation is coming to the online language learning world!

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Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
In "Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms" Fisher and Frey approach the concept of literacy in the light of the recent  developments in the world of technology and digital me...
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A book review.

The link points to the USA Amazon site, but it is also available on the UK site: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DT65QIS/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available as an e-book, which seems really ironic to me!

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.

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Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:47 PM

A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:42 PM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 2014 7:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:50 PM

Tecnología y aprrendizaje.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:05 PM

Mindful use of each tool is indispensable in our learning and education. Only in schools, do we worry about mandating and prescribing a particular tool.

renee fountain's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:18 AM

Do not agree technology is neutral like a hammer...

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:44 PM

Jordan Collier does it again, I would love to be one of his students.  Can't wait to share his website with my pre-service teachers.

http://goo.gl/QObS9R

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:25 AM

Getting students to Crete uses higher level skills. There are some tools here that will help them to create animations.

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:01 AM

Check out the link at end of this post to see more of Richard Well's helpful infographics.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

Ann Francis's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:41 AM

#workflow

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Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers.
They found evidence of widespread own-language use within ELT, and suggest that teachers’ attitudes towards own-language use, and their classroom practices, are more complex than usually acknowledged. The findings also suggest that there is a potential gap between mainstream ELT literature and teachers’ practices on the ground.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:52 PM

You can download the complete research (59 page PDF) ebook for free.

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7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom

7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Flipped learning or flipped classroom is a learning concept that has been making some huge uproar within educational circles for the last couple of years. Flipped classroom is not a new concept as...

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:10 PM

Several recommended apps that allow you to record, annotate, create animations and share your lessons online.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:55 PM

7 iPad apps for your flipped classroom.

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Jamtok - App for Language Learning

Jamtok - App for Language Learning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Jamtok - learning a language is now fun and games!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 14, 2014 1:34 AM

Jamtok is an app providing music and games for language learning. So far Spanish and Japanese are offered. (free)

Peter Rettig's curator insight, August 17, 2014 10:09 PM

We love the idea of jamtok as we also believe that songs are a great way to train your ear for a foreign language and memorize words, phrases, and sentences. We actually wrote several blogs on this and our "La Paloma" blog is one of our most read posts. This also reminds me that we should do a review of the app.

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How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie

How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:37 AM

I'm excited to try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, February 17, 2015 4:20 PM

Very helpful to be able to explain how to work an app for the children.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:01 PM

Always learning something new.

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Graphic Organizers for Writing

Graphic Organizers for Writing | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
A selection of graphic organizers for writing. The organizers are in PDF format, ready to print and use.

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Although the intention here is to print these out and use them as hard copies in a face-to-face classroom, they would be easy to adapt to use on an iPad using a mindmap app such as Inspiration or MindGenius

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Judith Morais's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:23 AM

A range of prompts, templates etc to encourage and develop writing skills.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 2014 6:28 PM

Some useful pages here!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 22, 2014 10:27 PM

Graphic organisers are essential for assisting students develop their understanding of text forms. 

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Quick video conferencing

Quick video conferencing | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:26 PM

another video conferencing option

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:15 AM

FaceTime on the iPad is great but this could be better in that its multiplatform.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 3, 10:32 AM

This sounds perfect for video conferencing. It's good for groups of up to 8 people and is  free too!

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Data visualisation - Jisc infoNet

Data visualisation - Jisc infoNet | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Jisc infoNet helps organisations in the Higher Education and Further Education and Skills sectors to operate effectively, get best value for money and deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
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Lectures must add value if campus-based higher education is to continue

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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Quick refresh If you aren't aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura - @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technolog...
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This blog post has some useful ideas about how to change your mindset when considering using technology in the classroom. As the SAMR model shows, it's not just a case of doing the same thing but using technology instead of paper. The potential is a lot greater than that.

http://ipad4schools.org/2014/02/04/samr-success-is-not-about-tech/

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A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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Tech Tools for Teachers

Tech Tools for Teachers | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Tech expert Nik Peachey presents an invaluable series on using technology in the classroom.
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Getting started with new technologies can seem intimidating and demanding. As teachers, we need to retain a degree of control and responsibility for what happens in our classroom, as well as our students’ respect, so trying out new things that we don’t feel confident about can be very risky.

If you aren’t feeling confident, there will be plenty of suggestions for how to start off small by suggesting activities that students can do outside of the classroom for homework. This takes some of the pressure off you and should help you to build your confidence with the technology.

If you are new to technology, I would encourage you to be honest with your students and tell them that you are trying something new and it may not work. Involve them in the process and get their feedback and advice. Many students may have a wider knowledge of technology than their teachers, so draw on their knowledge, but remember that there is also a linguistic and educational purpose for using technology and this is where you will be able to help and support your students."

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