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Topics touching on digital literacies, critical thinking, and learning in social networking and collaborative learning environments
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Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list (released today, 30 September 2013) was compiled from the votes of over 500 learning professionals (from education and workplace learning) from 48 countries...
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Connected eucators can treat this list as a checklist (yep, use this one, ditto that :-). The trends are interesting:

 

Twitter retains its no 1 position for the 5th year runningGoogle Drive/Docs moves up to #2.PowerPoint moves up to #5.Evernote moves into the top 10 at #6.Google + and Hangouts moves into the top 10 at #10.There are 10 new tools on the list topped by Feedly (an RSS reader/aggregator) at #19 and Coursera (a MOOC platform) at #38, and 3 returning tools to the list, including Storify at #58.The highest movers within the list are Skydrive (Windows file storage area) at #43 up 55 places since last year, and Keynote and iMovie up 40 and 32 places respectively (showing the increase in popularity of Apple software).A significant descent down the list for some tools including Google Sites (down 60 places) and Wikispaces (down 50 places).Tools moving off the list include Google Reader (now retired by Google), Bing and Scribd.Although the list is still dominated by free online social tools, a number of e-learning authoring tools have had a good showing this year.As for trends over the last 5 years, it is interesting to note that Firefox (#1 in 2007) is now at #97 on the list, and Delicious (#1 in 2008) is now at #60.  What will topple Twitter from the top of the list?
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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:29 PM

Very interesting "moves" this year, see the ist on Slideshare

ww.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26688659#
or text-only
http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

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A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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This article has 8 topics, the last one being "8- Educational Apps
If you don't have time to look for apps to use with your students in the classroom , the lists below will be of great help to you. These are curated selections of the best apps you can find for each subject area."  There are 24 curated subject areas, so at least 100 apps described.  This site can help teachers cut to the chase.

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ISTE 2013 Conference Playlist

ISTE 2013 Conference Playlist | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
"ISTE 2013 Conference Playlist", a playlist created by ISTE Videos
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This is a page of video streams from the recent ISTE 2013 conf in San Antonio, check 'em out ... uh, I misread the times ... when I saw 1:12 for example, I thought it was an hour long full length presentation, but when I started clicking links I found that was 1 minute sound bites of presentation and viewer reactions.  Well, anyway, this gives us an idea of some of the WOW presentations given there that we can try to find out more about ...

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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Here's a useful list of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, complete with what each tool is and how teachers are using it right now!
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This is THE basic set; if you use these, you're ready to flip:
wordle,
wikispaces,
poll everywhere,
Edmodo,
Jing (Screencast.com),
Celly,
Dropbox,
YouTube,
Twitter,
Evernote

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Nimah Nirvanova's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:05 AM

flipped classrooms excellence

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Are we ready to live in an uberveillance society? - Latest News @ UOW

Are we ready to live in an uberveillance society? - Latest News @ UOW | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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This article from Uni of Wollongong highlights Alexander Hayes's work on wearable technologies, which he predicts will become mainstream in 4-5 years, as does the latest NMC Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-horizon-report-HE.pdf (Scoop.it isn't pdf friendly, unfortunately). For more on wearable tech, see Edudemic's piece on "7 Pieces Of Wearable Tech Being Developed Right Now" http://edudemic.com/2013/02/wearable-tech-being-developed-right-now/. And follow developments at Alex's blog http://veillance.me/

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How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom - Edudemic

How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom - Edudemic | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
The great Evernote experiment is underway in the UK. Adam Webster details how he went all-digital with the help of iPads and Evernote.

 

By Adam Webster

 

"From 8th January – 22nd March I chose one class, my First Year class (aged 11-12) to give up using exercise books, reading books and textbooks. Instead, they would use only digital mediums that were available to them through an iPad that they were supplied with during each lesson.

 

"We are now at the halfway point of this test, and I wanted to reflect a little on what I have found so far."


Via Jim Lerman, Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology
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Evernote and iPads. If the link doesn't work, try this one

http://www.edudemic.com/the-evernote-experiment/

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Guy Garey's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:08 PM

This is the third time or so I have seen instructors give glowing reports about Evernote. One even said that the more information that a user had the better the application worked. Are any of you using this application or one similar?

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:20 PM

Thank you for sharing Jim. I have and will continue to promote Evernote to my students.

 

Ryne Huff's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:15 AM

I love the versitility of this app, allowing students to work on assignment/notes at home on their phone, school on iPad, and anywhere and everywhere in between.

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Why I'm Not Using Pinterest - Ctrl+Alt+Teach

Why I'm Not Using Pinterest - Ctrl+Alt+Teach | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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Now and then someone writes a blog post for me.  I never got into Pinterest either, and this post explains essentially why.  In a nutshell it is superfluous and it doesn't add to our PLNs.  At worst it's illegal.  However, I would relish reading an alternate viewpoint (if my filter bubble will let any in if my filter bubble will let any in if my filter bubble will let any in filter bubble will let any in let any)  -- is there an echo in here??

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What is Both good and original in the world of educational technology? - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

What is Both good and original in the world of educational technology? - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
When a young man with dreams of becoming a writer sent a manuscript to Samuel Johnson for his opin...
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This about sums it up.  Terry Freedman's brief post is a very accessible and practical of the salient features of Web 2.0 in educational tech nowadays

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eLearning in Action 2013

eLearning in Action 2013 | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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I have an article on DIYLMS in this online proceeds from the last eLearning in Action conference at Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, in April 2012.  There are a number of other good articles here as well, showing teacher innovation in PC and iPad based technology.  Enjoy :-)

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Follow-up on 'Checking the petri dishes: End game analysis for MultiMOOC 13'

Follow-up on 'Checking the petri dishes: End game analysis for MultiMOOC 13' | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
This post is the second in a series, following http://multiliteracies.posterous.com/checking-the-petri-dishes-end-game-analy... Thanks Natasa for the great questions.
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This post tests its own hypothesis. By Scooping this post, we simulataneously Tweet it (tagging it #mmooc13) thus making it appear in the next edition of this Paper.li http://paper.li/VanceS/1358485290

 

Check there on Feb 22 to see if it worked :-)

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That didn't work. Scoop.it links are not included in Paper.li aggregations. (that is, the tweet links to the scoop.it, not to the article itself). But if you tweet an original link, THAT will appear in Paper.li
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DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ -- Directory of Open Access Journals | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Just chatting with my son in Australia who said he could get me journal articles via his uni there (the kind of access that led to the suicide of Aaron Swartz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz <-- interesting how this story is in an encyclopedia already :-) when in the next moment the DOAJ appeared across my radar. No wonder I can't get anything done! Google, stop making us stupid! Like Stephen Downes once remarked, it Google was making him stupid he'd be a blithering idiot by now.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, March 10, 2013 12:09 PM
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marydimonaco's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:58 PM

paradigm shift in action!

marydimonaco's comment, March 28, 2013 10:25 AM
Thanks for sharing this, Vance.
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peeragogy-handbook-v1-1.pdf

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Noted from Twitter this morning: a free read by Howard Rheingold and peers, an eBook it appears with numerous contributors, and shared with the commons.  As a further nod to mulitiliteracies I have just downloaded the PDF and intend to have it read to me in Adobe Reader on my way to and from work in the morning.  There's more on the project at http://peeragogy.org

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Switching between Delicious and Diigo: and MultiMOOC to ETMOOC

Switching between Delicious and Diigo: and MultiMOOC to ETMOOC | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
I'm sorry that Chris is having problems with her Posterous account. Posterous is not acting properly these days.
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This post illustrates two affordances of Posterous in education contexts, recapitulates the Ning Thing in 2010, relates this to recent changes in Delicious and possible solution in Diigo, illustrates with Jing screenshots how to port from Delicious to Diigo, explains what the resulting aggregation looks like in Diigo and Delicious, discusses what this suggests for coping with complex and chaotic learning, constrasts the MultiMOOC and the ETMOOC approaches to chaos in learning, and predicts how this will play out in Weeks 2 and 3 in the MultiMOOC EVO session.

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YTD Video Downloader and Converter

YTD Video Downloader and Converter | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Download free videos from 50+ sitesConvert Most Video Formats: mp3, mp4, wmv, flv, mov, 3gp, aviWatch free videos later on other devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire, Blackberry and many othersIntegrated video player to watch your videos right awaySuper easy to use and fast


Via Nik Peachey
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Nik Peachey recommended this one, and I commented that I am using Any Video Converter to extract mp3s from YouTube videos (and sometimes using them in classrooms with no Internet).  It's free and works quite well, http://www.any-video-converter.com/

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Vance Stevens's comment, October 1, 2013 11:22 AM
I'm using Any Video Converter mainly to render mp3s from YouTube Videos for podcasts (but also works in disconnected classrooms). I like it very much, free, and does a fine job: http://www.any-video-converter.com/
Ilana Rosansky's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:26 AM

I often download short videos from YouTube and elsewhere but also often experience various download 'problems'. I am optimistic that this may solve those problems... Looks good!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 6, 2013 11:38 AM

from Phil Vinogradov

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Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela
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About to render this one into mp3 and listen to it on my way to and from work - reiterates teaching as modeling and demonstrating, embracing chaos (love the camera angle and geodesic background)

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The Secret Behind the "Like" Button

The Secret Behind the "Like" Button | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
I have long held suspicions that the Like button on Facebook is not your friend. I’m sure you’ve seen some of the pictures floating around Facebook that seem to make no sense. There seems to be no ...
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what's not to like? (explained)

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Ana Sclerandi's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:26 AM

“Someone creates a page and starts posting photos, inspirational quotes or other innocent content. You like the page and it now shows up regularly in your news feed. Anytime you interact with a post..."

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Half an Hour: The Great Rebranding

Half an Hour: The Great Rebranding | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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Stephen Downes tells it like it is and might get the attention of establishment education with no-holds-barred statements such as this one: "MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete." 

To further clarify, "Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:07 PM

"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

Helena Capela's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:42 AM

The  adoption of Moocs by institutions and what they were created for

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"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

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DNA of a 21st Century Educator Simplified!

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If n
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All the right buzzwords and concepts in this slideshow by Zaid Ali Alsagoff

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Maria Colussa's curator insight, July 12, 2013 12:44 PM

I LOVE this presentation !

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Exploring students’ understanding of how blogs and blogging can support distance learning in Higher Education

Exploring students’ understanding of how blogs and blogging can support distance learning in Higher Education | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Fig.1. Why Blog? If anything has been written on blogging I want to read it. On 27th September 1999 I posted to my first blog - it was on blogging and new media. We're now in the phase of transitio...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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As if we had to support why blogging is important to students ... well, of course we do, and if you are in the position of reaching into your quivver for the arrow that will hit the target, this one has it all, a research base and a wow graphic. Run this by your curriculum coordinator :-)

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:24 AM

Blogging

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Realize that students may not consider blogging because they don't know anything about it. This stuff is not taught in most North American schools. I recall speaking to a group of grade 12s and someone asked me what a blog was.

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The Year in Education: Seven Innovations Changing the Way the World Learns

The Year in Education: Seven Innovations Changing the Way the World Learns | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
From gaming to teacher leadership, 2011 brought plenty of classroom innovation that promises to make us smarter.

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1. A College-Level Education for Free
MIT's OpenCourseWare project

2. An Atlanta teacher made headlines earlier this year for using Angry Birds to teach physics

3. Social Media in the Classroom
In 2011, social media truly became a force at all levels of education. Teachers used student Twitter as a Collaborative Education Platform

4. more students started learning tech literacy and basic programming skills in school

5. Teaching Conceptual and Creative Thinking
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson kept on beating the drum for radical change in schools

6. The Library Revolution
With the advent of digital texts and online content, the role of libraries is changing. This year, Drexel University in Philadelphia launched a book-free (link)

7.Teachers as Entrepreneurial Leaders
The job description of the modern teacher got revised for the 21st century in 2011. The book Teaching 2030

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Business and MOOCs

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What impact will MOOCs have on business down the road? Ten experts discussed the topic in freeform conversation. Jay Cross, George Siemens, Dave Cormier, Stephen Downes, Coursera, illustrious others. Of course the session was recorded:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/DGaUfWkJdi4 Bootleg mp3: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40757132/Business%20and%20MOOCs-10.mp3
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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This looks like a comprehensive resource for teachers, recommended scoopable by Nellie Deutsch

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educational-origami - home

educational-origami - home | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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Bee (Barbara Dieu) suggested this site as one that seems to address a wide spectrum of tools and issues in 21st century learning and teaching, ranging from Bloom's taxonomies, and paradigm shifts, and learning styles to Web 2.0 tools and resources

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The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification - Edudemic

The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification - Edudemic | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Gaming in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education.
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A scoop recommended by Daniel Shields, thanks.  Edudemic is a site you should have in your feed reader, imho

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Vance Stevens hosts EVO MultiMOOC HANGOUT and stream

Vance Stevens hosts EVO MultiMOOC HANGOUT and stream | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
This Sunday Vance Stevens planned to host a live online session to explain in greater detail how to get started with Google Reader, as described in this blog post: http://multiliteracies.posterous.com/following-blogs-by-subscribing-to-their-rss-f ...
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I meant to scoop this to Multiliteracies: Learning2gether with EVO MultiMOOC we learned how to stream a Hangout along with embedded back-channel text chats.  This post plays the YouTube recording of the stream and at the bottom of the page, shows a video to explain how it was done.

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