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Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Studen...

Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Studen... | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Technology is playing a key role in keeping students with physical and learning disabilities stay engaged in class and at home.
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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful
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we knew this without being told, but it'sitill interesting

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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it

"For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more."


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corneja's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:02 PM

Apps for getting our kids UP!  :-)  Thanks!

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:56 AM

Apps que fomentan la lectura.

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:28 AM

A nice new summary of good reading Apps

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Arou...

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Arou... | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.
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if you're using google+ this is interesting to check out.

 

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Recognizing informal learning - eLearningFeeds.com

Recognizing informal learning - eLearningFeeds.com | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever completed an e-learning or face to face course where some or all of the content was stuff you already knew? Maybe you’d already read abo...
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learning takes place everywhere...   I wish we could of assessing what is already known... but that's probably a Utopian dream

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7 ways that technology is transforming education, with Pearson’s chief digital officer

7 ways that technology is transforming education, with Pearson’s chief digital officer | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
This year's The Next Web Conference Europe is already more than two months in the past and we're looking forward to our forthcoming events in São Paulo and New York City. To fill ...
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11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar

11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a fun and effective way to teach your children and students grammar with an iPad App, have a look at the following list.  (11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar http://t.co/UFybTdgRXU...
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There are so many apps that it's impossible to decide which ones to use.. these are some good ones.. but not an all inclusive list...

 

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Sal Khan’s One World Schoolhouse – Powerful Ideas Persuasively Expressed

Sal Khan’s One World Schoolhouse – Powerful Ideas Persuasively Expressed | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
This book is a must-read for educators everywhere.
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one more book to add to my list of reading.. but I've hear it's interesting

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A Dozen Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention | Faculty Focus

A Dozen Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention | Faculty Focus | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Online student retention is one of the most critical components for the success of any college or university. The key to a successful online retention program is the realization that student retention is everybody's job.
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unavoidable conclusion

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Education Debate by Issue

Education Debate by Issue | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Rapid changes in the global economy and within education are sparking fierce battles over the future of public schools in statehouses and cities across the country.
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There are no right answers to this debate - but as with any other topic, it's worth staying informed.... and up to date with the variety of proposed solutions

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Freedom from Wasted Training: The e-Learning Bill of Rights

Freedom from Wasted Training: The e-Learning Bill of Rights | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Ethan Edwards proposes an e-Learning Bill of Rights as a means to refocus our attention and dedication for the core reason we engage in training. (Freedom from wasted #training! Read the e-Learning Bill of Rights!
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How Technology Promotes Independent Learning? - EdTechReview (ETR)

How Technology Promotes Independent Learning? - EdTechReview (ETR) | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Self directed learning is becoming the mantra for better learning. To withstand this present competition, the students have to work by themselves independently using technology. (How Technology Promotes Independent Learning?
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Learning has always taken place outside of the classroom... as well as in school -  and perhaps more outside the classroom1st  than we care to admit.  21st century citizens must be independent r learners... long after the compulsory schooling is one.

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Why It's Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network - Edudemic | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Many educators refer to the connections made via Twitter as their PLN or Professional Learning Network. I have recently decided my PLN is now my PPLN - Powerful Personal Learning Network.
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Sharing experience and skills just makes sense. 

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Tweet from @SayingsForGirls

Tweet from @SayingsForGirls | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
RT @SayingsForGirls: THE REALEST THING I'VE READ ABOUT EDUCATION �� http://t.co/D0uhE3PL8P
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Interesting. we know many students feel this way.....but we have to change it. How can we do more to connect the classroom to real life beginning g in the elementary school.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it

"I knew it was going to be an interesting phone call (any call usually is before 8:00 in I.T.).    When the teacher asked why she couldn’t get to “insertwebsite.com” and her kids were arriving in 15 minutes for the first BYOD pilot class, I took my first deep breath of the morning…. "

 


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12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources

12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
From YouTube to Edutopia--and of course, TeachThought--this post includes 13 timeless project-based learning resources for the classroom.
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Fighting Distraction in Online Courses

Fighting Distraction in Online Courses | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Fighting Distraction in Online Courses for Students - strategies, gamification and apps that help #elearning #edtech http://t.co/kJiOdWJW0J
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5 advantages of using a Learning Management System or LMS

5 advantages of using a Learning Management System or LMS | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
We live in an ever changing world where a business needs to
evolve and change to meet current trends and customer needs.
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student (3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student http://t.co/aztZ5v2GBN #edtech #edchat #elearning)...
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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
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Another fun tool for students to create and share information

 

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.
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List of Social Media Tools

List of Social Media Tools | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Social media types are being created, identified & defined constantly. Except crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning.
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It's impossible to keep up - but there's something here for everyone.

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(Re)Mapping the Learning Ecosystem | World of Learning

(Re)Mapping the Learning Ecosystem | World of Learning | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
Remapping the learning ecosystem to include museums & libraries http://t.co/FnPZPO98Tn @worldoflearning @US_IMLS
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learning takes place where it takes place.  

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The Secret To Successfully Using iPads In Education - Edudemic

The Secret To Successfully Using iPads In Education - Edudemic | Multiple Literacies and Distance Education | Scoop.it
My brother recently built a shelf for my daughter’s room. It is in the likeness of a boat that she will one day spend sunny afternoons on, cruising around Plymouth harbor.
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