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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes

Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
A new study adds to the evidence that longhand writing makes for better learning than pounding on a laptop.

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, August 28, 2014 11:43 AM

This is interesting but not surprising. It seems that students who write their notes are more selective about what they write down, while students who type will write down everything they hear. Thus, students who are writing things out longhand are focusing more on what's important. I imagine that has an impact on how the brain retains information. 

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A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius

A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re a new Twitter user or a seasoned pro, there are probably some things you should know. From the key terms to the hashtags to how long your tweets should be.

 

In an effort to help share some of the best bits of wisdom we’ve learned over the years, this 1-page printable Twitter guide should help you and your followers / friends learn a bit more about how to use Twitter. It’s short, sweet, and offers some useful tips, tricks, and lingo."

 


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How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week

How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
As a teacher, you may think slick production is the way to go in building engaging learning videos, but new data shows that variables within your control (and budget!) have more of an impact.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 29, 2014 7:39 PM

Videos are a great way to engage students. Yes it can be time consuming but can be used over and over again.

WEAC's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:28 AM

Here's a good back-to-school overview about creating classroom videos.

Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:36 AM

I enjoyed making instructional videos for my students and letting them make them as well.  This article covers why we should not be hung up on having a polished video because shorter, less formal videos can be more effective.  I used the app Explain Everything on my iPad to record lessons, but there are some who say that having the teacher in the video is more effective.  I wasn't ready for that.

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Use Instant Alpha to Remove the Backgrounds of Images on iPad - teachingwithipad.org

Use Instant Alpha to Remove the Backgrounds of Images on iPad - teachingwithipad.org | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"A recent new and relatively little-known feature was added to the Keynote and Pages apps that makes removing the background of any image an easy task."

 


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Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks

Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Solve fun puzzles and learn to code. Simply drag & drop visual code blocks and program your characters to beat the level. The first adventure includes 20 puzzles that are free to play. Additional adventures and puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases. "


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10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:52 PM

Not all of those are free but it is useful to have a place to begin.  

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Just in time for my summative book assignment. Thanks 

joan gavin's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:13 AM

Great resource and nice to see different age groups catered for.

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iPad Video Lesson: Introduction to the iPad – Guided Tour Part Two | iPad Academy

iPad Video Lesson: Introduction to the iPad – Guided Tour Part Two | iPad Academy | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
Part two of this video lesson addresses newer models of the iPad and the Lightning connector. See the previous post (Part One) for more on the basic features of the iPad.

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Make Beliefs Comix - A Multilingual Comic Creation iPad App - iPad Apps for School

Make Beliefs Comix - A Multilingual Comic Creation iPad App - iPad Apps for School | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Make Beliefs Comix is a free multilingual comic strip creation tool that I’ve featured many times over the years on Free Technology for Teachers. Recently, Make Beliefs Comix released an updated iPad app for creating comic strips. The best feature of the app is that it supports the creation of comics in seven languages; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Latin."

 


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A Simple Way Teachers Can Learn To Make Apps - Edudemic

A Simple Way Teachers Can Learn To Make Apps - Edudemic | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

The average teacher with a creative idea for an app that supports learning may never see it come to fruition due to lack of know-how or lack of resources to invest in its development. Enter iBooks Author.


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30 Search Engines Perfect For Student Researchers - Edudemic

30 Search Engines Perfect For Student Researchers - Edudemic | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
The handy infographic below takes a look at different methods of online research, and gives a flowchart flush with a number of different web search options for you to try out.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.


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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? - EdTech

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? - EdTech | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, these concepts are not synonymous.

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How to Cite Images on Your Blog - @Langwitches

How to Cite Images on Your Blog - @Langwitches | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner...


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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 30, 2014 10:11 AM

Helping to keep everything documented.....

Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:56 AM

@SkilledUp can point me to a class to learn about citing image use on the web.  It doesn't stick when I read about it.

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Internet Archive Book Images: Scholar digitizes huge collection of images from — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Internet Archive Book Images: Scholar digitizes huge collection of images from — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Attention fans of history, historical images, book art, and archives in general:

 

Georgetown University scholar, Yahoo fellow and developer Kalev Leetaru is currently working to create a searchable database of 12 million copyright-free images, from 600 million library book pages.

The recently launched Flickr-based Internet Archive Book Images currently hosts 2.6 million images that were automatically added with searchable tags.  Ranging from 1500 through 1922, most images are beyond the scope of copyright."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext & Tellagami - Two Apps to Attack Reading Comprehension

Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext & Tellagami - Two Apps to Attack Reading Comprehension | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Subtext and Tellagami are two amazing free apps that can expand the way you discover information about each student’s reading comprehension. By using their combined power, students can produce and publish valuable information about their reading comprehension to help their teachers better understand them as learners."


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The Best iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"When it comes to iPad apps for taking notes the app store is teeming with several of them, however, only few are really worth the try. Here is a list of some of the best apps I have particularly prepared for teachers and students. This selection below will save you the trouble of looking for what to use or recommend to your students.'


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Cristina Juher's curator insight, March 9, 2014 3:08 AM

Apps per fer anotacions!

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20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - TeachThought

20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - TeachThought | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
16 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan by TeachThought Staff Literacy is a chief concern for both academic and professional progress. Digital literacy is emerging as a genuine concern in education as technology...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:44 AM

A useful resource to consider.

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How to Back Up & Share iPad Photos & Videos Without A Computer | iPad Academy

How to Back Up & Share iPad Photos & Videos Without A Computer | iPad Academy | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
Here are three storage solutions for backing up and sharing iPad or iPhone photos and videos without using a computer.

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A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education.  The features and functionalities  provided by Edmodo for teachers and students are invaluable and hence the importance of having access to a handy guide like the one below. This visual guide aims at helping teachers tap into the educational potential of Edmodo."


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10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:52 PM

Not all of those are free but it is useful to have a place to begin.  

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Just in time for my summative book assignment. Thanks 

joan gavin's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:13 AM

Great resource and nice to see different age groups catered for.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Modernising education is about competences, not just technology

Modernising education is about competences, not just technology | My Tech Scoop | Scoop.it

“Education is a kind of dynamic movement where improvements are based on the specific ability and competences of teachers. Turning our classical liceo into a modern liceo, using instruments to improve innovation and teaching, is our main goal. […] Our students go from absorbing lessons like a sponge into actors that play a real role in a cooperative technologically-supported class.”

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 10, 2014 7:30 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Competency

 

Chris Carter's comment, January 10, 2014 8:12 AM
Gust, you are welcome. Tech is the tool.
Lindsay Ahmann's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:28 PM

This article effected me in the way of how I learn best. I am an audible learner but i also like to have a hard book to flip the pages of and look back on, instead of having to switch screens . Part of me has an aversion to reading long articles/stories/content online because in a textbook, i can use post-it notes, fold over pages, and flip back and forth easily. It is great that they are trying to make everything uniform with teachers and students, but not everyone learns the same or enjoys staring at a screen for countless hours in order to finish their homework. The internet is also a huge distraction.