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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it

"After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learing Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geography. I have not rated any of them, or offered any kind of review. I have merely inserted a screenshot or two and a link to the App Store. The discerning down-loader is urged to consult the ratings and reviews for each of these before buying and downloading them. I like them, and I am sure that you and your students will too."


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John Pearce's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:31 AM

A quite random list with an emphasis on US centric but which may have some apps that could be useful

tammy bailey's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:53 PM

Great advice to vet the apps before passing then on ..,

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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 5:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

niftyjock's curator insight, September 1, 6:24 PM

what's your chunking limit?

Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 2, 10:16 AM
"Beth Dichter's insight:

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it

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Mrs Njoroge's curator insight, August 30, 3:15 PM

Some apps to try.  Let me know which ones you like.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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“ The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology”
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6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using

6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.”
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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 30, 12:36 PM

Some of the newest features and hidden gems that can help save you time and anguish and create documents that are sure to impress your professors, colleagues, and most importantly, your boss.

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Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace

Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from o...”
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Marta Torán's curator insight, August 25, 5:29 AM

Un artículo de Jane Hart que resume magistralmente los puntos fundamentales del Aprendizaje en el Trabajo que comparto totalmente.

 

Aprendemos siempre y durante toda la vida. Aprendemos de diferentes formas. En el trabajo, concretamente, los cursos y seminarios presenciales y on-line, son un enfoque muy corto para nuestro desarrollo profesional. Hay muchas más oportunidades y maneras de Aprender.

 

Un plan en 5 puntos para ir "más allá del eLearning".

Victoria Marín's curator insight, August 26, 12:04 PM

Interesting article and graphic on informal learning at the workplace.

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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]”
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Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 10:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 3:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, August 22, 3:00 PM

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.”
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Matthew Jorgensen's curator insight, August 20, 7:15 AM

Any BTax charts with verbs are ok with me.

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Design and Invent with your children: Family Creative Learning Workshops

Design and Invent with your children: Family Creative Learning Workshops | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
MIT:Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies. We designed the workshops to strengthen the social support and expertise of families with limited access to resources and experiences around computing.Designed by:Ricarose Roque, a PhD student with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, collaboratively designs the workshops with educators and coordinators in schools and community organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 11:22 AM

Parents looking online for a bit of guidance on how to help their children learn should look here!

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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.”
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6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide

6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we've picked out six of the best resources currently available online.”
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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 7, 4:02 AM

Inspiring... Know how to built!!!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 7, 11:37 AM

get to know your internet and your computer more intimately.

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it

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Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it

Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ As MOOC mania approached its peak in 2012, Anant Agarwal, the president of the Massive Open Online Course platform edX, claimed: Online education for students around the world will be the next big thing…”
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...”
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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

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Mrs Njoroge's curator insight, August 30, 3:15 PM

Some apps to try.  Let me know which ones you like.

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The Red Hot Market for Learning Technology Platforms - Forbes

The Red Hot Market for Learning Technology Platforms - Forbes | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
So companies want modernized platforms which are easier to use, offer mobile learning, and tightly integrate with talent and collaboration systems.
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New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 2, 1:33 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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How To Choose A Learning Game

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“ Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.”
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How To Choose A Learning Game

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“ Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 22, 2:23 PM

Great advice from one of my favorite bloggers...

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Google Classroom opens its doors to all teachers today.

Google Classroom opens its doors to all teachers today. | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ As of now Google Classroom is available to all Google Apps for Education (GAFE) users. Classroom is a tool within the GAFE that allows teachers to set up different classes, set projects, assign homework to groups and grade them all within a single space. Classroom also records student grades and progress. It should be a worthwhile assessment tool once you have begun using it with your students for a couple of months. Remember, what you are using at the moment is essentially Classroom 1.0 and as such it is quite limited in it's functionality and flexibility, but so was everything in Google Apps when it was first released and Google have certainly demonstrated a commitment to upgrade and enhance their products continually. It will take you all of about 2 minutes to set up your class and get cooking so all I can suggest is give it a shot and see where it takes you. You certainly won't be wasting your time fro my brief encounter with it so far. Here are a couple of resources and links to get you started and I'd love to hear about your experiences thus far. ”
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Design and Invent with your children: Family Creative Learning Workshops

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MIT:Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies. We designed the workshops to strengthen the social support and expertise of families with limited access to resources and experiences around computing.Designed by:Ricarose Roque, a PhD student with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, collaboratively designs the workshops with educators and coordinators in schools and community organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 11:22 AM

Parents looking online for a bit of guidance on how to help their children learn should look here!

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Digital literacies in the language classroom

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“ Gavin Dudeney gives us snapshot of digital literacies and what they mean for English language teachers.”
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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 8:26 AM

What do digital literacies mean for ELT publishers? To what extent will we have to offer content, guidance, solutions for the development of these things within the language teaching materials we produce? 

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What Business Schools Don't Get About MOOCs

What Business Schools Don't Get About MOOCs | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
“ Online education can't be kept separate.”
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Anita's curator insight, August 11, 3:57 PM

How does everyone win in the MOOCs debate?

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http://wpfreeware.com/

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it
Promoting Positive BehaviorDialogue circles are gatherings in which all participants sit in a circle facing each other to facilitate open, direct communication.Dialogue circles provide a safe, supportive space where all school community members can talk about sensitive topics, work through differences, and build consensus. At Glenview Elementary School, circles are part of a program called Restorative Justice, which is aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students. The circles were implemented in classrooms slowly, and after two years, there was a marked improvement in classroom behavior. “”
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Learning theories and online learning

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Marta Torán's curator insight, July 30, 8:35 AM

Un gran artículo de Tony Bates que revisa las teorías de aprendizaje y el aprendizaje on-line-

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Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

Why lectures are dead (or soon will be) | MyEdu&PLN | Scoop.it

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 31, 3:27 AM

"(...) There are two important conclusions from the research: 1. Even for the sole purpose for which lectures may be effective – the transmission of information – the 50 minute lecture needs to be well organized, with frequent opportunities for student questions and discussion. (Bligh provides excellent suggestions on how to do this in his book.) 2. For all other important learning activities, such as developing critical thinking, deep understanding, and application of knowledge – the kind of skills needed in a digital age – lectures are ineffective. Other forms of teaching and learning – such as opportunities for discussion and student activities – are necessary. (...)"