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Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant. | TechCrunch

Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant. | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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I am glad that I found this article. 

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Film Strip Effect for Your PPT Presentations

Film Strip Effect for Your PPT Presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Via PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze, Maria Zappa Kasapidi
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PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:19 AM

Learn cool and awesome PowerPoint tricks from 24point0! The film strip effect is especially good when presenting your company or unit profile to customers or stakeholders.

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Mark Bauerlein: The Adolescent Instinct & 'The Dumbest Generation'

Andy Nash speaks with Dr. Mark Bauerlein on how modern social technology and targeted media isolate and absorb young people as often, if not more, than those...
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I am giving Bauerlein a new ear. I agree with his idea of a prisoner who is released into the modern age after years of being in jail.  We live in a different world!  In a library, all students are huddled around computers, none are in 'the stacks'.

 

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Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ...

Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a 'button' and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text ...
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The wheels in my head are rolling, rolling, rolling on how this could be used wisely in the classroom. So many options!!!!

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Front

Front | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning blog, podcast, and links. Tony Vincent focuses on what
teachers and students can do with today's digital tools.
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I have been learning from Tony Vincent since the Palm Pilot days.  If you are in the EdTech world, Tony Vincent should be one your list of resources for practical solutions or brainstorming.

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Arne Duncan: How Technology Will Revolutionize Testing and Learning: Scientific American

Arne Duncan: How Technology Will Revolutionize Testing and Learning: Scientific American | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Greater broadband access will bring the latest digital tools to more teachers and students
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I was most interested in the section about how technology will help testing.    The Advance Placement testing is moving away from strictly multiple test format.  Yeah!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:28 PM

Technology is a tool and, if a tool is well-chosen and well-used, that would be the key. We cannot force fit it into what we want.

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Apple Inc. news, photos and video - latimes.com

Apple Inc. news, photos and video - latimes.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

News, Photos and Information about Apple Inc.

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Apple lands it's biggest deal so far by getting into the LA school district with iPads for all students and teachers.

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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

Via Felix Jacomino, Evdokia Roka
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I'm a big fan of PBL (Project Based Learning.  I first learned about Tony Vincent when I was in graduate school when we were talking about Palm Pilots in education..  Ironically, he started teaching where my brother currently teaches.  He followed the sun down the Phoenix.  I always enjoy his content and ideas.  

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AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:24 PM

Interesting

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Social Scientist Diana Rhoten on 21st Century Learning, Youth Networks, and Digital Media

Diana Rhoten is director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council in New York....
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Here is a great five-minute video by Diana Rhoten about how we can use new media in our classrooms to connect our learners with their passions in a way that will engage them and motivate them to keep learning beyond what we tell them to do.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:06 PM

We want connection Houston.

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Online Learning Made Social with Google+

Google+ in the classroom.  How Google wants your classroom to look.


Via John Shank
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Google set the tone for the next 12 months at their I/O conference this week.  It was not a surprise that they talked about Google+'s impact on social media. It was a bit of a surprise that they discussed educational opportunities for using Google+ in the classroom.  

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Big List of Important Hashtags to Connect on Twitter

Big List of Important Hashtags to Connect on Twitter | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
List of Twitter Hashtags for Students and Teachers. As monitoring the hashtags and getting the needed information easily, is simply a gift in the age of knowledge bombardement.

Via EdTechReview (@etr_in)
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My Favorite on this list is #edtech

 

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EdTechReview (@etr_in)'s comment, April 24, 2013 12:35 AM
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The Insiders Guide To: Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro [.pdf]


Via Carmen Huisa, Rui Guimarães Lima, João Carreira, juandoming
Ken Morrison's insight:

I first learned about Tom Kuhlmann in 2007.  He has created what I consider to be one of the top three most memorable instructional videos that I have seen (the one about Jefferson Memorial), and his weekly emails since 2007 have made me a better instructor.  I am excited to dig into this pdf.

Ken

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50 Most Social Media Savvy Professors in America - Online Colleges

50 Most Social Media Savvy Professors in America - Online Colleges | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Many throw themselves into the digital milieu, excelling at networking and spreading ideas and insights with fellow academics, professionals, students and interested readers alike.

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What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology

What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

“ What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology”


Via Grant Montgomery, Jim Lerman, Jenn Alevy
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I don't find this to be overly scientific or reliabe, but it can be a good conversation starter.....

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 22, 2013 12:24 AM
Thanks for this!
Joe Boutte's comment, September 24, 2013 6:40 AM
Very interesting infographic. I'm optimistic about the "trending up" issues but dissappointed in the "trending down" issues, especially to see academics, transparency, and infographics going down. However, if elearning is trending down and blending learning is trending up, I think this is a positive overall trend for holistic, life-long learning. Thanks for the post!
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Internet in the Classroom (vintage, circa 1993)

This is a vintage Internet video. In 1993, the new-fangled Internet was starting to attract regular people, not just the geeks. In the United States, under the High…
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A fun video from 20 years ago. A nice man teaches us how to use this new thing called 'the internet'.  It is fun to see the hope and awe of teachers and students in the classroom in the very early days.

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15 Free Social Media Tools for Teachers and Students | Online Free Tools

15 Free Social Media Tools for Teachers and Students | Online Free Tools | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Social Media tools can greatly enhance students creativity. It also facilitates teachers to easily engage students in interaction environment. Here're the free online tools that can be used for educators.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:41 AM

Internet can be used as the best classroom for students and teachers, where we've tons of facilities to take the advantages from, to enhance the students capabilities and to facilitate the teachers, There're social media tools to use and get educators into interaction environment.
Social Media tools for teachers and students are the online learning tools that enhance students creativities, facilitate the teachers, and to work collaboratively.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:55 AM

Gracias por compartir.

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:29 AM

Una guía muy interesante!

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How To Manage Your PLN Using Twitter Lists

How To Manage Your PLN Using Twitter Lists | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Are you using Twitter lists?  You should be.

 


Via camaher
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I really like how she says that her PLN is more than a PLN it is an APLN - Active Personal Learning Network. This is a nice short blog on both the shy and how to use lists to improve your Twitter learning experience.

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Marian McLeod's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:07 AM

Create "Lists" to organize your PLN on Twitter....

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Free Technology for Teachers: A YouTube-free Video Search Engine

Free Technology for Teachers: A YouTube-free Video Search Engine | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Did you know that you can create a new custom made search engine withing Google?

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You can also embed it!  This is great if you want to limit the sites that students will find when searching. Of course you should only do this with full disclosure. However, it might be a good way to put some 'rails' on the search train within some topic. It is worth considering.  The creator of this blog used it to help teachers find videos that were not on YouTube.  For those who hate Wikipedia, you could customize a search that avoids sending students to that site.  So many options.  Enjoy.

 

Speaking of options:  Here are 47 other search engines for finding educational videos:

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/09/47-alternatives-to-using-youtube-in.html#.UhLFYxaEexr

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Being able to use technology should not be the end goal.  We should be able to use technology to work toward bigger academic and community goals.

 


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Ken Morrison's insight:

Thank you Susan and Linda. I like this Scoop as long as we know that the 'wrong answers' are not bad...they just are not enough. I feel that all integration of the 'wrong answers' should be framed as potential steps toward reaching outcomes on the right.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Going Digital To Engage Students

Going Digital To Engage Students | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
An instructor in the humanities uses social media to keep class interesting for at-risk students.

Via Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.
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From the Chronicle of Higher Ed, this article shares how one teacher chose to embrace the integration of social media to engage students. The writer asks some tough questions that are worth considering.  For example, "Is it poor students or boring lectures that cause the failure of some students.

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Ken Morrison's comment, June 17, 2013 9:19 PM
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Open University: Coursera Partners With 10 Major State Schools

Open University: Coursera Partners With 10 Major State Schools | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The new partnerships will bring technologyenhanced learning to 1.25 million enrolled students and possibly millions more worldwide.
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A MOOC from Coursera may enter your university soon. This article highlights three motivations for the integration from a university's point of view:

1)  Fresh content that can be integrated to exhisting courses or to compliment existing departmental offerings

2) Give current professors more exposure

3) International exposure and international student recruitment.

 

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Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times

Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

What does connected learning look like in action? It looks like Charles Raben, a 14-year-old aspiring photographer from a public school in New York City.


Via Faiz A.H
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This is part of the reason why I have integrated Scoop.it into the classroom. More importantly, I integrate many aspects of connected learning and PLN development.  I try to model for my students that many experts in their fields are willing to spend a few minutes to help polite young students who reach out to them.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger..."

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Ken's Key Takeaway:  
This is worth printing and keeping.  It is a nice bird's eye view of some of the learning theories surrounding educational technology.

Ken 

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Do You Carry the 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher?

Do You Carry the 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.
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I am sharing this link, because I like the framework provided and the attitude of the author of reminding us that we don't have to be all things at all times. However, we do have to be flexible and be able to draw from each of these skillsets as needed.

The characteristics are:

The Adapter

The Communicator

The Learner

The Visionary

The Leader

The Model

The Collaborator

The Risk Taker

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South Korea’s surprising stand-down on digital textbooks

South Korea has for years equated the advance of technology with societal progress, including in the area of education. Not now.
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I am sharing this because it talks about a balance that the Korean government is trying to find between leading the way in digital textbooks and paper in a country where 1 in 5 of students between 5 - 9 year old students are addicted to the Internet.

Ken

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