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How To Create An Animated Doodle Video for a School History Project

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This looks like a lot of work, but I can see students really getting into it.  It looks like a great way to 'trick' students into working very hard to learn the things needed for a successful project. (that they would have fun doing).

 

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Scribboard - a collaborative drawing app

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Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:50 AM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:56 PM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:27 PM

Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills

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"41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  


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A very nice collection of tech tools to help writing teachers

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:53 PM

Who says using computers is not good for kids writing skills? These apps will certainly help get rid of that myth.

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A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools

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We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.

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I always appreciate frameworks.  Here are three frameworks to help us choose how we will use new technology in the classroom

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 27, 2012 3:10 AM

The framework is based on a distinction between a monological, a dialogical, and a polyphonic form of teaching. The three forms of teaching can be distinguished by their different perceptions of how learning takes place, and by their different perceptions of the relations between subject matter, teacher and student. By considering which form of teaching one wants to practice, one may, on the basis of the pedagogical framework, assess whether it would be appropriate to use a specific tool in teaching.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:44 PM

changing among 4 different frameworks - interesting and short reading

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, December 28, 2012 5:46 AM

The monological form of teaching – Learning is the student's acquisition of this knowledge.Tools – distributing and intermediary tools.

 

The dialogical form of teaching – Learning is seen as the student's development of this inherent basis of knowledge. Tools that support students' problem oriented; simulations and more advanced learning games.

 

The polyphonic form of teaching – Learning is the student's participation in exchange of many different individuals' perception of the world.

Tools that support equal collaboration

 

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The False Promise of the Education Revolution - College, Reinvented - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Popular "disruptions" have the buzz but might put higher education out of reach for those students who need traditional instruction the most.
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Some academics discuss online courses' role in the future of education.  This includes a nice discussion about the citizens who are not enabled to succeed in higher end traditional universities.

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

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Facebook launched the largest tech IPO in history. Here is a look back at their journey.
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I am excited about Meograph.  It is a multimedia digital media creation tool.  It can be a great tool for teachers and students.

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New E-Textbooks Will Tattle To Professors About Students' Reading Habits #edtech

New E-Textbooks Will Tattle To Professors About Students' Reading Habits #edtech | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

These smart eReaders by Coursesmart will tell a teacher how long a student spends on each page, how many pages are read and take a 'guess" at how engaged the students was (pinching? scrolling?)

 

This should be interestings

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History Makers

Dr. Richard Clark once said something very similar to "bringing media into the classroom doesn't change learning any more than a grocery truck changes people's diets by simply delivering fruit to the store"  This 70-minute interview will help you know about this giant in the educational communications technology field.

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10 Truths About Educational Technology

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Ken's Key Takeaway:

This 10-year veteran in the edtech field shares 10 key points for us to all remember:

I LOVE #4.  It is a good reminder of something I knew.
1. The learning objective comes first.
2. No technology is perfect.
3. Digital natives? Sort of.
4. Make do.
5. You've got to know it to believe in it.
Teachers who routinely use tech—in the classroom and in their personal lives—know it's important and beneficial for their students. Those who don’t won’t.
6. Leaders have followers.

7. Filtering: Not so fast.
8. Technology might not be the best tool for the job.
9. Teaching and learning aren’t the same.
10. Aim high.

 

I am very happy that i graduted from a program that spent a lot of time talking about when technology is not the answer


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Iowa ASCD :: Teacher Guides for Technology

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KEN's KEY TAKEAWAY

Here is a nice list of guides for how teachers can introduce technology into their classroom.  They are written in a way that is easy to follow.

Ken

 

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

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KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY

This author does a great job of explaining how he uses Wikis to help students organize their thoughts before and after class meetings.  I have used wikis in the past, but I prefer blogs.  My ideal situation would be if a leader took the best of the blogs and created a wiki.  Maybe next semster?

Ken

 

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!


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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 1:50 PM
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slesch's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:27 AM

Interesting use of Wiki's to foster student engagement with course readings

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

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Ken's Key Takeaway:

it is hard for me to not lose patience (in year 5 for me) with people who refuse to see Twitter as more than just a time waister.  It is not a talking tool.  It is a listening and learning tool.  

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A pedagogical framework for mobile learning

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A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types...

 

 


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The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom

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How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discouraged by the overload of information?


Via Gust MEES, Lynnette Van Dyke
Ken Morrison's insight:

A wonderful resource for learning how to evaluate technology for possible use in the classroom.  Also, don't forget to note Larry's other links within this text for:  (dead links.  Active links in text)

The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics

The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks

The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning

 

KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:

In addition, studies have found that having students write for an "authentic" audience beyond just the teacher helps them feel motivated to do a better job, and plenty of online opportunities, including communicating with "sister classes" from around the world, can provide those venues, as well as offering exposure to different cultures.

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SpeakIt!

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After about five years of happy use of Apple's text to voice tool, I was pleasantly surprised at how good Google's free plugin for Chrome is at reading text.  It is easy to use and adds nice inflection to the reading.

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What are the hot teaching topics for 2013? Edutopia News Knows. And they will prepare you.

What are the hot teaching topics for 2013? Edutopia News Knows.  And they will prepare you. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a great resource about what you can expect to be changing education in 2013

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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

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Having student's work in a published form creates an atmosphere of accountability.  Here are some easy to use tools to publish their work electronically.

 

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Korea's Highest Tech High School

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sejong city, smart school, hansol elementry school, firsttownapartment complex
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High tech is used from everything from automatic text messages to parents when the student enters the school to cutting down on school bullying.

This school is part of a new government-created town to spread out the government offices out of densely-populated Seoul

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11 Ideas for Fostering an Innovative Culture

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11 real ways to create a better school for our children. None of them are easy. They are all possible.
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1.  Embrace an Open Culture
2. Learning is the Focus 

3. Digital Leadership 

4.  Narrowing the Focus
5.  Leadership Development 

6. The Balance Between Pressure and Support
7.  Learning Leads the Way 
8. Disrupt Your Routine
9. Parents as Partners
10. Focus on strengths
11.  Leadership Determines Management

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Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction? | Kapp Notes

Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction? | Kapp Notes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's key takeaway:

Traditional courses have objectives that might be met.  Gamification has challenges that must be pursued.

Ken

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AECT History

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KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY
AECT is having their international conference this week. It was at this conference four years ago where I found my focus in this exciting field.  Congratualations to my university professor, Dr. Marcus Childress for organizing this international conference.  Childress is the incoming president of this exciting organization.  Here is a brief explanation of this organization's long history.

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Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends.

Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I've seen Mightbell in action.  I wasn't completely sold, but I probably should have tweeks my subscriptions.  I am interested in their unique selling proposition during the elections (see below)

Ken

 

The presidential debates are in full swing. Online opinions are everywhere, yet no one wants to be entirely honest for fear of alienating co-workers, friends and family.

Discussing and sharing opinions about the upcoming election doesn't have to be a public endeavor. Instead, create a private space and invite only those whose opinions you trust. Once your group is assembled, you can:

Add articles straight from the web for instant discussion.

Upload videos from YouTube to start a conversation.

Ask questions about confusing facts and figures.

Chat in real time as you watch the debates.

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Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

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Ken's Key Takeaway:

They reference S. Korea a few times. They need to be careful in thinking that what works in one system will work in another.  With that said, I am a fan of the potential of being able to update textbooks much more quickly and customize them for your lessons.  I also like the idea of parents being able to download the same book as the students.

Ken

 

 

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.

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30 Goals 2012 : Teacher Reboot Camp

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Time is flying.  Entering Month 10 for this goal of making a difference by meeting 26 short-term goals for educators.  It's not too late to join!

 

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How Wikis Can Help Schools Organize Their Content

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KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:

The focus of this article is about how to use wikis to improve communication among teachers, staff, and administration.  Unfortunately, there are some hurdels. 

Ken

 

 

"Students and teachers are embracing web 2.0 technologies with fervour but administrators are not, even though these remarkable tools can provide much needed cost-saving capabilities. This phenomenon is understandable,because older office tools, an already overburdened staff, and the reluctance to change the way of doing things all discourage jumping into untested waters. However, it is clear that administrative wikis can provide school administrations with radically improved documentation processes. In fact, they can begin to make schools the very platforms that students and teachers need to succeed in their technical endeavours. Why not reinvent schools as technology centres? After all, they are already theatres, restaurants, sports complexes, and more. The road starts with the administrative wiki."


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