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The pros and cons of distance learning software - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

The pros and cons of distance learning software - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | On education | Scoop.it
Distance learning software has evolved from the beginning of eLearning technologies from a simple standalone learning software with minimum intera..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (The pros and cons of distance learning software - http://t.co/Ria9CrZ...)...
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David Wiley (ed.) - An Open Education Reader

David Wiley (ed.) - An Open Education Reader | On education | Scoop.it

"A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License."


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Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, Today, 5:33 AM

A fantastic collection of links, articles, insights and resources about Open Ed. 

Ana Dias's curator insight, Today, 7:11 AM

open education reader!! 

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Till Kreutzer - Rechtsfragen und Qualitätssicherung bei OER – Zwei Mythen über Open Educational Resources


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The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code - Mashable #hourofcode

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code - Mashable #hourofcode | On education | Scoop.it
Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.

Just like it's easier to learn a foreign language if you start in grade school, getting an early grasp on mark-up and programming languages such as HTML, CSS and Java ensures you'll have an idea of what makes our digital lives and devices tick, even if you don't plan on becoming a software developer.

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Sylvie GAMET's curator insight, December 9, 6:03 AM

Always usefull nowadays.

Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 9, 9:20 AM

It's not too late to participate in the Hour of Code as it continues through Dec 14. Let's get . . .let's get. . . let's get coding!

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Archana Thakran: Finding and Sharing OER for your class

Archana Thakran: Finding and Sharing OER for your class | On education | Scoop.it
In this post I will be talking about how to find and share the OER learning materials which are available on various OER related websites or portals. Suppose there are 25 students in your class and you want to use OER learning material for the next session with them.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | On education | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, December 8, 4:31 AM

Muy interesante cómo clasifica las Apps (gratuitas, por cierto) en los niveles más altos de la taxonomía de Bloom y cómo el uso de esas Apps permite que aprendizaje de la competencia del pensamiento crítico. Muy bueno!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:56 AM

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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English ~ Edutopia

How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English ~ Edutopia | On education | Scoop.it

by Matthew James Friday

 

"Storytelling has tremendous benefits for classroom learning, as I discussed in my post Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters. This time, I want to further explore those benefits, in particular how storytelling inspires children to learn English.

"The motivation for this comes from my recent experience of teaching in an international school in China that has a 97 percent cohort of students learning English as an additional language (EAL). In my Grade 3 class last year, I had four students join with no English and as many again with very basic language skills. I worried that I would struggle to engage these students as both a teacher and a storyteller.


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5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | On education | Scoop.it
By Cari Bennette - For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, here's tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom.

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Matleena Laakso's curator insight, December 2, 1:04 PM

Niin houkutteleva otsikko, että laitoin Scoop.itiin talteen :) #kairatvt #kirjastotivi #evarikko

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 2, 5:04 PM

Lots of ideas on how to use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook in the Classroom, Pinterest, YouTube, flickr, and Tackk in the Classroom with your students and peers.

Gina Tucker's curator insight, December 3, 2:08 PM

teachers need to use social media, too

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Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue ~ NY Magazine

Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue ~ NY Magazine | On education | Scoop.it

by Adam Sternbergh

 

'And now we’re getting to the heart of what emoji do well—what perhaps they do better even than language itself, at least in the rough-and-tumble world online. Aside from the widespread difficulty of expressing yourself in real time with your clumsy thumbs, while hunched over a lit screen, and probably distracted by 50 other things, there’s the fact that the internet is mean. The widespread anonymity of the web has marked its nascent years with a kind of insidious incivility that we all now accept with resignation. Comment sections are a write-off. “Troll” is a new and unwelcome ­subspecies of person. Twitter’s a hashtag-strewn battlefield.

"But emoji are not, it turns out, well designed to convey meanness. They are cartoons, first of all. And the emoji that ­exist—while very useful for conveying excitement, happiness, bemusement, befuddlement, and even love—are not very good at conveying anger, derision, or hate. If we can take as a given that millennials, as a generation, were raised in a digital environment—navigating, for the first time, digital relationships as an equally legitimate and in some ways dominant form of interpersonal ­interaction—it stands to reason they might be drawn to a communicative tool that serves as an antidote to ambient incivility. They might be especially receptive to, and even excited about, a tool that counteracts the harshness of life in the online world. They might be taken with emoji.

"The word that came up multiple times, in many conversations, with many people about emoji was soften."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Wonderful article...full of insight. Just the thing to read over a leisurely Thanksgiving weekend. Great things to thing about, terrific illustrations, fascinating links.


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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 4:49 AM

Some useful tips.

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 5:02 PM

Excellent article that gives educators some additional ways to incorporate digital devices into the curriculum.  The author also explains ways to get around using these devices as well.  You have probably heard of learning styles. Did you know there was such a thing as a "distraction style?"

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9 Popular Student Response Tools Compared in One Chart ~ Free Technology for Teachers

9 Popular Student Response Tools Compared in One Chart ~ Free Technology for Teachers | On education | Scoop.it
Last winter I published a chart that compared the key features of five popular student response platforms. In the nine months since then more student response tools have come onto market. This morning I added those tools my chart. The chart is embedded below as PDF hosted by Box.com. You can also get a Google Documents copy of it by clicking here.

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The Best Children’s Books of 2014

The Best Children’s Books of 2014 | On education | Scoop.it

by Marie Popova


"This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)"


Jim Lerman's insight: Popova's post is lavishly illustrated with images from the 15 books she selected for this year's list. Fans may wish to visit her list of winners for the previous 4 years as well.


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Learning Environment as the Third Educator

Learning Environment as the Third Educator | On education | Scoop.it
Reggio Emilia approach has a strong belief that children learn through interaction with others while teachers observe and document the learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 21, 4:21 PM
The Reggio Emilia approach is about having children seen as competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative, inventive and to possess a desire to interact and communicate with others. The learning environment, the third educator, invites learners to explore and discover on their own as teachers and parents observe and document the process. 
Norton Gusky's curator insight, November 22, 9:09 AM

Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow University in Pittsburgh have been leaders in using the Reggio Emilia model for early childhood. Reggio Emilia sees technology as one tool that actively engages the child. The environment is really a Maker Space giving young learners the tools to learn based on their interests.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 22, 12:22 PM

The teaching/learning environment is a technology that is often overlooked.

 

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EPALE - European Commission | ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe

EPALE - European Commission | ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe | On education | Scoop.it
ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe

 

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


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

 

 


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'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program @insidehighered

'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
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Free Open Educational Resources (OER)


Martin Weller has just published a peer-reviewed book called The Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory. This book is a great resource and a fascinating read.

Exploring different aspects of open in higher education - open access, MOOCs, open education resources and open scholarship – Weller shows how far the concept of openness has come, to the point where “openness is now such a part of everyday life that it seems unworthy of comment”.


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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning

Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning | On education | Scoop.it
Access, Engage, and Express, based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, is the lens for teaching and learning for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 7, 6:15 PM
Access, Engage, and Express (TM) is the lens for understanding how anyone learns best. The reason we came up with these three words was to help educators easily understand their learners using this lens. We want Access, Engage, and Express to be an integral part of their daily approach to teaching and learning.  Using Access, Engage and Express was developed from the Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) principles that are based on neuroscience and how we learn.

"UDL is the framework for Personalized Learning."
Barbara Bray's curator insight, December 8, 10:29 AM

Why do teachers and learners need a lens for learning? This post will share the importance of understanding how you learn best. Access is about how you transform and process information into useable knowledge. Engage is how you best engage with content. Express is how you demonstrate what you know and understand. If you use this lens, you and your teacher become partners in learning. 

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | On education | Scoop.it

by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

 

"When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.

"To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time. The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination. Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs. And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:10 PM

This article and video help instructors figure out how to best "flip" their course, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Any flippers out there care to share their experiences?

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MOOC Evolution and One Poetry MOOC’s Hybrid Approach

MOOC Evolution and One Poetry MOOC’s Hybrid Approach | On education | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | On education | Scoop.it

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge.

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Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, November 28, 5:13 AM

short and sharp collection of a few important pointers

Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 11:54 AM

Online discussion tips!

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Preso.tv

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The hassle-free way to broadcast retina-quality presentations on smartphones, tablets, and computers in real-time, anywhere in the world

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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 10:31 AM

This is an amazing way to share files.  I hope they will expand the format to include other file types.  No registration and no account sign up is necessary.  It accepts Word, PDF and Powerpoint files.

Marie Arndt's curator insight, December 3, 6:56 AM

A useful mobile tool for taking your presentations anywhere.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:21 AM

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Changing Perceptions - Every Child a Learner

Changing Perceptions - Every Child a Learner | On education | Scoop.it
Discover how to create a culture where learners are more valued than students.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 24, 1:45 PM
The learner uses the UDL lens to share their strengths and challenges in learning, their preferences or needs to access, engage and express as well as their aspirations, talents and interests. At that moment when a learner is able to tell their story about how they learn with their teacher, the "partnership in learning" begins between the teacher and the learner. This opens the door for the teacher to have a conversation with the learner about learning goals, skills and strategies that the learner needs to work on to reduce any barriers and maximize learning. The undeniable outcome in using the UDL lens is that the child has been validated as a learner. This is something that rarely occurs today in anyone's education and will have a positive and profound impact for any learner. 
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Prep + Execution = Success at University Recruiting

Prep + Execution = Success at University Recruiting | On education | Scoop.it

(or “How a Startup Can Source Six New Software Developers in One Day”)


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Régis Faubet's curator insight, November 21, 7:28 AM

When it comes to university recruiting, knowing what you want, acting on it, and moving quickly are some of the biggest assets that a startup can bring to bear. Nothing beats seeing it in action.

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10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms ~ Education Dive

10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms ~ Education Dive | On education | Scoop.it

by Allie Gross

 

"Here are 10 ways you can utilize the Chromebook and its Google tools to make the most out of your classroom experience."


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