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50 Things To Do On The iPad

50 Things To Do On The iPad | On education | Scoop.it

While the iPad is not the savior for learning–or even mobile learning for that matter, if you use one for five minutes it’s easy to see that it is an amazing piece of hardware.

We’ve talked about how to use them in a PBL environment. And how to record ideas with them. And even separated ideas for using the iPad in the classroom by complexity. (Or, see ten of our top iPad posts here.)

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Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate

Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate | On education | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul

 

"This is a very particular take on learning: the autodidact’s take. We shouldn’t mistake it for most people’s reality. Productive learning without guidance and support from others is rare. A pair of eminent researchers has gone so far as to call the very notion of self-directed learning “an urban legend in education.”

 

"In a paper published in Educational Psychologist last year, Paul A. Kirschner of the Open University of the Netherlands and Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer of Maastricht University challenge the popular assumption “that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.”


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 7:18 PM

Very few people are true autodidacts. Even Bill Gates had mentors i.e. Warren Buffet. We should encourage self-directed learning, but realize it requires teaching and pedagogy.

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Liberio Lets You Make an eBook From Google Drive - GalleyCat

Liberio Lets You Make an eBook From Google Drive - GalleyCat | On education | Scoop.it
Liberio Lets You Make an eBook From Google Drive

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Shelf Control: Kindle Unlimited meets Readmill in the e-reading platform Bookmate -- AppAdvice

Shelf Control: Kindle Unlimited meets Readmill in the e-reading platform Bookmate -- AppAdvice | On education | Scoop.it
Like Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, and Oyster, Bookmate offers unlimited access to a library of e-books for a fee.

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Welcome to Open Library

Welcome to Open Library | On education | Scoop.it

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, July 23, 12:31 PM

un millón de eBooks !

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 24, 7:05 AM

Plenty of reading material here in the form of diverse genres and subjects. Books can be read online, downloaded in several formats and even borrowed for a couple of weeks. 

Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, July 24, 11:23 AM

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!

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Search Advertising for Higher Education: 9 Things to Consider

Learn why higher ed institution should consider search advertising (PPC) as a part of their marketing strategies & how to get started.

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Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs ~ Teaching Channel

Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs ~ Teaching Channel | On education | Scoop.it

"Go inside the classrooms of Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Ugalde as they plan a science lesson that focuses on ELA skills for two groups of students at varying levels of English fluency."


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Easier Ways to Protect Email From Unwanted Prying Eyes ~ NY Times

Easier Ways to Protect Email From Unwanted Prying Eyes ~ NY Times | On education | Scoop.it

by Molly Wood

 

"Security experts say email is a lot more like a postcard than a letter inside an envelope, and almost anyone can read it while the note is in transit.

 

"One promising new encryption tool is Virtru, a feature that can be added to Chrome and Firefox browsers or installed on the Mail program on the Mac and for Outlook on Windows. One of Virtru’s big selling points is that it works with web-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. There are also apps for iOS and Android."


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What's with UX in Higher Education? (IWMW conference 2014)

Slides from plenary session at the UK web managers conference, IWMW14. Presented at University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 17 July 2014. Audience …

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California school integrates play with learning | PBS NewsHour

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At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on one school’s approach to keep students engaged all day. Continue reading →

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David Wiley: The Open Education Infrastructure, and Why We Must Build It

"Despite thoughtful disagreement about the term “infrastructure” from people I greatly respect, I continue to find the term extraordinarily useful in my own thinking about how we improve education. As interest in competency-based education continues to grow, we have an incredible opportunity to expand and to open the core pieces of the education infrastructure."


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Storybird - Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember.

Storybird - Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember. | On education | Scoop.it
Creative digital story-building tool for readers, writers and educators. Used in 300,000+ K-12 classrooms worldwide. Works with any classroom and on any device, and is free for teachers.

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | On education | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."


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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 9:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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New issue: IRRODL 15(3)

New issue: IRRODL 15(3) | On education | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.

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Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, July 10, 4:38 AM

 

" This issue features several pieces that highlight the business of successful teaching, faculty-learner and learner-learner interaction. From Serbia, Raspopovic, Jankulovic, Runic, and Lucic examine, in a case study, success factors in e-learning, from the perspective of a developing country in transition from traditional modes of learning to technology-enhanced modes of learning."

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Javiera Atenas & Leo Havemann - Questions of quality in repositories of open educational resources: a literature review

"Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials which are freely available and openly licensed. Repositories of OER (ROER) are platforms that host and facilitate access to these resources. ROER should not just be designed to store this content – in keeping with the aims of the OER movement, they should support educators in embracing open educational practices (OEP) such as searching for and retrieving content that they will reuse, adapt or modify as needed, without economic barriers or copyright restrictions. This paper reviews key literature on OER and ROER, in order to understand the roles ROER are said or supposed to fulfil in relation to furthering the aims of the OER movement."


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Spiral - for student collaboration

Spiral - for student collaboration | On education | Scoop.it

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 26, 9:55 AM

Great idea if you can get the site to actuallyl et you register.

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Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation ~ Huffington Post

Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation ~ Huffington Post | On education | Scoop.it

by Matthew Lynch


"...technology has made it possible for students who fall off the traditional path to jump back on and finish what they spent most of their childhood working towards. This may be in the form of taking remote classes from home, remedial classes in on-campus computer labs or even by enrolling in full-time online schools, public or private. The technology available for these options benefits students who face difficulties with a normal school schedule including teenage parents, students with short-term or long-term illnesses, teens with substance abuse struggles, or those who had poor academic performance due to learning disabilities or bullying."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 10:19 PM

What is interesting is that other sources indicate there is a growing digital divide. Could it be both are happening? We have some communities graduating students in greater numbers and others struggling. Is it possible what we look for is what we find in research sometimes?

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: 8 Tips for Making Beautiful Presentations

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: 8 Tips for Making Beautiful Presentations | On education | Scoop.it

by Michele Pecansky-Brock

 

"Humans are visual creatures. Creating and engaging with visual content was more innate to our species than text.  But beyond the "what came first" argument, we must understand the power of images to engage the affective domain of learning.  For a moment, reflect on your childhood memories. What comes to mind? How much of what you remember is imprinted in memory because someone took photographs of those moments?  "Our personal memories, our lives are shaped through images. And as they have become more accessible to educators, understanding how to use them effectively to persuade, impact, empower, and inspire others is an important part of communicating."
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 6:57 PM

We are visual learners who enjoy a good story. Sometimes that needs digital technology and sometimes it does not.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 24, 8:39 AM

Michelle Pacansky-Brock offers tips for presentations and lectures.

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These Real-World Professional Development Setups Actually Work - Edudemic

These Real-World Professional Development Setups Actually Work - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Lisa Johnson

 

"So What is a Wicked Good Idea? It is more than pin-worthy… it is something that forces you to stop and challenges you to think differently. In this two-part series, we will delve into professional development ideas that not only make you halt and take notice… but also jump-start your imagination and inspiration and drive you to pluck them and take action by remixing them or even creating one of your own."


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5 Tips And Resources an eLearning Freelancer With No Experience Should Know - eLearning Industry

5 Tips And Resources an eLearning Freelancer With No Experience Should Know - eLearning Industry | On education | Scoop.it

by Christopher Pappas

 

"In this article I'll offer insight into how you can start eLearning freelancing with no prior experience. From building a portfolio to landing your first job, I'll share a number of eLearning Freelancing tips that can help you to achieve success when starting out on your own as a new eLearning Freelancer."


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The e-textbook transformation

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A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 17, 1:51 PM

Some of the success stories as well as the issues - cost, lack of compatibility between publishers, and research to show effectiveness. 

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Ebner, Martin et al.: How Open Content Servers Can Be Made Beneficial for Learning and Education


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A Response to Joshua Kim's '3 Reasons Why Chromebook Beats iPad in 1:1 Programs' (EdSurge News)

A Response to Joshua Kim's '3 Reasons Why Chromebook Beats iPad in 1:1 Programs' (EdSurge News) | On education | Scoop.it

by Tim Holt

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"Tim Holt, Director of Instructional Technology for El Paso ISD,fires back in the iPad vs. Chromebook debate by responding to Joshua Kim's pro-Chromebook piece, point by point. "What I think we have here is someone stuck in the idea that a device has to have a keyboard built in in order to be an effective learning tool. It does not," Holt writes. "Since tablets are not laptops, the efforts to make them ‘pseudo laptops' often fail."


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How Can We Connect Teachers to Connected Learning? ~ Digital Is

How Can We Connect Teachers to Connected Learning? ~ Digital Is | On education | Scoop.it

by David Quinn


"I realized that if teachers were to get on board, I’d have to make it concrete. I had another attempt to share Connected Learning with Rhode Island teachers at the Highlander Institute’s Blended Learning Conference. I reached out to Christina Cantrill for permission to use an example from Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom and she was kind enough to oblige. The first example was Larissa Pahomov’s 2Fer project where students wrote two-page position papers that were peer reviewed in Google Docs and then shared publicly on a website."


- See more at: http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/how-can-we-connecting-teachers-connected-learning/6116#sthash.E0YdyDS7.dpuf


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Beyond assessment - recognizing achievement in a networked world - by Stephen Downes

ePortfolios and Open Badges are only the first wave in what will emerge as a wider network-based form of assessment that makes tests and reviews unnecessary. I…

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 12, 4:11 AM

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niftyjock's curator insight, July 15, 6:05 PM

badges and e-portfolios are a great idea but do they work in reality?

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Pulse podcast discusses what's ahead for eLearning technology @insidehighered

Pulse podcast discusses what's ahead for eLearning technology @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

The Pulse podcast looks at what's on the horizon in digital learning instruction. In it, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discusses some of the trends in eLearning teaching and technology. He explores the 2014 Horizon Report and trends in pedagogy, among other things.

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