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Understanding metering, part one: introduction

Understanding metering, part one: introduction | On education | Scoop.it

One of the more important – yet almost always overlooked – aspects of camera operation is metering. Simply put, the meter determines what your final exposure is, and how bright or dark your image looks relative to the scene. Unless you are shooting manual – and even then – the camera’s exposure is determined by the meter. Add the fact that the eyes of a viewer tend to go to the brightest and/ or highest contrast portions of an image first (i.e. this should be your subject) – and it’s clear to see why it’s absolutely critical to understand both how metering works as a fundamental concept and any camera-specific peccadilloes that might exist. The last thing you want is to find that your camera drastically underexposed a once-in-a-lifetime shot of some critically important event because you didn’t know (or forgot) that the meter was extremely affected by point light sources*.

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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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Martin Weller: The iceberg model of OER engagement

"I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy...

I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out."


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Open Badges: Why and How

Open Badges: Why and How | On education | Scoop.it
Open Badges: Why and Why Not I have been wanting for so…

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Paul West's curator insight, July 6, 2:38 AM

How to try out badges. 

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 7, 4:34 AM

A great intro

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Jan Neumann: Some Basic Thoughts About OER Policy

Jan Neumann: Some Basic Thoughts About OER Policy | On education | Scoop.it

"National OER policies determine the framework within which other OER actors can develop. By doing so they form a mighty leverage to shape the OER ecosystem of a country. Though we are still at the beginning, initial achievements are promising. Approaches like the OER policy registry by Creative Commons provide the possibilities to follow and speed up the development. Supportive will also be, that openness and sharing are among the core values of the OER movement. If we manage to obtain this also for the field of policy by sharing our experiences and lessons learned, fast progression should be possible."


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Jude Barback: Open education: possible future or utopian idea? | New Zealand Education Review

Jude Barback considers the debates around open access and open educational resources.


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Netted | Your Passwords Deserve Better

Netted | Your Passwords Deserve Better | On education | Scoop.it

"We know it's perilous when our passwords are compromised – and yet we still do everything wrong... from writing them on Post Its to sharing them with friends.

"It's time to do right by your passwords with Mitro.

"Founded by former Googlers, Mitro is a browser extension – available for Chrome, and beta testing for Safari and Firefox – that safely records your credentials and lets you temporarily lend account access to chosen contacts without actually telling them your passwords (those stay in a heavily encrypted escrow that even Mitro can't see)."


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Jim Goodell: Open Education Resources (OER) Digital Ecosystem

Jim Goodell: Open Education Resources (OER) Digital Ecosystem | On education | Scoop.it

"At the event I worked with a break-out group to map the OER Digital Ecosystem. The following infographic is the QIP visualization of the "ecosystem" derived from a picture of the whiteboard and Felix Tscheulin's gliffy diagram of the same... "


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A Quick Guide to Higher Ed Social Media | Merge

A Quick Guide to Higher Ed Social Media | Merge | On education | Scoop.it
Each social network serves a different purpose and reaches a different audience, and the most innovative approaches tailor their social media activity accordingly.

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New Chrome Extension from Net Texts Helps Teachers Access Standards-Aligned, Ready-to-Use Courses Created from OER

New Chrome Extension from Net Texts Helps Teachers Access Standards-Aligned, Ready-to-Use Courses Created from OER | On education | Scoop.it
Faced with rigorous academic standards and an influx of technology in the classroom, teachers are seeking more efficient, innovative and flexible ways to access and create course materials for their students. To help teachers make the most of their time — inside and outside the classroom — Net Texts today announces the release of a new Chrome extension. Click to Tweet .

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Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered

Can MOOCs lure international students to U.S. colleges and universities? @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

MOOCs have become one of the United States’ major educational exports. In the first year of MOOCs offered by Harvard and MIT through the online education site edX, two-thirds of the enrollees hailed from outside North America.

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Personalized Learning, Maine Style

Personalized Learning, Maine Style | On education | Scoop.it

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Putting learners at the center and in charge of their own learning is the focus of this article from Educational Leadership. Maine recently passed legislation requiring that beginning in 2018, high school diplomas must be awarded on the basis of learner proficiency. No longer will "seat time" be a passport to graduation.

 

Under the new legislation, schools must offer learners multiple pathways and opportunities to demonstrate learning proficiency, including teacher-designed or learner-designed assessments, portfolios, performances, exhibitions, projects, and community service. To reach this goal, all Maine school districts will need to explore personalized learning.

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Play to win with game strategy in recruitment marketing

Play to win with game strategy in recruitment marketing | On education | Scoop.it

Around the world, smart companies and organisations are leveraging consumers' innate thrill at playing, being challenged, and receiving rewards through games. This trend is called "gamification," and it's entirely applicable to the international education sector, especially given the demographics of many prospective students who have grown up amid the trend.

 

ICEF Monitor takes you through various examples from schools using gamification in recruitment, fundraising, orientations and retention.


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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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#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses @insidehighered

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

A massive open online course instructor was removed from his own course last week -- or was he? As confusion brews among students in the half-finished, suspended MOOC, some observers are asking if the instructor orchestrated a social experiment without permission -- or a farce.

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9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | On education | Scoop.it

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology ~ Edutopia

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology ~ Edutopia | On education | Scoop.it

by Brad Currie

 

"Picture it: a middle school in Anytown, U.S.A. has a teacher that is struggling to figure out why her SmartBoard is acting up. Typically she would submit a "tech request" and wait an extended period of time for it to be fixed. One issue, though -- she needs the device now for a very important math lesson. She suddenly remembers that a group of students called the "Tech Detectives" can come to the rescue and fix the problem. Within minutes, several students arrive, play around with a few wires and buttons, and the malfunction is addressed in no time.

 

Students to the Rescue

 

"The Tech Detectives Club was created at Black River Middle School in Chester, New Jersey as a way for students to take ownership of the technology they utilize during their various learning experiences. Based on feedback from various school stakeholders who have a passion for technology, it was deemed necessary to start a club that arms students with a strong technological skill set. On a regular basis, students create tutorials, assist teachers, learn about technology trends, collaboratively problem solve issues, and gain exposure to career readiness. The excitement generated from this program is truly remarkable. Below, you will find guidance on how to start your very own Tech Detectives Club."


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Personalize your learning environment

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Transforming a traditional classroom into a personalized learning environment takes a process. Personalized learning experts Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey tell you how you can set it in motion.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 2:57 PM

Personalized learning is built on the idea that each learner is unique and learns in different ways. This is called variability in learning. To support all learners’ unique needs and preferences, learning environments have to be flexible. It takes a process to transform learning environments and change learner and teacher roles.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 3, 9:00 PM

University learners need to be similarly considered.  There is very little ubiquity of prior experience with such diverse intakes - Plan to shift from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy.  Student needs shift from early engagement where pedagogy (teacher direction) is the norm, to andragogy where the role of the teacher shifts to facilitating student engagement in the processes of learning, to heutagogy where students define and organise their own learning requirements.

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4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE ~ Education DIVE

4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE ~ Education DIVE | On education | Scoop.it

by Roger Riddell

 

"The Reading Rainbow host spoke to a packed room on technology, the importance of fostering a love of reading, and more.

 

"During his 30-minute talk, Burton made four crucial points about education, technology, and the importance of fostering a love of reading in students. But you don't have to take our word for it — read on and find out."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 2, 9:02 AM

"Literature brings the innovation of tomorrow" and so much more!

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25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic

25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Katie Lepi

 

"Whether you’re a science teacher or not, education and the STEM subjects is a hot topic these days. From discussions about comparing test scores in STEM subjects with students around the globe to tracking the number of STEM based jobs and future graduates, there’s certainly a lot to discuss. There’s a lot of information out there, especially on Twitter. I come across so many different things on a daily basis that I can’t possibly write about them all. So whether you’re just looking for classroom resources or if you’re looking for folks to connect with to broaden and strengthen your PLN, Twitter offers a wealth of opportunity and information to keep your brain busy.

 

"To facilitate, we’ve put together a quick (read: not even close to being exhaustive) list of some great folks to follow on Twitter. You may be able to find resources even more relevant to you by searching Twitter for a keyword (ie, STEM) plus your location. But for now, start here! "


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MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution? | On education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact,

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Borrow Kindle Books for Free at the BookLending.com - Book Lending - Borrow and Lend Kindle Books for Free

Borrow Kindle Books for Free at the BookLending.com - Book Lending - Borrow and Lend Kindle Books for Free | On education | Scoop.it
Borrowing books at the BookLending.com is a great way to enjoy bestsellers for free. Borrow a book now.

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Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC)

Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC) | On education | Scoop.it

A free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow K-16 educators to learn about how deeper learning can be put into practice.

 

"Deeper learning describes a range of instructional approaches that delivers the skills and knowledge students will need to succeed in a world that is changing at an unprecedented pace. Deeper learning prepares students to:

Master core academic contentThink critically and solve complex problemsWork collaborativelyCommunicate effectivelyLearn how to learn (e.g. self-directed learning)Academic mindsets"

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

The entire MOOC and all its resources are located here. The first iteration of this MOOC ran during Jan-March 2014.


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Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Workshop, Ljubljana 2014

Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Workshop, Ljubljana 2014 | On education | Scoop.it
GO-GN stands for Global OER Graduate Network which is a worldwide network of OER PhD researchers and their supervisors. It has been initiated in 2012 and is coordinated by the UNESCO Chair in OER at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. Currently GO-GN embraces more than 20 OER PhD researchers from different parts of the world.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom | On education | Scoop.it

by Vicki Davis


"As hall of fame baseball player, Babe Ruth said, “Yesterday’s home runs won’t win tomorrow’s games.” To level up writing, we need to take advantage of the out-of-the park features and capabilities that social media inspired concepts give writing instruction.


"Most of us know how it feels to write an exciting Facebook status update or a powerful tweet. Without delay, we know the impact of our words as they are retweeted, commented on, and liked (or ignored.) With this in mind, it stands to reason that students want a response too. Paper essays that are only seen by the teacher with a wastebasket as their final destiny are a needless waste of time and potential. Writing can be so much more exciting and it isn’t that hard to do.


"Notably, social media is impacting writing in the classroom in ten powerful ways. You don’t have to be on social media (or even like it)  to feel the lift social media concepts can give writing in your classroom, as I share in my new book  Reinventing Writing released just this month."
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