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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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Forget Memes. Here's What Blogs Can Really Do.

Forget Memes. Here's What Blogs Can Really Do. | On education | Scoop.it
Blogging has long been an effective way to share ideas and information, but it hasn't always been something that the cool kids embrace. Should that worry us? Last week someone kidded with me by saying that '...only idiots blog, so don't do it'. Don't worry, they were joking and I had a good laugh! But it did get me thinking about all the positive things that blogs can do, and how they're really not just for selfies and re-sharing memes. A good blog can change the world. Maybe not everyone knows about that. Today I want to show you some

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Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac

Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac | On education | Scoop.it

"FileVault full-disk encryption (FileVault 2) uses XTS-AES-128 encryption with a 256-bit key to help prevent unauthorized access to the information on your startup disk."


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Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology

Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology | On education | Scoop.it
A mobile technology program that aims to teach students to be purposeful, pragmatic, proportionate, and present can serve as a framework for achieving mindfulness.

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Mindfulness is something I'm really interested. I should probably think harder about it!

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How To Get Great Sound From Your iPhone – Planet of Sound

How To Get Great Sound From Your iPhone – Planet of Sound | On education | Scoop.it

"The iPhone (and the iPod before it) has completely changed the way the majority of people experience and appreciate music. The ability to carry a huge amount of music with you wherever you go, and now to access streaming music services such as Spotify or Tidal, means that the iPhone (or other smartphones) are now the primary way people consume music.


"As audiophiles, this idea might be sacrilege, but let’s not lose hope, because there are some really easy ways to get all this great music out of the phone in a whole lot better quality."

 

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The article offers numerous helpful suggestions on how to maximize the quality of the audio from your phone. They range from somewhat to quite expensive, but if you crave good audio, you know you get what you pay for. 


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How Teens Can Fight Math Anxiety – Bright

How Teens Can Fight Math Anxiety – Bright | On education | Scoop.it

"A group of teenagers gathers after school at Math Guru, a small, independent tutoring center in Toronto, Canada. They sit in comfy chairs and sip mugs of tea. They’re here to work on their math homework, but not by memorizing formulas or solving problems. Instead, they’re going to talk about how their thoughts get in the way of finishing an assignment, solving a problem or passing a test. They will write down their fears on a piece of paper — for example, “I won’t get into university” — and then follow that with reasons why that fear is true or false. Soon it will become clear to them that their feelings aren’t a fair reflection of reality.

 

"It’s a scene playing out in classrooms and tutoring programs across North America, where mindfulness training is the latest answer to fighting teen anxiety about school. Research increasingly shows that these techniques work, which explains their growing popularity."


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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

15 free games that will help you learn how to code | On education | Scoop.it

"Online learning has come a long way in the last few years.

"When I started learning to code, the options were limited—lots of books (not even e-books), some very basic online tutorials, and a whole lot of experimentation.

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.

While a game alone probably isn’t going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really incredible way to practice the skills you’re learning. It makes practice fun. And if you’re anything like me, you might suddenly realize you’ve spent the last four hours reinforcing your coding skills without even realizing it.

I’ve tried out some of the most entertaining and useful games for learning to code. Check out my favorites below."


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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation  ::  Jennifer Gonzalez

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation  ::  Jennifer Gonzalez | On education | Scoop.it

"If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’ learning, it’s possible you’ve been teaching in a cave....

"And yet, when it’s time to plan the learning experiences that would have our students operating on higher levels, some of us come up short. We may not have a huge arsenal of ready-to-use, high-level tasks to give our students. Instead, we often default to having students identify and define terms, label things, or answer basic recall questions. It’s what we know. And we have so much content to cover, many of us might feel that there really isn’t time for the higher-level stuff anyway."

"If this sounds anything like you, I have a suggestion: Try a curation assignment."


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WHAT IS CURATION? When a museum director curates, she collects artifacts, organizes them into groups, sifts out everything but the most interesting or highest-quality items, and shares those collections with the world. When an editor curates poems for an anthology, he does the same thing. The process can be applied to all kinds of content: A person could curate a collection of articles, images, videos, audio clips, essays, or a mixture of items that all share some common attribute or theme.
 
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An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos - Educators Technology

An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos - Educators Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Photo Mapo is a cool iPad app that allows you to add maps to your photos.You can use it to add context to photos you include in your instruction and create mapped collections that can be easily shared with others. Photo Mapo, as we have indicated in an earlier post, is on sale now for free and only for a limited period of time. This deal is valid at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. Hopefully it will be still free by the time you are reading this post.

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Education

How to Use Augmented Reality in Education | On education | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go did two things for society; introduced us to the capabilities of augmented reality (AR).

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7 Tools For Your Digital Classroom - eLearning Industry

7 Tools For Your Digital Classroom - eLearning Industry | On education | Scoop.it
ven a traditional classroom today hardly happens to have no digital tools at all. It is essential for modern teachers to discover and master new tools and stay on top of things. Here is the list of the essential tools one needs to transform their classroom into a blended-learning or a digital one.

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The 40 Best To-Do List Apps in 2017

The 40 Best To-Do List Apps in 2017 | On education | Scoop.it
We've rounded up 40 of the most popular to-do apps, ranging from simple apps with just a list of tasks to advanced apps that organize your tasks, projects, notes and more. We've tested each app, found its best features, and listed its pricing and supported devices to help you quickly find what you want. No matter which task management method you use, there's an app for you.

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If not a worksheet, then what? - Teacher Tech

If not a worksheet, then what? - Teacher Tech | On education | Scoop.it
Great news! If you are a parent, or you teach math, or you know a parent, John Stevens (@jstevens009) has just published a new book called Table Talk Math that is focused on having more math-based conversations at home! When you have parents ask for homework (or even if they don’t) THIS BOOK IS THE ANSWER! Give parents opportunities to have conversations with their child about math, not just help them complete math problems. 

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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | On education | Scoop.it
Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.


Learning Objectives:

Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.
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Aurasma provides an image-recognition software for creating and sharing augmented reality experiences. Users pan with their mobile device cameras to scan images in their physical environment to trigger a separate image or video to play on their screens.

 

Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.
  • Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.
  • Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Augmented+Reality

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/la-realite-augmentee-augmented-reality-ar

 

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This is a great Idea of lesson plan. You can integrate productive skill with a little of exploration and the use of technology. it is new and fun way for the students to write. 
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Augmented reality without all the fancy hardware.
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Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! :: Exploratorium

Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! :: Exploratorium | On education | Scoop.it

"Hungry for fresh, exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena? Science Snacks are hands on, teacher tested, and use cheap, available materials. Satisfy your curiosity without ever getting full."


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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 17, 8:44 AM
Impressive list of activities for all things science.
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Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles

Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles | On education | Scoop.it

"References to learning styles have become commonplace when faculty and students discuss learning experiences. Although learning styles seem to provide a useful explanation of why students perform differently on different tasks, there is a lack of methodologically sound research confirming their existence in the way they are most often described (Reiner & Willingham, 2010). In fact, most research suggests that people do not use one discrete style to learn new information but vary considerably in the methods they use to learn (Paschler, et al., 2009). Rather than relying on learning styles, focusing instead on metacognition can provide students with strategies that can be adapted and applied based on the learning environment and task. In this article, we briefly address the research on learning styles and metacognition and provide examples of activities to help students develop key metacognitive behaviors."


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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | On education | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Reading the pedagogic lay-of-the-land is an essential and challenging skill for teachers to learn. Good ideas emerge in the classroom, but it takes a practiced eye to recognize them and turn them into teachable moments.
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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond
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Is Your School Literate? - Modern Learners

Is Your School Literate? - Modern Learners | On education | Scoop.it
While I think the “Are our kids literate?” question is certainly an important one, an even more significant one may be “Are our schools literate?” Is modern literacy something that is a part of our DNA, or is it something we try to “teach” as a separate entity using some off the web curriculum to pace us through it? I think you know that the answer, by and large, is that we’re not practicing literacy in schools in ways that either model or teach our students the skills they need to become truly literate in today’s world. Obviously, we’re not talking about a three week unit in the second half of seventh grade. And we’re also not helping our kids in this regard when we bring digital tools into classrooms and then employ them for traditional purposes. (The “digital worksheets” thing again.)

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6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology

6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology | On education | Scoop.it
The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, students will get to access interactive simulations, collaborate on quizzes, explore tables of elements and solve scientific puzzles all while having fun. We have included both Android and iPad apps, check them out and see which ones work for you. Enjoy

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The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned | On education | Scoop.it
Digital learning is here: what are the ten trends to make sense of this new landscape?

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Reading

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"Reading instructors, including those who work with English Language Learners (ELLs), may want to check out this collection of resources from the Goodwill Community Foundation's LearnFree website. Here, readers will find a number of multimedia tutorials and practice problems, including useful guides that outline major grammar rules and interactive practice problems where users may test their ability to properly apply these rules in sentences. Moving along, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) may be interested in the Learning English section, which features tutorials in seven non-English languages, including Spanish, Arabic, and French. Meanwhile, the Practice Reading section allows learners to make their own choices about practice exercises by selecting a topic (e.g. government, geography, and people) and a practice activity (e.g. letters, texts, and videos). Topics and activities are both represented by picture icons to make this section accessible to a wide variety of reading levels. Finally, the Reading Activities section provides more interactive practice options. One strength of this collection is the integration of sound and text, helping learners build their comprehension skills along with their knowledge of phonics."


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Kids Code: Add-On Template - Teacher Tech

Kids Code: Add-On Template - Teacher Tech | On education | Scoop.it
Previously I had blogged about students coding their vocabulary words. To help students take it up a notch I have created an Add-on template that puts a button in the sidebar. The button will run the students code. This provides students the opportunity to share what they coded and have another student test it.

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The Feynman Technique for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN

The Feynman Technique  for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN | On education | Scoop.it
The Feynman Technique is perfect for learning a new idea, understanding an existing idea better, remembering an idea, or studying for a test. The Feynman Technique is a mental model that was coined by Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. Known as the "Great Explainer," Feynman was revered for his ability to clearly illustrate dense topics…

 

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By attempting to explain a concept in simple terms, you’ll quickly see where you have a good understanding of that concept. You’ll also be able to instantly pinpoint your problem areas, because they’ll be the areas where you either get stuck or where you end up resorting to using complex language and terminology. In addition to helping you pinpoint those problem areas in the concept you’re trying to learn, the Feynman Technique gives you a quick, efficient way to shore up those areas using targeted learning. It’s a simple technique, but it’ll help you study much more efficiently once you put into action. How to Use the Feynman Technique: Step 1: Grab a sheet of paper and write the name of the concept at the top. You can use pretty much any concept or idea – even though the technique is named after Feynman, it’s not limited solely to math and science. Step 2: Explain the concept in your own words as if you were teaching it to someone else. Focus on using plain, simple language. Don’t limit your explanation to a simple definition or a broad overview; challenge yourself to work through an example or two as well to ensure you can put the concept into action. Step 3: Review your explanation and identify the areas where you didn’t know something or where you feel your explanation is shaky. Once you’ve pinpointed them, go back to the source material, your notes, or any examples you can find in order to shore up your understanding. Step 4: If there are any areas in your explanation where you’ve used lots of technical terms or complex language, challenge yourself to re-write these sections in simpler terms. Make sure your explanation could be understood by someone without the knowledge base you believe you already have. Step 5: think like a child; while you’re working through the Feynman Technique for any given concept, it can be useful to pretend that you’re explaining that concept to a child. Doing this will boost your own understanding for one simple reason; a kid is probably going ask why? Why does that formula work? How can you know it`ll always work? While older people often become accustomed to taking things at face value, kids are naturally curious. They’re quick to point out their confusion. This is a great mindset to adopt.
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LINER - Highlight While You Read

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"Liner has a simple purpose: it allows users to highlight text as they read. Want to highlight or annotate interesting sections of a research article? Give Liner a try. The Google Chrome extension and iOS application automatically syncs across multiple devices, allowing users to select a specific text or piece of information in an article or PDF. In addition, Liner also works with screenshots. This feature may appeal to anyone wanting to highlight a specific piece of text on a website during a presentation or as part of a social media post."


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Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online

Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online | On education | Scoop.it
Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, April 27, 9:54 PM
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Gamification for the WIN!

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Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

 

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8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC

8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC | On education | Scoop.it
Planning to use social media in your upcoming course?  It can be a great way to enhance social learning and improve engagement.  There are a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching practice.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 10, 9:13 PM

As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, April 12, 2:55 AM
Good to know. I have used social media more carefree, but I might have to change my attitude.