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PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner"

PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner" | On education | Scoop.it

We agree with George Couros and Will Richardson that 2013 will be the "Year of the Learner." We are seeing a big culture shift around the world to personalize learning for all learners. When learners are given a greater voice in how they learn, they are more motivated and engaged in their learning. When learners have choices in how they prefer to access and engage with content, and then express what they know, they take ownership of their learning. We encourage you to take one action this "Year of the Learner" by encouraging learner voice and choice.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:57 AM

The focus in education for 2013 is The Learner!  This newsletter includes news you will want to share with colleagues everywhere. Take a look at what is featured in this January issue:

 

>> 10 Predicitions for Personalized Learning in 2013

>> Let's Remember the Himan Element: The Learner

>> Don't Forget The Other Human Element: The TEacher

>> Join in the Conversations @ Persoanlized Learning in LinkedIn

>> Special Promotional Offer for "The 5 W's of PL" eCourse

>> FREE Pre-Assessment Report and Consultation

 

Sign up for future newsletters at www.personalizelearning.com (right column).

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | On education | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

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Won Ho's curator insight, October 1, 7:35 AM

 Teach comes first than Tech. Something we have to think about.

기술보다는 교육이 먼저... 기술에 허덕이다 잊기 쉬운 여러가지 것들...

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College for America spins off its custom-made learning management system @insidehighered

College for America spins off its custom-made learning management system @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
Southern New Hampshire University, seeing an opening in the market for a learning management system designed around competency-based education, is spinning off the custom-made system it built to support College for America
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Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study | On education | Scoop.it

More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks.
But a new study from MIT suggests naysayers should think otherwise. Massive open online courses are not only effective, researchers have discovered, they are as effective as what's being traditionally taught in the classroom — regardless of how prepared or in the know students are.


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tagala's curator insight, September 27, 2:07 PM

#oportunidadtic

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10 Reasons Why People are NOT Using Open Badges

10 Reasons Why People are NOT Using Open Badges | On education | Scoop.it

I recently published an article about the many reasons people are using digital badges, so here is the flip side...reasons why people are not using them.


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Google's top 20 university searches

Google's top 20 university searches | On education | Scoop.it

Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.

This ranking of online searches is very different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education.


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Why Higher Ed Institutions Are Using Snapchat to Reach Students

Why Higher Ed Institutions Are Using Snapchat to Reach Students | On education | Scoop.it
Colleges tend to use the photo-sharing service to reach three distinct groups.

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Study suggests link between ethnicity, gender stereotypes and interest in STEM @insidehighered

Study suggests link between ethnicity, gender stereotypes and interest in STEM @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields has been well-documented through various studies and reports. And increasing gender diversity in the so-called STEM fields is a key goal of groups spanning the education, government and labor market sectors.
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Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture - Business Record

Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture - Business Record | On education | Scoop.it

I’ve spent most of my career working in newsrooms, big, open rooms with lots of noise: reporters conducting phone interviews, editors talking to reporters, usually while trying to listen to the police scanner or monitor television news shows.  So I’ve had some practice at tuning out distractions, and I have a healthy appreciation for the value of collaboration and open communication in the workplace

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The Pulse podcast explores the future of 'flipping' @insidehighered

The Pulse podcast explores the future of 'flipping' @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what the future holds for efforts to use technology to "flip" the classroom.

The podcast is the second of a two-part series on the 2014 Horizon Report. In the first part, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discussed the trends in eLearning pedagogy.

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Updated Report Version 3: Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization

Updated Report Version 3: Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization | On education | Scoop.it
Since we updated the Personalization vs. Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) chart, it was time to update the report to version 3.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 7, 7:48 PM

This updated report provides insight into the elements of the PDI Chart, Version 3. We made that available for you to download at http://eepurl.com/fLJZM or can view via our slideshare.


See more at  http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/09/updated-report-version-3.html and share with colleagues everywhere.

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So what does Personalized Learning really mean?

So what does Personalized Learning really mean? | On education | Scoop.it
This post clarifies that personalized learning starts with the learner and ownership of learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 4, 6:12 PM
We refer to "students" as "learners" where...
  • Learning starts with the learner.
  • Universal Design for Learning is the framework for personalized learning.
  • Teachers universally-design lessons and projects that encourage voice and choice.
  • Learners understand how they learn best.
  • Learners take responsibility for their learning.
  • Learners own and drive their learning along their learning path.
  • Teachers and learners role change.
  • Teachers and learners are partners in learning who design authentic learning activities.
  • Learners demonstrate mastery in a competency-based system and progress at their own pace.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/09/so-what-does-personalized-learning.html
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Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to research

Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to research | On education | Scoop.it
The best academics are those that build a form of public dialogue into their work

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The Open Education Handbook needs your feedback

The Open Education Handbook needs your feedback | On education | Scoop.it

"The handbook offers an introduction to various open education topics including open education data, open education resources, learning and teaching practice, open source tools and open accreditation. It is currently available in Booktype, an open source book authoring tool, and can be edited by anyone."


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Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage | TechCrunch

Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage | TechCrunch | On education | Scoop.it

by Frederic Lardinois

 

"Students whose school use Google Apps for Education will soon be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like.

"Earlier this year, Google launched Drive for Work, its premium $10/month version of Google Drive with unlimited storage and a couple of additional enterprise features. Today, the company announced that is bringing unlimited storage to Google Apps for Education soon, too, with the launch of Drive for Education.

"Individual files can measure up to 5TB, which should be more than enough for most legitimate use cases.

"Just like the rest of the Google Apps for Education suite, Drive for Education is available free of charge for all non-profit educational institutions (and there are no ads either). As a Google spokesperson told me, Drive for Education will automatically become available to all Google Apps for Education users over the coming weeks. This is a slow rollout, however, and it will be a few weeks before it reaches all users."


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Creating Simple Websites With Keynote (video)

http://macmost.com/e-1029 You can use Keynote to build a simple multi-page website. When you export as HTML, the resulting files can be uploaded to a web hos...

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marc augier's curator insight, September 20, 1:15 PM

The great thing I learned is that you can set KeyNotes so that only the links are active. Then, you get an hypertext presentation instead of a pile of slides.

RPattinson-Daily's curator insight, September 20, 2:38 PM

Only for any Apple computers

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Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof

Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof | On education | Scoop.it

by Bakari Chavanu

 

"It’s time to do less typing and more talking with the new real time voice-to-text feature in iOS 8.


"Relatively little has been said about the new real-time dictation function in iOS, and in previous versions it may not have been worthy of the highlight. But with the recent iOS 8 update, Apple has restored bragging rights when it comes voice dictation and mobile devices.

"Past iOS dictation implementation wouldn’t show the text you dictated until you tapped the Done button, which meant activating the feature several times for long form dictation. Well, not anymore. For me, the new voice-to-text feature works more efficiently than Dragon Dictate on the Mac."

 

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I have been a user of Dragon Naturally Speaking for about 8 years and have found it very, very useful -- both for myself and in teaching. Having an effective, "free" voice-to-text capability opens up fabulous opportunities for students to express themselves. The advent of easy voice to text moves writing in a whole new direction. I know because I dictated most of the last book I wrote and several recent  funding proposals. It takes awhile to learn how to dictate efficiently and effectively, which has little to do with the software learning your voice patterns and much to do with developing a different though process.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 28, 10:49 PM

I can see it now, students all over the library talking into to their phones, assuring me they are writing their papers. ;-)

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VideoNot.es ~ New Learning Times

VideoNot.es ~ New Learning Times | On education | Scoop.it

by Dan Haugh

 

"VideoNot.es is an online app that syncs note-taking with videos for quick and easy reference. VideoNot.es syncs with your Google Drive to automatically synchronize your notes with whatever video you are watching. Users can then click on their time-stamped note to instantly jump to the appropriate place in the video. VideoNot.es works with Coursera, Udacity, EdX, Khan Academy, Vimeo, and YouTube.

 

"VideoNot.es is a great addition to any student/researcher/teacher’s toolbox. The dual panels make writing while watching a video simple and efficient. Additionally, its seamless integration with Google and Google Drive make this tool even more attractive. Making the backups readable in Google Docs might draw more users"


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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software.

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software. | On education | Scoop.it

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 7:15 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 7:16 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 9:00 AM
General information

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment. This program is a perfect tool when the users need to create:

  • Video clips
  • Video lectures
  • Video presentations
  • Game video records
  • Online video records
  • Records of video and audio conversations

Screen recorder software allows each user to make unique high-quality screen records and share them with other users on the web. Users don’t have to register or pay fee to use Screen Recorder.

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Telling Your Story ~ 350.org Workshops

Telling Your Story ~ 350.org Workshops | On education | Scoop.it
Each of us has a story that can move others. As you learn this skill of story-telling, you will be able to tell a compelling story that includes elements that identify yourself, your audience and your strategy to others. In addition, you will gain practice in hearing and coaching others to tell a good story.

 

Jim Lerman's insight:  Quite an interesting approach to storytelling. This is a workshop for how to design and tell stories to organize and motivate people to engage in the environmental movement. It is very specific and planned in specific detail. It is certainly helpful in an educational setting as well.

 

Also, a quick note about the Venn diagram. To me, the most interesting parts of Venns are where the circles overlap. What does this Venn tell us where Us and Self overlap, where Us and Now overlap, where Now a and Self overlap, and where Us, Self, and Now overlap. If you can name these intersections, you are demonstrating excellent command of the storytelling topic under consideration. 


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Helen Teague's curator insight, September 24, 10:14 AM
Each of us has a story that can move others. As you learn this skill of story-telling, you will be able to tell a compelling story that includes elements that identify yourself, your audience and your strategy to others. In addition, you will gain practice in hearing and coaching others to tell a good story.

 

Jim Lerman's insight:  Quite an interesting approach to storytelling. This is a workshop for how to design and tell stories to organize and motivate people to engage in the environmental movement. It is very specific and planned in specific detail. It is certainly helpful in an educational setting as well.

 

Also, a quick note about the Venn diagram. To me, the most interesting parts of Venns are where the circles overlap. What does this Venn tell us where Us and Self overlap, where Us and Now overlap, where Now a and Self overlap, and where Us, Self, and Now overlap. If you can name these intersections, you are demonstrating excellent command of the storytelling topic under consideration. 

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8 Great STEM Apps For Younger Students | Edudemic

8 Great STEM Apps For Younger Students | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Kati Lepi

 

"When I think of STEM – especially the science and engineering arms of the equation – I too often think of the higher end, more complicated stuff. The cool, hands-on science experiments involving fire and acidic liquids. Building and programming robots. Unfortunately, this thought process often yields activities that are either too complicated or not age-appropriate for younger students.

 

"That doesn’t mean that there isn’t cool stuff out there for younger kids studying STEM subjects. Many apps that address STEM material are specifically geared towards younger learners, making them perfect to expose kids to STEM without being too complicated or overwhelming. We’ve selected eight of our favorites (two apps for each aspect of STEM) to share with you here. If you have a favorite STEM app that we haven’t included here, tell us about it by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 9, 10:30 AM

Good resources here!!

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Is Twitter Bad For Language? Statistical Analysis Says No (NEW BOOK)

The following is an excerpt from Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking by Christian Rudder. Rudder is a co-founder of OkCupid, and the operator of OkTrends, a blog that analyzes data culled from the site. The below essay analyzes whether Twitter's word count restriction is shrinking our vocabulary.

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The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources For Fall Semester | eSchool News

The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources For Fall Semester | eSchool News | On education | Scoop.it

"The EDvantage is a free online resource hub for educators. The online portal curates high-quality resources, including videos, articles and supplemental learning guides, so instructors can spend less time searching and more time teaching. Designed to provide educators with creative supplements, The EDvantage is a dynamic resource for professors and high school teachers looking to expand their lessons beyond the traditional textbook. Resources embrace views from across the ideological spectrum, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills. The EDvantage is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. For more information, visit www.theEDvantage.org."

 

For College and High School


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 6, 8:31 AM

Please review and add this to your 21st Century teaching and learning resource library.  Jim thank you for sharing!

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Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids ~ NY TIMES

Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids ~ NY TIMES | On education | Scoop.it

by Kit Eaton

 

"ALL around the world, students in colleges and schools are getting back to work. And alongside traditional textbooks and notepads, millions of smartphones and tablets — which spent the vacation taking photos, making selfies and messaging friends — will be in book bags for more serious purposes. With the right apps, a mobile device can be a student’s best friend."


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OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Welcome to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. This four week course is free and open to all registe…

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Julie Tardy's curator insight, September 8, 1:07 PM

A new short-term MOOC on the use of OER

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | On education | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.