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The voice of the active learner [VIDEO] | Dangerously Irrelevant

The voice of the active learner [VIDEO] | Dangerously Irrelevant | On education | Scoop.it
Here's a video about digital natives and active learners from Blackboard. Could be an interesting discussion starter... Happy viewing!
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Sarah Morehouse: Explanation of the Creative Commons for Open Educational Resources

An explanation of the Creative Commons for faculty who create Open Educational Resources.


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New online certificate for undocumented immigrants | Inside Higher Ed

New online certificate for undocumented immigrants | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

A new certificate program -- offered jointly by the National Labor College and the University of California at Los Angeles’ Center for Labor Research and Education -- aims to make higher education more affordable to undocumented immigrants and raise awareness about the barriers they face to attaining that education.

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Students Tell It Like It Is -- Campus Technology

Students Tell It Like It Is -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Despite the proliferation of technologies on today's college campuses, students say there is still a disconnect between how they envision technology use in the classroom and the current reality.
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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | On education | Scoop.it

This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month, with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book chats, and more. During this month, educators in the U.S.


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Ebba Ossiannilsson: Certified OER Practitioner

Ebba Ossiannilsson: Certified OER Practitioner | On education | Scoop.it

Together with Rolf Reinhardt and Andreas Link and an international committee I have developed the Certified OER Practitioners course, OER - Services which we are now piloting. The version is currently revised and later published on the wikieducator.


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Social Media Increases Student Engagement | Inside Higher Ed

Social Media Increases Student Engagement | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

There, I said it. Social media increases student engagement. How do I know this? Well, let's try an analogy. Let's say that you are a carpenter in the early 1900s. You have a certain toolkit that you use to go about your work. You build houses with said toolkit. Now, let's hop in a DeLorean to 2012. Carpentry is a totally different gig.

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack

The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack | On education | Scoop.it

"The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). Throughout the summer I have been conducting workshops on iPad integration with EdTechTeacher and I thought it might be helpful to pull together a back to school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective."

 


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Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog

Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog | On education | Scoop.it

I am completely impressed with the “Little Story Maker” App by Grasshopper Apps. (Thank you to Karen Lirenman, a first Grade teacher from Surrey, BC, Canada) I happen to visit my little niece in Canada this past week.


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The complete teacher vs. what we often have instead | Dangerously Irrelevant

The complete teacher vs. what we often have instead | Dangerously Irrelevant | On education | Scoop.it

Ideally, we’d wish for our teachers to have a strong content knowledge base, be able to draw from extensive pedagogical knowledge, and have a deep understanding of technological knowledge that would allow for seamless integrations of technology appropriate to enhance both content and pedagogy. The complete teacher.

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Wixie - An App to Construct & Communicate Ideas

Wixie is the award winning online authoring tool students can use to construct knowledge and communicate ideas. Today’s learners need a tool that is accessible whenever and wherever they are ready to learn! Students can use Wixie’s paint tools, text options, clip art, and voice recording to develop online storybooks, curriculum projects, and so much more.

- Wixie is a great tool for self-expression
Combining artwork with text and voice recording makes Wixie the perfect canvas for today’s digital learners.

- Wixie motivates a wide range of learners
Wixie helps all students produce high-level work, providing a sense of pride in their abilities and fostering the determination to achieve.

- Wixie helps students learn
Creating with technology encourages thinking, creativity, and communication skills.

- Wixie helps students develop collaboration skills
Wixie supports team-building and organization skills through real-time collaborative projects.

- Wixie supports strong school-to-home connections
Everything created in Wixie is stored in the cloud and can be shared as easily as sending a URL by email.

 

Released July 27, 2012 -JL


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Laura West's curator insight, December 11, 2012 5:30 PM

Education meets content marketing meets technology wonders....buckle up!

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Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents | On education | Scoop.it

By Matt Levinson

Summary by SmartBrief on EdTech

 

"As students increasingly use social media websites, such as Facebook and YouTube, the issue of online safety has been in the spotlight. Now, YouTube is offering online courses on cyberbullying and other topics, and Facebook and other groups are working to develop a social media policy that could serve as a guide. Meanwhile, schools are working to develop their own policies that regulate communication online."


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New effort to discuss adjuncts and faculty jobs | Inside Higher Ed

New effort to discuss adjuncts and faculty jobs | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

The number of adjuncts at universities is rising across the country, and institutions need a new and better model to support their needs in order to improve student outcomes, says a report released this week.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Follow

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Follow | On education | Scoop.it

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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2012 | CORE Education

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2012 | CORE Education | On education | Scoop.it

CORE Education is an eduction think tank and consultancy located in New Zealand. Each year, CORE publishes a list of 10 significant educational trends, with a focus on technology. Individual scholars are invited to write about each of the trends on a monthly basis. As of today (8/8/12) the first 6 of the articles have been published. A very interesting interactive ISSUU media document, which briefly describes the 10 Trends, can be accessed from the landing page (just click on the image or title above).

 

The 10 Trends for 2012 are:

 

1. Open-ness

2. Ubiquitous Learning

3. Smart Web

4. Data Engagement

5. Virtual Learning

6. Personalisation

7. Citizenship

8. Thinking 3D

9. Social Learning

10. User + Control


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Assessing messy learning | Dangerously Irrelevant

Assessing messy learning | Dangerously Irrelevant | On education | Scoop.it

… our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph … we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff that resides toward the top right. To put it another way, we focus in schools on that which is quantifiable when, I think, our real value as places of learning rests in that messy stuff that isn’t.

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Innovative Educators Show Off Projects in Redmond -- THE Journal

Innovative Educators Show Off Projects in Redmond -- THE Journal | On education | Scoop.it

By Dian Schaffhauser

Summary by Accomplished Teacher

 

"Jamie Ewing, an elementary-school teacher from Seattle, was awarded the top prize in Microsoft's latest Partners in Learning competition for a project in which fifth-grade students create science experiments that are presented virtually -- rather than at traditional science fairs. In another project presented during the contest, students used Windows Live Movie Maker to create trailers for books in the school library, which were used as digital advertisements."


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Studies Suggest Economic Inequity Is Built Into, and Worsened by, School Systems

Studies Suggest Economic Inequity Is Built Into, and Worsened by, School Systems | On education | Scoop.it
In light of the new research, several components of no excuses education reform are likely to increase the current problems with social and educational equity, instead of addressing them.

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London state schools 'are best'

London state schools 'are best' | On education | Scoop.it
London state schools have undergone a "startling turnaround and are now the best in England" according to a study by the Financial Times newspaper.
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Apps in Education: iPad Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios

Apps in Education: iPad Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios | On education | Scoop.it

By Reg Swnson

 

"I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using;"


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Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

Tony Bates: What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | On education | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:44 AM

This video was suggested by the emminient e-learning thinker Tony Bates

Piet Kommers's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:36 PM

Where is the servant leadership that forsters learners to identify and stimulate ambitions?

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Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning | Mind/Shift

Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning | Mind/Shift | On education | Scoop.it

By Almetria Vaba

 

"Summer can be a great opportunity to leverage a child’s interest in specific subjects, like science or history, with their fascination for digital games. PBS LearningMedia, launched a year ago, has a robust collection of free interactive games to experiment, manipulate, and investigate."


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Science-Based Google Maps | KQED QUEST

Science-Based Google Maps | KQED QUEST | On education | Scoop.it

View Refugio Valley Creek Project in a larger map Short URL: goo.gl/Djwg5 Why Integrate Map Making into Curriculum?


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It’s About Class: Interrogating the Digital Divide | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

It’s About Class: Interrogating the Digital Divide | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | On education | Scoop.it

Many of my students are part of the “new” digital divide, with limited access to both technology and high-speed internet. Even students with access to higher-speed cellular service may not be able to afford a data plan or the accompanying smartphone to take full advantage of it. But I think the biggest issue with this new digital divide is not that poorer students are misusing whatever technology they do have, it’s that they are not misusing it enough. And neither are we.


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An Explanation of What Free Teacher Resources Are

Many in the public does not hear the term “Open Educational Resources” and I’m just wondering what they are. Fortunately, there is nothing difficult to understand, because it exactly as she says, is, resources for teachers. In today’s economic situation and the World Wide Web, the information of all kinds are available for anyone with access to a computer. Fast action video games and other high-tech devices offer a different breed of students in the classroom. You are not satisfied, or often even able to sit at a desk and learn, through lectures. Shortage of funds for education with this dilemma is that school districts and teachers to help students learn new ways to fight at work with a shortage of resources to find.


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