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Education Ministry plans textbooks for moral studies

Education Ministry plans textbooks for moral studies | On education | Scoop.it
Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura revealed to the Mainichi on April 17 a plan to introduce textbo...
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Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura revealed to the Mainichi on April 17 a plan to introduce textbooks for moral studies classes from around the 2015 school year, as part of government efforts to make the topic a regular school subject.

For the 2014 academic year, schools would use revised versions of supplementary texts currently used for moral studies. From the 2015 academic year -- which would follow debate by the Central Education Council, an advisory organ to the minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology -- groups including private publishers would make textbooks for potential use in schools.

There would be no particular teaching license needed for moral studies, and instructors could lead the subject after receiving appropriate training.

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Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

It would be easy to think that the leaders of American higher education are all in when it comes to MOOCs. Dozens of colleges and universities -- many of them among the elites -- have rushed to offer massive open online courses. Top foundations back the effort. The American Council on Education has moved quickly to certify some of the courses as credit-worthy. Many other colleges are considering plans to award credit for MOOCs or to use them in instruction.

But it turns out that -- when asked privately -- most presidents don't seem sure at all that MOOCs are going to transform student learning, or reduce costs to students -- two of the claims made by MOOC enthusiasts and an increasing number of politicians and pundits.

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JISC: A guide to open educational resources

Find out about open educational resources(OER)and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide. Improve the way that you create, share and use OER by using our guide.
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Kamil Śliwowski's curator insight, May 3, 2013 5:29 AM

przewodnik po Otwartych Zasobach Edukacyjnych z przykładami zalet dla różnych typów odbiorców.

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Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | On education | Scoop.it

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22 Filmmaking Apps for the iPad & iPhone

22 Filmmaking Apps for the iPad & iPhone | On education | Scoop.it

"For this feature we have rounded up some of the best and most useful Filmmaking Apps that our Deal Leader Steve Jobs has approved for the App Store. As more filmmakers explore the possibilities with these powerful mobile devices, we are sure this list will continue to grow.È


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:25 AM

Always handy to have a list like this! 

Spencer McCrossen's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:00 PM

These apps could help you with pre, on-set, and post production

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Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | On education | Scoop.it
Some questions to ask yourself before you publish anything online!

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

Yep..

Ms. Freeman's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:48 PM

Great netiquette poster!

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Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker mentors - May 2 – June 30Teach the Web

Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker mentors -  May 2 – June 30Teach the Web | On education | Scoop.it

Learn how to teach digital literacies, master webmaking tools, develop your own educational resources, and take what you learned back to your communities and classrooms.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:42 PM

Here's a great summer project. I hope I can try this from the much censored location I will be living in this summer while school is out.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:24 AM

Laura's awesome idea for making a Webmaker MOOC

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Movenote - video presentation creator

Movenote - video presentation creator | On education | Scoop.it

The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.   

Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

This is a great tool. I've downloaded it to my Samsung tablet can't wait to put it to good use!

 

Domitilla Enders's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

Great tool to mix it up in the classroom

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:42 AM
thanks for the scoop, super tool to ork creatively in the classroom
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Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative

Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative | On education | Scoop.it

Creativity is defined as the ability to create, but sometimes, we seem to lose that ability all of a sudden. 

Luckily, Jordan-based art director Islam Abudaoud has created a useful infographic that teaches us ways to stay creative. 

Titled ‘29 Ways To Stay Creative’, the infographic illustrates the “creative process and methods to keep a person moving forward and motivated to keep doing more”. 

For more information, check out the infographic at designtaxi.com...


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:59 PM

These are some great common sense points.

Jacqui Hogan's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:26 AM

EVERYone can be creative. 

Julien CHARLES's comment, May 16, 2013 7:40 AM
Really interesting and inspiring - Thx a lot.
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My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic

My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

The Apple iPad is one of the biggest things we all talk about when it comes to education technology. It’s nothing new. But what is new is that amount of sharing teachers are doing around the world about what iPad apps work best for them. Some create lists of their favorite apps, others share screenshots using the old ‘home button + lock button’ feature on the iPad.

 

I see a few iPad screenshots here and there in my Twitter feed on a regular basis. But when I saw the most recent shot from Rob Brocklebank, I just had to add it to Edudemic. He shared the 24 (all the apps you can fit on one screen without using folders) most-used and favorite iPad apps for teachers.

 

 


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Bridget McCrea - 5 Hurdles to OER Adoption

Here are five obstacles that OER champions are facing in higher education and a few tips to work past them.
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10 Benefits Of Blended Learning For Teachers [Infographic] - TeachThought

10 Benefits Of Blended Learning For Teachers [Infographic] - TeachThought | On education | Scoop.it
How is blended learning impacting teacher professional development?

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The 10 Most Popular Languages Used Online - Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Languages Used Online - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
What are some of the most popular languages used online? Sumerian? Egyptian? Italian? This visual takes a look at some great tidbits and more!

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Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research | Inside Higher Ed

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

In the face of rising global competition and increased funding for science, mathematics, engineering and technology, researchers across the spectrum need to develop interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle pressing societal challenges, a conglomerate of scientists declares in a new report.

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Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Play System Review & Giveaway | makeuseof

Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Play System Review & Giveaway | makeuseof | On education | Scoop.it

By Yaara Lancet

 

"Part LEGO, part dominoes, part video game; these cubes try to fuse the games my generation enjoyed as kids (e.g., building blocks, puzzles, LEGO, etc.) with today’s video games, creating a video-board game of sorts that’s happening inside several cubes at once. If this is a little hard to grasp, don’t worry, I’ll show you exactly how it works. But are the Sifteo Cubes really all they’re cracked to be, or is this no more than a gimmick?"

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 1, 2013 1:31 PM

A thorough review and description of Sifteo Cubes, and a lukewarm endorsement. If you've been wanting to know more about the Cubes, this is a good place to get an introduction.

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Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | On education | Scoop.it
Some questions to ask yourself before you publish anything online!

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

Yep..

Ms. Freeman's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:48 PM

Great netiquette poster!

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"Inquiry drives Learning" at The Inquiry Hub

"Inquiry drives Learning" at The Inquiry Hub | On education | Scoop.it

Dave Truss, Vice Principal and Lead Administrator of the Inquiry Hub in Vancouver, shared how inquiry around topics builds communities of learners.


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Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:58 AM

This is a a wonderful program: check out Kathleen's notes

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Don't miss this project that was designed by learners at The Inquiry Hub. The back story is that the learners wrote a grant so they could design and built this community garden. Here are some insights into The Inquiry Hub.

 

"The structure of the Inquiry Hub is around topics. In the morning, the teachers and learners start off with a topical workshop. Then the learners work on online courses guided by their teachers. In the afternoon they work on their inquiry project individually and/or collaboratively. Dave shared a topic that took a life of its own: The Green Inquiry Project where Shauna, Sophia, and Hanna wrote and received a wildlife grant as part of their environmental sustainability group."

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:03 AM

Great model that could be replicated in the Learning Commons to empower students to own their inquiry.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:18 AM

I love the name "Inquiry Hub"...such a powerful way to help us all reimagine what a learning community can be if it's not a "school."

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Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | On education | Scoop.it
Explore connections among the major players.

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Alastair Creelman's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:42 PM

Good graphic but new players are missing eg FutureLearn, Open2Study, Openuped.

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British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC): Why do we want to produce Open Educational Resources?

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC): Why do we want to produce Open Educational Resources? | On education | Scoop.it

One of the main reasons we would like to create OERs is to raise awareness of BODC and the data we hold, as well as encouraging use of the data. Creating OERs and making them available on our website will help us to reach out to user groups that might not have been aware of our data holdings. We would also like to improve the general communication of science to the public. OERs could be used to help explain principles behind tides, sea level change and storm surge forecasting.

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My Spring of Discontent: A Proposal for Flipped Conferences

My Spring of Discontent: A Proposal for Flipped Conferences | On education | Scoop.it

By Jim Shimabukuro Editor ET4 Online -- Sloan-C's 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, April 9-11, 2013 -- was everything you could ask for in a  conference. The number of presentations was mind-boggling. I was able to take in just a few. One was by Robbie K. Melton, associate vice chancellor of eLearning and a full tenured professor at Tennessee State University. She talks about “Impact and Transformation of Mobilization in Education: Emerging Smart Phones & Tablets Innovations” (10 Apr. 2013), but I have no doubt that she could probably talk about anything and get her audience to buy in. She strides the floor, mingling with her audience.


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Lisa Petrides: Next Practices for OER Quality Evaluation

Keynote at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK 2013), Leuven, Belgium - for the Learning Object Analytics for Collections, Repositories & Federations workshop

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Phil Barker: Learning Resource Metadata is Go for Schema

Phil Barker: Learning Resource Metadata is Go for Schema | On education | Scoop.it
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative aimed to help people discover useful learning resources by adding to the schema.org ontology properties to describe educational characteristics of creative works.
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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | On education | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:21 PM

A kind of Instructional designer for e learning... simple and efective !

Linda Ross's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:47 PM

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:05 PM

Roadmap to integration of technology

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents | On education | Scoop.it

By Richard Byrne

 

"The sharing and commenting features in Google Documents are fantastic for giving students feedback about their work. Likewise, those features are great for students to use for peer editing. But if you want to really add your voice to then you'll want to add the Voice Comments application from Learn.ly to your Google Drive account. Thanks to a Tweet from Alec Couros I learned about a Google Documents voice comment tutorial produced by Jennifer Roberts. Her video tutorial is embedded below."


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John Purificati's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:10 PM

Looking forward to trying this.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Google comes up with so many great tools! This is one i want to try.

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Germany bucks global trends by abolishing tuition | Inside Higher Ed

Germany bucks global trends by abolishing tuition | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

In Germany the great experiment with tuition fees is coming to an end. Seven of the 16 states introduced tuition fees after a federal court ruling in 2005 freed them to do so, but one by one they have undone them. The last two states to charge tuition fees, Bavaria and Lower Saxony, are expected to abolish them in the coming months, making Germany an outlier amid a global trend toward the introduction and increase of tuition fees.

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