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9th – 12th Grade Search Lesson | The Thinking Stick

9th – 12th Grade Search Lesson | The Thinking Stick | On education | Scoop.it

Jeff Utecht has put together an excellent series of search lessons on Google for grades K-12. There are 4 lessons in all; this Scoop links to the gr. 9-12 lesson. If you scroll to the very bottom of the page, you will find easy navigation to the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 lessons. I always look to Mr. Utecht for top notch resources. -JL


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Katie Lepi: How To Find The Best Open Course Materials

Katie Lepi: How To Find The Best Open Course Materials | On education | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the fastest way to find the best open course materials, you're in luck. This is a handy resource designed to save you time.

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A Students Take on the Flipped Classroom [YouTube]

A Students Take on the Flipped Classroom [YouTube] | On education | Scoop.it

Mr Johnson is a Calculus teacher from Okanagan Mission Secondary School in Kelowna, BC, Canada and his YouTube channel is a excellent repository for flipped classroom resources. One video that caught our eye was one that describes a students take on the flipped classroom (above).

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The Dialogic Potential of ePortfolios: Formative Feedback and Communities of Learning Within a Personal Learning Environment

Paper by Ester Ehiyazaryan-White

 

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This paper reports on the findings of a study into the use of ePortfolios as personal learning
environments (PLE) by a group of students pursuing Master’s degrees in Education. The qualitative study explores the potential of the ePortfolio to support learners in engaging in formative peer andtutor feedback as well as in developing a learning community. Within this study, the ePortfolio is presented as an alternative to the discussion forums based in the institutional virtual learning environment (VLE), as it combines the individual, reflective benefits of the PLE with the communal, social benefits offered via the discussion forums. Data were collected of the interactional content that students created through the ePortfolio (blog posts and responses to others’ posts) as well as through a focus group interview with the participating students that explored the learners’ perceptions of the ePortfolio as a support mechanism for their study on a specific module. The findings of the study indicate that while in many ways learners’ online interactions through the ePortfolio were similar to those described in VLE discussion forums, there were several key advantages to positioning this dialogue within a PLE, including encouraging deep rather than surface approaches to learning and providing the opportunity to construct a personal and re-traceable narrative of the individual’s learning journey.

 

 

http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP64.pdf


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:09 AM

Estoy de acuerdo...con mis estudiantes ha funcionado muy bien.

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Learning2learn

Let's talk about LEARNING, not technology! What are some cultural shifts in our fast changing world, that have an impact on our own learning as educators?


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Drupal LMS to replace Moodle – Sakai – Instructure – Blackboard

Drupal LMS to replace Moodle – Sakai – Instructure – Blackboard | On education | Scoop.it

A Georgia-based company today announced at Educause 2012 the availability of an enterprise extensible LMS built fully on Drupal technology. The company expects to take Moodle, Instructure and Blackboard head on by leveraging one of the world’s largest open source communities to deploy an enterprise open source learning management system.


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9 Triggers for a Higher Ed Website Redesign

9 Triggers for a Higher Ed Website Redesign | On education | Scoop.it
A discussion of nine factors that can influence a redesign of a college's or universitiy's website...

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At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed

At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

MOOCs are on the tip of everyone’s tongue here at the annual Educause meeting, presumably because of their scale and the technologies their recent champions have built to support that scale.

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Learning 2 Learn | Langwitches Blog

Learning 2 Learn | Langwitches Blog | On education | Scoop.it

 Let’s talk about LEARNING, not technology! What are some cultural shifts in our fast changing world, that have an impact on our own learning as educators? How can we start thinking differently about learning?

See film at http://vimeo.com/52770369


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DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of open access books


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18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets | On education | Scoop.it

By Davide Savenije

 

"iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively. Coupled with concerns over the costs involved, iPad implementation in schools is seen as an unnecessary and expensive risk.

 

"As the case studies below demonstrate, iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success. Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad."


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Ideas on how to engage students in different KLAs via the iPad

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How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad - Edudemic

How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

Two of the most powerful apps on the iPad may be completely invisible: iBooks and the Camera Roll. However, when used together, they have the potential to create powerful learning experiences and dynamic projects.


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Sarah Cargill - Infographic: OER Textbooks Cut Costs

Sarah Cargill - Infographic: OER Textbooks Cut Costs | On education | Scoop.it
It's been said before. The cost of college is rising between tuition, housing, and textbook costs. Yet, one area to cut spending for students is in the cost of learning materials.

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inkle » inklewriter

inkle » inklewriter | On education | Scoop.it

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

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Tom Vander Ark: 5 Flex School Models And How They Are Remaking High School | WiredAcademic

Tom Vander Ark: 5 Flex School Models And How They Are Remaking High School | WiredAcademic | On education | Scoop.it
“We’re essentially wiping the slate clean on high school and starting over by building schools around kids instead of vice versa,” Revenaugh said.

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David Wiley: Cable on Free vs Open

The difference between free and open ...


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The Best External Microphones and Resources for Recording Quality Audio on iPhone, iPod and iPad

The Best External Microphones and Resources for Recording Quality Audio on iPhone, iPod and iPad | On education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: If you are looking forward to find the best tools, apps and hardware gear needed to do quality audio recordings for your iPhone-based video shootings, here is an excellent one.

 

Jeff Geerling has put together a comprehensive resource guide to external microphones and complementarty tools that can be utilized with most iPhone, iPad and iPod models.

 

If you are just starting with an effort to do quality audio recordings with your iOS device, you will find a ton of useful tools and resources in this guide. 

 

Recommended. Very useful. Resourceful. 8/10

 

Video clip comparing audio quality of different microphones: http://youtu.be/yJ06qn0czak ;

 

Full resource guide: http://www.lifeisaprayer.com/articles/photography/iphone-4-ipad-external-mic-audio-input

 

 


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This article talks about what microphones are best to use when recording with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The list was put together by Jeff Geerling with the goal of helping people just beginning with audio. This article is very informative and it splits up into categories. Some of the categories are recording for concerts, interviews, and if you need a mobile microphone. The article include a video testing the audio of all the mice listed as well as where to purchase the mic and how much it costs. Overall this was a very informative and creditable article. 

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European Ministerial Level Conference on Opening up Education in Oslo, Norway on 9-11 December 2012

European Ministerial Level Conference on Opening up Education in Oslo, Norway on 9-11 December 2012 | On education | Scoop.it

"The Norwegian Ministry for Education and Research is together with the Cyprus EU-Presidency organising the Ministerial Conference "Opening up education through technologies: Towards a more systemic use for a smart, social and sustainable growth in Europe" to be held in Oslo, Norway on 9-11 December 2012."


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A Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up An eBook Library On Your iPad

A Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up An eBook Library On Your iPad | On education | Scoop.it
The recently announced iPad mini, along with similar digital tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 make for nearly perfect e-reading devices.

 

Building an e-library is ten times easier than building and maintaining a paper book library.

 

So after you’ve purchased your iPad, you will want to install at least two e-book reading apps on your device: the iBooks Reader and the Kindle for the iPad. Both are free downloads.

 

This beginner’s guide recommends apps and features to get you started in building your library. Though the focus on is on the iPad, because it’s the device used for the last two years to build an e-library, the recommendations apply to other devices, including the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Nobel Nook. But the iPad offers some extra features that you will eventually find useful over other devices.

 

Read more here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beginners-guide-setting-ebook-library-ipad/


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The Jigsaw Classroom: Overview of the Technique

The Jigsaw Classroom: Overview of the Technique | On education | Scoop.it

The jigsaw technique is a cooperative learning approach that reduces racial conflict among school children, promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience.


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CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement | Inside Higher Ed

CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

It has never been too hard to spot the student in class who didn’t do the assigned reading -- she’s usually the one in the back, not raising her hand, and avoiding eye contact in hopes of not being called on. But a new program could make identifying unprepared students even easier, and, the creators hope, improve outcomes and retention.

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Jux Reinvents The Blog as a Full-Screen Experience | readwrite

Jux Reinvents The Blog as a Full-Screen Experience | readwrite | On education | Scoop.it

By Jon Mitchell, originally published Aug. 24, 2011

 

"Today, a NYC-based startup called Jux has launched a personal publishing platform that kicks a field goal right over the heads of Tumblr and the post-blogging crowd. It's a big, beautiful, dynamic tool full of splashy images and sharp Web fonts. It offers six kinds of basic posts: BlockQuote, Article, Photo, Video, SlideShow, and CountDown. You start from there and build huge, full-screen posts that suck the viewer in. It's like a blog that can crank out whole About.me or Flavors.me pages for every post. You have to see itto get how powerful it is.

 

"Power, of course, is not everything when it comes to publishing. Jux isn't lean like Posterous or clean like WordPress, whose publishing platform powers nearly 15% of the world's websites. Compared to blog posts that feel more like pages, a Jux post is more like a Times Square billboard. It takes some time to load. There's an animated loading bar between screens, especially when editing. But it's worth the wait. Perusing a Jux profile is like taking a deep dive into someone's ideas."

 

I just came across Jux. It strikes me as a powerful, (relatively) new way to publish on the web. It can also be used to replace presentation apps such as PowerPoint and Prezi. There's a lot happening here. -JL


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Essay on value of liberal arts to business students | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on value of liberal arts to business students | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

This fall, I will tell my students something different as I urge them to consider taking classes outside of the business school: Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to sell offensive T-shirts.

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Steve Kolowich: Pearson unveils OER search engine

Steve Kolowich: Pearson unveils OER search engine | On education | Scoop.it

"The education and media company today wil unveil Project Blue Sky, a search  engine to help instructors locate free materials from popular OER repositories."


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3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic

3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Lepi

 

"Teachers are presenters. Let’s be frank. They get up in front of a room of people and present. They then encourage the students to work together and continue the presentation through other methods. in other words, teachers need to know how to present and create slideshows. If you’ve been hunting around for a few free presentation tools for teachers, then you’re in luck.

 

"Here are three of our recommended tools for teachers, admins, students, and just about anyone looking to show up to class with a kick-butt set of informative slides."

 

Animoto, Knovio, and Zentation - each with a useful description of key features. -JL


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