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Lessons in how to crowdsource journalism from ProPublica

Lessons in how to crowdsource journalism from ProPublica | On education | Scoop.it

The idea of “crowdsourcing” has become more or less mainstream by now — thanks in part to the rise of social apps and services like Mechanical Turk and Kickstarter — and we’ve already seen how journalists can use Twitter and other social networks to crowdsource breaking news during events such as the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and elsewhere. But there haven’t been that many large-scale, organized efforts that qualify as crowdsourced journalism, which is what makes the “Free The Files” project from ProPublica so fascinating. Not only does the project have a tangible and arguably important social goal, but it would literally not have been feasible for any news organization to undertake without crowdsourcing.

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College Marketing Experts Set Sights on Kids Who Pay

College Marketing Experts Set Sights on Kids Who Pay | On education | Scoop.it
The economic downturn and growing competition among institutions is causing many schools to employ sophisticated marketing operations to increase their pool of applicants, including more that can pay full price.

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4 Reasons Your Cell Phone is Transforming Education « Top Hat Monocle Blog

4 Reasons Your Cell Phone is Transforming Education « Top Hat Monocle Blog | On education | Scoop.it

Mobile devices grant us instant and ubiquitous access to information, whether it’s a quick Google search, GPS location, or participation in a MOOC from a top-tier university. Mobile learning, (often referred to as mLearning) takes place with the use of any portable, connected device, untethering learners from classrooms, desks, and schools altogether.

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Study Finds Benefits in Use of iPad as an Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology

Study Finds Benefits in Use of iPad as an Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology | On education | Scoop.it

Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a. “the ICT Association”) to produce this study. The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below.

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The corridor of uncertainty: From flipping to empowerment

The corridor of uncertainty: From flipping to empowerment | On education | Scoop.it

The flipped classroom has been one of the main educational trends of the past year or so. The idea is to move the input sessions to net-based videos that can be watched at home and spend class time on discussion, practice and feedback. Teachers can either record their lectures and demonstrations or use other teacher's material that is available as open educational resources. It means that class time is used for real contact between students and teacher and not for one-way communication.


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Free Online Video Ripper

Free Online Video Ripper | On education | Scoop.it

Video ripper is a very simple to use free online service for you to rip videos from YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo, MySpace, Justin.tv, etc. It also allows you to rip online videos and convert local video files to MP4, AVI, 3GP, WMV, MKV, MP3 etc. Very useful.


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Edcanvas - The one place for teachers to create and deliver lessons digitally

Edcanvas - The one place for teachers to create and deliver lessons digitally | On education | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for designing web based lessons that draw on a number of different sources. You can sequence materials, add tasks and worksheets, videos from YouTube and documents from your dropbox. This is a really useful tool for creating engaging web based lessons.


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MelodyJenningsBowers's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:40 PM

I'm using this on Edmodo. It is one of the free apps in thier app store.

Kristen Baker's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:31 AM

This is a great "one-stop-shop" for students and teachers to get organized and stay on track with lessons.

Amaia Irazusta Zarra's curator insight, August 15, 2013 1:48 PM

Oso erraza da erabiltzen. Zure dropbox-en, google drive-en nahiz ordenagailuan dituzun dokumentuak, edozein web orri, bideo, irudi.... arrastratu eta askatu

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TAI Webinar: Using Creative Commons – Encore performance!, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

TAI Webinar: Using Creative Commons – Encore performance!, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. | On education | Scoop.it

"We are very pleased to invite you to an encore performance of our webinar on how to use Creative Commons licensing in your projects. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., and should last about 45 minutes. With this event, we are striving to provide a useful service to anyone who has ever published someone else’s media outside its place of origin. Do you know about Creative Commons and feel compelled to leverage it for all it’s worth? Then this meeting is for you. Have you never heard of Creative Commons but feel curious about how to properly cite other people’s images, video, text, etc.? Then this meeting is also for you."


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A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive

A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive | On education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: The Icon Library offers over 350,000 free icons which can be sorted by category, artist, popularity, date or searched by color, tag or name.

 

Favorite icons can be easily collected, organized and shared with others and can be used across different operating systems.

 

The library exists since 1994 and it has been growing steadily, by collecting quality icon designs from capable artists and supporting the best ones by purchasing their icon licenses.

 

Good stuff and free to use. Recommended.


Check it out now: http://www.iconarchive.com/

 

 


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Knight Center launches its first massive online course, an Introduction to Infographics, Data Visualization

"The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching its first “massive open online course” or MOOC, a new kind of e-learning program designed for a large number of students – it is free and accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The first Knight Center MOOC will be Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, taught in English by Alberto Cairo, an internationally renowned expert who teaches at the University of Miami."


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:40 PM

Commentary promoting infographics and data visualisation MOOC.  I found this offering a review of the course http://datavizblog.com/2013/03/13/review-mooc-course-introduction-to-infographics-and-data-visualization/ which is by a learner. 

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Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network

Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network | On education | Scoop.it

“Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to:

 

1) set their own learning goals

2) manage their learning; managing both content and process

3) communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals

 

Here are some ways that educators are using their PLNs:

 

- Professional development – learn from content-area specialists
- Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software
- Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers
- Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching
- Find collaborative solutions
- Find interesting links to education news

 

How should you start your personal learning network? What are other teachers doing to learn from one another? Why isn't there a simple and easy-to-implement guide to building your very own PLN? Now there is ...


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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | On education | Scoop.it

This is quite a clever and helpful device to tie together a large number of ideas about Bloom's Taxonomy in the Cognitive Domain. I highly recommend that interested readers visit the website and play with it. It's done quite well (although it would be even better if the few misspellings were attended to). Access it at http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

But this gets me up on my soapbox because it highlights quite a significant oversight, in my opinion.

 

When Benjamin Bloom wrote his original work, he spoke of 3 domains, not just one. All 3 were, and are, of roughly equal importance in educating young people. The other 2 are the Affective Domain and the Psychomotor Domain. These correspond roughly to what, in today's parlance, might be called Social and Emotional Learning (Affective) and Mental and Physical Health (Psychomotor). Too much (or too little) emphasis on any one of the domains almost guarantees a lack of balance in childrens' learning and development. We can see this in the pejorative, hurtful names students call their peers when one of the domains assumes an unblanced priority over the others. Cognitive imbalance can lead to students being called eggheads or nerds, Affective imbalance to students being called geeks or loners, and Psychomotor imbalance to students being called dumb jocks or crazies.

 

It seems to me that the standards movement and the high-stakes testing movement have come to symbolize an educational environment that is seriously out of balance...with far too much emphasis on the Cognitive Domain, and too little on the Affective and Psychomotor. We have too many students who excel in one domain, and too few who are well rounded in two or three, as well as too many who do not reach their potential in any.

 

Furthermore, the emphasis on the separation of the Cognitive from the Affective and Psychomotor, has created structural imbalances in the operation of schools (read allocations of time, financial and material resources, personnel, and intellectual enegy) that work to the detriment of our young people and our communities.The drive toward home schooling and charter schools can be viewed as two manifestations of this structural imbalance...increasing numbers of parents view schools (especially public ones) as unsuitable places to send their children and clamor for alternatives that offer a better balance among the 3 domains.

 

This is a great graphic organizeer, but it represents only an exaggeratedly large part of a much more important whole. -JL

 

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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JSTOR: How Thematic Teaching Can Transform History Education

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The Clearing House, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Jan. - Feb., 1995), pp. 160-162

Excellent, short article from 1995! -JL


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Education Rethink: Fourteen False Dichotomies in Education

Education Rethink: Fourteen False Dichotomies in Education | On education | Scoop.it

My son starts to draw a picture with sidewalk chalk. I ask him some questions and wait for him to ask a few questions back. He tells me about his picture and then I ask him a few more reflective questions. I listen while he talks. His assessment is descriptive, analytical and evaluative, all within a matter of minutes. Learning is an internal, cognitive process and an external product. He is motivated intrinsically (the desire to create something new, the fun of learning) and extrinsically (the desire to impress his friends). One simple picture and I'm struck by the layers of paradox within it.

It has me thinking about the false dichotomies I often see in education regarding teaching, learning and school.

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How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic

How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

I’m the Principal at Clintondale High School – a financially disadvantaged high school located outside of Detroit. Our school has been in debt for the past decade, and during the recession our area suffered immensely. 74 percent of our 570 students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, 38 percent receive special education services and 70 percent are a racial minority. Like many schools around the country, our students were not doing well in class, and many were failing – two years ago our failure rate was 61 percent. We decided that a change had to be made in order to put our students in a position to succeed in high school and beyond.


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(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment

(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment | On education | Scoop.it

This post covers work I have been doing recently on developing a badging system for the online courses we run at the JISC RSC Scotland, using the Mozilla Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI). The courses are not formally assessed or accredited so we only issue a Certificate of Completion for successful completion. Much of the course content is created by the learners and it also incorporates peer review so we do also issue a peer award.

 

We wanted to investigate ways to give the certificate and peer award more impact than just a piece of paper stuck in a drawer...


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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:00 AM

anther one worth tracking over the next 6 to 12 months

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A List of Great Math Apps for your iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A List of Great Math Apps for your iPad | On education | Scoop.it

So you are looking for some good Math apps to install on your kids iPad or to share with your students, well you are in the right place. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has just compiled a list of some awesome Math apps that both teachers and students can use to improve Math learning and teaching. All of the apps mentioned below have been meticulously reviewed and are all working properly.


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EduSanity: Are Schools Misinterpreting Common Core Standards as Common Teaching?

EduSanity: Are Schools Misinterpreting Common Core Standards as Common Teaching? | On education | Scoop.it

  As a high school English teacher, I taught many things that didn’t excite me or pique my personal interests. That’s part of the job when one is following a curriculum, meeting standards, and working with other teachers. I get that. I never let the students know I didn’t love aspects of the curriculum that the district required all teachers to cover. I taught it to the best of my ability and sometimes, I even surprised myself by growing fond of a certain text or style of writing.


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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | On education | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.

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PARCC Task Sets | Institute for Learning, Univ. of Pittsburgh

PARCC Task Sets | Institute for Learning, Univ. of Pittsburgh | On education | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"As part of a project for the PARCC consortium, the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh, was asked to develop English language arts classroom task sets for Grades 3, 6 and 10 that are aligned to the new CCSS and that will prepare students for the new PARCC assessments. We would like you to visit these websites to learn about these classroom task sets. Then, please take a survey about the usefulness of this classroom task set. Your feedback will be used to improve future versions."

 

These are well-designed learning units based on the ELA CCSS and PARCC assessments. As such, for teachers interested in retooling for the PARCC asssessments, the units should prove quite helpful. For curriculum designers, the units offer an interesting template for how to revise local or state curriculum in a practical format, while focused on the new requirements. -JL


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20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers

20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers | On education | Scoop.it
The fundamentals that define a great teacher don’t differ much whether classes are taught in the online setting or off, but there are certain things that need greater emphasis and gain greater importance when a teacher is working with students who aren’t in a traditional classroom setting.

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Computers: a turn-off for teachers

Computers: a turn-off for teachers | On education | Scoop.it
Pupils lose out on using computers in school because of banal obstacles - such as flat batteries and a lack of electrical sockets.

Despite information and communications technology (ICT) being embedded in the Norwegian curriculum and defined as a priority skill alongside writing and maths, a 2012 survey shows that it's often pushed to the side.


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New Presentation Tool Lets You Easily Keep Students Engaged

New Presentation Tool Lets You Easily Keep Students Engaged | On education | Scoop.it

From Prezi to Google Docs to PowerPoint, there's no shortage of ways for teachers to put together a dynamic presentation. But Klowd wanted to take a different approach to help improve the presentation experience for both the person at the front of the classroom and in the back row.


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Dan Spalding - "How to Teach Adults": A Free, Beautiful E-Book

Most adult educators are untrained. This free, beautiful e-book gives everything you need to be a successful adult education teacher.

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The Bookaneers: Open Access to Open Educational Resources

"While libraries have been decrying the crisis in scholarly communication for years, and shrinking their book budgets to accommodate the bigger piece of the pie that periodicals are gobbling up, many students, according to webcast presenter and student Nicole Allen, seem to have adopted a different strategy: simply not buying their textbooks."


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