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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

JSTOR: How Thematic Teaching Can Transform History Education | On education | Scoop.it

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

Excellent, short article from 1995! -JL


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How to make a student iPad podcasting studio. | SchoolTechnology.org

How to make a student iPad podcasting studio. | SchoolTechnology.org | On education | Scoop.it

This past summer I converted our conventional podcasting studio with PCs over to iPads in hopes of improving the workflow. To be honest, I amazed at how easy podcasting is now for my elementary students. Here are the basics.

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How Important is Grit in Student Achievement?

How Important is Grit in Student Achievement? | On education | Scoop.it
When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence.

Before she was a psychology professor, Angela Duckworth taught math in middle school and high school. She spent a lot of time thinking about something that might seem obvious: The students who tried hardest did the best, and the students who didn’t try very hard didn’t do very well. Duckworth wanted to know: What is the role of effort in a person’s success?


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Dan Hickey: Incorporating Open Badges into a Hybrid Course Context

Dan Hickey: Incorporating Open Badges into a Hybrid Course Context | On education | Scoop.it

"I recently incorporated digital badges into the online aspects of my doctoral course on educational assessment (“Capturing Learning in Context”).  There are two aspects of this effort that readers might find useful.  The first aspect concerns the way students award simple “stamps” to highlight significant contributions or insights from classmates. I use those stamps to award three “one-star” badges each week; I will use the one-star badges to determine how to award three two-star badges at the end of the semester.  I will elaborate on this in a later post.  I also removed the section on using the Mozilla Open Badge backpack to another post as well. This post is already going to be pretty long! "


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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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Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012

Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012 | On education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.

I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it.

 

Some, as good as Vidyo or Zoom.us may provide HD quality video and even full support for mobile platforms. Others, like MeBeam or Sinfor offer bare-bone ad-supported solutions that have zero frills but can do the job if you need an immediate, zero-cost solution.

 

Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-15-free-video-conferencing-tools-2012/

 

P.S.: Feel free to suggest tools you know that should belong in this collection.

 

 


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Susan's comment, September 15, 2012 6:57 AM
What about Skype? Too well-known?
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40 iPad Apps For Science By Category

40 iPad Apps For Science By Category | On education | Scoop.it

The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom. With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age. Science students haven’t been left out, of course, and there are a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and even the math that comes along with certain fields. If you’re a college student looking to supplement your science studies, these apps are some of the best for learning, sharing, researching and just plain having fun.

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