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In case you missed it: Today's top ed-tech stories (May 8th, 2012 ...

In case you missed it: Today's top ed-tech stories (May 8th, 2012 ... | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Here are today's top headlines: New “mind-blowing” touch sensor technology developed by…Disney? Touch screen technology is not new to pretty much anyone on earth at this point, but a touch sensor knowing the way ...
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Michigan gov. signs cyber school measure into law

Michigan gov. signs cyber school measure into law | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
More online charter schools will be allowed in Michigan under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder that he and other supporters say will provide more choices, though critics believe the changes are premature and lack quality control.
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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Create Infographics with easel.ly | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for creating sophisticated looking infographics. The tool uses well designed templates which you can edit and add your own information to. 


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Crashes when loading themes, still in beta. Needs more time perhaps...
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In case you missed it: Today's top ed-tech stories (May 8th, 2012 ...

In case you missed it: Today's top ed-tech stories (May 8th, 2012 ... | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Here are today's top headlines: New “mind-blowing” touch sensor technology developed by…Disney? Touch screen technology is not new to pretty much anyone on earth at this point, but a touch sensor knowing the way ...
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Now You Can Import PowerPoint into Prezi | The eLearning Site

Now You Can Import PowerPoint into Prezi | The eLearning Site | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Gone over to using Prezi, but still have a hard drive full of PowerPoints. Well now there is a solution. Prezi have created a PowerPoint import feature. Watch.
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Online Learning: Five Essentials of Effective Instructional Design « Online Learning Update

Online Learning: Five Essentials of Effective Instructional Design « Online Learning Update | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

This is a presentation on five essentials of effective Instructional Design for online learning. After viewing the presentation you will be able to understand the big picture of Instructional Design and appreciate the interdependencies between people, content and technology in facilitating e-learning.


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9 Reasons Your Leadership Must Be Social

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Leaders must be willing to jump in and embrace a new reality of social engagement like never before.

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5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know

5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

Every time we share info about ourselves across various networks, it is revealed to everyone even though it is meant only for a select few. As a result, people or organizations outside our network could easily exploit such info about us even without us knowing. Must users be willing to pit having a healthy online social presence against a firm hold of their privacy?


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12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

"I’ve been completely obsessed with Google’s new mini-site devoted to finding better ways to incorporate proper web searches into the classroom. Dubbed ‘Search Education,’Google’s new site has an array of lesson plans, videos (check a sample out below), concept maps, and other tools designed to help any educator properly integrate Google...

As part of Search Education, Google has shared a bunch of lesson plans that are organized by degree of difficulty.

So, if you consider yourself and / or your students Google experts, you should try out the more advanced plans. If you don’t know what ‘boolean’ means, then you probably should start with the more basic stuff.

The following are just some of the many lesson plans brought to you by Google. Check out the site for more info!"


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The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement & Achievement in Speaking and Listening

The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement & Achievement in Speaking and Listening | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in speaking and listening. Here are some ways that teachers are using cell phones to do just that by using tools like Google Voice and Voki and functions like video."


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Why Harvard just raised the Bar [way high] for e-learning | online ...

Why Harvard just raised the Bar [way high] for e-learning | online ... | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
E-learning has just been given premier status. Sooner rather than later, online learning will no longer be viewed as sub-standard, second-rate or 'lite' education. The heavy hitters of higher ed, the IVY Leagues are now behind ...
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EdTech - Insights: Framework for Flipping

EdTech - Insights: Framework for Flipping | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Flipped classes have been around for some time (2001 is the earliest that I can find references to). The latest trend (craze?) can be attributed to several events including the establishing of the Khan Academy.
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EdTech and Creativity In The Arts | Traveling Down the Information ...

EdTech and Creativity In The Arts. May 7th, 2012 by John Rappold. I start planning for my presentation for SCOCAs November Conference months before the event. About this time last year I was thinking of another session on some sort of ...
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Conference: e-Learn 2012, Montréal; call for presentations

Conference: e-Learn 2012, Montréal; call for presentations | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
RT @pgsimoes: Conference: e-Learn 2012, Montréal; call for presentations http://t.co/e1SycusT (@drtonybates) #elearning #edtech...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Great Note-taking Tools for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Great Note-taking Tools for Teachers and Students | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
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The Value of Online and Blended Learning « Uncategorized « Education Domain: Online Learning

The Value of Online and Blended Learning « Uncategorized « Education Domain: Online Learning | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
There is a general lack of information available when it comes to determining the costs associated with online and blended learning.

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Common Core State Standards: Helping or hurting? - EdTech Times

Common Core State Standards: Helping or hurting? - EdTech Times | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Current trends in ed-tech see software and app development companies developing and building out digital learning products compliant with the new common core standards of learning that have been adopted in almost all ...
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The Flipped Class Manifest

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The "Flipped Classroom" is a term that has recently taken root in education. Much information and misinformation currently surrounds the conversation. We, as outspoken advocates for the "Flipped Classroom" concept, believe the following:


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7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology

7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.


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Open-Access Courses: How They Compare - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open-Access Courses: How They Compare - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

For millions of students worldwide, free, open courseware provides a window, if not a front-row seat, to top university classes. The formats are as varied as the people who tune in. Some consist mainly of lectures recorded on iTunes, while other courses seek to replicate a classroom experience by offering study groups, computer-graded tests, and weekly assignments.


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11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011

11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011 | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
With rising tuition costs and more free learning resources online than ever before, we're seeing drastic changes in the way education is pursued. Here are the big trends of 2011.
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How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC] | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it

"College students today are more tech savvy than ever before. Just how important is technology to their academic lives? Presta used material from the Pew Research Center, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mashable and other sources to put together in this infographic. Check it out for the full picture of how technology is changing college students’ lives."


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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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Commissioner Robinson's endorsement of distance learning ...

Speaking with the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday, Florida Education Commissioner Robinson argued that virtual high school physics courses should be used to deal with the severe shortage of highly ...
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Educational Technology Guy: Evernote buys Penultimate ...

Educational Technology Guy: Evernote buys Penultimate ... | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Educational Technology Guy. Free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips, educational topics, Personal Learning Networks, Project Based Learning, Google, Evernote, Discovery Education and more.
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Teachers' Lounge: The Online Pioneer - Huffington Post

Teachers' Lounge: The Online Pioneer - Huffington Post | Online Learning Simplified | Scoop.it
Teachers' Lounge: The Online PioneerHuffington PostIn the Lounge today, meet Darren Burris, a middle school instructional coach and high school math teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Boston, Mass.
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