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The MOOC Quality Project - The 12 Weeks Schedule

The MOOC Quality Project - The 12 Weeks Schedule | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
Schedule of Expert Contributions On May 8th we  launched a series of blog posts on this site from world renowned experts on MOOCs, all expressing their personal opinion about the topic of Quality o...

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Barry Dahl's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:33 AM

On May 8th we  launched a series of blog posts on this site from world renowned experts on MOOCs, all expressing their personal opinion about the topic of Quality of MOOCs.


The project follows simple rules: 12 weeks with each week featuring one new contribution, each contribution has to keep below 1500 words, each Wednesday noon there will be a new post and YOU all will have an opportunity to comment and discuss… - See more at: http://mooc.efquel.org/schedule-and-themes/#sthash.eElqCDNS.dpuf

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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around lang

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sarspri's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Mentions Middlebury Interactive Languages

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:55 PM

Avatar your way into another realm... 

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:45 AM

Interesting for teachers working at an international school and living overseas.

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Presentation Excellence -- How To Guide

Every one of us has a natural presenter type, and there are six of them: Storyteller, Counselor, Coach, Teacher, Producer, Inventor. If you can understand yo...

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Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, April 8, 11:43 PM

Claves importantes para hablar y exponer en público.

Johani Karonen's curator insight, April 9, 3:20 AM

Excellence through some self analysis and good advice!

Theophilus's curator insight, April 9, 9:53 AM

Some good insights shared here on the best options to employ when presenting. An amateur, it is said, when asked to speak, first thinks about what will be said, while a professional asks, "Who is my audience?".

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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com

Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.

 

Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month. 

“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”


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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, April 1, 10:32 PM

Unfortunately this is the style of learning in China, where my teachers come from.   I have been told to take the fun out of the learning to concentrate on giving only useful information.  It has taken the joy out of my teaching...or can I be subversive???  

Aunty Alice's curator insight, April 6, 3:25 PM

Have a very similar mindset but short of opening one's own school we are stuck with it. I have just published a book leading teachers to the more fertile ground for real progress, in literacy acquisition,  of analysing student work, giving them an authentic voice, and goal setting.  It puts listening and speaking at the centre.

Dr. Richard NeSmith's curator insight, April 6, 7:28 PM

Will we ever learn in America? uhmmm...that is a rhetorical question, btw.   ;-) 

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Capturing Wisdom With Storytelling

Capturing Wisdom With Storytelling | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

Madelyn Blair’s company name Pelerei represents two root words that mean “lifting people up.”  She made up the name as a hidden reminder of who she is and why she is here.  Learn more about Madelyn’s books: "Riding the Current" and "Essays in Two Voices".


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 2, 8:40 PM

Oh this is so cool! My good friend and biz story buddy Madelyn Blair is interviewed here by Annette Simmons (author of The Story Factor) where she talks about how to harvest our stories for wisdom. 


This is particularly important for leadership -- but also really for anyone in business who wants to maximize their work with business stories and being a compelling storyteller.


There are many qualities I love about Madelyn. She's brilliant and her book Riding the Current focuses on how we can stay up to speed in this age of information overload. In particular, she discusses how stories can help us continually engage with learning, and develop wisdom.


She talks about other topics in this interview, too -- like social media and its connection to storytelling. Plus she shares with everyone an activity any group can do to elevate mood, reveal core values, and find/transfer wisdom. Yeah!


Madelyn arrives tomorrow for a visit -- we're taking Bo Eason's storytelling workshop over the weekend, then heading to Los Angeles for meetings and a day-long get together of other biz story professionals. I can't wait to hang out with my buds, get inspired from sharing our work and progress, and be with everyone in person instead of via Skype.


OK -- enjoy this podcast. I know you will and thanks Annette for another great interview!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Presentation Slide Design - Stop Animations Spoiling Your Presentation

Presentation Slide Design - Stop Animations Spoiling Your Presentation | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

PowerPoint, Keynote, and Skyrocket can create some great visual aids.  Sadly, many presenters have never been taught the principles of presentation slide design.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 1, 1:08 PM

Generally, the best answer is NO ANIMATIONS.  And almost never any of the sound effects.  More on this on Monday...

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 2, 12:12 AM

The pyramid of designing slides for presentations

Don Karp's curator insight, February 10, 11:52 PM

Useful tips on animation plus a link for "how to" with PowerPoint.

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Educational Technology Guy: LiveMinutes - Edit your Evernote notes in real-time with others!

Educational Technology Guy: LiveMinutes - Edit your Evernote notes in real-time with others! | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

"LiveMinutes is a very cool app that integrates with Evernote (my all time favorite and most used app) and allows you to work on the same Evernote note with others, similar to Google Docs.

Evernote is an excellent app, with the ability to share notes with others, but there is not a collaboration piece until this app came along."


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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:18 AM

Excellente nouvelle pour tous les utilisateurs d'Evernote!

 

 
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Lets Go On a Street Art Tour Around the World - Artsnapper

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We like to talk a lot about Street Art here at Artsnapper, but that's only because it's so relevant to the arts community in this day and age! Plus, it's qu

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:45 PM

I love Street Art. Amazing things are happening around the globe related to it.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:51 AM

While it is true that people still deface buildings and bridges with squiggles that could hardly be called art, a good portion of it is now an innovative, creative expression of people worldwide that deserves a new title: Street Art. - See more at: http://artsnapper.com/street-art-worldwide-phenomenon/#sthash.9mwVsy06.dpuf

Art Jones's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:07 PM

Wow!

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World's Most Thrilling Airports

World's Most Thrilling Airports | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

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this is amazing.........someday, I will touch down these air-strips....

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Caterin Victor's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:02 PM

Amazing !!!

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:09 AM

Most people are scared enough to even go on a plan much less having to deal with some of these runways. This horrid runways include high altitude, short runways or even 90 degree turns to even advance onto the runway. Pretty scary if i might say so myself. Im surprised the St Maartens runways didn make the list with its threat of hitting a popular beach in the local proximity.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:02 PM

Some of these airports look to me as if planes won't make it. The one in Portugal goes over mountains and trees and is very short. Flying can be terrifying as it is but landing on some of these airport can be more nerve racking. This raises a question, was this the only land area these countries had to build a runway? 

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MOFET ITEC - Home

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The International Channel of the MOFET Institute offers a range of programs and platforms for the benefit of the international community of teacher educators, teachers and professionals holding positions in education.
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Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English

Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
Learn American English with English language lessons from Voice of America. VOA Learning English helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:23 AM

I'm a Britenglish lover ;-) , but this site offers very good resources for learners... Worth using!!

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:44 PM

I tried it

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:41 AM

Are we making this resource av ailable for our students?

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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

This is a common concern of teachers who are new to project-based learning. Things can appear to be going smoothly -- students have been engaged by the project, they've been learning content and skills, they've been busy and meeting deadlines -- but their thinking is not as in-depth and their final products not as polished as they should be. If this is your experience, it's time to ask yourself some questions:


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:40 PM

o artigo traz uma reflexao de como incentivar que as solucoes para problemas aprensentadas por criancas, sejam mais consistentes. Creio que nao é somente criancas, adultos tambem precisam de estimulam para mergulhar um pouco mais fundo e sair da superficie. Gostei das alternativas propostas.

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 11:48 AM

Great checklist for PBL and has a great link to 8 PBL essentials! 

Ashleigh Sweetman's curator insight, February 20, 11:42 AM

I loved this Edutopia article! It answered many of the questions I have as a future teacher about project-based learning. I am really interested in how to find out whether or not the students are engaged in the project. If they are not engaged, how do teachers alter their projects to make all students engaged?  I feel that project-based learning is extremely beneficial for students inside and outside of the classroom.  This article will be really helpful in my future classroom when I begin to have trouble managing my students' project-based learning.

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Harvest 2013

Harvest 2013 | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Siri Anderson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:47 PM

Nothing like agriculture to put a dose of "reality check" into urban/suburban students' lives.

Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:48 PM

An image our Grad 11 students can at least have some empthy with....

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:47 PM

Well see as how my page is called World Photography, i figurd this would be a good article/gallery to put up. Along with so georgous photos one can really see the imporance of farming on a culture and farming world wide. The gallery of photos is increadible, and with a caption to match each photo you are able to see geographilycly and cultulary where certan foods and plants are produced. This makes me feel  that cultures are all some what connected, the tobbco from your cigretts comes from mexico, and the nice wine that you drink when your out to dinner is from a vineyard in germany. Its a small idea but food is very cultualy influncing 

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Geographic Imagination in the English Anthem 'Jerusalem'

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"I first learned to appreciate this anthem as a child watching the movie Chariots of Fire with my father.  My father was an avid runner in the early 80's and still continues to run to this day; he also is a devout Christian who seeks to earnestly honor the Sabbath Day.  Clearly the movie Chariots of Fire would resonate deeply with him and become a Dixon family classic to be watched over and over."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 14, 2013 9:25 AM

I greatly enjoyed writing this article about the geographic imaginations and yearnings that are embedded in the great nationalistic anthem 'Jerusalem.'  The audio, lyrics and analysis are all available here.


Tags: UKlandscape, culturereligion, Christianity, music.

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STREET ART UTOPIA

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Bastin Myriam's curator insight, April 12, 2:52 PM

street art

Sabrina Kaivers's curator insight, April 13, 9:35 AM

Juste magnifique !

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Soviet Bus Stops

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"Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, the bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time."


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Its tremendous
Lola Ripollés's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 AM

Las paradas de autobus siempre han sido algo interesante para diseñar. Son oportunidad para, como dicen los ingleses, "make a satement" y esta selección es prueba de ello. Herwig nos ofrece un buen muestrario de lo que se hizo en la antigua URSS.

54321ignition's curator insight, April 7, 7:14 AM

Uniformity has its place. But how brilliant would it be for communities and artists to be able to turn such utilitarian, soulless objects into celebrations of creativity!

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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.

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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 28, 1:47 AM

A very useful resource.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 29, 11:04 AM

It's a must

Justin Hodge's curator insight, April 15, 3:41 PM

Great online dictionary.

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Grammarly to check and improve your grammar

Grammarly to check and improve your grammar | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

Even the most confident of native speakers can sometimes have doubts about their spelling and grammar. As for learners of English, getting their writing to a really high degree of proficiency can be a real challenge. It’s great to have a friend to turn to in moments of doubt or better still someone who will proof read your work and give you a second opinion, but if you don’t have that luxury then the Grammarly plagiarism checker is probably the next best thing.


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, February 21, 1:03 PM

Always a good idea for students before they turn in their work.  This is a great tool to help with common grammar mistakes.

Profe Harper's curator insight, March 9, 2:37 PM

Excellent for all levels of English. 

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 6:40 AM

If you want to improve your grammar, this is the tool you need!!!

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Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for s...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 24, 2013 6:35 AM

A must-read article for those who use Google Slides to create presentations. Learning how to create your own templates will give your creativity more ways of manifestation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 25, 2013 7:34 AM

Créate your presentations templares un Google sites.

Training in Business's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:07 AM

Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

 

#googledocs 

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Pedagogical quality enrichment in OER based courseware: Guiding principles | Misra | Open Praxis

This is a critical phase for Open Educational Resources (OER) movement: on one side the number of OER is increasing rapidly, and on other side debates about quality of OER-based courseware are heating up. These debates emanate from the fact that OER-based courseware are supposed to help users to follow a logical learning path and get an engaging, interactive, and enjoyable learning experience. There are two aspects of quality assurance in OER-based courseware: content and pedagogy. The content aspect primarily rests with subject experts, and pedagogical quality of courseware mainly lies in the hands of developers. Present trends reveal that mainly enthusiasts, working with some support from the institution management are designing and developing OER-based courseware. There seems a possibility that these enthusiasts are developing courseware without undergoing any specific courseware development training, and in the absence of proper knowledge and training about pedagogy, one can not be sure that the produced courseware will be of superior quality. In this backdrop, present paper discusses and details about a number of guiding principles for enrichment of pedagogical quality in OER-based courseware

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12th World Conference on Mobile & Contextual Learning - Table of Contents

12th World Conference on Mobile & Contextual Learning  - Table of Contents | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

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RESEARCH PAPERS

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Exploring the impact of using tablet devices in enhancing students listening and speaking skills in tertiary education

Ismail FayedAmer YacoubAli Hussein
Abstract . . PDF (759 KB) . PDF with links(516 KB)  2

Post Web 2.0 Media: Mobile Social Media

Thomas CochraneLaurent Antonczak
Abstract . . PDF (4478 KB) . PDF with links(4480 KB)  3

Integrating mLearning Language Application into University Course Content

Olga VibergÅke Grönlund
Abstract . . PDF (204 KB) . PDF with links(188 KB)  4

An ecology of mobile screens: iPads meet XOs in a desert school

Mark PegrumGrace OakleyJan ClarkeJim Sligar
Abstract . . PDF (203 KB) . PDF with links(205 KB)  5

Mobilogue – A Tool for Creating and Conducting Mobile Supported Field Trips

Adam Giemza
Abstract . . PDF (4202 KB) . PDF with links(960 KB)  6

Large Scale Deployment of Tablet Computers in High Schools in Brazil

Giovanni FariasMohamed AllyClaudia Alexandra de Souza PintoFernando José Spanhol
Abstract . . PDF (134 KB) . PDF with links(135 KB)  7

Mobile Technology, Maths Education & 21C Learning

Brendan TangneyAibhín Bray
Abstract . . PDF (341 KB) . PDF with links(297 KB)  8

An Analysis of Socio-Technical Factors in Implementing Mobile Learning Solution at an Educational Institution: A Case Study of Mid-Tier MBA College in India

Varadarajan Sridharan
Abstract . . PDF (103 KB) . PDF with links(104 KB)  9

An Outlook on Future Mobile Learning in Saudi Arabia

Saleh Al-Shehri
Abstract . . PDF (134 KB) . PDF with links(135 KB)  10

Supporting Practitioners in Implementing Mobile Learning and Overcoming Ethical Concerns: A Scenario-Based Approach

Trish Andrews
Abstract . . PDF (168 KB) . PDF with links(172 KB)  11

About the Contextualization of Learning Objects in Mobile Learning Settings

Jalisa SotsenkoMarc JansenMarcelo Milrad
Abstract . . PDF (295 KB) . PDF with links(296 KB)  



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AnswerPro: Designing to Motivate Interaction
Balsam Al Sugair
Abstract . . PDF (346 KB) . PDF with links(222 KB)  13
Creating coherent incidental learning journeys on mobile devices through feedback and progress indicators
Mark GavedAgnes Kukulska-HulmeAnn JonesEileen ScanlonIan DunwellPetros LamerasOula Akiki
Abstract . . PDF (120 KB) . PDF with links(122 KB)  14
Mobile learning through indigenous languages: learning through a constructivist approach
Mmaki JantjiesMike Joy
Abstract . . PDF (408 KB) . PDF with links(410 KB)  15
Academic Achievement in BYOD Classrooms
Dean CristolBelinda Gimbert
Abstract . . PDF (342 KB) . PDF with links(343 KB)  16
Key Challenges Associated with Bringing Personal Mobile Devices to the Classroom
Ieda M. Santos
Abstract . . PDF (151 KB) . PDF with links(156 KB)  17
Integrating Interactive Videos in Mobile Learning Scenarios
Dan Kohen-Vacs
Abstract . . PDF (673 KB) . PDF with links(249 KB)  18
Ubiquitous Computing in Education: A SWOT Analysis by Students and Teachers
Edgar Napoleon AsiimweSana Zubair Khan
Abstract . . PDF (277 KB) . PDF with links(284 KB)  19
Usability issues in mobile learning: Students’ perceptions in Pakistani universities
Umera ImtinanVanessa ChangTomayess Issa
Abstract . . PDF (99 KB) . PDF with links(102 KB)  20
Improving student literacy in adult education through an immediate feedback tool
Martie GeertsemaChris Campbell
Abstract . . PDF (120 KB) . PDF with links(123 KB)  21
A HTML5 Based English Learning System for Learning English on Mobile Devices
Firouz B. Anaraki
Abstract . . PDF (591 KB) . PDF with links(586 KB)  MOBILE LEARNING PRACTICES - LESSONS LEARNED22
Using mobile technologies to promote learning and youth employment: a partnership approach
Chamseddine Ouerdiane
Abstract . . PDF (115 KB) . PDF with links(115 KB)  23
Challenges against the successes of mLearn in Bangladesh
Shahanaj Parvin
Abstract . . PDF (172 KB) . PDF with links(173 KB)  24
M-learn lessons learnt: Bangladesh perspective
Zaki Imam
Abstract . . PDF (151 KB) . PDF with links(151 KB)  25
Jam Today – Embedding BYOD into Classroom Practice
Agnieszka Palalas
Abstract . . PDF (240 KB) . PDF with links(241 KB)  26
An Interactive Mobile Learnign Method to Measure Students performance
David Parsons
Abstract . . PDF (519 KB) . PDF with links(471 KB)  27
The Dawn of Creation with Mobile Learning Technologies and Language Learning Pedagogy
Nicholas Yates
Abstract . . PDF (154 KB) . PDF with links(156 KB)  28
Augmented Reality, Multimodal Literacy and Mobile Technology: An Experiment in Teacher Engagement
Jan Clarke
Abstract . . PDF (582 KB) . PDF with links(582 KB)  29
Device Neutral Assignments for Mobile Learning in an English Language Classroom
Rasha Al-Okaily
Abstract . . PDF (126 KB) . PDF with links(127 KB)  30
Quality of sms-learning as a rapidly growing m-learning mode for foreign language learning
Majid FatahipourMahnaz Ghasemi Najm
Abstract . . PDF (131 KB) . PDF with links(133 KB)  31
Integrating Multimedia in ODL materials and Enhanced Access through Mobile Phones
Maria Augusti
Abstract . . PDF (30 KB) . PDF with links(31 KB)  32
Preparing Mobile Learning Strategy for Your Institution
Agnieszka Palalas
Abstract . . PDF (131 KB) . PDF with links(132 KB)  DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM33
System Architecture for Device and Content Independent Communication Including 3D Imaging
Razia SultanaAndreas ChristPatrick Meyrueis
Abstract . . PDF (234 KB) . PDF with links(173 KB)  34
Targeting FRAME: A new tool for mLearning design
Robert Power
Abstract . . PDF (208 KB) . PDF with links(207 KB)  35
Supporting Interaction in Learning Activities Using Mobile Devices in Higher Education
Wesam ShishahGail HopkinsElizabeth FitzGeraldColin Higgins
Abstract . . PDF (169 KB) . PDF with links(172 KB)  
Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:40 AM

The 4th screen. 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:29 AM

Relevant to ed tech in ELT as well.

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What is Ego | Understanding Egoism | Free from bondage | Attain Moksha

What is Ego | Understanding Egoism | Free from bondage | Attain Moksha | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
The ego is not poison, it is egoism that is poison. Ego means I - referred to as existence: 'I am' (astitva). To say ‘I am’, for what’s your own Self (atma) is not egoism.
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Geysers

Geysers | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

"A geyser is a rare kind of hot spring that is under pressure and erupts, sending jets of water and steam into the air.

Roughly two-thirds of the world's geysers are in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Where are some other geyser hotspots around the world?  Click here for the answers."


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Laurelle Johnson, MBA's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:40 AM

We all know we women can blow an idea sky high. So who is imitating who here? 

Caroline Sara Chateau's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:47 PM

imagen del dia :D

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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

This is a common concern of teachers who are new to project-based learning. Things can appear to be going smoothly -- students have been engaged by the project, they've been learning content and skills, they've been busy and meeting deadlines -- but their thinking is not as in-depth and their final products not as polished as they should be. If this is your experience, it's time to ask yourself some questions:


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lalita pradeep's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:55 PM

wow...gr8.....

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 11:48 AM

Great checklist for PBL and has a great link to 8 PBL essentials! 

Ashleigh Sweetman's curator insight, February 20, 11:42 AM

I loved this Edutopia article! It answered many of the questions I have as a future teacher about project-based learning. I am really interested in how to find out whether or not the students are engaged in the project. If they are not engaged, how do teachers alter their projects to make all students engaged?  I feel that project-based learning is extremely beneficial for students inside and outside of the classroom.  This article will be really helpful in my future classroom when I begin to have trouble managing my students' project-based learning.

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Street Art

Street Art | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
The street art here is out of this world! There is the standard tagging I see in any urban environment, but there are also serious pieces that can be considered works of art. From intricate murals ...

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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it
In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:37 PM

A simple and useful tips-guide (infographic) for your students to present.

BookChook's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:44 PM

Great tips for kids and adults. 

Jazmin Reyes's curator insight, February 13, 2:45 AM

Everyone is afraid of getting up on stage and giving a speech or what ever they need to do in front of an audience. These kind of tips are helpful in every way possible especially when someone is nervous. Knowing that we need to just breathe is an important thing. These skills can allow us to get better in our presentations.

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | open resource materials in Teacher-preparation | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:41 PM

Thank you allen for sharing this resource.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism