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The Periodic Table of iPad Apps

The Periodic Table of iPad Apps | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:55 PM

Do you use iPads in your program? This visual Periodic Table of iPad Apps may provide you with another way to view apps. It divides apps into the following categories:

* Apple

* Google

* Creativity

* Productivity

* Teacher

* Mathematics

* Interacting

* Sharing

When you click through to the website you will be able to bring up a larger jpg image. This table may suggest some new apps, or allow you to see another way to use an app you have installed. Unfortunately the images are not linked to the actual apps.

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The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons

The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

"The expanded availability of easy tech tools has empowered educators to rethink homework and daily instruction. Flipping the classroom with teacher-made videos allows students to self-direct their at-home learning. Many of these clips, however, still involve a one-day delivery of information, from teacher to student. Another approach is to allow children to make their own educational videos. They can enlighten their classmates with their creations, and they can teach themselves the material and the skills during the process of production."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 26, 2014 8:47 PM

Have you considered having students use the Adobe Voice app (iPad) to create materials that others may use to review work? This post shares how one school has done this with 8th grade students and provides 3 videos embedded in the post as well as a link to a page where you can see more student work.

The post also discussed "four key proficiencies" that students may demonstrate as they create an Adobe Voice video:

* Symbolic and visual metaphor - in choosing images and/or icons  and their definitions of words students are demonstrating understanding of figurative meaning.

* Narrative - students narrate their story and provide images that seamlessly move from one point to another within the story.

* Text- students select key text, highlighting vocabulary.

* Design - students learn critical elements necessary to convey content. Elements may include, music, images, voice, color, transitions, layout and more.

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10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks

10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it
Humans are naturally visual creatures -- here are 10 great reasons to hop on the information visualisation train.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:31 AM

I agree Nik, good supporting facts regarding the use of visualization

Tatiana Kuzmina's comment, August 14, 2013 6:32 PM
very interesting article about info graphics, thank you, Nik.
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:33 AM

Explains the rise in use of infographics to manage large quantities of data. But I have to ask: are we visual learners by nature or have we become visual learners because of emerging technologies?

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The Eight Principles of Connectivism (Visual)

The Eight Principles of Connectivism (Visual) | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it
This infographic outlines the learning theory pioneered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 16, 2014 7:39 PM

Have you wondered what connectivism is? This infographic, using information from Stephen Downes and George Siemens provides this definition for connectivism:

"...the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to connect and traverse those networks."

What are the 8 principles? They are listed below but you will find much more information in the infographic.

1. Learning and knowledge rest in a diversity of opinions

2. Learning is the process of connecting specialized nodes

3. Learning may reside in non-human appliances

4. Capacity to know is more important than what is currently known

5. Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning

6. The ability to define connections between concepts is important

7. Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities

8. Decision-making is a learning process as information can change and what is viewed as correct one day may be incorrect the next

The second part of this infographic focuses on What Does an Online Connectist Course Look Like?

There is much information to be found in this lengthy infographic. It also includes a list of works consulted.

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Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org

Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

"What started last year as a Self Assessment Guide, has been reworked into a more general tool for assessment. This new guide is suitable for teacher, peer or self assessment and also offers a visual map of what we want students to learn (with highlighting of which concepts are most important). Although still ICT specific, this guide could be adapted to any subject by changing the attributes and keywords."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:33 PM

Check out this revised assessment tool from Ross Parker. In the post he shares his experience with using this for a year and the awareness that the tool was not as functional as he had hoped. In brief, he has made four shifts.

1. Taking a tool designed for self assessment and realizing that the same time used throughout the year gets old quickly. Therefore, it is redesigned to "more general, useful for teachers and peers to use."

2. A shift from strands (high level learning outcomes), to attributes (which allows the tool to be used by students over many years as their knowledge and skills grow).

3. A move away from levels or grades to a focus on ways of learning.

4. Allowing students to determine levels rather than assigning them based on personal view.

Last year this tool was well received and this new version brings it up to a new level. Consider using this with students and perhaps have them keep a copy of it asking them to review it later on in the school year. You can download a pdf version of the tool from the website.

niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:22 PM

great evaluation tool

SueFoS's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:47 PM

Interesting way to approach self-assessment in vocational areas. Could be adapted easily

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How can we create beautiful and informative data visualizations that everyone understands?

How can we create beautiful and informative data visualizations that everyone understands? | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

We have more data available to us than ever before and in an increasingly visual world, audiences look to images to make sense of things. We must refine how we present information visually in order to better inform audiences and ourselves.

There are many tools available to make data visualizations, but the tools and the visualizations alone are not enough. We need to enlighten users by guiding them through the complexity, using stories and design. In this exploding landscape of many visual data forms, multimedia and interactivity, we need to create content not only for our “super users,” but also actively help our larger audience understand them...


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