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Five software tools to help online students avoid distractions

Five software tools to help online students avoid distractions | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

“ An interesting article on Schools.com.” Whether it comes from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram or Reddit, distractions abound online. This is especially true for online students, who do much of their work on the Internet. How do you resist the urge to check social media when your phone is blowing up with notifications? How do you not check that email, not Google a question that just came to you, or not see if your friend read that important message you sent her on Facebook? If you can't find the willpower, there's another way. Here are five software tools to help online students stay disciplined and avoid distractions.


Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dean J. Fusto, John Purificati
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The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge. I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as  the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it  more towards the process. In this regard I am sharing with you two important visuals that shed more light on the outline of the process of research. I invite you to have a look and share with your students."


Via John Evans, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Linda Liem's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:35 AM

Essential skills to develop for critical and reflective thinking. 

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Pedagogy | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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Five myths about Moocs

Five myths about Moocs | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer

Via diane gusa, Dean J. Fusto, Ivon Prefontaine
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Good discussion also in the comments section.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:37 PM

The article raises some excellent points. We need to consider teaching and facilitating are not the same. MOOC's will have a role in education. The question is what that might look like?

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Gaming the classroom: Teaching style motivates, engages

Gaming the classroom: Teaching style motivates, engages | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Writing a blog comparing Socrates to Steve Jobs.

Via Norton Gusky, Suvi Salo
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Gaming techniques for content selection and autonomous learning:

"The intensity comes from, just, everything's on you. There's a big responsibility for you to do your assignments and to really put in your best effort, because no one's telling you, 'Look, this is what's due, this is what you need to do.'"

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:33 PM

Mike LaVaque-Manty, professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, redesigns his course on Political Theory using gaming strategies. Grades are based on points accumulated in a gaming style, rather than a traditional educational process.

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Gamification Roadmap [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Gamification Roadmap [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Using some form of gamification in learning today is becoming very popular. That said, the real benefit of gamification is only realized when the program is implemented properly.

 

Depending on the scope of the project, the way to go about setting up the program could vary. In general, I think it is a good idea to start with something simple, and then expand from there.

 

Sure, there are very elaborate gamification programs for learning out there, but in many cases it took a lot of time to build them up. You need to first create the culture of gamification so that there is active participation, then investigate how to expand i


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:54 PM

This is a good infographic on gamification.

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Theories of Learning

Theories of Learning | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Via Viktor Markowski, Claude Emond, Dorian Love, Dean J. Fusto, Suvi Salo
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:13 PM

We treat social constructivism as if it is new. Dewey and Montessori wrote about it over a century ago although they did not call it constructivism. The idea of using digital technologies and social media add a new twist to old ideas and it is important to inquire into what that means.

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:03 PM

nicely succinct infographic on learning theories

Tom Short's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:58 PM

Nice overview of various learning theories; positioned against some new thinking about Networked learning theory.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A V...

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A V... | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment on Personal [e-]Learning Environments curated by ThePinkSalmon (See it on Scoop.it, via Personal [e-]Learning Environments

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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Refresher about concepts

- Formative assessment: For learning. Helps to plan how to respond to students' needs, how to give further insruction.

- Summative assessment: Of learning. To evaluate and compare student learning against a benchmark. 

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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jim Lerman, Luciana Viter
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Gamification Mythbusters: 3 Myths Calmly & Well Explained via @gamificationco

Gamification Mythbusters: 3 Myths Calmly & Well Explained via @gamificationco | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
There's a lot of misinformation on how gamification is supposed to work and I'm going to dispel some of those ideas.

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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From conclusion: "Gamification holds tremendous promise .... but an over-simplified engagement strategy focusing only on points, badges and leaderboards, can do tremendous harm to the organization."

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:05 AM

This is the best article I’ve read about why the Gartner all gamification will fail post is stupid AND gamification is harder than you realize.

 

The post takes 3 myths and patiently and completely explains the TRUTH of gamification - that is highly effective but neither easy or plug and play.


Myth 1:

Points, badges and leaderboards encourage competition and enhance performance

Marty - I agree. Leaderboards managed badly become disincentives. This is why Scoop. Its "horse race leaderboard" called MyCommunity is so brilliant as it only shows the horses running immediately behind and in front of me.


Myth 2:

Gamification is simple – assign points and badges, and you are done!


Marty - If you think about what we are doing you know "simple" doesn't apply. We are applying game theory to web marketing. Simple? Not at all, but what Internet marketing ever starts as "simple"? None that I've ever come across.


Myth 3:

Gamification increases participation and productivity of employees in boring, mechanical tasks


"Boring mechanical tasks are boring. Visiting a website is rarely either boring or mechanical, so I don't see this issue as important as it is for those attempting to adopt gamification for HR and other team building applications.

 

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, The Rice Process
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With this article in mind http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/education/frequent-tests-can-enhance-college-learning-study-finds.html

I started to experiment with Kahoot. Among many other things (like fun), it's and excellent tool for testing understanding and memorizing.

 

I aim to use it every week to have an idea how well the previous week's main concepts were understood.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 27, 2014 6:26 AM

thanks it's very useful and easy to manage!

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:56 PM

This looks interesting...may push the boundaries of some school districts with regard to their smartphone policies.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:15 AM

On recommendation from Mrs. Akin, we have tried this app and love it! You can create custom quizzes and download class data, much like you can with a CPS system. Check it out and see how you like it! There are quizzes already created by other teachers that you can try or you can create your own.

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8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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See also:

http://www.avatargeneration.com/2013/10/10-tools-for-classroom-quizzes/

 

I would add here also Kahoot.

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Opeblogi: Videonauhaa ja muistiinpanoja: VideoNot.es

Opeblogi: Videonauhaa ja muistiinpanoja: VideoNot.es | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Via Timo Ilomäki, Aki Puustinen
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http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/04/videonotes-great-tool-for-taking-notes.html

 

http://www.videonot.es/

 

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Maijaleena Kupiainen's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:57 AM

Videoon tehtyjen muistiinpanojen tekeminen ja niiden jaskaminen. Anne Rongaksen blogikirjoitusd.

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Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies (Infographic)

Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies (Infographic) | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Effective schools make a big difference in student achievement. Effective leadership makes a positive difference, too. Effective teachers, however, directly impact student learning and achievement. It’s been shown that teachers who have a large repertoire of effective instructional strategies teach differently."


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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:30 AM

A literacy-rich environment in classrooms and schools, for example, is an important K-12 foundation to support and extend effective instruction. And, effective vocabulary instruction (here, here, here, and here, too) is an integral part of a comprehensive literacy framework and supports student learning and achievement. Building a common language educators is also important, though frequently lacking. A common language helps teachers, coaches, and administrators communicate more easily and specifically around instructional strategies associated with literacy instruction, educational initiatives, and the Common Core State Standards

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:24 PM

These are helpful.

Cheryl Lambert's curator insight, March 23, 2014 2:08 PM

Helpful instructional tool.

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What is Positive Psychology? - Counselling Articles

What is Positive Psychology? - Counselling Articles | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What is Positive Psychology? Why is it popular at Harvard? And what is the history of Positive Psychology? (RT @DrSheriJacobson: What is Positive Psychology?

Via Kasia Hein-Peters, Dean J. Fusto, Suvi Salo
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More in wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology

 

Positive psychology discussed also in Well-Being - Productivity and Happiness at Work by Robertson & Cooper, regarding how organizations benefit from psychological well-being.  

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:33 AM

Short history and principles of Positive Psychology

Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:59 AM

A primer on Positive Psychology.

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Opettajien akatemia – Lärarakademin – Teachers' Academy: Blogi

Opettajien akatemia – Lärarakademin – Teachers' Academy: Blogi | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Helsingin yliopiston opettajien akatemia

KIRJOITTAJAT

Kirjoittajat ovat yliopiston huippuopettajia, joiden intohimo on opiskelijoiden oppimisessa ja oppimisprosessin tukemisessa. Blogissa "opetusakateemikot” tuovat esiin opetusinnovaatioitaan, ajatuksiaan opettamisesta ja oppimisesta sekä kertovat inspiraation lähteistään ja pedagogisista unelmistaan.

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation - TeachThought

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation - TeachThought | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away."

 


Via John Evans, Cecilia Di Felice
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"The age of knowing is slowing giving way to an age of data navigation, and what students need help with should be adjusted accordingly..."

Several interesting points to consider: big questions without answers, how to deal with abundant but fluid and perishable content, absorbing new data to lessons, focusing less on mastering pre-determined knowledge, underscoring the nuances.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 11, 2014 6:12 PM

Make Google your friend to teach digital literacy and ethical use of information.

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:19 AM

Ensure Google works for your students / learning results, by adjust your planning #research #teacherlibrarian

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:13 AM

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commo

Via Simon Vasey
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The importance of basic skills regardless of the technology: Communication, collaboration, connection and creation. The difficulty of collaboration is briefly discussed with the help of Tuckman's four stages of group development. 

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Simon Vasey's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:45 PM

The four Cs of mobile classroom skills.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.


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Lessons Learned from 1,125 Flipped Classrooms

Lessons Learned from 1,125 Flipped Classrooms | Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"When the military draft ended, the U.S. Army found that its volunteers were largely high school dropouts and high school graduates with poor academic records. But the Army needed an increasing percentage of highly skilled soldiers to use and maintain computers, radars, missiles and other high tech equipment. They had already tried videotaping their best instructors without any measurable improvement in outcomes. Faced with this real barrier to defending the country, the Army went looking for a new solution."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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A good article on flipped classrooms when specific skills are trained. The key ingredients of the flipped model are explicitly presented:

1. Learning by doing. Memorizing, drilling, solving problems, writing essays.

2. Teacher helps individual students (when they ask).

3. Students progress to the next level/lesson when they have demonstrated competence.

 

An interesting point is also made of an extra learning barrier that can follow if the lessons are watched at home instead of in the classroom. 

 

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Mobiiliopas 2

Mobiiliopas 2 | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Mobiiliopas on tarkoitettu opettajien ja opiskelijoiden käyttöön. Opas antaa malleja ja menetelmiä mobiiliopetuksen toteuttamiseen. Lisäksi löytyy esimerkkejä.

Via Timo Ilomäki, Aki Puustinen
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Minna Lännenmäki's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:08 AM

"Pedagogiikka ja tekniikka kulkevat mobiilioppimisessa käsi kädessä"

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MOOC | MOOC - Massiivinen avoin verkkokurssi

MOOC | MOOC - Massiivinen avoin verkkokurssi | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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MOOCs at Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki.

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A Google Spreadsheet Formula Everyone Should Know About

A Google Spreadsheet Formula Everyone Should Know About | Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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A quick advice to transpose the data in the spreadsheet for easier view.

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