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A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius

A printable 1-page Twitter guide for all skill levels - Daily Genius | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Whether you’re a new Twitter user or a seasoned pro, there are probably some things you should know. From the key terms to the hashtags to how long your tweets should be. In an effort to help share some of the best bits of wisdom we’ve learned over the years, …
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Are you new to Twitter ? Maybe you're a seasoned pro who often has to explain the twitterverse to those around you.


Struggle no more! This brief article and EXCELLENT one pager will get those newbies going in no time! Print it off, download and save to iPad, make it your computer screensaver or pop it on the iWB in the staffroom...share the Twitter love!

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Essay on working 40 hours a week as an academic @insidehighered

Essay on working 40 hours a week as an academic @insidehighered | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
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With my Doctorate Student hat on - this article is great. Nice and reasuring! I try and stick to office hours as much as possible. And make up the time I miss when the temptation to have coffee with a friend is too much!! #phdchat #edchat #DEDstudent #gradschool

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Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller

Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

"Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia. 

And it's not just our ancestors who harnessed the power of stories, either. Stories still work to reach people, which is why we see businesses turning to the power of storytelling in branding efforts, marketing campaigns, corporate strategies, and even eLearning courses and business presentations."


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Do you work with older students? Then you will enjoy this article about storytelling in learning. Great for introducing studnets to the need to structure online presentations as well as traditional, writing tasks.


Reading a good online presentation (from TED maybe) and then asking students to map the presentation to the story outline in this article will reinforce this learning for them.


Let me know if you give this a go - I've done similar activities with videos and story structures in primary schools and the students loved investigating the hidden structure!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 22, 11:08 PM

How can we engage eLearners? How about using storytelling techniques. Stories engage us and they will also engage students. This post explores this, providing an infographic as well as discussing the power of stories before moving on to explore ways to bring storytelling into eLearning. 

There are six components that are discussed:

1. Know your audience.

2. Use a structure.

3. Appeal to emotions.

4. Intensify the story with visuals.

5. Make the stories relevant to the course.

6. Pay attention to detail.

As always additional resources are linked to in most of the six components with more at the end of the post. The components shared in this post also apply to teaching in a face2fact classroom, or  blended classroom. As you work on new lessons this year consider using these components to help design the lesson.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 23, 12:52 PM

Everybody likes a good story.

niftyjock's curator insight, August 24, 6:16 PM

Once upon a time... Narratives are a great way to get information across. 

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eTools for Language Teachers (French)

eTools for Language Teachers (French) | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

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I've taught in Engllsh, French and Spanish in 4 countries - and there's always a shortage of good, useful resources. This site is a great place to start!

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Michail Darley's curator insight, August 25, 7:49 PM

Speaks for itself really. A large list of resources.

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Problogger Training Event: Gold Coast

Problogger Training Event: Gold Coast | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

New speakers added to PROBlogger 2014!

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The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education

The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education

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I have to say - I agree! Change can be hard and confronting. But no change is hard to justify and confronting to defend. 


How do you feel about change in education? Is your school/workplace moving fast or slow in your opinion?

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6 Ready-to-Go Ideas for Using Google Apps Back to School

6 Ready-to-Go Ideas for Using Google Apps Back to School | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
@stevewclark: Cool Ideas for #GAFE ~ EdTechTeam: 6 Ready-to-Go Ideas for Using Google Apps Back to ... http://t.co/Fm01rLcwXX #yycbe #cbeilt

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:

Have you played with or used Google Apps for Edu yet? A number of schools in Victoria are now using this online, cloud based suite of resources to engage with students and teachers online.

Sign up for Gmail and start playing around - try Drive and Calendar and see how your precious information can be shared between your devices - and your family and friends.


Want to know more about Google Apps? I'm thinking of blogging more about the way the schools I work with are using this great resource - would you be interested in reading that?


Have a great day!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 18, 7:14 AM

More good stuff! 

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10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics

10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
“ The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across. Come to think of it, we are still learning how to communicate. Twitter and Facebook are…”
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Why Blog with Students? - Blogging in the Classroom with Students

Why Blog with Students? - Blogging in the Classroom with Students | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
What is a blog?...

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:

Great list and quick read on why you should be considering blogging with your students. Not sure about the leadership comments at the bottom but the classroom and pedagogy ideas are great. What would you add to this list?

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Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 9, 5:15 AM
Blogging ia a transformational resource for the P-6 teacher that can alter the way student's share resources, learn and has the ability to increase the power of student learning. It sits comfortably in the constructivist theory of learning as it allows students to collaborate and share work. It makes them active participants in their learning. For further information about how blogging redefines learning for the P-6 student go to www.nicfin1.blogspot.com.au
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Go Back To School With Free Storypanda Books And Lesson Plans

Go Back To School With Free Storypanda Books And Lesson Plans | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
To celebrate our educational lesson plans for back to school we are giving away six of our kids book apps for free for teachers and parents. (Get some #backtoschool books for #free tonight!

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Great tools for back to school in Australia! 

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Back to school and other tips for the year

Back to school and other tips for the year | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Back to school time also means adjustments for children and families; the first day of grade one, new schools, new classrooms, new teachers and for adults sometimes new jobs...

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Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Ver. 3

Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Ver. 3 | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart, Ver 3 (Dec 2013)


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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:

I love this graphic of the difference between Personalisation, Differenctiation and Individulisation. We often use the words interchangeably but as with anything, the language becomes important when you are trying to communicate to people - including teachers. 

 

I've used this with teachers at my school, in small groups, to talk about what it is we are actually doing in the classroom....

 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 3, 2013 10:56 AM

In this new version, we have included clarification on Assessment OF, FOR and AS Learning.


>Individualization involves assessment OF learning. This is where summative assessment is grade-based and involves testing to confirm what learners know and do not know.

 

> Differentiation  involves assessment FOR learning and OF learning. This is assessment that involves time-based testing where teachers provide feedback to advance learning.

 

> Personalization involves assessment AS learning, FOR learning, and a minimal OF learning. This is where teachers develop capacity so learners become independent learners who set goals, monitor progress, and reflect on learning. Assessments are based on mastery.

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Top 20 Augmented Reality Apps for Android and iPhone/iPad Users

Top 20 Augmented Reality Apps for Android and iPhone/iPad Users | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Using hardwares or tools like your smartphones you can discover such beneficial details in the form of visual data imagery with the augmented reality apps

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Have you tried AR with your students? Start small with a treasure hunt around the classroom and build from there. Our prep (5-year-old) students love this - gives independence and decision making skills a run for their money!

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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
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These games bring coding into the classroom nice and easily! It's not hard to see how these would engage children and the coding concepts behind them are a good start to the analytic and logical thinking required for more in-depth computing. The new Australian curriculum will likely have a focus on these thinking and coding skills - these resources (and this article) is a good place to start!

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Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively

Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Just in from New Zealand: Jeremy Suisted on the big four positive signs that the work you and your team are doing is meaningful, innovative and a passionate part of your team’s work life.
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Four ways to tell if you are really succeeding with innovating- Diversity in the team, freedom to experiment, Problem solving and getting measurable results. 


I am going to share this article with ICT leaders in schools who want to see change occur from their innovations. Who could you share this with?

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2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Inspire more student engagement in a flipped class with these two pedagogy-driven methods.

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Great article to get started with Flipped Learning. The idea that an 1800's classroom has no real discernible difference to todays classrooms is challenging to say the least! Enjoy this easy read :0)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 25, 8:09 PM

These can be used in unflipped classrooms as well

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Infographic: Google Search Strategies for All Students

Infographic:  Google Search Strategies for All Students | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:

Love this infographic - walks students (Grade 5 +) through the use of Google search strategies. I've put this up in the classroom so that I can refer to it. With primary school kids, its not really a 'work alone' resource but it is great for using as a reference point to direct their research and search skills.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 12:07 AM

Great sponge activities for computer time. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.



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Great tool for Flipping your Classroom  - make videos on the web into your personalised learning resource!

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, August 27, 7:10 AM

Amazing tool. Free!

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

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How to Survive and Thrive in a Multiplatform Universe

How to Survive and Thrive in a Multiplatform Universe | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Microsoft remains dominant, but school IT pros say supporting all major platforms is becoming the new norm.

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Is your school looking at a BYOD program? Maybe you're concerned about managing a range of devices and platforms in your classroom. This article gives a good graphic overview of the challenges and benefits of a multi-platform set up.

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Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Gamification is an incredible way to engage learners in their training. Learn about the difference between structural and content gamification here...

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New to making and playing online games in your classroom? This article walks you through what it's all about - from an adult education perspective. 

 

Once you've read this, maybe go download Minecraft on your iPad and have a play... it's not hard to spot the links to education with this creation game.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 19, 4:18 AM

More for your resources!

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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
“A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.”
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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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We know that blogging engages students - but how should you best use this tool? Have a look here!

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Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote

Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Evernote is a tool whose functionality seems endless.
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Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools

Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Flevy Tools is a free PowerPoint plugin that provides a set of automated diagramming tools for Waterfall Charts, Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Circular Approach Diagrams, Pyramid Diagrams, Relationship...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 12:19 PM

Hurry to download PowerPoint plugin that makes all kinds of diagrams while it is free, you just have to share the site on social networks.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:32 AM

This could be an excellent add-on for PowerPoint!  I always have to copy and paste a chart from Excel.  It is free now, so hurry and download it before they start charging for its use.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making"

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making" | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

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Great thoughts around the next steps for ICT in education...

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