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34 Learning Games for Students From edshelf

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A collection of web-based educational learning games for students, such as Minecraft, Sumdog, BrainNook, PowerMyLearning, DimensionU, etc.

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Here is What Happens Online in 60 Seconds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Flipped Learning explained visually

Flipped Learning explained visually | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

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David Donat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:26 PM

Una bona presentació de la "Flipped Classroom": no és un mètode pedagògic, sinó una manera més d'enfocar l'aprenentatge, que pot anar bé en algunes ocasions i que en d'altres no tant. Es pot plantejar com un recurs més, combinable amb qualsevol altre.

La meva opinió és que els alumnes són tan diversos que no hi ha cap metodologia "ideal". Cadascun necessitarà eines i processos diferents i per tant, quantes més dinàmiques i metodologies s'utilitzin (i més flexibles siguin) millor s'atendrà a cadascun d'ells. No cal dir que amb ratios de més de 30 adolescents per aula tampoc es poden fer miracles.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM

infographie

Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

Dara para mucho, vamos iniciando!

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Modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
Modern uses for ancient Māori knowledge Scoop.co.nz (press release) “Ultimately, we want New Zealanders to have access to two valuable knowledge systems – the matauranga Māori system and the Western system – and to celebrate and use both.” In time,...

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Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills

Resilience:  The Other 21st Century Skills | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

"Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner.

This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit:  The Other 21st Century Skills. Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure."

 


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Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:34 PM

Understanding the power of resilience

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:43 PM

We must not forget that in order to accomplish the four Cs it takes timer and effort.   One must not be afraid to try and try again if needed to succeed. 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:45 AM

Good discussion of resilience as a skill.  Often forgotten or ignored in busienss today.  it may be the key to survival.

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90 simple & amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials

90 simple & amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
UPDATED: Expand your vector knowledge with these Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from retro graphics to logo design.

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Mechanical Walking Space Man's comment, June 21, 2013 6:21 AM
A great resource…
Mariane's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:40 AM

Had to check out for sure

BreAnn Hollinger's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:09 AM

Can never have enough design tutorials!

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African MOOCs: unlocking a billion more brains

African MOOCs: unlocking a billion more brains | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

The bottom line is that the simple idea of making and making use of relevant courses, made free (or cheap) and accessible to millions of young Africans, is as good an example as any of Africa leapfrogging a Western Higher Education system that has proved slow, cumbersome and far too expensive.


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While I want accessible quality education for everyone, I have doubts about the long-term effectiveness of online only approaches for in-depth learning. Willing to be proved wrong.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 2013 3:06 AM

This is a good article from a strong MOOC advocate on the likely impact of MOOCs in Africa.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:04 AM

Penser à des MOOCs africains c'est échapper au modèle occidental dominant de l'enseignement supérieur

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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:02 PM

If you were to change the title of this post to 'Is Mobile Learning Inevitable" the slideshow embedded in the post would most likely lead you to say yes. Check out the slideshow to see how the growth of mobile has shifted the playing field and projections for PCs vs Mobile in 2017. Learn about some of the fundamental changes taking place in the marketplace. Think about how this may impact future decisions in your school regarding mobile learning. 

Greenwich Connect's comment, June 7, 2013 3:34 AM
here is one side of the mobile learning debate. It is on our agenda over the next 12 months to ensure the university sees and participates in both sides of the debate and makes some informed choices
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Child Safety on the Information Highway -- 2013 -- 20th Anniversary Edition

Child Safety on the Information Highway -- 2013 -- 20th Anniversary Edition | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

One thing we have learned in the last 20 years is that many young people — certainly most teens– are pretty savvy about how they use the Net, though all of us can use some reminders now and then. We’ve also learned that there is sometimes a bit of tension between “protecting” youth and respecting them and their rights. How adults supervise young people should always be based not only on their chronological age, but on their judgment and emotional maturity. Of course, not all children are equally at risk online or offline and there will always be some who need an extraordinary amount of attention and intervention. A “one-size-fits-all” approach to prevention does not work.And that’s something that only parents and caregivers — not advice givers — can know about the children in their care.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:19 AM

Some interesting reflections on 20 years of change.

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6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom

6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Get 6 Real World Examples of a Flipped Classroom from Subject Experts.

 

The Flipped Classroom model is changing the ways students learn and teachers teach. When you flip your classroom, you offer your students rich, engaging material to consider at home, and you use class time to help them interact with the ideas. Lecturing during class time is minimized and students have a teacher nearby when they are doing work and most likely to need guidance.


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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:11 AM
The key to "flipped" is to rethink who has control of content and learning. These are some great tactics to help move instruction toward more student-led learning.
Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

Great insight. 

Upfront40's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:35 AM

Flipping the classroom is an ideal way to assist students who want to get ahead and be challenged while at home.

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All things in eModeration: Moderating Class Blogs and Facebook Student Groups

All things in eModeration: Moderating Class Blogs and Facebook Student Groups | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Moderation involves students’ participation to online communities and this is something that only you can encourage no matter how powerful a tool is. If participation is optional not all students are likely to contribute. On the other hand, if it is mandatory or marked it might feel like another task that needs to be done. It would be better to integrate it into your course so that students perceive it as an essential part of their learning. For example, you might start a discussion in class that could be continued online; or instead of asking them to write an essay, you could post a relevant video, ask them to discuss it with classmates online and then write something on this.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:18 AM

Very comprehensive article

carmen blyth's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:45 AM

Comprehensive and hence good reading!

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Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:23 PM

EdSurge had put together a great guide, Teaching Kids to Code, that provides 14 posts that look at coding from a variety of perspectives and a table that lists 40 tools for learning online programming. The table is divided into sections which include learning coding with:

* apps

* hardware

* visual blocks

* formal coding language

Many of the suggested tools are free.

There are many who suggest that all students should learn to code. If you are interested in helping students learn to code or would like to learn about a variety of resources check out this post.

 

davidconover's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:01 AM

I look forward to putting this in front of my video game design students.

JessikaJake's comment, May 23, 2013 1:37 AM
I followed the link through to https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-05-13-heading-off-to-summer-coding-camp and was happy to see that iD Tech Camps was on the list! We love them. Jade went 2 years in a row and learned Flash, C+, Video Editing and more.
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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Just as blocks have no inherent curricular power other than experience in making big things by stacking smaller things in the right order, the ability of computer-controlled pixels to convey important knowledge depends entirely on what (and how) they are used. That’s where teachers come in…and why some are beginning to use an inexpensive online game to teach everything from philosophy to biology: Minecraft.

 


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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:42 AM

An appealing concept: a game that could help teachers and pupils / students with not only conveying knowledge but also with the development of social skills and collaborative storytelling. Interesting article, there is also the mentioning of the developmet of a wiki for educational purposes.

Tracy Bodzioch Feighery's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:17 PM

I am interested in learning more about integrating gaming into curriculum to teach 21st Century Skills.

Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:27 AM

Worth trying out.

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A Unique Language

A Unique Language | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

 

Language carries with it information about who we are, how we express ourselves, our culture, and how we define the world around us. While taking a closer look into the languages spoken in the beautiful country of New Zealand, a place with so much to offer in every aspect, it’s significant to point out that its three official languages are English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language.

A rare language, the Maori language (te reo Maori) is an important part of the culture and community of the Maori people as well as a significant element of the cultural identity and history of New Zealand. Worldwide it’s not highly recognized; nevertheless in 1987, the Maori language was recognized as an official New Zealand language. There are approximately 160,000 speakers of the Maori language (4.2% of the population) in New Zealand, although people generally tend to use English in their daily life. The names of many cities and places in New Zealand are derived from Maori, such as Rotorua, Taupo, Manukau, Tauranga, Waikato and Whangarei.

 


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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds

Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.

 

Fishman said that administrators and policymakers should see the findings as further evidence that online teacher professional development, while no silver bullet, can be a viable alternative to the traditional model.

 

"There's some hesitation on the part of teachers who think that online [professional development] is somehow less valuable to them because of a lack of personal connection," Fishman said.

 

"I think this study may make them a little more optimistic."


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TechMarm's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:48 PM

Teachers are really ready for this.   Receiving some of your PD via online means is less expensive and equalizes the participants.  For many teachers this what they have been waiting for.  I say let's grab a 'holt' of this and go.

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:38 AM

Interesting information, but I think I had self proved this anyway 

Gust MEES's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:08 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 2, 2016 7:26 AM
Pas mal comme utilisation de Powerpoint.
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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

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Esther Casey's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:13 AM

Find out which technology trends the experts consider to be on the near, mid and far term horizons for education.  Keep this report handy for longer term planning.

pru's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:52 PM

 To all involved in this edition. Plenty to follow up on in here.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 8, 2013 1:22 AM

Always an important document to read.

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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

Gamification to encourage learner autonomy | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

HabitRPG is a time and task management tool which overlays motivational elements of computer games onto managing time and tasks.

The two major motivational elements are health points, which can be used up and coins which can be earned by doing daily tasks, following good habits and doing jobs from your 'Todos' list. These coins can then used to buy rewards.

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davidgibson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:23 PM

In a well-planned badge framework, these can be symbols of assessed knowledge and skills

Preston Odenbrett's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:58 PM

Interesting, will have to look at this

Revamp Strategies's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Can small marketing strategies make better conversions? 

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

The technology they use in their personal lives just makes sense for use in their learning as well. If a student badly wanted a new tablet or app for his or her own personal use but wanted nothing to do with it for any kind of learning whatsoever, we may need to look at the disconnect.

But there are other reasons why education consistently turns to technology


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Neil Riley's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:43 AM

Huge advocate of Life Long Learning and the use of personal technology breaks down the barrier between the 'classroom' and the workplace.

Dr. Helen Teague's comment, June 1, 2013 9:13 AM
I like the emphasis on connections---making connections among curricular disciplines and technology uses.
NikitaWilliams's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:55 AM

A must read for all educators involved in technology education. Anyone who reads this will know exactly what to look for in a resource for helping develop Design & Digital Technology understandings.

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Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.  For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster.  Pretty cool, right?  The first time it happens, it seems like magic.


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A starting point - there are some amazing augmented reality tools around.

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Cheng Gang's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:51 AM

非常多的案例,值得一看

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, August 4, 2013 7:22 AM

Some fantastic examples, a real find.  I'll use this to help introduce AR in my institution and learn more myself...

Mary Ann Workman's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:06 PM

Wow!

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Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:23 PM

EdSurge had put together a great guide, Teaching Kids to Code, that provides 14 posts that look at coding from a variety of perspectives and a table that lists 40 tools for learning online programming. The table is divided into sections which include learning coding with:

* apps

* hardware

* visual blocks

* formal coding language

Many of the suggested tools are free.

There are many who suggest that all students should learn to code. If you are interested in helping students learn to code or would like to learn about a variety of resources check out this post.

 

davidconover's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:01 AM

I look forward to putting this in front of my video game design students.

JessikaJake's comment, May 23, 2013 1:37 AM
I followed the link through to https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-05-13-heading-off-to-summer-coding-camp and was happy to see that iD Tech Camps was on the list! We love them. Jade went 2 years in a row and learned Flash, C+, Video Editing and more.
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The Flipped Class Revealed

The Flipped Class Revealed | Professional Learning Facilitator | Scoop.it

Switching from a traditional classroom to a flipped classroom can be daunting because there are a lack of effective models.  So, what should an effective flipped classroom look like?  In our experience, effective flipped classrooms share many of these characteristics:


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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:34 AM

This is part 3 of a very good series onwhy you should flip your class and how to do it

Angela McCord's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:47 AM

Good guide!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:22 PM

 Very useful article with some great suggestions worth reading.