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Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | edX

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | edX | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

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This reflects what flipped teachers have been saying for a while

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Jean-Loup Castaigne's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:55 AM

"The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter -- students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length."

 

Whitequest's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:23 AM

6 minutes is the optimal length... so, be quick or be boring :0)

Joelle Demougeot-Lebel's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:46 AM

Visiblement pas si différent de la capactité d'attention en général (BLigh)

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Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation

Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
What is the 'secret sauce' in a district's culture of operation that allows good ideas to flourish and how can those attitudes and approaches be replicated?

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Leigh Hynes's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:37 PM

Awesome tips for leadership of innovative learning

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What is Inquiry?

What is Inquiry? | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

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KarenMelhuishSpencer's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:36 PM

"Inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach, in which students have ownership of their learning. It starts with exploration and questioning and leads to investigation into a worthy question, issue, problem or idea."

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Bunkr is going beyond presentation: collect, organize, present

Goodbye PowerPoint! Bunkr is going beyond presentation.

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, May 26, 2013 6:37 PM

This misses the point. Powerpoint is not the problem it is how it is used that is dangerous.  Bunkr as a tool looks great but my only problem is it makes it even easier to create 'crap' The process of producing visual support is all wrong.  Prezi is a great tool too but most of the presentations I have seen are full of garbage and lack any communication design. Maybe  this new segment of presentation apps should be called 'grabage'! 

Duan van der Westhuizen's comment, May 27, 2013 4:16 PM
Grabage?
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's comment, May 27, 2013 5:41 PM
Grabage love it!
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | School tomorrow | 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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Edmodo: A Guide to Explain it All

This guide will give you the ins and outs of Edmodo. It is to be used as more of a reference manual than anything else, but it covers A LOT of material. Read, enjoy, learn, and share.


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In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal

In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

As many students can attest, video creation doesn't have to be difficult and it certainly doesn't have to be scary. One teacher (Rob Zdrjewski) shares how the flipped classroom can be a lesson in media literacy for students and teachers alike. 

 

Students make short 'how to' videos for teachers at his school - they are a maximum of 90 seconds long, use screencasting technology, and are available on Rob's blog  http://mrzclassblog.org/#!/ for 'out of hours' access by teachers and others. The 'how to' titles that I saw were mainly around Google Apps e.g. How to double-space a Google Doc by Alex Rodriguez.

 

What I like about this is the acknowledgement that students can develop expertise and usefully share it with teachers (as long as the teachers are humble enough to admit they are not experts in everything).

 

Another plus for this idea is that the student authors get the credit - they are named on the blog, and the blog is open to anyone on the Internet, so potentially there is a much larger audience that can use the student-developed library of 'how to' screencasts.

 

A suggestion: that there be some quality control on the screencasts - students talking too fast or not clearly saying words can interfere with understanding the 'demo', they also need to name the tool button they are selecting as they do it.

 

Note that students teaching teachers is not new - in New Zealand there is a well established project (Tech Angels) at Wellington Girls' College that takes this approach http://www.techangels.org.nz/

 

Thanks to @jackiegerstein for this link.

 

My rating: 7/10

 

 

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The Top 100 iPad Apps

The Top 100 iPad Apps | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
Whether you're new to owning an iPad, or a seasoned pro, it's always enjoyable to find great new apps!

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Virtual Learning Network: Introducing Ipads from a principal perspective

Virtual Learning Network: Introducing Ipads from a principal perspective | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

Worthwhile discussion on the VLN iPad/iPod User Group.


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Google for teachers- a great resource

Are you interested in integrating technology in classroom? Start with Google tools...


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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.

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Media tools for each of the levels of Blooms cognitive domain

Media tools for each of the levels of Blooms cognitive domain | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

This triangle is a good reminder of all the creative tools we have available to us as instructional designers at each level of the cognitive domain. No more boring classroom training, or 97 page powerpoints thank you!


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ePortfolios for Learning: Selecting "Free" Online Tools for ePortfolio Development | Voices in the Feminine

ePortfolios for Learning: Selecting "Free" Online Tools for ePortfolio Development | Voices in the Feminine | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
RT @kawilson68: “@AnaCristinaPrts: ePortfolios for Learning: Selecting "Free" Online Tools for ePortfolio Development http://t.co/wdh776CZ”...
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Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation

Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
What is the 'secret sauce' in a district's culture of operation that allows good ideas to flourish and how can those attitudes and approaches be replicated?

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Awesome tips for leadership of innovative learning

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+ | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.


Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.

Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:23 PM

It is now far more better!

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:52 AM

Succinct cheat sheet for Google + posting

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

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Using mobile technology to engage students in inquiry-based learning

Prof. Chris Buddle integrated mobile technology into the field experience of ENVB 222: St Lawrence Ecosystems with the students, TA and instructor using Tosh...

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Workflow in the 1:1 iPad Classroom – First Grade

Workflow in the 1:1 iPad Classroom – First Grade | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

"IT happened….. something went wrong in our first grade classroom when using the iPads. I know, BIG SHOCKER! One of the more important things teachers need to remember is things will not always go as planned when using the iPads. There will be technical difficulties, connectivity issues, and things that are unforeseen. You have to be able to think on your feet and improvise to teach in the 1:1 iPad classroom. I try to help teachers achieve this at my school."


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How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I knew about the OCR in photos.  I did not know about the OCR .pdf function.  Awesome!

Ken

 

 

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

 

Downloads are free from MakeUseOf - just tweet about the product you want. -JL

 

 


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Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 8:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 8:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, May 15, 2013 5:02 PM
Hanks everyone, it really is a fantastic tool and I am still finding ways to use it better. It certainly helps to stay better organized.
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Selecting an eportfolio system - Eportfolio Services

Selecting an eportfolio system - Eportfolio Services | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
Eportfolio systems or tools are software designed to help support the eportfolio process by providing tools to collect, select, reflect and connect.

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Diane Kashin's comment, January 21, 2013 6:29 AM
Thank you! I look forward to it.
Lee Ballantyne's comment, January 21, 2013 7:11 AM
Great resource :) I look forward to the new series. Thank you.
eduPLEX's comment, March 7, 2013 1:09 AM
For people who are interested in electronic portfolios, please take the time to check out www.eduplex.com.au. We are a small company that offers free trials, with plenty of support to get you going. Well worth a look, and then contact us!
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60 Apps in 60 Minutes: Mobile 2012

60 Apps in 60 Minutes: Mobile 2012 | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

For those of you who missed our session…or those of you who attended and caught whiplash from the sheer speed of it, here is a list of all of the apps we (Jon Samuelson and I) featured.


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Teacher's Guide to The Use of Google Docs in The iPad

Teacher's Guide to The Use of Google Docs in The iPad | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

Pad is one of the best tablets available in the market. Many educators and teachers use it for both professional and personal purposes. Some are experienced users and others are still fighting their way through its intricacies. No matter what user you are, the spreadsheet below will be of great help for you.


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Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

I’ve had more people ask me questions about my set-up than how I use iPads to actually teach in my classroom, so here’s my “share”.


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10 iPad tips every teacher should know

10 iPad tips every teacher should know | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

Disable In-App Purchases, Use iCloud to sync your calendar, events, and emails, and more! 


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Dico Krommenhoek's comment, May 13, 2012 3:38 AM
Great resource, John! Thanks
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Exploriments

Exploriments | School tomorrow | Scoop.it

An amazing set of interactive biology, chemistry and physics activities, animations and virtual experiments. A free sign up is required.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science

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The Landscape: The 21st Century Résumé: How to Get Your Students Noticed in the Workplace

The Landscape: The 21st Century Résumé: How to Get Your Students Noticed in the Workplace | School tomorrow | Scoop.it
RT @MrLands The 21st Century Resume: http://t.co/z4NHXtAj How to Get Your Students Noticed!
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