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Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools

Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

... ideas about ways to use these fun free tools in instructional situations and other academic applications. I like free! Check out these great Free tools, for teaching /Learning. Great for Learning Commons, too! :-)


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livebinders4teachers / Writing

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Excellent compilation of Writing LiveBinders on this public shelf representing many teachers from all grade levels. This is cool technology! Enjoy!


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Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program

Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Quality Matters Rubric is a set of 8 general standards and 41 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. The Rubric is complete with annotations that explain the application of the standards and the relationship among them. A scoring system and set of online tools facilitate the evaluation by a team of reviewers.

 

A PDF version of the rubric is available for download. ~Dennis


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The iPad provides a voice to children with autism

The iPad provides a voice to children with autism | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Learn about how iPad is helping autistic children communicate, express their feelings, socialize, learn, and play.This excellent article offers help and hope to parents of children with autism!


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Education News » Research Findings on Blended Learning

Education News » Research Findings on Blended Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
A growing body of research indicates that blended-learning programs, which combine multiple modes of instruction, are most effective – and the proliferation of ever-advancing technologies adds greater depth to the equation.
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Teaching social media etiquette in school - Examiner.com

Teaching social media etiquette in school - Examiner.com | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

mediabistro.comTeaching social media etiquette in schoolExaminer.comOne question coming from this situation is: Should school districts be teaching students social etiquette for Twitter and Facebook? This is a controversial topic in the world of education! Is social media a distraction, or a necessary tool, for the future world of work? You decide. Feel free to comment.

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21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps

21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is transitioning its 81 school libraries to Learning Commons as part of its strategy to become a 21st Century Teaching / Learning District.  Come, see for yourself, what we are doing! Feel free to comment. Thank you!


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The Educational System and 21st Century Skills

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The affordances of modern communications technologies have brought about a transformation that is readily apparent in day-to-day life across the developed world. They have taken us from the industrial revolution to the ...This thought-provoking article is well-explained , and sources are quoted. See if you agree with the author.

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Choosing Games and Toys that Promote Early Literacy Skills | LorainPublicLibrary

Choosing Games and Toys that Promote Early Literacy Skills | LorainPublicLibrary | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Playing dress-up or making up stories with puppets can help a child’s narrative skills http://t.co/3btdjbTe...for your youngsters! There is some very good advice here!

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Teaching High School History: Lessons & Ideas

Teaching High School History: Lessons & Ideas | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

If you think back to when you learned history at school you are likely to think of tattered textbooks and dull blackboard presentations from your teacher.

Wow! Things have changed since then!

Are you looking for Christmas-themed lesson? If so, check out the link to  "A Christmas Carol" Lesson.

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Learn | Prezi

Learn | Prezi | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Prezi Learn page is a library comprised of the Prezi manual, tutorials, and training prezis to help you get started. You must see this, if you have a major presentation to give or teach!


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Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day…

Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day… | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
I posted The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far over the summer. I haven't seen any new games since that time that are worthy of being on a “The Best…” list, so that post will serve as the final versions for this ...
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Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, ...This is becoming a more serious problem, day by day. The challenge is to bridge the Digital Divide, with ever-shrinking funds.

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Teaching Anger Management with Game-Based EdTech

Teaching Anger Management with Game-Based EdTech | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"This is just too cool to spoil with a long critical analysis. I came across this video and the corresponding brief project description while doing research on GameDesk (a SoCal-based research nonpr... "Here is an original, game-based approach to anger management, which is sure to please young and not-so-young adults, alike! We could use more games like this one. :-)

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 3

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 3 | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / Revue canadienne de l'apprentissage et de la technologie, Vol 37, No 3 (2011). Articles. The Impact of a Collaborative Wiki Assignment on Teaching and Learning in a Teacher ...
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How are librarians involved in guided inquiry?

How are librarians involved in guided inquiry? | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Carol Collier Kuhlthau (2010) Guided Inquiry: School Libraries in the 21st Century, School Libraries Worldwide, January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 17-28

The 21st century calls for new skills,...Are your students ready?"

 

Link to full text research paper.


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Catholic schools restoring libraries

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Seven months after effectively closing school libraries - igniting a furor and drawing national headlines - the Catholic school board has recruited the Windsor Public Library to help resurrect its libraries. Here is the other side of the story! What is your opinion?

Please feel free to comment, on my Wordpress Blog here: http://coolwired.wordpress.com  .


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Five Simple iPad Tutorials for Beginners | FlixelPix

Five Simple iPad Tutorials for Beginners | FlixelPix | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
I have decided to create video tutorials or the most common iPad questions I am asked by friends and family. The quality varies as they were all recorded at different times on different types of equipment.
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Rapid Intake Shout Out: Convert PowerPoint to Mobile Learning ...

In this entry, I'm going to show you how to do a fundamental PowerPoint conversion for mobile learning that includes audio narration. For the authoring tool, we'll use Rapid Intake's mLearning Studio.
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