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Cory Doctorow on kids and the impact of technology

Cory Doctorow on kids and the impact of technology | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

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Viewing NetStep @2Learn.ca

Viewing NetStep @2Learn.ca | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Online Learning Objects Links- for LORs- for :

-Information / Communication Technology

-Professional Development.

 

Netstep Reference ID: N3476

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4 Steps to Teaching Others About Technology (And Getting Them to Use It)

4 Steps to Teaching Others About Technology (And Getting Them to Use It) | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
@klbeasley This just came in on Diigo, good things to remember, maybe even for PD tomorrow?

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5 apps that can create multimedia presentations for teaching or learning |

5 apps that can create multimedia presentations for teaching or learning | | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Whether you are a teacher, instructor or learner you are always looking for some useful tools for creating a multimedia presentations or assignments.
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It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. 


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If Your Teen Is Cyberbullied | Dr. Michele Borba's Reality Check

If Your Teen Is Cyberbullied | Dr. Michele Borba's Reality Check | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
What to do if your child receives cyber-threats or you suspect cyberbullying “A number of middle school students—including my daughter--are receiving (RT @micheleborba If Your Teen Is Cyberbullied: What to do if your child receives cyber-threats or...
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schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates

schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Schoox is an Academy for Self-Learners where members can teach, learn and certify their knowledge online. Users can create private or public online courses by using files or web resources incredibly easy and in seconds.

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Why organizations need an e-learning plan

Why organizations need an e-learning plan | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"The main argument for developing an e-learning plan has to lie in the benefits it can bring: clarity of purpose and measurable goals for the use of technology for teaching; setting priorities; identifying needs and resources; improved quality of teaching and learning; greater student accessibility; and above all, if done well, buy-in and commitment from faculty, instructors and administrators for the intelligent use of technology for teaching."


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10 Compelling Reasons to Brand Yourself by Curating Other People’s Content

10 Compelling Reasons to Brand Yourself by Curating Other People’s Content | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Good piece by Adam Troudart for paper.li

 

Adam asks "Is it ethical?

 

Yes, as long as you credit the content owner and link to the content source.

 

Is it helpful? Yes, times three!

 

It helps your audience solve their problems. It helps you gain credibility and authority.

 

It helps the content owner get more traffic"

 

**** I have one thing to add here - if you like someone's curated content and you repost it on other networks, it's good to credit the curator.

 

Other headings include:

 

*** Content sells better than pitches

*** Become the go-to person

*** Engage and build connections

*** Get others to promote your posts

*** Get more quality followers

*** Use the same content on various networks

 

Read full article [http://bit.ly/tBI9zO]


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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Creating iBooks with Pages

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Creating iBooks with Pages | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"This post highlights some great resources for creating epub documents/books via Pages on a Mac or via devices/software other than on the iPad."


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Five ways to stop online cheating | On Teaching Online

Five ways to stop online cheating | On Teaching Online | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

I had the chance to talk with a class of college undergraduates (real, live people in an actual classroom) a few weeks ago and one of the topics that came up made me re-examine a common problem for online teachers– cheating.

 

Academic cheating is nothing new but the impact it has on online education seems easier, and more widespread, than in face-to-face classrooms. This is a gut feeling, and the research suggests cheating and plagiarism are widespread in every educational environment, at any age, across every culture.

 

(Those of us in direct, live contact with smiling students are fooling ourselves to think classroom cheating is less prevalent, or that we can somehow catch evil-doers more easily in person.) I’ve written about ways to prevent online cheating here at On Teaching Online before, here.


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simplebooklet homepage

simplebooklet homepage | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The web's simplest flipbook publisher....Take a look!


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10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers

10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

With the iPad2 on the launching pad, it's a great time to share this list of useful iPad apps for teachers from guest writer Paula Dierkens.


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EDUCATION: Today’s mobile devices are tomorrow’s textbooks | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise

EDUCATION: Today’s mobile devices are tomorrow’s textbooks | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Educators and experts say smart phones and tablets are the future of public education (RT @SchoolNetSA: Cellphones once seen as a distraction but now a teaching tool - http://t.co/W01Ilc1a...

This article opposes the last article I posted to this blog! See for yourself!

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Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift

Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Yet, in times like ours, when the gulf between the past and future stretches light years, cognitive dissonance ensues when students, teachers and parents try to figure out what technology should be used to bridge this timeline.

Be sure to read this thought-provoking article from MindShift!  

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Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind

Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
We are creating tools that offer limitless access to knowledge and collaboration, but we're still putting the same textbooks in front of students.

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Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom | Edutopia

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom | Edutopia | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Blogger Ben Johnson shares iPad features to assist in classroom learning as well as apps to include in curriculum.
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Three TED Talks to Change the World of Learning and Education for Good and for Better

Three TED Talks to Change the World of Learning and Education for Good and for Better | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
There is nothing more important to our world and our society's sustainability than continually expanding and bettering our education.

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5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch

5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

 

I really liked this article by Romain Goday from Darwin Ecosystem about content discovery tools and particularly the way he described the element of the "human touch" and why they go hand and hand.

 

His description of the human part of the equation eloquently describes the process of a content curation.

 

Intro:

 

Content discovery tools have been trending towards taking over an increasing part of the selection process by filtering out information.

 

Content Selection Should Remain a Vital Part of the User Experience

 

Excerpt:

 

While tools carry the advantage of computing and aggregating information quickly on the user’s behalf, the user possesses a number of natural skills that tools cannot adequately take the place of.

 

Here are a few of the most important ones, as they relate to selecting and identifying relevant content:

 

Users are contextual thinkers:

 

The relevance of a piece of information depends highly on the context of the informational need.

 

The motivation and goal of the user determines what information is important and what information is not.

 

Users possess relevant expertise: The user’s expertise helps them to predict the implications of a particular event.

 

It also allows the user to identify anomalies that take place in the usual development of an event based on their experience with the topic.

 

Users make sense of patterns: The human brain can easily understand the relationships between multiple events.

 

This ability to interpret patterns is critical to understand and identify what is going on and how it’s developing.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read full article:  [http://bit.ly/sUQxGs]


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Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor

Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for creating dynamic presentations that allow you to highlight specific content. They can also be embeded into webpages. A great tool for creating assignment reports too.


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Vernon Fowler's comment, November 4, 2011 4:39 PM
As much as I love Prezi and will avoid using PowerPoint ever again, I wonder how quickly students can pick up the skills (even from the 1-2-3 at http://prezi.com/learn/ ) to create an effective presentation without going overboard on visual aids. Most of our courses are only 10 weeks and I just mentioned Prezi as an excellent alternative but not for our upcoming seminars in just over a week's time. So how long did it take your students to pick up Prezi?
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iPads In Education- Part 1

"Globally Connected Learning workshop. iPads in Education: Part I"


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The Future of Mobile Learning

The Future of Mobile Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"The mobile learning device of the future won’t be a separate piece of equipment. Rather, mobile learning in the future will be an active part of the student’s world. Smartphones, televisions, tablets, in-car telematics and even household appliances will always be connected to the student’s academic life."


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Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
So, here's my tentative Learning 2.0 conference strand brainstorm. I've purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. A call for proposals will go out November 15th, with ...
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Don't Blame PowerPoint! It's just a vehicle

Great presentation in defence of PowerPoint


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Curate Book Passages and Quotes with Findings

Curate Book Passages and Quotes with Findings | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

From the article intro: "The act of highlighting a noteworthy passage in an ebook is being socialized by Findings, an online destination where readers can collect, share, discuss and discover such highlights from ebooks and web texts.

 

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The Findings experience is centered around shared passages and user libraries.

 

Libraries are like digital bookshelves and consist of all the texts — with highlights and quotes automatically organized by book, source or author — the user has clipped from.

 

Readers can use the Findings bookmarklet to clip snippets of text from ebooks and websites.

 

They can also sync Findings with their Amazon Kindle Highlights for an instantaneous way to share and starting discussing their collection of saved passages.

 

“With Findings, we are trying to do something that is dedicated explicitly to the task of curating quotations,” Findings co-creator Steven Johnson says.

 

“That narrowness of focus has allowed us to concentrate on a couple of key features that make Findings particularly useful.”

 

Read more here: http://mashable.com/2011/10/25/findings/


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