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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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The real trick is to incorporate that six hours of focus into learning that will turn little Johnny or Jody into an "A" student regardless of previous performance and perceptions.

 

Gamification comes to mind, but there are other options as well to address engagement for different learning styles.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:18 AM

I agree that 

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Apple iOS 11.0.2 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11.0.2 Starts Causing Problems | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple rushed out iOS 11.0.2 as a second fast fix, but it is causing more problems than i
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Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them?

Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
How much energy do your smartphone, laptop, and tablet chargers really use? Should you unplug them when you aren’t using them to save power and money? We measured exactly how much power a variety of common chargers use, and how much keeping them plugged in will cost your each year.
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iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too

iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
An hour after upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 Plus phone was at 30%. It was 11 a.m. and I had barely used it.
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Why Can’t I Listen to Radio If My Phone Has an FM Receiver In It?

Why Can’t I Listen to Radio If My Phone Has an FM Receiver In It? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai just publicly called on Apple to activate the FM receiver chips found in iPhones for public safety reasons. Many Android phones also contain dormant FM chips. But, if your phone has an FM receiver, why can’t you already listen to the radio on it?
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Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
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How to use VoiceOver on iPhone and iPad

How to use VoiceOver on iPhone and iPad | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you have trouble seeing your iPhone or iPad's screen, VoiceOver is there to help! It reads out just about everything on your screen for you and uses different gestures to make things easier. Here's how to use VoiceOver!
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Apple Specs - Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad Specs

Apple specs -- every Apple Macintosh from the original to the Intel Macs, including dates sold, memory info, storage details, prices and more.
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Protecting our thoughts with human rights

Protecting our thoughts with human rights | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Our minds may not be the last bastions of privacy we thought they were. Swiss researchers have proposed the new human rights to protect them.
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StumbleUpon -New User Guide

How to get Started on StumbleUpon
How do I Start Stumbling?
How do I add or stop following Interests?
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Key teacher tools to get you started

Free online training lessons for teachers and students in ICT. Step by step camtasia screencasts for a range of ict, web2.0 tools, podcasts, html & more.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned in airlines globally: Here’s the full list

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned in airlines globally: Here’s the full list | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been banned from several airlines globally following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.
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Why You Should Connect a PC to Your TV (Don’t Worry; It’s Easy!)

Why You Should Connect a PC to Your TV (Don’t Worry; It’s Easy!) | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Connecting a PC to your TV is dead simple. All you’ll usually need is an HDMI cable, and then you can access every media service, streaming site, and PC game — on your TV.
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What Is This HDMI ARC Port on My TV?

What Is This HDMI ARC Port on My TV? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you look on the back of your TV, you’ll likely see a few HDMI ports—but one of them may be labeled ARC, or something similar. This is no ordinary HDMI port. HDMI ARC can greatly simplify your audio cabling needs and setup if you know where to look for it and how to implement it.
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Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables?

Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
If you are new to the world of USB 3.0, then you may have plenty of questions about the cables you can and/or should use with USB 3.0 enabled devices. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a curious reader learn the “ins and outs” of USB 3.0.
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37 Common iOS 11 Problems and Quick Fixes

37 Common iOS 11 Problems and Quick Fixes | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
iOS 11 updating maybe bring many unpredictable problems. Luckily this guide will list all iOS 11 issues, and offers respectively possible solutions to you.
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Apple iOS 11.0.1 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11.0.1 Starts Causing Problems | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Apple's emergency iOS 11.0.1 release is causing serious problems for iPhone and iPa
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Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
And it’s a feature, not a bug.
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Five Key Questions About the State of Online Learning | teachonline.ca

Five Key Questions About the State of Online Learning | teachonline.ca | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
What are some of the biggest gains in online learning since 2010? There are a great many gains (and some losses), but these five appear to be the most significant: Wider acceptance of online learning as being not significantly different in terms of learning outcomes than face-to-face learning. We have close to 30 years of evaluation data which shows this clearly[3]. A deeper understanding of the importance of instructional design and the ways in which course design can better engage students in their learning[4]. A strong investment in the professional development of faculty and instructors – more focused engagement in how best to leverage online environments for learning. A renewed focus on learning outcomes and, more recently, competency- and capability-based learning. Online learning design really demands us to be explicit about what it is learners need to focus on. Really great uses of simulation and gaming, especially in health sciences and science, to engage students in their learning.
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How to Make a Tabletop Studio for Perfect eBay or Craigslist Sale Photos

How to Make a Tabletop Studio for Perfect eBay or Craigslist Sale Photos | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
So you’ve decided to flex your mercurial muscles and start selling products online. High-quality photos are a simple way to attract more buyers, and contrary to what you might think, they don’t require thousands of dollars in equipment. With a simple photo tent and some lights, even a decent smartphone camera can take great photos of small-to-medium objects.
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Lookup Mac Specs By Serial Number, Order, Model & EMC Number, Model ID

EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Lookup - lookup Apple Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad specs by serial number, order number, model number, model ID, EMC number and more.
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StumbleUpon: A Beginner's Guide

StumbleUpon: A Beginner's Guide | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it

StumbleUpon is a content discovery tool tailored to your interests. It's a great way to drive traffic to your site, but do you know how to navigate it?


Other social media beginner's guides by Mashable: 

 - Reddit: A Beginner's Guide

 - The Beginner's Guide to LinkedIn

 - Google+ Communities: A Beginner's Guide

 - The Beginner's Guide to Twitter

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Conrads' HTML Tutorials & Links

Conrads' HTML Tutorials & Links lists lots of tutorials for HTML, CSS, and webdesign. There are also a few hundred links to freeware and lowcost shareware programs for web designers and teachers.
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3D Object Manipulation in a Single Photograph using Stock 3D Models

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Taking a flight? No Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones allowed on Canadian, U.S. carriers

Taking a flight? No Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones allowed on Canadian, U.S. carriers | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
sengers with the phones will not be allow
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What Is the Optical Audio Port, and When Should I Use It?

What Is the Optical Audio Port, and When Should I Use It? | Technology for the Modern Educator | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what that trapezoidal “optical” audio port is? You’ll find these on the back of computers, HDTVs, media receivers, and more, but hardly anyone uses them. That little oft-neglected port can be a real life saver, though. Let’s look at what it is and how you can take advantage of it.
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