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SteveB's Social Learning Scoop

Wecome to my Social Learning Scoop.

 

It contains a generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Design Engaging Learning Experiences with a Free Tool for Digital Differentiation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Design Engaging Learning Experiences with a Free Tool for Digital Differentiation | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Design Engaging Learning Experiences w/ Free Tool for Digital Differentiation http://t.co/exJsejTOlh #thinglink #edtech #techcoach


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Bootstrap and Moodle – Gradebook tweak!

Bootstrap and Moodle – Gradebook tweak! | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Bootstrap themes have been available for Moodle for a while now, and a small issue was there that I had not seen before – until a lecturer wondered why they could not see grades in the gradebook that should have been there.

As it is that time of year that many are dealing with end of semester grades, I thought I should pass along the solution for you if you have not known about it.

** Please note that this may not effect your site depending on the version of Moodle and if you are using a Bootstrap theme.

The issue is this:

When a teacher hides a grade from students it got a class=’hidden’ applied. Themes before bootstrap ignored it as they did not have a style for it. However bootstrap base, and therefore themes like Clean etc did have a style of it namely:

display:none;
visibility:hidden;

So instead of showing grey-ed out, or showing normally, the hidden grades vanished on the interface for the teacher as in the screenshots below.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

Via Nik Peachey, Jim Lerman
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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 24, 11:44 AM

Tasapainoinen artikkeli siitä, miten lukeminen on muuttunut digiaikana, ja siitä, miksi tarve pitkittäistutkimuksille on suuri. Tutkimusnäyttö ei ole ristiriidatonta, ei myöskään yksilöiden kokemukset. Itse alan olla jo sangen taitava digilukija, koska olen harjoitellut paljon, ja pystyn keskittymään sekä välttämään internetin houkutuksia yhtä hyvin (tai huonosti) paperikirjaa kuin digitaalista tekstiä lukessani. Syventyvän lukemisen taitoa on harjoiteltava, oli väline sitten mikä hyvänsä.

 

Keinoja, jotka voivat auttaa esimerkiksi aloittelevaa digilukijaa, annetaan tekstissä: muistiinpanojen teko käsin, lukeminen offline-tilassa, tietoinen hidastaminen ja sen tajuaminen, että ymmärtäminen vaatii aikaa ja paneutumista. 

 

Pidän erityisesti siitä, että Anne Mangen pyrkii etsimään syitä ja näyttöä eikä vain vahvistamaan omia ennakkoluulojaan.

 

Mukana on monia tuttuja usein siteerattuja tutkimuksia mutta ainakin minulle myös uusia, kiinnostavia tuloksia. Esimerkiksi pelaajien parempi kyky käsitellä digitaalista tekstiä kuulostaa oikeastaan aika luonnolliselta, mutta en olisi osannut sitä arvata.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:39 PM

Interesting article. In my own experience, I found it true that I comprehend better when I read in print rather than online. This is backed up by lots of research -- which the article notes. 

 

What is interesting about this article, is that it isn't so quick to draw conclusions as to WHY. It isn't just print good - online bad.

 

And I love that it notes this: "Interestingly, Coiro found that gamers were often better online readers: they were more comfortable in the medium and better able to stay on task."  See Mom? The gaming isn't all bad. : )

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:40 PM

Looks at the WHY - not just a print good - online bad article.

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Best Aerial Photography Drones Reviewed and For Sale

Best Aerial Photography Drones Reviewed and For Sale | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Best Aerial Photography Drones from Cheerson, DJI and Walkera. These are the Best Aerial Photography Drones for Sale. Capture great images from the sky

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Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned - The Guardian

Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned - The Guardian | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Police and Crown Prosecution Service conference on rape hears attackers are increasingly creating false narratives online
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Coursera, K12, Inc. Make Bold Moves To Drive Learning - Forbes

Coursera, K12, Inc. Make Bold Moves To Drive Learning - Forbes | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots.
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Who will pay for the Internet of Things? - Telegraph

Who will pay for the Internet of Things? - Telegraph | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is set to infiltrate every area of our lives, but with so much investment required to deliver the devices, infrastructure and standards, who is going to pay?
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Miloš Bajčetić, Imelda Elliott, CECI Jean-François, Juergen Wagner
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, Today, 12:19 AM

These issues need to be thought through and addressed as a prerequisite for introducing technology into schools.

Costantino Soudaz's curator insight, Today, 5:21 AM

Utilizzo e integrazione della tecnologia 

Armando's curator insight, Today, 6:14 AM

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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Sociology, not technology

Sociology, not technology | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The Social Age sees us connecting, sharing, working and leading in online spaces. But it's a mistake to think that the real change is in the technology. It's not: it's about the sociology. The tech...

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Top 15 apps for Educators in 2014 | Mr Kemp

Top 15 apps for Educators in 2014 | Mr Kemp | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"To end 2014 in style, I have decided to compile my favourite (and most used) educational iPad apps from this year. These are from my point of view and I am sure there are other apps that people love. They are in no particular order and I would love for you to comment below with any additional apps that you recommend."


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How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills

How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s convenient, they’re readable, well organized, and relieve the student of having to expend much effort during class. A lot of students need the teacher’s notes because they aren’t very good note-takers themselves. They practice stenography rather than note-taking, trying to get down the teacher’s words exactly. That way, even if they don’t understand, the

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Creating a VoiceThread - YouTube

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As many of you know, VoiceThread is quite a robust platform for creating mediated presentation, annotating them, and sharing them with others -- including opportunities for them to add audio or video comments of their own.


This video offers the basics of VoiceThread in a simple, easy to follow format. If you haven't tried VoiceThread, you owe it to yourself and your students to take it for a test drive.


via Universitas Education




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[Infographic] Top 6 mobile learning trends

[Infographic] Top 6 mobile learning trends | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
According to the Benchmark Survey conducted by Towards Maturity, 70% of organizations are planning to implement mobile learning in the next two years. This staggering growth in the popularity of this training medium can be attributed to the high degree of flexibility it offers. Learners can access the courses whenever and wherever they want. Mobile learning helps organizations implement highly effective training, conveniently, at low cost.

Do you too wish to harness the power of this incredible training format? Then, you need to take a look at these trends to make the best use of mobile learning.

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5 ways millennials' tech habits differ from older generations

5 ways millennials' tech habits differ from older generations | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The gaps between how the young and old(er) are using technology are, in some cases, vast, a new report from the Media Technology Monitor suggests.

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CORAL: Collaborative Online Research And Learning

Tuckman Stages of Group Development


These stages are commonly known as: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Tuckman's model explains that as the team develops maturity and ability, relationships establish, and leadership style changes to more collaborative or shared leadership.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 28, 6:56 PM

Here's a researched based overview of group development. Does this help you understand the group dynamics of online teaching and learning?


In my experience I've seen a great deal of Forming, Norming and Performing. (Not too much Storming!)

alvarojasd's curator insight, Today, 8:25 AM

añada su visión ...

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Ten Steps to Choosing Digital Curricula for Blended Learning - DreamBox Learning

Ten Steps to Choosing Digital Curricula for Blended Learning - DreamBox Learning | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Blended learning is the foremost trend in education – in fact, the 2011-2012 investment in IT for kindergarten through Grade 12 public education to support it was an estimated $9.7 billion, according to the Center for Digital Education. As the…Read more ›

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Google Earth Pro features now available for free to everyone

Google Earth Pro features now available for free to everyone | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Google has announced that they are making Google Earth Pro features free to all users. Google Earth Pro adds a number of features and on top of the standard Google Earth desktop setup that allow you to measure 3D buildings, record HD video of your virtual flights, and more. You'll now be able to record your virtual trip to your favorite city absolutely free. To use Google Earth Pro...

Via João Greno Brogueira, David E. Garcia, Jim Lerman, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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