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OER Challenges

OER Challenges | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Access to the Internet is spreading and so more people are able to access online education.  But a major problem has been the access to affordable content. The OER movement seeks to address this issue by making content free to use and adapt by anyone. So what are the problems?

Find out about OER challenges of quality, modularity, stability, persuading subject matter experts to cooperate, and more ...

 

More details at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/oer-challenges

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Tweet from @AnimaILife

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It's called a Quokka. It lives in Australia, is endangered, & considered one of the happiest animals on earth http://t.co/VY4uxCA18q


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10 i pad projects students will love


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Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:55 PM

Gut gemachhte Ideen- und App-Sammlung für den Unterricht

Charles Myers 's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:53 AM
More an app list.. Still, not bad.
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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 12:43 AM

This is something that I need to read. 

Salon de tecnologia's curator insight, July 6, 2:40 PM

Vale la pena echarle un ojito!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

Video Production

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

A slidetalk video is a video made by playing a Powerpoint file or a sequence of still pictures (slides) each with a description that is read out aloud by a text-to-speech engine. Slidetalk videos are a great way to publish and share your presentations including your own comment to the slides, but without the hassle of needing to speak the comments yourself into a microphone or hire a voice talent.

 

More info at: http://blog.slidetalk.net/p/faq.html

 


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Patricia Christian's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:07 PM

Presentation using high quality voiceover which may be uploaded on You Tube.  SlideTalk.net     Show Describe and Share

Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 7:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, July 12, 6:19 AM

añada su visión ...

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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.


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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:33 PM

A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:
Cognitivism
Behaviourism
Constructivism 

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 20, 4:21 AM

Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 6:19 AM

I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)

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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."


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Kerry Muste's curator insight, June 10, 5:43 PM

Two I'm trialling are Codecombat.com and codeavengers.com but I'm looking forward to looking at these.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 7:43 AM

Possible additions to my "games" list. 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 14, 4:12 PM

A must read for teachers. Excellent list.

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 4:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 7:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor

How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free YouTube editor. This free, online video editor is easy to use, and has more features than you might expect!

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Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Some advocates say autism-only schools can be life-changing for autistic kids who struggle in traditional classrooms. Others say segregating kids with autism carries its own problems.


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Richard Dolinski's curator insight, June 3, 2:38 AM

In my opinion a question that is impossible to answer particularly emotionally or politically. 

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Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom [Infographic]

Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom [Infographic] | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 8:24 AM

Be sure to catch the resources at the end of the infographic. Once on their site just click the last tab in the row below that says, "What's the Difference between Flipped and Blended Classes?" to see the entire infographic. 

Audrey's curator insight, June 25, 2:40 PM

This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, July 8, 10:00 AM

Flipped and blended learning

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least one story to share, and for some teachers, teaching a tough kid is a daily challenge. It seems that no matter what teaching techniques you try to pull out of your educator hat, nothing changes their behavior.

I've had the privilege of teaching some tough kids. I say "privilege" for a reason. Teaching these students pushed me to be a better educator and a more compassionate person. I've detailed below five methods that have reduced misbehavior in my classroom and, better still, helped transform these students into leaders among their peers.


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How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom

How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This past week, I introduced 3D printing into my classroom. Next week, we will receive 3D pens from Dim3printing, an Austin-based 3D printing distributor.

3D printing will revolutionize learning because it lends itself to low-risk, low-cost innovation. Since ideas can materialize within minutes, students can see their work as tangible products. When students have access to 3D printing, abstract concepts in science and mathematics have the potential to be transformed into concrete (plastic) visuals.

Students will begin to see objects differently — “That’s cool! I want to buy that.” becomes “That’s cool, but I can design that better.” Students will be transformed from passive consumers of goods to actively-engaged inventors who are in control of their own learning. 3D printing also allows students to interact with a global network of creators. Designers around the world upload files to be shared with other printing enthusiasts, and students will be able to contribute to this exchange.

3D printing has opened the door to serious conversations about education. My students have incredible ideas! As we discussed the possibilities for printing in my classroom, they began to consider how this might apply to their education. My students expressed a desire to learn math as it applies to computer programing, building websites, coding and designing, in addition to creating apps for smartphones and programing robots.

They showed interest in real-life applications for investing, banking, loans, and the financial aspects of business, such as credit, buying a house, and financial responsibility. They wish to create innovative and inventive products for interior design, entrepreneurship, and graphic design. We also discussed alternative learning environments, the need for collaboration, and project-based learning. Students agreed that they want their learning to be applicable, specialized and meaningful.

 


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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of


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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

Resource created by Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership -  but relevant outside Australia.

  


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Christiane Moisés's curator insight, June 25, 12:24 PM

adult learning

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Great when planning PD

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Professional Learning

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

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Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems

Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Smallpdf - the platform that makes it super easy to convert and edit all your PDF files. Solving all your PDF problems in one place - and yes, 100% free.


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Character Minutes's curator insight, July 5, 9:58 AM

Wow!

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pdfs you can edit

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Convert Any Video File Into MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA and More with Media.io

Convert Any Video File Into MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA and More with Media.io | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 11, 4:42 PM
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Convert any video clip you have into an audio file (.mp3, .wav, .wma .ogg, .m4a or .aac) easily and without having to buy or download any dedicated software.

 

With Media.io you simply upload your video file (or provide the URL of where it is published) and then you select the audio format and quality settings you want and the rest is done for you automatically.

 

This is a no-frills, no-ads, no tricks and no-strings attached service. A little work of love that deserves to be supported.

 

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, January 19, 6:55 AM

Nog niet geprobeerd, maar wie weet nog eens handig.

Orlanda RIBEIRO's curator insight, February 17, 10:32 AM

FORMATS 

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5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing. Most folks I talk to refer to all word clouds as ‘wordles’, even though Wordle is just one of many, many tools that one can use to create word …

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Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education

Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“ While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed. Specifically, I'm referring to the conglomerate of colleges and universities across the US (and likely abroad).”


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Dawn Weber's curator insight, May 20, 6:32 AM

Should K-12 be leaning towards the trend of higher education?

liz deskins's curator insight, May 20, 7:42 AM

Definitely somethings for high schools to consider before making large scale purchases.

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 4:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 8:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 4:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp - Photography Camp

Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp - Photography Camp | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

  Join us for our first photography camp! Instructed by Brandie Sunley, this very basic photography course at Blue Bronna will be held from Friday evening, June 27, to Sunday afternoon on the 29th. We would love to have you join us!

 You will have the opportunity to spend the weekend riding horses, enjoying nature and learning how to make the most out of your DSLR camera.

 So, if you have a camera and don’t know how to use it, this is a great time to learn. If you have never rode a horse before, that’s ok, this is a great time to learn that also.

 

Come and experience a beautiful wilderness sanctuary. There is so much space out here to just enjoy, reflect, and disconnect from the daily pressures of life.

 

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21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer  Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, June 7, 5:51 PM

Middle schoolers !!!

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 1:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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Rethinking Assessment, Supporting Diversity ~ Educating Modern Learners

Rethinking Assessment, Supporting Diversity ~ Educating Modern Learners | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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by Vanessa Gennarelli

 

"This piece will look at assessment and gender, specifically in terms of assignment types, interfaces, and priming. We’ll critique a few examples of current assessment practices and trends in online learning. From there, we’ll recommend a path to the future of assessment that is diverse, inclusive, and recognizes multiple paths to the “answer.” Because that is the goal of innovation in this space. Not making assessment more manageable. Or necessarily easier. The goal is to nurture a creative society of engaged citizens who think uniquely and engage collaboratively.

 

"If we hold on to competition and multiple choice, we surrender our chances at that goal."


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New iPad app helps teachers better serve their students

New iPad app helps teachers better serve their students | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Two Melbourne educators, Frank Ryder, a teacher turned software developer, and Gary Bass, an Apple Distinguished Educator who lives and breathes technology, have developed Rubrica, a rubric manager and tool for teachers that runs on the iPad. It includes a series of example rubrics to be used and to show teachers how to make their own.

‘‘Rubrica came from a group of us that had access to a high level of impressive technology,’’ Bass says. ‘‘We were linked with education but we thought it was being used for trivial applications. We thought about what we could use this impressive technology for – what could we improve – and overwhelmingly the answer was assessment.

‘‘Assessment in schools is being done the way it has always been done,’’ he says. ‘‘It is onerous, time consuming and important, and it is high stakes. Rubrica comes from the idea that we have got a technology that can support the work of teachers, which is about teaching, learning and assessing. There is a body of thought in education that says that if something can’t be standardised tested, it can’t be done. Ongoing assessment done using rubrics changes that.’’

‘‘An example is dance,’’ Ryder says. ‘‘It’s more qualitative than quantitative. But you can use a rubric with a set of descriptive things that the assessor is looking for, and so an assessment can be done.’’

‘‘So, Rubrica will allow things that can’t be tested to be done in schools,’’ Bass says.

Rubrics are also used by judges of Olympic diving. ‘‘They have a rubric and they can turn a dive that last less than two seconds into a score,’’ Bass says. ‘‘They discount the high and low and get a score that is extremely robust. They can ask other judges to view a video of the dive and those judges, using the rubric, will get very close to the same score.’’

Rubica (rubrica.com.au) works within Filemaker Go, an iPad database app. Broadly the idea is that rubrics to suit subjects being taught are loaded into the teacher’s iPad, which also has details of the students in that teacher’s group. The teacher then uses the rubric to mark and comment upon each student’s work in a variety of ways, according to pre-determined criteria. Other relevant rubrics can be selected from a drop-down menu.


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The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning”

The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning” | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of undergraduate students taking at least one online class grew from 8 to 20 percent.2 The Sloan Consortium states that approximately 5.6 million students enrolled in at least one online course during fall 2009, and nearly thirty percent of all higher education students now take at least one course online.3 Clearly, the percentage of students taking one or more courses online is trending upwards, reflecting an increased reliance on the flexibility they afford.

Juxtapose these online learning growth trends with the following statistics: of the 17.6 million undergraduates currently enrolled in American higher education, only 15 percent attend four-year institutions and live on campus. Thirty-seven percent are enrolled part time and 32 percent work full time. Only 36 percent of students who are enrolled in four-year institutions actually graduate in four years.4

What these statistics indicate is a blurring boundary between the traditional and nontraditional. Even classically traditional students at classically traditional institutions increasingly require nontraditional flexibility to meet their educational goals. Online learning has become the catalyst for this change and it is forever altering the landscape of higher education. 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 11:21 AM

Learning is learning. We are still trying to figure out the role digital technologies play in learning, but certainly learning happens. I think we have moved beyond postmodernism and need to think what that means in the context of teaching and learning.