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Art as Social Change project by Donte’K Hayes featuring Art4TH

Art as Social Change project by Donte’K Hayes featuring Art4TH | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Donte’K designed a template and donated it to Art4TheHomeless. This template is for us to use to promote homeless awareness. Once complete it will look like a house. The first image is the blank canvas and the second is Donte’K's finished project. The  final image is Donte’K's template for Art4TheHomeless. Feel free to download the template and share it!

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Rush to log on to online courses

Rush to log on to online courses | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Edinburgh University reports a 50% rise in people signing up to their new online courses within two months.
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For each of the 30,000 students on campus, another 10 are virtual students taking part in the free Massive Open Online Courses called MOOCs.

No entry requirements are necessary for the part-time taster courses covering subjects such as philosophy, equine nutrition and astrobiology.

The courses are offered as part of the wider Coursera consortium, set up by US academics to provide web-based undergraduate-level courses to anyone who wants to do them.

 

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Examining Students’ Intended Image on Facebook: “What Were They Thinking?!”

Examining Students’ Intended Image on Facebook: “What Were They Thinking?!” | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The present article examines factors that influence why students post information on their social network profile which employers would find inappropriate. Results show that many students make a conscious attempt to portray a particular image and, as predicted, their intended image was related to whether they posted inappropriate information. Those who believed they portrayed a hardworking image were unlikely to post inappropriate information, whereas students who felt they portrayed an image that was sexually appealing, wild, or offensive were most likely to post such information. Limitations, implications for business education, and directions for future research are discussed.

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Looking at them from the point of view of an employer, I cringe when I see some Facebook pages.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:37 PM

The title, What were they thinking?  pegs the intent of this report on Facebook behavior. Many don't understand that thier online behavior is often a part of the hiring process. Full text online and pdf download. 

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Illiterate Northern Kenyans Get Voice Information about Elections via Mobile

Illiterate Northern Kenyans Get Voice Information about Elections via Mobile | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Illiterate Northern Kenyans are using a system that allows them to call a number to get more information about the Kenyan election through a voice menu. This makes it easier for them to vote.
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About 87% of the people living in Samburu, Kenya is illiterate. Because people are not able to read or write they often lack information and have no idea what their rights are. This becomes particularly apparent in the run up to the election (planned for upcoming March 4th), when many Samburu citizens have the right to vote, but have little idea on registration procedures or what they are actually voting for. With the explosive growth of mobile phone usage in Africa, people now do have access to information. That’s why international organisations Text to Change (TTC), IICD and Kenyan organisation SEED Samburu, set up an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) campaign to educate the Samburu about their civil rights in the new constitution and on the upcoming elections. Via the TTC platform a toll free line is set up which guides callers through a menu by voice. Via this line callers can choose subjects and have questions answered and acquire more information.

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Zurker - a new social network with a difference

Zurker - a new social network with a difference | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Zurker - a new social network:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc

My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"

After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.

Zurker is literally a member-owned application.  You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.

And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.

And it's free, of course.  Check it out here:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc


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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:44 PM

If you didn't get involved with Facebook on the ground floor - you now have that opportunity with this new social network - Zurker

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Online And Distance Learning Weekly

Online And Distance Learning Weekly | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Online And Distance Learning Weekly, by Natalie Stewart: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Natalie Stewart's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:38 PM

News, idea, innovations, courses and other items of interest to teachers and students of online and distance learning.

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College Degrees That Earn the Most Money

College Degrees That Earn the Most Money | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New college graduates who have a background in engineering can expect to cash in when they hit the job market, a new study finds.
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Specifically, computer engineering majors take home the highest staring salary of $70,400. Chemical engineering, aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronics and communications engineering and civil engineering were also among the 10 highest-paid starting salaries for recent grads.

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Top 5 Kids Apps You Don't Want to Miss

Top 5 Kids Apps You Don't Want to Miss | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
See what's on the docket this week for the best kids apps.
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Is it too far out of season for a vampire-themed app? Let's hope not. Click through the gallery to see which apps — some spooky, some not — to download for your kids this week.

 
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Colin Powell: Kids need structure

How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility.

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Long Term Advantages of Early Childhood Education

Long Term Advantages of Early Childhood Education | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There is a body of growing evidence that early childhood education has long term advantages for the individual and society. For example, children who attend pre-school do better in high school than those who don't.
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Digital Learning Day : Lessons in action - The PRACTICE

Digital Learning Day : Lessons in action - The PRACTICE | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013, is a national celebration of educators that shines a spotlight on successful instructional technology practice in classrooms across the country. Join the wave of innovation sweeping through our nation's schools. Participation is free and easy. Sign up now,plan your local activities and plan to watch the National Digital Town Hall that will be simulcast live from the Newseum in Washington, DC!

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:09 PM

We're focused every day on the ways to harness technology and broadband to improve and expand educational opportunity for as many kids as possible.

 

Learning to Learn is the MOST important in 21st Century for knowing how to manage the BIG DATA!

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

Vicki Hansen's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:58 PM

Looking forward to taking part in Digital Learning Day.  Lots of great ideas here to help even reluctant participants.

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7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out some of your favorite iOS and Android apps from the week.
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This week Twitter released a new application for sharing video content on the web, and another company released one for sharing your opinion on literally everything in the world.

A popular iOS game finally made its way to Android, and we saw a few new apps that make reading news on your mobile device a little more interesting.

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Experience Based Learning Targets Students with Learning Disabilities

Experience Based Learning Targets Students with Learning Disabilities | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With a password and secret hand signal, all who enter Tom Waitzman's classroom gain passage to the Middle Ages.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:16 AM

Meaningful language experiences!

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Waitzman’s lesson – and its theatrical trappings – is no one-time exercise. It is part of an intricate methodology to educate students with dyslexia and other learning challenges.

AIM Academy, a private independent school for college-prep students with learning differences, uses an unusual arts-based approach that includes costumes, games, activities, and classrooms decorated as medieval castles and prehistoric caves.

“I’m not just going to give a quiz or a work sheet or have them remember a lecture,” Waitzman said. “It doesn’t work with students with language-based differences.”

What works at the 217-student academy is the philosophy “live it and learn it,” said Patricia Roberts, the executive director, CEO, and cofounder of the K-12 school.

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Educational Administration Leadership Masters Programs

Educational Administration Leadership Masters Programs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This page provides information on what is studied in educational administration leadership masters degrees and where you can study them online.

Most people who choose this specialization are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in administration.  A typical masters program might include: education policy analysis, school law, roles and responsibilities of the principal, finance and budgeting, educational psychology, management, community relations, evaluation and assessment, educational technology, and supervision of personnel.

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Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness

Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Providing the right kind of feedback to students can make a significant difference in their achievement. There are two key considerations. First, feedback that improves learning is responsive to specific aspects of student work, such as test or homework answers, and provides specific and related suggestions. There needs to be a strong link between the teacher comment and the student's answer, and it must be instructive. This kind of feedback extends the opportunity to teach by alleviating misunderstanding and reinforcing learning. Second, the feedback must be timely. If students receive feedback no more than a day after a test or homework assignment has been turned in, it will increase the window of opportunity for learning. Feedback is a research-based strategy that teachers, and students, can practice to improve their success.


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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:02 AM

True at all levels.   My goal is to try to do this.

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Making it my goal for my online courses.
systerwoody's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
The challenge is in providing timely feedback spread across 3-4 courses with 25+ students each. Nearly impossible with writing intensive programs, which is a majority of doctoral programs. Sink or swim!
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Take the Lead with an Education Management Masters

Take the Lead with an Education Management Masters | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Educational management masters degrees are designed to provide the expertise needed for the management of educational institutions, whether K-12 school or college.  This page provides information on these programs, what is studied in them, where you can study them, the prospects, and more ...

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January 31, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out

January 31, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
IJEDICT Weekly News, by Stewart Marshall: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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This free online newspaper brings together articles on innovations,developments, educational courses, and other useful resources about ICT for education and development.

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Online Teacher Certification Programs

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Online teacher certification programs are an excellent way to qualify for a teaching career. This page gives details of the programs and where they can be found.
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If you already have a bachelor's degree in another field, you can take a one-year teacher training program to satisfy licensing requirements.  If you don't have a bachelor's degree, you can take a degree program that includes the required teacher training. 

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Educational Technology for the Developing World

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I went to Senegal, West Africa, as a tourist in 2007 and was taken to visit a poor rural primary school, École Sinthiou Mbadane1. The school is off the power grid, with holes in its rusted roof, opening to dark, dusty classroom interiors.

Whatever is lacking in terms of physical infrastructure is more than made up by the intense dedication of the teachers and the students. Some of the kids walk miles on an empty stomach to have the privilege of attending school. The school won over my heart, and I began to explore ways that my experience in the technology, content, and online learning fields might help improve the school and others like it. 

 
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CyberSmart Africa’s model evolved from my personal observation—confirmed by others, including The World Bank, The African Development Bank, and The African Union—that the global development community requires more efficient ways to invest in technology to impact learning. The traditional model for school technology integration utilizes computer rooms and laptops. This approach is inadequate—logistically complex and too expensive—to address the staggering need to educate hundreds of millions of children in Sub Saharan Africa and elsewhere in the developing world.

 
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OER (Open Educational Resources) | Online and Distance Learning

OER (Open Educational Resources) | Online and Distance Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Find out more about Open Educational Resources (OER) - the digitized materials that are available for use and re-use in teaching, learning, and research ...
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Open educational resources (OER) are digitized materials that are available for use and re-use in teaching, learning, and research, very often under a Creative Commons license.

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Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC

Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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It’s an easy trap to focus too much on publishing posts while failing to appreciate that reading other people’s posts and commenting on posts are a very important part of the learning process as a blogger.

 
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Online Early Childhood Degrees

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This site provides information about online early childhood degrees, what is studied in the programs, where you can study them, and more ...
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An early childhood education curriculum track includes courses in child psychology, parenting, and early childhood instruction and learning strategies.

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Dog takes cues from synthesized iPad voice! No trainer needed. Amazing!

Amazing new program helps individuals with verbal disabilities! Certified goal directed therapy dog, Ricochet (https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet) is a...

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Communica8GH's curator insight, January 27, 2013 2:31 PM

Real communication!  How motivating and fun.

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Get an MA TESOL and Travel with Your Career

Get an MA TESOL and Travel with Your Career | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
MA TESOL online programs can lead to careers in exciting places. Find out more about these programs, where to take them, what the prospects are, and more ...

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Adam Atodl's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:19 PM

TESOL masters programs are designed to prepare students to teach english abroad and to become leaders in the ESL/TESOL field.

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Can Virtual Classrooms Recreate a Traditional College Experience?

Can Virtual Classrooms Recreate a Traditional College Experience? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The burgeoning online education scene is practical for many reasons -- cost, convenience and efficiency.
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A number of online education sites say the goal is not to be a substitute for the classroom experience, but to offer an even more collaborative learning environment, while also making education convenient and accessible for everyone — whether you're taking a couple college courses or learning for the fun of it. In light of recent news about a partnership between a California state school and an online education site, it's possible that because of the high cost of education, online learning could become the norm for college students.

 
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