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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.

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This could be very useful for our students.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:15 AM

A very good free app to create storytelling combining pictures and voice. Easy and with very catchy outcomes

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

 

Below are six proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students every day:


1. State-Dependent Recall. It is easiest to recall information when you are in a state similar to the one in which you initially learned the material. Urge your students to sit in the same room they studied in when they complete their take-home quiz.

 

2. The Fundamental Attribution Error. Sometimes students need your help distinguishing between internal and external factors that affect academic performance. The student who says, “Brian got an A on his English paper because he is smarter than I am” instead of “Brian got an A on his English because he visited the Writing Center before he turned it in” suffers from the Fundamental Attribution Error.

 

3. Effort Justification/Change Bias. Unfortunately, effort does not always correlate positively with performance. Students may be angry if they do not receive the grade they expect on an assignment that cost them a lot of time. In your comments, always mention the work you see even if it misses the mark.

 

4. Cognitive Dissonance. The feeling of psychological discomfort produced by the combined presence of two thoughts that do not follow from one another, often resulting in the adoption of beliefs that align with one’s actions but contradict the beliefs one held before the action was committed. The world isn’t black or white, and neither is the mind. Share this wisdom with your students to promote critical thinking.

 

5. Chunking. A term referring to the process of taking individual units of information (chunks) and grouping them into larger units. A great tool for students who must memorize long series of names, numbers, pictures, dates, terms, etc.

 

6. Positive Reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is anything added that follows a behavior that makes it more likely that the behavior will occur again in the future. Bonus and extra credit assignments are some of the most basic examples of positive reinforcement. More nuanced techniques might include positive verbal feedback, class celebrations (but not reward competitions), or opportunities to contribute individually to the curriculum.

 

Read the other 29 psychological tricks here: 

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/35-education-psychology-tricks/

 


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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, November 10, 2014 9:51 AM

Some really good tips here on how to make learning more efficient. Some of these tricks e.g. positive reinforcement, effort justification and managing cognitive dissonance are relevant to the workplace as well. 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/on-leaders-and-managers/?tag=Engagement

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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 9:57 AM

I'm just getting to know Pinterest also and I already love it too!

Cheryl Turner's curator insight, March 24, 12:39 AM

really good sites and links here... lots on pinterest, this is a wealth of ideas.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 25, 5:54 AM

Encore un réseau social pour en savoir sur l'e-learning.... L'avantage de Pinterest par rapport à d'autres, est que l'aspect visuel est encore plus important. Parce que c'est visuel, il faut encore plus se concentrer sur le message à faire passer. Merci à l'auteur de nous y envoyer.

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9 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

9 Things Successful People Refuse To Do | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Here are 9 things successful people refuse to do on their journey to success!


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Are we refusing to do these things?

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 18, 9:36 AM

Successful people know that failure is not fatal. They know that the only way to truly fail is to give up.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, March 19, 9:53 AM

When we fail to get up, that's when we fail.

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What Is A Personal Learning Network? - TeachThought

What Is A Personal Learning Network? - TeachThought | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network?

In the video below, Marc-André Lalande offers a concise, useful definition that simplifies the idea from hashtags and movements and social engagement and badges and, well, all the buzzwords you hear, into a clear explanation that works not just within education, but any field.

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Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers

Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

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EduClick_España's curator insight, March 2, 7:13 AM

 

Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

 

 Several years ago, teachers had a limited choice of software to create presentations. Namely, there was only one tool for all presentation needs: Microsoft PowerPoint. With it, educators created, edited, and showed their presentations to students. The software was often non-responding in the most crucial moment. To say more, unskilled users often corrupted PPT files, did undesired edits, and simply could not show their works in incompatible school PC operating systems. Only a couple years ago, Microsoft added the possibility to save presentations in popular video formats and upload to YouTube. At the same time, there appeared a great deal of free alternatives, which allowed teachers to create video presentations much easier and faster than with PowerPoint. Here are the most prominent of them.

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Resumen de cinco programas para hacer presentaciones

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My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts

My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Shortcuts. They are one of my life’s most beautiful things. Whether it be backroads, organizational hacks, or even PowerPoint tips, they make life so much easier. If you are looking to save a few precious minutes the next time you present, I have gathered a few of my favorite PowerPoint shortcuts.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 21, 12:27 PM

I loved the quote "Shortcuts separate the pros from the amateurs". So let's learn how to shortcut!


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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 13, 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

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confusing isnt it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print

Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Augmented reality apps allow you to create your own interactive print documents that combine the ease of a worksheet with the engagement of digital age tools and multimedia. And it’s easy to do!

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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, February 12, 7:51 AM

the DAQRI apps are pretty cool

asli telli's curator insight, February 13, 2:06 AM

Augmented reality in worksheets of today...

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 5, 10:17 AM

This looks like a great fun way to encourage learners to read information, process it, and apply it to the task. Nice!

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New report - "Why does Deeper learning matter"


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 13, 10:37 AM

I'm distributing this link to colleagues at work in PD. I like the 6 indicators and 40 micro credentials.

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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 10, 11:55 AM

Big fan of info graphics! 

Suzanne's curator insight, February 11, 7:53 AM

Learning and teaching in the conceptual age.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2:24 AM

How to implement a new classroom and learning paradigm: A nice outline

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The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds - teachthought

The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds - teachthought | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
This is not a post about the SAMR model (a way of thinking about how to teach with technology that uses an acronym as a mnemonic device)–well, not in any way that’s going to further the conversation around it, or push your thinking about the ins and outs of using it.

In December, we shared a post that used Starbucks as an analogy to illustrate the SAMR model. We also shared a post about using the SAMR model for more effective teaching with apps. We’ve even offered a kind of alternative to the SAMR model with our Stages of #edtech Disruption.

So why share a simple video of the same model we’ve already covered in more detail elsewhere? Because, in lieu of the slightly murky analogy involing cheese and tennis balls, the video does a pretty good job of explaining the idea in less time than it takes to watch Apple make another $18-billion-of-profits-in-a-single-quarter announcement.

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What makes an outstanding iPad lesson?

What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

""Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. The very fact that there is a debate within educational establishments across the world as to whether they and their likenesses are the key to unlocking the future of learning should show all the sceptics that technology is not going away. It is something that needs to be embraced and explored. So what does an outstanding iPad lesson look like?"


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Why Do Students Pick Teacher A or Teacher B? Who Would You Pick?

Why Do Students Pick Teacher A or Teacher B? Who Would You Pick? | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
What if we asked our students about the type of work they would prefer to do while in class? It may reveal a lot about what choices they would make for assignments and activities and why they make these choices.

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Great article. Teacher B would definitely be more fun to learn from and teach as well, but.... Student A has a point about the testing. Maybe we should revaluate testing.

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ITTC_TEFL's curator insight, March 20, 10:24 AM

Interesting post on learner autonomy and the posible negative backwash of assessment. Will you ask your students?

Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, March 21, 3:48 AM

Very enlightening!

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:49 PM

We must not forget...the focus is not only what tne Ss want,  but what is best for Ss. Love the quote at the end.

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Millionaire Teachers: Top Udemy Instructors Continue to Crack Major Earnings Threshold

by Udemy Top instructors eclipse $17 million in earnings from courses on the leading online marketplace for learning and teaching. In the latest demonstration of the potential and growth of online education, Udemy, the leading global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today... http://elearningfeeds.com/millionaire-teachers-top-udemy-instructors-continue-to-crack-major-earnings-threshold/


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uuummmmmmm

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5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner

5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

"You might have learned or seen many techniques to create an effective eLearning. But after all these learnings have you ever realized that to gain and retain the attention of a Learner is the most challenging aspect of an eLearning course design. In this article, I will take you through an effective 5 step design model to gain the attention of a Learner."


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My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts

My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Shortcuts. They are one of my life’s most beautiful things. Whether it be backroads, organizational hacks, or even PowerPoint tips, they make life so much easier. If you are looking to save a few precious minutes the next time you present, I have gathered a few of my favorite PowerPoint shortcuts.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 21, 12:27 PM

I loved the quote "Shortcuts separate the pros from the amateurs". So let's learn how to shortcut!


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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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Kristie's curator insight, March 8, 12:06 PM

Tips on how to embed a YouTube video into a PowerPoint presentation along with a trouble shooting guide.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 16, 9:08 AM

 

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David Bravo Ortiz's curator insight, March 23, 3:02 PM

Really useful!

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it (Morehead 2012).


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 10:33 PM

"Parents around the dinner table and teachers in the classroom should ask, ‘Who had a fabulous struggle today? (Morehead 2012)"

Lorraine Carhart's curator insight, March 1, 4:44 PM

given the right encouragement and guidance the mind  can go anywhere

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 9:15 PM

Effort may produce failures. Sustained efforts = success.

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How to create a class in Google Classrom on an iPad - playlist

A short screencast demonstrating how to create a class in Google Classroom on iPad

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 22, 5:11 PM

Cool!

Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 10:51 PM

Fairfax County Schools use Google applications as part of their everyday classroom learning and activities starting in the early elementary years - given the endorsement and student familiarity, I imagine Google will continue to dominate. Understanding how the various applications and features integrate in a classroom setting is ever more crucial!

 

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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom - TeachThought | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 22, 12:20 PM

Yes, but linking google anything and Blackboard is a bit of a glitch yet.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, February 24, 4:59 AM

Hyvin tiivistetty.

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How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic

How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 12:10 PM

The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.


Susan's curator insight, February 12, 8:27 AM

It should go without say but it doesn't hurt to mention it! #elearning

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Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

Real-time blended learning: 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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How to Use iTunes U in the Classroom - Daily Genius

How to Use iTunes U in the Classroom - Daily Genius | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
When I first heard about iTunes U, I was unsure of how it all worked or how it would fit into my classroom. Today, I cannot imagine teaching without it. iTunes U is a free app that allows teachers to put all course materials, iBooks, apps, and links to submit work in one place for students to access. So instead of a website for my class, students subscribe to my iTunes U course. Once subscribed from their iPads, students have access to all course material, receive notifications when I update content, and check off assignments as they complete them.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, February 2, 4:29 AM

An most teachers and researchers have no idea about it....