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How to fix the college lecture

How to fix the college lecture | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

"A recent study indicates lecture hall-style classes increase the probability of failure by 55%. Lecturing may present a disadvantage to students from low-income high schools or communities, because they may have work schedules beyond the classroom and may learn best with more individualized attention. Lectures are most prevalent in secondary systems serving affluent learners."


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Five Ways to Help Students Succeed in the Online Classroom

Five Ways to Help Students Succeed in the Online Classroom | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

"Oftentimes students have misconceptions concerning the rigor of online courses, and they often underestimate the amount of time and discipline necessary to complete assignments, discussions, quizzes, and projects. Therefore, it is important for the instructor to set the tone of the course to help students succeed. So how do you help your students succeed in the online classroom?"


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7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning

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Wondering how to use Facebook Groups In eLearning? Read this article to discover 7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning.

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Jasmine Villarreal's curator insight, July 19, 4:00 PM

Like Twitter, Facebook can be used for eLearning groups. This article states 7 tips that could be used in groups on Facebook. A few examples are: having smaller groups, setting rules, and appointing admins to the groups.

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Floors -Game Creator

Floors -Game Creator | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Pixel Press is a technology company focused on building engaging mobile gaming experiences for both sides of the brain: the analytical left side and the creative right side. Our products are fun for all ages, and flexible enough for many applications.


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Ready to draw your own video game?


Pixel Press Floors is changing the way we experience mobile games by letting anyone be the creator, publisher and player of their own video game. With the Pixel Press creator platform, you can literally draw your own video game – no coding required.

Denise Gallegos's curator insight, July 6, 12:26 AM
Floors is a great application that allows students to design their own video game using basic skills for programming. I have used this application with third graders and they really enjoy it.
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7 Best Practices To Produce eLearning Podcasts - eLearning Industry

7 Best Practices To Produce eLearning Podcasts - eLearning Industry | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Wondering h to produce eLearnning Podcasts? Read this article to discover 7 Best Practices To Produce eLearning Podcasts.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 3, 1:58 AM
I agree with all except #6. Fact-pact is not entertaining listening. Facts, yes. Packed, no. Have a voice. Have humor. www.21clradio.com. Hundreds of podcasts. Hours of fun.
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Neuroscience proves what effective educators have known all along.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 13, 5:29 PM

I take away two concepts that this research suggests.  One is support for experiential learning.  The other is that the experience of struggling to find a solution is a key ingredient, which is what other research suggests is important for learning life lessons. -Lon

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The History Project

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Your living time capsule to collect artifacts and share stories. Join the movement to capture, preserve, and connect with the life narratives that transcend generations.

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5 easy steps for setting up Google Portfolios

5 easy steps for setting up Google Portfolios | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Technology is allowing students to express themselves in ways never imagined. One way to get students to think about the learning process is to have them create portfolios, which not only lets them exhibit their understanding of deep content for others to see, but also encourages them to reflect on their own progress and growth over time.

Digital portfolios are gaining ground. They can be edited continuously, they follow students from grade to grade, and they are easier than ever to create and maintain. Google Sites can get students started with building electronic portfolios. It’s free to anyone with a Google account, and the built-in tools make it easy for students to use content directly from their Google Drive with just a click of a button.

Here’s how to get started with a Google Domain account and site templates:

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Designing effective online courses: 10 considerations 

Designing effective online courses: 10 considerations  | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Effective online courses are well designed so that teaching and learning is organized in the most effective and engaging manner possible. In an online learning situation, the student’s learning experience is almost entirely mediated through some form of technology; therefore, the design of the teaching and learning experience is especially critical.

Instructional Design is a broad term that encompasses the selection, organization, sequencing, and assessment of content, tools, and experiences to help learners attain a certain set of goals. Poorly designed technology-based courses can confound learning, frustrate learners and instructors, and result in high attrition rates. Oftentimes, a focus on Instructional Design often focuses on micro-level actions – which apps to use, which videos to include in a course (all important). This article instead focuses on several (though not all) good, high-level, Instructional Design practices for creating effective online courses – primarily for teachers in an online learning program.

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[PDF] A 2016 look at the future of Online Learning

[PDF] A 2016 look at the future of Online Learning | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Predicting the future of technology is always difficult and most predictions are problematic. This does not prevent a great many people from making them. There is a long catalogue of such predictions, some of which were insightful and many were farcical. But there are patterns of development which we can see, which are likely to continue. Rather than making predictions, here we will look at seven key patterns, which will shape the emerging technologies for learning.


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How to create a poll in PowerPoint

How to create a poll in PowerPoint | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
A really cool way to engage an audience is using live polls in your PowerPoint presentations.

What’s great about this is if you ask the audience a question, instead of having them shout out their answers or writing their responses on a flip chart, you can have them respond on their mobile devices so you can see the results appear in real time on the slide. This can work with all types of questions – from multiple choice, to free response, to (my favorite) word clouds.

Watch the video below or scroll down the page to see how to get started with live polling in PowerPoint today.

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This has possibilities. Thanks to Juan Doming. 

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Que tal umas pesquisas (polis) ao vivo no meio da sua aula ou palestra, para envolver ainda mais a audiência?
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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

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Showbox - Your Online Video Maker | Quality Video Creator

Looking to make studio quality videos? You've come to the right place! Make promo videos, YouTube videos & more with Showbox's cloud based online video maker

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 4, 12:25 PM

This looks like a great tool for making student projects look professional.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

"Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. "


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7 Top Tips For Mature eLearners

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Want to know how Mature eLearners can get the most out of their online courses? Check the 7 top tips that Mature eLearners can use to succeed.

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The Rumors are True! There's a New Google Sites Coming! | Shake Up Learning

The Rumors are True! There's a New Google Sites Coming! | Shake Up Learning | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
  Pinterest The NEW Google Sites Yes! It’s true. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. We’ve heard rumors of this elusive update for the last couple years, but now we have proof that it is a reality and will be in our hands sometime over the next year. If you have ever …

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Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron

Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Make engaging and compelling animations online for your business or school. Create explainer videos, animated marketing videos, training videos and presentations. Make HTML5 banners and interactive video content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 15, 12:48 AM

This looks good. You can make up to 5 public projects on the free account.

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Aplicação de animação gráfica web gratuita.
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How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.



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How to Create Multimedia Timelines on The History Project

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How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Teachers using open educational resources to teach are finding new rewards in the #GoOpen movement.

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Check this out! Thanks to Filomena Gomes.

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Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Teaching online can make us better teachers

Teaching online can make us better teachers | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
The fact that many of us lack models of online teaching, yet have ample experience with online learning presents interesting opportunities. On the one hand, because we lack mental models for online teaching, developing an online course for the first time can be disorienting—even scary. On the other hand, this very lack of models can also be liberating: We're simply not as constrained online by preconceptions of what teaching should look like. Moreover, because we generally have more experience with online learning than online teaching, our entry point is more naturally learning. And this allows us to bring learning research more creatively and profoundly into our courses.

With almost 50 years of research on learning under our collective belts, we now have a wealth of insights to draw on in our teaching: How prior knowledge impacts learning, the effects of stereotype threat, the limits of working memory, the factors that affect student motivation, etc. [1]. Yet this research makes surprisingly few inroads into traditional classrooms, where, despite decades of research showing the superiority of active learning, lectures continue to be a dominant teaching mode [2] and we continue to confuse content coverage with learning [3].

There are reasons traditional classroom education hasn't fully embraced learning research. The expectations and reward systems of academia are deeply rooted in content-heavy, teacher-centered models, and are resistant to change. Online education, on the other hand, has less investment in any particular model of teaching. It's lighter on its feet and still forming. As a result, it is potentially more open to new ideas. Moreover, there are certain attributes of online education-products of both its affordances and its limitations—that can lead us toward smarter teaching practices. Here are five of those attributes.

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5 apps to use with Google Cardboard

5 apps to use with Google Cardboard | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it

Have you tried Google Cardboard in your classroom? This super inexpensive (under $10!) tool lets students explore virtual reality straight from your classroom. I’m a huge fan of Google Cardboard virtual reality experiences. You can take your students on virtual field trips, help them understand life in different parts of the world, and push students to ask questions about the world around them.

 

When virtual reality first came on the stage a few years ago it seemed like the cost would make it impossible for teachers to use it as a learning tool. The combination of a Google Cardboard viewer and a mobile device make this the perfect choice for classroom teachers. The handful of quality apps mentioned below are great choices for teachers looking to combine the super inexpensive! Google Cardboard with apps developed for both iPhones and Android devices.


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5 easy steps for setting up Google Portfolios

5 easy steps for setting up Google Portfolios | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
Technology is allowing students to express themselves in ways never imagined. One way to get students to think about the learning process is to have them create portfolios, which not only lets them exhibit their understanding of deep content for others to see, but also encourages them to reflect on their own progress and growth over time.

Digital portfolios are gaining ground. They can be edited continuously, they follow students from grade to grade, and they are easier than ever to create and maintain. Google Sites can get students started with building electronic portfolios. It’s free to anyone with a Google account, and the built-in tools make it easy for students to use content directly from their Google Drive with just a click of a button.

Here’s how to get started with a Google Domain account and site templates:

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Diary of a Techie Chick: Using Augmented Reality with STEAM ....

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"Augmented content is just another tool you can pull out of your teacher toolbox that brings student engagement to a whole new level.  For STEAM the letter "S" is supposed to stand for science, so  I thought how fun it would be to have a space STEAM unit.  As a teacher I would use the Quiver Space Comparison coloring sheet to introduce the unit.  Since I am into Augmented Student Interactive Notebooks I would print the coloring sheet as either a 4x6 or 5x7 size that could be easily attached to a page in the notebooks. I would also have writing prompts posted in an LMS, on Bulletin Board. whiteboard"


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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Teaching Digital Ancient History | Scoop.it
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 12:46 AM

Some great free apps to get started with.

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