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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Marking (Grading) Essays

Marking (Grading) Essays | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's worthwhile discovering methods to make marking more enjoyable. The same methods can be used to tackle other dreaded tasks.

Sitting on your desk is a pile of essays that need to be marked. There might be just 10 or 20, or maybe 50, 100 or more. For most teachers, this is not an eagerly awaited task. Is there some way to make marking easier and more enjoyable?
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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, October 18, 12:15 PM

EDUCAR NO ES ENSEÑAR A VIVIR, LA COMUNICACION EDUCADOR-ALUMNO ES LA VIDA

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers

The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers. How To Use The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers.
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Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt

Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt Kimberly Vincent-Layton Humboldt State University, Department of Communication June 2014 In the last few years, I have been slightly obsessed with mobile learning for...
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Great little activity! Interesting blog with some useful resources. 

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5 Fascinating Slideshares Created by Educators for Educators

5 Fascinating Slideshares Created by Educators for Educators | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These SlideShare presentations have been created by educators from a number of different backgrounds and cover a series of fascinating topics.

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Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning (Part 2 of 2)

Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning (Part 2 of 2) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The research about the effectiveness of blended learning provides a powerful jolt for campus members.  Of note, a recent Inside Higher Education (2013) survey of faculty attitudes toward technology found large amounts of skepticism among faculty members about the quality of online learning.  This finding of high levels of skepticism, taken out of context, raises more questions than answers.  What specifically are faculty members skeptical about - the learning outcomes, the pedagogical approaches, and student engagement in online activities?  And if faculty members are the instructional designers in most instances, does that mean they are skeptical about their own work as novices or the work of their colleagues?  The results become clearer when we keep in mind that most faculty members who were surveyed do not actually teach online.  Moreover, the survey revealed that appreciation of the quality of online courses grows with instructors' experiences teaching online.  In order to achieve Fink's condition of awareness, it seems necessary to expose and deconstruct this skepticism, perhaps debunking some of the myths while also affirming some of the skepticism through defining what blended learning is and is not.  Faculty members need encouragement from others and they need to "celebrate one another's success in trying something new" (Fink, 2013, p. 222).  And as the Inside Higher Education survey findings suggest, faculty members who are already engaged in blended learning are critical players in creating awareness, encouraging others, and celebrating success. 
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Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts

Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Thought Plan: A minimalistic tool for planning projects, organizing your thoughts and storing simple documents. Powered by markdown.

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I checked this out. It's pretty interesting. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 8:45 AM

This looks like a powerful tool for planning essays and assignments.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, October 11, 6:27 AM

Plusieurs voies pour s'organiser amène de la créativité

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2014 Online College Students: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences


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Clinefelter, D. L. & Aslanian, C. B., (2014). Onlinecollege students 2014: Comprehensive data on demands andpreferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 9, 8:13 AM

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 9, 11:35 AM

Very interesting look at where online education is heading based on student preferences.

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Pear Deck for presentation and interaction

Pear Deck for presentation and interaction | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Plan and build interactive presentation deck directly from your Google Drive.

Launch a live, interactive session on the projector.

Every Single Learner joins the live session on his or her device and participates. It’s fun, easy, and engaging!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 7, 12:42 PM

Using Pear Deck, design your presentations and engage your students in interactive learning. Works with Google Drive. There are free and paid versions.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 9, 1:58 AM

More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing

 

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Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Armed with a set of criteria drawn from different disciplines, I identified seven separate intelligences. All human beings possess these seven intelligences, but we differ from one another in which are strong; and in any case, strength or weakness in one (say spatial intelligence) does not predict strength or weakness in another (say, interpersonal or musical intelligence).

 

I would now add a few more intelligences to the list, and others, most famously Daniel Goleman, have proposed yet other intelligences like emotional intelligence. I am no longer invested in my particular set of intelligences. For me, the important advance is that a multiplicity of intelligences has been acknowledged—wits, rather than wit.

 

In this era of succinct messaging, I’ve created a twitter-short formula: Multiple Wits and Good Grits Lead to a Success Beyond Selfies.


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


 


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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 5:26 PM

So what is your mind like?

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Developing Effective Online Courses: Tools for the Instructional Designer

Developing Effective Online Courses: Tools for the Instructional Designer | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Today, an instructional designer (ID) requires more knowledge and skills than ever before. They need to be skilled with conceptual tools on one hand and technological/ software tools on the other."


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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

 

Genius Hour in the classroom is an approach to learning built around student curiosity, self-directed learning, and passion-based work.

In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.

 
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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.


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Tracey Duffy's curator insight, September 30, 5:01 AM

Looks useful.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 1, 5:51 PM
Boards and lists

More natural way for managing related notes like to-do lists or project tasks. Lists are set of tags that act as filters. By drag notes across lists notes will change their tags accordingly.

emilioet's curator insight, October 7, 5:03 AM

Interessante ma non ci sono metodi di condivisione.

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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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Anna Maria Portico Ambrosio's curator insight, October 17, 5:07 PM

My first scoop on  creative language...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 19, 8:32 PM

I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks

10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.


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As a grad student, I have used both. I would add another reason to this list. It's harder to find things in e-textbooks. I can tab and flip quickly to key parts of a hard copy book, but I never seem to be able to quickly get to a quote, etc., that someone else is referencing in my e-text. The search features are clunky and don't provide the same intuitive way of finding info. 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 17, 9:33 AM

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Audrey's curator insight, October 18, 7:49 AM

It is  much easier to access paper material or material that you can create yourself without the complications of machine equipment, which can be inaccessible. 

 

An important part of learning and using your brain is the ability to be flexible. It will take time to make e text books flexible enough for young people to use them creatively.

Curated by Audrey for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 18, 3:29 PM

¿Por qué lo estudiantes no utilizan libros de texto electrónicos?

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM

The ability to bold words and change the colour and size to focus on the important words..

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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The best apps for taking notes

The best apps for taking notes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.

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Spoiler alert - Evernote!

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

Da http://www.macworld.com/ un post del 1 settembre 2014 in cui vengono presentate diverse web apps che consentono di prendere note. Si tratta di apps in prevalenza free e che possono essere utilizzate via web sia tramite dispositivi mobile che PC, sono inoltre presentate web apps sia per Android che iOS.

 

Tra le applicazioni presentate:

1. evernote https://evernote.com/intl/it/

2. simplenote: http://simplenote.com/

3. Papyrus

4. Note everything

5. Google Keep

 

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

 

Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster.

 

It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards). Meanwhile, there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, in the US alone, hoping to sell apps and tech tools to school boards.

 

There’s no app for that.

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

! IImagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati


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Great article! I'm sharing it with my students in a success seminar. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 10, 9:32 PM

What habits and strategies to skilled learners have that other learners may be missing? And can others learn them? The answer to the second question is yes, that can be learned through practice. As to the first question, some of the habits and strategies are below, but you will need to click through to the post to find the rest of them.

1. Skill learners think about their own learning.

2. Skilled learners ask more questions.

3. Skilled learners make mistakes work for them, not against them.

4. Skilled learners use previous learning to help promote new learning.

5. Skilled learners share what they've learned.

Lisa Norris's curator insight, October 12, 1:49 PM

It's all about teaching the Growth Mindset!  We really need to encourage students to do more of the question asking and thinking!

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EDUCAUSE 2014: Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities

EDUCAUSE 2014: Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions are poised for a massive shake-up, not unlike what tech companies experienced in the 1980s during the rise of the PC, said EDUCAUSE's first general session speaker."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 7, 4:25 PM

K-12's too! 

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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, October 8, 12:59 PM

5 video editors totalmente free che possono essere utilizzati in diverse modalità venendo incontro sia alle esigenze di principianti del video editing che a quelle di chi necessita di un risultato più professionale.

 

1. http://www.openshot.org/ per Linux, da scaricare e installare

2. http://www.kdenlive.org/  per Linux, da scaricare e installare

3. http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ Linux, Windows e Mac, non ha tutte le funzionalità dei precedenti, ma nei casi in cui non si richieda un grande lavoro di editing è molto utile, da installare e scaricare

4. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wevideo-video-editor-and/okgjbfikepgflmlelgfgecmgjnmnmnnb?hl=en app per il chromebook editing di video essenziale ma molto semplice e veloce

5. http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor ; da scaricare e installare, 

juanjovilar's curator insight, October 9, 2:49 AM

Editores de videos gratuitos con resultados profesionales.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 9, 6:33 PM

Five free video-editors!!!!



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Beyond Self-Teaching Online: Using the Threaded Discussion in Distance Education by Clarence J. Bouchat : Learning Solutions Magazine

Beyond Self-Teaching Online: Using the Threaded Discussion in Distance Education  by Clarence   J. Bouchat : Learning Solutions Magazine | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although there are many documented advantages of learning online, some educators still question this innovative way of teaching because of technical obstacles, because they suspect or doubt its effectiveness, or because they are unfamiliar with the approach. Indeed, the teaching considerations for an online course, versus a traditional in-residence-based course, do change by necessity because of the different learning environments.

 

Making traditional course material digital, converting lectures to streaming video, and assigning tests or writing assignments online are not enough to convert the full classroom experience into avirtual one.

 

What is lacking in the virtual setting is the dynamic interchange among students and instructors. Although their concerns are valid, in-residence educators should find solace in learning that one of the most fundamental forms of teaching, the student-peer discussion facilitated by a knowledgeable instructor, remains as valid for mature-student distance learning today as it was for Socrates. This venerable method remains effective for online students for the same reasons it works in the classroom — because the discourse among students actually builds knowledge and keeps learning focused on their needs. Online, this Socratic method of teaching, also known as a “threaded discussion” or a “forum,” is an excellent distancelearning tool. All online instructors should consider using this method.


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online4ed's curator insight, October 7, 9:37 AM

Why I work so hard to help students realize the more they put in to the class, the more they will get out! 

David Bramley's curator insight, October 7, 7:05 PM

The go-to activity for most teachers looking to add an activity to their online offering is the forum.  But  the activity is often ill thought through, the teacher doesn't participate themselves and as a result the forum fails to launch!

 

This post looks at threaded discussions and how teachers can use them to facilitate peer to peer discussion that will add value to the learning experience.  Highly recommended

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, October 12, 1:15 PM

Understanding the importance of the discussion board in the online classroom. 

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation

Discussion Board activities can serve a variety of purposes and can be used to meet a wide range of instructional objectives. Instructional Discussion Boards should be used to meet specific course objectives and should be aligned with course content. Well-designed discussion board activities can be used to encourage the following:


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A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

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Principles for Design of Powerful Learning Communities (LCs)

When considering the idea of principles, most agree that these are the stated beliefs that one holds about a particular topic, such as life, profession, or conduct.  The use of principles within LCs relates to those beliefs that will guide the creation and sustenance of the community.  When we discuss principles pertaining to a powerful LC we are taking into account actions and beliefs that will become the architecture that guides the operation/functions of the individuals in the LC.
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Silk – Publish your data online

Silk – Publish your data online | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tired of sending out the same old static PDFs, spreadsheets or links from Google Docs?
Use Silk to make a fully interactive site that engages users and encourages them to play with your data.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 29, 1:51 PM

Silk is a cool tool for publishing your data online and make them interactive. Upload images, tables, videos, maps, spreadsheets, and create visualizations that can be embedded on other sites. Silk lets you collaborate with others.

At present Silk account, either individual or team, is free.



Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, October 1, 1:31 AM

Silk - Present your KPIS and figures. Export the data from your spreadsheet automatically.