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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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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.

 

The way most students study makes no sense.

That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

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Improve Student Note-Taking Skills with Note-Taking Pairs

In Note-Taking Pairs, student partners work together to improve their individual notes.  Working with a peer provides students with an opportunity to revisit and crosscheck notes with another source.  Partners help each other acquire missing information and correct inaccuracies so that their combined effort is superior to their individual notes.

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A quick and easy process to improve student note taking skills with specific tips for application in a variety of disciplines. 

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A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year when everybody is doing their “Best of 2014” lists, and I have one of my own that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now.

It will not come as a surprise to anyone that in order to prepare The Teaching Professor newsletter each month and this blog every week, I read a lot of pedagogical literature. But perhaps you would be surprised to know there are close to 100 pedagogical periodicals, at least that’s how many I am aware of at this point. When writing my book, Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, I did my best to find them all and when the book was finished I was quite confident I had. However, the book was out less than a week before I was getting notes about journals I had missed and I’m still discovering new ones. Most of these journals are discipline-based, but there’s a significant number of cross-disciplinary publications as well.
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Great reading list! 

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

 

What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go?

 

This is, strangely, not a frequent topic for us. We are more interested in helping you push your classroom towards something unrecognizable–something that reflects the extraordinary change the world has seen but many public schools have somehow resisted. Something that centers students, helps them learn what’s worth understanding, and then equips them–and you–to make that learning happen.

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Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20

Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year-in-review -- and what a year it’s been! We took a look at what you watched and read and collected the best right here.
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5 Bizarre Navigation Errors to Avoid in eLearning Courses

5 Bizarre Navigation Errors to Avoid in eLearning Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This blog post shares insights on how to avoid navigational errors in eLearning courses.Read more ›
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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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A great video from Derek Alexander Muller on the ways in which new technologies have come (and gone) as the greatest new thing. Worth watching!

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't

Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A recent experience in class left me a bit rattled, and made me wonder if I’ve long been trying to teach an impossible skill. It confronted me with a fundamental question: What’s teachable, and what do students simply have to figure out on their own with the passage of time?
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Mardi's curator insight, December 22, 2014 10:56 AM

A list of Google features

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, January 26, 3:47 PM

Many many many interesting tools!!!

MarinaV's curator insight, Today, 1:04 PM

Me Too  :-) 

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The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning - October 2014

The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning - October 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Investigating The Use Of Social Networking Tools In Improving Students� Grammar: A Case Study

Amelia Abdullah Talha Taufik 

Attitude Of B.Ed. Students� Towards Odl Institutions In Tamil Nadu Open University

Dr.A.S.Arul Lawrence[1], Dr.C.Barathi[2] 

E-Book As Learning Tool: A Review And Focus For Future Research

Azidah Abu Ziden[1], Nur Kaliza Khalid[2] 

Blended Learning In A Blended Composition Class: A Case Study In French

Carolyn GASCOIGNE[1], Juliette PARNELL[2] 

Simultaneous Delivery Of Lectures To Students In A Lecture Room And An Online Meeting Room Using The Adobe Connect Teaching Facility

Chet Geisel 

Exam Performance in a Hybrid Course: A Model for Assessing Online and In Class Exam Delivery Modes

Danyelle Moore� 

The Use Of Podcasting Revision Lectures In Improving Learners� Academic Performance

Elias Rankapola 

Best practices: An online doctoral learning experience

Tracy Christianson & Tracy Hoot 

Design Of Guidelines On The Learning Psychology In The Use Of Facebook As A Medium For Teaching & Learning In Secondary School

Nurulrabihah Mat Noh[1], Saedah Siraj[2], Mohd Ridhuan Mohd Jamil[3], Zaharah Husin[4], Ahmad Arifin Sapar[5] 

Technology Integration at a Crossroads: Dead End Street or New Horizons?

Rogerio Roth 

Factors In Design Of Assessment For Online Courses: Instructors` Reflections

Shijuan Liu 

Learning Styles Preferences Among Usm Distance Learners Via Videoconferencing Technology.

Siti Hajar 

Virtual School Leadership: Professional Development Using Digital Technologies in Canada and Haiti

Steve Sider 

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Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan

Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The concept of tuition-free community college is picking up steam. Chicago this month followed Tennessee with the creation of a new community-college scholarship for high school graduates.

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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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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:09 AM

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

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 6:30 PM

As we increasingly move towards designing our own eLearning content - it is essential to consider the delivery of that content - the tools are a means to an end - if the design quality is poor then the usefulness of those tools is greatly diminished.

Vittori's curator insight, October 25, 2014 3:22 AM

Après le fond, la forme... Comment présenter simplement un contenu vaste et/ou complexe. 

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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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Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 18, 2014 3:29 PM

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

Randy Nichols's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:08 PM

Ah.

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art. And for instructors who put a lot of effort into crafting a critique, there’s always a substantial risk students will skip the written feedback and go right to the grade."


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Is this more or less time consuming than typing comments? Does it lead to better student outcomes? 

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, January 26, 6:00 PM

My nerdy teacher side says- awesome, but will other teachers say yes? hmmmmm

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 27, 5:58 AM

La vidéo demeure une manière dynamique de diffuser de l'information. Son usage dans les feedbacks est déjà présente dans notre quotidien mais attention, il faut savoir choisir le contexte

David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 27, 8:49 AM

Let's hope so! 

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Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From texting to tardiness to cheating, incivility and misconduct can disrupt learning. Here are some tips for controlling a class.

Thomas Shepard beams out at his audience of junior faculty members before delivering some unvarnished advice that he could have used as a new teacher. "How many of you have had students cheat on homework?" he asks. Most hands shoot up. "What about on finals?" About 20 percent indicate yes. "No school is immune," says the University of St. Thomas engineering professor, warning that academic misconduct, requests for extensions or accommodations, tardiness, and other everyday hurdles can "nickel-and-dime your time" to the point of detracting from teaching, research, and service.

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Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC

Online Discussion Boards: Strategies to Ease Instructor Burden and Promote Student Learning - OLC | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flickr Photo Courtesy Of: Eric Wignall Teaching Online Across Devices   In online courses, discussion forums provide a place for student-to-student and instructor-to-student interaction. Within discussion forums, students share thoughts and review the ideas of others modeled through collegial, dialogic Read More >
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This is a good time of the year to consider revamping discussions board prompts. Here are some suggestions for making your discussion board more engaging. 

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Some great techniques here easily adaptable for higher education. 

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

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A basic step-by-step process for adding voice over. 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 20, 2014 4:21 AM

Learn how to add your voice to PowerPoint presentations.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 21, 2014 10:45 PM

This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

añada su visión ...

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Our 14 Most Popular Articles of 2014

Our 14 Most Popular Articles of 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As another year draws to a close, the editorial team at Faculty Focus looks back on some of the top articles of the past year. Throughout 2014, we published approximately 225 articles. The articles covered a wide range of topics – including group work, course redesign, flipped learning, and grading strategies. In a two-part series, which runs today and Friday, we reveal the top 14 articles for 2014. Each article’s ranking is based on a combination of factors, including e-newsletter open and click-thru rates, social shares, reader comments, web traffic, reprint requests, and other reader engagement metrics.

Today’s post lists articles 8-14, starting with number 14.
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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use

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Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 8, 1:52 PM

This is the easiest way to go. It's not scholarly, but it's reminding users that the images have been created by others and granting permission to be used.

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Online Teaching Play Book

Online Teaching Play Book | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Shannon Mersand: "This is a resource I am building to help myself, and possibly others, as they work toward building and facilitating online courses. It was inspired by my interactions with fellow students, Deb Kabler and Dr. Kay Lehmann in Collaborative Communities in eLearning. It is very much a work in progress."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2014 7:43 PM

This is a curated resource for online teachers. Articles and books covering a variety of topics:  


Course Design, Discussions, Assessment, Management, Tips for Online Students.



Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, November 14, 2014 1:56 PM

Some useful resources here. Thanks, Shannon!

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:31 PM

not a lot of new or cutting edge stuff here, but nevertheless a collection that might be useful

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A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip

A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have some concerns about flipping courses. Maybe I’m just hung up on the name—flipping is what we do with pancakes. It’s a quick, fluid motion and looks easy to those of us waiting at the breakfast table. I’m not sure those connotations are good when associated with courses and that leads to what centers my concerns. I keep hearing what sounds to me like “flippant” attitudes about what’s involved.
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An alternative view on flipped courses. 

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Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem?

Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In America, more and more universities are imposing strict grading curves or abolishing grades altogether. The UK takes an entirely different approach, and it's working.
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Interesting article in The Atlantic. 

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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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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:23 PM

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

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:43 AM

These are excellent teaching and learning resources to add to your 21st Century learning environment to promote lifelong learning.