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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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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.

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When Should We Lecture?

When Should We Lecture? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are purists among us who would say that we should never lecture, but I don’t think that’s terribly realistic, and I’m still not ready to totally rule out lectures. As faculty, we bring expertise to learners and having an expert around when you don’t know something can be very helpful. Do most teachers still talk too much? They do. Are lectures fraught with well-established impediments to learning? They are.
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I'm not sure I completely agree with everything in this article, but its worth a read. 

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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical conundrum was raised by a colleague whose enthusiasm and question stayed with me and inspired me to write this post. The question posed by this colleague is relevant to all instructors who have ever used group work to assess their students: How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the re
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Always a challenging issue. Here are some suggestions for dealing with social loafing. 

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs -- and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale confe...

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There are a few I hadn't heard of before! 

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier  http://sco.lt/... https://www.facebook.com/GoodHandyMan4You

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 29, 9:21 AM

Another list of web 2.0 tools to help you be more productive.

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What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses

What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Anonymous posts on the smartphone application are fostering conversations, but the dialogue is not always fit for the classroom.
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Something new to worry about! 

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6 Tips for Student Motivation From Daniel Pink

6 Tips for Student Motivation From Daniel Pink | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Daniel Pink is out with a new book called To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth of Moving Others. Here are 6 powerful tips gleaned from his recent webinar on motivation and persuasion.
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Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers

Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Make fun and cool Jeopardy games for school or class projects. Choose from four vegetable themed characters and help your students learn!
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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

higheredIt's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

 

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

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:12 PM

Growth mindset should be a philosophy in teaching and learning. Does it replace pedagogy? I don't think so, but I think they work together. Max van Manen's work in the area of thoughtful pedagogy fits well with growth mindset.

 

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 20, 4:57 PM

Working with learners of low SES and whose environment more often than not ensures they have a fixed mindset, it is important that we help them to redefine what success is. Too often it is fixed around being rich, having a big car, house, jewellery etc. These learners then become preoccupied with looking for the short-cut to success, to the riches they believe will make them happy. It doesn't work out like that of course. How then to help the alter their thinking? 


Dweck's work is essential in this. But as this article states it cannot be seen as "a task to complete".  It requires a shift in thinking of all in an organisation, a movement for a whole-school way of thinking, involving also parents or carers.  This article by Costa, Garmston and Zimmerman provides a solid basis for promoting growth mindsets in educators. 

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 25, 3:08 AM

This article is not specifically related to ICT but it makes some points that all teachers need to consider: how to deal with change, how to grow as a professional, how to collaborate. 

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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset"

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.  As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking t...
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Phoning It In: My Year of Teaching Via Skype

Phoning It In: My Year of Teaching Via Skype | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The technology necessary to teach face-to-face from miles away is here and it’s effective. But does anyone want to use it?

 

It worked beautifully. The technology was inexpensive and reliable. Student comments were positive. Anecdotally, I discovered no difference in attendance habits or student interest in the material compared with previous years when I was physically in the classroom. I was able to hold on to my job and serve my department while keeping a two-academic family together. It was a success.

 

And I'll never do it again.

 

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When to Use Whole Class Feedback

When to Use Whole Class Feedback | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Whole class feedback … you know, when the teacher returns a set of papers or exams and talks to the entire class about its performance, or the debriefing part of an activity where the teacher comments on how students completed the task. I don’t believe I have ever seen anything written about this feedback mechanism, even though I think most of us use it pretty regularly. Is it a good way to provide feedback? Do students pay any attention to feedback delivered in this way? When is whole class feedback most effective? After an exam? During group projects? Is it better to provide the feedback verbally or post it online? Should students be involved in this discussion of how well the class did or didn’t do?
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I refer to this as my "come to Jesus" talk and if done right, it can be quite effective. 

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HelloTalk - Language Exchange Social Networking App

HelloTalk - Language Exchange Social Networking App | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The best way to learn a foreign language is to practice with real people. If you are a native English speaker learning Chinese Mandarin, ideally you would want to meet native Chinese speakers learning English.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 15, 6:01 AM

This looks like a great mobile app for language learners with a really wide range of languages supported. The app runs on iOS or Android and enables, text and voice messages as well as exchanging images. This is a really great tool to get students teaching and learning each other's languages.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 18, 11:27 PM

I am learning this new program and I thought that I would share it.

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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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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 3:07 AM

This looks like a great digital study tool and one that can integrate with the rest of your life and help to keep things organised.

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.

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Why We Should Care About Boys and Young Men of Color

Why We Should Care About Boys and Young Men of Color | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My Brother's Keeper is not simply an effort to improve the condition for racial and ethnic minority communities, it is an endeavor of considerable national consequence with a capacity to improve all communities, for all of us....
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A wonderful article written by one of my professors at UCLA!

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Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M | TechCrunch

Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M  | TechCrunch | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around - literally, that is - covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more,..
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Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick

Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Prezi is nothing if not divisive. Some people love it, some people hate it
- I'm in neither of those camps. I find it very useful in some situations,
but still use good old fashioned PowerPoint Slides for more than half the
presentations I give. Prezi should be used for a reason.

Prezi is relatively new (it's been around since 2009), it's getting more
popular (there are around 40 million users now) and it's improving its
interface all the time. Some people accuse it of being style
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I had a classmate who covered her eyes anytime someone used Prezi for a presentation. That's obviously not the response a speaker is going for! Here are some tips to reduce the motion sickness effect that some people have when watching Prezi. Good tips! 

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Dealing with Disruptive Student Behavior

Dealing with Disruptive Student Behavior | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Of course, even when you take steps to prevent disruptive behavior you can never guarantee a disruption-free class. Generally, it is as well to give any sort of disruptive student the minimum attention necessary because time focused on disruptive behavior is time that is not being spent on facilitating learning.  Also, there is a danger of drawing other students into the situation who will then escalate the disruption.  The golden rule of dealing with disruptive behavior is never to do anything that will make the situation worse.  Below are suggestions for dealing with the most common types of disruptive behavior. 
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An excellent summary of useful tips for classroom management. A must read for anyone new to teaching!

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Top 8 Agile Practices for Best eLearning Results

Top 8 Agile Practices for Best eLearning Results | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"While Agile has been proven to deliver higher-quality eLearning projects faster, thereby reducing both the time and the cost of developing courses, its benefits can only be reaped if Agile is done correctly. Here are a few best practices to follow when using Agile for eLearning project management/development."


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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Check it out - - it's free!

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, September 23, 10:45 AM

Ziet er erg leuk uit en wil het graag proberen. Wie eerst?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 23, 7:54 PM

Thx Beth Dichter! Sounds Like fun

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 26, 1:30 PM

Thx Beth Dichter! 

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6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together

6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education is a pretty hot-button issue for so many people out there. The issues in education are numerous and varied, and interestingly, many people find themselves feeling pretty strongly about one or two issues, and could take or leave many of the others. So whether special needs students, public funding, gender equality in education, or …
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Who doesn't love TED talks?

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All Things in Modulation

All Things in Modulation | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses will return to the University of Wisconsin at Madison next year -- or something that looks like them will, anyway. Having reviewed the results from its first round of MOOCs, the institution will offer new courses that are shorter, cover fewer topics and target Wisconsinites.

It's a concept known as modularity. Instead of reassembling a face-to-face course, lecture by lecture, institutions are urging faculty members creating online courses (and not just MOOCs) to split coursework into modules. For example, a 15-week course on Shakespeare could be transformed into modules on his poetry, comedies, tragedies and historical plays.

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Original article appeared in Inside Higher Ed. 

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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google Docs? Prezi? 

 

 


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Some good basics here. 

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Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 7:34 PM

Will check out Ming but hopes this works  better than their video about it.

John Rudkin's curator insight, September 18, 4:05 AM

Ignore at your peril

Shannon Resendez's curator insight, September 18, 8:52 AM

A teachers evaluation of best practices using classroom technology.

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Creativity and the Flipped Classroom

Creativity and the Flipped Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In the traditional classroom - i.e., lecture hall - instructors lecture during class time with students reading assignments outside of class beforehand. The flipped classroom reverses the assignments and often even instructor and student roles. Prior to class, students prepare assignments, which usually means reading specified materials and watching videos as in the traditional format, but also perhaps reviewing PowerPoint slides of what would have been presented in the upcoming class session. In class, the instructor devotes the bulk of time to engaging in activities that promote higher-order learning.

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