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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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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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UtilityTree's curator insight, September 27, 7:24 AM

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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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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7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course

7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How eLearning Professionals Can Integrate Storytelling in eLearning. 7 Storytelling Tips and Tricks To Make Your eLearning Course Effective and Entertaining

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 10:03 PM

This interesting - using stories to get your message or information across. This could be great for primary and secondary schools using online platforms like Google Apps for Edu or Edmodo - frame your unit of study around a story to engage and clarify your purpose.


Great tips on how to get started in this article.


Do you enjoy storytelling? I love it - particularly in maths! Makes fractions so much more fun if theres' a 'real' event/story they have to fix or solve!

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 12, 4:12 AM

Students always love a good story. Just make it useful for something besides a filler.

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, September 12, 11:24 AM

Great advice on how to engage learners via interactive storytelling. #nisdnov8 #edtech

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On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles

On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The police at more than 100 institutions have acquired gear from the Department of Defense at virtually no cost.

 

Should the campus police at the University of Central Florida ever need a modified grenade launcher, one sits waiting in the department’s armory. Retooled to fire tear-gas canisters, the weapon was used several years ago for training purposes, according to Richard Beary, the university’s chief of police. It hasn’t left storage since.

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Do you find this practice disturbing? 

 

It's not just higher education. San Diego Unified School District just got one of these armored vehicles. 

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

You have probably heard that teachers are the hardest people to teach. I submit teaching teachers is a lot like teaching younger learners (except that they have more autonomy). More often than not as I am setting up for a training at least one teacher will saunter in with a pile of lamination to cut out or a knitting project (for the grandbaby on the way, of course) to keep them occupied during the training. First of all, let me say, “I get it.” I get that teachers by necessity become excellent multi-taskers. I also understand that if you are doing more than one thing at a time you are not fully engaged in either activity. So how do I react? I take it as a challenge. If the lamination or the knitting needles come out during the training, I feel that I haven’t done enough to keep that particular teacher engaged.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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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

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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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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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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

useI am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs.  I have been so for a few decades.  During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...


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A useful tool to encourage student self reflection. 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 14, 6:44 PM

Accountability is one side of the coin. Appreciation is the other. Be accountable today and show appreciation to others being accountable and today and every day in every way will be better

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, September 14, 11:33 PM

This graphic looks ideal for prompting student reflection and self evaluation.

 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 16, 3:50 PM

Great tips to see if you are using a growth mindset!

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The Surprising Secret to Better Student Recall

The Surprising Secret to Better Student Recall | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to help undergraduates remember what they learned in class? Make them work for it.

 

Last spring, a new study showed that students who took notes in longhand did substantially better on conceptual questions than those who took notes on a laptop. The results were, perhaps, not that surprising—until you consider that the laptops in the study had Internet access disabled.

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Some interesting ways to introduce this concept of difficulty into pedagogy. 

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"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.”

"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I got an email from a faculty member who had just received her spring semester student ratings (yes, in August, but that’s a topic for another post). She’d gotten one of those blistering student comments. “This teacher should not be paid. We had to teach ourselves in this course.” I remember another faculty member telling me about similar feedback, which was followed later with a comment about how the course “really made me think.”
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Many of us have had this push back when trying to promote self-directed learning. 

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