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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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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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Effective Learning Design: The 6 Engagement Factors

Effective Learning Design: The 6 Engagement Factors | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Designing and developing learning that helps drive end-user engagement is always a goal, and at times, a lofty one! Sometimes the content itself is so completely boring that it's hard to design an experience that leads to a truly rewarding activity. However, even with the most dreadful compliance content or regulatory and/or safety content, there are factors you can employ to help you take even the most boring or complicated topics and turn them into more engaging experiences. And remember: huma
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Some important things to remember whether teaching online or face-to-face. 

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The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental

The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free online college courses haven't sparked the higher-ed revolution advocates envisioned, but perhaps they could reform education in a way that was largely unintentional.
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MOOCs as PD. Interesting. I was one of the educators who took the "Leaders in Learning" MOOC mentioned in the article! It was a great course. 

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Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes

Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Qzzr is a simple online quiz tool that allows you to quickly create beautiful quizzes, post them anywhere on the web, view on any device, and track results.

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I haven't tried this, but it looks pretty slick. 

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Kimberly House's curator insight, July 27, 5:22 AM

Easy, embeddable, slick looking online quizzes!

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Answering the Call for Digital Literacy

Answering the Call for Digital Literacy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Let’s expose students to what…is effective: helping them discover their learning process and making intentional choices during their writing/design process.
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Interesting insights on learning to give up a little classroom control in exchange for more engaged students. 

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Jennifer Gonzalez proposes the In-Class Flip, a modified version of the flipped-learning model that incorporates the video lecture element as one of several stations that students visit during their class period.
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This is more relevant to K-12 learning environments, but the basic ideas can be adapted to higher education. I see good applications in any language class. 

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Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording -- Campus Technology

Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Penn State's One Button Studio has changed the meaning of "video literacy," giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance.
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This is a great idea!

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How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Instructional rigor is a concept we can agree is important, despite the debate about the use of the word itself. Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).” But how does technology relate to rigor? As with any instructional tool, educational technology is critical to increasing rigor in the classroom.  There are five ways technology can be used to increase rigor."


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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

Schools should be more like farms, not factories | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education? 




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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 3:10 PM

This article shares some insights from Sir Ken Robinson on how to "fix our education system".

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This seems like such a more humane way to see students and the educational process!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 9:32 PM

He is correct, schools are not factories that create duplicate models of a prototype.  Schools are also not a business, where the latest organizational model makes the system effective.  Schools are more like a community, where everyone works together to accomplish the goals developed collaboratively by all stakeholders in the community.  Notice that state and federal politicians are not in the community.

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Survey: Majority of teachers using tech, but need more training

Survey: Majority of teachers using tech, but need more training | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new survey from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows 97% of educators using tech in their classrooms, but many worry about privacy and accountability.

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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.

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Some great tools here. Well worth checking out. 

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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

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These are very handy for formative assessment. They are let you get your results in a hurry. 

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11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom

11 Quick and  Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind:
"A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a “good” or “expensive” or “public” edu(...)

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Some great examples to spur your thinking. I love PowToon! 

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11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

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11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

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How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning

How Virtual Reality can Improve Online Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Online learning can sometimes be impersonal and unstimulating. A group of engineering students is hoping to change that by integrating virtual reality tools into distance education.


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As these technologies improve, the possibilities will be endless. Journey to the Center of the Earth, anyone? 

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Maximize Evernote with 5 Powerful Features

Maximize Evernote with 5 Powerful Features | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With over 100 million users, Evernote is arguably the web's favorite productivity and note-saving tool. But there's much more to this powerful platform than meets the eye. Since its launch in 2008, Evernote has quickly become the ubiquitous platform for "storing everything." From photos of receipts, to copies of bills. From hurriedly typed notes, to downloads of your…

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Some nice advantaged features in Evernote. 

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If you use Evernote (I must say that I'm a big fan), here are some advanced tricks that may improve the way you use it and your productivity
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Screencasting feedback with Screencast-O-Matic - YouTube

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A 12 minute tutorial on how to use Screencase-O-Matic for student feedbak. 

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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Some amazing and wonderful things being done. 

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Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning

Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for the Best Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning? Check the Top 10 Text To Speech (TTS) Software For eLearning.
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Text to speech software is a great way to help remain 508 compliant and to employ universal design principles. 

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How to Win a Nobel Prize, According To a Nobel Prize Winner - And What It Has To Do With Learning - InformED

How to Win a Nobel Prize, According To a Nobel Prize Winner - And What It Has To Do With Learning - InformED | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Not everyone is destined to win a Nobel Prize, but a close examination of past winners' practices suggests we all have control over the way we approach l
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Great article. I particularly liked #11 - Don't hold on to what you don't need. 

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10 Mind-Blowing Interactive Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World

10 Mind-Blowing Interactive Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The best interactive stories, animated infographics and data visualizations now circling the Web and the storytelling techniques you can learn from them.
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Read this and be inspired. Some amazing things are coming. 

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. "


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The American Association of School Librarians shares their top websites for 2015 in this post. The websites are in six areas:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Storytelling

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As always you will find great new tools and they provide a brief explanation as well as a suggestion of grade levels. A few that you may want to check out are listed below.

* Tackk allows you to create web pages quickly, and is free!

* My Storybook allows students to create online books and would be great to use with younger students.

* FlipQuiz allows you create game-style quizzes

 

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Lots of good stuff here.

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A comprehensive list of great tools and they are free!
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The American Association of School Librarians shares their top websites for 2015 in this post. The websites are in six areas:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Storytelling

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As always you will find great new tools and they provide a brief explanation as well as a suggestion of grade levels. A few that you may want to check out are listed below.

* Tackk allows you to create web pages quickly, and is free!

* My Storybook allows students to create online books and would be great to use with younger students.

* FlipQuiz allows you create game-style quizzes

This is just a few of their recommendations. Take some time to check out this new list, and find one or two new tools to use with your learners this year!

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Enhancing the Digital Experience for Students

Enhancing the Digital Experience for Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 12, 7:17 PM

". . .silo-averse mentality." I like that a lot. I like the idea of various departments working together to make sure the student experience is beneficial.

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Distinguishing Flipped from Blended Learning

Distinguishing Flipped from Blended Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Faculty Development Center at the University of St. Thomas shares this great explanation of the differences between flipped and blended learning that I

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Debbie Cottrell's curator insight, July 24, 3:22 PM

A great basic article explaining the difference between Flipped and Blended Learning.

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Plagiarism detection software often ineffective

Plagiarism detection software often ineffective | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Studies of Turnitin, SafeAssign, and others have found little improvement in the efficacy of plagiarism detection over the last decade.
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Short article, but interesting. Google proved more effective. 

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Dropbox expanding presence in higher ed

Dropbox expanding presence in higher ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration tool was started by an MIT grad who has shifted his sights toward the education space.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 6, 10:28 AM

This list of app resources pertains to faculty using iPads to teach in K-12 and beyond. How many of these are you using?

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 7, 4:52 PM

Here are some resources for teaching with iPads.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, July 10, 8:16 AM

Keep for reference and for own enjoyment.