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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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L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.
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Here is why it is so important to be strategic about how we incorporate technology into education. What a fiasco! 

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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A very technology orientated view, but well worth a read.

 

I would add to what Nik says. It's more than a tech view, it's quite dismissive of the role of the teacher. For example: "That one headset and computer could replace traditional textbooks, teacher time, educational props, and field trips, which cost far more than a VR headset."


I love, love, love technology and fun new toys, but I suspect it's going to be a loooong time before we can replace all of the above with one VR headset. When it comes to spending money on technology in education, we must be quite strategic. We can all cite examples where the technology was provided without training, so the new computers/laptops/tablets sat in the school unused. I suspect giving everyone a VR headset would fall into this same category unless it was carefully planned and implemented to support curriculum. 


I would, however, love to be the first person who gets to stand on the surface of Mars! 

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 26, 5:17 PM

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 9:21 AM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, Today, 4:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software.

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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I have not used this, but it looks like a good tool for quick screen captures. 

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Progressive training's curator insight, August 27, 2:12 AM

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 28, 5:24 AM

Swapped Camstudio (loads of adware and capture issues) for this. So far so good.

Snapshotic's curator insight, August 28, 10:39 AM

I downloaded this and AVG found Malware embedded, beware...

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Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching

Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Using Augmented Reality in Education and Training, Schools, Higher Education for Various Subjects and Games.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 23, 7:14 AM

IS AR is finally here?

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A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A research study about research studies comes up with a cautionary finding.

 

For more than a decade, school reformers have said that education policy should be driven by “research” and “data,” but there’s a big question about how much faith anyone should have in a great deal of education research. This is so not only because the samples are too small or because some research projects are funded by specific companies looking for specific results, but because in nearly all cases, it appears that nobody can be certain their results are completely accurate.


“I would love to believe that every single person doing education research around the world has ethics that are as pure as the driven snow,” Plucker said. “[But] the law of averages tells us there’s something out there.”



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This article is about the low value placed on replication studies. It does not call into question all education research! I'd like to see how this replication issue compares to other social sciences before dismissing all ed research! 

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Educate Massachusetts's curator insight, August 22, 11:49 AM

Data is significant yet can be deceptive.  We are developing human potential and there are aspects where data is not as reliable to success as we portray.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 3:32 PM

The concept of replication has never made sense to me. We should be reproducing and reconstructing. Reproducing and reconstructing are not about identical. They are about checking more data against the original data collected. One can never replicate/duplicate the same situation so it is about similarities rather than exactness.

 

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Dylan-oliver Sinclair's curator insight, August 24, 7:48 PM

What information should be taught in schools and universities? This topic is suggesting marketing companies have influence over learning and teaching.

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Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?

Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Schooling and institutionalized education have become removed from true, instinctual, and human/humane learning.  Humans have been learning since the beginning of time with major discoveries and innovations historically and currently emerging in spite of school.  This is the biggest problem I have with schools – most are contrived and coercive and do not honor the innate human need and desire to learn, discover, and evolve."


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Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 7:24 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein states "to fully understand the purpose of school, the history of its evolution as an institution needs to be understood." After this is discussed she provides refers to an article that discusses "how to bring our schools out of the 20th century."

The next section shares quotes from a wide range of people on schooling. Three are below.

* Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  Albert Einstein

* Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

* Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  Bertrand Russell

She then looks at the messages sent out by our current school system and asks if we are questioning "What is the purpose of school?"

In fact, there are 8 questions that are raised in this post. You can find them in the image above, or you may click through to the post.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 7:41 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

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How Google Glass Is Being Used In Classrooms Around The World

How Google Glass Is Being Used In Classrooms Around The World | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been lucky to be a member of the Google Glass Explorer Program for the past year. I was excited to learn about how this technology could be advanced in terms of education and everyday activities… however it never dawned on me how much potential it truly had until I began the Explorer Program. Over …
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Wearables are coming. We need to think about how we will respond. Hopefully not by putting our fingers in our ears and hoping they will just go away! 

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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Some great tips on an always challenging issue -- how to get students to ask questions.

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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."



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Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 18, 6:49 PM

Graphic organizers often help students understand new concepts, and they may help students find misunderstanding or areas of weakness (and strength). This post provides:

* 7 ideas on how to use graphic organizers/concept maps in the classroom

* 5 examples of use in the classroom

* The benefits of graphic organizers

* Concept maps and assistive technology

* Multiple intelligences/learning styles supported

* Sources that provide graphic organizers including a list of online, downloadable, iDevices, Chrome extensions and printables

* A list of websites with additional information

Many great resources are available in this post.

Sample Student's curator insight, August 20, 5:15 PM

Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 8:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer
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Great ideas here for implementation as well. This post is about encouraging student introspection and thoughtful responses. Easily adapted to higher education. 

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Great article. This  is one of those things we should already know -- but often don't act on. If students see a larger purpose in their lives, they want to learn and grow to achieve that purpose. 

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Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons

Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"This fall there will be teachers trying the flipped classroom approach to lessons for the first time. In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well. My favorite tools for creating flipped lessons include the option to insert questions for students to answer while watching the video instead of waiting until the end to answer a series of questions. I also like tools that provide students with the opportunity to submit questions to their teachers while they are watching videos. These tools offer those options."


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The tools covered in this post by Richard Byrne are:

* eduCanon

* Teachem

* VideoNotes

* Blubbr

* Zaption

* EdPuzzle

* Blendspace

You will find a video tutorial both eduCanon and Blendspace.Bryne describes each tool in detail in his post, making it easier for you to choose which ones will meet your needs.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 4:10 PM

The tools covered in this post by Richard Byrne are:

* eduCanon

* Teachem

* VideoNotes

* Blubbr

* Zaption

* EdPuzzle

* Blendspace

You will find a video tutorial both eduCanon and Blendspace. Bryne describes each tool in detail in his post, making it easier for you to choose which ones will meet your needs.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 17, 10:41 PM

Thinking about doing some changes to what you do in the classroom? Looking for ways to differentiate for students? Maybe going to try "flipping" things a bit? Here are seven tools that you can use to make some changes to engage students in different ways. 

Kevin Atkins's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 AM

Some great tools in this article!

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A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are....
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Some great tips here to pass onto our students. 

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


Via Baiba Svenca
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This sounds like a wonderful tool for turning videos into lessons! I can't wait to try it! 

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, August 27, 4:10 AM

Amazing tool. Free!

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 5:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 5:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

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Group Brainstorming Tools - GroupMap

Group Brainstorming Tools  - GroupMap | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.

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The free version only allows public mindmaps/brainstorms, so if you are in a school setting and don't want student work to be shared, this might not be the right tool. The professional version that allows you to make the maps private is a steep $49 a month. 

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SandraDella Giustina's curator insight, August 26, 5:37 AM

MUY BUENA HERRAMIENTA PARA TRABAJO COLABORATIVO. 

Wanda Hill's curator insight, August 26, 1:07 PM

Looks like great a great classroom tool...and great for TPEP.

 

Amanda O'Connell's curator insight, August 26, 3:03 PM

Very useful for planning and writing activities

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It's great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.

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I'm tired of waiting for ads when showing a video in class. How about you?

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 24, 2:21 AM

Useful for sharing videos in lessons. 

Inma Contreras's curator insight, August 24, 4:38 AM

Great risource!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 26, 11:32 AM

Muito interessante este site. De certa forma, "limpa, purifica" um vídeo retirando-lhe ads, comentários e tudo aquilo que não faz parte do vídeo original.

Basta copiar o link do vídeo, entrar no ViewPure e colar na barra de endereços. Quase de imediato, pode assistir ao vídeo limpo.

O ViewPure também disponibiliza todos os vídeos que foram "purificados" no site.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Good article - particularly if teaching online. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 9:02 PM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 24, 11:56 PM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 5:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data

Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Designing a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind may sound logical. But L. Todd Rose, who teaches educational neuroscience at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody.

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Great article in the Chronicle. 

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The Official Launch of ExamTime

The Official Launch of ExamTime | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
127 releases, 4 language versions, 920,376 study resources & 1 owl later, we're announcing the official launch of ExamTime! See our journey here.

 


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Great app for creating flashcards, quizzes and other study aids. 

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ExamTime's comment, August 21, 2:01 AM
Thank you for sharing with your followers Baiba. We're extremely delighted to be offering the full version of ExamTime with lots of new features to help students enhance their learning and teachers encourage alternative ways to learn. We appreciate your help and support sharing this Baiba.
Louis Levy's curator insight, August 21, 5:41 AM

Voir l'analyse sur e site du logiciel.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 21, 7:45 AM

looks like a great way to work with numerous groups as well as develop resources for the groups to use.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.
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Wonderful questions. I think for higher ed, we can look a little more at the Socratic method for some deeper questions, but these are still useful. 

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Brings Exciting Collaboration To Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Brings Exciting Collaboration To Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Most of these suggestions are fairly obvious, but this can help spur some thinking on the many ways to use this wonderful tool. Video conferencing brings the world to your classroom and the classroom to the world!

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, August 20, 4:59 AM

добавить свой понимание ...

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, August 20, 8:20 AM

Looking for ways to bring experts into the classroom? Ask the librarian! There are tons of great resources out there and people and places that would love to share with you, from veterans to scientists to authors. Invite the world in!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:41 PM

Video Conferencia. Interacción colaborativa.

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Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations

Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Most students begin college, the academic year, and new courses motivated and optimistic. Many first-year students expect to do well because they were successful in high school. Some are right, but others will only find similar success if they work much harder than they did in high school. Yet most start out expending the same level of effort. They will talk with their classmates and convince each other that an exam covering three chapters can’t be that hard, so they put off studying and then “look over” the chapters the night before— happily dealing with any and all interruptions and distractions.
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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
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A provocative article. The comments section provide even more food for thought. 

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Using "Mulligans" to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety

Using "Mulligans" to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When I speak with other professors who work extensively in the classroom, we often find that we share many of the same challenges. Students’ lack of classroom participation in discussion and test anxiety are two of the most common. Many professors try to mitigate these issues through two time-honored pedagogical tactics: a participation grade and extra credit questions on tests. While both tactics can be effective, by applying concepts from gamification research I found a way to both enhance classroom participation and reduce test anxiety with one simple technique.
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Not sure how I feel about this idea, but it's interesting. 

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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Not all are free, but there are some wonderful apps on this list. 

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ExamTime's comment, August 18, 1:35 AM
Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
ExamTime's comment, August 18, 1:35 AM
Have you tried out www.examtime.com? It's a free elearning site with Mind Maps, Flashcards, Study Planner and more tools which allow for collaboration, testing of knowledge and learning in a fun, creative way.
Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 4:49 AM

Nice list from Ana Cristina Pratas. I'll have to try Hemingway Editor, Zooburst and GIFBoom soon.