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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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Some scary information here, but some hopeful ideas as well. Worth a read. 

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Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Less memory!

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 3, 2014 1:05 AM

Some interesting research and anecdotal evidence is summarised in this article. #mustread

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:29 PM

I'm not sure I buy all of it for all of us. But, distract? FOMO? Create more? Yes, yes and yes.

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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Mostly K-12 ideas, but some can easily translate to higher ed. 
 
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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 23, 6:01 PM
Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
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If you are beginning to instill the growth mindset's philosophy into your learning environment, then this visual can be helpful.
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15 Graphic Design Rules for Non-Designers

15 Graphic Design Rules for Non-Designers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Video Series: A list of the most important graphic design rules all non-designers should learn to make empower their communication with professional-looking
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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality in the Classroom is now more popular than ever! Learn how to make learning come to life for your students in every subject area.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 11, 1:06 AM

Some nice ideas.

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Some nice ideas.

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You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.
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I got 100%! Check it out to see if you persist in believing any of these myths.
 
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Verse | Interactive Video Platform

Verse | Interactive Video Platform | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Create and share immersive interactive videos and engage your audience like never before. Start for free and see why the world's best storytellers use Verse.

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The interactions seem primarily a link to more video content, but it is interesting content. 
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 3:28 PM

A very stylish tool for delivering video content. The interaction isn't particularly great, but there is some interesting conent here.

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26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.


With so many classroom research studies published daily, you can be forgiven for missing some. The techniques below are super-tactical and, for the most part, unsung strategies that you’ll be excited to try tomorrow.

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This is excellent! A quick read with links to the studies if you want a deeper dive. 
 
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Is Anyone Really Paying Attention [in my class]?  

Is Anyone Really Paying Attention [in my class]?   | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Admittedly there are limits to how much a faculty member can influence the structure of his classes; for example, class-size limits are likely beyond the control of the faculty member. Still, an instructor can do things that make a large class feel smaller, such as putting students into small groups for discussion of specific questions and then having each group report back to the class as a whole. Many quieter students who are reluctant to speak out in a class of 70, 40, or even 20 peers are willing to participate in a discussion with 5 to 8 classmates. Providing opportunities for students to improve their grades through participation is a structural change within the control of the faculty member (Fassinger 1997). By giving credit for participation, the instructor is signaling to students that discussion should be taken seriously and is something that will promote the learning of both the student speaking as well as his or her classmates.
 
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Excellent article from Chapter 2 of the book Discussion in the College Classroom Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online, by Jay R. Howard, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. Copyright © 2013
 
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The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of academic websites, selected by teachers and library professionals 

The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of academic websites, selected by teachers and library professionals  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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I ran a couple of searches and it looks pretty good! 
 
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L'aportació d'aquest centro de recursos és que només fa cerques entre les millors webs acadèmiques seleccionades per professors i universitats.
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What is the SAMR Model and what does it look like in schools?

Popularized by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, SAMR is a model for infusing technology into the learning experiences. In this short illustrated video, I explor
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A good description of the SAMR model of technology integration. 
 
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20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts

20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A list of handy resources for making your blog or Twitter feed look great, at absolutely no cost.

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Awesome!
 
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Who doesn't love FREE Images!? Great source!

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Sermons have to engage the eyes to engage the heart and mind.
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always need these

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Developing Apps Made Easy for Students with hyperPad

Developing Apps Made Easy for Students with hyperPad | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
hyperPad (formerly GamePress) is an iPad app that brings programming for kids to create their own interactive apps like mobile games, then export and publish them..

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This looks cool. 
 
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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Secure Hosting for Flipped Classroom Videos

Secure Hosting for Flipped Classroom Videos | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We provide tips on how best to use flipped classroom videos to aid classroom teaching. Learn about flipped classroom learning, and how to best implement it.

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Worth reading if you are considering flipping a class. 
 
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Katie Swanson Sathre's curator insight, February 2, 11:46 AM

Flipped classroom model is similar to what we do with the NSM prep via LMS. Some feedback has been that we need to tape role play best practices and show the perfect role play so that reps can model that at the live training.

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11 Steps To Create An Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint

11 Steps To Create An Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create an Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint? Check 11 steps to create an Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint.

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Why Won’t Students Ask Us for Help?

Why Won’t Students Ask Us for Help? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A group of college students was surveyed on what determines whether they will ask their professor for help. Here's what they said.
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When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.

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I particularly like the ability of non-VR google wearing students to "see" what the VR students see.
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Taking An Online Course: Lessons Learned

Taking An Online Course: Lessons Learned | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While I am in the early stages of planning my online course, I am also in the middle of taking two of them! It made me wonder how many people who teach online courses have gotten the opportunity to take one? We've all taken plenty of face to face classes for years on end. Doing so…
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Great article. Worth a read for anyone teaching online or blended courses. 
 
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 22, 5:52 PM

I've taken many classes (short) online to find out more about a topic, but also to find out how other instructors teach a topic-especially if it's a topic I teach or want to teach in the future...I don't see how you could teach online without first taking an online course.. Yikes!

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AI TA Helped Students Online—and No One Knew the Difference 

AI TA Helped Students Online—and No One Knew the Difference  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Meet Jill Watson, a first-time teaching assistant at Georgia Tech assigned to moderate an online forum for a computer science class. Jill was 1 of 9 TAs assigned to help answer questions about coursework and projects from the 300 students enrolled in the advanced course."


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4 good computer habits every teacher should have

4 good computer habits every teacher should have | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Good computer habits in the digital age can help teachers with not just productivity and student achievement, but with health, too.

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Obvious, but important, reminders. 
 
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Put this on your "to do" list for spring break.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 9, 8:29 AM
A quick read which may save you some time, worry, or money. Enlist a tech savvy friend to assist if necessary.  At least follow the advice about your passwords.
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Why Students Hate Peer Review

Why Students Hate Peer Review | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

And how you can devise a peer-review workshop that they actually find helpful.


It is either ironic or absolutely unsurprising that while instructors love peer-review sessions for student writing, students mostly do not. Having undergrads read and respond to each others' drafts is such a promising pedagogical idea: Students receive feedback on their writing, they get to see how others have tackled the same writing project, and the instructor doesn't have to do all the heavy lifting for once.

 
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Some good tips on peer editing of writing. 
 
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Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle

Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the things I've been playing around with is finding ways to incorporate tag clouds in my e-learning courses. Why tag clouds? Because they're a great way to visually communicate key points and concepts.

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Great tutorial on how to create these Wordle images.
 
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 16, 10:11 AM

A cool way to fill the shapes in PowerPoint presentation - using Wordle!

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150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you are anything like me, you have discovered that the higher the level of traditional education you reach the more you are forced to specialize. And by the time people start doing research they…
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Great list of fabulous resources for self-directed learning at any age. 
 
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Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers

Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
USC Rossier's Toolkit for Digitally-Literate Teachers provides teachers with how-to guides, actionable strategies and real-life examples of the benefits of digital literacy in the classroom.

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instaGrok.com - Study search engine

instaGrok.com - Study search engine | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Interactive visual interface allows the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships.

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This seems interesting but I couldn't check it out without paying for a class subscription!
 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 7, 1:09 PM

Fantastic - Shows search results as a concept map.

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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 1, 1:34 PM

It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question.