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Concept Mapping as a Tool for Group Problem Solving

An animated presentation about concept mapping. Focuses on how groups can employ the technique as a tool for collaborative planning and problem solving. his presentation was first given at Swarthmore College's Staff Development Week on January 11, 2011.


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Becky Schivley Mather's comment, February 26, 2013 5:25 PM
PBL is a tremendously powerful strategy- but it is misunderstood and misused way too often! These articles should help clarify the concepts!
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The stimulating classroom - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

The stimulating classroom - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It seems paradoxical, but the most boring classrooms tend to be the ones that are full of technolo...

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Open Education for a Global Economy

Open Education for a Global Economy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Great op-ed in the NY Times that offers a glimpse into a new model for online education.

 

If you or your kids have taken an online lesson at the Khan Academy (3,200 video lessons, 168 million views), been enlightened by a TED Talk (1,300 talks, 800 million views), watched a videotaped academic lecture (Academic Earth, Open Courseware Consortium, Open Culture), enrolled in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course, now being offered by companies like Udacity and a growing list of universities, including M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford), or simply learned to play guitar, paint a landscape or make a soufflé via YouTube — then you know that the distribution channels of education have changed — and that the future of learning is free and open.

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.

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BookChook's comment, July 25, 2012 3:16 AM
Have you played with it yet?I am finding it tricky to get the elements timed the way I want them in the little video.
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Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series

Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Enter Evernote. For students, it’s an invaluable way to organize research and streamline the collaboration process. Here are some examples of how Evernote simplifies the student research process.


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The Trouble With Online Education

The Trouble With Online Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Interesting op-ed piece in the NY Times about online learning.

 

"Internet courses are monologues. True learning is a dialogue."

 

I have to say that I disagree with his basic premise that online classes are monologues. Good online courses can have higher quality discussions than face-to-face classes. Much depends on how the course is taught and how the "big questions" are addressed.

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Carnegie Mellon CIO: "Deep Collaboration" Key to Higher Ed Transformation -- Campus Technology

Carnegie Mellon CIO: "Deep Collaboration" Key to Higher Ed Transformation -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is improving the effectiveness of education a more difficult task than discovering the Higgs boson particle? Joel Smith thinks perhaps it is.
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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

http://www.ted.com Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness ...
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What 'crowdsourcing' concepts can I use my classroom?

What 'crowdsourcing' concepts can I use my classroom? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"How can you shift your classroom away from lecture and toward inquiry? You can get help from the modern phenomenon known as crowdsourcing—the practice of putting many minds to work on a single problem. Inquiry is, in effect, crowdsourcing in your classroom."


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Assessment & Surveys in Education

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Pinterest all about assessments in school


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MOOC and Open Online Education

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What are the implications of MOOCs on Higher Education and University teaching?

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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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How to Edit Videos in Powerpoint 2010?

How to Edit Videos in Powerpoint 2010? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

PowerPoint 2010 has a robust in-built video editor with which you can edit your embedded video right from within the slides. It eliminates the need installing a separate video-editing software. Trim unwanted sections of the video, apply special effects like reflections, bevels, etc., recolor the video, and more. To edit an embedded video, keep the slideshow in Normal mode.


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A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators

A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I love PDFs and I favour them over the other document formats and I am pretty sure many of you love then too. There are many things we can do with them apart from just viewing and reading them. Web 2.0 technologies have provided us with some free awesome tools to interact with this document format. We can now annotate, highlight, customize text font, add colours, add hyperlinks and many more, things which were until recently impossible to do on PDFs.

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I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you.
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Creating Stereo 3D Presentations in PowerPoint Using Presente3D

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"Presente3D is an interesting add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 that allows users to easily take any existing PowerPoint Presentation and add some volume into it turning it into a stereoscopic 3D presentation..."

Presente3D home page http://www.presente3d.com/


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Digital distraction in the classroom

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Even in this ideal environment, the temptation of digital distraction was too high. I might view this akin to addictive behavior now, and realize that students need more explicit support in order to do the right thing for their learning. I think that the biggest mistake that I made was to fail to have explicit guidelines for use of technology


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Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.
The "enhanced" versions will add a number of features designed to make them more closely resemble conventional online courses -- including more assessments, direct interaction with instructors, and the opportunity to earn a certificate that hypothetically could be redeemed for course credit.

 

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Can Google Make a Case for Hangouts?

Can Google Make a Case for Hangouts? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sure, group video chat is cool. But can Google convince us that we need it?
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The Knowledge Guru- e-learning games

The Knowledge Guru-  e-learning games | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We start the design process for each game by defining learning objectives. Then, we find content and create the questions to drive learners to your desired outcomes. Each topic is represented as a “mountain” with three paths. Questions are worded differently on each path so users interact with the material multiple ways. And repetition helps them remember. Leaderboards, badges, points, and a robust admin side with plenty of tracking functionality make Knowledge Guru one of our personal favorite learning solutions.


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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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Creating a Teaching Portfolio Online - Tips on What to Include | Teach.com

Creating a Teaching Portfolio Online - Tips on What to Include | Teach.com | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We often talk about the need to have students create a portfolio of their best work. Have you considered creating a portfolio of your work? There are many tools available today that you may use to present your accomplishments. This post will help you explore some of the ins and outs of creating a portfolio of your work.
Questions you will need to reflect on include “Where should I create this portfolio?” Possibilities include blogging platforms, websites, and digital resume tools.
You may also want to include your teaching philosophy, samples of your best work (lesson plans, assessment tools, presentations, etc. Samples of student work are also important.
Have you received grants, awards, provided professional development, published work? If so consider including these also.
The creation of a portfolio is a great way for you to reflect on your career to date and determine some new avenues you might like to explore.


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bloomsapps

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apps that relate to bloom's taxonomy


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Dr. Heidi Maston's curator insight, August 11, 2013 11:04 AM

Not sure they're 100% free but worth looking at!

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University of Virginia to offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal

University of Virginia to offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Virginia announced on Tuesday that it plans to offer free online...
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