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Web 2.0 Literacy Tools: Transforming Teaching and Learning

A collection of web 2.0 resources and tools aligned to ISTE NETS to engage and motivate student and teaching learning.

Via Karen Bonanno, NikolaosKourakos, Evdokia Roka, michel verstrepen, Rui Guimarães Lima
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A handy little booklet of resources

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Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:13 PM

Useful resources for teaching digital literacy, and for practicing those skills.

 

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:14 PM

Very handy digital booklet to share with students and staff.

Love Technology's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:29 PM

Fabulous resource!

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6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping

6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Learning to learn remains a powerful and necessary skill in every field of activity.  In addition to this skill, imagine that your learning can be accelerated, your mind challenged and your efficiency improved.

 

Create presentations:

One of the most important roles of presentations is for you to practice your creativity and understanding on a specific topic or subject.  When you are able to present your own perspective on a specific matter, your learning experience becomes extremely powerful.  You become the owner of that information, gaining ownership over the delivered content.  
As you get yourself ready to make your knowledge known remember to:...


Via Baiba Svenca
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Mindmaps make excellent tools for brainstorming when one is getting students to work in collaboration with one another

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:55 AM

The article describes 6 great ways how to use mind mapping in learning, including creating presentations. Mind mapping helps the learners generate ideas and present them in a visual output, fostering their creative skills.

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:34 AM
Our new generatios are more visual...so give them more graphic tools for learning!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:11 AM

Mind maps help learners to get and present the most important ideas

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My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog

My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

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Tabletj's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:53 AM

A few examples of iPad usage in the classroom.

alistairm 's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:00 AM

Great to see the student's work! This is a nice example that veers creatively into flipped classroom territory.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:31 AM

I like collections of apps that are meant for certain topic or activity. Here is given a list and examples of apps for content creation.

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What is "Design-Thinking?"

What is "Design-Thinking?" | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
In many ways, this Fellow-year has been a treasure hunt. The guiding question has been "Where are the richest opportunities for authentic, engaged, student-centered learning?"  By extension, which ...

 

Interestingly, one of the most exciting approaches I’ve come across has a humble origin: the process associated with design. “Design Thinking” is a process, a framework, a series of steps that designers go through in order to solve problems, to improve existing ideas, or to realize previously unseen potential.

 

===> In short, it’s a deliberate  process that can be used to increase curiosity, creativity, and critical-thinking. <===

 


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A very interesting approch indeed, one could use it for language teaching as well 

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 23, 2013 11:50 AM
Qu'est-ce que "Design-Thinking?"

À bien des égards, cette co-année a été une chasse au trésor.La question directrice a été «Où sont les riches possibilités d'authentique, engagé, l'apprentissage centré sur?" Par extension, ce qui ...

 

Fait intéressant, l'une des approches les plus excitantes que j'ai rencontré a une origine modeste: le processus associé à la conception. "Design Thinking» est un processus, un cadre, une série de mesures que les concepteurs vont à travers afin de résoudre des problèmes, à améliorer les idées existantes ou à réaliser le potentiel inédit.

 

===> En bref, il s'agit d'un processus délibéré qui peut être utilisé pour augmenter la curiosité, la créativité et la pensée critique. <===


What is "Design-Thinking?" via @gpmt http://sco.lt/...


davidconover's curator insight, February 24, 2013 10:06 AM

Notice the similarities of "design thinking", instructional design, engineering design and game design. All are examples of simple good design.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:34 AM
Qu'est-ce que "Design-Thinking?"

À bien des égards, cette co-année a été une chasse au trésor.La question directrice a été «Où sont les riches possibilités d'authentique, engagé, l'apprentissage centré sur?" Par extension, ce qui ...

 

Fait intéressant, l'une des approches les plus excitantes que j'ai rencontré a une origine modeste: le processus associé à la conception. "Design Thinking» est un processus, un cadre, une série de mesures que les concepteurs vont à travers afin de résoudre des problèmes, à améliorer les idées existantes ou à réaliser le potentiel inédit.

 

===> En bref, il s'agit d'un processus délibéré qui peut être utilisé pour augmenter la curiosité, la créativité et la pensée critique. <===


What is "Design-Thinking?" http://sco.lt/...


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The Techy Teacher Librarian: A few places to look for web 2.0 tools

The Techy Teacher Librarian: A few places to look for web 2.0 tools | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
New on the blog: The Techy Teacher Librarian: A few places to look for web 2.0 tools http://t.co/F1IehhWDOt #edchat #edtech #web20
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"Go2Web20", a site that lists various tools that one can use in education

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The Basics of Blended Learning | Learning With Web 2.0 Tools & Mobile

The Basics of Blended Learning | Learning With Web 2.0 Tools & Mobile | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
A blended learning approach combines face to face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities to form an integrated instructional approach (Video: The Basics of Blended Learning #blendedlearning #edchat http://t.co/cpt0Ktd8Px)...
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A basic introduction on Blended Learning... not bad! 

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How the languages we speak affects the way we think

What can economists learn from linguists?

Tags: language, culture, economic, TED.


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Anne-Lous van den Ende's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:18 AM

Intersting video on how the different languages we speak could affect our way of thinking.

Jack Born's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:39 PM

I have never thought of this. I didn't even realise how different languages and cultures can be and how the tiny things effect the entire language.This demostrates why some languages are beter than others in their own way. 

Ms. Brin's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:12 AM

Very interesting!

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Pop along for an education - The Independent

Pop along for an education - The Independent | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
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Pop along for an education
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Storytelling in the Digital Age, for instance, is getting everyone in the business of viral marketing and video sharing very excited.
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Learn a foreign language for free: top five resources - Telegraph

Learn a foreign language for free: top five resources - Telegraph | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language can give your career a boost – but that doesn't mean it has to cost you. Anne Merritt outlines the five best ways to pick up a language for free.
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Choisir une plate-forme de formation open source | STRATICE

Choisir une plate-forme de formation open source | STRATICE | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

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Teaching without Words

Teaching without Words | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
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Teaching and learning math and science through interactivity. Words are not required to understand complicated mathematical problems.

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Frontiers in Cognition | Research Topics

Frontiers in Cognition | Research Topics | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Frontiers in Cognition | Research Topics publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Cognition | Research Topics.
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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom


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The 21st Century Principal: When Interactive Boards and Tablets Aren’t 21st Century Classroom Tools

The 21st Century Principal: When Interactive Boards and Tablets Aren’t 21st Century Classroom Tools | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Via Patty Ball
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Of course you can't label a tool "a 21st century tool" unless you first know how to use it, or can think of an innovate way that will allow you to explore its affordances first. For that, I believe, we need to take a closer look at the tool, see which opportunities it might have in store for the user. After this, as a teacher, I would think of incorporating it in a task, not necessarily as the final finished product, but use it along the way, as and when need arises.

Training teachers first by informing them about a tool's affordances and showing them different ways of using tools might help. Not every teacher is born creative. Not every teacher has broken the mental shackles he/she is bound to by the institution or previously "taught" ways of teaching, right?

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Patty Ball's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:58 PM

some tech is not 21st century

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20+ Websites to Download Creative Commons Music For Free

20+ Websites to Download Creative Commons Music For Free | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
If you’ve wondered where many of those YouTube videos get their background music from, you’ve come to the right place.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Francisco Lavrador Pires, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:56 PM
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Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners -- THE Journal

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners -- THE Journal | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Gail Lovely is adamant about the nature and potential of Web-based learning tools. "Web 2.0 is about trust," she said at a recent talk.

Via Adelina Moura, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Great listing, a well-balanced list! 

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

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Not sure whether these are the "best" tools one could find, but tools for making your avatar, yeah sure!

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What YOU should know about Copyright

What YOU should know about Copyright | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
. . Don’t Forget The Copyright Laws… . . . When working together with your students and when they are publishing content (even yourself…), please take care about the copyright, you are not allowed ...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:30 AM

Check it out and find BEST Tips from around the globe...

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:10 PM

I recommend every teacher read and share this with other teachers and students. We often don't pay enough attention to copyright. We really should!

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Germany happy with response in schools to learning language - The Times of India

Germany happy with response in schools to learning language - The Times of India | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Encouraged by the success of German language programme in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Tuesday said that in another four years one million students would have learnt the language.
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Indians are looking for ways to learn foreign languages. It comes easily to us. Language distributors need to target this country of bursting youth

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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language | Noemí Benaches

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language | Noemí Benaches | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of…...
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Les collégiens qui travaillent en groupe réussissent mieux que les autres

Les collégiens qui travaillent en groupe réussissent mieux que les autres | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
ÉTUDE - Les élèves qui travaillent en groupe et qui interagissent en ligne seraient plus susceptibles de réussir leurs cursus au collège.

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Et pourquoi ne pas mélanger les "bons" avec les "moins bons" ?? 

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Pascal Nogaro's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:39 AM

Article court mais qui donne aussi des indications sur la création de "castes" avec l'apprentissage  collaboratif

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Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Slides of cool Web 2.0 tools that this author thinks would be useful in a classroom, either for teacher productivity or for student learning.
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Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/OX1thgEq

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Typology tools and resources

Typology tools and resources | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Check out our list of Web 2.0 tools that are conveniently sorted by type. We put it together for our faculty to make it easier to figure out which one might work best for the task at hand. While it...
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