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It is undeniable that technology plays an essential role in education. This topic is my way of staying updated with the latest trends and share my passion with the community.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

“ Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.”


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Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, May 18, 2014 12:19 PM

Como no todos los colegios o escuelas tienen  intranet o sitio web... Pareciera ser que google classroom es la solución

 

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Managing Learning Technology: The Practice of Teaching? Eight Modes of Instruction

Managing Learning Technology: The Practice of Teaching? Eight Modes of Instruction | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Jey principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.

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From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions

From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

As higher education has embraced online education as a way to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and enhance access to students it is important to gain an understanding of the perceptions of instructors moving into online teaching. This study found a change in the beliefs and teaching presence of the instructors from their initial resistance to online teaching to an approach which is mindful of the student experience and promotes a dialogical approach to online learning.


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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:36 PM

There are more benefits from implementing a blended learning approach than keeping the traditional teaching style; however, before incorporating online teaching into our classrooms, there are several factors teachers should take into account. Here is an interesting perspective offered by the University of Southern Queensland you might consider for the pedagogical transition.

Santiago Moral's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:09 AM

The role of the teacher has to change

Christiane Moisés's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:52 PM

excellent article!

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Using mobiles to support active learning with #Moodle

Epic's Head of Learning Platforms Mark Aberdour presented a session about using Moodle for mobile learning at Moodlemoot 2014 in Edinburgh. This session expl...

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:55 AM

Resources for Educators and Students on Digital Literacies. 

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:27 AM

Educators need web literacy:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:42 AM

thanks!!!

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Making Moodle Multi-device Friendly with Bootstrap

Making Moodle Multi-device Friendly with Bootstrap | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

This presentations show the history of Bootstrap, some example themes and samples of plugins for Moodle created with the Bootstrap framework.


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ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific

ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Over time, the number of universities embracing new technologies to conduct the business of education is expected to soar”.  Indeed, thanks to the relatively greater autonomy that HEI has, ICT has been increasingly used to enhance innovative teaching and learning practices in tertiary education. Still, it is undeniable that most of today’s university classrooms are using ICT to merely replace lecture notes (e.g. electronic slides), only reinforcing a traditional mode of instruction where teachers are talking and students are listening.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 22, 2014 3:49 AM

This collection of case studies looks well worth reading if you have the time (171page PDF)

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:18 AM
ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific
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Fab Visual Storytelling Tools for Going Viral

Fab Visual Storytelling Tools for Going Viral | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
In my last article we talked all about visual storytelling — why it’s important for your business, how to think about it so it will work for you, and then I shared examples of companies doing visual storytelling really well — and being successful as a result. Yahoo! At the end, I promised that my …

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:27 PM

Hi Folks -- visual storytelling is becoming more and more critical for driving traffic, gaining customers, and engaging fans.


So I went through this curation to find the best articles on visual storytelling tools. I put this together in an article I wrote last week for Curatti.com. Duh -- I'm finally sharing it with you (where does my mind go?)!


This is a terrific companion piece to the other article I curated this morning for you on 5 principles for visual storytelling that will make it more shareable. The principles and the tools are a winning combo.


Talk with us about your favorite tools and don't forget to add a link to a visual story piece you want to share (place in comments). Thanks!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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massimo scalzo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 8:37 AM

Very Useful Tools !!! - Storytelling helps you going Viral. This is How To Make Your Stories Come Alive - Have a Look !

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

If you try to jump straight to modification or re-definition, you will most likely create significant frustration for both yourself and your students, and will be reluctant to continue with a transition that offers significant promise.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 2014 3:13 PM

Some interesting tips.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 16, 2014 3:53 PM

We have more than a fair share of apprehensive educators in Malta!

Alexandro Lebron's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:23 PM

add your insight...

 
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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching

5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways. Post collaboratively written with guest author Heather

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FOCUSKY online presentation software

FOCUSKY online presentation software | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The Focusky zooming presentation tool is a creative online presentation maker, presenting your multimedia presentation in dynamic and engaging way with zoom and slide effect. It is a better presentation ideas rather than PowerPoint alternative.

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Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 2014 6:57 AM
the installing files seem to be bringing a worm to your system!
Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 2014 6:59 AM
the same edit path as prezi...hummm
Baiba Svenca's comment, February 19, 2014 11:37 AM
Amelie, I downloaded and installed the software, and it seems there are no worms but there is a big BUT! When I try to launch the program, I always get the message Class not registered. And I can't get further than that. If Focusky people are reading this, please respond.
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A new writing app for the L2 classroom

A new writing app for the L2 classroom | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:20 AM

Who says we can't improve our writing with apps?

mary m martin's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:12 PM

Great writing app for middle school and high school students.

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Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free!

Visit www.myparade.com to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:23 AM

Nice , need good photos and then youre away.  Nice example from Columbia Uni Alumni 

Jay Roth's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:52 AM

Could be useful to share annotated pictures from education events (classroom, parent-teacher nights, shows, etc.)

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:27 PM

Real simple. Just remember to fill in your email address at the bottom when done so you can get mailed a link to get back to it. You can publish it privately or publicly. It's beta now. Once they start putting in curation and tagging features, it will be better.

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Facilitate Learning in Today's Classrooms | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

Facilitate Learning in Today's Classrooms | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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Write and Improve: An Online writing helper

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves.  Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are - or not - then...

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6 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design [Infographic]

6 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design [Infographic] | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Responsive design for a website is often used in the context of mobile users.

Given the fact that more and more users are using mobile devices such as their smartphones and tablets to access the web, both for browsing and otherwise, it is extremely important that website designs become responsive towards all devices and screen sizes.


Find more advantages, benefits and best practices of responsive design at the infographic and article link.


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Massimo Petrucci's curator insight, April 22, 2014 4:27 AM

Interessante infografica che mostra le dimensioni ideali degli oggetti web e delle immagini quando si progetta un template resposive.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, April 23, 2014 5:42 AM
6 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design [Infographic]
Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, April 24, 2014 4:56 AM

Responsive designs are the window into the future of web portability to drive higher per user engagement by embedding the concept of Probability Scores. An aggregate of Content Scores & Engagement Scores are debated prior to finalizing which sections gets a higher Probability Score that will eventually determine content position in the responsive design layout. Probability Scores aims at achieving better per user click through rate owing to its full width auto adaptive content display interface that adjust the landing page  content based on the device.

 

Earlier websites used to feed different URLs for different devices. For example m.sitename.com or mobile.sitename.com indicated that the URL is for mobile or smart devices. But now things have changed thanks for responsive design attributes that determines the device that is trying to access the site URL before optimizing the content layout to adjust automatically with the device interface. This way the same URL is serving any device that is trying to access the website which again is compliance for search engine algorithm.

 

Responsive design has the advantage to every inch of the device or browser interface to maximize the user’s engagement intent possibility. Compelling visual storytelling theme powered by catchy headlines or titles richly feed with an interesting content copy furthermore elevates user interest to engage. This nature in elevating intent & urge to get involved have statistically indicated the favourability of lead generation & conversion rates from responsive designs.

 

Mobile devices will overtake PC user worldwide citing encouraging statistics to enthuse responsive design for websites, emails & landing pages. Responsive design layouts devised with #ProbabilityScores are based on the overall marketing objectives & branding goals. An implosive content marketing strategy with a creative team of visual storytellers delivers inspiring results and therefore the greater goodness is in the adoption of Responsive Site Design.

 

#ProbabilityScores <> #ContentScores <> #ContentEngagement

Visit the blogs4bytes Responsive Content Design HomepageCheck out the Responsive Content Scores for the blogs4bytes Homepage

 

http://sonicrituals.brinkster.net/ps/probabilityscores.png

 

Responsive Design, Parallax Campaigns, Hashtag Marketing, SEO & SMO all blend into one to serve a hot cup of result driven digital marketing performance with #blogs4bytes // Follow the conversation.

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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The 24 Best Apps to Remember Everything You Discover Online

The 24 Best Apps to Remember Everything You Discover Online | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Today, there's never a lack of new things to see and read online. In fact, the biggest problem is keeping up with the stuff you really want to remember. It's so
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Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story

Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.


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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:52 AM

Booktrack Classroom – delivers an experience for today’s generation of digital-savvy learners, providing new ways for learners to study and enjoy reading and writing.
Booktrack Classroom is a new technology that synchronizes audio with text to create an immersive reading experience.
Stories and essays published with Booktrack include a customised, movie-style soundtrack that complements the story.

Booktrack can be used in a variety of ways to engage with learners. Here are just a few examples:

Narrative Writing – Learners add music and audio to their original stories.Informative and Explanatory Writing – Learners compose essays and articles selecting suitable audio to accompany their text.Literature Study – Learners gain insight and increased understanding of the text by creating their own soundtracks for novels, stories, and plays they are reading in class.Read-Alouds – Practitioner and learner led read-alouds are enhanced through the addition of sound and music to the chapter or act being presented.

Booktrack Classroom can be used on both an individual basis as well as in group learning exercises.

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Pedagogías Múltiples: Pedagogy in Cyberspace - The Dynamics of Online Discourse


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ProfeRed's curator insight, April 17, 2014 8:18 AM

..."Intellectual engagement de-scribes the foreground cognitive processes of collaborative learning." and teaching!...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:03 AM

Pedagogy in Cyberspace:  The Dynamics of Online Discourse

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:19 PM

Lots of Presentation ideas here that would be great for High School Students

Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


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ZenMate - Your Free Privacy & Freedom companion!

ZenMate - Your Free Privacy & Freedom companion! | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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André Manssen's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:38 AM

Voor zover ik het begrepen heb: alleen voor Chrome. Zou het echt helpen?

David Bennett's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:02 AM

I copied the following from the FAQs:

 

FROM THE FAQs
Which technology is ZenMate using? Is ZenMate safe?
ZenMate is using superior technology to fully encrypt all of your browser traffic. Your IP is hidden, your Internet unrestricted and your privacy protected. We are using tested industrial strength encryption standards which we are delivering through our unique lightweight plugin, with no configuration needed at all.

 

Is ZenMate a VPN or a Proxy Plugin?
ZenMate is a new development to offer you the best of both worlds. We bring the feature of full and heavy encryption into the browser with the ease of use and lightweight installation of a browser plugin. This was previously not possible and is unique to the ZenMate plugin.


How does ZenMate differ from plugins like Hide my Ass, Stealthy or Hola Unblocker?
In contrast to many other plugins ZenMate also fully encrypts all your browser traffic.

Other plugins just work like a proxy that change your IP but do not offer encryption. ZenMate is the first plugin to offer security and real privacy by encrypting everything you do in your browser so that hackers and sniffing spooks (such as ISPs and governments for example) don't have a chance to get hold of you.

 

Does ZenMate log my IP or track any other connection data?
No, ZenMate is not tracking any IPs. If we have to log something due to technical and/or usability reasons we do so after anonymizing the data. We are governed by very strict German data privacy laws, which are among the strictest in Europe. According to these laws we are not allowed to track any form of connection data. Please also have a look at our privacy policy for further information.

 

Who is behind ZenMate?
We are a young and ambitious team from Berlin, Germany that aims to make the web a better place. Learn more about us, our company and vision. Oh, and we're hiring in case you'd like to join us.

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Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos

Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we?

 

For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”! When designing Moodle courses, I think the key is to keep your students’ experience in mind with every step of development. It’s important not to overwhelm (or underwhelm) your students… especially those who may be new to the Moodle LMS (or online learning in general). Staying away from the following “no-no’s” is your best bet for a fully functional Moodle course, and long-term student success!

1. Don’t forget the syllabus!
2. Don’t create a glorified file repository!
3. Don’t clutter your course with too many blocks!
4. Don’t flood your Front Page with graphics!
5. Don’t use color to draw attention or ‘look pretty’!
6. Don’t create a “link farm” with files on your course Front Page!
7. Don’t overuse one module type!
8. Don’t use modules you don’t understand!
9. Don’t overuse labels!
10. Don’t forget to have fun!
Moodle was created on the Social Constructivism pedagogy, which centers around all course participants, both teachers and learners, contributing to the learning experience. As I said above, you should always design your courses with the student in mind. Think to yourself, “Would I want to take this course?”.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM

Ten very useful advices!