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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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Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World

Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Google is celebrating World Teachers’ Day with a couple big announcements. In an effort to increase the connections between educators and learners around the world, they’ve assembled a whole slew of interesting Google+ Hangouts as well as a daily topic for each day of the week.

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New Presentation Tool Lets You Easily Keep Students Engaged

New Presentation Tool Lets You Easily Keep Students Engaged | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

From Prezi to Google Docs to PowerPoint, there's no shortage of ways for teachers to put together a dynamic presentation. But Klowd wanted to take a different approach to help improve the presentation experience for both the person at the front of the classroom and in the back row.


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Universal instructional Design Principles for Moodle

Universal instructional Design Principles for Moodle | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

The paper identifies a set of universal instructional design (UID) principles appropriate to distance education (DE) and tailored to the needs of instructional designers and instructors teaching online. These principles are then used to assess the accessibility level of a sample online course and the availability of options in its LMS platform (Moodle) to increase course accessibility. Numerous accessibility-sensitive plug-in modules are found to be available to Moodle users, though relatively few features were included in the sample course analysed. This may be because they have not been made available to instructors at the institutional level. The paper offers a series of recommendations to improve the accessibility of online DE to learners with diverse abilities, disabilities, and needs.


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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Online Education | OnlineSchools.com

Learn the history of distance education to discover where online education got its roots. The 280+ year history of this learning medium may surprise you!
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Google's three basic ingredients for a successful startup - ZDNet

Google's three basic ingredients for a successful startup - ZDNet | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Google's three basic ingredients for a successful startupZDNetWhile Noble highlighted where Google can obviously help, he also had more general advice for those who wanted to know where to kick-start their startup, stating that, while there's...
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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have: http://t.co/ppH7g7rG...
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12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People (like you!)

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People (like you!) | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

by Kathy Wilkins. Click to see the butterfly image up close. 

 

Gust MEES: not ONLY for girls ;)


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Get a free education online with podcasts and audio books - TechHive

Get a free education online with podcasts and audio books - TechHive | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Get a free education online with podcasts and audio booksTechHiveThere's always more to learn, and the Internet can help you gain knowledge without wasting a lot of time or money.
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Schools, Social Media, And Crisis Communications [Infographic]

Schools, Social Media, And Crisis Communications [Infographic] | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

How do schools manage crises via social networking?

 

It makes sense that colleges and universities would use social media to engage with their student population, but not enough use networks when they would arguably be the most useful – during a crisis.

 

Statistics have shown that 66% of colleges and universities reported reputation-damaging information discussed about their institutions on social media networks. Of that number, only 23% of institutions said that they use social networking for communication during a crisis.

 

What are best practices for schools when it comes to managing out-and-out crises? Onlinecolleges.net put together a helpful infographic that shows statistics regarding how schools deal with crises online, and includes helpful tips for implementing an online crisis policy all their own....

 

[Useful crisis management for anyone ~ Jeff]


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The Rise of eReading: Are Books Going to Become an Endangered Species? [Infographic]

The Rise of eReading: Are Books Going to Become an Endangered Species? [Infographic] | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Nooks, Kindles, iPads…oh my! Whatever happened to paperback and hardbacks?! According to one source, people who own e-readers are reading more than they might otherwise, as reflected in rising e-book sales. As a result, e-reader sales continue to increase. Could e-books eventually make good old fashioned books obsolete? Probably not. One reason? For now, only 20% of e-reader owners say that the e-content they want is always available. But the number of people using e-readers is growing. Learn more about the habits of those who feel the need to e-read.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 8, 2012 11:56 AM
Thanks for this excellent article William and great scoops. Marty
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Teaching Without Technology?

Teaching Without Technology? | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because, as Nicholas Carr articulated in his book, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," it not only begins to influence what we see and how we see it, but, over time, who we are.

It makes sense then, that debate of digital technology's role in society is naturally being played out in microcosmic form within schools. Education is designed to transmit a culture's history, values and theories of knowledge while also preparing students for the world of tomorrow. Yet, in times like ours, when the gulf between the past and future stretches light years, cognitive dissonance ensues when students, teachers and parents try to figure out what technology should be used to bridge this timeline.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 9:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
Laura Conley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:28 PM

Twitter is a fantastic resource for PD.

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10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

10 Of The Best Educational Online Games | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
10 great educational online games to use with students. From climate change to surgery, every child will find something to engage and excite.

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Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012

Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012 | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.

I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it.

 

Some, as good as Vidyo or Zoom.us may provide HD quality video and even full support for mobile platforms. Others, like MeBeam or Sinfor offer bare-bone ad-supported solutions that have zero frills but can do the job if you need an immediate, zero-cost solution.

 

Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-15-free-video-conferencing-tools-2012/

 

P.S.: Feel free to suggest tools you know that should belong in this collection.

 

 


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Susan's comment, September 15, 2012 6:57 AM
What about Skype? Too well-known?
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Knight Center launches its first massive online course, an Introduction to Infographics, Data Visualization

"The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching its first “massive open online course” or MOOC, a new kind of e-learning program designed for a large number of students – it is free and accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The first Knight Center MOOC will be Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, taught in English by Alberto Cairo, an internationally renowned expert who teaches at the University of Miami."


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:40 PM

Commentary promoting infographics and data visualisation MOOC.  I found this offering a review of the course http://datavizblog.com/2013/03/13/review-mooc-course-introduction-to-infographics-and-data-visualization/ which is by a learner. 

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My Moodle

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This is the official Moodle app, designed to work together with your Moodle web site!

NOTE: Moodle 2.1 or later is REQUIRED to use this app. Mobile web services must also be enabled on the Moodle site.

This app is not a replacement for the Moodle interface, it just provides you with some useful additional tools.


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Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
This infographic provides some perspective on just how immersed the modern teenager is in technology.

 

Is tech saturation good or bad for the modern teenager?

 

Arguments can be made either way, but there’s no debating that today’s teens are more wired than ever. And digital permeates the lives of young people in general, too.

People aged 18-34 have an average of 319 online connections, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. That’s compared to an average of 198 connections for the 35-46 group, and the numbers continue to decrease from there.

Pew also recently reported that 63% of teenagers text message with friends on a daily basis, compared to 39% who speak on the phone daily and just 35% who interact face-to-face outside of school. Other research has found that text-happy teens send more than 100 messages per day.

 

A MUST read

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/teenager-infographi/

 


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On pronunciation — Get into English

On pronunciation — Get into English | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Pronunciation is the sister who sometimes gets ignored because the new twins in the family, grammar and vocabulary, are just so cute.
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15 ways for innovating tomorrow

15 actual ways for innovation: Shortcutting Make new combinations Reverse thinking Simplifying Move from products to services Make it personal Explore ne...


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WEB 2.0 Tools

WEB 2.0 Tools | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

I have known about some very interesting web 2.0 applications for a while.
The obvious ones like wikispaces, wikipedia and alike, but also the online
applications like word processors, spreadsheets and media sharing spaces
like flickr.

 

educational-origami - WEB 2.0 Tools - Mozilla Firefox http://t.co/vtQvpMyc #1stchat #2ndchat #3rdchat #4thchat #5thchat #elemchat...

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Google Books Deal Bolsters Dream of Universal Bookstore - TIME

Google Books Deal Bolsters Dream of Universal Bookstore - TIME | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
TIMEGoogle Books Deal Bolsters Dream of Universal BookstoreTIMEGoogle's deal to settle a seven-year conflict with five major publishers over the search giant's book-scanning initiative is a milestone in the publishing industry's grinding transition...
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A Crystal Clear Explanation of How Social Media Influences SEO

A Crystal Clear Explanation of How Social Media Influences SEO | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

How social context is playing a role in SEO and how marketers can adjust their strategies to match the changing character of search.

"More and more, search engines have begun to incorporate social context into their search results. And it's high time we dive into what role social context is playing in SEO, and how marketers can adjust their strategies to match the changing character of search. So without further ado, let's get into the nitty gritty of what's being called "social search" and learn how it affects marketers.

"Social search" is an evolving term for the way in which search engines factor a user's social network -- also referred to as social graph -- into how results are displayed after a search query. In social search, content that has a social connection to you in some way is prioritized. A social connection could mean someone you are linked to via Facebook, Twitter, or any other major social network. Alternately, some forms of social search prioritize content that has been shared by social media influencers, even if those experts aren't directly tied to you".

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33662/A-Crystal-Clear-Explanation-of-How-Social-Media-Influences-SEO.aspx


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Collect Student iPad Creations with Edmodo

This video outlines how the Edmodo app can be used to collect student created IMAGES and VIDEOS from a classroom set of iPads.


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Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others. This is also one of the challenges that skilled teachers have some control over. In my nine years of teaching high school, I've found that one of the best approaches to engaging challenging students is to develop their intrinsic motivation.


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3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest

3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Video can provide a powerful marketing boost for your business on social networks. The rules were simple: Upload a video explaining what you would do with a new Ford Fiesta if you were one of the winners. I was one of the fortunate 100 who received a free car, but Ford was the real winner.


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