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6 Good Ways to Create Online Learning Spaces for your Students

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Some social media platforms provide good places to create a collaborative space for your students. This collaborative space can be used for a wide variety of reasons most important of which are:...


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This is a very useful list with additional links as well.  I am eager to read them all!

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, September 20, 2013 7:40 AM

As a teacher who gives English lessons via Skype and in immersive environments such as Second Life, I value the options available for creating virtual working and meeting spaces for students and myself.

 

Your choice will be influenced by your teaching / learning environment and your students' needs and preferences. In addition to the proposed tools in this post, in my context (ELT), I find Voxopop very useful as an asynchronous space for audio communication and speaking activities. It is browser based, private rooms can be created and content can be archived for analysis and assessment.

 

Google Drive works well for written work and presentations and is great for individual and collaborative work.  When I am working with students here, we use Skype to communicate, but otherwise the chat box is very handy for simple interactions.

 

Linoit is just one of many canvas type spaces for creative work. I often upload videos, texts, writing and speaking prompts, images and so on, for extra work and as a space where students can feel free to play and experiment with language, using multimedia resources to stimulate creativity. 

 

Before setting up spaces all over the place, think carefully about what is going to be appropriate and compatible with your students' devices.

flea palmer's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:59 AM

Great suggestions and links to guides and examples. The tools Trish mention in her insight also sound good.

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How to speak so that people want to listen | TED Talks

How to speak so that people want to listen | TED Talks | Tech lessons | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 27, 5:34 PM

This is an outstanding talk on speaking and listening for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

Audrey Menard's curator insight, June 29, 4:26 PM

Great advice here!

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So? So What? What Now? How To Keep The Learning Going

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"...in practice, curriculum maps are almost always not the “living, breathing” documents experts like Heidi Jacobs Hayes promote. They are instead very dead things—lifeless prisons of content to be covered, and boxes to be highlighted...For a curriculum map—or any planned learning experiences—to be vital—and vitally useful—they must be adaptive and circular rather than rigid and linear. ...they must encourage students to continue their pursuit of understanding and self-knowledge."


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, November 24, 2013 5:53 AM

Awesome!  Awesome!  Awesome!!  Heidi Hayes work is so creditable.  these ideas extended her thinking!

Sue J Wilson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:32 AM

"...in practice, curriculum maps are almost always not the “living, breathing” documents experts like Heidi Jacobs Hayes promote. They are instead very dead things—lifeless prisons of content to be covered, and boxes to be highlighted...For a curriculum map—or any planned learning experiences—to be vital—and vitally useful—they must be adaptive and circular rather than rigid and linear. ...they must encourage students to continue their pursuit of understanding and self-knowledge."

Roberta Orlando's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:01 AM

Interesting food for thought...worth reading ;)

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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech lessons | Scoop.it

The reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions  related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.


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Thanks for sharing this.  Anything new that has to do with Bloom's has got to be good!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, March 29, 5:08 PM
My statement was pointing out that you have not come up with your own taxonomy, but as for Bloom et al. 1956, p. 4: "The idea for this classification system was formed at an informal meeting of college examiners attending the 1948 American Psychological Association Convention in Boston. At this meeting, interest was expressed in a theoretical framework which could be used to facilitate communication among examiners. Scaffolding process is an application of Vygotskian constructivism. The skill development that takes place at these higher orders of thinking synergizes well with a developing global focus on multi-literacies and multimodalities in learning and the emerging field of integrated disciplines. Bloom's taxonomy (and the revised taxonomy) continues to be a source for educational philosophy and for developing new teaching and learning strategies within a diverse global learning environment. As for empirical evidence, Bloom attempted to communicate a system, I agree that taxonomy in function has a limited structure and is not holistic as first conceived. Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics and even our own military has some related evidence with theoretical framework, but like Chompsky, how can you prove his theories with empirical evidence?
Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 29, 5:43 PM

Great resource.

Phil Chappell's comment, March 29, 11:18 PM
Thanks Rob. You're correct.I have not come up with my own taxonomy, but I never intended to. Unfortunately we're no closer to empirical evidence then. I'm aware of the genesis of the work, and a group I'm in is puzzling over how it has been recontextualised to the teaching domain and become rather doctrinaire. I do hope, however, that it is a little more pedagogically valuable than Chomsky's work. It would be an interesting PhD study for someone so inclined - to chart a research agenda for Bloom's taxonomy as applied to education.
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

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Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Typically, one tracks down a handful of useful apps or web tools and puts them through their paces at home. Then you probably don’t use any of them because each tool took far too long to understand, use, become accustomed to, and actually implement in a classroom.

 

That’s why I was so excited to find this Symbaloo created by user lcobbs detailing 50 great classroom tools that are all easy to implement into just about any classroom.

 

From Animoto toPrezi to Dropbox to Stixy (wait what?), there’s a lot to check out. Don’t know all 50 tools? I didn’t! Click on each icon to get an idea about each tool and learn more.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:32 PM

Please review closely as not all are free to use. Those of us in developing countries do not have budget to use the paid services like brainpop and others who charge a subscription...

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6 Good Ways to Create Online Learning Spaces for your Students

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Some social media platforms provide good places to create a collaborative space for your students. This collaborative space can be used for a wide variety of reasons most important of which are:...


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This is a very useful list with additional links as well.  I am eager to read them all!

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, September 20, 2013 7:40 AM

As a teacher who gives English lessons via Skype and in immersive environments such as Second Life, I value the options available for creating virtual working and meeting spaces for students and myself.

 

Your choice will be influenced by your teaching / learning environment and your students' needs and preferences. In addition to the proposed tools in this post, in my context (ELT), I find Voxopop very useful as an asynchronous space for audio communication and speaking activities. It is browser based, private rooms can be created and content can be archived for analysis and assessment.

 

Google Drive works well for written work and presentations and is great for individual and collaborative work.  When I am working with students here, we use Skype to communicate, but otherwise the chat box is very handy for simple interactions.

 

Linoit is just one of many canvas type spaces for creative work. I often upload videos, texts, writing and speaking prompts, images and so on, for extra work and as a space where students can feel free to play and experiment with language, using multimedia resources to stimulate creativity. 

 

Before setting up spaces all over the place, think carefully about what is going to be appropriate and compatible with your students' devices.

flea palmer's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:59 AM

Great suggestions and links to guides and examples. The tools Trish mention in her insight also sound good.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development

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Although LinkedIn gets a lot of love as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that can’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals.

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Free Technology for Teachers

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Digital Storytelling with Glogster EDU

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Digital Storytelling with Glogster EDU A part of teaching is storytelling. As a teacher, you tell the story of the world around you. The history, the mechanics, the reasoning behind everything that...
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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:42 AM

A great tool for digital storytelling with several sharing possibilities. Students can work collaboratively on these projects; they can create e-portfolios with Glogster; they can use a variety of media to create their projects which works well with differing language levels, it can also be used for their own learning. It's worth exploring as it has a lot of potential for both formal and informal learning.

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8 Brilliant Alternatives To Blogging In The Classroom

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 6:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 9:54 AM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 6:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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10 Tools For Student-Centered Creative Expression

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“10 Tools For Student-Centered Creative Expression (RT @web20classroom: Tools For Student-Centered Creative Expression: http://t.co/sVHQU5qVkD)”


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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

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Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.

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I can't wait to try these!

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, March 29, 11:44 AM

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

Marge Asik's curator insight, May 19, 5:47 AM

10 erinevat veebikeskkonda, kust leiab erinevaid õppemänge. 

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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:16 AM

Not only for teachers!

Francisco Jose Lopez Villa's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:29 AM

Cinco pasos para contar una gran historia:

 

1. Que sea adecuada a tu audiencia

2. Que el oyente acompañe al protagonista

3. Que el protagonista tenga un motivo claro para hacer lo que hace

4. Que la audiencia simpatice con el personaje

5. Sedúcelos, sorpréndelos, que se olviden del mundo.

 

Cinco eslabones para forjar la cadena, de sensaciones y emociones, con la que atrapar a tus oyentes desde el principio al final de tu narración.

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online

How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online | Tech lessons | Scoop.it

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 5, 3:36 AM
Actual e excelente artigo sobre Curadoria na Educação

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The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs

The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs | Tech lessons | Scoop.it
Our Inaugural Selection of the Best IT Blogs...

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Glog Evaluation Checklist and Glog Rubric

Web 2.0 Technology - by Mr.N.Finney

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Six Classroom Uses of the Internet: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

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See the Glog! Six Classroom Uses of the Internet: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students (Played with @GlogsterEDU to reflect on ways to bring the internet into the classroom.
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