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This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale

This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it

The title to Erin Griffith's Pandodaily article on curation speaks more largely than it realizes.  Why? Because the scale problem in curation is much the same as the scaling problem in MOOCs.  How do you assess what folks know when there are 100,000 of them?  In MOOC's that has been answered two ways:  roboassessment and peer assessment.

 

Nothing else scales.  But it appears that curators are finding a way with with what amounts to curatorial boards, groups of experts who work their way in, around, and among the participants like Wikipedia angels amongst the trolls.  I think we would do well to see how curators thrash through this problem.  Maybe we can get some ideas from them.

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10 Epic Tools Busy Teachers Need to Be Aware of

10 Epic Tools Busy Teachers Need to Be Aware of | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With a very busy schedule and multiple day-to-day activities, how can teachers keep track of all of the great edtech tools out there for students? Here is a great list of applications for the busy teacher!

Via Cindy Rudy
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Two I am looking at for the first time are Planboard and NoRedInk.

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Humans 2.0

Humans 2.0 | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Michael Specter on CRISPR, a new technology that enables us to manipulate our genetic code with unprecedented ease, and which may lead to new cancer treatments.
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We have a winner.  Article is the one to read to get a grip on the full monty that is this revolutionary tool.  

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The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, 'are we nerds yet?' Being a nerd doesn't have the ...
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To be an eight year old again...sigh.  OK. No problem. I just have to put on my imagination propeller beanie and pretend to be eight.  Done.  So much cool stuff.  I need a grandchild something fierce so I can share.  The toys here are long term, capability building, and accessible tools to address the world in adult ways.  Love this. So...much....shiny....

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Google Related Tools for Students with Special Needs (EdSurge News)

Google Related Tools for Students with Special Needs (EdSurge News) | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
THE GOOGLE SPIN ON SPED: Here’s a handy list that you’ll want to bookmark: Ohio teacher Eric Curts compiled an 8-page collection of useful Google-related tools and features for users with special needs. From the beginner teachers (“Useful Websites”) to the Chrome-obsessed (“Classroom Management Exte

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Wow, what a fine collection and put into a very readable (want to know how to do this) Google Doc format. 

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Scheduling Appointments with Google Forms

Scheduling Appointments with Google Forms | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Use Google Forms (and the Choice Eliminator Add-on) to Schedule Appointments. Check it out!
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I need a digital way to schedule appointments for online and face-to-face conferences.  This is it.  Handy, involves an interface I already know, and works with Google ecosystem.  

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Gamasutra: Paul Kilduff-Taylor's Blog - Signifying Nothing: Making Indie Games in 2015

Gamasutra: Paul Kilduff-Taylor's Blog - Signifying Nothing: Making Indie Games in 2015 | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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Some of the most evocative advice for teaching seems to be growing out of game, gaming, and game design.  Gamasutra seems to be an especially fertile crescent.  Here is some advice on creating a valid learning space:


Key to game creation success:  1. create a 'pragmatic freedom to roam' 2. combine with social factors     a.  play into human desire to master an environment.      b.  stories generated in those environments   


And a great quote here:


"I think things might eventually change, though. I was massively heartened to read this recent piece on Earthbound by Rich Stanton. He manages to combine an approachably colloquial, personal approach with a nuanced critical awareness.   I recommend reading the whole thing, but here he gives a structural example leading to a liberal humanist conclusion: “ A more comprehensive UI technique is used when a party member is KO’d… One of Earthbound’s core themes is the importance of friendship, so the effect is not accidental.” One of my strongest beliefs about criticism is that it needs hybrid vigour to survive: no one school of thought is going to have all the answers. If you can combine post-structuralist or deconstructionist thought, liberal humanist “themes”, modern academic feminist ideas about social relevance, bum jokes from Amiga Power and a story about something that happened to you on a bus…then you’re probably getting close to talking about what a game really is."


That last bit about story seems wise and worth exploring.

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Anybody using this tool yet.  Available for iOS, Android, Chromebooks, desktop.  Be fun to have a student or three to test drive and report back.   

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Hackathons as a New Pedagogy

Hackathons as a New Pedagogy | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The hackathon, a hands-on, solution-based development model with similarities to PBL, inquiry-based learning, STEAM, and design thinking, could become the ideal 21st-century learning opportunity.
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Time to start adding movement and spectacle to your classroom, or at least quiet spectacle and wonder.  Here's one way: hackathons.

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Slow Viewing

Slow Viewing | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
    No, Charlie B, I will not shut up. In fact Charlie, if you don't like it, turn around. It's an experiment, only I am not going to use you for some vague research agenda. What I have f...
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This is an exploration of slow viewing--in this case a video.  

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critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger - YouTube

Featuring Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning. Produced by David Grant www.elschools.org www.realschoolchange.org Help us caption & translate this video! ...
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Seen it before but goof to be reminded of its relevant points.

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Healthy Habits of Mind - Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents

Healthy Habits of Mind - Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
This free film describes why mindfulness belongs in education, covering neuroscience, educator training, and showing mindfulness implemented in the classroom. Watch the Film Share on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ Film Summary Mette Bahnsen, a filmmaker in Denmark, has made a beautifully produced film about integrating mindfulness into education called “Healthy Habits of Mind”, which features: …
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A marvelous film. So much to learn here.

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Goodbye university? Revolution vs. evolution of the current education model - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

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MOOC future analysis.  Hmmm.  Lots of good here.  Good categorization of issues and possible futures.

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Announcing: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration | Scoop.it Blog

Announcing: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration | Scoop.it Blog | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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Thinking of Starting a Podcast? Read This First | MediaShift

Thinking of Starting a Podcast? Read This First | MediaShift | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Podcasts first popped up on my radar about 10 years ago, when the trend, fueled by RSS and file sharing technology, was just starting to boom. I loved the concept but couldn’t figure out how to create one in a way that fit into my career as a freelancer writer.
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Slanting toward the money aspect, but a good first read for those wanting to make it happen.  They are quite upfront about this and their advice on "how to monetize" is crystal clear.

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How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back) — Life Learning — Medium

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back) - Life Learning - Medium
I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…
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Pomodoro rocks and I tend to use it when I am facing severe deadline issues. It might work better if I used it more consistently.  Love the idea that less is more here.  You just gotta decide what is most important to get done and then use a workflow tool like this to do it.  I love how silence/rest/breaks are baked into this.

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Behind The Image: Effortless — Essena O’Neill

Behind The Image: Effortless — Essena O’Neill | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I love this piece by Essena O’Neill. She was an Instagram star, but you can see her here saying she is giving it all up. In a teary goodbye she says that she no longer knows what is real beca…
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I love this piece by Essena O’Neill. She was an Instagram star, but you can see her here saying she is giving it all up. In a teary goodbye she says that she no longer knows what is real because she has let herself be defined by what is not real. [Pause].

I raise her issue during #digiwrimo because I am also worried about how social media really isn’t real.

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Rich Stanton on: Playing human in Earthbound

Rich Stanton on: Playing human in Earthbound | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The news of Satoru Iwata's death filled me with sadness, and a desire to return to Earthbound - the game that, without his skills, would not exist as it doe…
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Definition of a video game acc to Stanton:  "a world and inhabitants that have emotionally engaging qualities."


Is this also what the game of learning is if you view it as a social, connected act?  I think so.  

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Video-based feedback on student assessment: scarily personal | Henderson | Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Video-based feedback on student assessment: scarily personal
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Definitely worth the read even if you have get past  faux objective nonsense like this: "...

experienced, if not joy, at least a sense of purposeful enthusiasm and curious anticipation. "  Was looking forward to how they were defining feed forward, but nary a word defining it.  

 

Especially like how they categorized the video responses from "salutation" to "valediction".  Here are the rest:

 

Salutation 

Conversational/informal salutation: “Hi Lee” 

Relational work 

Recognition and valuing of the student including personal circumstance and history. This both draws on and reinforces the pedagogical relationship between teacher and student. This might include a sympathetic comment (e.g., “I know you have been quite ill lately and I am truly impressed that ...”), appreciation of effort of previous drafts (e.g., “I can see you have made a lot of changes to your introduction”), reaction to quality or other aspect of submission (e.g., “Thank you for submitting ... I can see how much effort ...”). 

Evaluative summary 

General statement of evaluation, not necessarily the grade or mark. Very few of the videos specifically stated the grade, which was indicated to the students before they opened the video. A general evaluative statement here provided a chance to highlight the overall strength and weakness of the assignment before dealing with the more specific issues. For instance, “The essay is very strong in its theoretical approach… need work in ...” and “I thoroughly enjoyed … but there are some issues we need to talk about, namely ...” 

Textual issues 

Briefly describing the nature, patterns and extent of textual issues (e.g., grammar, punctuation, flow, formatting) in this assignment, occasionally with one or two specific examples. This segment of the feedback is short but generally included the same volume of comments about textual issues as the final evaluative notes in the text-based feedback (but not the specificity of the in-text edits). 

Commenting on the substance of the assignment with an emphasis on feed forward. 

Engaging with the conclusions, arguments, logic, justification, and literature included in the assignment. Commenting on strengths, weaknesses, flaws, gaps, creativity and insights. Importantly, comments were phrased to emphasise how students can improve their grades in future work and how they can extend their thinking about the substance of the assignment. This might include examples of alternative arguments, additional literature and different ways to think or approach the topic. Usually 2 to 3 issues were discussed in detail, regardless of result. 

Valediction and invitation 

This is largely relational work. Usually involving use of student name, coupled with congratulations or commiseration over result or other interpersonal validation, such as, best wishes for future studies / holiday. 

Importantly, this structural component included an invitation to contact the lecturer to “continue the discussion” of this feedback and future work. 

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Impedagogy

Impedagogy | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I can revive the signals ...~Richard Taylor
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How boy bands and their followers can lead us from the emerging future.  

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How boy bands and their followers can lead us from the emerging future.  

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Will It Take An Apocalypse?

Will It Take An Apocalypse? | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it

I am listening to (and reading) Neal Stephenson's latest novel Seveneves, an apocalypse novel about the days leading up to a mass extinction event called 'the white rain' and beyond.  Without going...

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What will change our schools?

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Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget - Pocket-lint

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget - Pocket-lint | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Although it seems like just yesterday that virtual reality hysteria was reignited, it's actually been a few years now, which is plenty of time for more
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Well...what fun could be had?  

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Holy Meta, Batman! Posting about Podcasting then Podcasting the Posting about Podcasting | Impedagogy

Holy Meta, Batman! Posting about Podcasting then Podcasting the Posting about Podcasting | Impedagogy | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Via Terence Elliott
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A post prompted by a strong desire to be a part of the resurgence in podcasting.  

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Terence Elliott's curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:24 AM

Podcasting is on the rise.  All hail the podcast.

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Displaying analytics data on site pages using Google Apps Script - Desktop Liberation

Displaying analytics data on site pages using Google Apps Script - Desktop Liberation | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it

This post from Apps Script GDE Bruce Mcpherson steps through the process of collecting and displaying page analytics. Here's the details of what's covered: Getting analytics for the site Getting the pages in the site Matching Analytics to sites pagesDealing with recursion Storing options and parameters Database abstraction of site results Retrieving page data from GAS web service Using a canvas in Google sites Working with hyperlinks in canvas Gadget preferences and parameters Light JSONP implementation


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Not just more info, but actionable info.  Better info.

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Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’ | Tech Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Via Jon Samuelson
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Combine this with Sebastian Thrun's repudiation of those students from rotten zip codes and you have a classic example of priviledged white male syndrome.  Pathetic. Duncan and Thrun only want to teach the homeogeneous so called 'gifted', what the soviets would call the vanguard of the proletariat, the saving remnant.  Yeah, I've read Animal Farm, too.  What a pair of elitist nimrods!

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