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MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

Berry supports the idea of MOOCs for professional development in theory because he’d like to see teachers be able to choose and direct their own learning. But he thinks success hinges on skilled virtual facilitators who both know the subject matter and how to foster high quality discussion and communication online in order to make it work well.

 


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collaborating, sharing and evolving with MOOCs 

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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:05 AM

Lively, passionate, (bordering on) seductive teachers and facilitators, leads to exciting and meaningful interaction online and off. When MOOCs are conceived and designed this way, they will become the places for highly-engaged social learning that we want them to be.

Robin Kay's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:23 AM

Interesting move - I would watch this one closely.  MOOCs seem better than large lecturs and in Coursera are much better designed.  Not sure I would want to be taught by a teachers whose only credentials were from Coursera, but I can see other higher education areas being better served by MOOCs.

Paul Rudd's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:13 AM

MOOCs are interesting to look at in relation to finding possible best practice in setting up online courses

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24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of mind mapping tools to help you organize, summarize and visualize information.

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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The evolution of the GIF

The evolution of the GIF | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: While not directly correlated to knowledge sharing, GIFs do contribute to the "smart web" by creating a new way to communicate ideas, add dimensions to conversation, and provide irony and other editorial flavor.
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GIFs are probably the funniest way to convey meaning on the web, using its best tools...

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Lesson Plan Search – Google in Education

Lesson Plan Search – Google in Education | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:01 AM

Search for lesson plans on Google. Seems like a very good idea.

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All things in eModeration: Moderating Class Blogs and Facebook Student Groups

All things in eModeration: Moderating Class Blogs and Facebook Student Groups | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

Moderation involves students’ participation to online communities and this is something that only you can encourage no matter how powerful a tool is. If participation is optional not all students are likely to contribute. On the other hand, if it is mandatory or marked it might feel like another task that needs to be done. It would be better to integrate it into your course so that students perceive it as an essential part of their learning. For example, you might start a discussion in class that could be continued online; or instead of asking them to write an essay, you could post a relevant video, ask them to discuss it with classmates online and then write something on this.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:18 AM

Very comprehensive article

carmen blyth's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:45 AM

Comprehensive and hence good reading!

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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
Here's a useful list of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, complete with what each tool is and how teachers are using it right now!

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, May 11, 2013 8:51 AM

This is THE basic set; if you use these, you're ready to flip:
wordle,
wikispaces,
poll everywhere,
Edmodo,
Jing (Screencast.com),
Celly,
Dropbox,
YouTube,
Twitter,
Evernote

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Find, Collect and Organize Curated Learning Resources with Avoca Learning

Overview of how Avoca's education search engine lets students, teachers and parents search, manage and share millions of education resources and online lessons

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sharing is the only way in education

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:11 PM



The Avoca Learning platform is a web service which facilitates the finding, collection and organizing of vetted learning resources from dozens of the leading educational sites.


The platform already offers over 20,000 resources from over 35 leading education sites. In the near future new educational resources in the fields of of Language Arts/Reading, and History/Social Studies will be added.


Users can search the already vetted and curated resources and then collect and organize them into specific "albums" dedicated to specific topics.


From the official site: "The Avoca Learning Platform brings together thousands of online learning resources that students, parents and teachers can search, manage and share.


Whether you’re looking for a very specific resource for a single concept (equivalent fractions, for example) or a collection of content that’s aligned to an entire course, the Avoca Learning Platform provides a powerful curation engine to bring you the resources you need, when you need them."


"Avoca Learning helps to solve that problem by finding and indexing the best digital content, allowing users to organize and save that content, and then making it easy to share that curated content with other users."


Curated results can also be filtered by subjects, topics, resource type, media type and grade level.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://avocalearning.com


Video tutorial on how "search" works in Avoca: http://vimeo.com/63171301


How it works: http://www.avocalearning.com/how-it-works/



Donna Farren's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

Wow this is really great!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:56 PM

Ferramenta para filtrar as informações relevantes da net e aprimorar a curadoria de conteúdo para fins de estudo ! Vale a consulta .

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - TeachThought

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - TeachThought | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment.

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as we evolve...

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Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:48 PM

 

Instructivism is definitely more teacher and institutionally centered, where policy-makers and “power-holders” create processes, resource-pools, and conditions for success.

Constructivism sees the teacher step aside to a new role as facilitator, pairing students with peers, learning processes, and another another at key moments based on data and observation while the students create their own knowledge and even early learning pathways.

Connectivism is similar to constructivism–in fact, a learner participating in connectivism would likely do so at times with an constructivist approach. The difference here lies in the central role of relationships and networks in connectivism. Rather than supplemental, they are primary sources.

 
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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

To date, no body of research has definitively proved that the iPad will make your preschooler smarter or teach her to speak Chinese, or alternatively that it will rust her neural circuitry—the device has been out for only three years, not much more than the time it takes some academics to find funding and gather research subjects. So what’s a parent to do?


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Laura Burton's curator insight, March 22, 2013 1:54 AM

This article discusses technology for children and the way they play their games on things like iPad's tablets and more. Research has shown that since children started playing mind rattling games on these resources they have improved their ability to learn at a young age. This is why it is important that applications for children continue to advance. So if you read this article you will realize that this form of technology is important.

Phil Havlik's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:01 AM

As a parent of three under age 5, always a fascinating topic. As a former teacher, fascinated for the potential. As a borderline millenial, and a member of the generation who grew up with the TV babysitter, fascinated to see where it all leads

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:32 AM

I am amazed when I watch my 3 and 2 year old great nephews using an iPad or iPhone. They are already more tech savvy than some adults I know.

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5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom « cagelessthinking.com

5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom « cagelessthinking.com | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

 

The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point. Apple aren’t trying to make a laptop replacement, why would they? They make a couple of extremely good ones! The iPad is a new kind of device that asks you to think and work differently.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:13 AM

Some interesting points here, especially the one about the Apple ecosystem.

Søren Maagaard's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:30 PM

The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point. Apple aren’t trying to make a laptop replacement, why would they? They make a couple of extremely good ones! The iPad is a new kind of device that asks you to think and work differently.

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The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. Type in the box to try it out.


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Lada Smirnova's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:45 AM

A fantastic activity for ELTeachers to train to grade their own language

Lada Smirnova's comment, January 31, 2013 9:00 AM
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Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, January 31, 2013 2:08 PM

Simplify your vocabulary.

Hey, isn't that the opposite of what we're trying to do?

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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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Welcome to Myndbook Mind Maps, Note Maps, & Concept Maps, Online Free

Welcome to Myndbook Mind Maps, Note Maps, & Concept Maps, Online Free | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
Here is an introduction to MyndBook - the best visual note mapping software on the web! Comprehend complex concepts

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:07 AM

This looks like quite a simple to use mindmapping solution.

becool's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:57 AM

Lijkt me een heel interessante tool en gebruiksvriendelijker dan Popplet.

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Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter

Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
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curation is, among other, one of the main skills an educator needs to develop to teach 21st century students

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Hopscotch

Hopscotch | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
We builds tools for kids to code. We're working on a visual programming language for the iPad that uses modular drag-and-drop methods to let kids easily create their own computer programs and apps.

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code building blocks = kids learning to code...how cute is that?

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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 16, 2013 11:28 AM
Why can't all coding be like this?? Visual learners unite! :)
Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

Allows students to create their own apps

Diego Gomez's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:54 AM

Una especie de scratch para Ipad!

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Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE!

Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE! | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities. Text re-ordering, gap-fills, text re-construction, anagrams, matching, memory, hangman, flashcards, millionaire and lots more - all automatically generated based on any text and/or list of matching items that you put into the textivate text box. Much of the site is free to use, and subscribers can upload resources to share with their students or embed activities on a blog or website. It is browser-based, so it works on desktops, laptops, ipads etc. The activities are ideal for whole-class work with any interactive whiteboard. You can see video tutorials here: http://textivate.posthaven.com/video-tutorials To help you get started, browse the hundreds of public resources on the site, or click on "textivate now" to see the range of activities available.


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Mariana Pagella's comment, June 2, 2013 11:11 AM
I've tried it. It's really interesting!!
Mariana Pagella's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:13 AM

Excellent text-based tool

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:31 PM

Many activities can be developed with Textivate for ELL's

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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

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excellent ideas!

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:46 PM

Thank you for ideas, Carla!

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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

For older students, the media multitasking habit extends into the classroom. While most middle and high school students don’t have the opportunity to text, email, and surf the Internet during class, studies show the practice is nearly universal among students in college and professional school. One large survey found that 80 percent of college students admit to texting during class; 15 percent say they send 11 or more texts in a single class period.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 2013 1:44 PM

If we really want to get 100% of kids attention on our lessons then we need to make them stimulating enough to occupy 100% of their attention.

Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 2:42 PM
Hear, Hear!
Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 3, 2013 2:46 PM

PASSIONATE TEACHERS that ENGAGE-need I mention-

INTUITIVELY KNOW how to KEEP their ATTENTION. ;D

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MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

Berry supports the idea of MOOCs for professional development in theory because he’d like to see teachers be able to choose and direct their own learning. But he thinks success hinges on skilled virtual facilitators who both know the subject matter and how to foster high quality discussion and communication online in order to make it work well.

 


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collaborating, sharing and evolving with MOOCs 

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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:05 AM

Lively, passionate, (bordering on) seductive teachers and facilitators, leads to exciting and meaningful interaction online and off. When MOOCs are conceived and designed this way, they will become the places for highly-engaged social learning that we want them to be.

Robin Kay's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:23 AM

Interesting move - I would watch this one closely.  MOOCs seem better than large lecturs and in Coursera are much better designed.  Not sure I would want to be taught by a teachers whose only credentials were from Coursera, but I can see other higher education areas being better served by MOOCs.

Paul Rudd's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:13 AM

MOOCs are interesting to look at in relation to finding possible best practice in setting up online courses

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Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? [POLL]

Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? [POLL] | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
How important is it for kids to learn digital media literacy? What makes something on the web trustworthy? Participate in our poll.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:15 PM

Interesting poll.

MelodyJenningsBowers's curator insight, March 29, 2013 3:39 AM

Poll participation yields excellent interactive infographics. See if you agree?

Linda Dougherty's comment, April 22, 2013 1:45 AM
Great way to introduce a conversation about media literacy.
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Serious Gaming In Education Can Mirror Formative Assessments

Serious Gaming In Education Can Mirror Formative Assessments | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

As potentially every education program, every curriculum, can be reshaped over the next few years by the use of Serious Games, I anticipated that traditional standardized measurements of varying levels of comprehension within a subject area will tend to become obsolete for a variety of reasons


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:05 AM

Great to see interest coming back to the use of computer games again after our recent obsession with social networks.

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 6:57 AM

Games like SimCity immerse you in a world where 10 hours can feel like 20 minutes. If we could somehow make teaching that engaging, students would be thrilled to go to school everyday. How can we effectively use games in a manner where it has a purpose yet it also allows for learner creativity and individuality? How can we tied perfomance assessments into games? How can they fit within the busy school day? Many questions still need to be answered. This is a good start on how formative assessments can be used on gaming.

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Skloog.com - Visual bookmarking made easy

Skloog.com - Visual bookmarking made easy | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
Visual bookmarking made easy. Save shortcuts and bookmarks in a visual and easy to access format; tagged, organized and arranged for you and Discover new bookmarks and links that you never knew existed.

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Geoffrey Smith's comment, February 15, 2013 4:20 AM
You should also check out http://www.symbaloo.com they also offer and educational setup as well.
Patty Ball's curator insight, March 14, 2013 12:46 PM

another tool to bookmark pages/shortucts

jaber repon's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:57 PM

no comment

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Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps

Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it

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becool's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:38 AM

Een nieuwe Mindmap tool, wie wil die eens uittesten?

slesch's comment, March 12, 2013 8:46 AM
Neat tool to create a presentation from a mindmap, but cost associated
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:26 PM

another online mind mapping tool

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Educational App Store

Educational App Store | Tech&Teaching | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning, Anytime, Anywhere

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:53 AM

This is a great website to find educational apps for any mobile platform. It's easy to search by platform, keywords or topic and then you can just scan QR codes to download the apps.

 

Kathy Benson's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:44 PM

I like that you can search by student age and subject.