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Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers

Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers | tech to learn | Scoop.it

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.

 

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Collaboration:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Collaboration

 

Global Collaboration:

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

 

 

 


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An interesting take on projects that can offer teachers support - being resilient, is more than just individual strength. It's about peer cooperation, and the sharing of experiences. EdTech can help. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 24, 5:03 PM

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.


Learn more:


Collaboration:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Collaboration


Global Collaboration:


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:37 PM
Teaching is often done in isolation. We need to meet each other face-to-face and in the virtual space. @ivon_ehd1
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Digital Footprint: What is it? | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Digital Footprint: What is it? | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Managing Your Digital Footprint: Think Before You Post. Digital footprint refers to the compilation of content on the Internet that can be associated with you and, thus, potentially available to anyone performing a search on you.


The list of possible content visible online is endless (e.g., your family videos on YouTube, your comments on a news article or blog, vacation photos on Flickr, your posts on Facebook and Twitter).


Please watch the video below, “Understanding Your Digital Footprint” and then write a blog post based on the questions below....

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Digital+Footprint

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 12:15 PM
Managing Your Digital Footprint: Think Before You Post. Digital footprint refers to the compilation of content on the Internet that can be associated with you and, thus, potentially available to anyone performing a search on you. 


The list of possible content visible online is endless (e.g., your family videos on YouTube, your comments on a news article or blog, vacation photos on Flickr, your posts on Facebook and Twitter).


Please watch the video below, “Understanding Your Digital Footprint” and then write a blog post based on the questions below....


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Digital+Footprint


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Educational Games & Educational Activities for Kids | PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning has thousands of free educational games & learning activities for kids in all major K-12 subjects & aligned to the Common Core Standards.
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A gamified approach to learning by integrating activities in a fun and personalised way.  

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From Gamification to Touch Interfaces: Designing for 21st Century Learners (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

From Gamification to Touch Interfaces: Designing for 21st Century Learners (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | tech to learn | Scoop.it

The beauty of both games and devices is that you can start small and work your way into bigger, grander experiences. And, as with all things educational (including the needs of students), it is best to give yourself and your students some room to fail and grow. Your first game won't be your best game. The first narration of a whiteboard on your app won't be as good as your last. But with each new method, you might find numerous new ways to connect with your students, to motivate them, and to make things stick. Now that's learning.


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The Four Stages of Learning

The Four Stages of Learning | tech to learn | Scoop.it
The four stages of learning, also called “four stages of competence” can help guide your education and become a better educator.

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Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy?

Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy? | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Give them technology that they may have never seen before, and students' brains will work wonders
Vanessa Camilleri's insight:

This article really made me think about the way many of the tools and applications are introduced in the classroom. In our classrooms, teachers expect that they would be introducing these step by step to the children, telling them exactly how to use them. But I think we forget the importance of experimentation and how this holds an element of fun, whilst more importantly leading to a deeper form of learning. In Malta tablets are going to be introduced to 8-year olds. My 2cents about the matter is that it's not the tablet per se, but it's how this is going to introduced in the class, that would have an effect on the children's learning. We, as teachers, really have to learn to, at some point let go and let our children learn! 

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Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media? - Edudemic

Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media? - Edudemic | tech to learn | Scoop.it
We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic. How to use Facebook in the classroom. How to use Twitter to boost your professional development. How to …

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Ebba Ossiannilsson's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:42 AM

Are your University among them?

Qash Aris's curator insight, November 17, 2014 9:07 AM

Beyond University; Informal Learning virtual institutions that use Social Media as learning tools... worldwide learning collaboration based on topics/subjects which use as MOOC - 17th. Nov. 2014

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Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | tech to learn | Scoop.it
The Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic shows how educational technology has evolved in schools over the past 114 years.

Via Ana Loureiro
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I look at this timeline and I realise that our advances in Educational Technology were done at a really slow pace compared to the US. When you consider that smartboards were introduced in the US way back in 1991 and we have just adopted them in the last few years, there's a lot to think about. In 2012 there were 1.5 million iPads being used in schools - we're starting to get there. I am not really saying that iPads will solve all the problems - what I'm saying is that while in the US teachers, students and parents have been used to the culture of technology in schools since the 1980's, here in Malta, all those involved in schools have just started testing the waters. It will take time.

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Ana Loureiro's curator insight, May 25, 2014 4:51 PM

"The Timeline of Educational Technology in Schools Infographic shows how educational technology has evolved in schools over the past 114 years."

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History of Virtual Worlds and current applications

“ A quick summary of the history of virtual worlds and their current most interesting applications.”


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:34 AM

Very nice summary.

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Cools tools to embed in blogs

Cools tools to embed in blogs | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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Roxana Marachi, PhD's comment, October 8, 2013 2:02 AM
Excellent/interactive tools for blogging, thank you Sue Walters for the post and Tom D'Amico for curating!
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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | tech to learn | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling

How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling | tech to learn | Scoop.it

Rita J. King:  "New mediums aren’t destroying fiction, they’re allowing us to innovate even more in how we create and consume our stories" ...


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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:08 PM

Reminds me, download Microstyle...

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:13 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | tech to learn | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional...

Via Beth Dichter
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A really wonderful representation of what being digital in this era is all about - learning in the digital era, is more of a contribution rather than a passive absorption of online information. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 25, 7:14 PM

Silvia Tolisano shares updated visual thinking routines for:

1. Read > Write> Comment
2. Learn > Reflect > Share
3. Contribute > Feedback > Grow
4. Watch > Do > Teach
5. Document > Present > Disseminate
Along with a visual for each of these routines she also explains each step. She also shares three additional routines that she uses with students, as blogging routines and in professional development.

Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

I  have also found that the Visible Thinking techniques really work in class. The  ' I See - I think - I wonder' technique is particularly successful in an oral proficiency class I give. Thanks to the British Council for first introducing me to this! 

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How storytelling has changed in the digital age

How storytelling has changed in the digital age | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 26, 1:19 PM


"Lance Weiler explores how technology is transforming the art of storytelling."

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, January 26, 3:08 PM

'Together storytellers, game developers, makers, creative technologists and experience designers will experiment with new forms and functions of storytelling. '

Vivalist's curator insight, January 26, 4:50 PM

Columbia joins the MIT and Duke University in the search for 21st century storytelling. It is interdisciplinary, that's one thing.

 

There are probably a lot of other academic programs in other universities as well. It's exciting to see interdisciplinary programs such as Duke' GreaterThanGames initiative give birth to awesome projects.

 

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | tech to learn | Scoop.it

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching


Via Fiona Harvey
Vanessa Camilleri's insight:

Quite an interesting insight which has made me ponder on some questions. In Malta we are trying to achieve much with a new learning outcomes framework that we are implementing in schools. My worries would be - are we trying to be quite ambitious in that? As a country I feel that we are too preoccupied with curricula, assessment, instructions, and standards and data. How can we hope to achieve a 'real' 21st century education that is focused more on continuous connectivity, communication, and active role taking if we don't focus enough on changing mentalities and our perception of the 'culture of learning'? 

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 7, 1:21 AM
Useful post that covers stages of Blooms Taxonomy and reasons for application
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

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Ebba Ossiannilsson's curator insight, November 26, 2014 6:17 AM

useful

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 29, 2014 10:59 PM

The "Open Educational Resources Roundup" provides teachers and administrators with a seemingly endless source of programs, lesson plans, and educational technology for classrooms around the world. Most of the resources are open-source, so they can be used worldwide without a license fee.  Some of these sources are truly outstanding.  Aloha, Russ.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need | la-ipads

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need | la-ipads | tech to learn | Scoop.it
We have been doing a lot of reviews of educational mobile apps. We particularly focused on the ones that work on iPad and we tried to cover almost all the fields from digital story telling to apps to teach creativity.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 14, 2013 12:52 PM

Great list! I'll be consulting it for our school.

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A Handful Of Tips To Kick Your Bad eLearning Design Habits

A Handful Of Tips To Kick Your Bad eLearning Design Habits | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Following these basic tips ensures a clear and effective eLearning course, while still leaving room to customize and give your personal taste.
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Interesting for eLearning design - especially the part about the psychology of colour. I also think that it's important to emphasise storyboarding... it seems it's not part of our culture as educators, but in fact a lesson plan is indeed a miniature story board, and when we design a course, seeing the overall "big picture" becomes essential. 

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | tech to learn | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Ebba Ossiannilsson
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People always seem to be complaining about this... our children are distracted... who wants to read when they can play games, but in effect children tend to copy their parents. By instilling a passion for reading from a young age we can try to balance out the claim that the young children do not like books or reading. One story a day... just like the apple, helps develop the creativity in children. It doesn't hurt by having the children making up their own stories and writing them together with their parents! 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:34 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kent Lundgren's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:26 AM

Något nytt i denna artikel om det "nya" digitala samhället? #digiskol

Coolwired's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge for this timely and informative infographic!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Internet Usage Among Older Generations | Social Media Delivered

INFOGRAPHIC: Internet Usage Among Older Generations | Social Media Delivered | tech to learn | Scoop.it
A large population of Internet users are 50 and older, utilizing the Web for social media, shopping and even education.

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It would also be interesting to know the percentage of gamers within the older generation... I wouldn't necessarily assume that they'd be out inhabiting WoW... but then again... why not? 

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Ana Loureiro's curator insight, May 13, 2014 5:12 PM

"a large population of Internet users are 50 and older, utilizing the Web for social media, shopping and even education"

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The ideal length of a blog post, tweet or Facebook post

The ideal length of a blog post, tweet or Facebook post | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Science says the ideal length of a blog post, tweet, Facebook post, YouTube video, webinar and podcast has actually been determined by science.

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Ana Loureiro's curator insight, May 29, 2014 5:29 PM

"What is the ideal length for a blog post, tweet or YouTube video? Good question! If you’re in the business of creating content, whether for user education, lead generation, or data collection, you want to make sure the information you share is of the length people want to see and hear."

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How To Use Wiki In The Classroom

How To Use Wiki In The Classroom | tech to learn | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are now learning, creating, reading, and testing online. In order to keep up with our technologically demanding lifestyles, the traditional classroom is making way for such innovative tools as wiki.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | tech to learn | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 20, 2014 9:48 AM

another one!

Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:00 AM

This is a real find. The free version looks powerful enough for many small businesses to use without having to upgrade to a premium package.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:48 PM

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like an impressive way to create instructional video for free.

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Introduction To The iPad In Education | Modern Lessons

Introduction To The iPad In Education | Modern Lessons | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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