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Game-Based Learning and Traditional Classroom Game Play

Game-Based Learning and Traditional Classroom Game Play | tech to learn | Scoop.it
How is game-based learning different from the games you’ve been incorporating in your classroom all these years? This is the question raised by Hannah Hudson in We Are Teachers. In general, game-ba...

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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

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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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Suzanne's curator insight, October 7, 9:46 AM

A reminder!

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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
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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, 11:42 AM

Are your University among them?

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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.

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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, 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, 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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The Future of Search (video) #edtech – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

The Future of Search (video) #edtech – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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Rabbit Holes: Transmedia in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Darceny

Rabbit Holes: Transmedia in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Darceny | tech to learn | Scoop.it

Brielleariana:  "Transmedia is such a new concept that I had to physically add it to my Word document dictionary to avoid the stupid red lines" ...


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:26 AM

A great way to teach using trains edit storytelling.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's comment, May 6, 2013 10:15 AM
I love Word dictionary updates as tiny markers of substantive change--I had to add 'cocreation' and 'cocreator' to mine along with transmedia. Interestingly, it already knew 'prosumer.'
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:32 AM

I love Word dictionary updates as tiny markers of substantive change--I had to add 'cocreation' and 'cocreator' to mine along with transmedia. Interestingly, it already knew 'prosumer.'

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A Former Google Exec Aims To Power A Patient Revolution - Forbes

A Former Google Exec Aims To Power A Patient Revolution - Forbes | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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But his new effort, a five-person outfit called Smart Patients, actually does look like something that could actually change the way patients, doctors, and industry interact. Its web site, envisioned as a kind of combination of clinical trials search engine and message board community, might further empower cancer patients whose relationship with their disease has already been changed fundamentally by the Internet.

... that takes advantage of the untapped knowledge that exists in a network of cancer patients and caregivers both so they can better help each other and so the healthcare system around them can learn from them. The two goals of the company are to help patients and caregivers to learn even more even faster, and to innovate the ways the healthcare system can learn from them.”


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Collective intelligence can really make a difference if harnessed and directed to the proper channels of communication. Moderation (although this may be a bit tricky to define), is crucial in these cases to avoid peer support turning into some kind of mass frenzy. 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:18 PM

At times, I've been a caregiver, a patient, a part of a support community for a patient, and I can tell you from intimate personal experience that collective intelligence among patients online is a tidal force. I'm glad to see that knowledgeable people are working to rationalize what patients have been doing for years -- pooling their experiences and knowledge in an online collective intelligence that can have life or death consequences.

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WTF is Transmedia? (2013)

WTF is Transmedia? (2013) | tech to learn | Scoop.it

Andrea Phillips:  "It's become fashionable to hate the word 'transmedia' in some circles. The T-word has been very good to me. It's netted me any number of speaking engagements and website hits and sold me a book, among other things, so I feel a certain loyalty to it. I don't think I'd be enjoying the same degree of professional success if I hadn't very consciously embraced That Word back in 2010 or so."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:07 AM

Here's the second of today's posts looking at the difficulties associated with the "T-word".  The first post is by Simon Staffans and can be found here.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:49 PM

Andrea Phillips explains Transmedia.

Ju Sampaio's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:40 AM

Reflexão interessante sobre a, as vezes, mal falada "transmedia".

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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!

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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, 6:34 PM

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

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

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

Coolwired's curator insight, September 10, 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, 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, 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, 9:48 AM

another one!

Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 30, 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, 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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Scholarpedia - Peer reviewed open access encylopedia

Scholarpedia - Peer reviewed open access encylopedia | tech to learn | Scoop.it

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Slides - create and share beautiful presentations

Slides - create and share beautiful presentations | tech to learn | Scoop.it

The Slides editor is available right in your browser. All of your work is stored securely on our servers, accessible wherever you are. Presentations can be viewed in any modern browser, including mobile. 

There's a wide variety of themes and transitions to pick from to make sure things look and move the way you want them. Decks are stored as HTML documents, so you can always edit the markup and customize to your needs.


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Susan Preston's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:17 AM

That would save the problem of sending large files :)

Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:30 AM
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Slides is a new online HTML presentation creator by Hakim El Hattab who is also the author of Reveal.js application, which is why the tools are similar. An easy way of creating an online slide presentation without the coding knowledge.

To learn how to work on slid.es, check out the tutorial http://slid.es/news/welcome-to-slides

Free account lets you make public decks and gives you a storage space of 250 MB. There is also a Pro account for $7/mo with 2 GB of space.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:12 AM

In contradistinction to MS Powerpoint, Slides is a HTML presentation for creating dynamic and inspiring presentations online, which can be stored as HTML documents.

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The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | tech to learn | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.

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Edudemic's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:02 PM

Some call them ‘connected educators’ while other use the phrase ‘digital teacher’ and many prefer the term ’21st century teacher.’ Whatever terms you use to describe modern teachers, it’s important to know what the terms actually mean. There’s a fabulous wiki devoted to just this topic here which houses some incredible bits of information. It’s by Andrew Churches who has curated quite a treasure trove of useful information for any teacher looking to outline what he or she actually does as a modern educator.

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Simon Staffans: Transmedia is Dead: Long Live Transmedia!

Simon Staffans: Transmedia is Dead: Long Live Transmedia! | tech to learn | Scoop.it

The word "transmedia" was hardly to be heard at MIPTV. Does this mean it's dead, or rather fully integrated in TV production?


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worth reading! I think we have to avoid building up too much hype on the word transmedia and focus more on what it can actually do and where it can actually lead us. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:07 AM

A couple of interesting posts today on the relevance of the term "transmedia".  The first is this one from Simon Staffans, the second is by Andrea Phillips and called WTF Transmedia?  Both are worth the read.