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Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world

Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
Be the same person on and offline. What you do when you think people are watching you is all about your reputation, but what you do when you think no one is watching you? Those decisions speak directly towards your character.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 2:22 AM

Useful article with tips and links to information about digital citizenship and esafety.

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YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video

YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 13, 2015 1:33 PM


Fred McConnell:  "Ten years is a long time on the internet, especially when 300 minutes of video are uploaded to your site every minute. On YouTube’s 10th birthday, we trace the growth and growing pains of online video"

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9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses

9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
These 9 time saving tips focus on pre-building your courses slides. Instead of creating them from scratch, create them ahead of time and insert when needed.

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Facilitating Creative Online Forums and Discussion Boards in Online Learning by Linda Silva

Facilitating Creative Online Forums and Discussion Boards in Online Learning by Linda Silva | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
Too often, instructors get caught up in seeing forums as a quantitative measure of how much a student has learned, gauging understanding by replying with prompts that are, frankly, as boring or as tedious as some of the material students have been asked to read. These conversations between students have more depth and more personality because they are creating, building, having fun and interacting. They are not just replying to a prompt. They are using their imaginations. The process brings an energy and passion that engages them.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2014 5:08 PM

Linda Silva writes, "One of the best ways to get students more involved is by offering prompts that enable students to use their own previous education— and prod them to use their imagination."


I've used a version of this idea in my professional development classes for years. I always encourage 'teaching stories". This is a way to help teachers see the connections between the course content and their own teaching environments. It also encourages story telling which is a very powerful way to synthesize ideas, not to mention very interesting to read (listen) to.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:34 AM

Facilitating Creative Online Forums and Discussion Boards in Online Learning by Linda Silva

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Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic]

Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic] | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
Today’s college students have more options than their 1980s counterparts had, but their time is also stretched more thinly across the school day.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 29, 2014 12:43 PM

This infographic alone supports the importance of technology integration at the elementary/secondary level so that students are prepared for the global workplace and college. The new normal is part of #futureready.

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Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE

Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
“Each course in the E- Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program is eight weeks in length. I am amazed at what 40 weeks of learning can produce in a well designed program. Reflective journaling is a learning activity that promotes metacognition and is an integral part of the certificate program.”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2014 1:51 AM

Vicky Thornley is a Certified Nursing Educator who recently earned a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Her reflections chronicle her experiences as she learned to teach online.

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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am "I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”
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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 2014 9:37 AM

Sparking thought!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 2014 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:41 AM

Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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Learning with 'e's: 5 technologies to promote creative learning

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The Power of Providing the Right Kind of Feedback


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Phil Chappell's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:03 PM

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achieve- ment, but this impact can be either positive or negative. Its power is fre- quently mentioned in articles about learning and teaching, but surprisingly few recent studies have systematically investigated its meaning. This article provides a conceptual analysis of feedback and reviews the evidence related to its impact on learning and achievement. This evidence shows that although feedback is among the major influences, the type of feedback and the way it is given can be differentially effective. A model of feedback is then proposed that identifies the particular properties and circumstances that make it effec- tive, and some typically thorny issues are discussed, including the timing of feedback and the effects of positive and negative feedback. Finally, this analy- sis is used to suggest ways in which feedback can be used to enhance its effec- tiveness in classrooms. 

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Engaging learners: conversation- or dialogic-driven pedagogy?

Engaging learners: conversation- or dialogic-driven pedagogy? | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:58 AM

‘Conversation-driven’ ELT privileges classroom talk as a primary source of language learning, yet it is often unclear to what the term ‘conversation’ is referring. This article reports on an investigation responding to this problem in which a substantial database of language classroom recordings was analysed for the types of talk that were taking place. Activities in language lessons that were driven by conversation were analysed using classroom discourse techniques. Opportunities for language learning through the language emerging from these activities were identified, and a type of talk was specified in which learners were engaged more in exploring issues and possibilities, and less in transacting information and opinions. This study demonstrates the importance of teachers being aware of the types of talk occurring in their lessons, which they should be strategically managing. It provides teachers with a platform from which they can begin to analyse the talk in their own classrooms.

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 24, 2014 8:40 AM

This is the buzz word of  the day: engage your students

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to ...

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5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images

5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

On a fairly regular basis I'm asked for suggestions on places to find public domain images. I have a handful of go-to sites that I usually recommend.


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The Hobbit: Lessons On Movies.com: ESL Lessons

Lessons On Movies.com. ESL lesson plan on The Hobbit. Complete with printable handout, 8 online quizzes and mp3.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:13 AM

New website from Sean Banville with EFL activities based on movie trailers.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:14 AM

EFL activities for intermediate learners and above, perhaps best as self-access/homework.

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How to Record Skype Calls With Audacity

http://mrc.fm/vip Have you tried to record Skype calls with Audacity. You need an audio interface with loopback or popular call recording software like..

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Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.

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A Simple Technique You Can (& Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (& Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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Ryan Rejaei's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:41 PM

If you are taking the CIS courses or have an online course, i would certainly look into this. Very relatable information and content!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:54 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Hadley Garcia's curator insight, November 15, 2015 10:41 AM

En el desarrollo de un curso en línea es importante considerar el formato y el diseño del curso. Cómo se presenta sí afecta la experiencia del estudiante y su posible éxito (o no). Nosotros como profesores debemos facilitar la experiencia de aprender en línea.

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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

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Javier Castro's curator insight, September 24, 2014 8:42 AM

agregar su visión ...

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:07 AM

Making up my mind

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 25, 2014 6:10 PM

A good one to display for a visual reminder.

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Moodle 2 Tool Guide -> DCU version | Some Random Thoughts

Moodle 2 Tool Guide -> DCU version | Some Random Thoughts | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
As you may remember I released a Moodle 2 version of Moodle Tool Guide which was created by Joyce Seitzinger (@catspyjamasnz). Now Mark Glynn of the Learning.

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Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
by Nicole Lewis on August 24, 2014 “Enter Now and Check Out Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know to Ensure You Enhance the Learning Process and Increase the Value from Participants.”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 3:57 PM

These ideas will work with any course management system. (Indeed,  a blended classroom and Web 2.0 applications can get the job done.)


However, using Moodle (open source!) is a great way in for any teacher seeking away to blend, flip, or go fully online with their classes.

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:30 PM

Gamificatioin is an excellent way to increase student engagement in the online classroom.

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Open researcher open course

Open researcher open course | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
“ Led by Beck Pitt, the OER Research Hub has developed an open course (don't use the M word) on P2P University on being an open researcher. It is four weeks long, although you can study it anytime an...”
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BBC Learning English | Quiznet archive

BBC Learning English | Quiznet archive | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
Archive of online and downloadable quizzes from BBC Learning English

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:19 AM

Useful as a filler or for quick finishers.

jillyfrees's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:09 AM

Ooh - this looks really handy. The trick is to cherry pick the right one for the right teaching moment! I've clipped it to Evernote and will try to remember to pick one out each time I'm looking for a quick activity in class or to add to the class blog as a student-directed review activity.

English@Holme's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:25 PM

Hundreds of quizzes on loads of different themes - something for everyone!

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TouchCast Enables You to Create Powerful Interactive Videos on Your iPad

TouchCast Enables You to Create Powerful Interactive Videos on Your iPad | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it
In the tradition of video production apps like Videolicious, Video Star, and Socialcam, the recently released free iPad-only app TouchCast helps you create and post interactive videos from your iPad 2 or later.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:42 PM

Another iPad only tool. This one lets you create interactive videos. Teachers will love this one.

AnnC's curator insight, August 11, 2013 10:52 AM

for iPad only

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Teacher Collaboration [Infographic]

Teacher Collaboration [Infographic] | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:28 PM

 

Check it out and learn from it!!!

 

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Picadilo - Photo editing at its best

Picadilo - Photo editing at its best | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.


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Gayla Keesee's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:53 AM

I'm familiar with Pixlr and Photoshop--looking to see how this tools is similar.

Al Wright's comment, August 13, 2013 9:16 PM
Amazing site!
☆ Emma *・✧'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:04 PM

Perfect for those who want to experiment or have a little fun with filters and effects without paying big bucks. :) 

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10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner

10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner | Technology  and learning | Scoop.it

Aaron G Myers says: "I would like to share ten free resources that I have used or newly discovered that will help you learn nearly any language that you  wish to learn.  I don’t see any of these as a silver bullet or as capable in and of themselves in taking you to fluency in your target language.  I don’t really believe in silver bullets!  They can all be a part of building an overall personal language learning program that will lead to success."


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:55 AM

Nice selection, including places to interact with native speakers as well as lists of resources.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:59 AM

Places to send your learners for more practice

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:25 AM

A nice selection of 10 free online resources that cover a vast range of languages in total. The programmes include the ability to chat with native speakers, submit your work to be checked by native speakers, online language games, flashcards, and more!