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MERLOT Awards: Exemplary Learning Materials

Awards for Exemplary Online Materials are presented to authors of peer-reviewed learning resources. The awards honor the authors and developers of these resources for their contributions to the academic community by conferring the MERLOT Classics Awards.  Each Editorial Board selects an outstanding peer-reviewed learning material in its discipline to receive the Classics award according to program criteria. The Editors’ Council, composed of the editors of the Editorial Boards, further reviews the Classics awardees and selects among them the resource or resources they consider to be exemplary models for all disciplines. These resources receive the highest award of honor, the MERLOT Editors’ Choice award.  The Editors’ Choice Award was curtailed in 2007 in order to provide more awards for the Application of MERLOT..

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I thought this sight was an interesting link to award winning learning materials so I decided to scoopit for future reference and thought maybe some of you might want to as well. This is a group that presents these awards so I'm sure they look at many learning materials.

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Free Technology for Teachers: eduClipper Is What Teachers Want Pinterest To Be

Free Technology for Teachers: eduClipper Is What Teachers Want Pinterest To Be | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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This is better than Pinterest for teachers and some other groups because it invloves creating group boards.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Silk - Collaboratively Create Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Silk - Collaboratively Create Digital Portfolios | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Here is a free, portfolio collection style, web page making source that many will find helpful.

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Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids

Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language, is focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms

Via Beth Dichter, Cath Parker
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This is another coding platform that is free for now. This is designed for children to learn to code.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:38 PM

Tynker is another new coding program designed for children that is free. Their philosophy is "that elementary school-aged children should understand the basics of how computers work and how they’re programmed." They have designed their own programming language which is "focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms and is hence geared toward teachers." All the tools are free to use and include lesson plans and interactive tutorials as well as management tools. Projects are geared to student interests, such as buiding games, robots and creating comics. 

Cath Parker's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:34 AM

The modular tools used for programming here look very similar to those developed by MIT for their programme, "Scatch".  It am looking for award to trying Tynker out with my Year 2 students as they really enjoyed working with Scratch to create their own games.

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Technology moves faster than ethics - Washington Times

Technology moves faster than ethics - Washington Times | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Technology moves faster than ethics
Washington Times
These are “leaders” and institutions that arose in a bygone era, that of the arising of sovereign nation states and of industrial technology.
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What do we really need to teach future citzens, parents, workers and thinkers?The country plans to double down on making sure everyone can do algebra, knows American history and can read and spend a fortune in time and money to do it. While reading and math are among basic skills we need they are far from the standards we need as a finish. That may not be the focus we need to have happen to really move into the future.

 

This article gives insight as to the real critical issues we need to focus our attention towards. Searching for answers to relevant questions needs to direct our studies. We do need ensure  and install basic skills but that is a beginning and not where we should but our focus. People learn best when learning is meaningful and relevant. You can't figure the answer to real problems unless you "LOOK" at the real problems and they are not located in the next page of our 4th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade study books or on the test sheets. That is for sure.

 

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The institutions traditionally looked to for leadership – political leaders, business leaders, educational experts, the “media,” and other fields are the problem.  They should no longer be considered “experts” and “leaders.” They are our current ancien regime wholly lacking the capacity to introduce the radical shift in human consciousness and social self awareness needed to meet the path breaking changes of the past 15 years.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/frank-kaufmann-way-forward/2013/may/9/technology-moves-faster-ethics/#ixzz2Su9uBecI
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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | David G. Glance, Martin Forsey & Miles Riley - First Monday

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.


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This is an interesting assessment and Peter B.Sloep offers further great assessment. It''s a Good read!

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Maria Persson's comment, May 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Appreciate your comments Paulo - insightful and provokes further thought. Thanks for the comment.
Peter B. Sloep's comment, May 31, 2013 6:46 AM
Great comment Paulo!
Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:27 AM

A great outcome for those who don't like travelling (not me) and want to train/teach those who are in need of knowledge they are able to give.

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The Bionic Future – Emerging Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

The Bionic Future – Emerging Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Cutting-edge companies and the medical community are leading the charge in emerging technology (The bionic man isn't the future.
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This is interesting. While it may not be the 6 million dollar man's powers yet...it is amazing to think about.

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my lif€

my lif€ | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Make easily with Salt Dough - 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint. Good recipe for thumbprint pendants.
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Low Tech fun stuff to make!

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Cl...

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Cl... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is " the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use." It is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age.
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This is an education all of us need today. What is appropriate behavior for digital citizens?

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Online class teaches students to have that aha moment

Online class teaches students to have that aha moment | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Stanford University engineering professor Tina Seelig has devoted her career over the past 30 years to the question of how to get people's creativity flowing.

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You'll be inspired reading about how to encourage students to have an aha moment in this article.

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Peter Shanks's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:14 AM

At the core of Seelig's work is her concept of the Innovation Engine, a colorful Möbius strip design illustrating how creativity is affected by the interplay between our inner life (knowledge, imagination, attitude) and our external environment (resources, habitat, culture).

 
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Digital Literacy-Using Technology in the Classroom

Picture: You weren't downloaded... http://www.creativityatwork.com/articlesContent/digital-literacy.html Picture: Word Cloud http://murcha.wordpress.com/2010... (What is digital literacy? And how does it relate to technology in the classroom?
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There is a huge need to present digital-literacy in the classroom. Here's a video to help inspire digital literacy.

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Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker mentors - May 2 – June 30Teach the Web

Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker mentors -  May 2 – June 30Teach the Web | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Learn how to teach digital literacies, master webmaking tools, develop your own educational resources, and take what you learned back to your communities and classrooms.


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Here's a great summer project. I hope I can try this from the much censored location I will be living in this summer while school is out.

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:24 AM

Laura's awesome idea for making a Webmaker MOOC

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Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations

Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!

Use Swipe on any device with a modern browser to build & deliver presentations.

No apps, no installations. Broadcast live for anyone to see, no matter where they are. Claim a beta invite.


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Here is another free presentation development tool! Try it out!

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 25, 2013 12:30 PM
Drag & drop to upload media, sprinkle in web content, get a link to share and go live to any audience, anywhere.

 

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use it via dropbox...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:28 AM

New option for creating presentations. 

Naomi Bates's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:42 AM

another interesting presentation tool..

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Free Technology for Teachers: Insert Quizzes Into Videos With Soo Meta

Free Technology for Teachers: Insert Quizzes Into Videos With Soo Meta | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Soo Meta allows you to combine videos from YouTube, pictures from the web or from your desktop, text, and voice recordings to create a presentation. Yesterday, I learned that Soo Meta now allows you to insert a quiz into your projects. This means that people viewing your Soo Meta projects can watch a short video clip then answer questions about it before moving onto the next part of the presentation.

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This looks like a strong tool for creating and sharing presentations to groups. Enjoy experimenting!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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This free tool will help with editing on line. See how it works by clicking on the title.

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A 10th Grader Explains How Social Media Can Replace Textbooks

A 10th Grader Explains How Social Media Can Replace Textbooks | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
A 10th Grader Explains How Social Media Can Replace Textbooks (RT @willrich45: "As a student, I want to feel like I’m in the 21st century, both in and out of the classroom." http://t.co/NkI3JV2lES...
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Great read! Right on target too! Written by a 10th grader!

 

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Better than the outdated, limiting, and somewhat irrelevant resources that are textbooks. Better than pulling out the bolded words in textbooks and quizzing students on them the next day. Better than focusing solely on events that took place hundreds or thousands of years ago instead of learning about events taking place right now.

Social media can transform a class from a traditional, cookie cutter, textbook-using class into an innovative, fascinating, and extremely relevant course. For example, a class that focuses on current events. Everyone deserves to understand what’s going on in the world. In school, why aren’t current events as important as events that took place hundreds of years ago? Moving beyond the textbook and utilizing resources like social media doesn’t mean we’re disregarding events of the past.

It can mean the opposite.

While learning about the Arab Spring, a class could analyze the history of tyrannical regimes of the Middle East in order to understand the events that took place in early 2011.

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Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls

Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Rather than making young people wade through incomprehensible strings of words and numbers, writing code in Hopscotch consists of dragging and dropping different cute characters and running scripts on them.

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Here's something we need most even more than algebra. Girls and Boys that can code are in high demand for awhile.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:20 PM

This free app for the iPad will help students learn how to code! It is geared to students between the ages of 8 and 12. Using drag and drop students should be able to create games and animations. 

A ongoing debate in education is around the issue of teaching programming to students. This app may provide opportunities for students to begin to explore the concept of programming easily.

Sunny Jatana's curator insight, April 17, 2013 10:03 PM

Coding and girls! Yes, they can go together folks!

 

Cath Parker's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:36 AM

Another programme to make coding accessible. 

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Resonate 2013. International debate on the position of technology in art and culture : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

Resonate 2013. International debate on the position of technology in art and culture : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Resonate is a platform for networking, information, knowledge sharing and education. It brings together distinguished, world class artists, with an opportunity of participating in a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. It is a project broad enough to encompass areas ranging from software engineering to visual arts theory, but also to create a bridge between culturally separated segments of the artistic and intellectual scene through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach.

 


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This is a very interesting collection of concerned creative people in various areas that come together in creative ways to shape culture. There are links to all types of books, films, events, conferences as well as  reviews and opinions from this connection. Spend some time clicking and see where all this takes you.

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My Life as a MOOC Dropout

My Life as a MOOC Dropout | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"As so often happens with ed tech, there's a gulf between the hype and the reality. While these MOOCs can tout huge enrollment numbers--some 160,000 for the Stanford Artificial Intelligence course that jump-started this recent trend--they don't have high completion rates. Just 21 percent of enrollees actually completed that AI class, and only 14 percent passed."


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This goes into some of the issues about MOOC.

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:34 PM

As I must continually remind myself, we can't equate MOOCs with traditional online courses. They have totally different target audiences and purposes.

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LINK | What is a Person?

Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier, author of and inventor of the term "virtual reality," discusses the implications of new web technologies on education, communi...
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This is an interesting talk and some music by a man with an insider view from early starts of artificial intelligence.

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27 Tips to Effectively Manage your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Tips to Effectively Manage your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
27 Tips to Effectively Manage your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/JmkQPvYD6A via @medkh9
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Can anyone have too many tips on classroom management?

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Does the College Major Matter? Not Really

Does the College Major Matter? Not Really | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Rather than recommend majors of the future, here are four activities to help develop the skills necessary to succeed in the work force of tomorrow. If you focus on these activities, the majors won’t matter as much.
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This is such wise advice.

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The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

To be a successful creative, you need to not only be a good generator, but also a good evaluator. The problem is that in practice, it’s remarkably hard to be both. By switching between Promotion and Prevention focuses we can generate our best ideas. Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco


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"In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases:

Phase 1: Coming up with an original idea

Phase 2: Taking a hard look at that original idea and assessing its value"

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Student Voices:RethinkingEducation

Theory of Knowledge students share ideas on how to improve education. 1. The Physical Environment of School 2. School Structure (age grouping, schedule, etc....
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I love this student video and I really agree with them on so many things. The environment idea for sure. My problem is that at our school it is so hard to get the kids to treasure what they have a take care of it. Cool chairs and nice environments are wonderful but everyone has to respect what they get. Often young people demand what they want but it someone else's problem to tend to it and take care of things.

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PreZent for iPad

PreZent for iPad | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

The PreZent app is a new powerful presentation tool that allows ... you to combine multiple mediums in a seamless digital presentation... What sets apart the present app is the ability to ad motion/video throughout the presentation in juxtaposition with still imagery to allow for a very fluid presentation. There is no play button. The video plays automatically as soon as the page has turned. This allows for an uninterrupted presentation...


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Here is another app for designing presentations. The comments/reviews sound like it might be worth the small cost to for use.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:44 PM

If you have PD funds to spend on apps (my school does), then you may want to consider this one.

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 22, 2013 9:22 AM

...what sets it apart is the ability to add motion/video through the presentation....

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 27, 2013 8:08 AM

Likke the Auto Play feature!