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Encouraging Reflective Learning with Podcasting at the K-12 Level

Encouraging Reflective Learning with Podcasting at the K-12 Level | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that students today belong to a very tech-savvy generation. Whether a consequence of an increased culture of technological innovation or perhaps the cause of it, today’s young learners have made technology an integral part of all aspects of their lives. As a reflection of this phenomenon, students no longer want to be passive consumers of their education (have they ever?), but instead want to be active participants in constructing knowledge.

 

Recognizing this desire, many teachers are leveraging Web 2.0 tools to incorporate innovative new practices into their classroom instruction. One of these, podcasting, has found its niche at the postsecondary level of education already. Considered to be the audio form of a blog, educators are beginning to find meaningful applications for podcasting at the high school, junior high, and elementary levels as well.


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Infusing Digital Citizenship into Higher Education

Infusing Digital Citizenship into Higher Education | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The last few weeks I have blogging about digital student development theory, identity and leadership.  Based upon my research as a doctoral student in Higher Education Leadership, literature is eme...
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Tech-ifying learning? Educators are key to fulfilling promise of technology in classrooms

Tech-ifying learning? Educators are key to fulfilling promise of technology in classrooms | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"Technology in education is a $7.9 billion-a-year industry that plays on a dual promise. It purports both to redefine traditional learning and to alleviate the socioeconomic disparities of American education. The term “educational technology” encompasses a range of meanings, from Web-based tools to mobile apps to computer programming skills. All of these digital permutations have two overlapping priorities: making (or saving) money and providing access."


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6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher -- Campus Technology

6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher -- Campus Technology | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.

 

1) Maximize Your Digital Savvy

2) Be an Active and Engaged Participant

3) Reinvent Your Wheel

4) Include Your Learners in the Learning Process

5) Reassess Assessment

6) Realize It's Okay to Fail


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 17, 8:24 PM

There really arern't any secrets in here -the best teachers already know and do this - and students intutitively recognise the difference.

 

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MOOCs and copyright law

MOOCs and copyright law | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are still pretty new but more and more universities, platform providers and publishers are beginning to create MOOCs to raise their profile and showcase high-quality materials. But there is a risk that reputations can take a serious hit if materials and data are being used incorrectly, or without permission."


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skiinglibrarian's curator insight, April 19, 5:48 PM

Excellent analysis of the copyright issues that educators need to consider as they  utilise the open online course revolution. There are such opportunities for learning and teaching but TIME needs to be given to ensuring that resources used are attributed appropriately, are legitimate and permissions sought where necessary. Many MOOC platforms are commercial in nature and profit focused (in the long term) so Statutory licences and Educational exceptions are  not applicable.

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 by @TonyVincent

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 by @TonyVincent | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections:


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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, April 12, 10:11 AM

Check out what we did with this at my school: http://felixj.me/3o

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Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute

Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns:

(1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;

(2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;

(3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, April 12, 3:41 PM

The focus of these scoop.it pages is networked learning. As the above definition points out, online learning is part and parcel of blended learning experiences. In some cases, the online part is of a social nature, thereby qualifying it as a form of networked learning. Apart from that, next to MOOCs blended learning is another attempt at marrying the online and the offline in learning. Although the terminology used is different, although the intentions are different (for sure if it concerns xMOOCs), there are a lot of similarities worth drawing attention to. This is particularly so since the various forms of blended learning discussed in this short scoop offer useful food for thought for those interested in furthering the evolution of MOOCs. I am thinking in particular of the à-la-carte model and the enriched-virtual model. Also, the classification is unlikely to be exhaustive and therefore provides food for the imaginative thinker.

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Milena Bobeva's curator insight, April 25, 8:28 AM

The link above is no longer available, but the full details are publishes in the following paper: 
http://www.christenseninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Is-K-12-Blended-Learning-Disruptive.pdf

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'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology - Princeton University

'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology - Princeton University | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Princeton University 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology Princeton University Gideon Rosen, the Stuart Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Council of the Humanities at Princeton, speaks about the risks...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 1:36 PM

The ins and outs of MOOCs for higher education.  Open education is the new buzzword.  How open are you in your learning world?  Do you like to SHARE?  

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How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways!

How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Not everyone knows you can print from an iPad, but you can! How do your do it? Fire up your printer, because you are about to find out, and it's easier than you might think!

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Taking the ‘No’ Out of Innovation - Hybrid Pedagogy

Taking the ‘No’ Out of Innovation - Hybrid Pedagogy | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
I have a confession: I am afraid of the Internet. When I think about innovation in terms of my own pedagogical skill, I immediately think about the Internet, and I get scared all over again.

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NitelAraştırmaMerkezi's curator insight, April 9, 2:47 AM
NitelAraştırmaMerkezi's insight:

"Innovation" yenilikçilik eğitimcilerin eteklerini tutuşturuyor, kaygılarını arttırıyor (tabii ABD'de) bizde pek o düzeyde değil durum. Neyse, bu yazıda güzel bir noktaya değinmiş yazar: yenilik birisi size "al şu yenilik" bunu kullan dediğinde olmaz, onunla ne yapacağınızı bilemezsiniz. Yenilik basit ve küçük birşey olabilir ama kendi ilgi alanınızdan kendi deneyiminizden çıkmalıdır. Her zaman dijital teknolojik olması da gerekmez bazan masa düzenini değiştirmek, tartışma biçimini değiştirmektir. 

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Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference?

Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference? | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

We usually do not acknowledge the fact that our students who are enrolled for on-campus courses will actually spend only a fraction of their time in that physical space and even then, the significance of it being a university campus will be simply the place they happened to be when they were online. We usually care about how our physical spaces look and what amenities are available but never notice poor wireless networks frustrating students trying to work online or worry about the less than professional online content provided to them for use in their studies.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 11:50 PM

We sometimes say that today's students simply are embedded in technology. Do we actually know what that means? Are they using it effectively in their learning? Those are much different questions.

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Instead of a Worksheet...

Instead of a Worksheet... | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

Instead of a Worksheet...

Have students…

Create an iMovie to show their learning.

Conduct a Mystery Skype with a region you are studying. 

Use todaysmeet.com in your classroom as a backchannel when watching a video.  Make it interactive.  Periodically ask questions during the video.

Use the iPad to create a product that you have to be able to "see, hear and see text" somewhere in/on the finished product. 

Have your students blog. It's just as easy to click on publish as is it to turn in a worksheet.  I like to useKidblog for blogging.  


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 7, 1:53 PM

Great suggestions and not just for K-12!

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100 Best Digital Learning Tools For 2012

100 Best Digital Learning Tools For 2012 | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
100 Best Digital Learning Tools For 2012, from pinterest, scoopit, learnist, twitter, evernote, and beyond.

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25 Blogging Tips You Need To Learn Today

25 Blogging Tips You Need To Learn Today | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Blogging is a fun way to express your thoughts and a great way to share your passion. Success in blogging means hard work and a whole lot of patience. Like in any other field, success comes to those who are open to learning.

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Chad Harriss's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:34 AM

A synthesis of helpful blogging advice. There's also a nod to learning journalistic style buried in this list.

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The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech

The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
I joined a bunch of Google+ Communities where people congregate to ask questions and generously share resources. I just saw a recent post from Michael Parent to the Instructional Technology Integra...

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 24, 10:03 AM

Which category do you fall into?

Roslyn Manning's curator insight, June 26, 9:52 AM

Strive to be LEADers! #edtech #edchat 

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Colleges: Evolve or Become Irrelevant

Colleges: Evolve or Become Irrelevant | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
By understanding a path to a degree can involve myriad twists and turns, we are better equipped to develop offerings that effectively help students learn and succeed....

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 17, 8:35 PM

In the words of Woody Allen "What we have here is a dead shark." 

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10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom

10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

April 14, 2014 There are a wide variety of free web tools that teachers can use to create backchannels and hold synchronous conversations and discussions in the classroom. Over the last couple of...


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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

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Peter Sampson's curator insight, April 13, 6:18 PM

Getting together to talk about the online course you're doing - great!

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New! Blended Learning Infographic

New! Blended Learning Infographic | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"Blended learning incorporates multiple methods of instruction in order to customize the learning experience for each student, leading to increased student interaction and engagement."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 9:41 PM

The blended classroom is beginning to happen in many school districts. This infographic provides a great overview of blended learning. In addition to the section shown above, which looks at how teacher-led instruction connects to quality digital learning time to group work and projects (and the ongoing cycle) you will find sections on:

* Turning Computer Time into Quality Learning Time

* Empowering Teachers with Real-Time Student Performance Information

* Tying It All Together

Online learning happens in a variety of ways. This post looks at some of the critical features that must be included for an online or blended class to be successful.

Coolwired's curator insight, April 16, 2:31 PM

This Infographic  illustrates the best of both worlds in modern education!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 12:15 AM

This method of teaching harnesses both teacher expertise and flipped, student-lead learning, all enriched with technology. It is beginning to sit quite well with me as I have noticed some students still want to take notes, listen and learn from you - the expert teacher in this case is still valued! This could also be supplemented with teachers online and so on!

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Why Data Is the Key to Successful Course Redesign

Why Data Is the Key to Successful Course Redesign | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
What data should be considered to ensure your course redesign efforts are successful? Course redesign can be a major undertaking, but utilizing the data derived from your existing course can inform your decisions on what areas need to be targeted.

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 by @TonyVincent

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 by @TonyVincent | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections:


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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, April 12, 10:11 AM

Check out what we did with this at my school: http://felixj.me/3o

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Educator as Model Learner

Educator as Model Learner | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The educator's role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0.  The educator's role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but  somewhere ...

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 14, 9:25 AM

I especially like the idea of modeling by explaining what thought processes one is going through when demonstrating or learning a task. It could be helpful to apply this when demonstrating how to do research or how to search a database.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 15, 6:54 PM

Some good resources here. 

Fadilah's curator insight, September 5, 12:49 AM

Interesting.

 

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Creating Learning Environments that Help Students Stretch and Grow as Learners

Creating Learning Environments that Help Students Stretch and Grow as Learners | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The March 12, 2014 post raised issues about those students who really don’t want to work with others in groups … “lone wolves” as they’re called in the literature. Your responses raised a number of issues. I thought it might be worth exploring some of them a bit further.

Many of the comments defended the lone wolves, pointing out that their good academic performance could be compromised by having to work in a group. Did anyone comment about those social learners (whose existence is also well documented in the research) who do well working in groups? We require those students to spend time listening and learning alone, experiences that potentially compromise their academic performance.

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Survey: Most Mobile Device Deployments Are Not 1:1

Survey: Most Mobile Device Deployments Are Not 1:1 | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of schools and districts implementing mobile devices are doing so in specific grades or content areas rather than as part of 1:1 computing initiatives, according to a new survey from Mimio.

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The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course

The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course | Technology, Pedagogy, Best Practices in k-12 Education | Scoop.it

A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly? A learning event is a simplified description of the student's learning activity. There's an infinite number of learning strategies, but only eight learning events. It isn’t necessary to use all the events in the creation of your course. Just get acquainted with each of them to make sure you use the right combination to make your course effective.

LeClercq and Poumay's (2005) Eight Learning Events Model propose a ‘palette’ of 8 specific ways, referred to as Learning Events, that the eLearning designer can use to describe any point in the development of learning activities.


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