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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

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How-To Courses for e-Learning Development | Lectora University

How-To Courses for e-Learning Development | Lectora University | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Get up and running quickly with e-Learning development using Lectora self-guided how-to courses. Step-by-step guidance through valuable course features.
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Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners

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Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser.


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Daniel Compton's curator insight, June 14, 12:37 PM

Another PowerPoint alternative

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, June 17, 11:32 AM

Great tool!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 4:02 AM

another great tool for students to create online presentations and animations

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How To Save Money and Paper With The Google Docs FAX Feature

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These tools give you the ability to create and fax documents on the fly via Google Docs. Even on your mobile!
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Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google's leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let's dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine that has recently been unveiled.…
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 4:31 AM

Argh.... will this article help me break my Google Addiction?

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Useful links inside article

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Google Tricks and Tips: Saving Files to Multiple Folders

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Saving Google Drive Files to Multiple Folders Google Apps and Google Drive in particular are full of great features. I love to share tips and features that have made my life, work, and classroom...
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Get Started with Conditional Formatting | Excel with Business - Blog

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Rotate Video online, for free | RotateMyVideo.net

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Rotate your video in a few clicks. Select your video and we flip it in a matter of seconds!
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Evaluating Internet Sources

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Natarsha Miller's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM

This is a great resource to help students undersand and decipehr the credibiity of internet resources.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, June 9, 3:03 PM

Great overview plus nice ability to print it as a handout!

Edith Fullalove's curator insight, June 10, 3:10 PM

Great article

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Introducing TouchCast

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A walkthrough of our iPad App.
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Top 20 Ways to Find Shareable Content for Your Audience – UpCity

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Finding free content online can be a challenge. To help out, we've put up our favorite ways to get free content.
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Managing Different Versions of Non Google Files in Google Drive | Google Gooru

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Record beautiful MP3s of your favorite YouTube videos. Fast, free, and packed with great features like subtracks, artist and title tags, removal of unwanted silence, audio normalization, and more. No registration required.
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Twijector

Twijector is a real-time twitter wall for conferences, events, cafe and classrooms.
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Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation

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Having a nice design slide for a presentation is one thing that so many presenters want to have. Adding the page with unique element such as moving image, transition, is a good idea.


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 12, 1:23 PM

Bewegend beeld wordt steeds belangrijker

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Doesn't hurt to keep animated.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 14, 8:10 AM

Something to put in your presentation tool box.  

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Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft

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Control up to four PCs from one mouse with this free Microsoft program.
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10 Ways To Create A Small And Simple Website Without The Overkill

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WordPress is not the be all and end all of website creation, as some other excellent services will prove to you. The sturdy WordPress platform continues to be one of the top choices for creating a website, and deservingly so. But, in certain scenarios, WordPress as a website solution can be overkill. Say, you're a writer or a…
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Training courses for Word 2010 - Word

Video training for Word 2010. You can download these video tutorials or watch them online.
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Discover Your Twitter Character on Visual.ly | Visual.ly

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Our Twitterize app generates a personalized infographic based on your Tweets. Visual.ly is a place to share and create infographics and data visualizations.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools

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Why a Great Resume is Your First Step to a Successful Job Interview | Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog

Why a Great Resume is Your First Step to a Successful Job Interview | Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
The key to a successful résumé is the same as the key to a successful job interview.
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Point #1: Whether you believe it or not the likelihood is >65% of the people who apply for the jobs you applied to are a carbon copy of you; and I dare say this rises to >85% among those chosen along with you for a face-to-face job interview. You’ll all have similar experience, have undertaken the same job responsibilities, have equivalent education and skills sets, and share most other factors employers look for in certain roles such as leadership ability and industry specific knowledge & experience etc.

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