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ICTs & The Jigsaw Exercise

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Jigsaw exercises are a staple ingredient in any constructivist pedagogy. They are exercises designed to foster collaboration. The basic exercise is as follows. Imagine a group which is researching,...
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Peer Grading in a MOOC: Reliability, Validity, and Perceived Effects | Online Learning Consortium, Inc

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Moodle offers the Workshop module, which allows peer grading strategies.

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | WIRED | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2011, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere and changed the education landscape forever. In many ways, MOOCs are like the troublemakers in Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad: You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is…
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How to Integrate 3D Printing with Education | Inside3DP.com

How to Integrate 3D Printing with Education | Inside3DP.com | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The following educational initiatives are helping K-12 teachers integrate 3D printing with curriculum through models and lesson plans.
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5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Here are a few ways in which teachers can use Tumblr to bring a whole new life to your classroom.
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The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? | WIRED

The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can 'Born Digital' Fix Online Education? | WIRED | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to be that way. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are based on a simple premise: deliver free content from the world’s greatest professors to the masses, and a global…
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Audio Extractor

Audio Extractor is a tool to extract audio tracks from video files (AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP) and save them as MP3, WAV, iPhone Ringtone and AC3 formats.
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Cool tool!

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.
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Hear, hear!

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Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic

Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Getting students actively engaged and learning by leveraging the power of gamification in the classroom is a hot trend these days. The idea of getting students learning, sharing, and laughing by using gamification shows great promise, to be sure. But where should you start in terms of finding the tools that will actually help you …
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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.

 

Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 4:20 PM

Moodle is always evolving.  One of the strengths of this open source giant is the depth of user community resources.  The Rubric system helps you build grading criteria that will help your online students hit the target. 

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Wolfram + Raspberry Pi Project: A Wolfram Engine on Every Raspberry Pi

Wolfram + Raspberry Pi Project: A Wolfram Engine on Every Raspberry Pi | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A pilot release of the Wolfram Language and Mathematica is now available for every Raspberry Pi computer.
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5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology

5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to everybody else too.
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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs

In this presentation I examine the phenomenon of MOOCs as I see them, explaining how they result from and support an understanding of the world based in patter…
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Mastering Moodle Lesson 6 - Integrating Social Networking - YouTube

Learn how to add social networking feeds into your Moodle site (RT @parapalLearning: Simple integration of Social Media into #moodle from @jisc https://t.co/p2Hlebf6sB


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Won Ho's curator insight, September 13, 8:19 AM

I bet most of Moodler knows this already. Can you embed SNS as your Moodle course block? or a video on your Moodle course. Watch this if you don't.

다 아시죠? 무들에는 SNS 기능을 임베드하고 무들 코스에 동영상을 끼워 넣는 것도 가능하죠. 모르신다면 한번 보면 좋을 듯....

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Intel Education on Twitter: "#Gamification in education can help build knowledge and character. http://t.co/Bv0tgjnsvz"

Intel Education on Twitter: "#Gamification in education can help build knowledge and character. http://t.co/Bv0tgjnsvz" | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.
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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Changing lives through video games

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With what may look like just another fun computer game, JJ Shepherd is hoping to revolutionize the face of learning.
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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | The DigiTeacher | 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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Social Class Issues Complicate School Tech Efforts

Social Class Issues Complicate School Tech Efforts | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The new digital divide causes a problem for students and parents, certainly, but also for teachers who are trying not only to integrate new tools into their instruction but also to navigate economic issues in their classrooms.
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Such a knotty issue - but what of the social cost of not exposing kids who cannot afford it, at all!?

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Gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes - YouTube

It is possible to gamify any Moodle 2 course using out-of-the-box Moodle features. Watch this video to learn how to gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 mi...
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20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Google Classroom ( is available to schools with a Google Apps for Education (GAfE)domain. Classroom is a way to get all of your students in one place and allows you to easily assign work and for st...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 8, 8:53 PM

Rollout decision has been made, haven't even told teachers yet! ;)

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NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos

NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A Nicer Way to share YouTube Videos...Simply enter any YouTube URL and select a background type of either a fun design, a solid color, or even your own webpage. Works like Magic!
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Nice!

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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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Anyone use this?

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