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Clipix: Clip and organize everything related to courses being taken/delivered/etc.

Clipix: Clip and organize everything related to courses being taken/delivered/etc. | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Clipix helps you organize your life by giving you one central place where you can keep everything you see online and want to come back to. It's always free.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 18, 3:56 AM

Clipix will remind users of Pinterest or eduClipper in that they can "clip" images, videos, and links to save on digital clipboards.
Clipix however, also supports uploading files from a computer to Clipix clipboards.
Plus each of the clipboards that users create in their Clipix account can be kept private or made public. There is also a privately shared option that can be used for collaborating on clipboard creation.
Although Clipix's basic functions are very similar to other services, the user interface on Clipix feels less cluttered to me than that of some of its competitors.
Clipix also offers Android and iOS apps that will synchronize with a user online Clipix account.
Clipix could be ideal for learners who are looking for a tool to help them organize their research/resources/etc., by course.
Learners could create a different clipboard for each course that they are taking.

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Women Techmakers: Make your passion. - YouTube

We're all driven by passion. Hear from innovative women leaders as they share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry.

 


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We're all driven by passion. Hear from innovative women leaders as they share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry.


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Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.
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How a Teacher used Civilization IV to teach Roman history

How a Teacher used Civilization IV to teach Roman history | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Dr. Shawn Graham set up a scenario in Civilization IV to allow students to become one of the factions in Ancient Rome’s “Year of the Four Emperors” that took place in 69 A.D
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Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
As a 10-year-old reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had but one wish: that I, too, would soon receive an owl from Hogwarts, a letter of acceptance that could rescue me from my boring life as a Muggle. It wasn’t just Harry’s magical adventures that appealed to me....
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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

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What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Steven Poole: Lengthy pieces of writing are increasingly found on the very internet that pessimists blame for turning us into skim readers
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How to convert a PDF to ePUB

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ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. Here's how to convert the latter into the former.
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Why & How to Green Screen in class

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This is my new must-have for all classrooms! Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on work and projects can be tricky. Many students struggle to engage with the reflection proper...
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Anthony Salcito, Microsoft, interview with Stephen Jacobs, Rochester Institute of Technology - YouTube

Anthony Salcito, Worldwide Vice President of Education, talks to Stephen Jacobs, Rochester Institute of Technology and Just Press Play, about the future of g...
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Moodle Plugins Directory: Dataform

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The dataform module is a major enhancement of the standard Database activity module and is meant to offer all the functionality offered by the Database module and much more in a more flexible way.

The module allows the course manager to design and construct an entry form from various input elements (text and rich text fields, urls, files, pictures, etc.) in a flexible layout. Users can then add information records to a collection, which can be viewed in various ways and searched for particular items.

The dataform features include (among other things):

- A multiple views system - allows the instructor to design several different views of the entries in a datform activity. Each view can show a designated subset of the entries in a designated layout.
- Enhanced template tags - A new template tags system allows for exposing many more bits of information and makes it easy to add designated patterns in new field and view types.
- Enhanced entry actions - Bulk edit, duplicate, delete, approve etc. Inline editing. Form editing options such as required fields (via Moodle forms).
- New packaging system - based on Moodle backup/restore and allows for packaing a dataform instance and restoring into an existing instance.
- Enhanced filtering system - allows the instructor to define different filters each of which can determine sort (including nested sort) and search options (various search criteria). Filters can be fixed to particular views or applied on the file from the activity main page (if included in the view template).

New view/field types include (among others):

- Tabular view - a view type which allows for displaying the entries in a table. The design of the entries table has been simplified to drawing the desired table with optional header row and an entry row in the moodle editor.
- Nanogong field - a field type for adding audio content to an entry via the nanogong applet.
- Calculated field - a field type which can display a result of a simple calculation on one or two number fields in the entry.


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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

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Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014

Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The actual plenary had a standing ovation on one hand, and a vociferous backlash, to say the least, on the other hand. A paradoxical reaction to a master in the art of ambiguity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 4:57 AM

Interesting collection of opinions about Sugata Mitra's plenary in Harrogate.

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Especially from about 6.30 to 9.30 where Mitra corrects himself from teachers not reqd to teaching not required

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3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom

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Institutions of higher education are now preparing students who will enter a rapidly changing professional world. As the job market evolves, higher education needs to evolve with it and these schools are forced to adapt their approach and their curriculum.

 


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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...


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Top Learning Management System Trends for 2014

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eLearning Industry is rapidly changing and there are numerous Learning Management System trends for 2014. At the following article you will find the Top 14 Learning Management Trends for 2014.
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Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources

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“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” - Jane McGonigal, Author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
People enjoy playing video games.

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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

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With so many great resources on the web, teachers are realizing that they can learn just as much (if not more!) from their personal learning network (PLN) as they can from traditional professional de

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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

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For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.
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Half an Hour: Theories Related to Connectivism

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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Student Voice: A Spectrum to Guide Teachers


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 14, 11:26 PM

Taken from the MiToolKit (http://mitoolkit.org/ethnicity/13-culture-climate/93-student-voice-the-key-to-student-learning) .  This continuum of activities around student voice can help teachers embed this vital piece into the learning.

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

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But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 2:04 PM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, April 18, 8:34 AM

Qui peut prédire la suite?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 18, 3:18 PM

Breve historia de los Medios de Comunicación Social

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The Radix Endeavor

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;