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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

The Top 100 Tools for Learning was compiled from the votes of over 500 learning professionals in workplace learning and education from 48 countries worldwide in
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Edmodo slipping while Moodle remains at number 11. Interesting!

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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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Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb

Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A significant change in our attention spans would happen over evolutionary time, not because you got a smartphone.
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As always, the issues are m ore complex than they are often made out to be!

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Twitter Video and Group Messages: Everything You Need to Know

Twitter Video and Group Messages: Everything You Need to Know | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Twitter, the world's favourite micro-blogging social network, has launched two new highly anticipated features. You can now finally record and share videos directly on Twitter, and you can also start private group chats. Video upload is available for both Android and iOS versions of the Twitter app. Group DMs (Direct Messages) also feature on the…
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Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
When leaders make space for new ideas within public schools new teaching models can thrive.
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Same applies to teachers!

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Indeed!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, Today, 4:03 AM

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Filomena Gomes's curator insight, Today, 12:12 PM

I find this is an interesting re-interpretation.  Social activism at the top of the pyramid?  It kind of makes sense...

Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, Today, 1:13 PM

I like the authors integration approach. I also propose that Maslow's principles be viewed more directly from the perspective of today's technology and advances in brain thinking and neuroplasticity, to affect more permanent changes to one's thinking.

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc.

But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello?


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Comprehensive!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:47 AM

Plenty of free apps mixed with those you have to pay for..it is a very extensive list of iPad Apps for teaching and learning!

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Moodlerooms releases Flexpage Format for 2.7

Moodlerooms releases Flexpage Format for 2.7 | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Moodlerooms has released Flexpage for Moodle 2.7 this week. Flexpage is an innovative set of Moodle plugins which provides you the ability to create a course more like a webpage. Each topic could b...
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How can WE create a BETTER internet together!? | Infographic

How can WE create a BETTER internet together!? | Infographic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/sid2015-safer-internet-day-2015-participation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 


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Safer Internet Day 2015!

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The Secret To Digital Learning Success (Hint: It's Not An iPad) - Weekly Genius

The Secret To Digital Learning Success (Hint: It's Not An iPad) - Weekly Genius | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
This article is exclusively for the subscribers of The Weekly Genius. Thanks for subscribing! Was this article sent to you by a colleague? Be sure to subscribe to get more articles. By Jimmy Leach Anyone who has ever pottered around a typical school will have seen them, gathering dust. The huge flatscreen TV, the PCs on trollies, the range of gadgets, faddish once but now forgotten – the collateral of any one of a number of one-laptop-per-child/no-nerd-left-behind initiatives which proved better
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Inspirational ideas are the key!

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.
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Sometimes online can be better!

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5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.
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Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Authors can prepare, publish and promote textbooks and other educational content in Kindle Stores for free, reaching millions of readers worldwide.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, January 23, 6:41 AM

Prepare, publish and promote textbooks and educational content in Kindle Stores, and reach millions of learners worldwide.
Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps practitioners convert PDFs of their...
   - textbooks,
   - course notes,
   - study guides and
   - other educational content
...that includes complex visual information like...
   - charts,
   - graphs and
   - equations
...into Kindle books.
Books created through Kindle Textbook Creator take advantage of features that enhance a student’s learning experience such as
   - dictionary look-up,
   - notebook,
   - highlighting and
   - flashcards.
Plus, preview the resulting book across all supported devices.
Currently this tool is available in English only.

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Bill Gates: digital learning will revolutionise education in global south

Bill Gates: digital learning will  revolutionise education in global south | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Microsoft founder predicts cheaper digital devices and better software will bring big change to learning as lives of poor people improve faster than ever
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66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Here're a wide variety of writing tools for students. Some practice good habits, others offer options for writing requirements. See what works for you: Character Trading Cards Context Clues Million...
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66 of the best!

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Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic

Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. Students listen to a lecture online at home and then work through assignments with the teacher when they arrive the next day. The at-home assignments are still there, but they are meant to help students learn at their own pace while making the classroom experience more interactive.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 26, 1:47 AM

Integrating technology into learning in a meaningful way has always been a goal (and a challenge). The Flipped classroom is another iteration of the essential ideas of educational technology. 

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Algodoo

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Algodoo,Physic,Physics,Interactive Physics,Interact,Force,Friction,Fluid,Mechanic,Motion,Optic,Energy,Science,Simulate,Simulation,STEM,Plot,Learn,Teach,Home schooling,Game, Education,Invention,Laser,Fluid,Water,Animation,tool,build,draw,software,program
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A must for Science teachers

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Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.
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I've always thought that every time you flip, you need to flip back as well!

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Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Experts recommend limiting use of small screen devices
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Very worrying indeed!

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Pop-up Videos X Explain Everything

The History 2.0 Classroom: Pop-up Videos X Explain Everything | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Everyone a Spielberg!

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This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Useful!

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5 Free Tools To Make Alternative School Presentations - eLearning Industry

5 Free Tools To Make Alternative School Presentations - eLearning Industry | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Free EdTech to Make Alternative School Presentations. Check these 5 Free Tools to Make Alternative School Presentations to make your presentations unique!
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Some great tools!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Word Challenge - A Fantastic Blogging Activity for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Word Challenge - A Fantastic Blogging Activity for Students | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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English teachers - get your feet wet!

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Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive

Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
January 22, 2015
Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store. The app, which works right from your Chrome browser, makes use of...

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

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Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 24, 11:44 AM

Tasapainoinen artikkeli siitä, miten lukeminen on muuttunut digiaikana, ja siitä, miksi tarve pitkittäistutkimuksille on suuri. Tutkimusnäyttö ei ole ristiriidatonta, ei myöskään yksilöiden kokemukset. Itse alan olla jo sangen taitava digilukija, koska olen harjoitellut paljon, ja pystyn keskittymään sekä välttämään internetin houkutuksia yhtä hyvin (tai huonosti) paperikirjaa kuin digitaalista tekstiä lukessani. Syventyvän lukemisen taitoa on harjoiteltava, oli väline sitten mikä hyvänsä.

 

Keinoja, jotka voivat auttaa esimerkiksi aloittelevaa digilukijaa, annetaan tekstissä: muistiinpanojen teko käsin, lukeminen offline-tilassa, tietoinen hidastaminen ja sen tajuaminen, että ymmärtäminen vaatii aikaa ja paneutumista. 

 

Pidän erityisesti siitä, että Anne Mangen pyrkii etsimään syitä ja näyttöä eikä vain vahvistamaan omia ennakkoluulojaan.

 

Mukana on monia tuttuja usein siteerattuja tutkimuksia mutta ainakin minulle myös uusia, kiinnostavia tuloksia. Esimerkiksi pelaajien parempi kyky käsitellä digitaalista tekstiä kuulostaa oikeastaan aika luonnolliselta, mutta en olisi osannut sitä arvata.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:39 PM

Interesting article. In my own experience, I found it true that I comprehend better when I read in print rather than online. This is backed up by lots of research -- which the article notes. 

 

What is interesting about this article, is that it isn't so quick to draw conclusions as to WHY. It isn't just print good - online bad.

 

And I love that it notes this: "Interestingly, Coiro found that gamers were often better online readers: they were more comfortable in the medium and better able to stay on task."  See Mom? The gaming isn't all bad. : )

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:40 PM

Looks at the WHY - not just a print good - online bad article.