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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

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A movement to start high schools later has gained momentum, bolstered by a growing body of research on the adolescent body clock.


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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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George Siemens: Dual Layer Mooc? Interesting Spin.

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You recently launched the DALMOOC, which you created with a focus on improving the social experience of learners – can you tell me a bit about the structure and format you have chosen?

We call it a dual layer MOOC, but we don’t mean that in a binary sense, it’s more like saying there are two pathways to take. You can either take a structured pathway – the way that you see with a lot of MOOCs that are run, say, on Cousera or edX – and that’s a heavy teacher focus with guidance. As in, you click through to the next level.

We’ve created a second level that we’re calling more of the ‘social layer’ and we’re basically asking students to engage with one another and to create artefacts that reflect their understanding and to share those artefacts.

In the learning process we need different cycles of scaffolding – there are times when you come across a new idea completely and you can’t really create and socialise around it effectively because you just don’t know anything. So, there may be a cycle by which the learner follows a traditional structure or pathway but as soon as they become more confident they move into social and more emerging formats. In a way they’re oscillating between these two elements of the MOOC: structure and linear versus emergent and social.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 3:36 PM

The actual title of this article is: "

George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’

I focused on Siemens design of multiple pathways through a MOOC.  His description of the design as "oscillating between these two elements of the MOOC: structure and linear versus emergent and social." triggers some interest. 


Social engagement in any online class is a precious and memorable experience. 

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 23, 1:19 PM

Some interesting trends for the upcoming year!  2015 places emphasis on innovation with teacher, and in my books student as well!

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How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets

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Bernd Meyer's curator insight, November 26, 6:00 PM

Much easier than the PPT version.  Love it.  So easy to set up.

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Next Generation Online Learning - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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Next Generation Online Learning Inside Higher Ed (blog) The most radical forms of online learning, like the most revolutionary forms of in-class and hybrid education, treat the student as a knowledge creator: as a fellow researcher, investigator,...
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HyperCities ~ New Learning Times

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by Carmen James

 

"HyperCities is a dynamic educational project at the intersection of cartography and information visualization, humanities and technology, geography and digital space. The project has produced grounded cultural narratives in 27 international cities. HyperCities uses Google Maps and Google Earth (among other technologies, like GPS-enabled cameras and cell phones) to allow users to explore historical layers of city spaces. Accessing the cities and exploring them is straightforward. Once a city has been selected, users can select the time period or the area of the city they are looking to explore on the map. Within each frame, users can access everything from scholarly content to community-generated content. Users can also click on historic sites to learn more about them and overlay older maps of the same cities."


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Research 4 Success

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Research 4 Success (R4S) is a blended-learning course that prepares juniors and seniors with the rigorous research skills they need in college and careers. Free to all Ohio schools, R4S is presented in a series of six modules. Each module introduces students to a key research skill; allows them to practice it; and provides tools for formative, interim, and summative assessment.

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Socia...

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"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."...
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Face.co - Online Vector Avatars Generator for Your Site

face.co is a SVG Avatar Generator - Online Vector Avatars Generator for Your Site
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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom

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A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.

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Online courses are getting TV network brands

Online courses are getting TV network brands | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

The HISTORY® Channel will partner with University of Oklahoma to offer the first TV Network-branded online course for transcripted college credit or for the lifelong learner.


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A Useful Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

Group presentation to provide an overview of Mayer's theory.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 9:47 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

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Using Video Grading to Help Students Succeed -- Campus Technology

Using Video Grading to Help Students Succeed -- Campus Technology | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Creating videos to supplement the grading process can personalize the instructor-student relationship, clarify expectations and help keep learners on track.
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Global Collaboration Tools & Connections (Thanks Vicki Davis)

How to connect globally with other classrooms. Advice on how to connect, share, and improve your classroom with global competency, technology, and connections.…

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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

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Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation. Best of all, they approach the subject critically, showing the myriad uses for persuasion and how it's always political.
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Millennials aren't as self-obsessed as you think - (video showing positive uses of Tech)

Millennials aren't as self-obsessed as you think - (video showing positive uses of Tech) | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Millennials are often categorized as lazy and narcissistic. But this video campaign argues that young people are doing amazing, caring things every day.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, November 21, 12:21 AM

Maybe all those selfies are not so self-centered, after all... Please watch this short video. Then high-five your favorite millennial.

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10 Best Plagiarism Checker Online

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Plagiarism is a problem for publisher, writers, and webmasters. Some of the best plagiarism checker online that can help you identifying copied content.


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Story-Game Design for Learning

Keynote for the Third International Conference on ICT in Education - ticEDUCA2014, at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon, on 15 November 2…

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Video games are not making us more violent, study shows

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Long-term research into homicide rates and depictions of violence in video games and movies shows no significant relationship. By Keith Stuart
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What will the tablet of the future look like?

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Edtech is progressing at an incredible speed, and it can often be difficult to see what’s ahead. Dominic Norrish, group director of technology at United Learning Dominic Norrish takes a look at what we can expect for tablets and 1:1 learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 3:32 AM

Deceptive title for an article which is really about 1:1 tablet computing in schools and how to choose the correct model for your school.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 15, 4:21 AM

More about how to ensure you choose the right path....