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We need ICT teachers, not facilitators - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

We need ICT teachers, not facilitators - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When did ICT teachers stop becoming teachers and become ‘facilitators’ instead...

Via Dr Peter Carey
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No self-actualizers wanted here. The author calls for stopping the hipsterization of terms. Teacher is not a dirty word. Why walk away from it?
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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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21CL Radio

21CL Radio | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Recognizes educational leaders from the international teaching world and beyond. Listen in as we interview great thinkers, review products and services while offering an opinion or two.
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Wow! This new channel for EdTech reviews and interviews is exciting!

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12 of the BEST Educational App Review Sites - Teachers With Apps

12 of the BEST Educational App Review Sites - Teachers With Apps | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
12 of the BEST Educational App Review Sites, promote quality resources for parents and educators to find the latest and greatest about educational technology applications.
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Graphite is the best in my book, and don't forget EdShelf.

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History You Can Use | Teaching United States History

History You Can Use | Teaching United States History | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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An excellent call to action. Make history "useful" and action-oriented!

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Get Them Hooked: 6 Tips To Improve Learner Retention In eLearning Courses And Avoid Drop-Outs

Get Them Hooked: 6 Tips To Improve Learner Retention In eLearning Courses And Avoid Drop-Outs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Improve Learner Retention In eLearning Courses And Avoid Drop-Outs
Throughout my many years in the eLearning industry, I’ve encountered a variety of eLearning courses that experienced a dramatic decline in learner retention rates.
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SoundCloud — Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio
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Have something to say? Want lessons pushed through the ether? Soundcloud may be the answer you'v been looking for.

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Captivate your students using Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Gaining our students' full attention in the digital world is challenging. Find out how we can leverage OERs to move beyond traditional course resources (books,…

Via John Shank
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OERs may change the rules of he education game.

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The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!

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Virtual Reality System Brings Abstract Concepts to Life in Schools Nationwide

Virtual Reality System Brings Abstract Concepts to Life in Schools Nationwide | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
New zSpace stations consist of large screens connected to PCs that teachers and students can use with special 3-D glasses and a stylus pen.
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Fascinating!

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The Augmented Future Of eLearning: Augmented Reality In eLearning - eLearning Industry

The Augmented Future Of eLearning: Augmented Reality In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Wondering about Augmented Reality in eLearning? Check the The Augmented Future Of eLearning: Augmented Reality in eLearning
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Sometimes I feel as if I were born 20 years too early.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Mathematics Glossaries for Students - One in English and Spanish

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Mathematics Glossaries for Students - One in English and Spanish | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Highly useful!

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An Edtech Minute with Padlet - BAM! Radio Network

An Edtech Minute with Padlet - BAM! Radio Network | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Padlet is a great wayto allow a group to quickly collaborate using a variety of media. When you begin you padlet,you are given a blank space where anyone who is working on the project can drag and drop images, comments, video, etc. into the space to be sh
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I love Padlet for specific functions. One of the easiest tools I have ever used.

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55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects

55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Sound effects are used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or
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What is that I hear ... a Jabberwock?!?

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8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college

8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
I'm working hard on my next literacy post: Meanwhile, this occurred to me on my walk just now, after pondering recent chats with my two kids who are currently in college: The schedule. No college h...
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Feeling vindicated in my course construction choices for my history classes!

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edshelf

edshelf | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
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Please check this site out. The resource reviews are impressive.

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5 Making/DIY Apps and Websites -- THE Journal

5 Making/DIY Apps and Websites -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to inspire and help students complete maker and DIY projects.
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4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids http://t.co/J54yPfNEfG #edtech #web20 #edapps

Via Cindy Rudy
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Why should educators apply for Google, Apple, and Microsoft Educator programs?

Why should educators apply for Google, Apple, and Microsoft Educator programs? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Are corporate certification programs, like the ADE, GCT, or Microsoft Innovative Educator, valuable in Educational Technology?
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Hmmm .... Really, it comes down to focus. For me, my Common Sense Graphite Certification is particularly useful and mutually beneficial.

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Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic presents how Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition is made easy with Google Apps!
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SAMR! You can catch a dynamite video interview with the creator of SAMR< Ruben Peuntedura, at (http://21clradio.com/category/education-vanguard/)

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The Guide to Competency Based Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Guide to Competency Based Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Guide to Competency Based Education Infographic serves as a visual guide to everything you need to know about competency based education (CBE).
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The History of the Future of Education

The History of the Future of Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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Can't beat the title.

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6 Tips For Creating Engaging Synchronous Online Training Courses - eLearning Industry

6 Tips For Creating Engaging Synchronous Online Training Courses - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How to create Engaging Synchronous Online Training Courses. Check the 6 Tips For Creating Engaging Synchronous Online Training Courses
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Christopher Pappas is hitting on all cylinders. 

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Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning

Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Instructional Design Challenges
“What do you do, exactly?
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Know the challenges that we face!

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Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
With the rising cost of college tuition and debt, many students skip purchasing textbooks to cut costs, risking poor academic performances.
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I have not seen significant price drops by going digital. The excuses for high priced textbooks used to be const of transport and storage. Now I hear that paying royalties is so expensive. I find both excuses to be disingenuous. 

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Afomia Seleshi's curator insight, April 28, 12:49 PM

Books, often costing $2,000 per year, hinder college students from getting a sound education. More so, they rack up the debt and cripple the students later on. 

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How to Deal With Exam Anxiety Infographic

How to Deal With Exam Anxiety Infographic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How to Deal With Exam Anxiety Infographic
When it comes to coping with exam stress I’m sure you feel that you’re suffering on your own.
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PearDeck: A Fruitful EdTech Tool

PearDeck: A Fruitful EdTech Tool | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
By John Hardison - If you've used EdTech tools like Socrative, Kahoot, MoveNote, and even the now-defunct InfuseLearning, you must take a look at PearDeck.
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I've seen it and I like it. Now, to find time to explore it!

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Teaching with Aurasma - YouTube

A helpful teaching tool on how to integrate Aurasma into the classroom at high cognitive levels via Bloom's taxonomy. For further examples, follow our channe...
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Interesting YouTube celebrating various academic applications of Aurasma.

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