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Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration

Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

"SAMR is an acronym that I have been hearing quite a bit lately on the Internet.  It was also referred to at several of the sessions I attended at ISTE13.


SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.  The SAMR Model represents a way to look at the different levels of integrating technology into the classroom."


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:05 PM

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Considering the Benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program

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Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension -
how can it improve the music education for beginners ?

Physiological Base

The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age , when they are taught to count and this system is learned by children quite firmly , since it is often used in their daily life. But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and, naturally, requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching, children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally, it slows down rate of training, causes psycho-emotional discomfort , lowers the child’s interest to music. Therefore , in the initial stage of teaching , besides work with the generally accepted music grammar , will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period. This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar, but at the initial stages of musical education, the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful , as it speeds up teaching of children.

Neurophysiological Aspect

It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information, including musical one, cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism. The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective, has a practical result, but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psycho - emotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, the muscular system and others. For this purpose , the experimental researches are to be performed, namely: ENG, EMG, EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in the note signs compared to the load that a child has received in perception of the music information written down in number signs.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols. Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability ( min – max ) and amplitude of muscle tension , depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument. The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains, on the scientific point of view, the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands, and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.
The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity and to detect the new creative abilities.

Parallel Description

In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multi–step combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For en integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses is transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psycho-emotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music- educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:40 AM

Well said.

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2015 11:56 AM

This article lists 60 things students can create to demonstrate understanding. How many of these have you used in your classrooms already?

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 20, 2015 5:03 AM

A useful list of possible ways for students to demonstrate understanding. Nothing else, just a list, so a good place to refresh your memory, or get a new idea ver quickly!

Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, December 14, 2015 5:23 AM

Aquest article ofereix una llista de propostes, i eines digitals per aplicar-les.

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WonderBox app aims to give children a safe space for digital creativity

WonderBox app aims to give children a safe space for digital creativity | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Developer Duck Duck Moose hopes to capitalise on kids’ interest in drawing, sharing and watching videos, but with educational intent

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, August 15, 2015 12:16 PM

Love the Duck Duck Moose apps, so this should be a winner

Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 21, 2015 3:45 PM

"[Wonderbox] includes 120 creative challenges, from inventing a plant or designing a superhero to making seashells talk, taking shadow photos or creating a weather report, using templates and digital tools created by the developer."


Love the diversity of options for kids to build on a story and/or move through different kinds of storytelling.

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
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Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

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Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:17 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:33 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Jeff Watt's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:34 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

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Google Offers A Free 4 Weeks Virtual Science Camp for Kids

Google Offers A Free 4 Weeks Virtual Science Camp for Kids | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 9, 2015 12:02 AM

This is so cool!

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International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
June 11, 2015
International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and young learners. The app is a fruit of the...

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Margaret Iwanicki's curator insight, June 13, 2015 12:30 PM

Free...and in several different languages.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 13, 2015 2:02 PM

Great place!

Una healy's curator insight, June 15, 2015 6:12 AM

fantastic, will definitely be checking this app out #viclibstud2015 #lovetechnology #iwantmyipadback

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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Amazing! Off to the drawing board...

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, June 9, 2015 6:21 PM

These are amazing

Daniel Christian's curator insight, June 10, 2015 8:42 AM

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, April 27, 2015 9:16 AM

#filoramoroxpd #filoramoroxpddiffcoll

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, May 10, 2015 11:26 AM

The variety of tools allow students to  process content in the manner that best supports their learning modalities

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 24, 2015 3:19 PM

Yes! A guided "funnel" to help students look more critically at content online. It can't help but "spill over" to other areas beyond schoolwork, right?

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

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3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum

3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
In a classroom where students already use technology, it’s a simple matter to incorporate a digital citizenship component into any lesson.

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3 great ideas to integrate it into many different curriculum subject areas, thanks for sharing!

 

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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers:

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers: | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

Love a Richard Byrne shares ten techniques to help students become better searchers with Google. Some of his suggestions may be new to you and a number provide links to additional information.

You can download a copy of the pdf from Scribd (free of charge).


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Love a tip summary! Thank yo for shariing

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Love Technology's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:12 AM

great tool

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 6, 2015 9:23 AM

Love this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2015 2:54 PM

Students do need to know how to search. It can save you so much time and produce much better results.

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Questimate - Estimation Game App

Questimate - Estimation Game App | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Questimate is a fun engaging estimation game app that helps users to answer estimating questions and learn more about the importance of estimation.
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Would love to see a metric system version of this app!

 

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

A greatSend your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.


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A great presentation/sharing option that can be used K-12

 

 

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world

Inspirational school libraries from around the world | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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Great inspiration for library renovations/reinventions

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 14, 2015 2:51 PM

I covet the London bus library, but I'd settle for the bean bag reading nook, complete with the perfect C.S. Lewis quote! Thanks to Patricia Sarles for sharing this on LM-NET!

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:25 PM

Program Management.

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Program Management.

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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:20 PM

Voilà une des compétences du 21e siècle. D'abord les profs doivent être plus intelligents que de dire d'aller le chercher sur Google, et les étudiants doivent avoir quelques stratégies pour chercher de l'information sur Internet. Google en soi renvoie tout et n'importe quoi (en privilégiant son propre écosystème d'ailleurs).

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:07 PM

A terrific article that explores why digital literacy skills are so essential. Not just device proficiency! Not just effective search skills! Our students need to think critically about what they view - this requires explicit teaching.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:50 AM

añada su visión ...

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Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps - appydazeblog

Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps - appydazeblog | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Why teach kids to code? Coding is what makes computer software work. Understanding the basics of programming will help your child be prepared for the jobs of the future. And, in the process your child will be using logic, solving problems, and having fun! Check out these apps and try coding yourself. Then try it with your students. We are living in creative, exciting times – be part of it!! :)

Here are fabulous FREE resources to use:

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Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction

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Kim Breuninger's curator insight, July 13, 2015 10:33 AM

Learning is social so let's look at how schools can encourage collaboration as well.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 14, 2015 9:58 AM

Allo l'ULg

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:27 PM

If we truly want students to collaborate, we need to create the environment that supports group work.  Changing the physical space is only a start.

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10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness

10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Explore these 10 different game-based and informational apps for fostering global awareness within young students.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 24, 2015 10:04 AM
Explore these 10 different game-based and informational apps for fostering global awareness within young students.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=global+citizen


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From Book Creator to printed book

From Book Creator to printed book | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Here is a masterclass from Apple Distinguished Educator Jane Ross on how to print your Book Creator ebook and get a professional finish.

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Sphere 360 for Panoramic Picture Taking and Exploration - @ClassTechTips

Sphere 360 for Panoramic Picture Taking and Exploration - @ClassTechTips | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
 Technology helps teachers bring the world to their classroom.  This includes virtual field trips that are accessible through mobile devices.  Sphere 360 is a very cool app that lets users take panoramic pictures from their iPhone or iPad.  If you’re traveling on a school break and plan to bring pictures back to your students, this is an awesome option.

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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.


And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....


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Jack Squadsnaf's curator insight, April 27, 2015 3:07 PM

Great information about free stock photos sources.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 28, 2015 12:47 PM

Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 2015 7:22 PM

I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1 | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it

SomeSo, what does research suggest works? Are there any ‘best bets’ that we can use as a starting point to evaluate and improve our practice? And how might a 1-to-1 mobile learning project contribute to such improvement? According to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Toolkit (from here on EEF) and the Sutton Trust’s most recent report on what makes great teaching, these are some of the elements of teaching that research suggests contribute to improved outcomes, accompanied by ways in which mobile technology might, on occasion, help along the way:


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Learning Apps Outstrip School Oversight, and Loss of Student Privacy Is Among the Risks

Learning Apps Outstrip School Oversight, and Loss of Student Privacy Is Among the Risks | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
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Valerie Hill's curator insight, March 12, 2015 12:30 AM

Sometimes I think privacy is already dead and nobody noticed. http://vhill.edublogs.org/2013/07/31/privacy-died-and-nobody-mourned/

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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
Although American University student Cooper Nordquist, 21, uses his laptop most of the day, he still likes to read from the printed word for enjoyment. Despite that fact that most college students do a majority of their socializing and school work electronically, many still like to read from actual hard copy printed books. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

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4 Top Educational Tools for Visual Learners - AVATAR GENERATION

4 Top Educational Tools for Visual Learners - AVATAR GENERATION | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
With the assistance of mobile technology, visual learners are given more opportunity to make the learning experience easier, more interactive, and fun. These people are able to comprehend words into pictures in their head and vice versa, according to a study by Penn Psychology. They are able to learn faster with the help of visual content, either as a photo or a video. This is not at all surprising as a recent study by the American researchers revealed that a human brain is able to process images in 13 milliseconds.

Today, there are applications that are able to help simplify the learning process while on-the-go for visual learners. Here are the top educational tools you must try:

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Apple TV Settings for the Classroom

Apple TV Settings for the Classroom | Transliteracy & eLearning | Scoop.it
You don’t have to live with Apple TV’s default settings! I’d like to
recommend some tweaks to make Apple TV more classroom friendly. These
adjustments include hiding previews and icons on the Home screen,
preventing screen hijacking, using the screen saver as a digital bulletin
board, and other handy tips.

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Great tips, love using apple TV with iPads in the classroom, very easy to share/evaluate/collaborate for students.

 

 

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