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Half an Hour: MOOCs will ultimately play a transformational role

Half an Hour: MOOCs will ultimately play a transformational role | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

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MOOC on the increase.

 

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:21 AM

A gaze into the crystal ball over the shoulders of someone who knows more about MOOCs than (multiple choice: anyone / most people / you and me)

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The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
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Bloom (Krathwohl and Anderson) and Web 2.0

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Interesting responses, gentlemen. My own thoughts on this are that Scoop.it or other curation programs fit on different levels for different people. Like the first few months I used Twitter it was for an entirely different purpose than when I got hooked on Twitter. When I began using it for remembering and creating, with all the other pieces somewhere in the back of my mind, then I found it useful and it became part of my need-this list.
Joaquim Nogué II*II's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:29 AM

Una interessant pirmàmide tecnològica que ens ha de fer pensar en la importància d'aquestes i les possibilitats que ens ofereixen en el nostre dia a dia.

Rebecca Cahill's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy and technology in the classroom.

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STEM for Elementary School Students - How to Instill a Lifelong Love of Science @JackieGerstein

STEM for Elementary School Students - How to Instill a Lifelong Love of Science @JackieGerstein | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Elementary school educators need to be generalists, being instructors of all content area topics. But when it comes to STEM, problems arise in that (1) they often don’t feel comfortable teaching STEM related lessons and (2) national tests ask them to focus more on language arts and math (only the “M” of STEM). This article describes why and how STEM should be integrated into the elementary level classrooms.

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Quality assurance designing quality online course - UBC Wiki

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Before We Can Address the STEM Crisis, We Must Solve the Confidence Gap (EdSurge News)

Before We Can Address the STEM Crisis, We Must Solve the Confidence Gap (EdSurge News) | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
“I’m not good at math.”It’s routine to hear an adult utter these five innocent words while doing something as simple as calculating tip at a restaurant. It’s striking that self-doubting one’s ability to succeed in math has become par for the course for both adults and young people in our country. Sc
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We Learn Through Stories

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 14, 8:22 AM

NIce package with great links for adding to your own teaching and learning opportunities.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 15, 3:53 PM

#Storytelling #STEM #STEAM #Learning

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 17, 5:52 AM

Make it personal - tell your story - make it matter

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Did You Know? Shift Happens, 2014 remix - YouTube

Published on Jul 6, 2014
Remix of the 2008 "Did you know? Shift Happens" video, with information updated and verified in 2014. For a full list of sources, go to http://digitaldollar.edublogs.org/201...
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 3, 5:28 PM

Does this information excite you? Some will choke with future shock, other wonder where the waves will take us.  Those with filters and horizon awareness may be able to choose the wave they take. 

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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 8, 10:18 PM

Some great tools here. Well worth checking out. 

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 5:18 AM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 8:35 PM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Europeans and the Internet: 18% of Europeans have never used

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/digital-agenda-scoreboard EU citizens and businesses are going online more and more; they are also shopping online more...

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Getting more out of your iPad or iPhone and your printer with your Mac - iMore

Getting more out of your iPad or iPhone and your printer with your Mac - iMore | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
This week's Mac Help column doesn't describe a problem with the Mac, specifically, though the Mac is integral to its solution. It involves a new iPad, an existing Mac, and printer support.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects http://t.co/m9ozSTZM2D #ipaded #flipclass #byod #ipadchat #edtech

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A great list for getting the creative juices flowing.

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The Best Teacher Apps for Learning Speed Reading ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Google Glass: Is it Giving Way to Google Pants?

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At the recent Google I/O Conference, the giant announced and demoed Project Jacquard, which involves seamlessly weaving wearables into everyday fabrics.
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Reading and writing might become and everyday fabric.

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5 apps to improve literacy | Devex

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A mobile game called “Worm Attack!” teaches players to rid themselves and their communities from infestation with intestinal worms, a problem that affects 600 million school-age children worldwide. The USAID-supported Half the Sky movement developed this game in hopes that the problem can be addressed and children will stay in school and have higher rates of literacy. Photo by: Ed Owles / Worldview / U.S. Agency for International Development / CC BY-NC

 

Mobile phones are without a doubt a game changer in global development, facilitating the delivery of basic services such as education.

At its recently concluded meeting in Paris, members of the U.N. Broadband Commission for Digital Development suggested that mobile devices and related apps, coupled with connectivity, have the potential to help realize education for all.

“For the first time in history, mobile broadband gives us the chance to truly bring education to all, regardless of a person’s geographical location, linguistic and cultural frameworks, or ready access to infrastructure like schools and transport,” International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said during the meeting, one of the featured events of UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week, Feb. 23-27.

See more stories from #YouthWill Embrace Learning:

● #YouthWill launches to recognize global development leaders
● How #YouthWill affect change: Voices from the Youth Assembly
● 3 ways to improve education worldwide
● I want to make it, I want to go to high school
● How soccer saved me
● The world is connected, but some still wait for a plug
● MOOCs to the rescue?
● Microsoft: Technology is a critical enabler for youth

Indeed, myriad learning apps are now available, with some in local languages. Here are just a few examples:

LearnEnglish
Developer: British Council
Available for Android, Apple and Windows devices

This is a suite of apps that enable users to learn and improve grammar skills, both in British and American English, and widen their vocabulary.

MoToLi Library
Developer: Education for Development
Available for Android devices and Windows, Apple and Linux computers

MoToLi Library is part of suite of applications designed to teach reading in native languages. The open-source app allows writers to develop storybooks suited for early grade reading and schools to build a digital library where users can store and print books on demand.

Shabdon ka Khazana
Developer: Sesame Workshop India
Available for Android devices

Catered to children in India, this digital word game features the revered Sesame Street character Elmo on a treasure hunt. It teaches players beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, reading skills and problem solving.

Ustad Mobile
Developer: Ustad Mobile
Available for most devices

Ustad Mobile is an open-source learning platform that allows users to create content to improve literacy and facilitate skills training. In Afghanistan, where girls were banned from attending school during the Taliban rule, the United Nations has used Ustad Mobile to help 150 female police officers from 11 Afghan provinces read and write.

Worldreader Mobile
Developer: Worldreader
Available for Android and Windows devices as well as feature phones

This application is billed as “the single place to discover, read, and collect free books in a variety of languages, from different parts of the world.” It hosts more than 15,500 e-books and stories in 43 languages and from at least 150 publishers, including science, technology, engineering and math textbooks and learn-to-read books.

Know other great learning apps? Leave a comment below, tweet #YouthWill — and check out the Youth Will website.

Youth Will is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The MasterCard Foundation and UN-Habitat to explore the power that youth around the globe hold to change their own futures and those of their peers.

About the author Ma. Eliza VillarinoFollowDevexElizaJV

Eliza Villarino manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.


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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 21, 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 10:55 AM

This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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How Does Your Brain Learn To Read?

Most Americans learn how to read around the age of 5 but for some it can take much longer, why is it so hard to learn how to read? Why Did Nazis Burn ...
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Imagination Foundation – #Global #Cardboard #Challenge Oct. 10, 2015

Imagination Foundation – #Global #Cardboard #Challenge Oct. 10, 2015 | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
This fall, we invite kids of all ages around the world to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.


In 2014, we teamed up with our friends and  (from LAIKA and Focus Features) for our 3rd Annual Global Cardboard Challenge. We also partnered with National Head Start Association to bring the Global Cardboard Challenge to Head Start Centers around the country! What will 2015 bring?

Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, communities will come together to play!

Registration will open in the fall.


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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing ^ Edutopia ^ by Monica Burns

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing ^ Edutopia ^ by Monica Burns | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to gather ideas, brainstorm and publish writing straight from their tablet.

For students at all levels, creative writing is an important part of English language arts curriculum. Not only do the Common Core State Standards specifically outline the expectation that students should be able to express themselves through the written word, but this is also an essential real-world skill. Students should have the ability to write narratives that tell a story from their own life or a story that they've imagined. The following apps will inspire young writers and give them a vehicle for sharing their work.

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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

The mission of Gapminder Foundation is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We started the Ignorance Project to investigate what the public know and don’t know about basic global patterns and macro-trends. We use surveys to ask representative groups of people simple questions about key-aspects of global development.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 3, 5:03 PM

Hans Rosling is a physician with years of first hand experience with health issues in Africa. He is now a Professor of Global Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  His ability to transform health data into a realistic global global vision (combined with a showman's dramatic timing) helps us all see more clearly.

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) -

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.
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Free online mindmaps tool

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Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.


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Ricard Lloria's curator insight, August 2, 5:29 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 9:36 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, August 4, 5:44 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

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DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC

DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Dictionary meanings are not clear?
Don't worry! Watch unlimited video examples and also search meanings by tapping the text in subtitles!

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Gabriela's curator insight, June 23, 10:21 AM
Diccionario de Inglés en Video Situaciones de la vida real con Ejemplos Ilimitados en Video Su solución “todo en uno” para escuchar, hablar y desarrollar sólidamente el vocabulario.
Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, June 24, 3:15 PM

Can search for a term in online video clips to see examples. Of course, beware of some that may not be appropriate! Could be a good resource for teachers to look up video examples of terms.

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 4:31 AM

Very interesting for language learners

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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Pettlepop's curator insight, June 22, 5:49 PM

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2k0fzp_kicking-a-rug_animals

jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning

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Some Excellent Android Apps for Learning English Grammar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Document Writer - Word Processor and Reader for Microsoft Office app review

Document Writer - Word Processor and Reader for Microsoft Office app review | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Look no further if you have been searching for a document editing and management suite for your handheld device because Document Writer has arrived. For both your iPad and iPhone, Document Writer empowers you to do a lot from your handheld device.
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