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SCORM vs Tin Can - Tin Can API

SCORM vs Tin Can - Tin Can API | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
SCORM vs The Tin Can API. What are the differences? Why should I choose Tin Can over SCORM?

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Yet another e-learning development to follow! I have always found SCORM, in its many incarnations, to be a pain to use. Hopefully this won't be true of the Tin Can API.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, July 9, 9:04 AM

It's been a while since I've posted anything "hardcore" for e-learning, but I saw this on Learning Anyway's Facebook page, and thought it was definitely worth sharing. I don't know how long this site has been up, but it looks fantastic! Check it out for more information. 

--techcommgeekmom

Terri Rice's curator insight, August 26, 11:53 AM

Danielle is correct! This site is full of terrific information about Tin Can API. I believe you need to check this out if you have issues with tracking your employees training and C.E.U's. Tin Can makes it simple by providing a management system capable of tracking ALL of your employee's learning experiences in and out side of work. Tremendous advancement in training and e-learning.

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The Art of Asking Questions

The Art of Asking Questions | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
At one time or another, most of us have been disappointed by the caliber of the questions students ask in class, online, or in the office. Many of them are such mundane questions: “Will material from the book be on the exam?” “How long should the paper be?” “Can we use Google to find references?” “Would you repeat what you just said? I didn’t get it all down in my notes.” Rarely do they ask thoughtful questions that probe the content and stir the interest of the teacher and other students.
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Not the definitive guide to classroom questioning - but it does have some ideas that might make you think before going into the classroom under-prepared.

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Movenote

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Looks like an online (free?) alternative to Camtasia - but with fewer whistles and bells. However, it does integrate with Google Drive and gmail

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Technology That "Actually" Works: Socrative vs. Infuselearning

Technology That "Actually" Works: Socrative vs. Infuselearning | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Socrative or InfuseLearning: although Infuselearning has more options and tools, it has to be as easy to use in class as Socrative.

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The 7Cs of Learning Design Toolkit — University of Leicester

The 7Cs of Learning Design Toolkit — University of Leicester | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
This section contains an integrated set of resources for technology-enhanced learning design across discplines.

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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.


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cioccas's curator insight, April 16, 6:33 PM

This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, April 18, 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 22, 7:17 AM

Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.

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Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
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I have already used this to create timelines for our AS and A2 chemistry courses. You can add lots of links to resources and the like. We will see what the students think of it!

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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) - Evernote Blog

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) - Evernote Blog | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Evernote is the perfect storehouse for projects, writing pieces, art, and performances portfolios.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:47 AM

"concept of a ‘portfolio.’ A portfolio is a storehouse for projects, writing pieces, art, and performances. It can be used by students, teachers, and parents to document what they’re doing (either day-to-day things or through their best work or improvements they’ve made). I see portfolios as a way to hold onto and think about what you’re doing."

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HTML5 Maker - Create HTML5 Animation

HTML5 Maker - Create HTML5 Animation | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it

HTML5 Maker is an online service/tool for creating animated, interactive content using HTML, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. It's very easy to use and at the same time it can help you achieving extremely good results. Along with being able to create animation, presentation and slideshows we provide you with a way to host your work/projects on the cloud.


Via Baiba Svenca, robinwb
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Love to learn to use this - and also wish that our IT department would install Chrome or Firefox so that we can use html5 properly.

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Payman Taei's comment, August 16, 2013 12:02 AM
Interesting but why use Flash to generate HTML5? May want to look at Presenter where its fully based on HTML5 to generate HTML5 based content.
Baiba Svenca's comment, August 16, 2013 7:12 AM
Variety is always welcome!
AnnaB's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:27 AM

add your insight...

 

 
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Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list

Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The age old to-do list -- a common tool to help get $#&T done. In my years to to-do listing, I've discovered that it is often this common productivity trick that actually prevents me from being optimally productive.
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Not sure that I can be this organised - but I should try.

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8 Must Have Tools for Dropbox Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Must Have Tools for Dropbox Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Facebook Groups | Facebook

Facebook Groups | Facebook | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Learn to code

Learn to code interactively, for free.
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Great introduction to programming.

Apparently some UK schools are using CodeAcademy's content to teach programming: well done to them!

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IDEO Creates Three Visions for Books in the Digital Age

IDEO Creates Three Visions for Books in the Digital Age | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The endless hand-wringing over the death of print books -- and its supposed corollary, diminished intellectualism -- overlooks a key point: Digital...
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Well worth watching the video for three different ways that books may develop. Aspects of each could be adopted for eTextbooks.

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InfuseLearning - YouTube

InfuseLearning - YouTube | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Short videos to showcase and teach you all the aspects of InfuseLearning, a great assessment tool for a BYOD Environment!
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A series of short videos explaining how to use infuselearning.

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set

Manu Prakash won The Science Play and Research Kit Competition (SPARK) to develop the 21st century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is s...
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Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:Open Educational Resources: On the Web and Free

Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:Open Educational Resources: On the Web and Free | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Online Python Tutor - Learn programming by visualizing code execution

Online Python Tutor - Learn programming by visualizing code execution | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Learn programming by visualizing code execution: Online Python Tutor, a free ed tool by @pgbovine. http://t.co/FVHsCZHbs8 #OER #edtech

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Organize your life and business - Wunderlist

Organize your life and business - Wunderlist | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Over 5 million people already use Wunderlist to manage tasks, to-do lists, and to get things done. Wunderlist is the best to-do list for you, your team or your family.
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Apparently it is a beautiful bit of programming.

Not sure if it will wean me off google calendars.

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How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox

How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 16, 2013 8:26 AM
Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive.

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner.

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:42 PM
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Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive. 

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

 

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

 

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

 

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner. 

 

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:

https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;

Next figuring out how to add a Call To Action and subscription code.  BTW, Unbounce charges $700 a year to host landing pages :). 

 

Also works on DropBox. 

The Free Alternative
The interesting question is could you create a web marketing business with NO money for websites or blogs? Yes is the answer to that question. By using free tools such as Google Drive, Scoop.it and Blogger or WordPress you could create a business without paying anything to web development. 

You might find that business is limited in scale, but so what. Your cost is  limited to your sweat equity to create a revenue stream and THEN buy the website improvements you need to go to the next level. I just build a MagentoGo store (Story of Cancer Store: http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/ ;) and the same thing is ALMOST true for Ecom.

 

Between Storify, Volusion and Magento you can create a store for sweat equity + $500 (give or take). My little store has already made $130 inside of its first month so well on its way to paying for its serving costs. 

The ultimate lesson of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing is DO NOTHING until it is worth the investment to do so :). 

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DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Visualize your workload like never before with DropTask, a complete reimagining of task management on the web.

Via Nik Peachey
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Like the idea - should make dividing large tasks into manageable chunks much simpler. Could be useful for organising myself and for organising school group work.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 25, 2013 5:23 AM

Volgens mij superhandig en snel te gebruiken. Ga het een paar weken uitproberen en dan kijken of het ook voor school toepasbaar is

AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:46 PM

To do-variant.

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Haven't tried it, but FYI.

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AirPi Air Quality & Weather Project

AirPi Air Quality & Weather Project | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Created by a pair of students - and they have made the technology available to everyone. Very inspiring story.

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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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