Using Technology to Enhance Learning
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Using Technology to Enhance Learning
We have such opportunities as no generation has ever experienced. Will we make the best of it?
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Google Maps Engine: Map View

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Have a look!!!!  Question...Any idea what is the cause of all the lights in the outback regions of Australia? 

 

https://earthbuilder.google.com/10446176163891957399-13737975182519107424-4/mapview/

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Folks in Australia...have a look at the country and let's see if we can determine what all that energy is being used for in the Outback!
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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.
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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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Designing for Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
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We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 2015 4:59 PM

Rated for playability, cognitive load, and innovation with an eye towards appropriate school use. This is a great list with something for anyone looking for a video game for learning.

Maarja Sinisalu's curator insight, December 10, 2015 4:34 PM

Artiklis on välja toodud 50 parimat hariduslikku arvutimängu.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom - Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom - Edudemic | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
It is pretty much a given these days that students have mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers. Leveraging what your students already have and already know how to use is a smart idea – even if you aren’t implementing a full-on BYOD classroom environment. There are probably hundreds of ways, if not more, to have students …
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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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Simulations Can Change the Course of History . . . Classes

Simulations Can Change the Course of History . . . Classes | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
I went to a Professional Development workshop several years ago with a master history teacher, Eric Rothschild, who spent his career teaching at Scarsdale High School. He was a brilliant workshop fac
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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it

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Today I am introducing you to a set of awesome tools that allow users to easily select any part of a text and hear it in the voice and accent they  want. These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to improve their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:54 PM

Why not have your computer read aloud to you?


I see this technology as a way to differentiate the reading experiences of students.  We know listening vocabulary is always greater than reading vocabulary.  Why not have your computer read aloud to you?

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Debunking the Myth of Multitasking at the Office

Debunking the Myth of Multitasking at the Office | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
We all do it, and many of us are probably doing it right now. You’re reading this in between emails or while you prepare breakfast; after that, you’ll drive somewhere, and
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Science

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Especially useful for the teaching of science at the elementary level. 

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

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Facebook, twitter, 
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Overuse of Technology Can Lead to 'Digital Dementia'

Over-dependence on our digital devices is leading to cognitive dysfunction and brain imbalance. Learn how to help yourself or a loved one avoid the damage.
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Want to get dumber? Overdose on technology.  Especially a warning to young people. 
 
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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Colleges’ ambitions for technology-enabled instruction have outstripped actual use, more because of practical impediments than philosophical ones, analysis suggests.
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A Chart Featuring Some of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students

A Chart Featuring Some of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is making some huge inroads in the field of education. More and more teachers are incorporating this relatively new technology in their classrooms. Augmented reality is also redefining the notion of learning by adding a layer of interactivity, engagement and vividness to students learning experiences. Teachers have been using augmented reality in many varied ways and across different school subjects, this post from Edutopia provides some good examples in this regard. The success of AR in education is attributed to the increasing availability of mobile apps designed specifically to help learners leverage the power of AR in their learning.  Below are some very good AR apps to try out with your students. This is a work in progress and we will be adding more to the list in the future. Enjoy

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 19, 2016 11:40 PM

Learning has to be interactive, engaging and personalized. AR apps will be one of the preferred tools.

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 20, 2016 9:47 AM
The apps are divided by category and is being added to as new apps appear. 
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The success of AR in education is attributed to the increasing availability of mobile apps designed specifically to help learners leverage the power of AR in their learning. This chart provides some very good AR apps to try out with your students.
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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it


Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:21 PM
This is a great resource!
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Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning?

Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning? | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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Julie Price's curator insight, February 20, 2015 10:41 PM

What a great quote. Pass it on to your kids when they set off to school!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2015 3:35 PM
If you have worked in any educational environment from elementary school, higher education, or corporate training, then you have had students who consistently struggle with a topic, skill, or prerequisite knowledge that they must learn in order to be successful. Likewise, many of those same students struggle to motivate themselves to learn the material they are struggling with.
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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms | Edudemic

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms | Edudemic | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom.
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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes.

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes. | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.
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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I rememb
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MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures

MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
"Which kinds of videos lead to the best student learning outcomes in a MOOC?" How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos (Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014) An exce...

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10 rules of an incompetent professional

I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. Meet the 10 rules of an incompetent professional.
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This is a very good list and one that all should read over to ensure that we are part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

 

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Why 86 Percent of UNC-Chapel Hill Students Prefer the Flipped Classroom

Why 86 Percent of UNC-Chapel Hill Students Prefer the Flipped Classroom | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Students spend more time discussing the application of learning content to their careers and less time scribbling notes.
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Blending Netbooks, Tablets, and Digital Curriculum -- THE Journal

Blending Netbooks, Tablets, and Digital Curriculum -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Enhance Learning | Scoop.it
Here's how Staples Motley Schools (MN) brought its classrooms into the 21st century by creating a blended learning environment.
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