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University of the People - where students get free degrees

University of the People - where students get free degrees | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Mr Eid never thought he would get a degree, let alone a free one.

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From the article: ""I dreamed all my life to be my own boss, and doing this course, I have learnt how to manage a business from scratch. So if I can find financial help, hopefully I will do it."

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Teachers' Top Picks for Out-of-School Learning

Teachers' Top Picks for Out-of-School Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Learning doesn't stop just because school's out! Here's a list of top recommendations from our expert teachers.

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12 big technologies on the education horizon

12 big technologies on the education horizon | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The annual Horizon Report details the impactful and promising technologies that will mold education--learn which technology will impact you.

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New STEM app seeks to combat 'summer learning loss' - eClassroom News

New STEM app seeks to combat 'summer learning loss' - eClassroom News | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"The STEM Activity App, a new free web app specifically designed to engage families with elementary-age students in STEM activities, provides engaging experiments for parents and children to learn more about science, tech, engineer and math.

Barbara Joseph, the innovator of the STEM Activity App, is a two-time recipient of the Silvia Earl Innovation award. Joseph created the app for 3rd-6th graders to make learning math and science fun and to boost interaction between parent and child.

So how does it work?"

 


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$2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer

$2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The Linux Foundation is putting its training materials up on edX's platform.

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Jan Bergmans's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:24 AM
 $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summerThe Linux Foundation is putting its training materials up on edX's platform.

by Megan Geuss - Mar 8 2014, 10:00pm CET

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Earlier this week, The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all.

The Linux Foundation has long offered a wide variety of training courses through its website, but those can generally cost upwards of $2,000. This introductory class, which usually costs $2,400, will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). There is no limit on enrollment through edX's platform.

The course will be held this summer, although an official start date has not been posted yet. Jennifer Cloer, Director of Communications for the Linux Foundation, said that over 2,500 people signed up for the course within the first 24 hours of it being posted. There are no prerequisites, and a note on the course's information page says that most users will find the course takes between 40 and 60 hours to complete.

Students can either audit the course, which means they'd get access to all the course materials but not have to commit to completing the tests and assignments, or they can take the course for a certificate of completion, which will be offered for free. (On some edX classes, "verified certificates of achievement" cost a fee.)

If all goes smoothly, the Linux Foundation may consider making more courses available on edX in the future.

In the press release from the Linux Foundation, executive director Jim Zemlin wrote, “Our mission is to advance Linux and that includes ensuring we have a talent pool of Linux professionals. To widen that talent pool and give more people access to the opportunities in the Linux community and IT industry, we are making our training program more accessible to users worldwide.”

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5 Minecraft Facts You Didn't Know

5 Minecraft Facts You Didn't Know | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is a cultural phenomenon, but how much do you really know about this blockbuster hit game?

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The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but with a few learning methods, you can still give yourself the best chance for learning a new language.

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Episode 53: Jimmie Lanley talks about Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network

Episode 53: Jimmie Lanley talks about Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Blogging, Google+ and the iHomeschool Network Many homeschool moms out there are seeking new alternatives for income and one alternative is blogging, often affectionately referred to as “mommyblogg...

 

#Online #Spanish courses for children and teenagers, through virtual educational platform, evaluated by qualified Spanish native teachers in Spain. A unique opportunity for your children to learn Spanish from the comfort of their own homes.

 

More info: spanish-school-herradura.com/online-spanish

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What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like

What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The goal of Teacher Powered Schools initiative, led by Education Evolving, is to seed a movement that will inspire other teachers in schools across the country to realize their potential as leaders.
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Goodbye Cursive~Hello Coding: Conflicts over School Goals

Goodbye Cursive~Hello Coding: Conflicts over School Goals | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Schools as "museums of virtue"* and schools as engines of change have been dominant and conflicting metaphors in the history of school reform. Public schools are not only expected to instill the traditional three Rs and socialize children into dominant societal values but also expected to be responsible for the “whole child” and change society for the better.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:38 PM

I took away that we need to consider a broad overhaul of School to make it a holistic teaching and learning process for teachers and students. Larry Cuban points out that there is no evidence that teaching other languages, unless they are used extensively, helps students be more creative through transfer. Having taught French at various times, I would agree. Students have to find immediate usage. What it means to teach the "whole child" is something important to consider at the classroom level and allow that to inform changes.

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MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 18, 2014 9:36 AM

This is for all those who whine about kids playing video games... Welcome the the 21st century... #mindmapping #executivefunction

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Departing the Text: Spies and their Gadgets

Departing the Text: Spies and their Gadgets | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Whether fact or fiction, reading and learning about spies and their gadgets is an outstanding way to introduce and look at history, science, technology, and literature.

 

This post has awesome links to museums, fiction and non-fiction books, and online resources that will make content-area lessons come alive. Take a look...


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, May 19, 2014 7:48 AM

Awesome post - worth a look and a link!

 

 

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Homeschooling: A Natural Fit for the Kinesthetic Child

Homeschooling: A Natural Fit for the Kinesthetic Child | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
As we were sitting down to dinner, Alex, a wiry 4-year-old, finally stopped running and took his seat. Turning to his mom, I remarked, “When your child starts kindergarten in public school, they will want to put him on drugs for ADHD. Don&#8...
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Why was Paul depressed and why was Alex so happy? One reason is that Paul had experienced ten years of failure at school. Kinesthetics learn by doing, a trait very helpful in the workplace but a real distraction in a classroom setting. So when Paul was in school, trying to pay attention by getting up and moving around, his teachers would respond to the movement and have him sit still, effectively shutting off his brain.

Sometime during those years Paul decided he was dumb. Compounding his failure in school was a mother at home who didn’t understand his need to move. In fact, Paul’s first experience with real success came this year when he got his first job as host at a local restaurant. Here, his ADHD was called “multi-tasking”!

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ChemCrafter – Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad

ChemCrafter – Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

 

BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 24, 2014 12:14 PM

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy...


Michael Millard's curator insight, May 25, 2014 1:56 PM

Klurigt för oss svenskar men ack så clever.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 27, 2014 2:08 AM

Yes!!!!

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A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Along with Text and Visuals, Audio forms the backbone of e-learning delivery.  According to the popular handbook to e-learning design – E-learning and the Science of Instruction – ‘presenting w

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Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial

Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
x Bookmark Buy Now: PDFKindle Organize Your Life and Home Never lose a list again Keep track of everything in one place Put your gadgets to good use Best of all, this book shows you how to get organized using only free, web-based applications that sync with free apps on both Apple and Android devices. …
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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated -

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps.

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The Importance of Recognizing Tactual and Kinesthetic Learners | Education.com

The Importance of Recognizing Tactual and Kinesthetic Learners | Education.com | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Children who have tactual and kinesthetic learning preferences tend to have a hard time in school where the teaching is mainly auditory and visual.
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Helping the Bullied, the Bully and the Bystander with David Hain

Helping the Bullied, the Bully and the Bystander with David Hain | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 20, 2014 6:18 AM


This week on #HealthyLeadership, organizational development expert, David Hain joined me to discuss the need for organizations to support those who are being bullied as well as those who may be bulling.  


The conversation of bullying lead us to the topic of how organizations may treat their employees when critical deadlines require employees to stay late or work through the weekend and how this can lead to rewarding abrasive and bullying behavior. 


Is your organization falling into the bullying trap?


 Check out the podcast at:  http://bit.ly/Tph8ke

David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:52 AM

Resources for dealing with bullying in the workplace. @BulliesOut

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7 Reasons Good Moms Make Amazing Leaders

7 Reasons Good Moms Make Amazing Leaders | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Thank you for Sharing this Al. Seeing this picture here in our "work" world brought tears to my eyes.

 

I miss you Mami!

 

I agree totally with Karin. Great Post!

 

 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 19, 2014 8:42 AM

This post brought me to tears because my biggest inspiration was/is my mom.  I could not agree with Karin more on this post, especially reason #2, taking the long term view.  


Above is a long term result of my mother's life of leadership as she craddles my first born.   She lead me from chaos to happiness.  


Miss you Mami!


Thanks Karin!!!


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#2. They Take The Long View – Moms invest deeply for the long run. They know that every move won’t be perfect, but they’re going for the long-term impact. Good moms and amazing leaders see mistakes as an opportunity to grow.


http://letsgrowleaders.com/authenticity-transparency-trust/7-reasons-good-moms-make-amazing-leaders/#sthash.wX1n3GNQ.dpuf