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How does technology-related anxiety affect educational technology adoption?

How does technology-related anxiety affect educational technology adoption? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
It is hard for those of us who deal with educational technology to understand why some high-school and college instructors are so reluctant to use new technology or to even use well-proven technology to make their courses more effective or...

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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:22 AM

Great list!

Lisa Camp's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:43 PM

Totally awesome list of FREEBIES!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:50 AM

Thank you for this great collection of free apps. 

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Graduados en Derecho demandan a sus universidades por no encontrar trabajo

Graduados en Derecho demandan a sus universidades por no encontrar trabajo | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Emprenden una acción legal contra 20 universidades por haberles creado falsas expectativas laborales

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KilianCD's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:40 PM

“Doblar camisas en Macy’s es el destino para muchos”, asegura el abogado J.R Parker, representante de varios afectados en California. Cómo van a lograr devolver los préstamos con sueldos de hasta menos de 10 dólares a la hora es la pregunta que ronda en la cabeza de muchos.

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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? | Video on TED.com

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:30 AM

Fantastic Scoop Alfredo, Amy and David!!  Love the "Cake Effect" and the discovery about the difference between creation and evaluation.  Very, very good!

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 12, 2013 2:34 PM

What motivates you?

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Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model

Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Children are more than one test, once a year, in one sitting. It seems as if many schools and districts have lapsed into a deep state of amnesia of Maslow's hierarchy of needs -- a possible lingeri

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:05 PM

I think this is a great idea. We need to think about the need to begin with an abundance model for our teachers and providing time for teachers to find the gifts of children.

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Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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How Blended Learning Saved My Teaching Career

How Blended Learning Saved My Teaching Career | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Math teacher Josh Woodward says that leaving a traditional school environment for a blended-learning model has given him a new sense of career and instructional possibilities.

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Elahe Amani's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:19 PM

Blended Learning is/will be the dominent discourse in teaching and learning....

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Changing Education (Guest Post by Youth Leader Arooj Ahmad)

The need for a change in education is evident. But what’s the practical solution? It is easy to point out the flaws of the current system, but it is much more difficult to come up with relevant, ap...

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Why Would Anyone Want to Be a School Leader?

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a School Leader? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, March 24, 2013 4:42 PM

From the article:

 

Leaders may not walk into a building with a clean slate but the pursuit of trust is an important one. Trust is something that is built one conversation and one action at a time. Every time a leader acts on an issue and every time they have a conversation with a one faculty member or the whole faculty, they are building trust. These conversations go into our emotional bank accounts.

 

Covey says,

"We all know what a financial bank account is. We make deposits into it and build up reserves from which we can make withdrawals when we need to. An Emotional Bank Account is a metaphor that describes the amount of trust that's been built up in a relationship. It's the feeling of safeness you have with another human being" (1989. P. 188).

 

In the End

It is avoidable when working with staff that we make deposits and other times we make withdrawals. Deposits happen when we support staff members through a tough time or cover their class when they need to run out for an emergency. Deposits happen with kids when leaders engage with them and show they care. Deposits also happen when kids are treated with respect during times of discipline. If students see a school leader as "human" they are more likely to trust them.

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The Treadmill Desk: The Healthy Alternative To Your Stagnant Desk Job | Plus Your DIY Soloution!

The Treadmill Desk: The Healthy Alternative To Your Stagnant Desk Job | Plus Your DIY Soloution! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Whilst studies have revealed that prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk is detrimental to our health, the status quo has remained consistent. It's a relative certainty that people will contin...
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CristinaSkyBox: Your World is Open - Why Wait?

CristinaSkyBox: Your World is Open - Why Wait? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Teresa Levy's curator insight, March 22, 2013 3:25 PM

 

To have my feet on the ground

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 22, 2013 4:42 PM

Who decides what it is I want to learn? Most professional development today is mandated which makes it oppressive. The learning I do on my own is unvalued by my bosses and important to me.

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Moodle Plugins Directory: Simple

Moodle Plugins Directory: Simple | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Simple: by E-Learning ZHAW.  Simple design, follows the best practice of responsive web design. http://t.co/0kVVQS7cqI #moodle

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, March 23, 2013 12:08 PM

This looks a really interesting template design - I like the multiple images at teh front and flexible controls

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Tony Wagner of Harvard University worked to uncover the 7 survival skills required for the 21st century. To accomplish this, hundreds of CEOs in business, non-profits and educational institutions were interviewed. A list of seven skills that people will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century was compiled from their answers.


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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 16, 6:56 PM

Check out these 7 survival skills for the 21st century learner. Thoughts?

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 7:06 PM
I agree with all 7 of these. Interesting how none of them mentioned the word technology!
Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 7:06 PM
I agree with all 7 of these. Interesting how none of them mentioned the word technology!
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Homeschooling - Home Education Is The Most Effective Education Available - Homeschooling Florida

Homeschooling - Home Education Is The Most Effective Education Available - Homeschooling Florida | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Introducing the eFreedom App Diesel eBook Store

Introducing the eFreedom App Diesel eBook Store | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

The solution for those feeling "app overload". We've created a universal mobile app that can be reached from anything with an internet browser including your phone, PC, tablet, coffee maker, etc...


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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:22 AM

Great list!

Lisa Camp's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:43 PM

Totally awesome list of FREEBIES!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:50 AM

Thank you for this great collection of free apps. 

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3 Ways to Start Creating Educational Video Content for Under $100

3 Ways to Start Creating Educational Video Content for Under $100 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Video is a great way to make an elearning course more interactive and more engaging. There's only one issue, video can be hard and expensive to create.

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5 Excellent Strategies to Teach Students how to Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Strategies to Teach Students how to Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

" Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day but teach him to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime " this quip summarizes the essence of education and learning. Teach students how to learn and they will learn for the rest of their lives.The focus should be on the process not the end product, but unfortunately today's educational system with its emphasis on high stake tests and standardized assessment puts the cart in front of the horse and turn students into empty pails that require filling up each time they are to pass a test. To redress the situation and empower our students with the learning and social skills they need to thrive in tomorrow's job market, inquiry based learning is the answer.

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Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction

Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
There are a lot of opinions about how to design quality instruction. New technologies, theories, and processes are continually created and touted as the next greatest thing for instructional designers.

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Where Higher Education Went Wrong - Reason.com

Where Higher Education Went Wrong - Reason.com | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
A forum on the failures and future of the American university

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:23 AM

Good compilation of articles on a critical topic. I hope elearning helps with the rising costs of a quality education. 

 

 

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When Designing eLearning, Remember the “Inner Child” by Jon Duggan

When Designing eLearning, Remember the “Inner Child” by Jon Duggan | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 8:52 AM

Designing meaningful and engaging lessons (for any form of delivery, including eLearning) is a task that every good instructional designer seeks to master. Teaching lower-school students is a privilege that quickly makes you realize that the approach you take when conveying an idea is just as important as the idea itself. An approach that I have found most successful is threefold:

  • Be clear and concise
  • Use visuals
  • Excite the imagination.
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La NASA presentará su primer Hangout en español.-

La NASA presentará su primer Hangout en español.- | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

El equipo de la NASA ha anunciado una interesante noticia, la presentación de un nuevo Hangout utilizando la plataforma de Google+, esta vez en español.

Como parte de los eventos que diversas instituciones han desarrollado por el mes de la mujer, la NASA transmitirá una entrevista a dos científicas hispanas ( la Dra. Erika Podest y la Dra. Michela Muñoz Fernández) que forman parte del equipo, en el centro Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Durante la entrevista, contarán sus experiencias como mujeres que se han desarrollado profesionalmente en carreras científicas, sus vivencias, así como información y pasos a seguir para aquellos que estén pensando en emprender profesiones orientadas a participar en proyectos de la envergadura que pueden desarrollarse en la NASA.


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Computer Science Unplugged |

Computer Science Unplugged | | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Free activities for classroom or home CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and...

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Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS

If you've watched past episodes of Idea Channel, you know we're huge fans of Minecraft. This totally amazing video game allows you to build your own world fr...

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:07 AM

"Minecraft has some unique advantages that could usher in a new direction in education."

Literary Links:
Classes using the game had significantly higher means than those classes that did not use the game:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzqv0rawrer...

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Reading, Writing and Video Games

Reading, Writing and Video Games | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.

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