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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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Learning at Not-School | DMLcentral


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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:18 PM
 Introduction This report investigates the study of a paradox—not a paradoxin a grand theoretical tradition but more a contradiction inhow we both think about and organize learning in places thatare like schools but not schools.In general terms, compulsory mass schooling—which is prettystandard across most of the world—is how most societies investin the education of young people as their future citizens andworkers. Schools are the places where young people go to get aneducation. Yet, despite the consensus that virtually all of us sup-port schools in that we attend them, pay for them, and send ourchildren there, it is universally acknowledged across the socialspectrum that schools in and of themselves are not the end-alland be-all of education.
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Moodle.org: Regression discovered in Moodle 2.4.2, 2.3.5 and 2.2.8

Following the releases of Moodle 2.4.2, 2.3.5 and 2.2.8 on Monday 11 March 2013, it was discovered that a serious regression (MDL-38474) had been introduced immediately prior to the release. Due to the severity of the issue, new 2.4.2+, 2.3.5+ and 2.2.8+ packages including a fix are available today, and 2.4.3, 2.3.6 and 2.2.9 packages are planned for release on Monday 18 March 2013.

 

If you have upgraded your site to 2.4.2, 2.3.5 or 2.2.8 then we strongly recommend that you upgrade your site again as soon as possible, either to 2.4.2+, 2.3.5+ or 2.2.8+ today, or to 2.4.3, 2.3.6 or 2.2.9 on Monday. As always, packages are available from the Moodle download page or via our Git repository.

 

You can check that the regression is fixed on your site by checking that the build number in Settings > Site administration > Notifications is 20130315 or bigger.


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The Flipped Classroom - Instructional Module: Resources & Links

The Flipped Classroom - Instructional Module: Resources & Links | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

For years, students have grown accustomed to traditional methods of instruction where teachers fill the role of "sage on the stage," imparting their wisdom during allotted class time then sending work home to reinforce learned concepts with little or no added support. As a result, students exist as mere listeners on the receiving end of a one-way communication process that does little to promote social interaction or encourage critical thought. In an effort to "flip" this trend of passive learning, teachers are now utilizing technology to implement a blended learning method that frees up class time for collaborative activities by shifting lectures out of the classroom and on to the internet. This method, known as a "flipped" classroom, combines the benefits of direct instruction and active learning to engage students in the educational process.


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A Little Empathy Can Go a Long Way: The Bill Drayton Story | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

A Little Empathy Can Go a Long Way: The Bill Drayton Story | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"We want the world to see that it has to be a changemaker world. Everyone is a changemaker. That's very radical." - Bill Drayton, Ashoka CEO and one of Harvard's 100 Influencial Alumni

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:35 AM

From the article: "Empathy is not just as a nice value, it is a critical skill. Let’s show the next generation of school administrators and their students why empathy is critical for their success."

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Accreditor's new standards raise bar for serving the public— "service" now officially a requirement

“We felt it was important to make a statement -- that education is a public good,” said Sylvia Manning, president of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

As a result, the commission included language describing how colleges must first serve the public -- rather than themselves or outside interests -- as part of its updated criteria for accreditation. The document lays out standards of quality that colleges must meet to earn accreditation or have it reaffirmed, which is required every 10 years.

 

The revised standards are getting an early test, as a commission review team last month recommended a sanction of probation for the University of Phoenix, the nation’s biggest university. According to a corporate filing from the Apollo Group, which is Phoenix’s holding company, a sentence in the public good section is what tripped up the university in its bid for reaccreditation.

 

That language reads: “The institution’s educational responsibilities take primacy over other purposes, such as generating financial returns for investors, contributing to a related or parent organization or supporting external interests.”


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Nankouma Condé's comment, March 28, 2013 9:38 PM
no speate inglise translate in french
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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool....

Curation is a valuable skill for today’s learner. In a culture of content overload, members that provide great content to their audience will be recognized leaders in network communities. Optimally, we equip students to differentiate good content from bad in preparation for their further education and careers. Curating an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self-awareness and provides additional insight from others. The nuances of sharing content and writing to an audience become much better understood through interactivity between the curator and participating audience.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:07 AM

Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning...love it!

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:07 PM

I think the scope for Scoop it is sensational. It's a great way to organise, filter, select and highlight online digital resources around a topic, theme or idea.

Ying Yu Wei's comment, March 14, 2013 9:59 PM
I love the way you mention digital citizenship =D
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A proud grandpa moment.

A proud grandpa moment. | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:30 PM

As I was making snacks for my granddaughter, I hear her sounding out a word that she saw on my iphone. G -OOO-G-L-E. Grandpa is that Google.
Then she says that's how we find things just like on YouTube.

I've heard it so many times that all this technology is bad for kids, technology is not bad for kids what is bad is not giving them the opportunity for discovery. Be it in a book, in nature, or online, discovery feeds the mind.

I am so glad that there are teachers today that will challenge the status quo and grow young minds in ways they can better the student. I wish I had that when I was young but the schools I went to had programs they needed to teach and they made sure everyone stuck to them.

Amy Melendez's comment, March 6, 2013 4:46 PM
Brian, what a great share! It is so important for us as parents, grandparents and educators to learn and embrace technology so we can participate with and guide the younger generations as they learn to use technology.
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, March 6, 2013 5:01 PM
Thanks Amy. As a developer I love just sitting watching how different people use technology.
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iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics comprises not just our board and staff, but also a national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of committed volunteers. Together, we are committed to passing along our legacy of democracy to the next generation.


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Alfredo Calderon's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:01 AM

Excelente recurso para comprender mejor el cumplimiento de leyes y como la judicatura estadounidense maneja los casos.

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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, 2014 6:56 PM

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

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 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, 2014 7:06 PM
I agree with all 7 of these. Interesting how none of them mentioned the word technology!
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Teoría de la percepción, en 3 minutos. www.explainers.tv

La teoría de la percepción visual, tambien llamada teoría de la Gestalt, explica como el cerebro percibe y organiza los elementos que nos rodean.

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:18 AM

El "público-objetivo" contiene factores externos e internos, entre los segundo, tiene mucho que decir la propia percepción, y para entenderla, la compresión de la escuela de gestalt proporciona muchas pistas.

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Stern Center offers seminars for college-bound students with learning differences

Stern Center offers seminars for college-bound students with learning differences | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

A free seminar series, “Addressing the Challenges of College for Students with Learning Disabilities: from Application to Graduation,” will be offered at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in March. The seminars, created to help prepare students with learning differences such as dyslexia for the college application process, will feature panelists including Stern Center staff, alumni, and parents; high school counselors; and college support staff. Thanks to support from the Festival of Children Foundation and Youth Service America admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Seminars will be held at the Stern Center’s at 183 Talcott Road in Williston.

 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:07 PM

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30-7 pm

Learn ways to seek additional help through academic skills offices, advocate for accommodations, and understand your rights as a student with learning disabilities.

This seminar series is made possible by Stern Center Alumna Stephanie Hackett.  In her role as the Festival of Children’s Youth Ambassador for Vermont, Stephanie created these seminars to promote positive change in the lives of Vermont children, specifically students with learning style differences.

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A Realist's Guide to Flipping the Classroom

Standing on your head is harder than it looks, and flipping the classroom is, too. That’s especially true for instructors just getting started with a flip. An

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Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do'

Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do' | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
In elementary school I could not imagine why I was being tortured by Latin or math, and, as a crashee, I had a twisted perception of soccer.But I loved starting things, especially newspapers. Once I
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The Voice of the Active Learner

The Voice of the Active Learner | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understan...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Timelines, Mindmaps, and Collaborative Brainstorming


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The Key to Being a Creative Leader?

The Key to Being a Creative Leader? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
When we feel secure in our new position, it can free us to take bolder, more innovative action.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:13 AM

Many of us spend years toiling away in obscurity before our hard work and talent begin to receive real recognition. Those years working in the rank-and-file of a design firm or a fashion house (or in your sixth floor walk up studio, surviving on Ramen noodles and hope) can be richly creative. You develop your own vision, you practically burst with fresh ideas, and you eagerly await the day when you will have the power to do things you want to do, your way. Hope you have a blessed day, John