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The Best Tools for Visualization

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Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data.

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6 Types of Blended Learning | EAP, ELT and EFA

6 Types of Blended Learning | EAP, ELT and EFA | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
6 Types of Blended Learning (6 Types of Blended Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/B2Kluktp)
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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic

10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking for a place to download some free audio books, you’re in luck. Whether you want to get inspired, scared by a mystery, or simply have something to listen to on a long drive, there are loads of places to find free audio books. They may not be on the New York Times Bestseller list but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time."


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10 Tools for Managing Twitter Engagement

10 Tools for Managing Twitter Engagement | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

Effectively managing a Twitter account can sometimes be a chore. It's difficult to keep up with followers, steer clear of spam, or know if your Twitter engagement is paying off in ways that are meaningful to your business.

Here is a list of ten Twitter tools that can help in all those respects. It includes tools to analyze your Twitter reach, find and follow relevant Twitter users, filter and curate content, optimize and manage posting activity, and reduce spam.


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What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | 21st Century Learning and Teaching

What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
We’ve been discussing blended learning in the Edudemic Magazine for several months but I had been struggling to find a video that helps explain what it actually is and why you should care. Then I happened upon one of the startups I’ve been watching.
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11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL | Focus: Online EdTech

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, PBL | Focus: Online EdTech | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.
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Blended-Learning Model Definitions | Preschool

Blended-Learning Model Definitions | Preschool | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
Rotation model – a program in which within a given course or subject (e.g., math), students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities...
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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

Today’s connected Learners interact in an ecosystem of screens. So for us in the Learning Industry, it should not be just about designing great isolated learning experiences that may only be consumed on desktops and iPads, it’s also about developing a multiscreen strategy that will make our content accessible anywhere, especially as Learners acquire more devices and begin expecting that their ‘learning’ follows them as they shift between devices.


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Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice

Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
voice and choice, learner-centered, personalization, motivation, engagement...
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The Best Tools for Visualization

The Best Tools for Visualization | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data.

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Trends | Infographic: Hashtags in Education

Trends | Infographic: Hashtags in Education | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

Ways to use Evernote by Cybrary Man

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TED Blog | 10 talks on making schools great

TED Blog | 10 talks on making schools great | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.


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David Truss :: 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

David Truss :: 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

David Truss shares his Inquiry Hub model and a Slideshare presentation on the 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom along with audio recordings of the Classroom 2.0 Show "Inquiry Learning and Empowering Students" on September 29th.  Here is just a glimpse of the 7 Ways to transform your classroom.

 

> Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry: It starts with educators asking really good questions.

> Transforming Classrooms with Voice: Be it a presentation to a small group, the entire school, the local community or online (with the world), work with students to craft their message in thoughtful, well represented ways.

> Transforming Classrooms with Audience: Through the use of blogs, wikis, digital portfolios and social media tools, you can invite the world to be a participatory audience in the work that our students do.

> Transforming Classrooms with Community: Provide opportunities for projects to extend beyond age-group peers to include younger and/or older students, parents and teachers, community members, subject area experts, and students from around the globe.

> Transforming Classrooms with Leadership: Buddy up with students in younger classes. Create activities and events which truly allow students to ‘run the show’.

> Transforming Classrooms with Play: There is a lot of pedagogy in play (at all ages). Do we provide “gaps” in our teaching? Time and spaces where students can be creative beyond the scope of the content we are teaching?

> Transforming Classrooms with Networks: Skype is a great tool to bring classes from across the country or across the globe together.

 

Thank you David for sharing your model and vision to transform learning!

 


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Audrey's comment, January 8, 2013 5:50 PM
I am looking forward to learning these transformations, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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To Make Blended Learning Work, Teachers Try Different Tactics | Web 2.0 & 21st Century Learning

To Make Blended Learning Work, Teachers Try Different Tactics | Web 2.0 & 21st Century Learning | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning.
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Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency

Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===

 

And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://bigthink.com/education-recoded/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency

 


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Tracee Orman's comment, November 4, 2012 3:36 PM
Oh my gosh, yes! This article describes several people I know and no matter how many times they are shown how to do it, they always forget... So frustrating.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 5, 2012 6:40 AM
Hi +Tracee Orman, yes I so understand what you mean! They nod, smile and yet still don't put anything into practice in the classroom.
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Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
In today's dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teach (Collaborative, tech powered & blended - http://t.co/pLQjAgge...
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Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities

Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it

In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelong learning environments where learning is happening in a freely organised manner, bringing together learners, experts, and other parties. This study aims to examine these new learning communities in order to find innovative pedagogical and organisational practices that support lifelong learning in different settings and foster innovations in the interaction of teachers, learners and organisations.


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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Online & Blended Learning

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Online & Blended Learning | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education.
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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
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[Infographic] Social Media Explained (With Coffee)

I was inspired by the viral image of the white board and donut analogy... I wanted to share something prettier than a white board... and I li...

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If common core fails, then what?

If common core fails, then what? | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
I was invited to attend the Annual Conference on Evidence-based Policy making and Innovation sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education. The conference was well planned with...
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Hopes and Dreams?

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21st century Learning: Preparing Students For Complex Futures

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Why You Should Become a Teacher's Fairy Godparent

Why You Should Become a Teacher's Fairy Godparent | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
Why You Should Become a Teacher's Fairy Godparent...
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Holding back our children | Dangerously Irrelevant

Holding back our children | Dangerously Irrelevant | Virtual Pathways | Scoop.it
Digital technologies are magnifiers and amplifiers of our humanity. They extend the reach of our human voice.
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