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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:57 AM

Useful, but what about the obvious - a blog?

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20 Most Creative And Unusual Bookshelf Designs #inspiredbydesign

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Bookshelves are designed in our homes, schools, offices, libraries and companies to keep books, office files and other documents at place. Today, bookshelf is not just a piece of furniture rather it has also taken a form of art.

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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:58 AM

This is one way to keep books alive!

Artenelpozzo's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:27 AM

un' idea originale, sembra cop3 di star wars!

Brian S's curator insight, May 24, 2013 3:00 AM

Pretty neat way to store your books!

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Curation Learning Project EDCI515.mp4

A professional learning project to understand Content Curation in an educational context Table of Contents: 01:11 - Taking a look at our curation project. 01...

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

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From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Keynote

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | VS Digital learning links | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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“Projects” can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time.

While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, in PBL the focus is more on the process of learning and learner-peer-content interaction that the end-product itself.

The learning process is also personalized in a progressive PBL environment by students asking important questions, and making changes to products and ideas based on individual and collective response to those questions. In PBL, the projects only serve as an infrastructure to allow users to play, experiment, use simulations, address authentic issues, and work with relevant peers and community members in pursuit of knowledge.


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nicole esterow's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Projects are a range of different tasks that can be completed either at home or in the classroom by partners or groups of students usually over a period of time. Project based learning includes projects but is more focused on the the process of learning and working with peers than the content of the project. The article presents a table that describes all the differences and how project based learning can be beneficial. 

 

I think that learning through doing is an important thing for students. But projects are not always the answer. Many time group projects end up being one person doing the work and everyone's name being attached to it. It's important to create projects that create a projec-based learning envrionment. I think that having project-based learning in a classroom is great. I also hope that most teachers understand the difference and try to assign more projectbased learning activities. 

JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:02 PM

This article describes the difference between projects and project-based learning.  Though some aspects of the two types of classroom learning are similar, project based learning generally takes projects to the next level.  PBL is a student centered approach to instruction and as such, asking students important questions and making changes to products and ideas created the philosophy behind PBL.  This resource includes an extensive chart that compares projects with PBL.  Here are three I'd like to highlight:

1. Projects can be done at home with out teacher guidance or team collaboration, where as PBL requires teacher guidance and team collaboration.

2. Projects do not give students many opportunities to make choices at any point in the project, while PBL requires the students to make most of the choices during the project with pre-approved guidelines.

3. Projects are generally turned and are all the same while PBL opportunities are presented to a public audience encompassing people from outside the classroom and they are different.

 

My reaction to this article surprised even me.  I was interested to learn about the differences between PBL and Projects.  Before curating the various articles for PBL and reading about it, I assumed that PBL basically meant the kids do projects to learn in the classroom.  After reading this article, I see that by thinking this way I was overlooking some significant aspects and benefits of PBL.  PBL takes doing projects to the next level because the projects are relevant to the kids' lives and they are child-centered.  Because PBL allows children to choose their topic and where their project is going with teacher approval, they experience ownership and they can get passionate about their work rather than doing projects.  I did a project in high school that was the same assignment for everyone and I had to work with what the teacher gave us for the problem.  I feel like I would have been so much more enthusiastic and engaged in the assignment if I was allowed to choose a topic that interested me and I could take it in a new direction.  I hope by using PBL principles in my classroom and allowing an open-ended aspect in each project the children work on, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride when they are finished.

 

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | Edudemic

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | Edudemic | VS Digital learning links | Scoop.it

This is an update of Online College’s previous list, as technology has changed, new voices have emerged, and some previously great blogs have gone dormant, making it necessary to revise and re-curate selections. Hopefully this list will be as useful to those in library and education fields as the first.


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How to use instagrok | search tool to support inquiry learning

instagrok is an educational search engine. This video is a quick tutorial of using the site.

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100 Powerful Search Engines You May Not Know About

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Check out this up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.


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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media

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Digital literacy and citizenship curriculum.


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25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest

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These libraries are must-follows on everyone's favorite social bookmarking site, Pinterest.

 

Multimedia buffs will absolutely adore how these libraries are using Pinterest to show off their impressive photo collections, research tips and other areas of interest.

 

View them here:  http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/25-libraries-we-most-love-on-pinterest


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Top 10 Tools for Content Curation

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Content Curation is all about gathering items of importance and interest and sharing them for other people to see.Content Curation is a means of feeding....

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 5, 2013 7:43 PM

Via Beth Kanter, from her excellent Slideshare on content curation. 

 

http://www.bethkanter.org/13ntccur8/

 

 

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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COMMENT :)
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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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Why Teachers Are Trying Out Apple TV In The Classroom

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Built largely for entertaining purposes by Apple, Apple TV is used increasingly in the classroom by educators who primarily want to take advantage of the mirroring capabilities of the device. For those who are not familiar with the term “mirroring”, simply put, a key feature in Apple devices called “AirPlay” can literally mirror or project your device’s screen (iPod/iPad/iPhone), via an LCD projector that is connected to the Apple TV. All you need aside from an Apple TV is an iPad 2 or newer, an LCD projector, and then, the sky is the limit.

 

Providing visual access to iBooks for all students with just one iPad in the classroom is, by itself, a reason for a teacher to buy an Apple TV.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 27, 2013 4:07 PM

For the cost conscious, Apple TV could be an answer.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:46 AM

I don't know where our family would be without Apple TV! It's a great source of entertainment and so easy to use. Right now, my children are watching a movie streamed through the iPad to the TV. This could be very useful in the classroom, when you want to share a video with the whole class.

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Information Literacy - UW Colleges Virtual Teaching & Learning Center

This white paper provides an overview of the definition of information literacy, its importance, what the research shows about students' information literacy, and resources for assessing information literacy skills. 


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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | VS Digital learning links | Scoop.it
Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:58 PM

Brilliant for presenting in Inquiry.

Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 10:37 PM
I think this is great.What an innovative way to get students writing as they will want to use this fantastic presentation tool.
Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:42 PM

Great find, thanks Jo Laretive!

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Critical literacy in early primary students - Visualizing Stories | Langwitches Blog

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Collaborating and using Ipads to develop critical literacy skills in 5 & 6 year olds


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Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools | VS Digital learning links | Scoop.it

As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks to find information about best practices and smooth, streamlined service


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Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning

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Researchers in Digital Media and Learning Conference stressed upon the fact that  for learning to be effective, it definitely needs to be " interest-driven and reinforced in the different contexts of kids lives by parents, educators, and knowledgeable peers." This model of learning is what they called  Connected Learning

Connected Learning is " when you are pursuing knowledge and expertise around something you care deeply about, and you're supported by friends and institutions who share and recognize this common passion or purpose".


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YouTube Curriculum A Great New Service from Google to Educators

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YouTube Curriculum is designed to help students learn about digital citizenship


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Quintura for Kids | Visual search engine for children

Quintura Kids is the first visual and intuitive search engine for children with content filter and safe browsing.

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Bloom's Digital Web 2.0

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Links to recommended web 2.0 tools for each stage.


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The Best Google Features You're Probably Not Using

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Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many. But hidden inside Google's network are some awesome, lesser-known gems that can make your life easier.

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