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The dangers of overthinking your writing

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A few months ago, I met someone who was just starting out as a writer. Following the advice given to many aspiring writers, he decided to start a blog. But instead of getting down to work, he was o...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, June 30, 2014 1:57 PM

Craig Cardimon posted this great Scott Nesbitt article, and I find it on target. I'm often asked how to do a blog, and in my mind, it's not as hard as it seems overall, and this article makes a strong case for one of the main elements of writing a blog. Read it for a reality check. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Taking Your Blogging Back to Basics - Notes from a Floating Life on scriptogr.am

Notes from a Floating Life | Thoughts about productivity, digital living, and leading a simpler life

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:59 PM

This is a fantastic blog post about...blog posts. Scott Nesbitt does an excellent job of reminding us to keep it simple, and concentrate on the content. My blog has never been one that got caught up in too much "bling", and I'm proud of that. Read what Scott has to say. It's good. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Design for Online Learning Using a Learner's Perspective Approach

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"For any individual who does instructional design, the challenge falls in the process and the nuances of the process. With the proliferation of online education, the process calls for dynamic and speedy steps because often there is not enough time or resources to waste. However, this type of design process tends to focus more on the teaching than on the learning."


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Becoming an Instructional Designer - What does it take?

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Becoming an Instructional Designer? Learn the top Instructional Design competencies needed to become a successful Instructional Designer.

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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course

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How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.

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What Do Teachers Think About EdTech?

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We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). We interact with a ton of teachers on social media …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 12, 2014 1:35 PM

The survey really does not tell us much about what teachers think about edtech. It tells us teachers own and use certain tools more than the general adult population. I know people in the general adult population who use the digital tools well and teachers who do, as well. It does not mean all do. It means some do. We interact with a ton of teachers on social media is not a rigorous conclusion driven out of sound quantitative research.

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How to Be Ignored in Social Media - Go Headless

How to Be Ignored in Social Media - Go Headless | Writing Ideas and Helps | Scoop.it
The profile shot, more than anything, personalizes you. I begin to recognize faces and put names to them. Then, I am able to remember what they post about and a bit about their personality. Finally,...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, July 2, 2014 1:07 PM

Darin Hammond has done it again, bringing up a detail that seems small, but actually makes a big impact. I agree wholeheartedly with his approach on this subject. (And, no, Darin, you are not an ugly, old man!) But connecting a face with the words and images on a blog post does make a difference, and definitely personalizes the experience. I'm not just a name, but a face that goes with it. People have recognized me at conferences because they've seen my face. I remember faces again when I see photos of people on social media. No "Glamour Shots" are needed--both of the photos I've used in the last two years have been amateur shots. One was done by my husband in my backyard, and the most recent one seen on social media is a selfie! So, show us who you are, and read Darin's article here for tips. 

--techcommgeekmom

Mylène BOUSQUET's curator insight, July 10, 2014 5:19 AM

A good way to start !

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Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology

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Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers.

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Students Say They Are More Motivated in Digital Learning Environments than Traditional Ones

Students Say They Are More Motivated in Digital Learning Environments than Traditional Ones | Writing Ideas and Helps | Scoop.it

"Students in digital learning environments are more interested in what they are learning in school, more motivated to do well, and feel a stronger connection to their school than students in traditional, face-to-face classes, according to a report released today from Blackboard and Project Tomorrow . The study also found that boys are more likely than girls to take online classes."


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Srimayee Dam's curator insight, July 13, 2014 1:34 PM

This ought to be!

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How To Bake An eLearning Course

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It occurred to me that instructional design of an elearning course has similarities to baking a cake. Check the How To Bake An eLearning Course to find more

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Getting Students to Watch and Engage With Flipped Videos

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At FlipCon14 last week I learned about two good techniques to help encourage/require students to read or watch or otherwise take in and engage with learnin

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

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For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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