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13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice

13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice | Adult Education | Scoop.it

""Students need a voice.

By voice, I mean the ability to recognize their own beliefs, practice articulating them in a variety of forms, and then find the confidence — and the platform — to express them."


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Chris Carter's comment, May 3, 2014 7:55 PM
I appreciate the breadth of options suggested here. This is not, "just use tech!"
Ruby Day's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:51 PM

Ideas to help find career focus - what suits them

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:06 PM

A very important reason to use media tools is to give a voice to everyone, even little ones!

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How to Be More Productive On Social Media

How to Be More Productive On Social Media | Adult Education | Scoop.it
How to Be More Productive On Social Media:In this age of the internet, social media has become hugely important for your business. As such you
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Moving To Online Teaching: Issues and Resources For Educators - Skilledup.com

Moving To Online Teaching: Issues and Resources For Educators - Skilledup.com | Adult Education | Scoop.it

“A round-up of resources for educators who exploring online teaching and want to improve their skills in e-learning classrooms.”


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21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding | Adult Education | Scoop.it

"The ultimate goal of teaching is to do just that – teach, not stand up in the front of the room and talk.

But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will understand...

The problem is, we rely on these tests to measure understanding, and then we move on. Few of us take the time to address weaknesses and misunderstandings after the tests have been graded."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:00 PM

How do you go about checking for understanding? Exit slips may be too late to correct misunderstandings. This post provides 21 suggestions on ways to check for students' understanding. A few of them are listed below. Click through to the post for more information on them as well as additional suggestions.

* Avoid yes/no questions

* Ask students to summarize

* Misconception check

* Peer instruction

WEAC's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:04 PM

These are all great, but I particularly like this one: 

3-2-1: Students consider what they have learned by responding to the following prompt at the end of the lesson: 3) things they learned from your lesson; 2) things they want to know more about; and 1) questions they have. The prompt stimulates student reflection on the lesson and helps to process the learning.
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What did Gandhi say about education?

What did Gandhi say about education? | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Homeschool is not something we should have to ask for or vote for the right to do.  It is the (to use Jefferson’s words) “inalienable right” of a family to choose to homeschool.Read more on the blog...
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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Despite what Apple and Microsoft would like for us to believe, there isn't always "an app for that." Sometimes, it takes multiple tools to complete a process, and this idea becomes abundantly clear w
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Millennials: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Millennials: The Times They Are A-Changin’ | Adult Education | Scoop.it
In 1963 legendary songwriter Bob Dylan told the parents of his generation that, “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Young adults should heed that message today.
The current age group of 25 to 32, known as the Millennials, finds it tougher than those in decades past to start their own lives on solid footing. As their predecessors might define it, more of them don’t.
As a group, they’re changing middle-class America.
“We’re going through some sort of social
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Tips for Using Social Media in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tips for Using Social Media in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Key points on how you can use different social media platforms in the classroom effectively.
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Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning

Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Here are some useful tips for a teacher. Take a look at these dos and don’ts for project based learning.

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Terry W. Holden's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:19 AM

I was trained in this method of teaching which can be used for an evaluation-type observation in Louisiana (per the Charlotte  Danielson-style Rubric.) I have a powerpoint and would be available to make 30-, 45-,  or 90-minute presentations to your school or deparetment.

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EverySlide | Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System

EverySlide | Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System | Adult Education | Scoop.it

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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:26 PM

EverySlide has the potential be an excellent tool for gathering feedback from learners while presenting.
EverySlide is a service that allows users to share their slides directly to the iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, and Android devices used by members of an audience.
As users move through their shared slides they can pop-up a poll to gather feedback from their audience.
EverySlide supports PowerPoint, Keynote slides and pdfs.
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upload slides to EverySlide and when you're ready to present
give your audience the access code for your slides.
At the end of your presentation users can grab a spreadsheet of the responses to their poll questions.

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Learning Entirely via Facebook?

Learning Entirely via Facebook? | Adult Education | Scoop.it
LJMU tries out innovative new style of teaching statistics to students via social networking site (Thanks to @MarkFeltham666 for http://t.co/6JdapIBFmh. More on use of Soc Media in Stats teaching...
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Guest post: 5 ways you can use reddit to spark social media creativity

Guest post: 5 ways you can use reddit to spark social media creativity | Adult Education | Scoop.it
As is the case with anything that is unfamiliar, heading over to reddit.com for the first time can leave even the most seasoned digital marketers left scratching their chins. Having grown up in the age of social media, it’s fairly easy for me to grasp most things on the Internet. I immediately became the go-to source for explaining anything emerging in my first job at a city office. “How do we advertise on Facebook” or “how do we get more Twitter followers” were common questions. When our site received over 4,000 visits in one day from reddit, my boss asked me to explain “just what the heck is reddit anyway?”
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How to Explain Social Networks to Non-Users (Without Making Them Feel Stupid)

How to Explain Social Networks to Non-Users (Without Making Them Feel Stupid) | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Moms are being unfairly maligned online. Posts promising to explain tech tools and trends are now too often framed as, “How would you explain this to your mom.” Examples include the widely circul…
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Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development

Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Infographic outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Competency

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/

 

 


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11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs

11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs | Adult Education | Scoop.it

If every blog followed the 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs in this infographic, they would be much more successful. From opening with a bang to killer bullet points, this infographic uses intriguing words to increase the uniqueness of its message.

No numbers or data, but this well-designed infographic clearly walks the reads through a sequence of tips for blog post writing.


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Harmony Com's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:11 AM

Rien de bien neuf mais un bon résumé en infographie 

Nine0Media's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:44 AM

#Wordpress #WebConsultants #Nine0Media #DIYSEO

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, May 16, 2014 4:40 AM

Love these #tips

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Chalkup: Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management.

Chalkup: Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management. | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Chalkup is a new learning, communication, and social studying platform for the modern class. Use Chalkup for class discussions, assignments, course materials, messages, and flashcards.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:23 AM

Chalkup is an on-line service that allows practitioners to create classes to which they can distribute announcements and assignments in a message board style.
Their learners can sign-in to...
   - see what has been posted,
   - reply to posts, and
   - submit assignments.
Chalkup allows practitioners to distribute Google Drive files to their learners and they, in turn, can submit Google Drive files to practitioners.
Practitioners can simply select a file from their Google Drive account and share it through Chalkup.
When learners submit assignments in Chalkup, practitioners can comment and draw on their Google Documents as well as give them a numeric grade for their assignments.

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Jumpstarting Edtech Innovation in Germany (EdSurge News)

Jumpstarting Edtech Innovation in Germany (EdSurge News) | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Germany is renowned for its economic prowess and its resilient Mittelstand amidst the instability of post-recession Europe. But while the country has a relatively low overall unemployment rate at 5.5%, the number goes up to 7.7% for those under the age of 25.

If the country wants to keep its comp
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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children’s classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:04 PM

Are you new to Twitter? Do you like Dr. Seuss? Check out this guide to Twitter, inspired by Dr. Seuss. Learn more about Twitter and think back to stories you heard as a child!

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Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries | LSE

Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries | LSE | Adult Education | Scoop.it

"Fort McMoney is a documentary game. As a player your role is to explore the oil town of Fort McMurray, Canada, in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands development. You ‘meet’ characters and ‘vote’ on issues; scouring the interface for clues you aim to sway others through your posts. While Fort McMoney is playful it clearly shares documentary’s serious intent: in Fort McMoney ‘everything is real: the places, events, the characters.’ To play is to engage with the political, social and ecological issues of oil production.

 

Fort McMoney is part of a growing collection of works that marry the social, political and aesthetic ambitions of documentary with the forms and representational possibilities of digital media. Documentary makers are actively exploring new ways of telling stories and engaging audiences and they are doing so with reference both to new technologies and the idea of documentary – it’s techniques, aesthetics and critically, its social functions."

 

Read the full article to find out more about the changing world of documentary.  Be sure to check out the Fort McMoney trailer or play the documentary game.


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mirmilla's curator insight, April 15, 2014 10:35 AM

Very interesting article. Would have liked to read more.

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:41 AM

I'm a little partial to this documentary game as it's produced by Canada's National Film Board (NFB).  The NFB has been recognized as a world leader in transmedia and interactive media.  I grew up watching their films, and love to see themselves reinventing themselves to stay in the game.


I'm looking forward to digging deeper into Fort McMoney.  The format has been described as - where film marries video game.  I'm curious to see if it will impact my feelings about the place.

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25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic]

25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic] | Adult Education | Scoop.it

Today more than a third of the world’s population uses internet and it wont be long before the number doubles. It has changed the way we connect, the way we work and share...

Here are some amazing facts that every internet user should know.


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sani_sixfigureincome's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:56 AM

Fantastique. L'histoire du World Wide Web!

Danny Hou's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:53 PM

INTERNET!

Nine0Media's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:37 AM

#Facts #NIne0Media #DIYSEO

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8 Essentials for Project-Based Learning (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE

8 Essentials for Project-Based Learning (by BIE) | Project Based Learning | BIE | Adult Education | Scoop.it
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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:02 PM

"Because a 2-year-old can swipe their finger on an iPad, suddenly every young person, every child, is just universally knowledgeable about digital media," she says. "But there is so much more to using digital media than turning it on or starting an app."

Inma Contreras's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:25 PM

Siempre he dicho que lo de los nativos digitales era un cuento chino,ahora,documentado.

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3 rules to spark learning

3 rules to spark learning | Adult Education | Scoop.it
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity.
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21st Century Knowing: Cultivating and Curating Networks of Knowledge

21st Century Knowing: Cultivating and Curating Networks of Knowledge | Adult Education | Scoop.it

"I want to invite you to try a visualization practice that I sometimes do with my students. Close your eyes for a second and see what image comes to mind when I say the word “knowledge.”

 

Do you have an image of something inside a brain or filling someone’s head? Or maybe books and computers, all with information on them? Some people might be thinking of teachers or friends that have taught them new information or ways of thinking.

 

Some people may not even think of individuals, but rather the networks or contexts in which we learn and create.

 

Each of these visions holds a very different conceptualization about knowledge. I want to invite you to consider that knowledge is not merely about facts and information inside our heads, but mainly about our social networks – and by social networks, I don’t just mean online networks, I mean, the relationships we build – face-to-face or online– with others in our world.

 

There are four ideas you need to understand in order to see this perspective."

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Virgilio A. P. Machado's curator insight, April 17, 2014 2:59 AM

«It's not what you know, it's who you know.»

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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians | Adult Education | Scoop.it
Research on what’s happening in the brain when jazz musicians improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:09 PM

This thinking is a key to teaching and learning.