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Thinglink in third level

Thinglink in third level | Atology | Scoop.it
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Are Apps on the Way Out? - AllFacebook

Are Apps on the Way Out? - AllFacebook | Atology | Scoop.it
Most apps are abandoned after only a few uses and data suggests apps are an unsustainable mobile experience.
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10 Calming Apps to Destress & Clear Your Mind

10 Calming Apps to Destress & Clear Your Mind | Atology | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt stuck in your thoughts? Like you're trudging through word-laden mud and not able to make any headway? You're not alone.
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Are You an Instructional Designer, a Learning Game Designer or Both?

Are You an Instructional Designer, a Learning Game Designer or Both? | Atology | Scoop.it
Many instructional designers are now being asked to investigate serious games and gamification for use in their training. The problem? Few instructional designers have real game design experience or skills. Game-based solutions have great potential for learning, but only if they are designed well.

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75 best apps for special education

We asked special education teachers, OTs and SLPs to recommend their favorite apps for autism, speech, language, reading, writing, auditory processing disorder, executive functioning and more.
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13 Apps and Websites to Upgrade Grammar Skills

13 Apps and Websites to Upgrade Grammar Skills | Atology | Scoop.it
Everyone makes mistakes when writing. Sometimes those mistakes are just simple typos; other times, they're the result of grammar skills that need polishing or updating.
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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | Atology | Scoop.it

Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity) becomes a real issue. Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across. This could be done through adopting a critical thinking lens to filter things that could otherwise unconsciously affect one's stance and interpretation of  a given meaning.

Juliet Hinrichsen and Antony Coombs from University of Greenwich developed this excellent framework to help you understand the concept of critical digital literacy. This framework is made up of 5 dimensions:


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 11, 2014 1:20 PM

ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL CRÍTICA aquí encontramos cinco dimensiones...Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:10 AM

This topic is crucial for all educators. "Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across." And it doesn't matter where the materials are published. Can't agree more...

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:14 PM

About five years ago, I worked with a large suburban school on developing awareness and teaching/learning skill sets in the area of critical literacy. The nuances of digital and even print text within structure and conventions suggests meaning that extends far beyond the alphabetic word. This framework would have been a helpful tool to ground discussion and build understanding. 

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The 6 Best Collaboration Tools for Better Teamwork | QuickBooks

The 6 Best Collaboration Tools for Better Teamwork | QuickBooks | Atology | Scoop.it
It’s easy to see how collaboration software can help small businesses share information and organize the sheer amount of data that’s created, consumed and distributed on a daily basis.
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George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’

George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’ | Atology | Scoop.it
George Siemens

George Siemens is an internationally renowned and highly respected professor and researcher of technology, networks, analytics, and openness

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2014 3:36 PM

The actual title of this article is: "

George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’

I focused on Siemens design of multiple pathways through a MOOC.  His description of the design as "oscillating between these two elements of the MOOC: structure and linear versus emergent and social." triggers some interest. 


Social engagement in any online class is a precious and memorable experience. 

ExtensionEngine's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:34 AM

"A lot of what’s wrong with MOOCs stems from how they emulate traditional classrooms" - @gsiemens

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:35 PM

Dual layered MOOC.  I do see the obvious benefits. 

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10 Coolest Open Source Apps of 2014 - Channel MSP

10 Coolest Open Source Apps of 2014 - Channel MSP | Atology | Scoop.it
/ CRN From hardware to software to the Internet of Things, open source is everywhere. Here are the 10 coolest open source apps of 2014. Read More
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9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save over $100!) - BGR

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save over $100!) - BGR | Atology | Scoop.it
You can expect plenty of great iPhone and iPad apps to go on sale now that the holiday season is officially here, but digging through them all to find the best apps is a pain. Of course, that's why...
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Do we need Webcourses anymore?

Do we need Webcourses anymore? | Atology | Scoop.it
In the light of new and free technologies that benefit third level staff and students, it does raise the question ‘Do we need Webcourses anymore?’ The new addition of Gmail and Google applications...
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Learning Management System (LMS): Goodbye Blackboard, Hello Moodle!

Learning Management System (LMS): Goodbye Blackboard, Hello Moodle! | Atology | Scoop.it

“...as the Blackboard system became increasingly expensive to run, and open source alternatives matured and increased in popularity, Haverford–together with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore–started looking seriously at alternatives. In Summer 2009, the three schools identified Moodle, a popular open source product, as a potential replacement to Blackboard and began planning a pilot program using Moodle. A successful pilot was launched in Spring 2010. By the end of that Spring 2010 semester, the three schools decided to switch to Moodle entirely by Fall 2012. As an open source product with no licensing fee–along with a similar feature set but a lot less bureaucratic hoopla–Moodle seemed the better choice.


Last year, we ran Moodle along side Blackboard, giving faculty members the choice of either system. A number of faculty switched over to the new system. In the Spring 2012 semester, there were almost 40% more courses active in Moodle than Blackboard.”


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Top 10 Sources of Information on Technology for SMBs

http://www.acecloudhosting.com/ - In the recent SMB survey in North America, Asia and Europe Techaisle explored top 10 potential sources of information on te...
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8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time

8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time | Atology | Scoop.it
We've rounded up eight apps that will help with anything from managing administrative tasks, making shipping a non-pain and even streamlining your social media tracking.
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A Visual Look at Universal Design for Learning

A Visual Look at Universal Design for Learning | Atology | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:37 PM

This infographic describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and also provides a range of online resources to help you begin to implement the principles. If you want a quick overview, or are looking for some ideas on what to use address specific principles, or just want to know more about UDL this infographic is worth checking out.

learning designer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:56 PM

See the links to resources.

Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 4, 2014 10:29 AM

Good vision for moving forward with Universal Design!!

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ReadWriteThink rocks: with free apps — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

ReadWriteThink rocks: with free apps — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Atology | Scoop.it
If it’s been a while since you’ve returned to ReadWriteThink, I urge you to consider a visit today. The quality portal, rich with free resources and sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Verizon Foundation has grown even more interactive. So what’s new? There’s an array of simple, elegant mobile apps available for iOS and Android that may be discovered by browsing grade level, type, learning objectives and theme."
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5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning

5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning | Atology | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: New! 5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning: http://t.co/JEbGTAy66p via @dr_dmd. #langchat #PBL
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These Are The 4 Concepts Shaping 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These Are The 4 Concepts Shaping 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Atology | Scoop.it

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Orla Hanratty's curator insight, December 9, 2014 5:05 AM

Interesting additions to pedagogy and andragogy in relation to broadening our understanding of how we learn.

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4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Atology | Scoop.it
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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

12 best iPhone apps of 2014 | Atology | Scoop.it
From killer new productivity apps, to some of the most addicting games to ever land on the iPhone, you'd be forgiven for not being able to choose the best offerings of the year.
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Thinglink in third level

Thinglink in third level | Atology | Scoop.it
Thinglink is an online application and app (both for Android and Apple users) that allows people, even me, to take an image and create a number of hot spots on it. These hot spots can be of text,...
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Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Atology | Scoop.it
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Don't Miss These Great iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend - TIME

Don't Miss These Great iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend - TIME | Atology | Scoop.it
Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the…
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20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems

20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems | Atology | Scoop.it

In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds.  I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000.  Well, times have changed (for the better… except for Blackboard) in that there are plenty of new accessible options available, and for multiple different software platforms (for example, the upcoming LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin)...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Moodle more popular than Webcourses?

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Leslie Barrett's curator insight, January 23, 2013 8:31 AM

A nice graphic representation of the variety of LMS options being used by consumers.

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Atology | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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llinking 'blooms Taxonomy with apps #dittelta

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