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BlendKit Course | Blended Learning Toolkit

BlendKit Course | Blended Learning Toolkit | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course. (See below for information on the most recent facilitated offering: BlendKit2012.)

The goal of the BlendKit Course is to provide assistance in designing and developing your blended learning course via a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and practical step-by-step guidance in helping you produce actual materials for your blended course (i.e., from design documents through creating content pages to peer review feedback at your own institution).

Disclaimer: The BlendKit Course does not address technical issues associated with specific course management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc.).



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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Inert Greatness - Schools that Fail to Plan their #iPad Implementation

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Inert Greatness - Schools that Fail to Plan their #iPad Implementation | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

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How can we use a 'flipped' approach to developing student's language abilities?

The 'flipped' approach or the 'flipped' classroom is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream education, but can we adopt this technique for use in the language classroom and if so, how?


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iPads for education

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As a person responsible for assisting with the establishment of an iPad initiative, I am always on the lookout for ways to monitor and evaluate it's growth.  In checking my Twitter feed I came across a link to iPads for Education.  The Department of Education in Australia has developed a very respectful rubric to assess early childhood iPad initiatives. 

The rubric consists of 8 domains including certain items like "Cognitive Opportunities" using Blooms Taxonomy levels, Level of Technology Integration, alogn with Differentiation.  Each Domain is scored ranges between 1 and 4. 

In all, I encourage folks to review the rubric and provide feedback to this post regarding areas for improvement.  Lets collaboratively design our own iPad initiative observation rubric.


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Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

I've started this article with quite a bold statement, but it's a conclusion that I have been coming too over the course of quite a few years now. I should really put this into context though, as most of the teacher training I do deals with pedagogical training for the use of technology and is most often delivered during intensive face to face sessions, usually with groups of teachers working in a computer lab. Though, having said that, I do still believe that many of the reasons I have listed below do also apply to other kinds of more 'mainstream' teacher development too, especially intensive courses.


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Susan's comment, September 6, 2012 4:08 AM
Great article Nik. I totally agree!
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K-12 iPad Deployment Checklist

K-12 iPad Deployment Checklist | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
School has started for most of us around the country.  Alarm clocks are set, bleary-eyed kids stumble their way to class, and iPads are being handed out.  Just a typical day here at Eanes and many ...
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Sabrina's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:57 AM

It is always nice to learn from those who have traveled the road before.  This is a very thoughtful list of administrative tasks to complete when beginning an iPad or 1:1 deployment.

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Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
When learning is personal, teaching and learning changes. Teachers' and learners' roles change. Last January, we created a chart comparing Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation and a report that explained the difference between these three terms including teacher-centered vs. learner-centered approaches. This chart has been downloaded tens of thousands of times from all over the world and prompted discussions around some of these questions:


* What does personalized or personal learning mean to you?

* How do you see teachers' and learners' roles changing?

* How does a school or district know they are Ready to Transform learning?

* What is Assessment AS Learning?

* Can personalization help close the achievement gap?

* Where are the conversations, models, and examples of personalizing learning?

 

These questions were part of an interview from Patricia Gomes, a reporter from Porvir in Brazil who wrote an article August 12, 2012 about the chart and resulted in an article and infographic in Portuguese. We translated the infographic for our English readers and welcome your comments. 


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Genial!
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YouTube Teachers - YouTube: Help build the world's largest classroom!

YouTube Teachers - YouTube: Help build the world's largest classroom! | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
YouTube.com/Teachers was created to show teachers how to use these videos to educate, engage and inspire their students. YouTube.com/Teachers is part of YouTube's larger educational initiative, YouTube EDU.


Help build the world's largest classroom!


YouTube EDU currently includes over 700,000 high quality educational videos from over 800 channels. A team of teachers around the country scour the site to uncover the latest and greatest educational videos to add to YouTube EDU, ensuringthat there are videos on everything from Astrophysics to Zoology.


Nothing beats the collective brilliance of educators everywhere though. Send us your suggestions of great videos, playlists and channels to make YouTube EDU more engaging and educational for students of all ages and backgrounds. Our team reviews your suggestions regularly and, if approved, the content will be added to YouTube EDU. Help us build the world's largest educational video library!


What do you want to add to YouTube EDU today?


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BMW and Thermaltake's Level 10 M gaming mouse is real, costs ...

BMW and Thermaltake's Level 10 M gaming mouse is real, costs ... | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Professional gamers, especially those qualifying for the annual World Cyber Games, train as seriously and assiduously as their more physically oriented counterparts in the real world.
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iPads in Education- Transformative Use and Pedagogy

Going beyond automation and substitution when using iPads in the classroom.
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Pupils embrace iPad education - My Daily News

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Pupils embrace iPad educationMy Daily News"Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st Century. "Hence, the iPad." The school's spokeswoman ...
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Five technology skills every student should learn

Five technology skills every student should learn | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

What are the most critical technology skills for students to learn? eSchool News recently asked readers this question, and here's what they had to say...


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Gil's comment, September 5, 2012 8:49 AM
Literacy skills come first! If you can't read and write proficiently, all of the technology in the world isn't going to make things better!
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Education Week: Spotlight on Personalized Learning

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Students are learning outside the classroom, receiving “digital badges” for academic achievement, and using technology to expand learning opportunities.
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Essential Elements of an Effective Online Learning Experience | Faculty Focus

Essential Elements of an Effective Online Learning Experience | Faculty Focus | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
An online course is like walking into a foreign land with an entire map laid out, but having no sense of the land’s origin or how to navigate the terrain.
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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad

How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. As opposed to recording audio, visual recording captures visuals, though not necessarily in photographic form. The process of visually capturing ideas with the iPad isn’t terribly complex in concept. If you can think of concept-mapping, you’ve halfway there.


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The Future of eLearning

Watch the following prezi presentation on the future of e-learning.


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TOP 5 tips to Convert your Traditional Course into an eLearning format

TOP 5 tips to Convert your Traditional Course into an eLearning format | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
the TOP 5 tips to Convert your Traditional Course into an eLearning format. How would you go about converting a face to face course to an elearning format?
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How Overly Academic Learning Is Killing Education | TeachThought

How Overly Academic Learning Is Killing Education | TeachThought | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"...the highly academic nature of reading and writing standards—while full of “rigor”–only serve to further detach the learning from the reality of the learner. If the ultimate measure of understanding is the ability of a learner to “transfer” understanding from a highly scaffolded situation to one without scaffolding—and hopefully from the classroom to the “real world”—highly artificial and academic standards, instruction, and assessment “data” only serve to further obscure the learning process from those who matter most: the learners and their families."


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Teacher shares “secrets to success” in breaking the ban cell phones

Teacher shares “secrets to success” in breaking the ban cell phones | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
"Editor's note: For innovative educators back to school means establishing classroom policies & procedures. Find out how this can include the use of mobile devices from 11th grade social studies teacher Melissa Seideman broke the ban at several schools and made technology a part of that work. For additional ideas, policies, lesson plans, permission forms and more, check out Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning.

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Mobile devices have become one the fastest and most popular forms of communication. They can be an important classroom tool, however many many schools regard them as disruptive, distracting, and have implemented zero tolerance policies that prohibit them. The reality is that students still use cell phones in school even if they are banned. According to Time Magazine, "even though the vast majority of students own cell phones--something like 80% by eighth grade--more than half of schools prohibit the use of any mobile device." I am amazed that teachers of the 21st century are not embracing the power of technology in their classrooms.

Surrounded by Mobile Devices

As a member of the millennial generation, I grew up surrounded by mobile devices. I find it difficult to go to meetings with paper and pen, or store papers in a file cabinet, or even use a book for my lesson plans. My life is digital and I think it is time for educators to teach our students to become members of the 21st century. Our students need to be taught to use technology to adapt and THRIVE in this ever-changing world.

Breaking the Ban in Four Schools

Since my very first year teaching, five years ago, I have encouraged other teachers and strongly persuaded my administrators to approve mobile devices in the classroom. Due to my husband’s job relocations, I have taught in five schools in both New York and Pennsylvania. Every school, except one in Westchester County, embraced this new form of technology. I have used mobile devices in my classroom for parent communication, polling, instant response, peer to peer contact, first day of school sharing, QR code web searches, and so much more. "
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50 Top Sources To Become A Better Teacher

50 Top Sources To Become A Better Teacher | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

I have recently learned of this site "TeachThought" and have developed a true interest in following the posts.  Honestly, this is the second post in less than 7 days that I have shared and stored away for future use.  

 

In this post you will find a list of resources under the following headings:

*  Essential Resources

*  Courses and Workshops

*  Field Specific

*  Skill Building

*  Groups & Organizations

*  Social (PLN/PLC options)


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Distance Education Skill Share: Motivating eLearners, Pt. 1: Time Management

One of the problems commonly cited by distance learning practitioners is getting learners to follow through on their commitment to work


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Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom

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For many schools across the country, today marks the first day of a new year. In addition to thinking about tools that help boost educators’ teaching practice, this moment might be a good time to pull back and think about some big-picture ideals, too. Here are a few to consider.


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Five Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble - Or Fail | ZDNet

Five Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble - Or Fail | ZDNet | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Nothing's perfect. In creating my map of the 120+ back-to-school iPad and tablet deployments this fall, I learned a few things about what can cause trouble for schools and students. These are good lessons for businesses and other types of organizations thinking about going mobile.

Summary: Even the best technology can't overcome poor planning and lack of follow-through.


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