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27 Ways To Gain The Attention of Digitally Distracted Students

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"Students today are more distracted than ever before. Why is this happening? To explain it simply, they are immersed in their digital devices. In the classroom, this becomes an even larger problem. A recent Pew Research Study found, “87% say these technologies are creating an ‘easily distracted generation with short attention spans’ and 64% say today’s digital technologies ‘do more to distract students than to help them academically.’” While it is clear that digital technology is distracting students, the technology is here to stay."


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9 Techniques For Online Educators To Gamify Their Digital Classrooms ~ eLearning Industry

9 Techniques For Online Educators To Gamify Their Digital Classrooms ~ eLearning Industry | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it
Involve and motivate your students into the process of online learning with the help of gamification. Check what gamification is, and what gamification techniques you can use as online educator to make your digital classroom more interesting for your online students. Check the following 9 techniques that will help you gamify your digital classroom.
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20 Google Tools for Today’s Classrooms | Digital Learning Environments

20 Google Tools for Today’s Classrooms | Digital Learning Environments | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it

By Laura Turner

 

"Google continues to provide a wealth of useful easy-to-use tools that can be used well in the classroom. Some of these are newer and some have been around for a while. All of these tools, as well as additional tools can be found at Google Options."


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The Google Yourself Challenge - Infographic

The Google Yourself Challenge - Infographic | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it

“How much can others learn about you from the Internet? Take a moment to Google yourself. You may be surprised how much information is public. While you think it doesn’t matter, what you post online could impact job prospects, your safety and more. Check out this infographic to learn more about what you may have shared online, how to Google yourself to learn more, see what others who are looking for you may find, and learn more about why it matters.


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Top 5 presentation tools for teachers and learners

Top 5 presentation tools for teachers and learners | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it
PowerPoint. It is much maligned and certainly has its place in the education world.

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Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum

Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it

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Screenr - elearning: Learn how to remove the background from images in #PowerPoint 2007

Screenr - elearning: Learn how to remove the background from images in #PowerPoint 2007 | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it

I don't know about you, but this has been a persistent problem for me. So glad to discover this 5-minute tutorial video that clears this right up. -JL LOVED IT and soooo easy!

 


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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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Scientists create living LED screens out of glowing bacteria

Scientists create living LED screens out of glowing bacteria | Designing Instruction Technology for 2013 | Scoop.it
Scientists created a living LED screen made out of biopixels of E. coli bacteria. (Cool!
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