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Experiences and tips for distance learning, mostly from an educators point of view.
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Storyboard That – An interesting online storyboard creator for schools.

Storyboard That – An interesting online storyboard creator for schools. | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
“ Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.”
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Inma Alcázar's comment, June 6, 2013 3:52 AM
Thank you very much for helping to spread it! I think it is very useful for any subject.
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Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology

Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
Here is an updated version of our popular visual ‘Teachers' Favourite Apps’. This is a collection of some useful apps we curated based on your interaction and feedback regarding reviews we share here. The collection is especially useful for teachers new to the 'educational app culture' and are looking for some reliable recommendations to try out in class. We have arranged these apps into four main categories: apps for lesson planning, apps for fostering students creativity, apps for communicating with parents, and apps for creating digital quizzes.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 3:49 AM
Cette liste correspond bien à ce que j'utilise aussi. A retenir.
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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
A blog about digital leadership, pedagogy, learning, and transformative change in education.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 12, 2017 9:14 AM
Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning
Laura M Green's curator insight, December 28, 2017 5:17 PM
"It's important that we keep up with our evolving technology in education. Learning to create a rigorous learning environment for our students. #PBLWorld"
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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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Empowerment's curator insight, February 23, 2015 6:50 AM

There is a strong trend of discovery in learning organizations

 

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 23, 2015 7:58 AM

OU ahead of the curve!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:34 PM

C'est toujours intéressant de suivre l'Open University dans ses opinions sur la formation.

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Nine essential digital skills for teachers

Nine essential digital skills for teachers | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

"In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practice ..."

Record and edit audio clipsCreate annotated, interactive and engaging  video contentCreate visually engaging contentUse social networking websites to create PLNs ..Use blogs and wikis to create participatory spaces for studentsUse social bookmarking websites curate and  share resources with your class Create engaging presentationsCreate digital portfoliosCreate non-traditional quizzes

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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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MarkgHolloway's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 AM

A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

lisa waxman's curator insight, January 25, 2015 9:50 PM

This is very helpful for teaching students about web literacy. If you teach middle school, you will appreciate the memorable acronym.

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10 Best Free Screen Recorders

10 Best Free Screen Recorders | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

The free screen recorders available out there have been listed by us below. You’re probably here because you want to prepare a presentation for the boardroom or class...


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Delis Than's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:21 PM

add your insight...

 
congerjan's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:14 AM

Give students the right tools and they will innovate!

Elena Evtukh's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:24 AM

Современному педагогу необходимо уметь создавать дидактические материалы. Бесспорными помощниками в этом могут стать программы для захвата изображения и записи видео экрана.

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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5 Great New Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great New Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
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12 Sure-Fire Ways to Make People Hate Your eLearning

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Make People Hate Your eLearning | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
If you’re planning on creating a course take a peak at this list of some of the top things people hate about eLearning...

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iPad in the Classroom - Can we make it simpler?

iPad in the Classroom - Can we make it simpler? | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
With many educational institutions choosing to use tablets for learning, it can be quite intimidating for teachers when faced with so many applications. The diagram below serves to illustrate that ...

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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
If you listen to the advocates of online learning, MOOCs and Internet-based courses will cure all of our education problems. Just hand out some Android tablets, stream some courses in Python, and s...

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Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching

Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
How can we understand education, and the roles of schools and teachers, in the “softwarised” context of the early 21st century? In this paper I focus on the issue of what software and technology really mean for education.

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Marinhos's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:38 AM

Desafios, desafios. Muitos, mas apenas para que está disposto a abandonar a zona de conforto.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2013 2:54 AM

This article is important in highlighting the role and importance of education in a 21st century context. Children we are teaching today have a much better knowledge of technology than most teachers. This paper also goes through the pedagogical approaches to software and technology.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:07 AM

Paradigm shift requires the shift in educational approaches. This article is about just that

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Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator

Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

This interactive cube creator will help your students to start their own story writing. It breaks the writing process into six distinct parts which will guide students to write their own  biographies, mystery stories, short stories, and free planning of story, a blank  template that they can customize.


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Rhonda Kay's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:44 PM

Must check this out...wonder if it's too K-12.

 

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:46 PM

Lots of awesome uses for this.  Added to my CCSS resources. 

Donna Mingrone's curator insight, July 31, 2016 5:14 PM

Must check this out...wonder if it's too K-12.

 

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Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast - Background Burner

Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast - Background Burner | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
Free online background remover to remove the background from any image or photo. The fastest way to remove backgrounds online.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 7:36 AM

useful tool for editing and changing backgrounds on an image.

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WebRoom.net

WebRoom.net | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
Share your screen and give a presentation, do a product demo, or do a real-time how to tutorial
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10 iPad Activities Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do - Educators Technology

10 iPad Activities Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do - Educators Technology | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
iPad has been increasingly adopted as an instructional tool in classrooms especially in the north American context. As a versatile device, iPad provides boundless learning and teaching opportunities that were to the recent past unthought of. In today’s post, we are highlighting some of the basic skills or activities every teacher using or planning to use iPad in class should be aware of. For each of these skills we provided 3 suggested apps to help you cultivate the skill under question. Of course, the selection of both the skills and apps is subjective and based  entirely on our own experience of using iPad and reviewing apps. The 10 skills we believe are integral to every iPad integration in education include: create presentations, create digital stories, create video content, create animated tutorials, take notes, create educational visuals, create digital portfolios, create books, create audio recordings, and create mind maps.

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The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
You will be surprised how quickly a short video conveys just what students know about the subject.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, September 14, 2017 9:43 AM
Such a great idea that applies just as easily to K12 as it does to higher ed! #showwhatyouknow #learning #assessment @rvhs
 
Kim Flintoff's comment, September 14, 2017 7:22 PM
Haven't we yet reached the point where assessment is no longer knowing "about" rather than knowing "how"?
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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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Top 101-200 Influential Education Blogs | Onalytica Blog

Top 101-200 Influential Education Blogs | Onalytica Blog | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

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Carmen Arias 's curator insight, November 6, 2013 1:22 PM

More influential education blogs

 

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App

A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it

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Melody Lloyd Malpas's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:48 PM

Could also be used on Macbooks

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:37 PM

Google  Drive on the Ipad to create portefolios

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, August 6, 2013 11:47 AM

Are you resource ready?

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69 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools

69 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
If you want to know what’s happening in the social web you need social media monitoring tools. Before you reach for your wallet and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services.

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Alexander Abramov's comment, August 8, 2013 7:54 PM
Thanks all !
Alexander Abramov's comment, August 8, 2013 7:54 PM
Thanks all !
Delphine Lalande's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:15 AM

44 outils gratuits pour un SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING efficace

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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:35 PM

This is so very true. People develop a real meaningful reason for learning or the learning will have much less staying power. I love what this article points out. Teacher's function best if they provide guidance for the process and monitor success.

Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:53 PM

I like the debate this could start in my classroom!

Meri Walker's comment, May 1, 2013 3:40 PM
It's been so long since I could call anyone a "student" with a straight face. I call people participants and learners... because the "student" label means I'm a "teacher" and I'm not...I'm a learner, too.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Free Technology for Teachers: The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software | Distance Learning Best Practices | Scoop.it
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