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YogiPlay Debuts “YogiMeter,” An Educator-Based Rating System For Children’s Learning Apps | TechCrunch

YogiPlay Debuts “YogiMeter,” An Educator-Based Rating System For Children’s Learning Apps | TechCrunch | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
YogiPlay, a Menlo Park-based company from husband-and-wife team Cedric and Michal Selling, is attempting to tackle the critical problem of surfacing appropriate, trusted, and carefully vetted educational apps for children.
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Integrating a 1-to-1 tablet initiative at primary level

Integrating a 1-to-1 tablet initiative at primary level | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Feeling your school should introduce innovation and enter the digital era but you are not sure how? Do you dream of using Interactive Whiteboards, computers, the Internet and gadgets on a daily basis in your lessons but you are afraid this may turn into a nightmare?

Here’s a brief survival guide to integrating technology into the school’s curriculum in 10 steps

 


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18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences

18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Jonathan Martin

 

"This post could be almost infinite: there is most certainly an extraordinary array of options for videos which expand educators’ understandings and inspire advances in 21st century learning. But curation is about choice and selection, and while I know I will leave out many, I thought I’d offer up a set of 15 of my favorites for your consideration for video screening at at back-to-school or beginning-of-the-year faculty meetings (and/or parent and board meetings).

 

"I’ve starred those that might also serve as useful and engaging videos to share with students at back to school or other assemblies.

 

"I am sure every reader will have their own opinions about the videos I’ve left off this list, and please: add them below using the comment box, or, post yourself your own set and share the link from this post to your own."

 

A wonderful list. You are sure to find something valuable here. -JL


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Success in a Connected World - Relationships, Visibility & Execution

Success in a Connected World - Relationships, Visibility & Execution | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This infographic and piece is from Ross Dawson and what you'll find is a great framework for you to structure your business in a connected world.

 

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"For different people or organizations, there will be different priorities across the six elements of success in a connected world. However the real power comes when they are managed in combination to both generate and exploit opportunities.

 

The services referenced in the diagram are examples only, and there are many others in each category"

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See full infographic and summary here [http://bit.ly/TvkIn8]


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A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Over the past three years, Google Data Arts creative director Aaron Koblin and director Chris Milk have produced some of the most powerful music videos of all time, by allowing passive viewers to participate in the creative process.
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Interview: Howard Rheingold, Author of Net Smart: How To Thrive Online - Blogcritics Books

Interview: Howard Rheingold, Author of Net Smart: How To Thrive Online - Blogcritics Books | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Howard Rheingold offers gems of wisdom about what he has learned during his 30 years of thinking about life online.


Whether you are new to the Internet, very familiar or anywhere in between I think you would benefit from reading the new book by Howard Rheingold, Net Smart: How To Thrive Online.

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Qwiki - The Easiest Way to Create Video

Qwiki - The Easiest Way to Create Video | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Create amazing interactive stories in minutes - with nothing more than your browser.
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Joyce Valenza: Curation! (2) Ppt Presentation

Joyce Valenza: Curation! (2) Ppt Presentation | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Curation comes up when search stops working. But it’s more than a human-powered filter. Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community
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NMC Virtual Worlds

NMC Virtual Worlds | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

NMC Virtual Worlds is a program of the New Media Consortium. Our mission is to help learning-focused organizations explore the potential of virtual spaces in a manner that builds on community knowledge, is cost-effective, and ensures high quality. NMC Virtual Worlds provides a palette of premium custom services for education and training, and conducts an ongoing series of events, conferences, and programs. A suite of pro bono services and fellowships are a central aspect of the organization, and reflect our deep commitment to learning and access.

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iNACOL Introduces Statement of Principles for Effective Online Learning

iNACOL Introduces Statement of Principles for Effective Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Last week, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released a new statement of policy principles aimed at creating effective online learning laws in states across the country. iNACOL's Principles for Model Legislation in States will give interested parties guidance in establishing policy that puts student achievement front and center via online learning.
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Online Discussions versus Classroom Discussions

Online Discussions versus Classroom Discussions | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As an instructional designer and professor that has designed, developed, and taught both online and traditional face to face courses discussions are an important factor to building community. Learn...
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World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy

World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When it comes to upgrading education to the 21st Century, those who are less supportive of change, often hide behind, or are frightened of acronyms likeFERPA, CIPA, COPPA. This is sometimes done intentionally for convenience, or unwittingly out of ignorance. Of course in a litigious society such as ours has become, law suits are foremost in the minds of administrators. It is for that reason that a clear understanding is needed by all constituents. Our students need adults to stop being afraid, and stop hiding, so education can get out of the shadows and into the light of the world in which our children live.
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Teaching Teachers to Tweet (Part II)

Teaching Teachers to Tweet (Part II) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Justin Reich 


Before we teach how to tweet, we must teach why one would tweet at all...


Folks seemed to find my last post about Teaching Teachers to Tweet somewhat useful (special thanks to Larry Ferlazzo and Eric Sheninger for some early re-tweets), although as I re-read the post over the weekend, I realized that something important was missing. We shouldn't just teach teachers to tweet; we need to offer them a model of lifelong learning (specifically, Personal Learning Networks) in which learning to use Twitter makes sense.

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Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus

Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Understanding what motivates online learners is important because motivated students are more likely to engage in activities that help them learn and achieve, says Brett Jones, associate professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech.

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Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want

Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Today as I was goign through my feeds I came across this awesome infographic from PBS Learning Media and which was featured in one of the posts on edtech magazine. The infographic is a survey that investigates and provides interesting facts about how teachers embrace technology in their learning and teaching."


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A cheat sheet for online etiquette | Articles | Home

A cheat sheet for online etiquette | Articles | Home | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Need a handy list of reminders for how to behave on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites? This should do the trick.

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Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Would it be boring if we could live forever? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Some futurists predict that we'll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner.


One of the most common objections to radical life extension, however, is the idea that it would be profoundly boring to live forever, and that by consequence, we should not even attempt it.

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Transformative iPad Use in Early Elementary School

Using the iPad beyond a digital worksheet. Examples from the early elementary classroom.

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Take Online Modules - For Teachers (Library of Congress)

Take Online Modules - For Teachers (Library of Congress) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Library of Congress resources for teachers.


On your own for professional development? Earn a certificate of completion by taking the Library's self-paced interactive modules. Each multimedia-rich program delivers approximately one hour of staff development.

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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us.

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» Why Gamify and What to Avoid in Library Gamification ACRL TechConnect Blog

» Why Gamify and What to Avoid in Library Gamification ACRL TechConnect Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Gamification is not just a hot topic in libraries or higher education. It is a much bigger society-wide trend.

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NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition. This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
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Could Digital Badges Replace Traditional Degrees for DIY Learners? - Education - GOOD

Could Digital Badges Replace Traditional Degrees for DIY Learners? - Education - GOOD | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Badges for Lifelong Learning competition is seeking ideas for a system to legitimize DIY education.
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The Online Degree Stigma Is Gone — Straight Talk: College Education Blog

The Online Degree Stigma Is Gone — Straight Talk: College Education Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Read the Online Education Blog covering topics on online education, college admissions and paying for college.


If you haven’t noticed, the stigma that was once attached to online education is going, going, gone.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.