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EdTech Innovative Discovery
A collection of great educational tech tools, social media options and links to thought provoking articles
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10 Best Practices to Enrich the Blended Learning Environment - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - #blendchat, blended learning, High school, Innovation, K12, Online Learning

10 Best Practices to Enrich the Blended Learning Environment - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - #blendchat, blended learning, High school, Innovation, K12, Online Learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
After some great conversations, here are 10 important points to think about when implementing and creating blended learning spaces.
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5 misconceptions about blended learning

5 misconceptions about blended learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

Blended learning is transforming roles of teachers and students in many classrooms and has become a trendy buzzword in education in recent years. 


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 31, 2014 1:52 PM

Blended teaching will not replace teachers, instead, it can help us focus on what is important when teaching.

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Thinking Horizontally and Vertically About Blended Learning

Thinking Horizontally and Vertically About Blended Learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Blended learning has gone from being an interesting new hybrid of traditional and online courses to being an expected part of American education.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 4, 2015 8:28 AM

I like this way of thinking about the development and implementation of a blended learning approach. I would love to see us extend our thinking about the vertical so higher ed faculty are talking with employers (start-ups, established companies, local and global entities) and with high school teachers, and that K-12 teachers are meeting periodically, informally formally, to talk and collaborate.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, January 5, 2015 8:42 AM

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 5, 2015 1:48 PM

Very Good information to me. I will follow it up 

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Just how widespread are the 4 types of blended learning? - Daily Genius

Just how widespread are the 4 types of blended learning? - Daily Genius | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Blended learning is one of the most important learning trends happening in today’s classrooms. It’s not always called ‘blended learning’ but make no mistake. It’s happening. That’s because blended learning is one of the driving forces of educational change right now. It’s a big way schools are integrating education technology, trying out new learning techniques, …

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube

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Chris Carter's comment, January 20, 2015 1:07 AM
Thanks for passing thing one onto your PLC, too. An idea is a great thing. yet that vision cannot come to fruition without the tools to craft it. These tools are highly effective for flipping your classroom.
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Just how widespread are the 4 types of blended learning? - Daily Genius

Just how widespread are the 4 types of blended learning? - Daily Genius | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Blended learning is one of the most important learning trends happening in today’s classrooms. It’s not always called ‘blended learning’ but make no mistake. It’s happening. That’s because blended learning is one of the driving forces of educational change right now. It’s a big way schools are integrating education technology, trying out new learning techniques, …

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What does the term “blended learning” mean”? The results

What does the term “blended learning” mean”? The results | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Back in December, I ran a poll asking you what you understood by the term blended learning, as I was hearing the term being used in many different ways.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.


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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 2014 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:50 AM

Very useful!

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The Digital Learning Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Digital Learning Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

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Mr Allan's curator insight, June 7, 4:17 AM

Wow, what a wonderful graphic! Thank you for curating this one. I like the way it make it very easy to scan multiple ICT possibilities very quickly. Its like a immediate brainstorm of what to so with ICT. It does not mention SAMR directly, instead it categorizes the different technologies into their various uses and the goal that they may meet. I like it a lot. No tags there, so I'll add a couple: SAMR, Digital classroom and ICT.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.


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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 2014 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:50 AM

Very useful!

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Classroom innovators: the Twitter teacher

Classroom innovators: the Twitter teacher | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
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Twitter and Storify - Great combination for Learning

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Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
10 eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 Infographic shows elearning professionals what to follow in the coming year.
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7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction

7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Their Approach to it. "Blended

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning - Mind/Shift

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning - Mind/Shift | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

 - The classroom of the future probably won’t be led by a robot with arms and legs, but it may be guided by a digital brain.

It may look like this: one room, about the size of a basketball court; more than 100 students, all plugged into a laptop; and 15 teachers and teaching assistants.

This isn’t just the future, it’s the sixth grade math class at David Boody Jr. High School in Brooklyn, near Coney Island. Beneath all the human buzz, something other than humans is running the show: algorithms.


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16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources

16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

"The classroom of the future probably won’t be led by a robot with arms and legs, but it may be guided by a digital brain. It may look like this: one room, about the size of a basketball court; more than 100 students, all plugged into a laptop; and 15 teachers and teaching assistants."


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Why Blended Learning Works | LearnDash

Why Blended Learning Works | LearnDash | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it

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How to Deliver Blended Learning That Drives Engagement

How to Deliver Blended Learning That Drives Engagement | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Here are some simple and effective strategies for creating engaging experiences with blended learning in your classroom.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Eugenia Papaioannou's curator insight, January 21, 2015 4:51 PM

It's worth seeing the video accompanying the text.

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Creative Commons Search vs. Google Images

Creative Commons Search vs. Google Images | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
"I don't know, I found the picture on Google" How many …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Rachelle Prud'Homme
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Twitter HOTS & Establishing a Twitter Routine in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog

Twitter HOTS & Establishing a Twitter Routine in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
Why and how to use  Twitter in the Classroom has been occupying me for a while now. I have written about my thoughts in  Twitter Policy and Rational and  Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom.

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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 2014 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Trends in Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare

Trends in Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
We surveyed over 900 U.S. adults to determine the size of the wearable fitness market, and how the healthcare industry can encourage personal tracking.

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9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovative Discovery | Scoop.it
9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xoayBUQmb4 via @medkh9
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