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Kleinspiration: Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration: Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide | Education technology | Scoop.it

A resource to help you learn about web tools.


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Lecturing with an iPad

Lecturing with an iPad | Education technology | Scoop.it

by Perry Samson

 

"After more than 30 years as a Professor, and despite my obsession with educational technology I still hold a fond spot for overhead projectors.  I believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than projected Powerpoint slides will ever be.  I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright.  I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose.  In fact I will argue that the ‘golden age of college teaching’ if there was one was stimulated by the addition of the roller to the overhead projector.  It allowed the combining of student response, just-in-time teaching, constructivist development and several other educational buzz terms in one simple device.

It’s been downhill ever since,


"…until I discovered I could do everything the overhead could do plus a lot more with my iPad."


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125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart | Education technology | Scoop.it

by Katie Vander Ark

 

"Last year we published a list of 60+ blended learning articles. With the extensive use of blended learning in classrooms and lots of shared success stories, we doubled that total.  Following are 125 blogs by category.  Point us to stories we missed."


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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:20 AM

A great list of blended learning resources. Just looking at the categories they have created provides a useful frame for those venturing into this space: Innovative Secondary Blends, Policy, Elementary, Tools, Competency-based Blends, Think about Space, etc. 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:39 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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25 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Inc.

25 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Inc. | Education technology | Scoop.it
Feel like you lack imagination? Know this: Everyone can be more original--it just takes practice.

 

by Christina Desmarais

 

"You might think of creativity as something clever marketers or copywriters whip out when they need to come up with a compelling ad, or a personal trait only certain people, such as successful serial entrepreneurs or brilliant improv actors, naturally possess. But according to Keith Sawyer, research psychologist and author of "Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity," everyone can be more creative just by taking eight incremental steps, but not necessarily in linear order. His path to creativity is more back and forth, a process in which the steps to greater imagination and originality build on and feed off each other.

 

"The book is a gem, chock full of fascinating findings from research studies and a deep well of tactics that will get you thinking differently. In fact, Sawyer advocates what is likely a radical shift in mindset for most people. Coming up with good ideas isn't something we leave until there's a pressing need. Rather, it's is a skill that can be practiced daily to solve life's problems as well as discover its opportunities.

 

"Here are his steps for cultivating creativity, along with a sampling of tips that can help you along the way."


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Redefining Learning Through Screencasting ~ Edutopia

Redefining Learning Through Screencasting ~ Edutopia | Education technology | Scoop.it

by Beth Holland

 

"One of the most valuable tools afforded by iPads is the ability to screencast -- to combine audio, images, drawing and text on a whiteboard to create a video. Given the multitude of outputs afforded by this one type of app, what if we focused on accelerating learning through a single tool?


"As Kristen Wideen (@MrsWideen) demonstrates with her mixed first and second grade class, screencasting bridges the gap between the physical and the virtual in order to extend the learning context. Through the use of theExplain Everything app, in conjunction with a paper-­based project, she encourages meta cognition and provides students with a voice to explain their thinking. In a similar vein, consider the learning target of presenting knowledge, demonstrating understanding, and offering an explanation. Not only does the following example from MIT offer an exposition of structures, but it also incorporates persuasive writing skills and complex communication."




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