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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
Every teacher I know has virtual reality on their radar. It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better. I was…

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 23, 7:23 AM
very good introduction for newbies!
Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 23, 10:55 AM
Getting started with using virtual reality in the classroom really is this easy
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Stephen's Web ~ IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Certifications

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This post from late February was referenced today in an email dfrom Rob Abel to IMS members updating them on the status of open badges patents. He references "a public listing of potential prior art generated by the Open Badges community" and also that "Pearson Acclaim pledged a royalty-free RAND license to any essential claims under a pending patent." More recently, "the patent office subsequently rejected some of the patent claims that are listed on the prior art spreadsheet." He also references "the strong support for the newly released OBv2 standard" that is the subject of this link.

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6 top tips to design effective Instructional Videos

6 top tips to design effective Instructional Videos | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it

There are a number of factors that contribute to the design and development of effective learning videos. In keeping with cognitive learning theories, video text, images, animation, and audio content should be designed to minimize cognitive load:

 

Segment (chunk) content carefully.When providing tutorials, use a first-person rather than a third-person perspective.Provide both spoken narration and related imagery/action. (However, for accessibility provide a means for the learner to access the text of the narration.) Use a conversational tone in the narration.Provide advance organizers and other visual and verbal cues to assist learners in schema creation.Associate content with emotion (positive or negative) to increase motivation and retention.Give the user control by including interactive tools for searching and navigation. Doing so improves both learner performance and satisfaction (Zhang, Zhou, Briggs, & Nunamaker, 2006).
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Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional #Videos 

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional #Videos  | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
We have collected the best video editing software for course creators. We tested and reviewed the most popular software to find the top video editing tool.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, March 7, 1:51 PM
Ferramentas para criar e editar videos educativos.
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Jolie liste d'outils pour gérer les vidéos du début à la fin en éducation.
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22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos
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Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace

Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it

Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business.

 

Reciprocity Principle

Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

 

Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way.

 

Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores.


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From original scoop: "Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business. Reciprocity Principle Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor. Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way. Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores."
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Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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Growth/Fixed Mindset, Math Practices, Standards Based Grading Visuals

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Instead of writing a syllabus or creating assessments or working on lessons plans, I have procrastinated and scoured some images from the web to make these. I have uploaded .png's of these into thi...

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Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:43 AM

If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

Katie Catania's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:06 AM

If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

Cathy Coghlan's curator insight, March 21, 2016 12:30 AM

If your learners are fans of Star Wars, then these posters may find a place in your classroom. You will find not only the image above (which is on Growth Mindset), but also an image of The Dark Side, otherwise knows as a Fixed Mindset.

In addition, there is a poster 8 Mathematical Processes of Jedi Masters, as well as one on Standards Based Gradings (an assessment tool). To go directly to a page that allows you to download the images click here.

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Visual Thinking

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There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it. When faced with too much information we shut down. If your ideas can’t be drawn, they can’t be done. Visual thinking is a vital skill for developing new ideas and designs, communicating those ideas effectively, and collaborating with others to make them real.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 6, 12:40 AM

A great introduction to visual thinking with some really useful videos.

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Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News)

Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News) | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
This is an edited excerpt from “How to Teach Computational Thinking,” first published by Stephen Wolfram on Sept. 7, 2016.

Pick any field “X,” from archaeology to zoology. There either is now a “computational X”, or there soon will be. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, farmers, whatever—the future of all these professions will be full of computational thinking. Whether it’s sensor-based medicine, computational contracts, education analytics or agriculture—success is going to rely on being able to do computational thinking well.

Computational thinking is going to be a defining feature of the future, and it’s an incredibly important thing to be teaching to kids today. But where does it fit into the standard educational curriculum? The answer, I think, is simple: everywhere!

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, September 14, 2016 3:28 AM
agitprop for the Wolfram language (Has NLP support and much more)
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This is a concept oftenoverlooked.
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Preparing Students for the Computational Future
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2016 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 2016 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

Munira Mansoor's curator insight, March 20, 3:51 AM

This topic shows how to put professionalism in our Routine and get it accommodate in our work.

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Body Language - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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In this lesson students will find out about body language and its impact on communications. They will have the opportunity to try to use body language and they will carry out online research to find out how well people consciously understand body language.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 15, 1:38 AM

use this lesson plan to help your students understand and control teir body language when they communicate.

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Acadly - check in to a better class

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Acadly saves you the time needed to manage multiple tools inside and outside the classroom. Use it to deliver scientific and seamless learning experiences that engage students more efficiently, and generate insights that help you understand your class better

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 1, 1:01 AM

A classroom LMS. Looks interesting.

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Help your students turn paper images into 3D images via Miguel Guhlin

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by Miguel Guhlin

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Marci Milius's curator insight, March 1, 10:55 AM
What a fun way for students to show what they know.
Wendy Jane Clarke's curator insight, March 2, 6:22 AM
Using technological resources such as this is vital for interdisciplinary unit, cross curricular planning.
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Share with your art & tech ed teacher! VR can happen in ANY classroom!

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[PDF] Redefining readiness from the inside out: The Future of Learning

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Babies born this year will have graduated from college by 2040 and be entering the workforce. Will they be ready?

Download our paper on The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out and learn how career readiness may be redefined to better prepare students for an uncertain future, based on a series of in-depth interviews with employees at cutting-edge organizations, as well as site visits to workspaces and strategic foresight research into current trends.

“By redefining readiness, we will better ensure all students are prepared for a future that is filled with uncertainty,” said KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of Strategic Foresight Katherine Prince.

More flexible skills, such as those focused on social-emotional development, promise to help students become resilient, reflective and able to form positive connections and relationships. This paper explores three core skills that promote the social and emotional awareness needed to succeed in the future workforce:

Deep self-knowledge: Individuals will need to continue to discover their own personal and professional strengths, weaknesses, passions and emotional patterns.Emotional regulation: Workers will need to be able to recognize their own emotions, understand the triggers that create them and move to more productive emotional states.Empathy and perspective taking: People will need to be able to recognize others’ emotions and perspectives to help build inclusive, collaborative work environments.
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12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design - Cult of Pedagogy 

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A couple of years ago, I saw a picture on Facebook that stopped me in my tracks: It was the classroom of Michigan high school English teacher Rebecca Malmquist. It looked like a living room. Like a place you’d go to curl up and read a book, take a nap, or have a really good conversation. And yet it was a classroom.

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12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design
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12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design
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Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education | EdSurge News

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Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. Kids, he argued, need time to dance, draw, create and find what they’re good at.

But he hasn’t given up on schools or education—far from it, in fact. For his follow-up act, Robinson is releasing a new book for parents on how to raise capable children who thrive in school. Make no mistake, though, he’s still shaking up the system (and redefining what that actually means).

In a wide-ranging interview, Robinson recently spoke with us about collaboration versus competition, the all-important parent-teacher relationship and what every parent and educator can do to improve education.

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Video of the Week: Dealing with digital distraction in the classroom

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"Here are some of the best ways to manage digital distraction in the classroom."


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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 6:05 PM

Share with your BYOD peeps!

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OMBEA - real-time formative assessment

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Our response system adds live polling to your Microsoft PowerPoint slides. It's ideal for small group teaching, huge lectures, and everything in between.

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Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

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When asked what my first language is, I often answer, "visual." I think in images, prefer to be taught through images, and like to express what I know through images. I find it disconcerting that a...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 18, 2015 7:59 AM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

sherri jarrett's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:02 AM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 2, 2015 7:08 PM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

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The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy

The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
Data & Society report responds to the "fake news" problem by evaluating the successes and failures of recent media literacy efforts while pointing towards next steps for educators, legislators, technologists, and philanthropists.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 6, 12:55 AM

Highly recommended. You can download the complete report for free.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 3, 5:42 AM
The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy
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Literacy and Digital Technology - Observe Learn and Do #computationalthinking

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What does Possum Magic by Mem Fox have to do with computational thinking and digital technologies?
Possum Magic by Mem Fox is a story about a magic grandma that makes her grandson Hush become invisible.

To solve the problem they travel Australia looking for ways to make Hush visible again. Luckily the problem is solved for Hush as he consumes classically Australian foods. Strangely they need to travel to most of the capital cities to do it. 

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The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design |

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design | | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it's worth asking, 'How effective is online learning?' The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience. For the purpose of this blog, I

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, March 7, 10:14 AM
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, March 9, 8:41 AM
An interesting and relevant blog by Caitlin Tucker.  She discusses design in relation to situated learning theory, using Content, Context, Community of Practice, and Participation as organizing principles for developing effectively designed online instruction.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 28, 9:21 AM
Designing online courses
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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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Download Videos From Sites Like Youtube, Vimeo, Vidme and Many More

Download Videos From Sites Like Youtube, Vimeo, Vidme and Many More | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it
Savieo is the easiest way to download video from the web.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 23, 1:33 AM

A very easy to use video downloader for those with poor internet connectivity.

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Make Beliefs Comix – Create Your Own Comix!

Make Beliefs Comix – Create Your Own Comix! | Enhanced motivations and new technologies in the Classroom as an alternative way to achieve “Active Learning” for the Gifted Immigrant Students | Scoop.it

Select a character to represent you and speak for you as you talk about yourself, your life story and your interests. Introduce yourself, talk about who you are, what you do, what you're interested in, what you like or don't like.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 1:05 AM

This is a great resource with some great ideas to get students writing comics.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 19, 12:10 PM
Here is a creative way for students to practice writing, grammar, vocabulary.