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8 Must Have Gamification Apps, Tools, and Resources

8 Must Have Gamification Apps, Tools, and Resources | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Student engagement is tricky, but it’s also vitally important. When students are engaged in a lesson, they pay attention, ask questions, actively participate, and ultimately learn more.

But how can you increase student engagement in your classroom? How can you get young people to find grammar or science fascinating?

You can start by trying these 8 must have gamification apps, tools, and resources with your students.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 18, 4:16 AM

Cool stuff! Thanks to John Evans. 

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Designing Intelligent eLearning

Designing Intelligent eLearning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In a highly competitive industry, how does one stand out from the rest of the crowd and continue to generate new business and develop successful eLearning solutions? At Origin, we are headed towards a decade of excellence in eLearning and continue to serve our key clients with the same vigor and passion that we had on day one.

The three pillars that define our work are captured in the following words – Innovate | Ideate | Synergize.

We were among the early adopters of new-gen technologies and integrated Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions in some of our eLearning projects. The all-conquering smartphone and the rise of mobile learning was a trend that our core team believed would eventually become mainstream. This has now come true and the number of organizations investing in mobile learning solutions and learning apps is steadily increasing. In this blog post, we list down the best practices that we have adopted in creating effective and engaging eLearning solutions.


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Online platform to help schools evaluate effectiveness of EdTech

Online platform to help schools evaluate effectiveness of EdTech | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Available for free from October, Edtech Impact has been created by Innovate My School and YPO, with the aim of enabling teachers to measure the effectiveness of technology for themselves

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 6, 2:26 AM

Potentially very useful.

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How to Get Reluctant Professors on Board with Mobile Learning

How to Get Reluctant Professors on Board with Mobile Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Mobile learning is a growing trend for students who are increasingly searching for ways to take their education with them. They tend to prize flexibility when it comes to their academics, making it essential that professors start to add more mobile learning components to the curriculum. Old-school professors tend to be more reluctant to get on board with the mobile learning options that students love. However, this hesitancy can set them and their students up for failure as they move forward. How can you get a tentative teacher to start incorporating more mobile learning into their classroom?"


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Psst! Here's how parents really feel about classroom technology

Psst! Here's how parents really feel about classroom technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Parents are unsure of the impact technology will have on the future workforce, but half of parents in a recent survey believe their children should learn coding and computer programming."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2:19 AM

This is interesting. 

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Regina teacher using Minecraft to teach math | CBC News

Regina teacher using Minecraft to teach math | CBC News | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A Regina high school teacher is using the international smash hit video game Minecraft to teach his students math.

"I was inspired by my own kids — seeing them play Minecraft and building things," said Dean Vendramin, who teaches math and photography at O'Neill high school.

Minecraft involves building structures out of blocks.

"It's almost like playing with digital Lego," Vendramin said.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 30, 2:32 AM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

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Use photos in math to connect math to real world examples by @alicekeeler

Use photos in math to connect math to real world examples by @alicekeeler | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Math is all around us. When you see math "in the wild" take a picture of it! Easily create a Google Slides on the go and add the photo.

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The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects

The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Here are 12 of the very best digital storytelling resources from all over the Web—tools for engaging learners in the digital art of storytelling.

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Learning Producer: Retooling the Instructional Designer

Learning Producer: Retooling the Instructional Designer | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The skills of instructional design will continue to be important, but the Learning Producer has a wider set of competencies and capacities including:

• UserExperience
• Design Thinking
• Learning Data Analytics
• Curation Ecosystems
• Personalization Strategies
• Workflow and Performance Support
• Integration with Evolving AI & Machine Learning
• Understanding of Brain Science and Cognitive Behavior
• The “LEGO” Model of Content and Experience Development
• Globalization of Learning Resources
• And More…


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Edumorfosis's curator insight, September 23, 11:46 AM

ID is more than design teaching solutions. I't's about to design new learning ecologies.

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Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18

Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18 | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Blended teaching — which combines online and in-person instruction — is becoming more commonplace in K-12 schools.  In this webinar, we share the results of a two-year long project to develop an instrument for evaluating K-12 blended teacher readiness. We also provide list of core competencies for blended teaching along with resources can be used in professional development for in-service or pre-service teachers.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 19, 11:36 AM

Free Webinar sponsored by Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.  September 21, 2018 at 3:30 EST.

 

If you're blending or preparing to blend k-12 instruction... be there!

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3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.


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VRChat

VRChat | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
VRChat lets you create, publish, and explore virtual worlds with other people from around the world.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 6:38 AM

Looks like a great way to put the VR headset to use. You can also use it just with your normal screen. You'll need to download Steam first though. Enjoy.

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How to Use 3D Printing in Reading Class

How to Use 3D Printing in Reading Class | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"As technology continues to improve, teachers are finding more unique tools that can help bring lessons to life. 3D printing is the latest invention in a long string of innovation that can enhance the way students learn. Educators are just now beginning to grasp how useful this simple tool can be across all subject areas. One of the most overlooked classes that can benefit from this hands-on tool is reading."


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Immersive technology: Asset to the classroom or another tech fad?

Immersive technology: Asset to the classroom or another tech fad? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality—can immersive technology really benefit students and their learning, or are these just tech fads?"


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, October 11, 3:34 PM

Although I am curious to see where virtual reality is going in education, I envision a lot of potential for Augmented Reality.

Oscar Carrera's curator insight, October 12, 1:21 AM

Although I am curious to see where virtual reality is going in education, I envision a lot of potential for Augmented Reality.

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8 Kinds of Infographics and How to Use Them in E-Learning

8 Kinds of Infographics and How to Use Them in E-Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"We all know how valuable and popular infographics are with teachers and students alike. But when it comes to creating them for their own course, many instructors struggle to find good inspiration for their infographics. For some, it’s a simple matter of being more oriented toward words or numbers rather than graphics, but for others, the challenge lies in knowing what kind of information lends itself toward presentation as an infographic."


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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, October 8, 8:23 AM

Infografías y cómo utilizarlas en educación

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Write the Perfect Discussion Board Post in Your Online College Course

Write the Perfect Discussion Board Post in Your Online College Course | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Students who enroll in online degree programs may be concerned that they will miss out on the interaction that is found in traditional degree programs. However, these students still benefit from class discussions through online discussion boards, which allow them to create original posts about a course topic and respond to the posts of other students. This guide provides information on what students can expect when using an online discussion board, the etiquette to follow on these boards, and how professors grade the posts students make.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 28, 3:26 PM

Anyone taking (or teaching) an online course will benefit from reading this article. Even if you know it all,  take a look... you just might find something new. 

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Digital transformation, With Empathy via Storytelling 

Digital transformation, With Empathy via Storytelling  | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A change management expert tells me why success in digital transformation projects depends on a keen sense of empathy for the people affected

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, September 30, 4:28 AM

If you plan to go digital, show empathy to the person affected through storytelling ;)

Marta Torán's curator insight, September 30, 6:14 AM

Muy interesante este artículo de Phil Wainewright (@philww).

 

La transformación digital no es dotar de herramientas y tecnología para mejorar el trabajo. Es transformación y adaptación al cambio.

 

Necesita de la empatía de las personas.

Necesita de conversaciones.

Pez en Berlin's curator insight, October 14, 12:55 PM
Empathy tells a story

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New Kids On The Blockchain

New Kids On The Blockchain | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

An elementary school in Melbourne, Australia is on the forefront of the next digital revolution, teaching students about blockchain technology and its potential applications.

In Melbourne, Australia, local reports have recently focused attention on Wooranna Park Primary School, a small public institution which sits in one of country’s “most disadvantaged urban areas.” But, don’t be misled by Wooranna Park’s humble profile. The primary school is giving students a digital leg up through its pioneering education.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 15, 2017 10:36 PM
An elementary school in Melbourne, Australia is on the forefront of the next digital revolution, teaching students about blockchain technology and its potential applications.
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6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Inspiration for online teaching can appear in surprising places.
 Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 6:54 PM

Liz Hardy offers 6 quotations from Albert Einstein as anchors for sound advice on the often misunderstood realities of online teaching. As always elegant insight wrapped in clever perspective. Listen to Liz! 

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Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. The content itself can be curriculum, corporate training, technical tutorials, or any other subject that does not require the immediate response of an instructor. Self-paced instruction is constructed in such a way that the learner proceeds from one topic or segment to the next at their own speed. This type of instruction is becoming increasingly popular as the education world shifts from the classroom to the internet (Wikipedia)."

Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Also, this is ideal to help users retain information in a low pressure place as well as supplement different learning styles. Finally, self-paced learning is becoming more and more prevalent in schools with the integration of BYOD (bring your own device) or mobile learning."


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4 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on Social Media via Gaggle Speaks

4 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on Social Media via Gaggle Speaks | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
With the 2018-19 school year underway, children K-12 will be increasing the time spent on both school-provided technology and personal devices. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with the latest in social media, websites, and apps. Since these tools are constantly changing, they can pose a threat to the safety of children in …

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Here Are Some of The Best Audiobook Apps for Teachers and Students via Educators' tech

Here Are Some of The Best Audiobook Apps for Teachers and Students via Educators' tech | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Rhesa Bagley's curator insight, September 26, 9:29 AM
Even if you're a great reader, it's so much fun to be read to every now and again.
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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. But are those assumptions correct? Well, now we have research to help us find out. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences, a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers.

This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012. Back then, Snapchat was just a fledgling start-up, and Facebook was a top choice for teens. But how -- and how much -- teens use social media has evolved almost as quickly as the technology itself. This year's report doesn't just tell us about teens today; compared with our original data, it shows us just how much things have changed.

It might seem like teens are using social media more than ever (it's true -- they are!). Teachers work with teens every day, so it makes sense that we have our own opinions and anecdotes about their social media use. But it's important to remember that our personal perceptions about social media might not always reflect what our students experience online. And that's why this research is so important. The results of this latest study help us question our assumptions and start addressing real issues that help our students.


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Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality

Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Extended reality, including AR and VR, can dramatically change teaching and learning--but there are some hurdles to cross.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 19, 2:36 AM

Check this out! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Multimedia Projects for Social Studies Classes

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Multimedia Projects for Social Studies Classes | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
If you teach social studies and you're looking for a new project to engage your students this year, I have some suggestions for you. All o

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Janet Lanham's curator insight, September 13, 10:05 AM
Great collaborative opportunities for future ready librarians!