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BYOD: What Training Professionals Need to Know - eLearning Industry

BYOD: What Training Professionals Need to Know - eLearning Industry | Student Support | Scoop.it
What Training Professionals Need to Know About BYOD. There are a few things every training professional should know when considering BYOD.

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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | Student Support | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Sign Language Interpreter Education: Time for a National Call to Action

Cindy Volk outlines the challenges in sign language interpreter education, encouraging the pursuit of meaningful improvements from all sectors of the community. More at: www.streetleverage.com.
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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic | Student Support | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 2015 2:02 PM

Badges are useful tools.  Generate engagement. Visualize assessment. Tools for coaching and encouragement.

deniseroberts's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:14 AM

Great article if you are considering "gamifying" your instruction whether it's virtual or face-to-face.

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Mental health research: underfunded and failing to attract young academics

Mental health research: underfunded and failing to attract young academics | Student Support | Scoop.it
While donors pour money into researching cures for cancer and heart disease, mental health is left out in the cold
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet | Student Support | Scoop.it

"Visual aids can be very helpful when you're introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you're trying to explain a problem to your tech support person. Here's a short guide to taking screenshots on your iPad, Android tablet, Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook."


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Deafness and the User Experience

Deafness and the User Experience | Student Support | Scoop.it
Because of limited awareness around Deafness and accessibility in the web community, it seems plausible to many of us that good captioning will fix it all. It won’t.
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4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | Top Hat

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | Top Hat | Student Support | Scoop.it
Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. Here are 4 examples to get you started!

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Junita Lyon's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:42 AM

This always has appealed to me engaging students this way 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:38 PM

A fun way to engage your students

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:25 PM

Des idées simples à mettre en place comme remplacer les notes par des points d'expérience. la gamification permet de rebooster les élèves Mais ne remplace pas la pédagogie.

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Creativity 'squeezed out of schools' academics warn - Telegraph

Creativity 'squeezed out of schools' academics warn - Telegraph | Student Support | Scoop.it
An emphasis on STEM subjects means many young people are missing out on opportunities to pursue cultural and creative pathways, according to research
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500+ University Researchers Sign Letter to Congress to Stop Test-Focused ... - DC Inno

500+ University Researchers Sign Letter to Congress to Stop Test-Focused ... - DC Inno | Student Support | Scoop.it
More than 500 researchers and professors in colleges, universities, and other research institutions throughout the United States have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama...

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Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial

Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial | Student Support | Scoop.it
A panel in New Mexico helped open eyes to the many roles already filled by libraries – a reality, panel members said, that many policy-makers sadly are not that familiar with.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 16, 2015 6:46 PM

They are and they will change. What I found out over the last few years I taught was that one thing that cannot be taken out is the human touch. Students love having stories read to them so the flesh-and-blood librarian is essential.

 

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Student Support | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 2015 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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The 5 Best Study Aid Apps for Students | Edudemic

The 5 Best Study Aid Apps for Students | Edudemic | Student Support | Scoop.it
It’s not easy for students to stay on task these days. From Facebook to Instagram and Twitter to instant messaging to pop up, there are so many distractions. Some study aid sites even offer a ‘study break’ where students can take five minutes to check out the latest celebrity news. But it’s never really five minutes, is it? So why not use technology to fight technology? There are some fabulous study aid apps out there designed especially to help students stay on track and stay focused.

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

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At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.

 

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Andrew J Gibson's curator insight, March 2, 2016 12:17 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 2, 2016 4:10 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



Melanie COVINHES's curator insight, March 8, 2016 4:29 AM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Student Support | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.
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Common Myths about e-Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

Common Myths about e-Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | Student Support | Scoop.it

"Gone are the days when class room training was the only way to learn. Ever since internet came into the picture, people have gotten creative in various fields. Technology has revolutionized the way we are living and learning methods are no exceptions. e-Learning is a relatively new technology that started popularizing among education centers and students in the past decade. It is not just restricted to education centers but is now open to industries, software, business learning, etc. e-Learning is breaking barriers when it comes to knowledge sharing and is considered to be the greatest gift for those with a thirst for knowledge. Any new technology sows the seeds for hearsay and below is a compilation of 7 common myths about e-Learning."


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How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs

How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs | Student Support | Scoop.it
The wheels in your brain are constantly turning, even when you're asleep or not paying attention. In fact, most of your brain’s activities are ones you’d never be aware of … unless they suddenly stopped. Nathan S. Jacobs takes us inside the always active, surprisingly spontaneous brain.

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Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent

Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent | Student Support | Scoop.it
Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 17, 2015 2:25 PM
Lots of ideas on why and how to get started with sketching and how it will improve your classes. The paper app is wonderful for sketching, but there are plenty ofothers as well..
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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | Student Support | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:45 AM

Toujours intéressant de tester comme beaucoup d'autres ressources en ligne pour l'orthographe. 

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom | Student Support | Scoop.it
Blended learning combines the best of online learning with traditional teaching. The educational trend is showing results – higher test scores, happier teachers and students – as more schools adopt and adapt it.
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Digital skills teaching in schools needs radical rethink, says report

Digital skills teaching in schools needs radical rethink, says report | Student Support | Scoop.it
IT skills should be treated as being as important as numeracy and literacy in British schools, says Lord committee
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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED | Student Support | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 15, 2015 9:12 AM

Interesting ideas based on research, the best news is you're not limited by your IQ, there are lots of ways your brain can learn and grow.

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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | Student Support | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad

Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad | Student Support | Scoop.it

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality. Recorded voices are in standard AAC/MP4/M4A format. Voice Record Pro can record directly in MP4 (AAC), MP3 (MPEG) and WAV (PCM) formats plus convert function for all supported formats.


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DemmyAnd's comment, February 18, 2015 5:23 PM
I would like to know if there is such a web tool for android phones.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 1, 2015 11:40 AM

HT Recorder is also a great voice recording app. The difference? HT Recorder is not free.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, March 17, 2015 6:09 AM

I use it all the time in language class. Best app on my iPad. 

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Student Support | Scoop.it
Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking. If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d …

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Mari Rodrigues's curator insight, February 17, 2015 5:59 AM

Um artigo bastante pertinente que nos remete para uma importante reflexão (Writing and keeping journals. A guide for educators and social practitioners)  sobre os benefícios associados à criação de um jornal, independentemente do propósito para o qual seja criado...

 

According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Without reflection, we become locked in a pattern of remembering and communicating information without taking the time to assess whether the information is true, utter garbage, or a valuable missing piece in a puzzle.[...]


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A journal is also a tool for self-discovery, an aid to concentration, a mirror for the soul, a place to generate and capture ideas, a safety valve for the emotions, a training ground for the writer, and a good friend and confidant. (op. cit.)

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 15, 2015 3:28 AM

Une autre façon de créer un portfolio d'apprentissage.

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, August 5, 2015 7:18 PM

Useful article on learning journals