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Justin Marquis: What if Badges Replaced Grades?

Justin Marquis: What if Badges Replaced Grades? | On education | Scoop.it

"While there is some legitimate criticism of the random application of limited  gamification elements in traditional educational settings,  perhaps this is one possible exception to that rule. Considering a switch from  traditional letter or percentage grades to badges signifying achievement could  open up many possibilities for a more fine-grained tracking of student  progress, address some of the criticism regarding schools not teaching concrete  skills, and motivating students to learn."

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Bill Gates: Why 'game-based learning' is the future of education | eSchool News

Bill Gates: Why 'game-based learning' is the future of education | eSchool News | On education | Scoop.it

In Bill Gates’ vision of the classrooms of the future, students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster huddles around a computer terminal, playing an educational game or working on a simulator. Another works with a human teacher getting direct instruction, while another gets a digital lesson delivered from their teacher’s avatar.

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Our College Crisis: A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates

Our College Crisis: A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates | On education | Scoop.it

Of the many public figures who routinely sound off about the problems facing higher education in America, Bill Gates is one who is actually worth paying attention to. As he explained yesterday at the Washington Ideas Forum, shrinking state budgets have indeed made college less affordable and lead to ballooning student debt. But throughout most of our higher education system, the biggest problem isn't necessarily cost; it's our shockingly low graduation rates. If we want to produce an educated, 21st century workforce, we need to focus on making sure more students who are currently dropping out of school instead make it to commencement.

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Beyond Facebook: Engaging with regional and local social networks - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

These days, engaging students on Facebook and Twitter may not be enough of a social media strategy for many educational providers.

 

There are also local and/or regionally popular networks - such as Renren, Vkontakte, Orkut, and Badoo - to consider, particularly for recruiters targeting markets where global social platforms are either not widely used (or available at all) or where there are significant local competitors.


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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | On education | Scoop.it

I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.

 

Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/9-tools-to-create-e-magazines-and.html

 


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Does Twitter Improve Education?

Does Twitter Improve Education? | On education | Scoop.it

There has been post after post acknowledging how educators love Twitter while also encouraging others to use it themselves. With that though comes skeptics (as there should be), questioning whether the use of Twitter is beneficial to educators. I have thought about that question a lot and I can give a definitive answer: yes and no ( I am 100% certain of this).


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iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | On education | Scoop.it

By Lissa Pompos and Kevin Yee

 

A thorough and informative descriptive analysis of the pros and cons of these two very helpful apps; along with links to a number of resources and tutorials on screencasting in general.

 

Not mentioned in the article is that Explain Everything added a supplementary rendering app in Oct. 2012 that enables much faster processing of video recordings made on the iPad. -JL


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New WordPress Plugin: AutoPost to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + and more

New WordPress Plugin: AutoPost to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + and more | On education | Scoop.it

Blog post at Blog Genie : Have you been manually posting blog updates to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest?


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Collaborative Learning Online

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This site aims to inspire teachers to increase the communication and collaboration in their classrooms using web based tools such as blogs, wikis and social bookmarking tools. The examples given on...


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Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free | On education | Scoop.it

"I would simply urge UNESCO to respect the wishes of those people who are not commercial publishers or multi-million-dollar educational institutions, to recognize the intent of people creating NC-licensed resources to ensure they can be accessed for free, and to recognize resources licensed with a NC clause as OERs with equal standing."

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Five rules of student engagement for effective university marketing

Five rules of student engagement for effective university marketing | On education | Scoop.it

Can marketing help in tackling falling university applications? John Newbold offers tips on attracting your target audience.


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CourseTalk - Reviews for Open Online Courses

CourseTalk - Reviews for Open Online Courses | On education | Scoop.it
Share your experiences with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and discover new courses you'll love.
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Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge

Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge | On education | Scoop.it

Pretty much everything I'm doing now falls under the broad umbrella that I'd call collective intelligence. What does collective intelligence mean? It's important to realize that intelligence is not just something that happens inside individual brains. It also arises with groups of individuals. In fact, I'd define collective intelligence as groups of individuals acting collectively in ways that seem intelligent. By that definition, of course, collective intelligence has been around for a very long time. Families, companies, countries, and armies: those are all examples of groups of people working together in ways that at least sometimes seem intelligent.

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | On education | Scoop.it

Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.

 

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Gust MEES

 

Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/

 


Via Lisa Johnson , Nesrin Ouis, juandoming, Gust MEES, Aki Puustinen, Dr. Joan McGettigan, Digital Maverick, John Evans, THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, Rui Guimarães Lima, Jim Lerman
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Ariel Muñoz Prado's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:22 AM

¿No estaremos hablando de una Educación Transmedia? De mejorar la experiencia del usuario universitario, combinar conocimientos y TIC`s en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

"Como educadores do século 21, devemos oferecer oportunidades para que os alunos demonstrem o domínio e compreensão do currículo, não só com texto, mas também com imagens, áudio e vídeo".Wesley Fryer.

Website muito interessante que disponibiliza : definições, video exemplos, WORKFLOW, Ferramentas e tutoriais (Mapa de médias para o currículo)

 

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:14 AM

A great resource list for a variety of tools

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OpenStax announces first iPad version of its free, online textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

OpenStax announces first iPad version of its free, online textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

OpenStax College, the nonprofit, open-access publisher out of Rice University, announced the launch of its first iBook text Monday, becoming the latest publisher to try to make the free-with-paid-options model sustainable. The interactive, iPad-based version of OpenStax’s free-to-read online College Physics text is available through iTunes for $4.99.

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RSA Animate - Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.

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Barbosa, Ellen Francine et al.: Towards the development of open educational resources: challenges and issues

Barbosa, Ellen Francine et al.: Towards the development of open educational resources: challenges and issues | On education | Scoop.it

  

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Program, iPad help 3-year-old to communicate and share - The Seattle Times

Program, iPad help 3-year-old to communicate and share - The Seattle Times | On education | Scoop.it

Program, iPad help 3-year-old to communicate and shareThe Seattle TimesProgram, iPad help 3-year-old to communicate and share.


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Mike Caulfield: A Practical (and Real) Question About CC-NC

"The oer-community list is still buzzing about whether CC-NC is a good thing for openness or not. I thought I might ask a question that gives the conversation context and actually is a question that I am truly considering at this moment."

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Teaching and Learning with Social Media Facebook

Do you Facebook with your students? This presentation dives into teaching and learning with social media geared to using Facebook. Talking about Groups vs.


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TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials -- Campus Technology

Instructors have a new free resource to help them integrate content from TED talks into their courses.
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Instructors have a new free resource to help them integrate content from TED talks into their courses. TED has teamed up with publisher John Wiley & Sons to create PC- and iPad-based content that can be used to support lessons on happiness studies and statistics, with more on the way. TED is a non-profit organization that holds events drawing experts and presenters from multiple fields to share their work and thinking in a plethora of areas. Those "talks" are recorded and freely shared on the TED Web site.

TED Studies, as the new program is named, combines recorded TED video sessions on a given topic and adds essays and activities to round out each set of programs.


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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | On education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&amp;amp;answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Overgram: A Great App to Add Beautiful Text Captions in Photos

Overgram: A Great App to Add Beautiful Text Captions in Photos | On education | Scoop.it

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Brian Hickling's curator insight, December 24, 2012 7:58 AM

Photos with your thoughts!!!

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Student motivation through engagement & intrinsic rewards | MiddleWeb

Student motivation through engagement & intrinsic rewards | MiddleWeb | On education | Scoop.it

By Susan Curtis

Summary by MiddleWeb SmartBrief

 

"MiddleWeb co-editor Susan B. Curtis is back with another of her in-depth Resource Roundup articles. Student motivation has been an especially hot topic among educators in 2012, and she's pulled together blog posts, interviews and studies centering on some of the year's best commentary about intrinsic and extrinsic sources of motivation. You'll find plenty of solid research and advice that will serve you well in 2013 and beyond."


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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity... | On education | Scoop.it

Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 


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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.