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How Teachers Are Making Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

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"When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets."


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10 changes to expect from the library of the future

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"Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space. What makes them such lasting institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike. The library system probably won’t disappear anytime soon, but rather, see itself blossoming into something new and exciting in congruence with today’s myriad informational demands."


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A Graphic Syllabus Can Bring Clarity to Course Structure | Faculty Focus

A Graphic Syllabus Can Bring Clarity to Course Structure | Faculty Focus | Online Teaching and Learning at ACU | Scoop.it

I always struggled with ways of graphically representing course content. I was never very successful until I discovered that students could do what I couldn’t.

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TESTING doesn’t have to be a bad word

Teaching and assessment go hand in hand. With the help of clever online quiz tools, the two can be practically seamless and--believe it or not--even fun.
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'Me.edu': Debating the Coming Personalization of Higher Ed

"We’re used to personalization on the consumer Web, from book recommendations on Amazon to the news feed on Facebook. But what will it mean for learning as colleges, too, increasingly mine data to shape the student experience? What does educational personalization look like? How finely should technologists try to parse it—down to individual learning styles? How will personalization conflict with existing regulations? And what are the risks?"


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Personally Significant Learning - Erica McWilliam -

"Learning matters more than knowing...capacity and competence cannot be extrapolated from success in discipline-based exams or the ability to imitate low level knowledge transactions.

 

The speed and complexity of transactions in life, in business and in learning demand a new era of learning engagement in which teachers see themselves as Meddlers in the Middle, co-learning with kids, modelling how to take risks, do experiments, and how to be resilient when those experiments don’t come off....Medding-in-the-middle challenges the Sage on the Stage and the Guide on the Side."

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Video: How do people learn?

"Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn!"


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Survey: Students want personalized learning, mobile technology

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"More and more students own mobile devices, including tablets, and indicate a strong desire to use those personal learning tools in school to increase collaboration and access to resources, according to the annual Speak Up Survey, which is facilitated by Project Tomorrow."


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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor!
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The value of small discussion groups in online environments

"My online Sociology courses are capped at 60 students. To make the discussion board forums a bit more manageable, I subdivide classes into three or four separate forums of 15-20 students each. I have found that this has two main effects: it encourages a greater sense of community among students, and helps to discourage plagiarism.  Smaller groups encourage students to get to know each other well; students often say that they look forward to reading other students’ posts whom they have come to know."


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Social Media infiltrates education: It has Arrived… | online learning ...

Social Media infiltrates education: It has Arrived… | online learning ... | Online Teaching and Learning at ACU | Scoop.it
"Facebook can add what has been missing, the social presence dimension that is necessary to a successful learning experience....Facebook Groups for Schools connects faculty and students within a college or university."
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