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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2015 10:18 PM

Lots of great tools here!

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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American Schools Are Giving Kids Disabilities

American Schools Are Giving Kids Disabilities | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
James Aycock explains why we desperately need special education reform in the United States. Read why over a third of all students receiving special education services don't really need it.
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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:51 PM

All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation

23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In January I was one of the Apple Distinguished Educators who got to talk at the Apple Leadership Summit. Below you can see my presentation. For more information check http://ipa...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:08 PM

Teachers, check out this interesting slideshow by Suzanne Lustenhouwer about how to turn a boring book report into an exciting presentation using different iPad apps.

Thanks to Suzanne for the suggestion.

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How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website

How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:00 AM

Good to know!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:39 PM

Embed your Pinterest Board onto your library website or catalog home screen. It is sure to grab some attention. 

Keaton Dodson's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Very helpful and informative. Web Designer and Web Developer can definitely enhance their skills and make their designing more attractive and unique from others.

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How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning

How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Five simple steps to help teachers and students to share their voice and get started creating their own class podcast.

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Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:17 AM

"Blogs are so 2013"!!!(quote from the article)

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:33 PM

Students teaching other students is a great way to get kids engaged in learning.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:21 PM

Podbean looks interesting!

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8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard - Edudemic

8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard - Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Interactive whiteboards are a great classroom tool. Many teachers use them to project and capture images - basically as a high tech, connected chalkboard.

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Driton Ymeri's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:56 AM

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ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:57 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Teaching in Higher Education | 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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Synchrious - present your slides with webcam comments

Synchrious - present your slides with webcam comments | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Create highly engaging and measurable online lessons by synchronizing your presentation with your webcam and/or microphone. Develop assessments through interactive polls and analytics.


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Christina Ekholm's curator insight, April 16, 2014 4:56 PM
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Minerva Bueno's curator insight, April 21, 2014 6:40 PM

añada su visión ...

Two Pens's curator insight, April 22, 2014 1:37 PM

I'm going to try this.

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10 Examples Of Inclusion: For Those Who Need To See It To Believe It

10 Examples Of Inclusion: For Those Who Need To See It To Believe It | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What Does Inclusion Look Like? One of the questions that I get asked the most being an advocate for inclusive education is, “What does it look like?” Honestly, I think that is the hard part. Inclus...
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Executive Functioning: Problems and Solutions

This Prezi defines both the internal and external struggles of those that have weaknesses in EF. In addition, it offers general as well as academic solutions.
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How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds

How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The consistent and effective use of Descriptive feedback in classrooms has become a popular strategy due to its positive influence on student learning. Based on the research of John Hattie, my colleague, Jason Lynn has given me an in-depth look at Hattie’s work and how we can use it in the classroom.

 

Although the research suggests that providing students with descriptive feedback has the largest influence on student learning, it can be difficult for teachers to find more time to provide this meaningful assessment as learning and assessment for learning tool with regularity."

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 9, 2014 9:12 AM

This quick video, with written steps as well, shows how to make a separate document to comment on student work. I'm not sure why you need a separate document. Couldn't you write the comments on the original student document? 

Sra Rodenhi's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:35 AM

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Jay Roth's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:20 PM

A good start... and better than no descriptive feedback at all.

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:53 PM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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How to Design an Excellent Online Course

How to Design an Excellent Online Course | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I presented a session How to Design on Excellent Online Course at the e-Learning Strategies Symposium conference this past weekend, and share in this post  highlights and the presentation slides. I...
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Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Some call it the new Pinterest for educators, Educlipper is really a great and promising website where teachers get to curate and organize digital content. Educlipper has been designed specifically for educators and by an educator ( Adam Bellow: founder ). The process of setting up your Educlipper account is pretty easy and can be done in a few clicks and once logged in you can instantly start adding content ."


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4 Excellent Data Visualization Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Excellent Data Visualization Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint

Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Swipe launches out of private Beta today with a cloud-based tool for creating and consuming slide deck-style presentations. So far, so Prezi, you might say...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:52 AM

Love the thought of being able to actively engage the audience on their devices --and collect data to see how they are interacting. Article doesn't mention if it is free or not.

 

Gavin Keeble's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:20 PM

Swipe enables your audience to follow your slide deck in real time via their own device (phone, tablet, laptop - that some of your audience may be looking at anyway!), rather than looking at the main projector screen.

FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:57 PM

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Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic

Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Blended learning can create new career opportunities and improve conditions for teachers. As student roles evolve within a more personalized, tech-rich learning environment, teacher roles should evolve accordingly."

 


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SJ Parle's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:38 PM

I think that we're already on our way through this process. This infographic serves as a concise summary, although I would question some aspects - not sure that our earning potential is improved -?

 

Jacqueline Panvini De Rubin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:49 AM

Necesidad de cambios curriculares, aprendizaje colaborativo.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Students can become digital leaders & teachers also