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Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL | Integration of tablets into teaching and learning

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The Creative Classrooms Lab project (CCL) brought together teachers and policy-makers in eight countries to design, implement and evaluate 1:1 tablet scenarios in 45 schools. The project produced learning scenarios and activities, guidelines and recommendations to help policy-makers and schools to take informed decisions on optimal strategies for implementing 1:1 initiatives in schools and for the effective integration of tablets into teaching and learning. The project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, was coordinated by European Schoolnet, involved 10 partners and ran from April 2013 to May 2015.

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The Creative Classrooms Lab project (CCL) brought together teachers and policy-makers in eight countries to design, implement and evaluate 1:1 tablet scenarios in 45 schools. The project produced learning scenarios and activities, guidelines and recommendations to help policy-makers and schools to take informed decisions on optimal strategies for implementing 1:1 initiatives in schools and for the effective integration of tablets into teaching and learning. The project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, was coordinated by European Schoolnet, involved 10 partners and ran from April 2013 to May 2015.


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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

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"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

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what's your chunking limit?

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If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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8 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom

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The Scale of the Universe 2

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic

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"The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.

 

A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. It does require Java though so Chrome users might have some trouble. In any case, this article focuses on non-Wordle options you should know about."

 


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4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content - Edudemic

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"Infographics are popular. They’re a fun way to present and read data, and many people believe that information that is presented visually is often retained better (at least for some learners). Many teachers today are using infographics, both in their classrooms and for their own professional development. There are so many tools out there to make your own infographics. In the education realm, most people I chat with say that they use Piktochart because it is free and very simple to use. One of the (newer) trends we’ve been noticing lately has been that more and more infographics are interactive."

 


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14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Edudemic

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These days, so much of the research students do is of the online variety. There’s less time spent in the library, requesting materials, and reading through print journals. Online research enables students (and teachers) to get the information they need quickly and efficiently. But just because there is a lot of information out there, a …

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You and your students are going to love Google.

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Tired students fear 'missing out'

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Should we really encourage the use of mobile technology to communicate with learners 

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Turn your ENTIRE room into a screen: Microsoft develops technology tht

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Washington-based Microsoft calls the SurroundWeb system a '3D browser'. It uses small projectors and sensors to scan the layout of a room and track gestures.
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Immerse yourself in the media output.  Imagine displaying content in the classroom :-)

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Internet safety: the fourth 'R' in skills education - Telegraph

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A new study to coincide with Safer Internet Day has revealed that 80 per cent of parents think that online safety is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic

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College with the best internet safety record reveals how it achieved this by turning off its electricity between 9 and 4:30

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A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos!

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"Sharing YouTube video is easy using options available on the platform, but there is another way, a nicer way to share YouTube™ videos with your students. NicerTube is an amazing platform that allows users to share YouTube videos getting rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos."


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This is a great way to show YouTube Videos in your classroom. Takes less than a minute to set up and gets rid of all the extra clutter. You can quickly select one of their own backgrounds or even use your own blog as the background. Check it out. It's free!

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 11, 2015 10:09 AM

add some focus to your selections, and subtract the distractions.

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10 new Moodle themes that are out of this world...

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Gordon McLeod has created 10 new themes which are all part of his Planet series. Mercury was the first but now available are Earth, Luna, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Check them all out here: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1039666. The Pl...
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What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

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A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance....
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65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Blogger Danny Nicholson shares his top 65 free resources, lessons, templates & games for interactive whiteboards, including SMART & Promethean boards.
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A great site, packed with links to  really cool content for your Interactive Whiteboard, enjoy :-)

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A Handy Visual on How Teachers Can Create and Use QR Code from iPad

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30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching

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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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"Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration."


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'Post-it notes' transfer files just by sticking them on a computer

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The paper-thin Datastickies were created by designer Aditi Singh and university professor Parag Anand, both from New Delhi, India.
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Tech-like magical powers

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Ring was created by California-based firm Logbar and prices start at $145 (£87). Wearers can draw envelopes to open emails, or write letters in mid air, for example.
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Too much fun yes 

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