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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

12 augmented reality apps students can use today | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, March 20, 2017 12:40 PM

Excelentes herramientas para llevar al salón de clases. 

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, April 12, 2017 6:22 PM
Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Often described as “QR codes on steroids,” the technology offers new and exciting ways for students to interact with lessons, said Jeff Peterson, an instructional technologist in the Lamar Consolidated ISD in Texas. Peterson presented a TCEA 2017 session on augmented reality’s application in classrooms.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 14, 2017 2:12 AM
More and more options for the use of AR in the class :)
 
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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2017 5:13 PM

Making and writing go together. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 4, 2017 5:13 PM

Make it happen in the writing process classroom.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 30, 6:43 PM

Libraries are becoming centers for reading, writing and MAKING.  Get your hands on the future. 

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Podcasting sparks imagination, creativity, and builds listening skills. Just about any teacher with a smartphone and an internet connection can have their students podcasting quickly!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2017 11:59 AM

Listening, thinking, writing, creating -- all wrapped up in a podcasting final product. 

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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, February 28, 2017 10:25 PM
No pierde su vigencia, pero es necesario saberla aplicar en los distintos contextos
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 8, 2017 1:37 AM
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives
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6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 30, 2017 2:09 PM

Not providing any video or audio resources in an online class is tough on your students-you need interactive items for students-it's best if you include a number of yourself discussing / demoing concepts too. 

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, February 2, 2017 10:18 AM
good points: avoid teaching online if you have not learned online
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, February 2, 2017 10:50 AM
El instructor motiva o inspira a continuar con los cursos online. No solamente el diseño cuenta
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Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, merchandise or services. The power of color schemes should not to be underestimated. If used creatively, even the simpliest colors can not only boost the ability to advertise but also improve the time a user spends on a website averagely.


However, choosing the wrong color schemes can be disastrous to say the least and can drown any product or service, regardless of how big it is or what it brings to the table. For example, some advertisers choose flashy colors to capture the attention of their target audience. Although they may succeed in getting the heads turn in their direction, the audience will lose interest in the long haul.


This eventually ends up damaging brand image and reputation of the business.In this article, we will cover which types of color schemes to avoid in online advertising. I’ve gathered a list of “NOT TOs” along with an alternative methods for you to try....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 29, 2016 1:35 AM

Colors will make or break your website design. Read and learn how to put color theory to work for biggest impact.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 29, 2016 9:18 AM

Use colors the right way for better results.

Yu PANG's curator insight, December 6, 2016 5:28 AM
Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design –#WebDesign Tips & Tricks
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Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads

Recently Juho Kim, a Ph.D. student at MIT, Rob Rubin, the VP of Engineering at edX, and Philip J. Guo from the University of Rochester  How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos at the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S).


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 10, 2016 6:47 PM

Interesantes resultados y recomendaciones que surgen de un estudio realizado a partir del análisis de la data recogida de la observación de 6.9 millones de sesiones de videos por parte de estudiantes de cuatro cursos edX y de entrevistas con equipos de producción de dichos videos. Se midió el nivel de interés (engagement) que estos videos provocaron en los estudiantes de manera indirecta a través del tiempo en que estos permanecían observando el video. Aún cuando esta no es ni siquiera una buena medida para comprender el impacto de estos contenidos multimedia en el aprendizaje de los alumnos, el estudio brinda algunas interesantes luces sobre como deben producirse estos videos para fines educativos y conseguir al menos que los estudiantes no se aburran rápidamente con ellos.

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, October 12, 2016 9:52 PM
Para nuestros cursantes de edición de video
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2016 1:16 AM
Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads
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Time to Dive in? A Chart of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students

Time to Dive in? A Chart of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is making some huge inroads in the field of education. More and more teachers are incorporating this relatively new technology in their classrooms. Augmented reality is also redefining the notion of learning by adding a layer of interactivity, engagement and vividness to students learning experiences. Teachers have been using augmented reality in many varied ways and across different school subjects, this post from Edutopia provides some good examples in this regard. The success of AR in education is attributed to the increasing availability of mobile apps designed specifically to help learners leverage the power of AR in their learning.  Below are some very good AR apps to try out with your students. This is a work in progress and we will be adding more to the list in the future. Enjoy

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 19, 2016 12:24 PM
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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 19, 2016 11:40 PM

Learning has to be interactive, engaging and personalized. AR apps will be one of the preferred tools.

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 20, 2016 9:47 AM
The apps are divided by category and is being added to as new apps appear. 
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Technology Tips Newsletter - Curation Tips

Technology Tips Newsletter - Curation Tips | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Whether for scholarly research or personal interests, most people come across online articles that they want to save for future reference.

How do you keep track of the articles you want to read? Check out one of these free services that make storing and managing articles easy.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 2016 1:05 PM

Here's a well curated review of bookmarking and curation systems that will help you keep track of what you find on the web.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 28, 2016 12:52 AM
Curation tips for saving articles.
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5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The 5 Mistakes in Using Video for eLearning Courses Infographic presents five mistakes you should avoid when utilizing videos for your curriculum.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 25, 2016 10:45 AM

Short, on point course videos work.  However, there are some basic mistakes to avoid. This infographic informs succinctly.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 26, 2016 2:26 AM
5 mistakes many of us have made... good idea to have them together as a reminder :-)
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4 Ways You Can Blend E-learning Courses with M-Learning

4 Ways You Can Blend E-learning Courses with M-Learning | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
This blog post shares about several ways to blend e-learning with m-learning.
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Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry

Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Interested in learning about the top Mobile Learning Trends for 2016? Check the top Mobile Learning Trends for the year 2016.

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, May 14, 2016 1:49 AM
Nothing very new here, but a good, brief summary of current trends
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It’s been called “The Swiss Army Knife” of Apps! | Teaching Tomorrow's Skills Today


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6 Activities To Develop Your eLearning Expertise - eLearning Industry

6 Activities To Develop Your eLearning Expertise - eLearning Industry | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Want to know how to Develop Your eLearning Expertise? Check 6 activities to help you build your eLearning expertise as an eLearning developer.
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10 Reasons Why You Need Microlearning In 2017 - eLearning Industry

10 Reasons Why You Need Microlearning In 2017 - eLearning Industry | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Want to know why you need Microlearning In 2017? Check 10 reasons microlearning should be at the top of your learning agenda in 2017.
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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, February 17, 2017 3:32 AM
common sense edu agitprop - but nice to have the explicit list
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Fast Facts on Adult Learners Infographic


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 20, 2017 11:45 AM

Know your audience. Quick graphic overview of adult learners. 

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9 Tips To Create An Effective User Interface Design - eLearning Industry

Wondering how you could create an effective User Interface Design? Check 9 tips to create an effective User Interface Design for your audience.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 6, 2017 9:53 AM
Excellent advice. Where course design meets user design.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, March 22, 2017 12:04 AM
User Interface Design for e-learning in 9 tips!
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A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
The posting below, a bit longer than most, describes a dozen tips for working with adult learners. It is from Chapter 4 – A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning, in the book, Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers, by Ralph G. Brocket. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company. One Montgomery Street, Suite 1200. San Francisco, CA 94104-4594 www.wiley.com All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, December 5, 2016 1:27 PM
Great list!
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2016 2:01 PM
Great article form Tomorrow's Professor.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, December 8, 2016 4:06 PM
Goed om te signaleren op 'Een Leven Lang Leren'.
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Free Images - Pixabay

Free Images - Pixabay | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Over 800,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics.

 

Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

 

Free images and videos you can use anywhere.

 

All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 18, 2016 2:45 AM

I depend on and use Pixabay every day for blogging, writing, presentations and pretty much every content creation you can think of. Highly recommended! 10/10

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Backward Design, Forward Progress

Backward Design, Forward Progress | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
First, (re)designing a course via backward design forces us to step back from our fields of expertise, which we know so well and hold so dear, and approach the learning process as novices. That is to say, we are so familiar with our disciplines and their content that it’s hard to imagine anyone not endowed with such knowledge or a burning desire to acquire it.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 10, 2016 4:18 PM

 

Online instructors are often asked to teach a course built by someone else.those given the chance to redesign a course will appreciate this interesting take on backward design.

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Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues & opportunities in post-secondary teaching & learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2016

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 6, 2016 1:05 PM
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 7, 2016 1:34 AM
Différents sujets à surveiller pour la pédagogie dans l'enseignement supérieur.
Audencia-innovation's curator insight, October 7, 2016 11:17 AM
Rich and relevant information on pedagogy. Thanks!
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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2016 11:23 PM

Fantastic collection of rubrics you can adapt to your assessment needs.

Marta Torán's curator insight, November 13, 2016 6:33 AM

Excelente colección de rúbricas

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, November 14, 2016 2:26 AM
Muy interesante y prácticos todos los enlaces para generar y consultar rúbricas.
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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! ...

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Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy? | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, August 4, 2016 10:30 PM
Some thoughts about learning analytics