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The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers

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"It is time to hear from students!

 

Ann Michaelsen, a High School English teacher from Oslo, Norway did precisely that. She gave her students a voice, the time to research, write and platform to share THEIR perspective. What does it mean to be a connected learner as a student?"


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Jason Verbovszky's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:09 AM

This looks like a great book that is written by students for teachers.  It's only $5 as well in ebook format.

 

- Jason

Paula Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:13 PM

global classroom

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Top 10 Must & Important Free Windows Applications | Tech Web Stuff

Top 10 Must & Important Free Windows Applications | Tech Web Stuff | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it
Best & Must Have free windows applications to download with Ccleaner, Fences, TrueCrypt, Revo Uninstaller, 7Zip, Irfan View, Tweak UI, Unlocker, Launchy, Free Download Manager

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fareedullahzahid's comment, May 29, 2013 1:19 AM
good
jhon once's comment, May 30, 2013 11:55 PM
thanks, http://bestplanetseo.com/
Sean Tan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:06 PM

Quite important.

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5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

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Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:25 AM
Very good and creative way, noot a bad idea.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:03 PM

If your goal is to have students become excellent learners, this should be on your list of things to consider!

Tatyana Chernaya's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:51 AM

And also some great ideas of 5 ice-breakers, a 5-day blogathon, using images, etc.

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6 Internet Lessons I Learned From My Mom

6 Internet Lessons I Learned From My Mom | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Mob mentality can take over all too easily online. Your social stream has likely been flooded with status updates about breaking news. While it's important to stay current, establish a strong personal brand that doesn't waver based on what's trending. After all, the root of mom's lesson is to stay true to yourself.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:35 PM

I particularly like number 6

asli telli's comment, May 16, 2013 2:40 AM
my fave is no 4
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Young 'prefer to read on screen'

Young 'prefer to read on screen' | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

The National Literary Trust studied almost 35,000 eight- to 16-year-olds.

Its findings suggest a picture of young people who are now immersed in a screen-based culture.

As well as social networking and browsing websites, the study indicates almost a third of youngsters read fiction on online devices.


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taccle3's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:36 AM

http://taccle2.eu/primary/kindles-for-kids

taccle3's comment, May 17, 2013 4:36 AM
some more insights on http://taccle2.eu/primary/kindles-for-kids
Susan's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:51 AM

My thoughts in writing!

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

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As teachers, when we assign a research project, we often focus on the end product: the research essay, presentation, etc. However, students (especially young students) do not automatically know how to conduct meaningful research. Our modern students are used to Googling answers. They have grown accustomed to information being readily available. However, as academics, we know that research isn’t a  fast process. It’s slow and deliberate. As a teacher, I need to intentionally slow my students down during this exercise. I do this by breaking down a larger project into more manageable chunks and focusing on the process.


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aisha ertugrul's comment, May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
Yes, which is what is meant by "plagiarism proof" assignments. I would also add that it is essential to practice paraphrasing and do it effectively by using all four skills. I did a poster presentation on this topic: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/aisha-ertugrul/preventing-plagiarism-poster
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Aisha I have scooped your poster on Information and digital literacy...
AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:45 PM

more structure and guidance to help develop the skills for research - okay!

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Effective Classroom Presentations

I delivered a talk at Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) on May 03, 2013 addressing a group of nearly 50 higher-ed educators on the use of technology in the classroom...


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Michele Cairns's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:18 AM

Before setting your students off to do their PPT have them review this.

Enrique Adolfo Simmonds Barrios's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:26 PM

We have to know how is the better way to show effective classroom presentations

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:02 AM

An effective presentation to watch!

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship is " the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."

 

It is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age. Just like literacy and numeracy initiatives which provide people with the skills to ' participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involved life long learner.'

 

I personally recommend that teachers and educators should, throughout the entire school year, devote special sessions to just teaching students about Digital Citizenship. Students need to learn how to act appropriately while using the net and there are several activities and resources to help you do that with them. Check out this section  to access some of these resources. I am also sharing with you today a great graphic on the components of digital citizenship.Try out printing it and using it with your students in the classroom. It is really wonderful. Click headline to view graphic full screen-- 


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Os Ishmael's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:14 PM

Extremely valuable! I little mentoined topic of digital citizenship that needs more airtime!

Tony Gough's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:19 AM

Use the Internet by respecting the work of those who help you learn!

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 10, 2013 1:40 PM
Very interesting,good indeed.
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26 Great Time Management Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Great Time Management Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Managing you time effectively  becomes a real challenge in a world full of all kinds of distractions.The uptake of digital media and the pervasiveness of the smart hand-held devices made some people forget about their real life and only live on the cloud. Think about how many times an email bip, a Facebook notification, or a Twitter tweet interrupted you in the middle of ,say, reading a book or working on an assignment.


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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, May 2, 2013 7:19 PM
26 Grands Conseils de gestion du temps pour les enseignants ~ technologie de l'éducation et de l'apprentissage mobile
Francis Namo's comment, May 3, 2013 5:14 AM
At the university of Nigeria,teachers are taught the basic principles of time management since time they say vital to success see http://www.unn.edu.ng
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Moodle Workshop 2.0 - a (simplified) explanation

This is a quick and ugly explanation of how grades are calculated in the revised Workshop module being released in Moodle 2.0.

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154 Ways to Use Moodle

Sometimes the hardest part is deciding what to put on your Moodle page. There is no wrong way to create a Moodle page. Your page should fit the needs of you, your students and parents. Below is a list to help you decide what to include on your page. Have fun creating with Moodle!.


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John Purificati's curator insight, April 25, 2013 6:27 AM

Good ideas especially for those new to Moodle.

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Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers

Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Easy Portfolio is the easiest way to capture evidence of learning within a portfolio.

A variety of records can be added, including

✓ Photo and videos
✓ Audio recordings or Music files
✓ Web links to online work
✓ Text Entries/Observations
✓ Digital documents direct from dropbox or email

Share a portfolio via email or sync direct to a dropbox account


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Neil McMillan's comment, April 16, 2013 3:40 PM
Looks really good, but on close inspection does not allow for synching across devices which is a major drawback in my book.
Isidore Postmes's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:26 PM

Lets go mobile and collect....is making portfolio's really getting fun? I'm gonna try definitely!

John Rudkin's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:02 AM

Looking at Portfolio packages, this one is neat.

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eduClipper

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Once installed in your browser, the "eduClip It" button lets you grab an content from any website and add it to one of your eduClipboards. When you clip from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.


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Maria Palaska's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:47 AM

very useful tool! thanks!

Euneos's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:44 AM

eduClipper on scoop.it -palvelun tyylinen sovellus. Nimen alkuosan edu- viittaa mahdollisesti siihen, että palvelu keskittyy opetuksellisiin aineistoihin. Tai sitten ei.

Tatyana Oleinik's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:24 AM

it's good

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

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We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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The MOOC

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Duncan McCue looks at the MOOC, otherwise known as, the Massive Open Online Course. They are changing the way teachers teach and the way students learn because they can fill a classroom with a billion brains.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:48 AM

Interesting video on MOOCs. It's beginning to look like anything that is online education is now being called a MOOC. It's like an echo from 20 years ago when e-learning started taking off. Seems like a lot of people are really missing the point.

Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, May 12, 2013 3:45 AM

This is not new - I taught the International Writing Exchange (IWE) from 1993, but technology allows much more nowadays. Go for it and learn whatever your heart desires!  Go for challenging courses though, not a book on the Web!! 

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:10 AM

Information and knowledge is there. Only you decide what to make of it.

Sharing knowledge will always give you back more than what you give.

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What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out!

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success.


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Martin King's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:55 AM

This would be much more appealling - to me and all those natives -  if it was repurposed as an interactive quiz.  If time and Google Drive allows I may well get busy - and share alike.

Don Doehla's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:51 AM

Interesting insights!

Stuart McKinnon's curator insight, January 11, 10:37 AM
Fun quiz on a digital footprint/tattoo.
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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

While some teachers want to remove all digital distractions from the classroom, others say Generation M’s biggest challenges — like giving schoolwork undivided attention — require learninga new set of behaviors that need to be taught and modeled. Besides, tasks like online research, communicating with teachers and other students, and sharing ideas and divvying up work online are mandatory parts of doing school work. So the question for educators is: what to do about it?

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:04 AM

Not many real conclusions here, but it is asking the right questions and coming up with the right conclusions.

taccle3's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:55 AM

Ofsted (England schools inspectorate) are talking about banning mobile phones from the classroom

Digital Directions's curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:57 AM

One of the biggest criticisms of millenials is that they are easily distracted and commonly multitasking - how do you make sure that new technology in lessons don't also become a multitasking distraction?

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ICT in schools survey – many children not getting what they need; teachers need more training and support.

ICT in schools survey – many children not getting what they need; teachers need more training and support. | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven. These skills and support for teachers to deliver them need a strong boost, according to a survey on the use of digital technologies in schools in Europe published by the Commission.

 


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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, May 21, 2013 1:25 PM

This is our greatest challenge! How do we overcome this obstacle? We are hoping to address some of these issues in our JT2020 planning.

 

AUXI RUIZ's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:23 AM

Todo apunta a la necesidad de la actualziación y modernización docente en el uso y aplicación de las TIC.

Gamini L Kumara's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:25 PM

there should be a web site for this

 

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Slides - create and share beautiful presentations

Slides - create and share beautiful presentations | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

The Slides editor is available right in your browser. All of your work is stored securely on our servers, accessible wherever you are. Presentations can be viewed in any modern browser, including mobile. 

There's a wide variety of themes and transitions to pick from to make sure things look and move the way you want them. Decks are stored as HTML documents, so you can always edit the markup and customize to your needs.


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Susan Preston's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:17 AM

That would save the problem of sending large files :)

Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:30 AM
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Slides is a new online HTML presentation creator by Hakim El Hattab who is also the author of Reveal.js application, which is why the tools are similar. An easy way of creating an online slide presentation without the coding knowledge.

To learn how to work on slid.es, check out the tutorial http://slid.es/news/welcome-to-slides

Free account lets you make public decks and gives you a storage space of 250 MB. There is also a Pro account for $7/mo with 2 GB of space.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:12 AM

In contradistinction to MS Powerpoint, Slides is a HTML presentation for creating dynamic and inspiring presentations online, which can be stored as HTML documents.

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The 21st century skill students really lack.

The 21st century skill students really lack. | Transforming Higher Education with IT | Scoop.it

Most teachers t think that students today have a problem paying attention. They seem impatient, easily bored.

I’ve argued that I think it’s unlikely that they are incapable of paying attention, but rather that they are quick to deem things not worth the effort.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:35 AM

Some nice messages in this article.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:21 AM

Read this after you watch Rita Pierson at TED... If that doesn't make you think...

Rachel Hall's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:24 PM

Interesting reading

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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

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In the end, MOOCs and online programs primarily help those who are self motivated to learn, and the vast majority of these people would have figured out how to educate themselves, whether in college or on their own, regardless of whether or not online courses are available.

 


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Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 4:21 PM
There need not be a dichotomy of online learning and having the personalized attention of a teacher/coach. This article, and others like it, are misguided if their point is that online education will forever remain a fantasy; they are valuable articles in that they correctly note what's limiting and/or dysfunctional now to set us on course to the new "reality" of online and blended learning being superior to traditional "brick and mortar" education.
Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:36 AM

интернет-обучение - преимущественно фантазии. Оно подходит только для мотивированных, целеустремленных, склонных к самостоятельному поиску знаний

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:56 PM

Learning has almost always been a social endeavor... online learning that approximates such...is potentially more effective... 

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Online Education Gets a "Curious" Boost

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Bringing teachers students together online. (Online Education Gets a "Curious" Boost | NBC Bay Area: Online education is growing so quickly, it'...
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Gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes

It is possible to gamify any Moodle 2 course using out-of-the-box Moodle features. Watch this video to learn how to gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 mi...

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Helena Afonso Dos Santos's comment, April 17, 2013 8:08 AM
Yes... there's a course free at https://www.coursera.org//course/gamification
Luís Filipe Barata's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:20 AM

Já gostava do moodle... mas as atividades adaptativas estão quase disponíveis com o moodle!

Um agradável descoberta!

Goly Rabbanim's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:57 AM

סרטון ממצה ובהיר כיצד להפיח חיים בקורס עם גרסאת מודל 2 ומעלה.

 

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The 6 Key Drivers of Student Engagement -- THE Journal

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We believe that relevant, personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student achievement. Although these learning experiences were available in a more limited way before the advent of technology, digital conversion has taken them to an entirely new level.


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LingleOnline's comment, May 2, 2013 4:31 AM
relevant, personalized, collaborative, and connected ... couldn't have said it better!
Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:00 AM

A awesome read about using technology to connect with your students.

Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:15 PM

The new culture in the classrooms - digital learning drives student achievement