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How to use the Clips app on iPhone to record and edit videos - Business Insider

How to use the Clips app on iPhone to record and edit videos - Business Insider | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Clips is a deceptively rich and complex video-editing app for iOS. 

Clips lets you combine video clips and still images along with filters, title cards, graphics, and audio. While it's designed to let you quickly assemble videos for social media, the app lets you make surprisingly complex video productions. 

Here's how to use it. "


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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick | Higher Education | Scoop.it
by Terry Heick

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Make this teaching year even better than last year with these creative shifts in thinking about teaching and learning!
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8 Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers curated by educators' Technology

8 Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers curated by educators' Technology | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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This is an excellent place to find at least one or two citation generators you didn't know about!
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This webpage lists 8 different citation/reference sites that do anything from create citations for academic papers, check for plagiarism, and provide writing style resources.
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Unlimited - All-in-One Subscription Digital Access “This changes Everything!”

Unlimited - All-in-One Subscription Digital Access “This changes Everything!” | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cengage Unlimited – an all-in-one digital subscription giving students unlimited access to course materials each semester for one low price. Pay once for all your classes.
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Law enforcement can now scan your DNA in 90 minutes, but should they? #investorseurope #technology 

Law enforcement can now scan your DNA in 90 minutes, but should they? #investorseurope #technology  | Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new law allows law enforcement officials to use ‘rapid DNA technology,’ giving the Pleasanton-based market leader of the machines a big boost.

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"Using the technology, investigators can find out whether an arrestee’s DNA matches the DNA in the FBI database while suspects are still being processed. But the prospect raises privacy concerns for some. Before the legislation, law enforcement agencies had to send DNA samples to government labs and wait for it to get tested, which could take days or even weeks. The bill allows law enforcement agencies, under FBI guidelines, to use rapid DNA technology — made by companies like IntegenX or Ande — to automate the process and test DNA much faster to find database matches."

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Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional formatting. If you’re just using excel to sum and chart columns, this graphic can show you some other tools to help you become the spreadsheet ninja you always wanted to be. 

Of course, real spreadsheet ninja probably already use these features on the reg—but let’s say you’re in training and just want to beef up your Microsoft Excel skills. This graphic from the folks at STL won’t show you exactly how to apply each Excel feature to your graphs, but they do show you how things like Waterfall Charts, Goal Seek, and Flash Fill actually work, so you can try them out yourself. The next time you’re working with large quantities of data, give them a try.
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This is a quick 'cheat sheet' for 7 super useful Excel features you might not be aware of. Up you spreadsheet management, and save time getting your work done.
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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students | Higher Education | Scoop.it
So how do you teach in this odd virtual space? How do you keep participants from descending into that peculiar passivity characteristic of conference calls? And how do you help students fight the constant temptation of momentarily clicking away from class? While virtual classes are not without challenges, there are, in fact, concrete steps you can take to run class sessions that are energetic, interactive, and productive.
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These are some high quality suggestions that can be simply and easily incorporated into your synchronous online class. Having done numerous webinar trainings, a couple of things I would add is 
1) the 60 minutes (or whatever your timeline) will seem to go by very fast once you get feedback from your students; 
2) after you ask a question, it's okay to say something like, "take a minute to think about that" then wait! 

You might only wait for 15 or 30 seconds but the silence is golden! I don't recommend you insert these pauses too often, but once in awhile gives students an opportunity to actually reflect on the question and form a coherent response...don't rush it.
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The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students? via Indiana Jen

The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students? via Indiana Jen | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I wrote a blog post entitled: Lifelong Learning is an Essential Skill, not a Buzzword. The more I read about future-readiness, 21st century skills, job market reports, and advances in technology (especially AI), the more I understand this to be true. Recently, PEW Research published a report on the Future of Jobs…

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I believe that if you can identify the fundamental or essentials of any occupation or discipline AND you can continue to educate yourself on those basics, only then will you have any hope of remaining relevant in this ever-changing landscape of the 21st century!
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 19, 2017 12:55 PM
Reflect on this article about preparing students for an unknown future. Engaging students to learn the skills for learning will prepare them for any possibility.
Damian Walenciejczyk's curator insight, November 28, 2019 7:44 AM
Dzisiejsze prace mogą jutro nie istnieć

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Book | Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

Get your free audio book: http://ntube.space/e/B00KAY9B06 In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on th
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CES 2017 Wearable Tech

CES 2017 EBC Las Vegas Correspondent Nicole will give us a look at the latest in wearable technology. Brought to you by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation: EB
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Hybrid Learning: The Actual Case Of A Graduate Systems Engineering Program For The Industry

Hybrid Learning: The Actual Case Of A Graduate Systems Engineering Program For The Industry ABSTRACT "This paper first examines prevalent onlin
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10 Best Educational Resources For Teachers And Students

Finding effective strategies and resources is imperative in helping students with here are ten of the best for special education teachers today mar 29, 201
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Calls for 'airport-style' searches of students before exams following Telegraph investigation

Calls for 'airport-style' searches of students before exams following Telegraph investigation | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students should be subject to "intrusive" airport-style searches before sitting exams, MPs and university bosses have said, amid fears a growing number are using tiny in-ear devices to cheat the system.
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5 Link Shorteners to Try Besides Google URL Shortener

5 Link Shorteners to Try Besides Google URL Shortener | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Trying to convince people to click on a long, jumbled link is almost as bad as a door-to-door salesman trying to sell people financial services. Needless to say, if your audience sees a link they perceive to be spammy in one of your social media posts, they’ll do the digital equivalent of slamming the door in your face -- scroll past it

To avoid being perceived as spammy or sloppy when you have a legitimate link to share, check out our list of the five best link shorteners that’ll clip your links into clean, consistent, and clickable URLs.

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Get away from the multi-gibberish links created in your Google Drive (and elsewhere) and get a short, applicable and targeted link people can actually understand and type in their search bar!
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The School in the Cloud

The School in the Cloud | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The School in the Cloud platform was originally launched at the 2014 TED conference to help accelerate this research by helping educators — be they teachers, parents or community leaders — to run their own SOLEs and to contribute to the global experiment by sharing their experiences with others.

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This is an intriguing platform and opportunity to connect learners and teachers. The potential to foster critical thinking through challenging questions will be the key to innovative discoveries, as well as independent learning gains.
Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2018 12:51 PM

This is a fantastic resource for those wishing to try SOLE with their classes.

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Unlimited - All-in-One Subscription Digital Access

Unlimited - All-in-One Subscription Digital Access | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cengage Unlimited – an all-in-one digital subscription giving students unlimited access to course materials each semester for one low price. Pay once for all your classes.
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This is a game changer!

A quiet contributor of mounting student debt in HigherEd has been the cost for course materials. Couple rising textbook costs with a demanding curriculum and students are perfectly positioned for stress, debt, and failure.



Simply put, the Cengage Unlimited subscription model, changes everything!



Parents, educators and students should note that since the goal of Cengage is to position students for success by making high quality content affordable, what is the goal of other publishers in the HigherEd industry?

This model has a proven success record in comparable industries so adopting it in HigherEd is a long needed improvement! 
Cengage was first...who’s next?
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ShotSpotter Making a Difference in Kansas City, MO Gun Violence

ShotSpotter Making a Difference in Kansas City, MO Gun Violence | Higher Education | Scoop.it

I had the opportunity to see a demonstration of the shotspotter application in action. Within 2 minutes of the sound of a firearm discharge, police can triangulate to within 25 meters (or less) as to where the shot originated.Coupled with the traffic cameras recordings, police can zero in on whether a vehicle was in the vicinity and when the automated license plate reader is applied, identify the vehicle owner.


So why isn't this revolutionary software not implemented everywhere? The number 1 reason is cost. While it is certainly an effective tool for reducing gun violence and assisting in the solving homicides, the cost to establish and maintain the application is prohibitive. Further, in the event an offender is identified and brought to justice, the cost associated with the prosecution for the illegal weapon discharge is often picked up by the municipality. 


One suggested solution is to apply the asset forfeiture laws and processes to convicted offenders as a means of recovering or off-setting the costs associated with using the application. Some have suggested that in doing so the community actually benefits by removing a public danger, and compensating the community for the cost of neutralizing a public threat. 


Opponents such measures fear that police decision-makers might see such a move as a revenue stream, which could divert from the police mission of serve and protect. However, until the cost of operation for the application is reduced to a manageable level, the program is destined to see slow or no growth in the Kansas City Missouri metro areas.


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Police technology taking back the streets, one shot at a time.
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Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan

Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Focus your planning by getting clear on just three things: the WHAT, the HOW, and the WHY.
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If teach or know someone who does you’ll find this to be an absolute game changer! Three simple sentence prompts can change how you approach teaching any subject and propel you to focus on the essentials. 
Once you master the prompts you can’t help but look at teaching in a whole new way! Dynamic teaching doesn’t just happen, there’s a strategy for success. Norman Eng shares his strategy. 
What would yours be?
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15 Ways for Students (and Teaching Professionals) to Use Google Keep [infographic]

15 Ways for Students (and Teaching Professionals) to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep! 

Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help students and teaching professionals create and share notes, lists, and reminders. This short infographic captures some of the ideas.

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If you think Microsoft OneNote is good, you're going to love Google Keep! Here are 15 simple ways students (and teaching professionals) can use Google Keep. Be sure to share them with your professional network!
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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use.
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This is the 'open secret' many dismiss out of hand. Rather than assuming all my students know how to use Google Drive, OneNote, Box.com and other online applications, I take the time to walk them through it when we need it in class. Some students can be hyper sensitive to negative feedback, and others don't want to be the one that slows the momentum of the class with questions everyone else seems to know the answers to.

Rather than expose any student to peer scrutiny, I make it a point to remind the class that not everyone has the same level of knowledge as I do, so I need to ensure we all start out on the same page. This interview corroborates my gut assessments. 
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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

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This is incredibly relevant for today's educators across levels and disciplines. 
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Book | Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World

Get your free audio book: http://eita.space/e/B004L62ISG Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World provides practical strategie
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Learn Italian Online YouTube

Choose a Starting Level to Suit You Now. Speak, Read, Write & Listen! Pronounciation · Offline mode · Learn anytime · Grammar units · 12 languages · 60
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Neuroscience and Learning in Higher Ed

From March 21, 2017 - MCTV Studio, Rockville, Maryland The President's Innovation Forum hosted a discussion about neuroscience and learning in highe
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It's not just students who are frightened of Cambridge - teachers are too

It's not just students who are frightened of Cambridge - teachers are too | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Every year, thousands of perfectly eligible candidates miss out on a place at Cambridge.
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