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Sakai Virtual Conference 2018 Highlights/Recordings

Sakai Virtual Conference 2018 Highlights/Recordings | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Discover what happened at the Sakai Virtual Conference 2018, and check out the session recordings
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If you missed it-here's the links to the session recordings, what folks said about the conference and where the funds are going..

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Five End-of-Semester Gradebook Steps (for New and Classic Sakai Gradebooks)

Five End-of-Semester Gradebook Steps (for New and Classic Sakai Gradebooks) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Five end of semester Sakai gradebook steps for both the "New" and Classic Gradebooks
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Perfect time to check out the steps to get your gradebook in shape for the end of the semester!

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Where are the female academics on film?

Where are the female academics on film? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Amy Adams played an inter-species linguist in the 2016 film Arrival but she was a rarity. Most Hollywood films depict scholars as heroic males.
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The article makes some good points..

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Disrupting Illusions of [Student] Fluency (Mastery)

Disrupting Illusions of [Student] Fluency (Mastery) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The final class minutes can be best spent constructively assessing levels of student learning to disrupt illusions of fluency.
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Nice examples of how to use popular f2f methods in your online course..and how to use an LMS to supplement your f2f course

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The Need for Balanced Feedback

The Need for Balanced Feedback | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Pointing out errors without providing information that could prevent future repetitive errors does little to promote improvement.
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It takes time to create good rubrics, but it definitely helps you and your students when grading..to be as fair as you can..

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NC Community Colleges: Not keeping up (funding-wise)

NC Community Colleges: Not keeping up (funding-wise) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s community colleges are respected and loved by their communities – 58 colleges spread throughout the state, within a 30-minute drive of 95% of North Carolinians. And they are a critical link in North Carolina’s workforce and economic development. 

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Yep, the NC General Assembly provides less and less support for NC community college students (they keep the student tuition and dole back some to the community colleges), and faculty pay is actually going down, down, down. Faculty are paid less than NC K-12 teachers, and often have to have a Master's degree to teach.

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According to researchers: How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

According to researchers: How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say
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Promote the idea that girls are smart and therefore "good" at math/science, and provide positive role models to combat the "nerdy" STEM stereotypes. 

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160+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students

160+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. 

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Chrome apps/extensions are organized by grade level, category, and subject.  

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Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says

Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
As digital natives, Generation Z diverges strongly from millennials, their older counterparts, according to new research from Pearson.
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Yep-every year, my students preferred watching my or other folks videos over any other type of content or activity..

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Sakai Instructors: 3 Top Tips or How to Stop Wasting Your Time

Sakai Instructors: 3 Top Tips or How to Stop Wasting Your Time | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Most Sakai instructors are aware of the basics for setting up their courses, but we've found that some instructors are unaware of a few important ways you can save yourself precious time and effort.  Here are three of our "top tips": 

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Find out the fastest way to create Sakai tests (markup text); how to create the least number of gradebook items "from scratch" (let Sakai do the heavy lifting, it will generate your assignment/test gradebook items for you), and find out how to grade topic discussions without the hassles..  

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It is easy to become disheartened by student complaints, lack of administrative support, and job insecurity.
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Good advice, no matter what you're teaching..

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