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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Social Media | Scoop.it
How could video-conferencing software possibly improve my classroom? Check 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. Free Educational Technology.

Via Gust MEES, Dennis T OConnor, sarah kozlowski, Kelly, Jennifer Kleiner
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Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

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Amos J Cruz's curator insight, March 8, 2015 11:14 PM

One thing that I don't see mentioned here that you can only have two cameras interacting unless you pay for a level of service that allows multiple participants to join by camera.  Otherwise, solid recommendations on how to use video conferencing to engage the classroom..as long as there's only two computers involved.  Google Hangout anyone??? 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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5 Tips to Spark Lively Online Discussions Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

5 Tips to Spark Lively Online Discussions Infographic  - e-Learning Infographics | Social Media | Scoop.it
5 Tips to Spark Lively Online Discussions Infographic. Online Discussions Infographic.

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I've experienced online courses with both lively and dull discussion boards. This is a good infographic with suggestions about how to increase discussion engagement amongst students. 

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sarah kozlowski's curator insight, March 15, 2015 9:53 PM

This infographic could also apply to face to face learning environments as well as online learning. These approaches to sparking lively discussions should vary depending on the type of learning environment that it is being applied along with each activity.

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:53 AM

I love infographics!  This one is helpful because this is a common issue when dealing with asynchronous discussion.  

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:49 PM

This article has wonderful ideas for relating effectively online. The ideas are easy to use and helps with social media online presence.  

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Social Media | Scoop.it
How could video-conferencing software possibly improve my classroom? Check 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. Free Educational Technology.

Via Gust MEES, Dennis T OConnor, sarah kozlowski, Kelly, Jennifer Kleiner
Jen Pollard's insight:

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

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Amos J Cruz's curator insight, March 8, 2015 11:14 PM

One thing that I don't see mentioned here that you can only have two cameras interacting unless you pay for a level of service that allows multiple participants to join by camera.  Otherwise, solid recommendations on how to use video conferencing to engage the classroom..as long as there's only two computers involved.  Google Hangout anyone??? 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site (with Weebly!)

The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site (with Weebly!) | Social Media | Scoop.it

"It doesn’t get much easier than Weebly – its free, fast, and very user friendly, but also powerful enough to meet sophisticated needs ..."


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Weebly is an easy to use platform that lets users set up their own webpage. Educators have found it useful for course materials, class websites, or class projects due to its ease of use that doesn't require any coding knowledge. 

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Janna Mattson's curator insight, March 5, 2015 1:44 PM

Weebly supports experiential learning activities based on constructivist theory. 

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 7, 2015 1:38 PM

Scooped from Jen Pollard's Scoop.it - Weebly seems like it would be a great tool for those starting out in using websites in some fashion for their instruction. I could see it being very useful for course management and housing readings, reflections, and more.

sarah kozlowski's curator insight, March 15, 2015 9:49 PM

Weebly is a simple approach to an online facilitated LMS.

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Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery

Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery | Social Media | Scoop.it

With its integrated Creative Commons image search, one-touch formatting, and streamlined layout options, Haiku Deck already saves you ridiculous amounts of time. The brand-new presentation template gallery jump-starts your creative process even more — now it’s easy to save a template to your account and edit it, instead of starting from scratch.


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Haiku Deck provides a clean and crisp user interface to craft a powerful presentation. The photo gallery is extremely large and gives a great deal of variety to users. 

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Luís Cálix's curator insight, February 28, 2015 12:53 PM

Basta inscrever-se no site. Pode carregar os modelos para si e acrescentar outros à galeria. O processo é simples e resulta em grande poupança de tempo.

Kelly's curator insight, March 3, 2015 12:22 AM

Having seen this tool incorporated into a SMLE on this week's discussion board I was curious. Now I'm impressed.

Janna Mattson's curator insight, March 5, 2015 1:31 PM

The new templates are impressive! I looked into Haiku Deck a few years back, but it seemed limited in terms of other presentation tools available. Now I see much more affordability in using the tool.

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Inspired Locations of Learning

Inspired Locations of Learning | Social Media | Scoop.it
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Great scoop from @phillipvollman. Foursquare-based treasure hunt set up by Pearson to highlight historic and current players in education - really innovative way to teach this topic! 

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The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags

The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags | Social Media | Scoop.it

You see them everywhere around the web… From Twitter to Instagram, hashtags are an essential part of social media. So, why should you care about hashtags?


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Great infographic explaining the basics of hashtags and how they vary across different social media platforms. 

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Marc Monge's curator insight, February 23, 2015 3:08 AM

Petit outil sympa à conserver prêt de son smartphone.

Kristie's curator insight, February 25, 2015 9:55 PM

Good reference on hashtags.

Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, March 20, 2015 1:45 AM

Great Guide.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Social Media | Scoop.it

 

 


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Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 21, 2015 11:26 AM

More teacher, student empowerment, more play, directed tech use, and less grades!  Amen to that!

Sharryn Cunningham's curator insight, February 21, 2015 8:15 PM

Somehow parents, teachers and school leaders need to find the balance between traditional and contemporary teaching and learning expectations. To be truly effective this needs to be a whole school vision to ensure students consolidate 21st Century practices.

Roselyne Lecuyer's curator insight, February 23, 2015 4:03 AM

Eg Learning Maths through games apps !

Cf also : 5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/5-games-and-apps-that-build-math-and-english-skills/

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eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free

eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free | Social Media | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Becky Roehrs, Lindsay Sprague
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My classmate Lindsay Sprague shared this great app! You point the camera of your phone or iPad at the text you want to record and eHighlighter will automatically grab your highlighted text and save it for you to annotate.  This could be great in K-12 education as well as for students in college.

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Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:47 AM

Good free app, but NOTABILITY is still the best, and worth the small cost.

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:25 PM

You point the camera of your phone or iPad at the text you want to record and eHighlighter will automatically grab your highlighted text and save it for you to annotate.  In 7th grade ELA, students are constantly annotating.  I'd like them to practice at home, and this could be a great alternative to printing texts for them because they have the freedom to choose their own.  Win-win!

Bridget Crossman's curator insight, February 20, 2015 11:23 PM

Highlighting tool for ipad

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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom | Social Media | Scoop.it
50 Ideas For Using Skype in Your Classroom (Great ideas. MT @TeachThought: 50 ways to use Skype for learning: http://t.co/TuuLi4gDtV #edtech #edu)
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I love the idea to use Skype to meet with other classrooms around the country and world! What a wonderful way to introduce students to new cultures and provide them with an applied learning experience. Skype is also a very powerful social tool in higher education through its ability to help students practice job interviews and bring employers from remote campuses to Mason! I can't wait to explore more ideas for using Skype with students in Career Services. 

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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 26, 2015 3:05 PM

Skype is a great way to utilize the advancements in communication technology.  Students now have the ability to speak directly with people from all corners of the globe, and this is a great resource for ways to incorporate it effectively.

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Teaching children about Creative Commons Licenses to re-use images | Open Education Working Group

Teaching children about Creative Commons Licenses to re-use images | Open Education Working Group | Social Media | Scoop.it
Teaching children about @creativecommons licenses to re-use images http://t.co/jNT51iADu5 by @jobadge via @TheoKL

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This is a very important topic - as we continue to see the evolution of print content to digital content, students must understand copyright issues and creative commons licensing. 

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 13, 2015 11:01 AM

Children are taught a valuable (and continuing) lesson in both media/online ethics and a practical primer in finding the right type of image for their projects.

Kelly's curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:31 PM

important lessons for all who seek to use publicly available images

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content | Social Media | Scoop.it

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Twitter can be a powerful tool for educators if you know where to look. Hashtags provide a powerful way to search for an aggregate relevant content on Twitter

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Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015 | Social Media | Scoop.it

"Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your favorite celebrities are up to. It is also handy in your classroom; platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others have the power to help you forge closer connections with students and parents and enhance the educational experience in your classroom. How can you make it happen? Let the following resources lead the way."


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Social media is ever-changing and this provides a good overview of some tools to look at for 2015. It's important to keep up to date on trends to provide students with the best learning environment possible.

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John O'Connor's curator insight, February 7, 2015 7:06 PM

Being a massive fan of social media I feel that it must be used more by teachers.

Natali L's curator insight, May 30, 2015 5:50 PM

Social media is more than a way to find cute cat videos and read the gossip about upcoming movies; it is a powerful entity that can impact how you teach and how you relate to your students. The above resources can help you refine your teaching skills related to social media.

Sotsiaalmeedia ei ole ainult tee leidmaks armsaid kassi videosid või lugemaks kuulujutte ilmuvatest filmidest; see on võimas organisatsioon, mis võib mõjutada õpetamist ja õpilastesse suhtumist. Ülaltoodud materjal aitab teid täiustada  sotsiaalmeediaga seotud  õpetamisoskusi.

 

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4 ways journalism educators are using Storify as a teaching tool | Poynter.

4 ways journalism educators are using Storify as a teaching tool | Poynter. | Social Media | Scoop.it
Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's

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Great article that shows the application of Storify from Jennifer Kleiner. Storify provides a unique way to personalize aggregated content to tell a powerful story. 

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Kelly's curator insight, February 15, 2015 5:56 PM

journalism seems to be one of the best suited areas for use with storify -- I plan to share this with my daughter's high school journalism course

 

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:54 AM

I actually teach a Journalism course.  I love the idea of Storify to teach the kids about various forms of media, creating a story using a unified idea, and finding reliable sources.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:53 PM

Storify is a wonderful tool for teaching. This article focuses on excellent ideas using Storify to  teach, create, inform, and engage.

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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | Social Media | Scoop.it

According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy).


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Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Must-read: How Snapchat Discover will Change Publishing

Must-read: How Snapchat Discover will Change Publishing | Social Media | Scoop.it


Snapchat, valued at $19B, has no problems getting new users. Their main focus right now is finding revenue streams. While it's still early, it looks like Discover is gonna be a big deal....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Snapchat recently unveiled discover, a way for select publishers to share video content to users. From their blog post "Snapchat Discover" is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It's the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 21, 2015 10:35 AM
Publishers love Snapchat Discove for a good reason - revenue!
Brenda Wadey's curator insight, February 22, 2015 10:03 AM

Discover: interesting possibilities. 

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Twitter Tips for teachers

Twitter Tips for teachers | Social Media | Scoop.it
I use Twitter only for professional development and as a means to keep in touch, share with and learn from 21 century educators throughout the world. I have established  and maintained a worldwide ...

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Great resource for new Twitter users and experienced tweeters. Includes 8 twitter chats/hash tags to follow to get engaged and learn from others each week.

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The NMC Horizon Report - 2015 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report -  2015 Higher Education  Edition | Social Media | Scoop.it

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The 2015 NMC Horizon Report gives a wonderful overview of how technology and social media can be integrated into the classroom to personalize learning for today's digital natives. The section on flipped classrooms is particularly interesting!

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