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Scribblitt – Make Your Own Book – Kids Self Publishing

See on Scoop.itPedagogy & Higher Education

Scribblitt™ is a launch pad for creativity where kids can write, illustrate and professionally publish their own books, comics and stationery.
See on www.scribblitt.com

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Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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Joyce Valeneza:

 

I love searching Twitter.

 

And I love sharing how a Twitter search can dramatically impact student research, by connecting them with experts, encouraging them to develop current awareness, allowing them to listen in on the dialog of a particular field or niche, and, in some cases, enabling them to contribute to the conversation.

Lara N. Madden‘s insight:

This is a great way to also teach the 21st Century skill of sharing and being involved. Traditional research does not allow for sharing and publishing.

See on blogs.slj.com

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BE010: Jim Julius: Universal Design for Learning in Online and Face to Face Education

BE010: Jim Julius: Universal Design for Learning in Online and Face to Face Education.

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Flipped Classroom, Layered Learning, Using Online Content to reformat you class

So the buzz of flipped classroom is hitting higher education hard and fast. But as a parent of kids in jr. high & high school I see they have been doing this for awhile now. The idea is students come to class to create. To discuss. To become engaged.

Standard higher ed classes are lectures to hundreds of students, right? One professor lecturing all of their amazing (and I mean that seriously) knowledge to students to listen and retain, then to spit out on a multiple choice exam.

Flipped? Layered?

Think reading the content, watching the lectures online previous to coming to class, and engaging in dialogue, discussion, maybe an activity to gain insight regarding the content. Talk about the content, find relevance in the content, bring the content to life.

Layering group assignments, team-based assignments and service learning in there for students to manipulate the content.

They want to learn, they are here with a life goal in mind.

Lets work on flipping our classrooms to enhance our experiences and push the envelope. Let’s take it to the next level. Lets push it…

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Google+ Brings Automatic Authorship to WordPress & Typepad, Lets You Embed Posts

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Bloggers can sign into their respective platforms using their Google+ accounts, automatically tying their accounts together without going through the usual authorship hoops. And you can now embed Google+ posts on your blogging platform of choice.

See on searchenginewatch.com

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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios – Edudemic

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As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.

See on www.edudemic.com

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4 Powerful Apps to Visually Sketch Ideas on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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“One of the best techniques to catch and record ideas is through using visual graphs. Data that is visually encoded is more likely to be processed by the mind in a faster and easier way. This is probably the reason why students love it when comics and graphic are included in instruction. In this regard,  Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has curated a list of some powerful iPad apps that you and your students can use to visually grab ideas and create sketchy mindmaps. I invite you to check the collection below and share with us what you think of them.”

See on www.educatorstechnology.com

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