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Tero Toivanen

How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) | Edudemic - 53 views

  • “The technology used really help to enhance the writing and research process. Diigo and the iPads proved to be particularly helpful during the process of researching and annotating. Some minor challenges were presented with the use of this technology (writing with the IPads was a bit more difficult than typing on a computer), but nothing interfered with the process in a negative way. Some of the technology could prove very useful in the future.” 
  • Dropbox - This app allows students to work offline in the Pages app and upload their document to their Dropbox account with each new draft.  Pages does not support direct upload to Dropbox.  As a solution, students linked their Dropbox accounts with SendtoDropbox.
  • One of the earliest steps in the process was to have the students share a folder in their Dropbox account with their teacher in order to allow the teacher to check in on their progress along the way.
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  • Pages - While there are less expensive alternatives for word procession on an iPad, Pages is the most stable option that will consistently be supported and updated for the life of the iPads.
  • Diigo Web Highlighter for Safari - As one of our goals was to take advantage of the web connectivity and social bookmarking, Diigo was a perfect solution.  Once the Diigo app is installed, there is a three step process to install the Safari web highlighter.
  • To access and refer to each other’s research, students had to access Diigo through Safari, not the Diigo app.  The purpose of the collective research group was to have students examine each other’s research and use the resources their classmates found in their final research paper.
  • Notability - Because students would still be conducting traditional paper based research, we needed a solution that would allow them to digitize and share their research.  When students found traditional paper content that was part of their research, they could snap a picture of the document and pull it into Notability.  They could then digitally highlight, underline and insert notes on the document.  Notability will also export directly to Dropbox from within the app.
  • Explain Everything - This step was a late addition to the process and allowed students to create video screencasting feedback of each other’s papers.
  • Students exported a PDF version of their paper from Pages and email it to a classmates SendtoDropbox email address.  This would place the PDF version of the paper into the classmates Dropbox account.  The receiving student could then open ExplainEverything, link to their Dropbox account and use the PDF of their classmates paper as the back drop to the screencast.  To share the video files, we had students publish directly to the teacher’s YouTube channel from ExplainEverything. 
  • the recent update to the Google Drive app that allows for in-app creation, editing and sharing of a Google document absolutely changes the landscape of going completely paperless with iPads.  The clunky workaround of combining Pages, SendtoDropbox and Dropbox in order to get student work shared with the teacher would be much streamlined by conducting the entire process through Google Drive.
  • As an alternative to the process of writing in Pages, collecting research in Diigo and storing documents in Dropbox, I would consider jumping to Evernote to house the entire process.  Writing, researching and sharing could all be conducted within Evernote.
    Great article about how to use iPad:s in projects, with useful tips about apps.
Tero Toivanen

Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day: Mendeley - 2 views

    Mendeley, free academic software for managing and sharing research papers, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Mendeeley lets you manage your papers online, discover research trends and connect to like-minded researchers. Here are some of its features: 1. Automatic metadata and reference extraction 2. Full-text search and filters 3. File management, renaming and folder monitorin 4. Bibliographies in Microsoft Word and OpenOffice 5. Sharing and collaborative annotation 6. Online management and multi-machine synchronization 7. Citation capturing in the browser 8. Research trends and statistics 9. Research profiles and newsfeeds

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LaDawna Harrington

Shaping the Learning Environment - 0 views

FREE Webinar 4/17 | Guided Research Join us for the next LMC @ The Forefront webinar! Guided Research: Shaping the Learning Environment by Being observANT Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4pm / Eastern ...

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Paul Beaufait

CAL: Digests:The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Tool for Teacher-Researc... - 10 views

    "... The project described in this digest was designed with the belief that teacher professional growth can best be fostered through sustained collaborative inquiry between teachers and researchers. It has set out to incorporate what is known about quality professional development with the special features necessary for meeting the needs of English language learners. The project has defined a model of sheltered instruction based on the research of best practices, as well as on the experiences of the participating teachers and researchers..." (¶1).
Ihering Alcoforado

Mind, Brain, & Education - 1 views

    Solution Tree, a leading educational professional development company, has released Mind, Brain, & Education, a new book that explores neuroscience's implications for improving teaching and education.Mind, Brain, & Education is a landmark publication in the emerging field of educational neuroscience. The book showcases insights into the learning process and explores its implications for educational theory and practice. With an introduction and chapter by David A. Sousa, one of the primary researchers in the field, and chapters by 16 leading experts, Mind, Brain, & Education provides a comprehensive overview of the history and current research being conducted in this emerging field.The researchers who contribute to the volume use the growing knowledge of how the brain functions and develops to explore the field's implications for pedagogy and the classroom. "It's an excellent, timely, informative book on the history and current status of the field that has come to be known as educational neuroscience," said Robert Sylwester, emeritus professor of education at the University of Oregon. "The 10 chapters that constitute the heart of the book were written by a wonderful mix of outstanding researchers and educators, from Michael I. Posner, a renowned pioneer in the use of neuroimaging technology in psychology/education and the recipient of the 2009 National Medal of Science, to Judy Willis, who left a career as a neurologist to become an elementary/middle school teacher." Mind, Brain, & Education is the sixth book in the Leading Edge™ series. The Leading Edge™ series unites education authorities from around the globe and asks them to confront the important issues that affect teachers and administrators-the issues that profoundly impact student success
Maggie Wolfe Riley

Education - Tutorial: Two Uses of Technology to Improve Literacy and Critic... - 0 views

  • It's easy, efficient, and turbo-effective literacy, research, and information management. It's unique to the Berners-Lee Age. Gutenberg would have loved it. Some high-profile "researchers" apparently know little of it.
    two examples showing how blind the UCLA research was to today's possibilities, how behind the times.... It's easy, efficient, and turbo-effective literacy, research, and information management. It's unique to the Berners-Lee Age. Gutenberg would have loved it. Some high-profile "researchers" apparently know little of it.
Tero Toivanen

Why boys will pick Bob over Barbie - children are genetically programmed, say scientist... - 0 views

  • Tests involving children as young as three months suggest biological differences and not social pressures dictate which toys children like to play with. The U.S. study looked at babies aged three to eight months - before they can identify even the gender of other people.
  • Researchers placed a doll and truck inside a puppet-theatre style box and showed them to 30 children - 17 boys and 13 girls - for two ten-second intervals.The findings, from researchers at Texas A&M University, overturn conventional wisdom that children's toy preferences are down to social conditioning.
  • For the study, led by Gerianne Alexander, researchers set up a presentation box similar to a puppet theatre and placed a doll and truck inside.
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  • Eye-tracking technology measured how many times and how long the babies focused or 'fixated' on each object.
  • The researchers found that 'girls showed a visual preference for the doll over the toy truck and boys compared to girls showed a greater number of visual fixations on the truck'.
  • It seems unlikely that object interests in infants younger than nine months of age are a result of internal motivation to conform to external referents of gender role behaviour.
  • The study reinforces the findings of previous research by Dr Alexander involving green vervet monkeys. Male monkeys spent more time playing with traditional male toys such as a car and a ball than did female monkeys. The female monkeys, however, spent more time playing with a doll and a pot than did the males. 
    The researchers found that 'girls showed a visual preference for the doll over the toy truck and boys compared to girls showed a greater number of visual fixations on the truck'.
Anne Bubnic

New U.S. Research Center to Study Education Technology - 0 views

    Congress has authorized a new federal research center that will be charged with helping to develop innovative ways to use digital technology at schools and in universities. The National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies was included as part of the latest reauthorization Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader of the Higher Education Act, approved last month. President Bush signed the law on Aug. 14. The center will be charged with supporting research and development of new education technologies, including internet-based technologies. It will also help adapt techniques already widely used in other sectors, such as advertising and the military, to classroom instruction.

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BLOG USING GR8 WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND APPS IN XXI CENTURY EDUCATION by Lucian http://xeeme.c... - 0 views

    #curation is #socialmedia king . Top 10 #edtech20 tools who will change research in #education20 this year . I invite you to subscribe free to our monthly newstelller . This post was made after 1 year research in #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project . If you are agree that #curation is #socialmedia king leave a comment and share with #PLN . Also I invite to read every week on this blog about  gr8 tools . Also all my blog post are now on scoopit
Vince Mcdaniel

Easy Guide to Learn about MLA Citation Basics | Selected Reads - 0 views

    One of the basic things that any beginner researcher get to know and deal with is the citation of sources. Doing a research entails doing reading of different texts and from different resources, th...
    One of the basic things that any beginner researcher get to know and deal with is the citation of sources. Doing a research entails doing reading of different texts and from different resources, th...
Kerry J

The neuroscience of online learning Registration, Adelaide - Eventbrite - 22 views

    Neuroscience has shown that our brains are plastic and that education, gaming and the use of technology can change our brains' connectivity, function and structure. (1, 2) But learning is more than just biology - it is affected by our learning environment and the people with whom and from whom we learn. So how do you take what neuroscience reveals about the plastic, learning brain and combine it with educational research, expertise and common sense? Klevar, in association with Flinders University, are offering you the chance to explore this with Dr Paul Howard-Jones of the University of Bristol, researcher and author of "Introducing Neuroeducational Research: Neuroscience, Education and the Brain from Contexts to Practice".
Peter Horsfield

Dean Ornish - Extraordinary People Changing the Game - 0 views

    Meet the extraordinary physician, biological researcher, author and professor who is most popular for founding and leading the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, a non-profit organization that is responsible for studying and researching more efficient methods of treating various diseases, Dr. Dean Ornish. "I think we can make a difference by taking a coordinated approach". To read more about Dean Ornish visit
Ihering Alcoforado

Move Over Galileo, It's Science 2.0 :: University Communications Newsdesk, University o... - 0 views

    In a provocative article in this week's Science Magazine, the University of Maryland's Ben Shneiderman, one of the world's leading researchers and innovators in human-computer interaction, says it's time for the laboratory research that has defined science for the last 400 years to make room for a revolutionary new method of scientific discovery. He calls it Science 2.0., and it combines the hypothesis based inquiry of laboratory science with the methods of social science research to understand and improve the use of new human networks made possible by today's digital connectivity. Through Science 2.0, the societal potential of such networks can be realized for applications ranging from homeland security to medical care to the environment. Recently honored by the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction for his leadership in bringing scientific methods to the study of human use of computers, Shneiderman points to the effect that the World Wide Web and cell phones have had on building human collaborations and influencing society.
Jim Farmer

Helping children to become better researchers - 1 views

    Teaching elementary students research skills.
lisandro mierez | Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms - 0 views

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.
    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.
Marty Nostrala

Dulcinea Media, Inc. -- Uncluttering the Web - 18 views

    cannot effectively conduct research on the Internet. These are the products we have developed thus far in pursuit of that mission. Our Web Sites: SweetSearch, a Search Engine for Students, searches only 35,000 Web sites that have been approved by our staff. SweetSearch allows students to choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, without the distraction of unreliable sites.   SweetSearch Web Links To help educators introduce students to great Web resources, we have published model Web Links pages. All links have been evaluated and approved by Dulcinea Medias expert Internet researchers and librarian and teacher consultants. Web Links pages are free, intuitively organized, and accessible. FindingDulcinea, the Librarian of the Internet, guides students to credible and complete information online for thousands of subjects. We find the best links, organize them, and provide context, insight and research strategies. Follow findingDulcinea: EncontrandoDulcinea, a Bridge for Spanish Speakers, is our Web site for bilingual Spanish-speaking Internet users. Content from findingDulcinea has been translated into Spanish, providing Spanish language guidance to the best English and Spanish language Web links by topic. FindingEducation, a Community Tool for Educators, is a free tool that helps educators find the best online education resources, to manage, organize and share links with students and other educators, and to create Web-based assignments. Follow findingEducation: © 2009 Dulcinea Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Diigo Web Highlighter (1.5.1)  Highlight   B
Wendy Windust

WIDE World - Program Overview - 14 views

    Our goal is to transform school systems by developing professional communities of teachers and school leaders with interactive online courses and on-site support programs that enable schools to cultivate the critical learning students need for the 21st century world. Research-Based. WIDE World professional development programs are based on Teaching for Understanding, a classroom-tested framework developed through research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Online. WIDE World courses are conducted online and are asynchronous. This allows for flexible, adaptive, and convenient learning for all participants, regardless of location or schedule. Job-embedded. Through our courses, WIDE World learners integrate research-based strategies in their own workplace. Online coaches support cycles of learning, applying, and reflecting as teams of educators improve lesson plans, instruction, and data-driven action projects. Team-Based with Coaching. Systemic change requires coordinated effort from all stakeholders. Expert coaches help teachers, leaders, and specialists work in teams to develop a common language for defining and achieving shared goals. Tailored for Local Impact. WIDE World works with you to design professional development programs adapted precisely to address the needs of your school, program, district, or system and build local capacity for continuous improvement. Global Learning. In the online environment, participants collaborate with innovative educators from across the US and around the globe.

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles - 0 views

    "millions of students use EasyBib monthly to cite and doucment the best sources used in their research. We've now made these sources searchable. What you cite, others can search. It's a viruous cycle that improves research for all" on webpage. it is currently in BETA
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