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Martin Burrett

Talking Transition - 7 views

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    "Moving from one school to another is a seminal moment in the lives of young people. Ensuring a smooth start can change how a pupil sees school, their education and their future. Preparing adquently for a new school, or even a new school year is vitial… and that is just the teachers!"
carmin karasic

Flickr: The Help Forum: [bug] map fuctionality - 12 views

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    How to find an image location in Flickr... It used to be easier!
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    How to find an image location in Flickr... It used to be easier!
Rafael Morales_Gamboa

The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum - Hybrid Pedagogy - 74 views

  • There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform from Blackboard to Moodle to Coursera.
  • as though one relatively standardized interface can stand in for the many and varied modes of interaction we might have in a physical classroom
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      The point is not to reproduce what occurs in the physical classroom, but to provide support for discussion that takes advantage of the digital environment.
  • predetermined variables
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      They do not have to be predetermined.
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  • Most online learning platforms make customization slow or difficult enough to deter responsiveness or impulsivity
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      I do not agree with this. It would require a well defined criteria to properly compare the flexibility of both environments.
  • building community is at the heart of learning
  • which would never seem reasonable in our on-ground pedagogy
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      That does not mean it does not make sense in the digital environment. 
  • Students post because they have to, not because they enjoy doing so
  • Rather than hacking the system to fit our pedagogy, we can easily become the teachers the LMS wants us to be
  • In a classroom, we work diligently to unify our students, to foster a supportive environment, and to encourage cooperation and collaboration
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      Too much of an idyllic view of the physical classrom. If what is said here about it where the case in the mayority of cases, the world would be a much better one.
  • While some might argue that the 140-character limit doesn’t allow for deep inquiry, we disagree. Twitter, rather, becomes a tool for a collective inquiry, creating depth through the metonymic relationship between tweets and between tweets and what they link to.
    • Rafael Morales_Gamboa
       
      What about the bus stop metaphor? Does it not apply to Twitter as well?
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    "There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform from Blackboard to Moodle to Coursera."
Roland Gesthuizen

What Does It Mean to Be a Connected Educator? | Edutopia - 48 views

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    "For many of us, becoming a connected educator transformed our lives. Suddenly, we had access to networks of experts and peers invested in improving education practices and willing to share their favorite tools, resources, and strategies. .. So share with us: Tell us your stories about being a connected educator. What has it meant for you? How has it transformed student learning in your classroom? What tools and resources do you rely on most?"
Lauren Rosen

Collaborize Classroom -free resources - 4 views

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    Resources to prepare students and teachers for getting involved in an online community.
Amy Burns

Collaborize Classroom | Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students - 11 views

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    Online discussion that allows for media, text, voting, and student commenting. More than just a linear discussion. Has topic organization and class organization. Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students
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    a free online collaborative education platform that allows students and teachers to transcend the boundaries of their physical classroom to engage in an online collaborative learning environment.
Martin Burrett

Ribbot - Create a Forum - 58 views

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    Make your own Twitter-like discussion forum for your colleagues or students. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Carl Bogardu

EduGeek.net - The Front Page - 60 views

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    For the education it guy
Kathy Favazza

VoiceThread - Help - Forum - K-12 Educator Account - 59 views

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    helpful hints on using voicethread
Todd Finley

Introduction to Forums - 42 views

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    Some fantastic information and rubrics about creating and evaluating a successful discussion forum.
Greg Brandenburg

JavaRanch - A Friendly Place for Java Greenhorns - 22 views

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    Good resource for Java classes
Bill Graziadei, Ph.D. (aka Dr. G)

Imagining College Without Grades :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for N... - 1 views

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    Inside Higher Ed offers free online news and job information for college and university faculty, adjuncts, graduate students, and administrators, higher education jobs, faculty jobs, college jobs and university jobs
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