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Tracy Tuten

Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff - TechLearnin... - 60 views

  • Mixbook (or Mixbook for Educators) is a photo-based creation platform that offers

    hundreds of layouts and backgrounds to choose from along with customizable frames and text to make your book beautiful. Just pick a layout, drag-and-drop your photos into the photo slots, and edit to your heart's content.

  • Though the site's examples suggest using the books to gather wedding, travel, and baby albums, this program can absolutely used to create stories around historic photographs and artifacts, original art, to produce a class yearbook, to share an oral or personal history or journey, to tell the story of a field trip.  Mixbook for Educators now offers a secure collaborative environment for sharing their ebooks, as well as discounts on printed products, should you choose to print.  (A similar option is Scrapblog.)

  • Storybird, a collaborative storybook building space designed for ages 3-13, inspires young writers to create text around the work of professional artists and the collection of art is growing.

    Two (or more) people create a Storybird in a round robin fashion by writing their own text and inserting pictures. They then have the option of sharing their Storybird privately or publicly on the network. The final product can be printed (soon), watched on screen, played with like a toy, or shared through a worldwide library. Storybird is also a simple publishing platform for writers and artists that allows them to experiment, publish their stories, and connect with their fans.

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  • Myth and Legend Creator 2 shares a collection of traditional stories from England and around the world to hear and read. The site offers historical context for each story, story time lines and maps, ideas for use of the story in the classroom, and student work inspired by the story.  The Story Creator--with its libraries of backgrounds, characters, props, text bubbles, sound and video recording tools, and options to upload--provides students easy opportunities to create their own versions of traditional stories.
  • The Historic Tale Construction Kit is similar in that it helps students construct stories around a theme, in this case stories set in the middle ages with movable, scalable beasts, folks, braves, buildings. and old-style text.
  • Tikatok is a platform devoted to kid book publishing at a variety of levels.  Children have the option of exploring a collection of interactive story templates called StorySparks prompts, personalizing an existing book with their own names in Books2Go, with their own names, or starting from scratch in Create Your Own Book. Tikatok’s Classroom Program allows teachers to share lesson plans, view and edit students' work online, encourage collaboration, and track writing progress.
  • Big Universe is both an online library and a publishing and sharing community for grades K through 8.  Using Big Universe Author, students may create, research, and collaborate on books using a library of more than 7000 images and interactive tools.
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    Digital publishing tools for creating story books
Maria José Vitorino

Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers - Cat's Pyjamas - 115 views

  • A few weeks ago, a Social Media Cheat Sheet was doing the round. A nice visualization of the pro’s & cons of each social media channel, but with a business/marketing focus. I thought I should do one for social media use in education. However for most of the teachers I work with, our Moodle (EIT Online) is still their primary online teaching environment. So instead I set out to create this poster size guide for teachers, allowing them to compare the functionality and pedagogical advantages of some standard Moodle tools, adding a column to indicate how tricky the tool is to set up.
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    PDF guide to Moodle tools
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    Poster of the functions of Moodle
Tracy Tuten

Back to school with wikis | ZDNet - 45 views

  • The idea is really quite simple: “The most simple thing that could possibly work” (Ward Cunningham) for personal/social learning environments in schools would rather be based on wikis than on an LMS like Moodle…One would have a wiki farm (one wiki for each class and year, and probably an over-all school wiki) with some simple routines and templates. (To do this right would be crucial.)…For the Wiki itself, it would be best to use an Open Source wiki platform (DokuWiki) running on own server, or on a community-driven server specialized in offering wiki-platforms for schools. Possible would be also Wikispaces (as white label service), Google Sites (as part of Google Apps Edu), or even Confluence (because it has all the features of a full & stable enterprise wiki system and is still not expensive).
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    An article from ZDNet on the value of wikis for schools. 
Tracy Tuten

dokuwiki [DokuWiki] - 19 views

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    Link to the About Dokuwiki information and link to the download for the software.

    Dokuwiki is an opensource wiki software
Tracy Tuten

Teacher guides: Microsoft Education - 67 views

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    Site with links to free ebooks on digital storytelling, how to use windows live movie maker, office, windows 7, and several free tools for educators 
Holim Song

10 Best Practices for using wikis in education « Technology Teacher - 154 views

  • Most students have never used a wiki before and will need instructions and practice on how to actually use the software.
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    Suggestions for improving use of class wiki
Tracy Tuten

13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom - 62 views

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    Case studies on social media for education
Tracy Tuten

Ning eliminates free accounts - Educators leave it behind? | Education IT | ZDNet.com - 35 views

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    Bad news for teachers - just as Ning was increasingly adopted by teachers for use as course hubs, it's gone. 
Tracy Tuten

Reading and the Web - Texts Without Context - NYTimes.com - 28 views

  • In his deliberately provocative — and deeply nihilistic — new book, “Reality Hunger,” the onetime novelist David Shields asserts that fiction “has never seemed less central to the culture’s sense of itself.”
  • Mr. Shields’s book consists of 618 fragments, including hundreds of quotations taken from other writers like Philip Roth, Joan Didion and Saul Bellow — quotations that Mr. Shields, 53, has taken out of context and in some cases, he says, “also revised, at least a little — for the sake of compression, consistency or whim.”
  • It’s also a question, as Mr. Lanier, 49, astutely points out in his new book, “You Are Not a Gadget,” of how online collectivism, social networking and popular software designs are changing the way people think and process information, a question of what becomes of originality and imagination in a world that prizes “metaness” and regards the mash-up as “more important than the sources who were mashed.”
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  • Mr. Lanier’s book, which makes an impassioned case for “a digital humanism,” is only one of many recent volumes to take a hard but judicious look at some of the consequences of new technology and Web 2.0. Among them are several prescient books by Cass Sunstein, 55, which explore the effects of the Internet on public discourse; Farhad Manjoo’s “True Enough,” which examines how new technologies are promoting the cultural ascendancy of belief over fact; “The Cult of the Amateur,” by Andrew Keen, which argues that Web 2.0 is creating a “digital forest of mediocrity” and substituting ill-informed speculation for genuine expertise; and Nicholas Carr’s book “The Shallows” (coming in June), which suggests that increased Internet use is rewiring our brains, impairing our ability to think deeply and creatively even as it improves our ability to multitask.
  • Steven Johnson, a founder of the online magazine Feed, for instance, wrote in an article in The Wall Street Journal last year that with the development of software for Amazon.com’s Kindle and other e-book readers that enable users to jump back and forth from other applications, he fears “one of the great joys of book reading — the total immersion in another world, or in the world of the author’s ideas — will be compromised.” He continued, “We all may read books the way we increasingly read magazines and newspapers: a little bit here, a little bit there.”
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    Highly insightful and developed argument for how Web 2.0 is changing how we process information, learn, and develop opinions. 
Tracy Tuten

Special Report - International Education - Universities Use Social Media to Connect - N... - 27 views

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    Universities Use Social Media to Connect, NY Times
Tracy Tuten

Shifthappens Wiki - 46 views

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    Wiki on future of education re social media and technology
Tracy Tuten

The Fischbowl - 23 views

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    Insightful blog on using social media in education
Tracy Tuten

Flashcards online - Create, learn, and share - Ediscio - 66 views

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    Learn flashcards online - free. Create cards on your own or cooperatively, and prepare for tests systematically.
Tracy Tuten

Preparing to use Diigo « social media in education - 121 views

    • Tracy Tuten
       
      May need to ask Matt Long how to do this
    • Invite students using their University e-mail addresses; also invite the course administrator and another tutor (so that the Diigo work doesn’t get lost if you fall ill).
    • Create a link from Diigo to the VLE (using the HTML code that Diigo provides) so that updates are posted to the VLE (I got the idea of using widgets found in Mason and Rennie’s on E-learning and Social Networking Handbook, 2008:83) – and possible show your Diigo ‘education pioneer’ badge too… ;-) See the screenshot from my Blackboard VLE below.
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    Checklist for using Diigo in education.
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    Blog post on using Diigo with one's class and linking Diigo to Blackboard
Julie Whitehead

21 Things for the 21st Century Educator - 120 views

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    "The purpose of this resource is to provide "Just in Time" training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). "
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    Lessons for teachers on using several technology tools
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    "Just in Time" training through an online interfac efor  educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess. In the process, educators will develop their own skills and discover what students need in order to meet the NETS for Students, as well as the MMC Online Experience requirement.  
eileen tobin

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally, Andrew Churches - 32 views

  • In the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.
  • In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from low to high.
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      I like that the revised version is ongoing. Eileen Tobin
  • Bloom's digital taxonomy map
    • Eileen Tobin
       
      This is a great tool for Level Questions
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  • Each of the categories or taxonomic elements has a number of key verbs associated with it
    Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS)

    • Remembering - Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding
    • Understanding - Interpreting, Summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying
    • Applying - Implementing, carrying out, using, executing
    • Analysing - Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating
    • Evaluating - Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, Experimenting, judging, testing, Detecting, Monitoring
    • Creating - designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making
  • Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

    Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
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    Bloom's taxonomy as it relates to 21st century technology skills
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    Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally - By Andrew Churches, April 1, 2008
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