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Nigel Coutts

The trouble with Twitter - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Twitter is a great place for educators to share ideas. It has become my go to place when I am looking for something to read, a new idea or some inspiration. It is a great avenue for sharing practice, asking questions and building a community.    But . . .   . . . Twitter has some problems and these seems to be growing. To get the most out of Twitter a degree of caution is advised.
Nigel Coutts

Modern Learning with Modern Tools - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Tools like 'PhotoMath' present educators with a genuine challenge and leave many asking should we allow our students to use tools such as these?
Nigel Coutts

Reflections on a service trip to Fiji - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Recently I left the cold and dark of a Sydney winter and journeyed north to the warmer climate of Fiji. A jewel dropped in the warm waters of the Pacific, Fiji is a popular holiday destination for those looking for a tropical escape. This trip was very different from the norm. There would be no resorts, no five-star dining and my company was to be a group of 24 Year Nine students. It was to be a journey full of learning and insights into the challenges facing education. 
Nigel Coutts

Reflections from EduTech 2017 - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    EduTech in Sydney has been a remarkable experience. A grand celebration of education and an energising gathering of educators ready to share stories and make connections. Despite the rainy weather some 8000 educators came together in the inspiring new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour and left two days later with hers full of new ideas and wonderings of what might be the future of education. With many ideas still bubbling away here is a brief list of the key take-aways.
Nigel Coutts

Tinkering with Old Technology - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    As technology evolves and its inner workings increasingly disappear from view, replaced with solid-state parts hidden by glass, aluminium and plastic, our understanding of what makes the world operate is similarly impeded. When machinery from just a few decades ago is viewed a world of moving parts, linkages, cogs and levers is revealed. These mechanical objects contain an inherent beauty and inspire curiosity in ways that modern devices with their pristine surfaces and simplified design language do not. Opportunities to explore devices from the past open our eyes and lead us to new questions of how our devices function, how machines do the jobs we need them to do and how engineers solve problems.
Nigel Coutts

Collaborative Learning with Google Docs - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    Something is missing from my classroom lately and I am quite happy to have seen it disappear. It is the traditional line at the teacher's desk formed by students awaiting feedback on a recently completed piece of writing. What has replaced this is our use of Google Docs and Slides as a tool for the collaborative development of ideas from initial thinking and strategising through to final editing and refinement. It has introduced a new workflow to the class that both streamlines the process of providing feedback, allows for greater detail and transforms the process into one that is richly collaborative.
Nigel Coutts

A healthy dose of scepticism - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    I want my students to be sceptics. I believe that in the present age scepticism is more important than ever. Easy access to information, ease of publishing, scams and confidence tricksters combine to create a climate where blind trust is dangerous for our security, our finances and our knowledge bases. For students of all ages a healthy dose of scepticism is much needed not just so they may reveal falsehoods but to allow them to discover new truths.
David Carpenter

Home Page - 2 views

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    Educational technology for K-16 educators. If you are looking for ed tech resources, a great resource provider is Kathy Schrock. See the resources sites in the navigation bar.
brandybreuckman

eduTecher.net-explore. share. contribute - 0 views

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    A resource where you can explore web 2.0 tools and other resources. Educators contribute and share their favorite Web 2.0 tools. See tutorials for each tools before you download.
camant

Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In - 4 views

    • Kait Sanford
       
      Edmoto is a great way to introduce students to online communities. It models Facebook, which could be dangerous if teachers are trying to create learning community and not just a social community. However, it is a great stepping stone into what online courses involve.
    • Rebecca Brink
       
      I agree that it models Facebook quite closely. I saw this as a perk in the light that it was easy for them to grasp how to use.
  • Where learning happens.
  • safely connecting in online classrooms, collaborating on assignments
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  • collaborating on assignments, discovering new resources
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    Edmodo helps your students keep organized with homework, lesson notes, calendars, and teacher help. 
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    "Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential."
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    I tried using this as a Learning Management System (LMS) a few years ago.  I was introduced to it through a Science Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Institute I attended.  I found it to be beneficial in aiding students with personal responsibility, by having information available at all times to access.  I moved away from using it when Google Documents became a feature for all of our students.  It was much easier to share that way.  We know use Haiku Learning that has many similar features but allows for Google Drive being linked.
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    This is great for having class discussions that you want to be private, so that you as the teacher can facilitate the conversation.
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    online outlet for student collaboration
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    Students can take quizzes, share ideas, work on assignments and discover new resources.
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    I would use this community tool for cooperative learning activities. The value of other perspectives from different backgrounds is paramount as students collaborate on a given topic.
Maryruth Hicks

Discovery Education Web2013 : Web 2.0 Tools - Video Tools - 4 views

    • Melissa Shasteen
       
      Animoto would be great to use to create visuals for a new topic. I might use this to build background knowledge before reading a non-fiction text.
    • Melissa Shasteen
       
      Create an avatar - this would be a different way to engage students for a flipped lesson.
    • Melissa Shasteen
       
      The free account does not look like it gives you that much. I worry about using too much different types of programs and overwhelming the students.
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    Video tools that allow you to create your own avatars and other animations that can be used for teaching and learning. Media-based tools that reach out to diverse learning styles...
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    Media-based tools help teachers and trainers reach all learners, regardless of their diverse learning styles. Additionally, tools like the avatar generate demonstrations that foster interactive learning and engagement.
Carolyn Jenkins

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - 5 views

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    This article about tools for creating infographics was posted in Diigo's medical education group. I can't wait to check these tools out.
David Carpenter

cooltoolsforschools - Home - 1 views

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    This wiki has a great collection of web 2.0 tools for teachers. The info is carefully organized and easy to locate. A great reference to come back to in the future.
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    This tool list is organized into very helpful categories.
edutopia .org

Research Findings: Rocketship Education Boosts Scores with Online Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    A San Jose, CA elementary school shows improvement on math scores with a blended learning approach. 
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