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dr_rooma

Audacity - eLearning Learning - 0 views

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    Audacity
mklaas4423

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens - Scientific ... - 1 views

  • Magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives"
  • using one kind of technology does not preclude them from understanding another.
  • How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? How reading on screens differs from reading on paper is relevant not just to the youngest among us, but to just about everyone who reads—
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  • but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly?
  • do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper?
  • Before 1992 most studies concluded that people read slower, less accurately and less comprehensively on screens than on paper. Studies published since the early 1990s, however, have produced more inconsistent results: a slight majority has confirmed earlier conclusions, but almost as many have found few significant differences in reading speed or comprehension between paper and screens.
  • certain tactile experiences of reading on paper that many people miss and, more importantly, prevent people from navigating long texts in an intuitive and satisfying way.
  • and make it a little harder to remember what we read when we are done.
  • There is physicality in reading,"
  • text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. I
  • a text in its entirety as a kind of physical landscape.
  • there's a rhythm to it and a visible record of how far one has traveled.
  • mental map of the text
  • it is there and then it is gone.
  • 72 10th-grade students of similar reading ability to study one narrative and one expository text, each about 1,500 words in length. Half the students read the texts on paper and half read them in pdf files on computers with 15-inch liquid-crystal display (LCD) monitors.
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  • serendipity and a sense of control.
  • but also at long-term memory.
Walco Solutions

Academic Projects | Walco Solutions - 0 views

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    We provide the best quality and unique projects at very nominal price. We are updated with the latest technology being used in the industries we try to render the same at the student level for proper technical exposure through our projects. We also conduct proper lectures, practical sessions to guide and prepare students for external viva and competitions. Programmable Logic Controller, Supervisory Control and data acquisition, Human machine Interface, Variable Frequency drive, Instrumentation, Panel designing, Embedded System, Mat lab
carolyndcox

Saving the Arctic | Center for American Progress - 1 views

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    Environmental Topic
tbasten

Create A Graph - 2 views

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    This is a website that allows students to enter their own data and create different types of graphs.
arinceglia

Personalized Learning vs. Competency Based Learning (and how they support one another) - 6 views

https://diigo.com/07fklb Mean What You Say:Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency EducationSusan Patrick, Kathryn Kennedy and Allison Powel

blended learning e-learning learning personalized CBL

started by arinceglia on 17 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
bonlender

Behind Toledo's Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • loss of drinking water for a half-million residents
  • the government has few legal options to impose limits
  • Summertime bans on swimming and other recreational activities are so routine that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency maintains a website on harmful algae bloom.
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  • Lake Erie was mocked as dead in the 1960s, then revived by clean-water rules — it has sunk into crisis again as urbanization and industrial agriculture have spawned new and potent sources of phosphorus runoff.
  • toxin, called microcystin, causes diarrhea, vomiting and liver-function problems, and readily kills dogs and other small animals that drink contaminated water.
  • the algae wreak tens of billions of dollars of damage on commercial fishing and on the recreational and vacation trades.
  • Flooded by tides of phosphorus washed from fertilized farms, cattle feedlots and leaky septic systems, the most intensely developed of the Great Lakes is increasingly being choked each summer by thick mats of algae, much of it poisonous.
  • Addressing so-called nonpoint pollution is mostly left to the states, and in many cases, the states have chosen not to act.
  • Some of the $1.6 billion that Congress has allotted for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gone to create wetlands and teach farmers ways to reduce fertilizer use and runoff.
  • no mention of enforceable limits on pollution.
  • The legislature this year passed a law requiring farmers and other major fertilizer users to apply for licenses and undergo certification, but limits control of pollution to voluntary measures.
  • so-called confined animal feeding operations, the industrial-size feedlots that produce manure en masse
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    Environmental Issues - Module 3 Moodle Discussion
robinrdh

Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions | Penn State Learning Design... - 2 views

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    This is one I really need to study. The On-Line lesson requires a better 'hook' with which to catch student interest.
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    Crafting questions for online discussions- by Penn State
mklaas4423

Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • ixth low
  • that melting occurred on almost 40 percent of the ice sheet during the summer, and in August, the ice sheet reflected less of the sunlight than at any time since the beginning of satellite observations in 2000.
  • But she also had no doubts about the long-term trend toward a warmer Arctic with less ice.
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    Saving the Arctic (Module 3 moodle link)
smithj2725

Sign In | MobyMax - 3 views

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    Moby is a nicely packaged program for students k-8 to utilize in a variety of subjects. Students take a preassessment to get placed at their level.
johnsonm7565

Discovery Education Web2014 : Web 2.0 Tools - Community - 2 views

  • Community Tools

    Community-building and collaboration are two defining aspects of Web 2.0. A range of tools enable teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and share work.

    Some, like Edmodo, are designed specifically for educators. This Twitter-like tool lets you create custom mini-communities for classes, clubs, parents, etc and push out assignments, reminders and updates. Others, like GoogleDocs, are for general use but conducive to inter- and intra-school collaboration—in real time. All are easy to use. Case in point: a wiki—the Hawaiian word for "quick"—can be set up in 5 minutes!

  • Edmodo.com

    http://www.edmodo.com/
    Social platform for students & teachers
    • reneebecky
       
      Great way to connect educators with students in a causal setting. 
    • huehnsl
       
      It's a Learning Management System, like Blackboard. Lisa
  • Google Docs

    http://docs.google.com
    Real-time online collaboration
    • daviwitz
       
      Use this all the time for collaborative projects, both as a teacher and with students.
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    • johnsonm7565
       
      Might be a cool way to connect students in online classrooms. - Mark
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    I found these suggestions for community tools to be very helpful. Some are already being utilized in my classroom (google docs), but others would be a great addition!
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    Using Web 2.0 and the tools presented can be implemented into the classroom. Students and teachers will share technology in the workings of educational learning. These rules from Web 2.0 will become very useful when using lectures, worksheets, and online educational goals. 
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    Google Docs
    http://docs.google.com
    Real-time online collaboration"
johnsonm7565

Discovery Education Web2014 : Web 2.0 Tools - Presentation Tools - 1 views

    • jsanchezhadfield
       
      I really like the capability of combining programs like Notebook or smartboard, power point, PDF's or prezi into a one compatible platform.
  • Break out of the box! Prezi.com throws the slide-show model out the window and presents a giant canvas instead. (It also throws paint brushes out the window in favor of bubbles.)
    • jsanchezhadfield
       
      I use Prezi almost daily and the results are amazing. My students get glued to the screen and hopefully to more knowledge. The best part is that you can browse for hundreds if not thousands of Prezi presentation shared around the world
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    • thielk
       
      I see this as a nonlinear path for presenting content, whereas a the slideshow is a story difficult to make modular
  • Presentation Tools

    Show, don't tell

    Web 2.0 brings a whole new dimension to the old adage "show, don't tell"—and lets you share your presentations anytime, anywhere, with anyone you like.

    With Web 2.0 you can push the boundaries of traditional presentations, mix things up, and make learning more engaging than ever before.

    • huehnsl
       
      I actually have used Prezi for some classroom presentations; I find it gives presenting a bit more dimension and interest...and frankly, it's fun! I've gotten several of my students to use it, when they didn't have Power Point. It's really a great free tool.
    • huehnsl
       
      Sorry, not sure if I was to leave my name. Thank you. Lisa
  • Prezi
  • SlideShare

    http://www.slideshare.net/
    Already have a presentation? Use this tool to upload your PowerPoint or Keynote slides (and Adobe PDF Portfolios and SMART Board presentations) and share them.
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      For students and teacher presentations
  • Prezi

    http://prezi.com/
    Break out of the box! Prezi.com throws the slide-show model out the window and presents a giant canvas instead. (It also throws paint brushes out the window in favor of bubbles.)
    • arinceglia
       
      Prezi creates presentations that are out of this world, literally! Imagine being able to present your findings on the solar system -- not by following a linear, slide by slide structure, but instead following the structure of planets orbiting the sun! This "3d presentation tool" rocks!
  • Prezi

    http://prezi.com/
    Break out of the box! Prezi.com throws the slide-show model out the window and presents a giant canvas instead. (It also throws paint brushes out the window in favor of bubbles.)
    • daviwitz
       
      Most fun in presentation software. Better interface than PP or Google Slides, and easier to use than SlideRocket
    • johnsonm7565
       
      Have seen this used at conferences and thought it might be useful for me. Need to work on trying it out! - Mark
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    Content in a modular format vrs, a story line of a slide show
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    "SlideShare
    http://www.slideshare.net/
    Already have a presentation? Use this tool to upload your PowerPoint or Keynote slides (and Adobe PDF Portfolios and SMART Board presentations) and share them."
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    Engaging learners with media in learning.
daviwitz

Discovery Education Web2014 : Web 2.0 Tools - Related Links - 1 views

  • Glogster.com/edu

    http://edu.glogster.com/
    Digital collage tools for schools
    • daviwitz
       
      Have used this on occasion to have students make digital posters of math concepts.
robinrdh

Discovery Education Web2014 : Home - 1 views

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    Home page about Web 2.0 Discovery Education
    This home page I wanted to store as a reference in my diigo.
robinrdh

Discovery Education Web2014 : Web 2.0 Tools - Video Tools - 3 views

  • PhotoPeach.com

    This easy, fun and free site allows you to create slideshows with built in polls and quizzes.
    • arinceglia
       
      Built in polls and quizzes make presenting become an interactive exercise with formative, inline, point-of-use feedback!
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    Video enhances your website like nothing else. I plan on using video in the next rewrite of my online course
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    Video Tools

    The Video Tools feature is something I would need to think about using. I have numerous years of video producing, shooting, editing, and narrating. But putting together high quality video presentations is a lot of work, and very time consuming. However, I do understand there are quite a few persons who are "visual learners". For them, I would take the extra time to create video presentations and utilize them here, if needed.

    I am very interested in the online quiz feature associated with Video Tools.

    Dave@LaCrosse
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    "PhotoPeach.com
    This easy, fun and free site allows you to create slideshows with built in polls and quizzes."
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    Looks like a great site to help kids become better preasenters of information.
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    Web 2.0 information on video assistance plus youtube video
    This appears to have tons of information about enhancing videos for blended ed or online learning.
jacksonl3281

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds - 13 views

  • ordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
  • prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with yo
    • Julie Kling
       
      Program covers, good for creative writing covers,
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    • Kait Sanford
       
      This resource is great for visual learners and great to reinforce vocabulary and key words for a unit or lesson. I can see using this as one of the options for a choice board activity.
    • Dan Kovach
       
      I like how Wordle adds a special perspective to collaborative efforts. It allows the group to focus on the big topics while still seeing the whole picture. Informative, creative, and fun.
    • Margret P
       
      I see these all over our building - they are great conversation starters and very visually pleasing.  Fun!
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    This is really a great site for vocabulary building at all levels. Try it yourself and see what you can do with it.
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    I heard a great idea for using Wordle this week. Copy and paste the text of a student's paper. Check to see which words are most predominant. Too many pronouns, unspecific vocabulary ("stuff") or overuse of the same transition words? They should pop right out from the rest of the graphic!

    Another idea - copy and paste the text of a famous speech - great way to get at the main concepts of the language used.
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    Wordle is a tool for generating "word clouds" from text or list of words that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can edit your clouds by adding different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. This is a great tool for priming learning or a before reading activity. It is a great way to introduce vocabulary and teach students the importance of using context clues to decipher word meanings.
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    I have used this very fun activity with my French students. I make a "word cloud" with French adjectives and have students find the antonyms.
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    "Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
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    I used this tool with my 8th graders after writing a personal narrative. They pasted it in, along with their name, cut and pasted a bunch of times to make it more prominent in the printed out version. What a great end-of-unit culmination! Very eye-catching display.
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    This tool is a great way to engage students at the start of the class. When a text is a difficult read, contains many terms and specialized concepts, I have my students shout out the different terms or words they found important when pre-reading the materials. This gets them thinking about the content, and they hear terms they did not notice within the text or have not heard before which gets them intriqued to find out what they missed. I have found this activity a valuable tool to start a class as it also raises the instructor's authority in front of the class (because of use of modern technology and out-of-box ideas)
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    Word Clouds are graphically interesting and evoke creative ideas. Here's a blog post detailing 8 different systems, including Wordle: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2011/09/8-word-cloud-makers-for-teachers/
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    Had fun with this tool last evening. Used it to create program covers for event. Added title of event, date, etc. then created a personalized cover for each attendee by adding his/her name. I was able to save the cover by taking a screenshot using Jing and then could do final sizing.
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    "Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
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    Wordle generates striking word clouds.
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    I could use Wordle to create a word cloud about "Immigration" and "Ellis Island" to use in education programs. I also envision writing an activity that utilzes wordle in the classroom.
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    I've used Wordle in the business world for title pages in Powerpoint, as notes from a brainstorming session and a creative way to cover resource binder. Best of all it's fun to use. I can see using this with my children as a fun way to work on spelling words. What's more fun than making pictures out of words.
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    Critical and collaborative thinking tool
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    I use Wordle to create "word clouds" when teaching vocabulary, especially to middle and high school students. I am able to create my own text or use text from our reading to enhance the vocabulary lesson. Students then create their own Wordles. Very interactive!
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    "Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
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    Looks interesting especially for generating tags based on most frequently used words.
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    This looks great for a vocabulary introduction to a unit.
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    Yes, Wordle is fun! I have made everything from greeting cards to graphics for webpages with it. It seems there is no end to how creative one can get with it as I have seen some really great clouds out there! And I'm getting so many more ideas from the comments here. Thanks all!
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    I've actually used this tool and am happy to be reminded of how useful it is! I used it in a review for a final exam by creating a word cloud of topics/terms that would be in the exam. The students were divided into 2 teams and I wouldn't show them the word cloud until I read the questions. One person was the runner for each group. Once the question was read, the first runner to find the correct answer (term or topic) got 1 point. The students (vocational college students) loved this. This semester I need to add to the cloud because the students beg for more!
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    Create word clouds.
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    Fun tool for capture impressions of students on the first day of a class.
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    Make word clouds with text.  Nice to emphase new words / making cover sheets etc.  Nice to think about using bilingually.  For example, in Grade 2 math we could have fun reviewing core vocabulary in two langauges.
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    Wordle can provide a fun way for my learners to make connections between reading and writing.  I would like to try using it as a pre-writing activity to prepare for a summary.  
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    App for generating "word clouds".
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    As a student presentation tool, this is great. My students enjoy a more 'polished' presentation when they can produce it.
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