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Vicki Davis

Virtual Ability Island - 0 views

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    Tools for blind to move into Second Life
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    This is a write up from Jacek Antonelli, an artist and Scripter in Second Life, who attended Louise Later's session in Second Life on accesibilities in Second Life. They reviewed two scripts that will help people with limited or no vision enjoy Second life without visual feedback! This is so exciting! They need volunteers to help them develop the scripts - everyone working on this project is either blind or has a disability. Now, this is something to get behind. Great job Jacek!
Vicki Davis

Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services in Second Life » SLEDcc Poster Sessions - 0 views

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    Call for those to particpiation in the Second Life Community Convention Education
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    Those doing educational work in Second Life are invited to submit for a poster session in SL. Call for Participation in the Second Life Community Convention Education Track (SLEDcc) Poster Sessions
Vicki Davis

New World Notes: Generation Why: Is The Second Life Experience Fundamentally Gen X-Centric? - 0 views

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    Discussion of why Generation X is inundating Second Life and why Gen Y is so underrepresented. I will say that my students LOVE Second Life, but you also have to remember that I teach students who, for the most part, grew up playing outside and have engaged in free play all of their lives. Perhaps this is also a function of the presence of free play in the lives of children. How many Gen Y kids truly had free play as part of their childhood? We've sort of structured and organized everything for them in many cases.
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    Overview of Linden Stats showing more Gen X than Gen Y in Second Life and the impact of using SL to teach.
Kelly Faulkner

Video: Twitter for teachers, in 60 seconds | eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time - 26 views

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    this post has the twitter for teachers in 60 seconds video. why use twitter? in a nutshell
Lisa M Lane

Online Education - Introducing the Microlecture Format - Open Education - 0 views

  • in online education “tiny bursts can teach just as well as traditional lectures when paired with assignments and discussions.” The microlecture format begins with a podcast that introduces a few key terms or a critical concept, then immediately turns the learning environment over to the students.
  • “It’s a framework for knowledge excavation,” Penrose tells Shieh. “We’re going to show you where to dig, we’re going to tell you what you need to be looking for, and we’re going to oversee that process.”
  • It clearly will not work for a course that is designed to feature sustained classroom discussions. And while the concept will work well when an instructor wants to introduce smaller chunks of information, it will likely not work very well when the information is more complex.
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  • 1. List the key concepts you are trying to convey in the 60-minute lecture. That series of phrases will form the core of your microlecture. 2. Write a 15 to 30-second introduction and conclusion. They will provide context for your key concepts. 3. Record these three elements using a microphone and Web camera. (The college information-technology department can provide advice and facilities.) If you want to produce an audio-only lecture, no Webcam is necessary. The finished product should be 60 seconds to three minutes long. 4. Design an assignment to follow the lecture that will direct students to readings or activities that allow them to explore the key concepts. Combined with a written assignment, that should allow students to learn the material. 5. Upload the video and assignment to your course-management software.
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      This really isn't lecture - it's more like an introduction to guide them toward reading and discussion.
  • the microlecture format similarly requires teachers to get the key elements across in a very short amount of time. Most importantly, it forces educators to think in a new way.
  • Given that it is tough to justify the traditional lecture timeframes
Ben Rimes

Politics in 60 Seconds - Download free content from University of Nottingham on iTunes - 6 views

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    60 second podcasts describing political concepts, realities, and situations. Useful for studying, remediation, or for helping students explore concepts in short, bite-sized pieces they can put on their portable media players or iPods.
Vicki Davis

History Unit 9 What was it like for children to live in the Second World War - Resources - TES - 7 views

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    History teachers will like these resources for showing what it was like for children to live in the second world war. There are 12 lesson plans and quite a few resources that go with it.
Martin Burrett

20 Web Resources in 120 seconds (The slowed down version) - 20 views

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    20 website is 120 seconds (The slowed down version) from TeachMeet Essex on 7 Feb 2012.
Vicki Davis

This Is Why Google Glass Is the Future - 12 views

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    Yes, taking pictures and recording videos are two of the biggest uses of Google glass. I think disclosure is going to be the issue, while you do have to speak to it, does it have a light to show others around you that you are, indeed, filming.  "Once you wake up Google Glass, you see the time (in rather large type) and "Okay Glass" right underneath it. That's your control command. I found that I could yell or whisper this and Google Glass sprang into action. It did have trouble in some noisy areas, but most of the time, I could get Glass' attention and then get something done. The two most obvious options, and the ones you'll likely use the most, are "Take a picture" and "Record a video." The former captures a relatively sharp 5-megapixel image. The second grabs just 10 second of 720 p video (that's the default; you can change it in settings). You can see some of the video I captured with Google Glass below."
Ted Sakshaug

Center for Civic Education 60-Second Civics Podcast - 4 views

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    60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government.
Pat Hensley

YouTube - International Society for Technology in Education -- ISTE Second Life - 0 views

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    Introduction to Second Life
Vicki Davis

Global Kids - 0 views

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    Excellent program incorporating blogs and second life and much more.
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    Online program that has second life presence and many other things for promoting global awareness.
Emily Vickery

Study Calls for 1G Broadband in US - 0 views

  • The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.
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    The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.
Vicki Davis

Main Page - Second Life Wikia - 0 views

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    This is the Second Life wikia where you can go to look up terminology.
Nelly Cardinale

University of Cincinnati Second Life Project - 8 views

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    Amazing page which talks about teaching college classes on Second Life.
Dave Truss

Shutting Down the Machine « Ed Tech Journeys - 16 views

  • There is no tiptoeing around this thing. Those who truly desire a transformation of educational system will have to endure many of the same trials and tribulations as those who fought and fight for change in other domains. While educational change agents may not endure the physical pain that so many activists experience; it should come as no surprise that some will be intimidated, or refused tenure, or shunned by colleagues.
  • So, what will it take to transform teaching and learning? What will it take to shut down the pleasant hum of the machine that is so good at turning out 20th century students even though we’re entering the second decade of the 21st century? Leaders with Courage and Commitment!
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    So, what will it take to transform teaching and learning? What will it take to shut down the pleasant hum of the machine that is so good at turning out 20th century students even though we're entering the second decade of the 21st century? Leaders with Courage and Commitment!
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