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Paul Beaufait

Designing for Learning: Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online: Quick Guide for New Onl... - 21 views

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    On this page, Boettcher explains, "ten best practices for anyone just getting started in the online environment. Research and experience suggest that these practices contribute to an effective, efficient and satisfying teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students" (para. 2, retrieved 2012.02.03 ["Minor revisions May 2011"]).
Jose Antonio da Silva

OER Commons - 9 views

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    Open Educational Resoueces
Paul Beaufait

M that learning! - 11 views

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    On this blog, Vinicius Lemos presents learning activities and tips  "utilizing mobile devices like smartphones, digital cameras and tablets."
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 11 views

  • For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing.
  • This emphasis on process encourages reflection and re-thinking, doubling back on earlier posts and feedback to watch how the process of learning unfolds.
  • Transparency requires being comfortable in your own skin; it requires being who you say you are; it requires a healthy openness and an equally healthy sense of privacy armed with a modicum of skepticism.
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  • Being truly Internet savvy in today’s world means learning how to be honest about who you are, professional in your dealings with others, and willing to learn openly from mistakes as well as from successes.
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    Davis (2012.10.22) supports her assertion, "For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing" ( ¶1).
Paul Beaufait

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - DigL... - 14 views

  • The seamless integration of technology into the Common Core-aligned curriculum supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success.
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    Oxnevad suggests, "Students can develop transferrable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge" (¶1). She argues for "seamless integration of technology" that will enable "students students to have access to the tools and information they need for success" (¶2), and proposes five instructional strategies for teachers to use to achieve those ends, namely:

    1. Preparing "complex questions that require students to use higher level thinking skills" (Help students uncover knowledge, ¶2);
    2. Facilitating learning from engaging and online resources, rather than delivering content (Eliminate the front of the classroom);
    3. Creating opportunities for real world collaboration (Encourage collaboration);
    4. Exploiting classroom and online opportunities for "frequent [and] informal assessment to gauge the effectiveness of your instruction and make adjustments to maximize the learning experience for each student" (Informally assess students [and instructional practices]); and
    5. Preparing and publishing screencast tutorials for students to peruse whenever necessary, "...[i]Instead of spending valuable instructional time teaching the same tech skills over and over again to individual students" (Provide students with built in tech support).

    This October 30, 2012, post ends with an illustration comprising focus questions and a ThingLink product of fifth grade students' work. A list of links to related posts follows.
Paul Beaufait

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps - 8 views

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    In this post Tony Vincent outlines ways to evaluate a wide range of educational application. His Education App Evaluation Rubric focuses on relevance to users and their purposes, customizability, provisions for feedback, promotion of higher order thinking skills, potential for user engagement, and the exportability of performance summaries or products of use.

    Links in this post enable you to download his rubric and a related checklist. There also are links to checklists and rubrics that other educators have created.
Paul Beaufait

Tech Niche - 8 views

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    Antoinette Spiegel's "curating niche to catalogue and share neat tech ideas, tips, techniques and favorite tech resources for teachers" (Home, para. 1, 2012.09.08).
Paul Beaufait

Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders - 9 views

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    This About Binders page comprises links to a 90 sec. intro. video, a page with additional explanation (Learn More), and exemplars (View Great Binders).
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google S... - 10 views

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    Richard Byrne advises teachers to activate page-level permissions when giving students access to classroom websites for blogging or digital portfolio development (2012.05.24).
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Summer - 5 Ways to Use Google Sites - 7 views

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    Richard Byrne explains "five ways that Google Sites are commonly being used in schools" (2012.08.20).
Paul Beaufait

Moodle Hosting | Key To School - KTS - 10 views

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    Recommended by Sar Davila, http://saradavila.com/front/moodle/
Paul Beaufait

The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic - 12 views

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    Jeff Dunn (2012.07.24) posted "a new list for 2012, featuring the very best tools available to Twittering teachers today" (¶1).
Paul Beaufait

TextToMindMap - Russell1955's library - 12 views

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    In this short screencast (2012.06.19), Russell Stannard introduces "a lovely little text to mind-mapping tool."
andrew bendelow

Brain Development in a Hyper-Tech World - Dana Foundation - 4 views

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    The information explosion brought about by the Internet and other modern technological tools has undeniably had positive influences on society. "These are enabling technologies," said Friedlander. "I think their greatest power lies in their ability to enable people to reach out to a world that is much greater than what any child is likely to get in their home or school environment. That's all good and positive."

    The trick, he said, is knowing where to draw the line. "It gets down to a quantitative question: how much is too much? That's where the rubber really meets the road for most people, and that is a really tough question to answer."

    The responsibility for making such decisions often falls on parents, but they may not be equipped, able, or willing to do so. "We always hear the same thing, that it's up to parents to control the use of these things and teach kids how to manage it all," said Grafman. "But in order for them to do this, they have to understand better themselves what they are creating with their children. Many parents today just say, 'here's your computer, put it in your room and do your homework on it,' and that's the last they see of the kid. If that's the case, how much are kids going to listen?"
Paul Beaufait

Ed Tech News | Scoop.it - 6 views

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    "'The latest trends and ideas for the classroom' curated by Carla Arena" (Scoop.it! deck, 2012.03.07)
Paul Beaufait

Home | Spigot - 4 views

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    On this site, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (University of California Humanities Research Institute) "aggregate[s] news, research, opinion and info for those working at the intersection of learning, technology, and youth" (2012.03.07).
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