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Ruth Howard

Open Thinking Wiki - 5 views

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    Just one page in this gorgeous wiki its on Visual thinking resources for presenting info from Alec Couros
    The whole of this wiki is gold.
Fred Delventhal

Five Card Flickr - 2 views

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    You are dealt five random photos for each draw, and your task is to select one each time to add to a selection of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 images- tell a story in pictures.

    When you are done, you the option to add a title and explanation, then you can save the story so you can put a link in your resume or send to your Mom (she pay print it out and tape it to the fridge, or she may criticize your creativity, your mileage and mom may vary). Plus we offer the ability to tweet your story!
Ruth Howard

mikons.com | create and connect - 5 views

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    Beaut graphic design tool, create logos, rebus stories, personalised icons, visual graphic,or your own product lines
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    This is great Ruth. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to Tweet about it now.
Ruth Howard

Flickr: The Great quotes about Learning and Change Pool - 2 views

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    great quotes about learning and change-collaborative group inside flickr-imagining together
Ruth Howard

Wordle - Kay Asynchronous Discussion Assessment - 0 views

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    British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 37 No 5 2006
    761-783
    doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00560.x
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd.Oxford, UKBJETBritish Journal of Educational Technology0007-1013British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 20052005375761783Articles
    Developing a comprehensive metric
    British Journal of Educational Technology
    Developing a comprehensive metric for assessing discussion
    board effectiveness
    Robin H. Kay
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa,
    Ontario, Canada. Email: Robin.Kay@uoit.ca
    Abstract
    The use of online discussion boards has grown extensively in the past 5 years,
    yet some researchers argue that our understanding of how to use this tool in
    an effective and meaningful way is minimal at best. Part of the problem in
    acquiring more cohesive and useful information rests in the absence of a
    comprehensive, theory-driven metric to assess quality and effectiveness. Based
    on an extensive review of the research, the following variables were used to
    assess traditional discussion board use: thread, location of message within
    thread, author (student vs. educator), subject line clarity, time of posting,
    response time from previous message, number of times message was read,
    number of words, primary purpose, message quality, difficulty level of topic,
    knowledge level, processing level and use of external resources. These variables
    proved to be effective in assessing 12 key areas of discussion board use. It is
    argued that this kind of metric is essential if we wish to advance our
    understanding of online discussion boards for both educators and researchers.
    Overview
    The use of online discussion boards has grown extensively in the past 5 years (Cooper,
    2001). While this tool is viewed as revolutionary by some researchers (Hara, Bonk &
    Angeli, 1998; Li, 2003), others argue that our understanding of how to use online
    discussion in an effective and meaningful way is limited (Blignaut &
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    My Wordle for online Teaching module Robin Kay's Abstract 'Developing a comprehensive metric for assessing discussion board effectiveness'
blanca duarte

Webtrendmap.com's Top Trending Links - Web Trend Map - 2 views

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    Visual (only works in Firefox right now) tool that aggregates posts by number of mentions. Looks at trends.
blanca duarte

Your Take: - 0 views

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    YourTake.org is an online tool that allows people to share their opinions (their take) on an issue based on a particular point of view. It clearly organizes steps to reach a conclusion through clarification and an action plan.
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    Interesting online tool that visually enhances the ability to see various points of view when discussing a topic.
Iain Williamson

How to Create a Great PowerPoint - Take 2.0 on Vimeo - 0 views

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    Hope this is useful if you haven't already seen it before...
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    An interesting video tutorial shared via a blog (Ollie Bray) with reference to visual literacy and presentations. Some very pertinent points for educationalists.
Fred Delventhal

visual-lit » home - 0 views

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    I couldn't find a name on this site as to who this is. Anyone know???
Fred Delventhal

A New Literary Hero: Comics Make for Colorful Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    A New Literary Hero: Comics Make for Colorful Learning
    Teachers have begun to accept comic books as a tool for teaching literacy through group projects.
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    A New Literary Hero: Comics Make for Colorful Learning

    Teachers have begun to accept comic books as a tool for teaching literacy through group projects.
Fred Delventhal

The Graphic Classroom - 0 views

  • The Graphic Classroom is a resource for teachers and librarians to help them stock high quality, educational-worthy, graphic novels and comics in their classroom or school library. I read and review every graphic novel or comic on this blog and give it a rating as to appropriateness for the classroom.
Linda Nitsche

digital literacy - 0 views

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    Collection of sites which guide and define the skills and abilities students need to demonstrate effective digital literacy anc digital communication.
Linda Nitsche

Media Literacy and Library Resources | Life Long Learning! - 0 views

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    These resources help teachers and librarians teach their students media literacy skills. According the American Library Association, the National Information Literacy Standards include the ability to access information efficiently and effectively, and evaluate that information critically. This list of sites will help in the effort to develop lessons and activities that will give students practice with 21st century information literacy.
Heather Sullivan

A Timely Topic - 29 views

I just presented at NJECC too :) I am excited for this group to come up with some interesting thoughts....Looking forward to chatting with you! Knowclue Kidd wrote: > Yay! I'm so glad that we now...

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