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The Teaching Professor | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning. What is Digital Citizenship? Creating awareness of what students are creating and doing online. GUEST COLUMN | by Melissa Davis Digital citizenship is a hot topic amongst educators and district leaders these days. In the last few years, many districts, specifically those who’ve implemented 1-to-1 or BYOD policies, are being increasingly mandated to incorporate digital citizenship lessons into their curricula.

But what exactly is digital citizenship? As an educator how are you supposed to combine all of the potential lessons around teaching a student how to use technology appropriately and be a responsible, safe, digital citizen on the internet, into one class? As one of the founders of a social, e-portfolio tool for students, I first heard the term digital citizenship three ago at an ISTE conference. So needless to say, as I said, ‘Yes, of course our platform can be used to teach digital citizenship’, I needed to completely understand what this meant. Digital Commerce – Buying and selling goods online safely. A Handy Visual Featuring 12 Useful Chrome Extensions for Student Researchers. Google Docs - 5 Great Features! 11 Google Tricks That'll Change the Way You Search - Motto. Google Search’s learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Here’s an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just recently released. 1. Use quotes to search for an exact phraseThis one’s a well-known, simple trick: searching a phrase in quotes will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what’s in the quotes. Subscribe to the Motto newsletter for advice worth sharing. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. TIME.com: 10 Tech Resolutions to Consider in the New Year 12. 13. Overview | Teaching Copyright. As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation.

This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. Unit Goals Educate students about copyright law, including the concepts of fair use, free speech, and the public domain.

Objectives for Students Assessment. Terms of Use Agreement. This Agreement was last revised on January 2, 2012 Welcome to the online service of Open Culture, LLC. (“Open Culture,” “we,” or “us”). This page explains the terms by which you may use Open Culture’s online and/or mobile services and web sites (collectively the “Service”). By accessing or using the Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Open Culture Privacy Policy whether or not you are a registered user of our Service.

We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time by notifying you as provided in this Agreement, provided that no notice shall be required for non-substantive changes to the Agreement. 1.) A. You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with Open Culture, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. B. 2.) A. Gliffy | Online Diagram and Flowchart Software. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016?

That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. That’s not bad for progress, is it? This year, we were asked by the good folks at Easelly (the infographic and visual data platform) to create a collection of resources that while including their apps, would curate a lot of good stuff teachers would benefit from in 2016.

Additionally, Easelly has created a free eBook–How to Use Easel.ly in your Classroom–which is a useful tool for teachers integrating Common Core standards, for example, which call for students to work with different mediums to extract key ideas and data. Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Make a stunning animated video. In minutes. | Adobe Voice. Screencast-O-Matic. 32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015. Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are.

Among the wide-ranging apps, sites, learning management systems, flashcard creators, and content archives, there are a few dozen that promise to make an impact on how students learn this year. Noodle’s team of education experts investigated the vast array of online learning tools to create this list of the 32 best, most innovative online tools that we think will change the education space in 2015. We spoke with teachers, tutors, and leaders in the space. We have grouped these 32 selections based on how they are making a difference in student education. Without further ado, here are the tools that you’ll want to have on your computer, tablet, or smartphone this year... Classroom Connectors Clever Why it’s good: Clever saves time in the classroom. Edmodo Kahoot! What it is: Kahoot! Schoology. IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While…

IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While learning is about the process of acquiring knowledge, it actually encompasses a lot more. Successful learning is often socially constructed and can require slight changes in one’s identity, which make the process both challenging and powerful. 2. Knowledge is integrated in the life of communities. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Making Friends With Failure. No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recast these situations right, we learn to create a new normal, to persevere, to learn to be more flexible, or to redirect our energies. Using the F-Word in School There is a major disconnect between schools and the real world on the notion of failure.

Failure is hard for everyone, but interestingly, it's particularly hard for high-achieving students. We need to give our children more opportunities to build a relationship with failure. One cure for the fear of failure is to rebrand it. Rebranding Failure Schools have this failure-thing, the F-word, all wrong. We have to take the classroom back and make it a sacred space where asking questions is OK. This is ironic, since children are innately risk-takers. We need to teach children great stories of failure.

Now, get out there and fail! A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education. A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education by TeachThought Staff Transparency in education is important for a variety of reasons. Increasingly teachers are encouraged to work in professional learning communities, data teams, and other structures intended to encourage teachers to work together to unpack standards, plan instruction, assess learning, analyze data, revise instruction, re-analyze data, and then evaluate the impact of individual teaching strategies. The idea of both vertical alignment (i.e., same content area, different grade level) and horizontal alignment (same content area, same grade level) both depend greatly on visibility–what’s being taught, when, and how.

Further, a common and viable curriculum has been described by education research analyst Robert Marzano as the “first school-level factor,” and one of the most significant factors in student achievement. “The Framework provides ideal components of a transparent institutional website in terms of student learning. Project Based Learning. Coached Through College: Professional Motivators Decrease Dropout Rates. When she became the first person in her family to graduate from college, Virginia Hughes invited the three people she credited most with getting her to that milestone: her mother, her grandmother and a retired hospital administrator named Laura Harrill.

Even though she’d been a perfect stranger until Hughes’s senior year in high school, Harrill helped her navigate the shoals of paperwork, financial issues and personal dramas that prevent many students from ever getting into, let alone completing, college. “I consider her an extension of my family,” said Hughes, of Maryville, Tenn., who graduated from Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

“Even if I had a bad day and just needed somebody to talk to, I knew she’d be there.” (MORE: From Head Start to Harvard) The results, according to studies conducted by researchers at Stanford and elsewhere, are encouraging. (MORE: A Is For Adaptive) Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare.

Original Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine 2006, Vol. 28, No. 8 , Pages 717-722 (doi:10.1080/01421590601105645) Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke1†, Per Grøttum1 and Helge I. Strømsø1 1The University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway KIRSTEN HOFGAARD LYCKE is Professor of Education at the Institute for Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, Norway. PER GRøTTUM is Professor of Medical Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.

HELGE I STRøMSø is Associate Professor of Education at the Institute for Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, Norway. †Correspondence: Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke, Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway, PO Box 1092, Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway, +47 22 85 53 85, +47 22 85 42 50k.h.lycke@ped.uio.no. Self-regulated learnning. Research on Mobile Learning Practice in Higher Education. By Baiyun Chen and Aimee Denoyelles, instructional designers at the University of Central Florida Key Takeaways A university-wide survey on students’ mobile learning practices showed that ownership of mobile devices is high among students and that tablets are the most popular devices for academic purposes.The survey also found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors.To improve mobile learning effectiveness, students and instructors need help adopting more effective learning and teaching practices across content areas.

Mobile technologies are playing an increasingly important role in college students’ academic lives. Devices such as smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers connect users to the world instantly, heightening access to information and enabling interactivity with others. The popularity of mobile technologies among college students is increasing dramatically. Key Issues Facilitating Learning. IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While…

The Classroom Is Dead — Bright. The Classroom Is Dead What if everything about the future of school was the opposite of school? We invited Eli Horowitz and Scott Teplin to consider the school of 2050. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant in our defense of our children’s future. Back in 2016, we spoke of “disruption” — disrupting entertainment, disrupting field hockey, disrupting smoothies, and, of course, disrupting education.

That was a wonderful time. But now that everything has been disrupted (field hockey has never been edgier), what’s left? What’s next? The answer: Welcome to the era of destruction — tearing down the outdated institutions, and then occupying their nonstructured absence. For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us? Point is, the classroom is a dead end. True learning happens when we least expect it, when we aren’t even attempting it. Impractical? Allergic to nuts? Safety?

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LiveMinutes. Tools of the Trade | Educational Discourse. Public Data Explorer. Interactive maps and visualizations | StatSilk. 4 tools for spicing up lectures. Directory of Learning & Performance Tools. Online Teaching Manual. Real Time Search - Social Mention. Stop Motion Central - Free Animation Software for Stop Motion. WeVideo - Online Video Creation. FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software.