Monthly Archives: February 2014

Job (New York): Technology Coordinator

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iEARN is a global nonprofit (active in over 140 countries) that enables young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful

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Teaching argument writing by solving mysteries ~ English Companion

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by Ryne


“One effective way to teach students argument writing (specifically the use of a clear claim and sound evidence and warrants/analysis) is by asking them to solve mysteries. I found a great article online about a real-life murder mystery and wanted to share it with you:”

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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

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Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

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Written by  Tadej Stanic

In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.

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This is a concept worth consideration.

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Statistics Online Section Instructor: Executive Master of Business Administration Program Washington State University – HigherEdJobs

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Online section instructors are assigned a group of students for whom they provide learning support, interact with, answer course-related questions, and moderate weekly online chat sessions. The section instructor grades all required assignments and completes the final course evaluations using the grading rubrics provided by the Lead Instructor. The section instructor works with the Lead Instructor in overseeing their assigned course section(s).

Section instructors are contracted by Pearson Embanet.

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Google Oppia – Self-Paced Explorations – New Teaching Tool from the Big G

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It’s hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational “explorations” that let people learn by doing.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

This is an Open Source project licensed under Creative Commons as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)


Of particular interest is the promise that learning journeys will be “embeddable interactive educational explorations”.


Applications for blended learning abound. 

 

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Citing Sources – QUEST – the District 155 Research Model – LibGuides at Community High School District 155

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LibGuides. QUEST – the District 155 Research Model. Citing Sources.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I enjoyed the lead off video of various speakers (students and teachers?) explaining plagiarism in their own words. 

As always, citation is the solution.

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▶ Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks (Video Abstract) – YouTube

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As part of a self-directed professional learning community, teachers at RMC in London, Ontario undertook the exploration of a range of social media tools. Th…

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Thanks to Tricia Rohloff for recommending this video. 

I liked the Canadian accent and the real world view the narrator provides.   He sounds like a veteran educator.  

I couldn’t tell who the narrator from the Scoop.it page.  By opening the video on YouTube I was able learn the Author’s name: Miles MacFarlane.  I was impressed that he’d included citations for his video in the descriptions area.  I searched his name and found many links to teacher oriented content he’s created. There’s a good deal of bibliographical material.  A quick scan of his online presence and the video itself  is enough to convince me that Miles is well worth listening to! 

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