Blogs and Labels are about Information Literacy

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency My Middle School is using blogger (part of Google) as a platform for our students’ blogfolios. The blogfolio (term coined by Andrea Hernandez)  is part blog and part digital portfolio. Students not only showcase their best work, but document their learning journey. A blogfolio shows student work at a particular moment in time (due to […]

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10 Visual Literacy Strategies

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must “demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made.” Putting aside the imperative to teach students how to create meaningful images, the ability to read […]

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The Busy Teacher’s Quick Guide To Blended Learning – Edudemic

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching. It is a great way for teachers to bring online components into the forefront, rather than just using digital materials as supplemental (often at home) course materials. Blended learning has a huge advantage – it doesn’t prescribe that […]

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We need to prepare students for their future, not ours

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency I will no longer defend or debate EdTech as some radical idea in schools. I can no longer waste my efforts on the “value of EdTech debate”. The simple fact is that education technology is no longer a stand alone class. It is not something you simply add on […]

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Implementing a university-wide change programme to promote blended learning: Where do we start?

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab Change is rarely easy, and universities are notoriously conservative institutions which are inherently cautious. The implementation of a change programme involving technology requires a delicate balance in order to bring about genuinely new ways of working whilst endeavouring to address the understandable concerns of staff. What approaches actually […]

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its […]

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​15+ Awesome Google+ Tricks You Might Not Know About

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab Google is slowly but surely improving Google+ and trying to bringthe social network to the masses. Yet some of Google+’s best features are less than obvious for both avid Google Plussers and those who are still wondering what the point of it is. Here are some of the more interesting […]

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Who are the Learning Technologists? – Abridged Version

The first thing you soon discover is that there are many labels or slogans for learning technology; these include educational technology, academic technology and instructional technology to name but a few. via the accidental technologist » Blog Archive » Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 1). The field of educational technology has, in fact, a […]

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Promoting a Culture of Learning

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab Learning is a culture. It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it See on www.edutopia.org

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