40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

  Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). This doesn’t mean students aren’t learning from the video (or the text for that matter), but it rather suggests […]

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Digital Badges for Learning

With the Mozilla Open Badge project and any number of recent initiatives, the idea of using badges for documenting learning continues to gain interest and traction in the field of education.  What is a digital badge?  Think of a digital equivalent of boy scout badges. A badge is granted when a scout demonstrates a given skill. […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Using Moodle for your School – Why it Works as a Platform for Student-Teacher Interaction

 ”The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” – Carl Rodgers The aforementioned quote rightly suffices the problem arising in prevalent education system. We have been cultivating ourselves since the early 19th century to use the ever changing and advancing technology. We have witnessed a revolution […]

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Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

The increasing number of digitally literate students, with constant access to the internet via their own handheld devices, can cause problems for lecturers – but they also offer scholars the opportunity to undertake new and exciting research methods. This is according to Christopher Jones, professor of research in educational technology at Liverpool John Moores University, […]

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Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents. Please note: Due to technical reasons we have had to disable […]

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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers get to experiment with a multimodal teaching method in which the digital and virtual learning is blended with the face-to-face one. However, one of the misconceptions […]

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Why Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

It’s useful to analyze which purposes of student data collection are primary, for which permission is expected and implied when data is collected. Some “primary use” categories are obvious. In order for schools to function, they need basic information about students and parents. They need to record grades, know who is eligible for subsidized lunch, […]

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.    There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there’s just no bandwidth to add something new […]

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