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Archive for November, 2013

interactive map of Europe

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th November 2013

http://www.lizardpoint.com/geography/europe-quiz.php

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Language and technology: easy, social and fun

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th November 2013

I Can Haz Spanish Lessons: Cat Pictures Now Have A Purpose http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/26/247337248/i-can-haz-spanish-lessons-cat-pictures-now-have-a-purpose?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook Memrise: is available for desktop: http://www.memrise.com/home/ and mobile devices: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id635966718?mt=8&&referrer=click%3Dc72a6e66-7cfc-45f1-8dc8-6d2836149cc3 realted: The Language Shift http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2013/09/the_language_shift.html also from the IMS blog entry http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/03/integrating-web-2-0-across-the-curriculum/ please have the following sources for language, foreign language and ESL studies: http://quizlet.com/ https://www.mystickies.com/ http://www.eslvideo.com/ http://www.fuzzmail.org/ http://www.voxswap.com/  The social network for learning [...]

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Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th November 2013

Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/11/22/13ipad_ep.h33.html?tkn=LUCCCAu94sJXhXwoBrDRG%2BmCJBT04YYozBRQ&cmp=clp-sb-ascd Susan Einhorn, the executive director of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation, a Bellevue, Wash.-based organization that supports schools in developing and improving 1-to-1 computing programs, disagrees. She said that “iPads are a consumer device; I don’t feel they’re really designed for education.” Ms. Einhorn favors tablets with what [...]

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Twitter grammar

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th November 2013

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131122213518-10486099-the-number-one-mistake-everybody-makes-on-twitter the use of “@” and “.” in Twitter

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd November 2013

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/02/how-technology-wires-the-learning-brain/ “It’s a matter of finding balance,” he said. “Upgrade the technology skills of older ‘digital immigrants,’ and help young kids improve social skills.” On one hand, we’re trained not to think deeply about subjects when we text quick snippets, Tweet short thoughts, On the other hand, technology trains [...]

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legal issues with diplomas from online/distance education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd November 2013

CORNELIUS, L. M., & CAVANAUGH, T. W. (2013). Distance Learning, Distant Courtrooms. Chronicle Of Higher Education, 60(12), A30. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=aph&AN=92043236 http://chronicle.com.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/ We are in the early stages of distance-­specific litigation, and most rulings, thus far, have been made at the level of basic trial courts. We await precedents from more senior courts, the possibility of Congressional action, interstate [...]

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Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/13/free-pinterest-style-education-service-hosts-common-core-teaching-aids.aspx?admgarea=Features1#47RHZap101LWFKq5.99 In my opinion, this is very much the same like TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) as YouTube alternative. It is worth considering, but…

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virtual worlds, simulation, gamification

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

From: Miltenoff, Plamen Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:09 PM To: ‘technology@lists.mnscu.edu’; ‘edgamesandsims@lists.mnscu.edu’ Cc: Oyedele, Adesegun Subject: virtual worlds and simulations Good afternoon Apologies for any cross posting… Following a request from fellow faculty at SCSU, I am interested in learning more about any possibilities for using virtual worlds and simulations opportunities [in the MnSCU [...]

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A Quick Start Guide to Participating in Twitter Chats

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

A Quick Start Guide to Participating in Twitter Chats http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_tom_murray/quick_start_guide_twitter_chats This past week, I had the privilege of introducing US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as a guest moderator for #edtechchat, an educational Twitter chat that I founded with four members of my personal learning network (PLN).  Over the course of 60 minutes, almost 2,000 people from around the world, [...]

Posted in collaboration and creativity, e-learning, educational technology, information literacy, information technology, instructional technology, learning, mobile devices, mobile learning, MOOC, mooc, online learning, open learning, pedagogy, social media, student-centered learning, technology, technology literacy, Twitter | No Comments »

Technology is not a magic bullet.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_chad_evans/technology_not_magic_bullet Technology is not a magic bullet. Professional development for administrators and educators often focuses on the “how does it work” as opposed to how should we use this to help students make meaning, communicate, collaborate, and create?  Many unfairly assume that educators are chomping at the bit to design instructional learning experiences using technology. [...]

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