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Archive for December, 2013

rubrics for assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st December 2013

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.cfm#web2 A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, podcast, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other web 2.0 projects.

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Cheat Sheet of Popular Online Emoticons

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st December 2013

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/cheat-sheet-of-popular-online-emoticons.html?m=1

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NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st December 2013

http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2013/12/nyc-blazes-trails-to-prepare-students.html?m=1 While some school districts have banned the use of social media because of fears of inappropriate use and distracting students, in an unprecedented move, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has reached out to students, teachers, and parents as partners to create guidelines for the appropriate use of social media for […]

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information for faculty who use the D2L QA server: The D2L QA environment will be refreshed

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th December 2013

This email is aimed to faculty who actively use QA.   Per MnSCU System Office: The D2L QA environment will be refreshed on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Any work that has been performed in QA since the last refresh (November 6, 2013) will be overwritten by the course data and files that exist in D2L […]

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Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th December 2013

Do Digital Natives Really Exist? http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/12/do-digital-natives-really-exist/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 it’s an accurate depiction of the current generation of students? No one is born with knowledge. Everything is learned through environment and practice, so maybe it’s time to reexamine long held assumptions about students’ relationships to technology.

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Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative —

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th December 2013

https://www.facebook.com/NPR/posts/10152215227691756 Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative —

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Social Teaching by Design: 6 Assignment Ideas

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd December 2013

Social Teaching by Design: 6 Assignment Ideas http://www.slideshare.net/SidneyEve/6-ideas-for-social-and-mobile-assignments http://www.flipbook.tv/ mind/concept mapping: http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2013/11/mindmup-browser-based-free-easy-and-open-source/ http://coggle.it/ http://www.mindmup.com/#m:new online photo editor http://pixlr.com/ infographics http://piktochart.com/ digital posters http://www.coveritlive.com/ Google Hangout + flashcards http://quizlet.com/ http://www.studyblue.com/ social bookmarking https://www.diigo.com/ https://storify.com/ booklist Amazon Listmania Pinterest: pinboard annotated bibliography  

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50 Stunning Mobile Statistics

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd December 2013

50 Stunning Mobile Statistics http://www.slideshare.net/ValaAfshar/50-stunning-mobile-statisticsvalaafshar

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24 Good iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st December 2013

24 Good iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/24-good-ipad-math-apps-for-elementary.html 1- Motion Math Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that’s fun for children and grownups. 2- Geoboard The Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary […]

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D2L gradebook response issue

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th December 2013

Significant number of faculty have reported issues with the D2L gradebook over the past several days.  In response to these incidents and also based on the advice of the MnSCU D2L Team, the grade book status icon has temporarily been turned off. This has improved the gradebook response time for all D2L users. The status […]

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