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Donna Murdoch has been at 7 events

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Nikki D Robertson19,252BAM! Kick It Up a Notch @Your Library Limestone County Schools Librarians Meeting Exact time is subject to changeBAM! Kick It Up a Notch @Your Library2015-04-15 20:00:006  
The eLearning Guild6,318DevLearn Conference & Expo, October 29 – 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, is North America’s leading event focused on learning technologies. This event is designed for professionals who want to be on the leading edge of the emerging technologies our industry will put to work for training, learning, and performance support. If you are responsible for shaping the use of learning technologies in your organization, then you need to be at DevLearn 2014, where you’ll meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and most innovative new ideas for our industry.  This will be the tenth DevLearn, and it’s going to be a celebration you won’t want to miss! We are thrilled to announce that Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey appearing on FOX, is the first in an all-star lineup of keynote speakers!  Register now! http://bit.ly/1mFNfI1 DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo2014-10-29 08:00:0041  
paulino brener12,736Join us for this edition of Educators, Performers, Creators Show: a Q&A session with Yo Azama about motivating 21st Century learners Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm Central Right NOW and/or during the LIVE show you can post your questions on this Google+ page or on Youtube (http://youtu.be/eRqEPtjJpb8).  Or  Tweet using hashtag   #epcshow @111659298346490260461  ACTFL Teacher of the Year Yo Azama is the 2014 Keynote Speaker at the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) Fall Conference.  Always thought provoking, Azama promises to address our theme, Diversity, Equity and World Languages: Empowering Teachers for Change.  A native of Okinawa, he teaches Japanese at North Salinas High School in Salinas, California with dynamic interactive activities. Widely published in the field of language education and culture, Azama has been addressing conference attendees with his uncanny sense of humor and insights since he was named the ACTFL 2012 Teacher of the Year.  At the MCTLC conference Mr. Azama will talk about:  Diversity, Equity, & World Languages: Empowering Teachers for Change How do we as world language educators make our classrooms equitable and inviting to students in this increasingly diverse world of ours? This year's conference will focus on our piece of the academic puzzle.   He will also present a 3 hour workshop. MCTLC Fall Conference is on Friday, October 24, 2014 with workshops on Saturday, October 25, 2014. For more information about this conference go to MCTLC.org (http://mctlc.org/Conference_2014) MCTLC's mission is to advance the teaching of languages and cultures in Minnesota.  ~~~ #epcshow   #mctlc   #yoazama  EPC Show # 5 - Motivating 21st Century Learners - A Q&A Session With Yo Azama2014-08-20 02:00:0022  
Michelle Pacansky-Brock1,366Join Michelle Pacansky-Brock and @109541999240667349542  as they engage in a reflective conversation about their growth and development as online educators. Michelle and Deborah will share how they have come to value the rich, community-oriented learning environment in their online classes that supports their students' learning differences and encourages students to make relevant connections with the curriculum. Michelle and Deborah will share tips and strategies, show examples of their own VoiceThread and Facebook learning activities, and take questions from the live audience. *How to View the Hangout:* This Hangout on Air will be streamed live for public viewing here on the this Event page and the Q&A feature of Google+ will be activated, allowing anyone with a Google+ account to ask a question during our live conversation! The Hangout on Air will also be archived and made available on The Center Hangout Archive playlist at: http://tiny.cc/CenterArchives *This Hangout on Air will feature:* *Michelle Pacansky-Brock* - Community Coordinator of The Center; Associate Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto College; Instructional Technologist, CSU Channel Islands, Author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies and How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread *Deborah Lemon* - Professor at Ohlone College, Instructor of Building Online Community with Social Media at @ONE *“The Center” Resources:* Join The Center’s Google+ Community: http://tiny.cc/TheCenter Follow The Center on Twitter @Center_EdInclusive Learning: Lightbulb Moments from 2 Online Instructors2014-04-04 01:00:0042  
Mathieu Plourde1,186My presentation to faculty members at the University of Delaware about the value of openness. Slides at:  http://www.slideshare.net/mathplourde/why-open-matters-32263232Why Open Matters #openeducationwk2014-03-13 16:00:005  
Robert Scoble6,779,205Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services. Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083  
The EdReach Network385,872Mobile Reach discusses innovative yet practical ways to leverage mobile devices in the classroom. From redefining assessment to bringing more opportunities for student creation, collaboration and agency, your hosts David, Jennie and Sue will explore how mobile learning can truly transform teaching and learning. Join us and learn with us!Mobile Reach #50: With Adam Bellow!2013-05-21 02:00:0021  

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2015-05-25 13:04:22 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The P in PLN does mean 'personal' to many most people. 
A superficial, but nevertheless interesting view on why CSN's so often fail.
#PLN   #corporatelearning  

Most reshares: 17

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2015-05-09 02:34:50 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Kids are learning a distorted view of the digital world "that reflects the fears of adults rather than the aspirations of youth."
We already knew this.
+George Station +Bryan Alexander et al

Most plusones: 13

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2015-04-02 01:00:51 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

Latest 50 posts

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2015-06-23 03:29:43 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"New research suggests that employees with a diverse Twitter network — one that exposes them to people and ideas they don’t already know — tend to generate better ideas."   ICYMI

"New research suggests that employees with a diverse Twitter network — one that exposes them to people and ideas they don’t already know — tend to generate better ideas."   ICYMI___

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2015-06-23 03:07:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Sounds great, but I can only imagine the false positives, extra tests that are really unnecessary, and ultimately higher healthcare costs -  yes there are great things about this of course. But  "patients will now own and interpret their health data?" - hmmmm the interpretation part sounds a bit scary.

Sounds great, but I can only imagine the false positives, extra tests that are really unnecessary, and ultimately higher healthcare costs -  yes there are great things about this of course. But  "patients will now own and interpret their health data?" - hmmmm the interpretation part sounds a bit scary.___

2015-06-23 02:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Not sure why I hadn't seen this report from +George Siemens and his colleagues but I just found it.  "During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic
organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research.
Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational
change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and
learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite
interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning."  Is this the report thatig... more »

Not sure why I hadn't seen this report from +George Siemens and his colleagues but I just found it.  "During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic
organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research.
Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational
change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and
learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite
interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning."  Is this the report that ignited dLEARN? ___

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2015-06-20 18:44:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is so funny!  What would have happened without the world wide web?  Arianna Huffington delivering papers on a bicycle, etc - worth watching :)  Thanks to +Jane Hart for sharing.

This is so funny!  What would have happened without the world wide web?  Arianna Huffington delivering papers on a bicycle, etc - worth watching :)  Thanks to +Jane Hart for sharing.___

2015-06-19 02:45:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Mathieu Plourde I just read UDEL is using Wiley.  Are you allowed to say how that's working out for you???   You decided against the other group permanently, or are still using them for other degrees?  A school where I occasionally adjunct just decided on Wiley for 2 masters programs so I'm curious.  And post more baby photos!  :)

+Mathieu Plourde I just read UDEL is using Wiley.  Are you allowed to say how that's working out for you???   You decided against the other group permanently, or are still using them for other degrees?  A school where I occasionally adjunct just decided on Wiley for 2 masters programs so I'm curious.  And post more baby photos!  :)___

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2015-06-18 02:25:32 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

So +George Station I am starting to agree with you.  We are now connected enough to have decent quality synchronous learning.  You believed it first - - this is the first academic year I agree with you.  You are the trendsetter (and very patient!!)

So +George Station I am starting to agree with you.  We are now connected enough to have decent quality synchronous learning.  You believed it first - - this is the first academic year I agree with you.  You are the trendsetter (and very patient!!)___

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2015-06-18 02:15:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Funny quote at the bottom from +Will Richardson .  "Move along, nothing to see here."  Well, we all know this first hand but then there is that legend of the DN.....

Funny quote at the bottom from +Will Richardson .  "Move along, nothing to see here."  Well, we all know this first hand but then there is that legend of the DN.....___

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2015-06-18 01:58:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We talk about education all the time. In reality there are so many parts of the world where it makes such a difference. Life and death. In Chad a girl is far more likely to die in childbirth than to attend secondary school.
Proud to work with the organization who made this amazing video. #unicef

We talk about education all the time. In reality there are so many parts of the world where it makes such a difference. Life and death. In Chad a girl is far more likely to die in childbirth than to attend secondary school.
Proud to work with the organization who made this amazing video. #unicef___

2015-06-08 12:48:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Please refer to the description of the community at the left:  "For Discussion about Online and Blended Learning - General Discourse. Not for promotion, please!"  The important part is the "no promotion."  This has the potential to be a great community but we really need to limit this to discussion.   Product promotion will be removed.  Thanks!!

Please refer to the description of the community at the left:  "For Discussion about Online and Blended Learning - General Discourse. Not for promotion, please!"  The important part is the "no promotion."  This has the potential to be a great community but we really need to limit this to discussion.   Product promotion will be removed.  Thanks!!___

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2015-05-31 19:34:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I love +Jay Cross comments! Thanks for the share +Jane Hart..

<<I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education. It’s explicit knowledge. Life’s grand lessons are largely tacit. Besides, isn’t STEM often the algorithmic knowledge that robots are going to being doing in a few years? When that happens, lots of STEM grads may find themselves in the position of John Henry, the steel-drivin’ man. Nobody here was talking about liberal arts and continuing the culture.

Consider the role of STEM education in someone’s career arc. A career is a marathon. College teaches people to run the first 100 yards. Running the rest of the race is the individual’s problem.>>

I love +Jay Cross comments! Thanks for the share +Jane Hart..

<<I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education. It’s explicit knowledge. Life’s grand lessons are largely tacit. Besides, isn’t STEM often the algorithmic knowledge that robots are going to being doing in a few years? When that happens, lots of STEM grads may find themselves in the position of John Henry, the steel-drivin’ man. Nobody here was talking about liberal arts and continuing the culture.

Consider the role of STEM education in someone’s career arc. A career is a marathon. College teaches people to run the first 100 yards. Running the rest of the race is the individual’s problem.>>___

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2015-05-31 03:43:05 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is the case on Twitter or here -
Thanks +Maha Bali !

This is the case on Twitter or here -
Thanks +Maha Bali !___

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2015-05-25 13:04:22 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Stakeholder buy in for learning in a corporate setting - good article thanks for the share +Stefan P. Schmid 

The P in PLN does mean 'personal' to many most people. 
A superficial, but nevertheless interesting view on why CSN's so often fail.
#PLN   #corporatelearning  ___Stakeholder buy in for learning in a corporate setting - good article thanks for the share +Stefan P. Schmid 

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2015-05-15 01:52:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Another great post by +Phil Hill

New post at e-Literate.

In the meantime, Lone Star College (the entire system of 92,000+ students) selected D2L and is now using Brightspace as its LMS; however, the ECPS pilot had little to do with LMS usage. The primary intervention was an advising system and course redesign to focus students on understanding career options and related academic pathways.

cc +Laura Gibbs +Mike Caulfield +Audrey Watters ___Another great post by +Phil Hill

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2015-05-09 02:34:50 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Kids are learning a distorted view of the digital world "that reflects the fears of adults rather than the aspirations of youth."
We already knew this.
+George Station +Bryan Alexander et al

Kids are learning a distorted view of the digital world "that reflects the fears of adults rather than the aspirations of youth."
We already knew this.
+George Station +Bryan Alexander et al___

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2015-04-08 23:03:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Whether you care about the Apple Watch or not, this is a beautiful piece of digital journalism.  And it's from The Verge.
http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review

Whether you care about the Apple Watch or not, this is a beautiful piece of digital journalism.  And it's from The Verge.
http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review___

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2015-04-02 01:00:51 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

Funniest thing I have seen in a long time!___

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2015-03-17 10:31:28 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In case anyone needs to know - here's a guide.  How to stream Google Hangouts via You Tube.

In case anyone needs to know - here's a guide.  How to stream Google Hangouts via You Tube.___

2015-03-14 15:30:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This was in my news feed.
There are very valid points made in this paper, and even when I saw the author was from a for-profit (which handles online VERY differently than others) I still thought it made some good points.  And then I read "Most universities with online coursework require faculty to respond to students within 24 hours."  Now of course that is the VERY right thing to do, but I've never heard of a school "requiring" it -  so then I realized I had to consider the source (not the person, just the for-profit background and likely the sample used) when reading. 

This was in my news feed.
There are very valid points made in this paper, and even when I saw the author was from a for-profit (which handles online VERY differently than others) I still thought it made some good points.  And then I read "Most universities with online coursework require faculty to respond to students within 24 hours."  Now of course that is the VERY right thing to do, but I've never heard of a school "requiring" it -  so then I realized I had to consider the source (not the person, just the for-profit background and likely the sample used) when reading. ___

2015-03-04 01:14:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Justin Schwamm is fantastic!  If anyone hasn't had a Justin experience, and seen him in action teaching online - he is fantastic!  Thank you Justin for hosting an amazing Latin class tonight - everyone loved it :)

+Justin Schwamm is fantastic!  If anyone hasn't had a Justin experience, and seen him in action teaching online - he is fantastic!  Thank you Justin for hosting an amazing Latin class tonight - everyone loved it :)___

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2015-02-23 05:04:23 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Re sharing this because I need to use it - it's too far down my stream.

No one wants to look bad when doing a hangout or making a Skype call...

Well here's a really cool infographic that is all about how NOT to look ugly on a webcam. 

Full size at: http://designtaxi.com/news/362377/Infographic-How-To-Not-Look-Ugly-On-Webcam/

#Infographic   #Webcam   #Hangouts  ___Re sharing this because I need to use it - it's too far down my stream.

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2015-02-22 20:13:46 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

So this is what I've been doing.  +George Station +Laura Gibbs +Phil Hill +Mathieu Plourde +Stephen diFilipo and anyone who thought I wasn't being as participative as I love to be lately...be back more frequently soon!

So this is what I've been doing.  +George Station +Laura Gibbs +Phil Hill +Mathieu Plourde +Stephen diFilipo and anyone who thought I wasn't being as participative as I love to be lately...be back more frequently soon!___

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2015-02-18 14:15:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence."

"If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence."___

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2015-02-03 03:41:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Two especially good pull quotes:
"Our real value add occurs in what can’t happen at scale. That is in the relationship between an educator and a learner."
and
"Calling these things Courses is only somewhat problematic. I like calling these learning communities Courses because of the connection to cohorts and narratives. There is something powerful to a group of learners starting together, and progressing as a group through a set of structured activities, conversations and content."

Two especially good pull quotes:
"Our real value add occurs in what can’t happen at scale. That is in the relationship between an educator and a learner."
and
"Calling these things Courses is only somewhat problematic. I like calling these learning communities Courses because of the connection to cohorts and narratives. There is something powerful to a group of learners starting together, and progressing as a group through a set of structured activities, conversations and content."___

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2015-02-02 02:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-23 09:42:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-23 09:42:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-21 20:50:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For anyone who doesn't really get the difference between public, charter, private, etc. schools in a city - this is +MaryBeth Hertz, an amazing Philly teacher who I'm so glad organizes the Philly EdTech Meetup with me. Our next one is called "Demystifying the Classroom Pilot" (and if you're in #Philly  please come out on Thursday night!) In this video - she can't come out because she just had a baby - Mary Beth explains how school funding and structure works for the benefit of both teachers and entrepreneurs so they understand the barriers/complications that are implicit in the adoption of new technology, often based on type of school.  

For anyone who doesn't really get the difference between public, charter, private, etc. schools in a city - this is +MaryBeth Hertz, an amazing Philly teacher who I'm so glad organizes the Philly EdTech Meetup with me. Our next one is called "Demystifying the Classroom Pilot" (and if you're in #Philly  please come out on Thursday night!) In this video - she can't come out because she just had a baby - Mary Beth explains how school funding and structure works for the benefit of both teachers and entrepreneurs so they understand the barriers/complications that are implicit in the adoption of new technology, often based on type of school.  ___

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2015-01-16 09:37:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Sorry to interrupt, but this is actually pretty cool. #GoogleForms  on #Twitter  without leaving Twitter!

From +Amit Agarwal 

Cc +Denise Castro +Laura Gibbs It just looks like something you'd do. ;-)

#GAFE   #GoogleApps  

Sorry to interrupt, but this is actually pretty cool. #GoogleForms  on #Twitter  without leaving Twitter!

From +Amit Agarwal 

Cc +Denise Castro +Laura Gibbs It just looks like something you'd do. ;-)

#GAFE   #GoogleApps  ___

2015-01-15 14:26:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google Classroom Apps are Now Available for Your Device!

When Google Classroom was launched, the team made sure you could access your classes wherever you were. You could load Google Classroom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer at classroom.google.com and view all of your assignments and grades.

Starting today, the team announced the release of official Classroom apps for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.classroom) and iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-classroom/id924620788).  Now you’ll be able to:
Snap a photo: Students can attach photos to assignments or posts, sharing them with the teacher or the whole class
Share from other apps: Students can share to Classroom from a variety of other apps Sketchbook
Offline caching: With offline caching students will be able to access their to do list even whenth... more »

Google Classroom Apps are Now Available for Your Device!

When Google Classroom was launched, the team made sure you could access your classes wherever you were. You could load Google Classroom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer at classroom.google.com and view all of your assignments and grades.

Starting today, the team announced the release of official Classroom apps for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.classroom) and iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-classroom/id924620788).  Now you’ll be able to:
Snap a photo: Students can attach photos to assignments or posts, sharing them with the teacher or the whole class
Share from other apps: Students can share to Classroom from a variety of other apps Sketchbook
Offline caching: With offline caching students will be able to access their to do list even when they don’t have an internet connection

That’s not all!  You can now clean out your classroom home page for the new year and new semester!  When you’re done a class, you can archive classes to hide them from your main page.

Finally, teachers will now have access to an assignment list.  Many teachers wanted to have the view that students have, and now you do!

Thanks for all your feedback on Classroom thus far!  As you can see, the team continues to develop based upon what you tell us!  With the dawn of the new mobile apps, we’re now more than ever interested in what you want to see next.  On desktop, use the ? and “Send Feedback” and use the slide out menu’s “Help and Feedback” section to let the team know how we can make classroom better!

Have fun using Classroom!

Best,
The Classroom Experts Team___

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2015-01-15 01:49:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

From training, to performance, to social.  +Harold Jarche, great as always.  "...if courses are all you know, that’s what gets built. Moving from Training, to Performance, to Social can sum up my professional journey in supporting organizational learning. All are needed, but too often the easiest solution is the course, designed to disseminate the approved content."  I've taken Harold's PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) course before - this introduces a new shorter one called Workplace Learning.  I may be convinced.  #WOL

From training, to performance, to social.  +Harold Jarche, great as always.  "...if courses are all you know, that’s what gets built. Moving from Training, to Performance, to Social can sum up my professional journey in supporting organizational learning. All are needed, but too often the easiest solution is the course, designed to disseminate the approved content."  I've taken Harold's PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) course before - this introduces a new shorter one called Workplace Learning.  I may be convinced.  #WOL___

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2015-01-05 14:57:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I am so surprised at this study's outcomes. On so many levels.  This is about online classes and note the example of online classes they use. One thing I will say - that a sweeping statement like this while using one school as an example for online education is surprising considering the source of the study. Though I suppose it is more valid in some ways because it really is the same experience, scaled. To include more schools would be confusing because everyone does "online" differently. I just think here the outcome is probably valid. Not so sure it would be same result with many other online courses at other institutions.

I am so surprised at this study's outcomes. On so many levels.  This is about online classes and note the example of online classes they use. One thing I will say - that a sweeping statement like this while using one school as an example for online education is surprising considering the source of the study. Though I suppose it is more valid in some ways because it really is the same experience, scaled. To include more schools would be confusing because everyone does "online" differently. I just think here the outcome is probably valid. Not so sure it would be same result with many other online courses at other institutions.___

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2015-01-05 03:22:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Joshua Kim - thinks most important story of the year was the one we all talked about from NYT a few weeks ago about science classes and how large classes will no longer subsidize small ones in California schools -  we all discussed  (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/us/college-science-classes-failure-rates-soar-go-back-to-drawing-board.html)  +Laura Gibbs +George Station +Justin Schwamm and PLN...

Joshua Kim - thinks most important story of the year was the one we all talked about from NYT a few weeks ago about science classes and how large classes will no longer subsidize small ones in California schools -  we all discussed  (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/us/college-science-classes-failure-rates-soar-go-back-to-drawing-board.html)  +Laura Gibbs +George Station +Justin Schwamm and PLN...___

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2014-12-28 20:28:16 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Love this video. From the   #EVERYchild series.
"Innovation can come from anywhere, it comes down to how you look at things."  

Love this video. From the   #EVERYchild series.
"Innovation can come from anywhere, it comes down to how you look at things."  ___

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2014-12-28 09:24:54 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Meet the modern learner #infographic   #learning  

Meet the modern learner #infographic   #learning  ___

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2014-12-27 13:37:45 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good suggestions listed in this article, though I've found that for some fear can be more palpable, and tougher to overcome, than described here.  Probably very different for everyone based on their own experience.  "While we aren’t building learning from scratch, a lot of the things we can do will be start with an idea and a subject or area of explorations. Foundation building is work, but once it is done, it can be shared, repurposed, and forked. With that, I have a few guidelines for trying to create new experiences in digital media and connected learning I’d like to share."

Good suggestions listed in this article, though I've found that for some fear can be more palpable, and tougher to overcome, than described here.  Probably very different for everyone based on their own experience.  "While we aren’t building learning from scratch, a lot of the things we can do will be start with an idea and a subject or area of explorations. Foundation building is work, but once it is done, it can be shared, repurposed, and forked. With that, I have a few guidelines for trying to create new experiences in digital media and connected learning I’d like to share."___

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2014-12-27 12:48:52 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+George Station this is your neck of the woods - accurate?  

+George Station this is your neck of the woods - accurate?  ___

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2014-12-27 04:37:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Jennifer Magiera

Looking to fill 2015 with edtech learning? Here is a list of great conferences and events to attend in North America in the first half of 2015. I've listed first the conference series, and described the differences, then the big one-off events. For each I've also listed the suggested audience based on past experience and Twitter feedback. If you have any to add or suggested changes, please post in the comments and I'll update this post. Thank you! ___Thanks +Jennifer Magiera

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2014-12-15 00:36:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Been thinking about this, and happened across this older blog post by +Shane Parrish .  Great quote - “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.”
— Charlie Munger

Been thinking about this, and happened across this older blog post by +Shane Parrish .  Great quote - “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.”
— Charlie Munger___

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2014-12-09 14:13:02 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Add to digital literacies discussion.  Excellent graphic, thanks +Ferdi Battal 

Critical Digital Literacy..___Add to digital literacies discussion.  Excellent graphic, thanks +Ferdi Battal 

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2014-12-09 12:54:52 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

At first I thought this was a MOOC article, but it really isn't.  It is a book review for Educating Minds Online, which looks like something many of us will want to read.  It doesn't seem to be about hyperbole or results from a survey - it seems to really understand online education.   "Online courses—or an online component of a traditional class—offer a way to "give students repeated, challenging practice with the concepts we want them to know and the skills we want them to master," Miller said." 
Will need to get this book.

At first I thought this was a MOOC article, but it really isn't.  It is a book review for Educating Minds Online, which looks like something many of us will want to read.  It doesn't seem to be about hyperbole or results from a survey - it seems to really understand online education.   "Online courses—or an online component of a traditional class—offer a way to "give students repeated, challenging practice with the concepts we want them to know and the skills we want them to master," Miller said." 
Will need to get this book.___

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2014-12-09 12:46:38 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This certainly makes it seem simple   #heutagogy   +George Station +Roz Hussin 

This certainly makes it seem simple   #heutagogy   +George Station +Roz Hussin ___

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2014-12-09 02:09:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Stay off those smartphones in the a.m....  "A study from IDC Research reveals that we check our mobile devices within 15 minutes of waking up each morning.

The problem with jumping right into our inboxes and notifications is that it steers your morning off-course. Worse, a negative email can slip you into a reactionary state and eventually you’ll enter a downward spiral of lost productivity."

Stay off those smartphones in the a.m....  "A study from IDC Research reveals that we check our mobile devices within 15 minutes of waking up each morning.

The problem with jumping right into our inboxes and notifications is that it steers your morning off-course. Worse, a negative email can slip you into a reactionary state and eventually you’ll enter a downward spiral of lost productivity."___

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2014-12-07 18:01:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

From Tony Bates "I believe that online collaborative learning is a key model for teaching the knowledge and skills needed in a digital age."

From Tony Bates "I believe that online collaborative learning is a key model for teaching the knowledge and skills needed in a digital age."___

2014-12-07 17:39:09 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+George Station +Bryan Alexander this is from +Shane Parrish blog - to your Twitter point, George..  "I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old cliché about quote the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master.

-David Foster Wallace"

+George Station +Bryan Alexander this is from +Shane Parrish blog - to your Twitter point, George..  "I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old cliché about quote the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master.

-David Foster Wallace"___

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2014-12-07 02:53:36 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Enjoyed this article by +Jim Groom and +Brian Lamb about innovation.  Innovation fatigue.   "Yet as 2014 churns on, the glow is wearing off. Today, innovation is increasingly conflated with hype, disruption for disruption’s sake, and outsourcing laced with a dose of austerity-driven downsizing. Call it innovation fatigue."   Fun to hear all of the prophecies of a few years ago that seem less likely now.  It seems to me that most successful higher ed innovation thus far has been in process, not in technology.  Technology might facilitate, but it is not the reason (sound familiar?)   CBE, for instance (and frankly I am not a fan unless it is for non-traditional learners, and in that case I am a huge fan.)  Stronger, more mature PLNs and relationships that allow us to connect concepts and the dots across silos, as +Michael Caulfield described in one of my favorite pieces of the year(connectivi... more »

Enjoyed this article by +Jim Groom and +Brian Lamb about innovation.  Innovation fatigue.   "Yet as 2014 churns on, the glow is wearing off. Today, innovation is increasingly conflated with hype, disruption for disruption’s sake, and outsourcing laced with a dose of austerity-driven downsizing. Call it innovation fatigue."   Fun to hear all of the prophecies of a few years ago that seem less likely now.  It seems to me that most successful higher ed innovation thus far has been in process, not in technology.  Technology might facilitate, but it is not the reason (sound familiar?)   CBE, for instance (and frankly I am not a fan unless it is for non-traditional learners, and in that case I am a huge fan.)  Stronger, more mature PLNs and relationships that allow us to connect concepts and the dots across silos, as +Michael Caulfield described in one of my favorite pieces of the year (connectivist theory in context.)  Has this been deeply disruptive?  Not so sure.  Has this productive?  I think so.___

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2014-12-07 02:09:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

THIS.  "I’d go further and say adding technology to training is often akin to putting lipstick on the pig -” a superficial or cosmetic change that is a futile attempt to change the nature of the product”. What is needed is a new “training” process or rather a new approach to solving performance problems."  +Jane Hart you are so darn good!

THIS.  "I’d go further and say adding technology to training is often akin to putting lipstick on the pig -” a superficial or cosmetic change that is a futile attempt to change the nature of the product”. What is needed is a new “training” process or rather a new approach to solving performance problems."  +Jane Hart you are so darn good!___

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2014-12-06 09:00:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

iPad is becoming a content creation device for me, great for making artifacts for online/blended classes.  The Adobe apps are also amazing (not listed here)....they sure made a comeback when iOS wouldn't allow flash.  Favorite is Canva.

iPad is becoming a content creation device for me, great for making artifacts for online/blended classes.  The Adobe apps are also amazing (not listed here)....they sure made a comeback when iOS wouldn't allow flash.  Favorite is Canva.___

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2014-12-02 18:52:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hope some friends will submit!!

You have 1 more week! The #ET4Online CFP submission deadline has been extended to 12/8. http://ow.ly/Fbrwu  #edtech #edusocmedia___Hope some friends will submit!!

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2014-11-29 20:30:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

All the reasons why Google+ is the place to get connected.

All the reasons why Google+ is the place to get connected.___

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2014-11-22 22:38:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Harold Jarche thanks as always!

Do you work out loud?
http://jarche.com/2014/11/inspiration-for-working-out-loud/___+Harold Jarche thanks as always!

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