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Why digital citizenship is important

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Are you busy preparing new content and learning experiences for your students?  If you are, never miss the opportunity to include digital citizenship in relation to online environments.

This video cleverly highlights the scary truth about how much personal information is available about those who are not careful. A fun way to make a point!

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Communication Skills Part 1

Communication Skills Part 1.

How to Develop Good Communication Skills

 Four Parts:

 Understanding the Basics of Communication Skills

 Engaging Your Audience

 Using Your Words

 Using Your Voice

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Communication Skills Part 1

Communication Skills Part 1

This is my presentation about Communication Skills.

What can you—and only you—do that, if done well, will make an
extraordinary difference in your life? What can you do now, or can you learn
to do in the future, that will give you the biggest payoff for the amount of
time that you invest in it?
What are the best communication skills? Watch my presentation and give some comments, please.

Critical connections: power for your mind online

Halina from Poland:

“What we have is a an information interconnection between us which can be conceptualized as complexes of activities, tools and values, and for this the personal learning environments we create for students in the higher education experience must represent learning and inquiry that is responsive to these new information landscapes.”

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Ideas are central to our need to connect and communicate – and technology has become a pivotal process or tool in that social and intellectual process of connectedness. Has it transformed learning in higher education? Not so much!

Let’s be clear – using technology and/or technology tools does not equate with empowerment of the learning/knowledge formation experience –  unless the technology connection allows for critical knowledge connections to form, or transform, the experience of learning.  This is a huge challenge, and while I understand that technology is around us (and that in my case I deliver all the learning experiences in my degree programs with technology) I am not convinced that I know yet what online learning is all about.

For example, Steve Wheeler re-iterated the often-stated importance of technology in schools in his recent post Talking Tech:

The personal, mobile device has started to transform learning in both…

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Active Learning

Halina from Poland:



Active learning with technology.
Please, compare this with my presentation Active Language Learning .

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

How to create an active classroom experience with technology.  

GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders

CREDIT learn2earnThe traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher, in an active position but leaves students in a passive role, where they are taught to but don’t interact with the material as much they should. In fact, Edudemic reported that teachers do 80 percent of the talking in class. This format can quickly cause students to become bored and disengaged—students that aren’t engaged have a higher rate of failing. When you use technology, however, the classroom becomes an active space, where you can interact with students and be more hands on. These active, technology-rich classrooms are often referred to as Active Learning Classrooms, and because of their many benefits, they’ve become a popular option for college professors in recent years.

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Teaching is inviting others into learning. It is not about guaranteeing learning. The world changes and the result is what is needed to live in the world and be in relationships is changing. Perhaps the best thing we can teach our children is to be thankful for what they have and live in the moment recognizing what they have in each moment.

What is Active Learning?


What is Active Learning?
An educational process where students become vigorously engaged in assimilating the material being taught rather than absorbing it passively in a lecture format. For example, active learning within a business context might include performing more academic activities like reading, writing, analysis and evaluation, as well as participating in discussion and problem solving groups. Also called cooperative learning.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/active-learning.html#ixzz3SxVup7CC

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