Saturday, 30 November 2013

Multiple Intelligences - find your own strengths with this test!

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

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Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship

Dr. James V. Green

Taught In: English
Subtitles Available In: English

About the Course

#1 Entrepreneurship Course on Coursera*
#8 Overall Business Course on Coursera*
          *CourseTalk's "Top Rated" MOOCs (November, 2013)

This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is ever present.

Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, students will learn how to enhance their entrepreneurial mindset and develop their functional skill sets to see and act entrepreneurially. The initial steps to creating a business plan, and raising financial capital to launch the firm, are examined as well. Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Pearson and Google Jump Into Learning Management With a New, Free System – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wired Campus

One of the world’s biggest education publishers has joined with one of the most dominant and iconic software companies on the planet to bring colleges a new—and free—learning-management system with the hopes of upending services that affect just about every instructor, student, and college in the country.
Today Pearson, the publishing and learning technology group, has teamed up with the software giant Google to launch OpenClass, a free LMS that combines standard course-management tools with advanced social networking and community-building, and an open architecture that allows instructors to import whatever material they want, from e-books to YouTube videos. The program will launch through Google Apps for Education, a very popular e-mail, calendar, and document-sharing service that has more than 1,000 higher-education customers, and it will be hosted by Pearson with the intent of freeing institutions from the burden of providing resources to run it. It enters a market that has been dominated by costly institution-anchored services like Blackboard, and open-source but labor-intensive systems like Moodle.

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▶ Redes (Nº 114) - De las inteligencias múltiples a la educación personalizada

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▶ Multiple Intelligences

This digital story gives a brief overview of Dr. Howard Gardner and his Theory of Multiple Intelligences. How do YOU learn best? Enjoy! 

credits to MsHMcKnight
McKnight, H. (2011). Multiple Intelligences [Video file]. Retrieved from

Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart. To read more about these students, please visit:

▶ 娉曚笌绀句細 Law and Society

Sign up at The course 法与社会 Law and Society by Ji Weidong from Shanghai Jiao Tong University will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform.

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Apps for multiple intelligences |

Children do differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching the child in his best modality doesn‘t affect his educational achievement. What does matter is whether the child is taught in the content‘s best modality.

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ARTSEDGE: Raising “Art Smart” Students in the 21st Century

Art Makes You Smart -

                                                                                   Alain Pilon

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Mobile Learning Provides Education in an Accessible and Innovative Manner - From Designing Digitally, Inc.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

course-builder - Course Builder - Google Project Hosting


"On September 10, we announced our collaboration with edX on the open source platform, Open edX. Google and edX have a shared mission to broaden access to education, and by joining forces we can work towards our goals much faster. We want to thank the Course Builder Community for your experimentation, feedback and advocacy. Your contributions have been critical and we will take our learnings from Course Builder and apply them to Open edX to further innovate on an open source MOOC platfom. For further details please see the forum announcement."

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EdX and Google to develop open-source MOOC platform | Inside Higher Ed

Open-Source MOOCs
September 11, 2013
EdX, the online course provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, sees an open-source future for massive online courses. On Tuesday, the company announced it has found a like-minded partner in Google, which will work with edX to make its online course platform more accessible to aspiring developers.
Together, edX and Google’s programmers will build Open edX, an open-source MOOC platform that will be made available on The website, which will launch early next year, will enable anyone -- universities, corporations and individuals alike -- to create online courses.
Speaking to Inside Higher Ed, Anant Agarwal, president of edX and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the new platform and website could be described as a method to crowdsource education.

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Welcome to MOOCs youngest platform 
"Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF will capitalize on regional Arab talent and leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create an Arab MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.
First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses - developed by QRF - to further enrich Arab education. The platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught at top tier universities like Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkely. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner."

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Queen Rania Foundation Partners with edX to Create First MOOC Portal for the Arab World | edX

Cambridge, MA – November 8, 2013 – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced today the creation of Edraak, an education initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). Edraak, a partnership with non-profit online learning initiative edX, will be a MOOC portal for the Arab world and will bring quality education to millions of Arabic-speaking students around the globe. Her Majesty Queen Rania witnessed the historic signing of the agreement by QRF CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia and edX president Anant Agarwal at edX's Cambridge offices.
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, CEO of QRF Haifa Dia Al-Attia, and edX President Anant Agarwal

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All Courses | Stanford Online

All courses here


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▶ Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Visualizing complex ideas

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Tune into Chords | Chordify

It's amazing, for musicians and music lovers alike. A young Portuguese developed an innovative platform, able to identify the chords for any song. Chordify co-founder José Pedro Magalhães is currently a researcher at the University of Oxford in England. José Pedro dedicated to the creation of this software platform, unique in the world, that converts any song (in MP3 or YouTube, for example) in the respective chords that give it life.

Jovem investigador português cria plataforma inédita

Sunday, 24 November 2013

▶ English and Modern Languages at Oxford University


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▶ 3D virtual tour of the International Space Station

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The Bard Isn't Hard: 10 Resources For Teaching Shakespeare

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Education Technologies |
PIXELearning offers this visual that discusses why games are good for learning. In the visual you will find information on the following areas: Play, Rewards, Mastery, Engagement and Flow Theory as well as Laws of Learning.

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Muvizu | Animation software

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9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION

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Anyone Anywhere Can Build The Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

The 25 best Android apps for designers | App | Creative Bloq

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Graduating New Technologies - Beth Seidenberg

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▶ Seth Godin & Tom Peters on blogging.

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How to Start a Business with No Money

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Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Turning Obstacles into Opportunities


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Epicenter: Creating a Nation of Entrepreneurial Engineers

Epicenter : Stanford University

About Epicenter from Epicenter on Vimeo.

'Why Online Learning is More Valuable Than Traditional College' - Innovation Insights

'Why Online Learning is More Valuable Than Traditional College'

▶ Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back Up

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Digging deeper into medieval life - FutureLearn


Deirdre O’Sullivan, the lead educator of the University of Leicester’s first MOOC, England in the time of King Richard III, which starts on November 25th on, talks about what learners can expect to study.

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GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors.

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Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon

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Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education

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Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet

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Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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Splashtop Whiteboard - Android Apps on Google Play

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Google Play for Education app spotlight
Splashtop Whiteboard lets you present rich content to the class without feeling tied to your desk. Connect to your computer over WiFi, then broadcast audio, video, presentations and more to your students’ tablets.
 #playedu +Android Developers 

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Geometric Background Effect in Photoshop – Design & Illustration – Tuts+

Like Illustrator, Photoshop also includes some very powerful vector editing tools. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a geometric background effect for a poster design in Photoshop using a few simple shapes, blending modes, and transparencies. Let's get started!

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OPINION: MOOCs on the Silk Road to China | EdSurge News


The meaning of "open" gets tested as edX and Coursera go east

The Middle Kingdom is the center of attention for#MOOC providers Coursera and #edX. Each announced its own plans--just days apart--to expand their platforms in China.

According to statistics provided by Coursera last year, the Chinese audience is the fourth largest consumer of its free online courses, behind the U.S., Brazil, and India. But expect China’s ranking to rise.

As #MOOCs attempt to capture a global audience, it naturally raises questions about censorship in countries, like China, where freedom of information is a contentious issue. Will economic courses on communism, socialism and capitalism require pre-approval from one of China’s two million Internet monitors? What will happen if a course features politically sensitive stories about Tiananmen Square or Tibet?

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

GlobalEdCon 2013

Universities See Promise in ‘Disruptive’ Online Courses - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Universities See Promise in ‘Disruptive’ Online Courses.

Maryland and other university systems have partnered with companies such as #Coursera, which makes college classes available online, for free. That has allowed students around the world to tap into top schools in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

But some have worried that it may also be a threat–both to faculty, who could see positions eliminated, and second- or third-tier colleges that could lose enrollment as a result.

“If at the end of the day this means there aren’t as many universities or some people don’t have jobs, you know, this is not a welfare business,” William Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual meeting. “We have the interests of the nation at stake.”

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania

Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera

A First Look at Google Web Designer – Development – Tuts+

Google's latest application release: Google Web Designer. Currently in Beta, GWD is a tool for building interactive websites and, perhaps more significantly, ad banners, through modern web standards.

The Application Interface

Designing an Animated Banner

NovoEd | Technology Entrepreneurship Part 2 | NovoEd

Stanford University Online

Technology Entrepreneurship Part 2

Chuck Eesley, Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

November 18, 2013 - 
January 06, 2014

Google in Education : Online courses for teachers

Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education

Online courses

Learn how Google apps and other web tools can help you meet your teaching and learning goals. Your educator peers have created a set of self-paced online courses to help you learn when it's convenient for you. Review videos, toolkits, and reflection questions to build your skills and confidence in using the right technology to meet students' needs for today and the future.

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Learn the basics of getting online and finding information, connecting, and sharing on the web.
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Understand how to implement and use Google Apps for Education in your schools and classrooms.
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Learn tips and tricks for managing Gmail to save you time and resources.
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Improve your use of Google Drive to help facilitate creation and collaboration in your classroom.
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Hone your browsing skills as you explore how to bring the power of the web to your school.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

i3indya™ Technologies: How to Make Microprocessors...a MUST watch video

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How to Make Microprocessors.. A MUST Watch Video

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Edudemic - Edudemic

twitter tips for teachers
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education twitter hashtag guide

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Michigan Tech Enters PhD Program Agreement with University in India | Michigan Tech News


Mechanical engineering faculty from a private Indian university will soon be pursuing their PhDs from Michigan Technological University.
The new agreement with Vidya Pratishthan, located in Baramati, India, creates a 2-plus-2 PhD program in mechanical engineering for faculty, plus a 1-plus-1 master of science program for students.
Qualifying faculty will complete the first two years of their PhD program in India, where they can take Michigan Tech courses online and graduate courses from any of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Then they will travel to the US and spend the final two years of their program conducting research with Michigan Tech faculty advisors.
The Siddheswar Temple in Baramati, India. The city is home to Vidya Pratishthan, a private university that is partnering with Michigan Tech to create a 2-plus-2 doctoral program for faculty. AbhijeetHS photo
The Siddheswar Temple in Baramati, India. The city is home to Vidya Pratishthan, a private university that is partnering with Michigan Tech to create a 2-plus-2 doctoral program for faculty. AbhijeetHS photo

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Universities, private groups opening tech hubs to breed startups | University Business Magazine

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More than a half-dozen idea factories are slated to open in Chicago over the next couple of years. Some are focused on scientific research, others on product design and development. All are hoping to contribute to the next generation of homegrown tech startups.
Most of the planned centers are coming out of the area's universities, which are eager to commercialize their research and meet growing demand from students and faculty for more entrepreneurship-related resources. But private-sector groups are jumping in as well.

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