Digital Bytes – 21 March 2016

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This 2-minute video packs a powerful punch: a young girl mastered Dubstep Dancing by teaching herself through watching YouTube videos. A great reminder of what a positive influence learning through video can be. Show it to your students! What would they like to learn?
20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

“If we don’t have their attention, what’s the point?” Asks Kathy Perez, an educator with decades of experience in Special Education and English language learners.

There is a little something for everyone in Kathy’s 20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners, starting simply with number 1: Don’t be Boring, and continuing on from there.
Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Beth Holland encourages learners to Curate, Synthesize and Reflect while taking notes. She argues that being able to do so while maintaining a system that allows them to:
  • Support their learning needs
  • Save across devices
  • Utilize search capabilities
  • be shared
Will help lead to archiving learning rather than merely “taking notes”.

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