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60+ educational resources for teaching yourself anything. From its inception, the web has always had appeal as an educational resource.

60+ educational resources for teaching yourself anything.

Recognising the potential for remote learning, in 2002, the launch of OpenCourseWare at MIT helped propel the initiative into the spotlight, with many universities following suit and providing quality educational material available through the web. No longer is there an excuse for anyone with access to the web to say that education is outside of their reach. This collection of links and applications highlights just the tip of the iceberg of educational resources that are available on the web. Lessons Worth Sharing. Edsurge. The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students. Google has some of the best free educational resources for teachers and students.

The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students

I am one of the biggest fans of some of his services such as Google plus, YouTube, Bogger, Google docs and many more. The question is do all teachers know about how to leverage these services in education ? Unfortunately not all of them do. Many still relate Google to a sole web engine where you can perform a search query. Yes Google started as a search engine but developed into a multi-task platform offering all the possible services users might think of while browsing the web. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students.

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students is the third ebook I am publishing here exclusively for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning readers.

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

After the success of 80 Alternatives to YouTube and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools in Education, I am expecting my readers to find this guide of the same importance if not more. Here is an excerpt from its introduction : "As educators Google is the backbone of our online activities. Think of how many times you use it to perform a search whenever you are looking for something. #1: Increase Your Intelligence: Five ways to maximize your cognitive potential. Intelligence is being able to approach a new problem, recognize its important components, and solve it—then take that knowledge gained and put it towards solving the next, more complex problem.

#1: Increase Your Intelligence: Five ways to maximize your cognitive potential

It’s about innovation and imagination, and about being able to put that to use to make the world a better place. According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2011? We’ve answered that question this December by posting a daily countdown of the top 12 articles published during the year on our blog, based on how many total hits each one received - and we’re now all the way to #1. The following piece was first published here on July 20, and was the most viewed of 2011. Congratulations, Andrea! Software and Individual Solutions by Stefan Trost Media. 50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.08K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom.

But I wanted t... 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 96.78K Views 0 Likes Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. 100 Teaching Tools You Should Know About. 82 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest November 27, 2011. Here is another weekly edition of Treasure Chest—82 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed this past week.

82 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest November 27, 2011

Since it was a holiday week I scaled back my edtech curating but still managed to come up with these resources you may have missed. You may have been extra busy too with family functions and didn’t get a chance to keep up like you normally do. Well, this is your chance to catch up a little! Enjoy! Featured. News Transparency. Top trends for - Technology on TrendSpottr. Creating an e-book: Tips on formatting and converting your document. By Serdar Yegulalp April 26, 2011 11:26 AM ET.

Creating an e-book: Tips on formatting and converting your document

Search for Ebooks within Pearltree. PDF and EBook Search Engines. Free Ebooks. Free ebooks. Educate Yourself Online for Free. Courseware. OpenCourseWare Consortium. Free MIT Online Course Materials. SchooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates. The social learning revolution. Social Network for Online Education. Free Online Course Materials. Open Harvard Courses for Free through the Open Learning Initiative.

At Harvard Extension School, free and open learning is hardly a new concept.

Open Harvard Courses for Free through the Open Learning Initiative

In fact, the Extension School was founded with this mission in mind: to create an affordable way for any motivated student to take courses at Harvard. We stay true to this mission today, offering several free courses and nearly 800 for-credit courses at reasonable tuition rates. Explore our series of free or low-cost courses below. In addition, you can also browse Harvard University's Digital Learning Portal, which features online learning content from across the University, both free and fee-based options.

Video accessibility. Abstract Algebra In these free videotaped lectures, Professor Gross presents an array of algebraic concepts. The Ancient Greek Hero American Poetry from the Mayflower through Emerson Discover how the United States developed its own national literature with Elisa New, Powell M. UC Berkeley Video and Podcasts for Courses & Events. Open Culture. Academic Video Lectures. Free Science and Video Lectures Online!

OpenLearn - The Open University. OpenStudy – Make the World Your Study Group. The “Banking” Concept of Education. Paulo Friere The "Banking" Concept of Education Myra Bergman Ramos, trans.

The “Banking” Concept of Education

A careful analysis of the teacher-student relationship at any level, inside or outside the school, reveals its fundamentally narrative character. This relationship involves a narrating Subject (the teacher) and patient, listening objects (the students). The contents, whether values or empirical dimensions of reality, tend in the process of being narrated to become lifeless and petrified. Education is suffering from narration sickness. The Critical Thinker Academy. Newspaper map- All newspapers in the world. 10 free collaboration tools for journalists. Two heads are often better than one when it comes to working creatively.

10 free collaboration tools for journalists

Here are ten tools and apps that help journalists to collaborate with others. Interactive Shaded Relief Map of the World. 800+ COLLABORATION SITES BOOKMARKED. Online tools. Follow Anything. Enter The Group: Making Group Projects Easier. Quotes, Poems, Novels, Classics and hundreds more. The Document Search Engine. 21st Century HowTo Guide For Teaching-People - a knol by Gust MEES.

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A Journalist's Primer to Google Plus. After a few months of chatter, Google+ has opened up to everyone.

A Journalist's Primer to Google Plus

As a journalist, Google+ is something you need to explore. Its simplicity of broadcasting your message is worth understanding and using to connect with news consumers. I jumped into the new social space within 24 hours of its release. 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students. If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone.

Removing Related Content and Banner Advertisements. A Cleaner YouTube is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Once installed A Cleaner YouTube allows you to display YouTube videos without any of the "related videos," comments, or display advertising. There are other tools that do the same thing, but what makes A Cleaner YouTube different is that not only can you display videos without the related materials, but you can also search YouTube without viewing any of the "related videos," comments, suggested videos, or advertisements. View Pure is a simple little tool that strips way all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. SafeShare.tv makes it possible to view YouTube videos without displaying the related videos and associated comments.

65 Open Source Apps That Replace Popular Education Software. School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean the learning ends for teachers or students. Open source education applications offer a great option for students who are looking to get ahead or catch up over the summer. And summer is an ideal time for educators to find out more about some of the free open source tools available to help them in the classroom. There are several good reasons why educators should try open source software, most notably financial savings. Many, many schools are facing budget cuts in the coming year, and those schools could realize significant savings by switching from proprietary to open source software. In addition, schools with knowledgeable IT staff can adapt open source software so that it meets their needs exactly –something that's all but impossible with closed source software. Last June, we published a list of 55 Open Source Tools that Replace Popular Education Apps.

What is a MOOC? An introduction and an invitation. What is a MOOC? I have been thinking more about the question “What exactly is a MOOC, anyway?” Related to the #change11 course that started last week and which I am engaging in (in my spare time, ha!!). While I spent some time considering some of the ethical and privacy issues involved in this research, I have conveniently side-stepped the question about what this thing is, anyway. Change.mooc.ca. Best content in change11. Change11Es Facebook Group. All Discussion Threads. Change 11 Info Wiki. The MOOC Guide. The purpose of this document is two-fold: - to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC Each chapter of this guide looks at one of the first MOOCs and some early influences.

MOOC Schedule. How to Participate in the MOOC - 2. Knowledge in a MOOC. Change11. Ebook team for Change11 – the record of an event. 15 mobile learning methods - Mobile Learning Toolkit. How to participate in an open online course. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn. Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students. How to Give a Talk v4.0.docx - Powered by Google Docs. How to Read a Book v4.0. Grovo - online education & training platform. 10 Principles of Successful E-Learning.

Recording can improve a bad lecture! 7 surprising facts about recorded lectures. Students give e-learning a grade of incomplete. Open Culture. 275 Cultural Icons: Great Artists & Thinkers on Video. 400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1200 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. 125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology. Learn 40 Languages for Free with Free Audio Lessons. 420 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns & More. Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. 50 Best Blogs for Online Educators.

Top 100 Education Blogs. Collaborative Professional Learning. 150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection. The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education.