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What Makes a Good Teacher? - Student Q&A. Apple opens a “Teachers” section on iTunes Appstore. Jul52011 While reading through my tweets I noticed that Apple announced a “Teachers Section” on the Appstore.

Apple opens a “Teachers” section on iTunes Appstore

Some of the showcased apps include Wunderlist HD, Doceri Remote, Brainpop, Garage Band etc. You can browse the selections by navigating here. The applications are organized in these categories: Classroom TasksCurricula SupportInstructional ToolsPersonal OrganizationReference. Digital Literacies. Welcome to LearningExpress Library! Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas – Find Your Dream Job! – icould. Learning requires much more than technology. Elearn Opinion Articles. Visual Understanding Environment. Personal Learning Environments ~ Stephen's Web. Digital Delights. Digital Delights for Learners. Digital Delights for Learners.

¿ʎɐpoʇ snoıɹnɔ lǝǝɟ noʎ op. Ever felt curious?

¿ʎɐpoʇ snoıɹnɔ lǝǝɟ noʎ op

Curiosity (by the Discovery Channel) is a treat for whoever has questions on their mind. JustTheWord. Text 2 Mind Map – The text-to-mind-map converter. How We Learn: VOST2011‬‏ 8 tools to help you learn a foreign language - TNW Apps. “You push a button, and the world’s yours.

8 tools to help you learn a foreign language - TNW Apps

You know how they talk about the world getting smaller? Well, it’s thanks to these that it is. Everywhere now is our own neighborhood.” These words could’ve been uttered last week in relation the Internet. TeacherInMe. Mapping Stories. MapSkip is a place where readers and writers can share stories, images and sound from around the world.

Mapping Stories

To take full advantage of this site, you need to sign up and then confirm your email address. Once you sign in, you will be able to access stories and images by other members. After you are logged in, you will find mini tutorials which help in getting you started. Teachers can register for a teacher account when they sign up and then create student accounts. Write On! for Kids. Leadership Theories. Chaîne de sduckworth100‬‏ Social Calendar and Event Promotion for Twitter.

What Teachers Make. My academic year has come to an end and it is time for reflections and professional development.

What Teachers Make

As I take the opportunity to do pd, reflect on the past teaching year and what I would like to do better in the next semester, I also ask what our role is today as educators in this fast paced changing world. Like many others, I don't know what learners will be required to do in the year 2021 and even less in 2031. I don't know what the world will be like then nor what challenges todays learners will have to deal with. I may have notions and beliefs about learning but cannot predict the future of job markets. I do, however, have certainties of what I do today when I see my students succeed, when their confidence as learners blossoms throughout the semester.

Seeing students' success makes me certain that all the hours I spend planning activities, plotting lessons , marking, doing pd to keep up with teaching approaches and inspiration, are all worth it. Visions of Students Today. Start [Technology Enhanced Learning Answergarden] Welcome to the TEL technology-enhanced research (TER) wiki, an activity of the ESRC TEL Programme's TER Thematic Strand!

start [Technology Enhanced Learning Answergarden]

This repository of resources is designed to support colleagues who are conducting e-learning research or evaluating digital technologies in teaching and learning. Browsing the resources might trigger ideas for enhancing and innovating your TEL research. The hope is that researchers will discover useful resources and also contribute and share new ones with their colleagues. Use this Wiki to share resources and ideas with your TEL colleagues and to grow the resource for the benefit of all. Please feel free to register and contribute new records to our databases. The type of resources in the repository include journal papers, book chapters, software, websites, presentation slides and other media. eTools for Language Teachers. Twitter for Teachers - Tech and Teachers.

Class Description: Why twitter?

Twitter for Teachers - Tech and Teachers

Find teachers who teach what you teach, find resources, solve problems and have great discussions with people you have similar interests with around the world. Twitter can help eliminate education isolation, as well as extend your learning base, serve your students better and learn with others. Not only can it expand your Personal Learning Network, getting your students involved with Twitter can connect them with professionals and peers around the world. Twitter can be hard to get started with unless you know who to 'follow'. Why Twitter? mLearning highlight challenge. Jun 20th, 2011 Have you ever found an especially fabulous blog post, and bookmarked it? Yes, of course you have. But have you then found that a few weeks later you can’t remember exactly which bit of the post had seemed so interesting, or even why you’d saved it in the first place? This happens to me. A lot. So it was with deep joy that I came across (via this Mashable blog post) a new free tool called Highlighter (still in beta).

TEDTalks as of 04.15.11. Ff0604S. Tony Bates.

Digital Citizenship

Massively Open Online Courses – the Death of Universities? Our Blog. What Will You Learn this Summer? 23 Professional Development Resources. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Thursday, May 26th 2011 Part of the Cool Sites series Photo adapted from Flickr by kevindooley licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

What Will You Learn this Summer? 23 Professional Development Resources

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (#digilit) Soon after Grace, my daughter, was born earlier this year I was invited to Australia to keynote the Association of Independent Schools, New South Wales ICT Managers’ Conference . At the time, Grace was having some problems with lactose intolerance and so I couldn’t commit to being the other side of the world. The organisers still wanted me to present and so I produced the above ‘TELL Talk’ on along with giving a 50-minute workshop on the same subject.

It felt a bit strange getting dressed to present at 2am in the morning to co-ordinate with their schedule but the technology worked well and the session seemed to be well-received. watch the Zipcast of my presentation here.

Connectivism

Feature Article - Working Smarter in Terra Nova Circa 2015. E-Learning and Digital Media ISSN 2042-7530 - Related websites. Internet Time Group Links. All About Creative Commons And Copyright. Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community. 2011-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf - Powered by Google Docs. Online Learning/Teaching. E-Zines & Blogs. 3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses. Elearnspace. Help! » Anne Fox. I spend a great deal of time facilitating courses helping teachers learn how to integrate ICT into their everyday practice.

Help! » Anne Fox

Although I have facilitated such courses in blended format with a great deal of face to face input, most of the time now I find myself facilitating 100% online. There are worries of course about what happens when a course participant meets technical problems but most of these can be solved quite quickly with relevant screenshots and a careful description of what has been done up to that point. The printscreen button on the keyboard is invaluable in producing ‘photos’ of error messages or whatever else may be giving a problem when using a specific tool and I make increasing use of screencasting tools such as Screenr which help me to demonstrate how to do something on the screen quite easily.

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare.

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web. With that gesture, MIT OpenCourseWare helped launch an important educational movement, one that MIT President Susan Hockfield described in her opening remarks at yesterday’s meeting as both the child of technology and of a far more ancient academic tradition: “the tradition of the global intellectual commons.”

We have looked here before at how OCW has shaped education in the last ten years, but in many ways much of the content that has been posted online remains very much “Web 1.0.” Teaching Topics. From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” by Jane Bozarth. “Find out which aspects of the classroom program are most successful ... and which aspects fail. Talk with learners and the classroom instructors, and review any evaluation or follow-up data they are able to provide.” Converting an existing classroom course to an online format can be a tricky, time-consuming undertaking. The easy way out — simply moving the content and lecture portions to an electronic means of delivery — is what leads to e“Learning” at its worst: slide after slide of bulleted information and loss of engaging activities and the contributions of individual instructors.

What’s a better way to go?