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In Support of Excellence. “The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind.

In Support of Excellence

If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?” Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education In this third podcast episode with Ken Spero, a Senior Strategist with The Regis Company, in Philadelphia, USA we talk about how the pedagogy of Immersive Learning is ideal to tackle the problem of motivation and hits the bullseye at the core of The Padagogy Wheel. Ken introduces Engagement into the equation and how it drives motivation for learning.

I asked Ken if he thought Immersive learning would help teachers work with mutually agreed graduate attributes and capabilities, helping the students embed them in their lives. Bullseye! Networked Conversations and Transformational Technology. CC licensed image from Flickr user Frau Hölle This past week has been a busy one for me, with professional experiences ranging from face-to-face workshops and two webinars, to our first school-based field experiences with pre-service teachers; additionally I met with my writing project leadership team, facilitated two writing groups and ended last night by helping to moderate a panel discussion amongst principals for helping them secure a job.

Networked Conversations and Transformational Technology

Whew… In and amongst all of these activities, I have been reminded of the power of teacher networks. In fact, my entire professional life centers on the idea of teacher networks. Identifying networks. In that sense, part of what I am attempting to do with my pre-service teachers this semester to do — through the use of Twitter — is to build a teacher network.

At the core, what I am attempting to do with my pre-service teachers is about using technology in a way that moves well beyond simplistic integration. Emerging Internet Technologies for Education — Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with Internet & Instructional Technologies. Ruben R. Puentedura's Blog. Emerging Internet Technologies for Education — Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with Internet & Instructional Technologies. BuildingUponSAMR. A visual exploration on mapping complex networks. OLC Online Learning Journal. ADVENTR - Interactive Video. Interactive Video-Making Tools. Cameo. Cameo is a web-based tool that delivers scenario-based learning reinforcement via email.


Cameo focuses on the forgotten phase of learning... Follow-up. Research shows that what happens after training is often more important than what happens during training. With Cameo, you can continually reinforce the key learning points from any training event... and it only takes your Learner’s a minute each week. The challenge with knowledge centers, learning portals, and other performance support tools is that they are only effective when the Learner decides to use them. With Cameo, the reinforcement is delivered to your Learner’s doorstep. Let’s see just how Cameo works. ZebraZapps Authoring.

ZebraZapps is our latest breakthrough in e-learning.

ZebraZapps Authoring

This subscription-based online authoring and publishing system empowers authors to collaborate, create, publish, and share powerful learning experiences via a professional grade visual editor. ZebraZapps provides premiere publishing options and empowers authors to create engaging instructional applications ranging from simple presentations to complex, serious learning games that can be published in the iTunes, Google, and Amazon app stores. Visually Create Interactivity The most unique differentiator of ZebraZapps is the ability to create complex interactions through the use of a professional grade visual editor that allows authors to engage learners, grab their attention, and keep them involved.

Don't be held captive by anything more than your imagination. Sophie: The Rise of the Multimedia Authoring Platform. Publishers are turning to a new generation of multimedia authoring tools, like iBooks Author, Vook, and Atavist Create, to enhance e-books with audio, video, and animated content.

The Rise of the Multimedia Authoring Platform

As the popularity of tablet computing devices continues to grow—Apple has sold more than 120 million iPads and iPad minis—so too does speculation about the future of the e-book, or more specifically, the development of e-books and mobile apps that offer a wide range of interactivity and full multimedia content. As described to PW by 10 companies offering a variety of platforms for producing multimedia-enhanced e-books of all kinds, digital publishing is about creating “enriched” e-books and mobile applications that, in the most basic terms, integrate text into a content ecosystem of audio, video, image, animation, 3-D models, and the like.

Biting the Apple Simply put, iBooks Author offers a better and less costly way to produce interactive e-books. Other platforms were quick to follow. Advocating Free. Welcome. Welcome Scalar is a free, open source publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online.


Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required. 546b6e130cf2397f7831bfd6.pdf. SAMR_GuidingDevelopment.pdf. SAMR_TPCK_IntroToAdvancedPractice.pdf.

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The Shape of Deeper Learning: Strategies, Structures, and Cultures in Deeper Learning Network High Schools (1 of 3) Trends in Education: Deeper Learning.