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20 Education Administrator Blogs. This is part of a series of ‘Best of 2011‘ posts where we share some of the best education-related materials of the past year.

20 Education Administrator Blogs

Be sure to check back on a regular basis as we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff coming soon! It’s not everyday you find the head of a school willing to share just about everything with the world. It’s even more rare to find a school administrator who wants to proactively share his or her thoughts on a regular basis. Whether it’s through Twitter, blogs, or another channel, communication from the heads of schools is becoming quite important. Augmented Reality. Here are some Augmented Reality Resources for Education.

Augmented Reality

Please contact me at if you have a suggestion for a new link. Click here for a Flipboard Magazine of current articles on Augmented Reality in Education. I have just published a packet on Teachers Pay Teachers of Lessons and Activities for using Augmented Reality in Education. It is $5. All of the lessons are ones that I have previously blogged about, but the packet collects these resources into one booklet. (A=App Store, G=Google Play) Share this: Witter / ? 6 Ways to Learn Collaboratively with iPads. You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill.

6 Ways to Learn Collaboratively with iPads

With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and you may want to consider different tools depending on your specific objectives. Here’s a list of some common collaborative activities and the tools and apps you might want to consider for each one. 1. Ramblings from the digital classroom: One classroom - one ipad.

Sadly our class set of iPads has been taken away from us and reassigned to Heads of Departments to use, I suspect, largely as personal management systems.

Ramblings from the digital classroom: One classroom - one ipad

I have had one iPad since November and this recent reassignment of the school's class set of iPads has got me thinking about how my colleagues can use their iPad for more than managing their time and reading online. Of course, many schools are now embracing new technology and have gone down the route of 1:1 iPads. This has not been the case for me (yet) but I have still been able to use my iPad creatively in my classes. Six tips for the successful online teacher. Image from Openclipart.

Six tips for the successful online teacher

The other day I was listening to a Technology and Education Today podcast (Smith and Crawford, 2012) where the presenters were discussing an article called “Six Tips for the Successful Online Teacher” (Rose, 2012). As I have just recently started in a role as an online facilitator, I was particularly interested in this topic and how it related to my own experiences so far. So for this blog post I would like to briefly touch on the six points identified in the article. 1. Forget Constant Validation The point the author is making here is to warn online facilitators of the impersonal nature that can sometimes exist in an online environment. 2. The point made here is that it is easy for an online facilitator to misunderstand students when the non-verbal component of a conversation is removed. 3.

This is about the changing roles that teachers and learners occupy in today’s educational environment. Pin by Socrative on Education Visuals. 321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology. Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will find 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy! Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking. Image credit: iStockphoto The shift toward applying more executive function (EF) within learning and assessment will cause some discomfort in teachers and students.

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

The transition will not eliminate the need for memorization, as automatic use of foundational knowledge is the toolkit for the executive functions. TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers. MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education. Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to the fast-rising and game-changing trend of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) programmes, it quickly expanded to factor in the option of paid MOOCs, otherwise known as MOOC+.

MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education

And now, just as people were getting comfortable with this possibility, another new and far more futuristic acronym has hit the streets. This one is called SPOCs and stands for Small Private Online Courses. And they do exactly what it says on the tin. They use the same concept of MOOCs, as detailed in my previous columns, in that they develop online programmes and professor-led tutorials and make them available for free online to large bodies of students - but they do so on a smaller and more limited scale. 18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators. 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials. 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials!

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. 6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen. The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette. If you’re like me, you act differently on different social networks. You share certain things on Facebook that you wouldn’t share on Twitter. 5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learni... How Teachers Are Using Blended Learning Right Now.

The Importance Of The Evolution Of Education 6.34K Views 0 Likes Over the past century, the modes of both imparting and receiving education have undergone a paradigm shift. The evolution of education has become more important than ever. The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials. Here’s a common scenario.

The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials

Someone emails and asks about an elearning tutorial I have on the blog. It’s not always easy to find the specific tutorial buried in a given post. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Built By Teachers. Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING. 10 Awesome Infographics about eLearning. 7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education. QR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. Quick Response codes are bar codes with information. QR Codes can include contact information, websites, text, SMS, pictures and so much more. My students absolutely love using these in their activities. Here are some ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Lessons 1. 2. 3. E-Learning - Lernen mit Elektronischen Medien.

6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides. With the end of the semester drawing near, so are the plans of preparing students for final exams and standardized tests. Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students. 1. What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning. 5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources. If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you!

5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources

It has an entire section of apps that work well in the classroom. How to design assessments that promote the learning process. Assessments are critical elements of instruction; they determine accomplishment of lesson objectives. Challenge Based Learning Can Teach Students About Disaster Relief. Rare Video Shows Exactly How Steve Jobs Built NeXT 925 Views 0 Likes. SchulWiki Köln. Willkommen auf dem SchulWiki Köln, der gemeinsamen Lernplattform für Kölner Schulen, die es ermöglicht offene Lehrinhalte zu entwickeln und bereitzustellen. Das Wiki kann dabei helfen, digitale Medien und kooperative Arbeitsformen in den Unterricht der Schulen zu integrieren und das individualisierte Lernen zu fördern.

Dabei profitieren nicht nur die Kölner Schulen von den Ergebnissen, sondern alle Besucher des SchulWiki Köln. Offene Lernmaterialien können Fachartikel von Lernenden und Lehrenden, Aufgaben, Beispiele und Lösungen für die einzelnen Schulfächer oder auch Beschreibungen von Projekten sein. Das Wiki kann auch genutzt werden, um Informationen über die teilnehmenden Schulen, deren Medienkonzepte und Vorhaben bereit zu stellen und zu vernetzen. Das Mediawiki-System als Basis unseres Schulwikis, verfügt über zahlreiche Erweiterungen. Reflecting as an Educator. Geography and Science - Cross over apps. There are a number of apps that are being released that give us direct and instant access to real time data to events and happenings around the world.

These apps allow the students in the classroom to have the same data and information that authorities, scientists and researcher have. 8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL. How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds. When building courses, many of you are in the role of instructional designer AND graphic designer. This can be a challenge when you don’t have the graphic design skills. An easy way to get around that is to look for places in your organization where they’ve hired graphic designers.

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics. Collecting Student Work in an iPad Classroom. Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps. 8 Nations Leading the Way in Online Education. 'Banning Is Not the Answer' to Mobile and Social Tools in Schools. GSMA Reveals How Mobile is Set to Transform Education Worldwide, With the mEducation Market Valued at US$70 Billion by 2020. 25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty. An Innovative Way To Share Lesson Plans With Your Entire PLN. 5 K-12 E-Learning Trends. Blogarchiv » Die E-Learning-Industrie hinkt den Potenzialen innovativer Pädagogik deutlich hinterher.