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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. I have been free with the iPad I have been given. I have always taken the line that I am lucky that school gave me the iPad to use and I wanted to repay the gesture by ensuring that the pupils I taught also benefitted from it.

In the first instance I have handed my iPad to one or two pupils to do research on the internet. It is even possible to download as an app. 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. 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. 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. Memorization, however, will not be adequate as meaningful learning becomes more about applying, communicating and supporting what one knows. One way you can help your students shift from blindly following instructions and memorizing single right answers is to help them recognize their successful use of executive functions throughout their learning experiences.

Start by going through your units of instruction and assessments to recognize where students have previously activated their EFs so that you can review these accomplishments as they are achieved in subsequent units. Low-Risk Experiences Using EFs in Common Core Topics. TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers. Timelines have become an indispensable part of the learning experience as they enable students to participate more actively in learning and acquire knowledge the easy way.

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. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network.

18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators

Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: ► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all the latest trends, articles and news.” 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials. 6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen.

If you don't mind keeping your iPad in one spot, then a VGA adapter (for 30-pin Dock connector or for the new Lightning connector).

6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

Apple has made four types of adapters – determine which one you need. Or, a document or USB camera might work for you. 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. You post stuff on Pinterest that you wouldn’t post on Path or share on instant message.

5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learni... How Teachers Are Using Blended Learning Right Now. The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials. Here’s a common scenario. 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. In fact, there are many times I either forgot that I had created that tutorial or I can’t recall where it’s at either.

I know. It’s part of getting older. Today I am going to fix that. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Built By Teachers. Using Learnist in the High School Classroom This board is a starting point for anyone looking for ideas about how to use Learnist in the classroom. Since Learnist’s release last spring, teachers have found creative ways to use in the classroom. Please feel free to add to this board if you are using Learnist in a creative way that is not mentioned here–use the “+add to this board” feature at the top. Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Education/SNS Blogs Diedre Hughes’ “test boards” series help instructors at community colleges or other educational facilities understand technology and how it can be employed in the classroom.

Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Facebook Privacy This installment of Diedre Hughes’ series is important for instructors learning about 21st century education. Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING. 10 Awesome Infographics about eLearning. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: ► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning.

Find 1st and publish all the latest trends, articles and news.” 7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education. QR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. 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. ScreenChomp - Create a list of equations for students to solve. Student’s task will be to work out the equation and record the steps they took to solve the equation. 2. 3. 4. What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning. 5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources.

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. 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. 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.

This is important form the students point of view as it makes the learning more real. Other apps have been designed to get students to think about their own environment and how their decision have an impact not only on the environment now but into the future. TrailMaps: $2.99 AU Navigate with high-resolution topographic maps for the entire United States and GPS functionality, you’ll have the detailed maps you need for a safe and fun trip. Your World: FREE Your World is the best app to learn where the countries of the world s are located. 8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL. A Few Tips for Projects & Presentations. How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds. 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.