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Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License). Basically this means Moodle is copyrighted, but that you have additional freedoms. About Moodle
Creative Commons Kiwi This short and fun animation video explains the CC licenses. “Have you ever wondered how to download and share digital content legally? How do you let people know that you want them to reuse your own work? Creative Commons licences can help you do both. We’ll show you how.” –Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
MIT Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics full course by MIT Lasers are essential to an incredibly large number of applications. Today, they are used in bar code readers, compact discs, medicine, communications, sensors, materials processing, computer printers, data processing, 3D-imaging, spectroscopy, navigation, non-destructive testing, chemical processing, color copiers, laser "shows", and in the military. There is hardly a field untouched by the laser. But what exactly is so unique about lasers that makes them so effective?
About Quantum Learning Education Quantum Learning Education is a comprehensive model that builds character and promotes college- and career-readiness skills in students. We are a team of educators who are passionate about students’ achievement in school and their success in life. Educational Methodologies for Teachers, Educational Consultants, K-12 Education, Parents and Administrators| Quantum Learning
Join our experts to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and what they will mean for literacy and mathematics instruction with this informative webinar series. This webinar series will provide you with an understanding of the goals of the Common Core State Standards, background on design and structure of the state standards, why they are important, and the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and their implications. Common Core: Math Standards - Implementation for Success As part of its commitment to help states transition to the new standards, Pearson called upon its Common Core mathematics expert, Phil Daro, to help educators learn how to apply the new math standards in a free webinar. Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson
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Home Page Learn how to maximize engagement by incorporating research-based best practices into a framework for high levels of learning for ALL students. Explore Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions and Presentation. Learn how to guide students as they apply each trait to their independent writing. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make their classrooms more interactive with SMART Notebook, incorporating research-based strategies proven to positively impact student achievement.
http://www.teachertube.info/swift/newsletter/campaigns/TeacherTube/2011_11/Newsletter.html TeacherTube welcomes the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Channel The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) channel offers information and video for students wanting to learn more about the science of medicine. Information on genetics, cell biology, chemistry, and other life sciences is available as well as links to interactive games and puzzles in these science areas. NIGMS also offers publications on different kinds of medical research and interviews with laboratory scientists so students can get a feel for what its like to be a scientific researcher.
I’ve been publishing guest commentaries on all the changes this year in International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge classes, and you can see them all here. And here’s another one! Today’s piece is from Brad Ovenell-Carter. Brad is the director of educational technology and TOK department head at Mulgrave School, an independent, coed K12 IB World School in Vancouver, Canada. Like Mark Twain, he thinks the ancients stole all out good ideas. And he wants them back:
Are you a teacher who leads others in using technology? Or, are you a technology specialist in your school? As a technology guru, do you spend your day leading instruction or fixing technology? The following five steps on being a teacher leader in technology, rather than being a technology technician, are based on my article "The Technology Specialist's Dilemma: Computer Repair or Instructional Leader?" As technology becomes more embedded in the daily operation and instruction in schools and classrooms, the role of the technology resource teacher or specialist has evolved to meet these new demands. Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom
The IWB Revolution - The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution
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Welcome to my tweenteacher website. Here I will be discussing the latest news in education, curriculum design, a smattering of educational policy, and most importantly, how to more deeply enjoy this crazy and difficult calling of ours. For if you don’t figure out how to love teaching, with all of its obstacles and insults, then your students will not love learning. This blog is meant to help new educators to the profession, veterans, and second career teachers navigate through this difficult yet rewarding career.It is also meant to challenge the past practices that do not work, while highlighting those that do.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.