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How Students Develop Online Learning Skills (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) Good Ideas More and more, adult learners are finding the convenience and flexibility of online learning a match for their learning goals and busy lifestyles.

How Students Develop Online Learning Skills (EDUCAUSE Quarterly)

Online degree programs, courses, and virtual universities targeting adult learners have proliferated in the past decade. Although students can easily locate an online course or degree program that's both convenient and accessible, they may face significant challenges in developing a new set of skills for this type of instruction. Educators have speculated on the development of student skills necessary to succeed in online learning, but relatively few publications cover the topic from the perspective of successful online students.

I developed the study summarized here to provide this perspective and to identify useful strategies that instructors can promote in their online courses. Methodology Successful Online Students Identify Seven Tips. Resources. Cell Phones in the (Language) Classroom: Recasting the Debate (EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Key Takeaways To pursue a paradigm shift in education with limited finances, schools should consider taking advantage of ubiquitous cell phone technology for pedagogical purposes that square with best practices within appropriate disciplines.

Cell Phones in the (Language) Classroom: Recasting the Debate (EDUCAUSE Quarterly

New Internet SMS and messaging services are proving especially useful to language teachers, turning the focus away from the particulars of language and writing and toward whole language oral output and pronunciation, even at the beginner level. Cell phones give faculty access to students both in and out of the classroom, providing greater power to instruct, persuade, cajole, encourage, motivate, and engage.

Students who record their voices in computer language labs or using cell phones become more engaged and invested in those potentially public recordings. Faculty and administrators at all levels pride themselves on embracing the nontraditional, citing the celebrated “paradigm shift” in education. One Laptop per Child.

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Profile of future education models. Gaggle - Safe Online Learning Tools. 50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom. Educational Research and Innovation Inspired by Technology, Driven by Pedagogy: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: 9264094784. Open access., a community for teachers and educators, a resource Mimio lessons and activities. Digital teaching sites.

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs. Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices.

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs

It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. By Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. ‘Tree octopus’ is latest evidence the internet is making kids dumb, says group.

Tree octopus Every few months, almost like clockwork, an alarming report comes along purporting to show that the Internet is turning everyone's brains -- particularly the brains of this generation's children -- into mush.

‘Tree octopus’ is latest evidence the internet is making kids dumb, says group

It's apparently that time again. A few days ago Pearson, which bills itself as "the world's leading PreK-20 educational publishing company," sent out a press release touting a new study. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION!

Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal.


Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything. - Top 100 Sites of 2011. 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM ShareThis The time is finally here for my annual list of favorite sites of the year.

- Top 100 Sites of 2011

Conduit Mobile - Without a doubt the coolest, most innovative site I came across this year. EdTech Tools. iHot Apps 4 HOTS. This is another great publication by Lisa Johnson and her Appy Hour partner Yolanda Barker.

iHot Apps 4 HOTS

The first, however, released on iTunes. These guys spend so much of their time and energy developing fantastic resources simply to share with other teachers and educators. 10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology. There are so many new technologies and devices appearing on the education market every day now that it can become very difficult to determine where to spend your money, if indeed you should spend it at all.

10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology

Before you make your next investment, ask yourself the following questions: Would more students get involved in the learning? Too many students spend most lessons sat there listening, watching, or reading – i.e. being passive. Three Purposes for Classroom Blogs. eLearning Technology. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

eLearning Technology

I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around.