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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. 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. 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. Teaching Strategies Uncategorized Lenny Gonzalez Editor’s Note: It’s not an easy decision to bring Facebook into the classroom.

50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom

Teachers must contend with all kinds of issues — including breaking the law. In this fraught world of social media privacy, the terrain is that much less clear, but for those who are willing to think about opening that door, here’s an article by Carol Brown of Online College. By Carol Brown. Educational Research and Innovation Inspired by Technology, Driven by Pedagogy: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: 9264094784.

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MimioConnect.com, 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. ‘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.

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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.

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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. This is one of their most comprehensive publications and it is easy to obtain, simply download it for FREE from iTunes into your iBook collection - search Hot Apps 4 HOTS. HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) are directly related to Bloom's Taxonomy and as such gives us a scaffold in with to situate the learning experiences of our students. 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. Will your new device(s) give more students the opportunity to get actively involved in their learning? Three Purposes for Classroom Blogs. One of the most common requests for workshops that I receive is to help teachers create and utilize blogs in their classrooms.

Three Purposes for Classroom Blogs

Over the last few years I've run blogging workshops many times and each time the workshop is a little different and hopefully a little better than the last. This year I've run my blogging workshop more frequently than ever and have now arrived at what I think is a simple, but strong framework for introducing teachers to classroom blogging. I now introduce workshop participants to classroom blogging by outlining three fundamental purposes of blogging. 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. 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?