The Online Learning Teaching Techniques. While the world of online education is exciting for its potential to reach students individually, the tools available for teachers to use are rapidly changing.
As a result, it is important to consider what techniques have already been implemented with pedagogical success through particular online learning tools. This will save teachers’ time and frustration, as they cannot possibly implement every technique. The world of online education is exciting for its potential to reach students individually, but what teaching techniques can do this?
Online Learning Strengths Online learning strengths lie in student empowerment, flexibility, accommodation, customization, collaboration, and creation. Often times, students can customize portions of the course management system (CMS) used by their school for their own personal preference, such as including a picture of themselves; changing the background color, font or font size for reading clarity; and even setting notifications.
What do you think? Collective knowledge construction: four new strategies for learning. We all learn through experiences that either confirm or contradict prior understanding thus leading to new knowledge.
At the heart of this learning process is a need for learners to both expertly evaluate the implications of the learning experience and identify new questions. It is the role of educators to not only provide a rich environment for this to happen but also to help their students develop the skills to evaluate prior learning experiences and identify potentially beneficial new experiences. In doing so, not only do learners gain experiences crucial for the current project and domain, they also gain the skills necessary to become successful lifelong learners working on new projects in different domains.
Many of the compromises that our schools previously needed to make in order to provide an appropriate climate for learning have recently been made redundant by modern technology. Over the last decade we have observed modern technology has caused us to learn differently. What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces. I would like you to concentrate on the first image that comes to mind.
Ready? Here is the question: What does learning look like? Did you picture a classroom? Was there a teacher? What were students doing? When I pose this question to groups of educators, I’m struck by the diversity of learning visions. Visit to the “Future School” In the winter of 2012, I spent time at the Jarong “Future School” in Singapore.
The Director and other administrators at the school had a vision of what learning should look like. Similarly, curriculum specialists designed collaborative digital spaces. Experimental Schools – Using The “Writing On The Wall” Not every school can afford mobile desks, but every school can develop a vision for learning. Bloom's Verb Taxonomy ... Game-based digital learning platform. How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn. Web 2.0 Science Tools. By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level.
Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world.
Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) www.explorelearning.com This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Google. Khan Academy. 10 Web Apps to Simplify your Life. When was the last time you installed something?
You know, like getting a CD and installing the software? Not as often as you thought right? Well the reason for that is Web Apps are awesome, easy to update and access. However with all things awesome they are often buried in a room filled with everyone else. I am going to pick out a few cool Web Apps (some old and some fresh) and put them on center stage and away from the crowd. Photoshop.com Lets us use Photoshop without paying for or downloading Adobe’s (very expensive) Photoshop software. Qipit transforms photos to a PDF document. Speechpad transcribe your audio notes/interviews which saves hours from listening and typing them out. Minus, Super simple way to share files. Truveo, is a search engine from AOL. RescueTime – This program keeps track of the time you spend on your computer and are online. Zamzar allows you to convert your image and video files from one format to another.
BillsTrust takes the hassle out of paying bills. Classroom Review Game for Educators. Biology Jeopardy: Template.