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ISTE 2013: Building Technology into the Common Core Standards. Common-Core-and-Tech - home. Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students. The Best of Teachers Web Tools. The Best of Teachers' Web Tools Educational Technology and Mobile Learning www.educatorstechnology.com Introduction Technology is radically transforming every aspect of education : reading andinteracting with the web; writing memos and sending emails; computing withspreadsheets and statistical analysis programs; analyzing problems with datavisualization tools; creating social networking sites; teaching with digital video tools;making presentations using web-based services.

The Best of Teachers Web Tools

Technology for classrooms. 3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class. February 1, 2014 Interactive visuals are great learning and teaching materials to use with your students in the classroom.

3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class

From explaining difficult processes to visual brainstorming, interactive graphics are a good way to consolidate students learning and promote their comprehension. Below are three of the web tools I would recommend for creating interactive visuals, I know there are several other titles to add to this list but the ones below are, in my view, more student-friendly and simpler to use. Khan Academy. Coursera. Take college and university courses online completely free. In recent years massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a trend in online education.

Take college and university courses online completely free

The term was coined in 2008 by David Cormier, manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. The first MOOC was created the previous year, at Utah State University. Formation à distance - Université à distance et en ligne - TÉLUQ. Take college and university courses online completely free. Khan academy. Tools And Resources For Creating Infographics. Acljohn. Talks.

Higher Education. Nine Tips for Creating a Hybrid Course. October 29, 2008 By: Rob Kelly in Curriculum Development, Distance Learning Administration, Instructional Design, Learning Styles, Online Education Most instructors supplement their face-to-face courses with some online learning materials such as online syllabi, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and course-related Web links.

Nine Tips for Creating a Hybrid Course

All of these can add to the learning experience, but they are merely a start to making full use of the learning potential of the online learning environment in either a hybrid or totally online course. Although there is no standard definition of a hybrid course, one characteristic that makes a course a hybrid is the use of the Web for interaction rather than merely as a means of posting materials, says LaTonya Motley, instructional technology specialist at El Camino Community College in California.

Motley offers the following advice for creating a hybrid course: From Online Classroom, March 2007. Tags: hybrid courses, learning environment, learning experience. Hybrid Courses: References. 90 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest October 30, 2011. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011.

In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) Why the Facebook Group My Students Created for Themselves is Better than the Discussion Forum I Created for Them. « Douchy’s Weblog. Since 2004 I’ve created a website of some kind for each class, with a discussion board – a place where students can ask questions or make comments on our class any time of day or night and get a response.

Why the Facebook Group My Students Created for Themselves is Better than the Discussion Forum I Created for Them. « Douchy’s Weblog

I think it’s an essential component of any modern class. This semester something new happened, though. My students created a Facebook group for my class (and then invited me to join it!). Slowly I’ve watched and noticed more and more, that students are posting on that Facebook group instead of the discussion forum I’d created for them!

While at first, the control-freak in me wanted to send them all back to the “official class discussion forum”, The advantages of the Facebook group have become increasingly compelling and I’m wondering whether it’s time to let the forum I created go the way of cassette tapes and typewriters. How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] Online Video Lectures and Course Materials — Open Yale Courses. Faculty Focus Email. By Mary Bart All too often students shuffle into class, take notes while the professor lectures for 50 minutes or so, and then pack up and leave.

Unique Online Teaching Method at UWM Earns National Attention. Newswise — UWM psychology professors Diane Reddy and Ray Fleming believe they have found a more effective way to teach undergraduate courses.

Unique Online Teaching Method at UWM Earns National Attention

Two major funding organizations agree and have invested to scale up its use at other U.S. universities, and also to scientifically identify what factors make it so successful. The online U-Pace instructional approach has been shown to improve student performance compared to traditional, in-person lecture classes at UWM. Khan Academy. An Overview of How to Design Instruction Using Critical Thinking Concepts. The Logic of Instructional Design Instructional design involves two deeply interrelated parts: structures and tactics.

An Overview of How to Design Instruction Using Critical Thinking Concepts

In this article we focus on structures. Structures involve the "what" of the course: What am I going to teach? Why the Facebook Group My Students Created for Themselves is Better than the Discussion Forum I Created for Them. « Douchy’s Weblog. 20 Types of Tablet Tools for Teaching. UPDATED on October 1, 2012 In May 2011, after a year of experimentation, I became sold on the idea of using a tablet instead of a laptop as my primary mobile computer.

20 Types of Tablet Tools for Teaching

It was my turn for a workstation update, and I chose a desktop. What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? Paul Bogush pushed back (in a nice way) on my recently-popular post, If you were on Twitter.

What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels?

First he wrote about how most educators are too busy to be involved in social media. Then he wrote about all of the wonderful things that happened during the time when he wasn't on Twitter. Because he's a good writer, Paul evoked all the right feelings in my heart and head. Brainstorm. A guest post by Donald Lazere.

Brainstorm

“Baby Logic”: The Disdained Discipline in American Colleges Several recent studies identifying the weak spots in both American K-12 and college education, like Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s Academically Adrift, the Common Core State Standards Initiative of the National Governors’ Association, and Martha Nussbaum’s Not for Profit, lament the lack of learning in critical thinking and argumentation. Yet none of these studies that I have seen discuss at any length the disciplinary and curricular context in which these subjects are, or should be, taught; nor are they very specific about delineating their content. A movement to implement critical thinking courses peaked around l980, when Chancellor Glenn Dumke announced the requirement of formal instruction in critical thinking throughout the nineteen California State University campuses, serving some 300,000 students. Finding Talent Is No. 1 Global Issue, CEOs Say - DiversityInc.com.

The critical question of where to find and how to effectively manage talent tops the priorities of 1,201 business leaders from more than 69 countries, who were surveyed as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual global CEO survey. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is No. 1 on The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The survey report finds that strategies for managing talent are the No. 1 concern for the CEOs over the next year, followed by approach to managing risk, investment decisions and organizational structure following mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, with the global recession, profit and investment were top priorities, but that is changing.