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The 50 Best Blogs for Future Teachers. The Modern Definition Of College Readiness 3.54K Views 0 Likes The modern definition of learning, school, and college is an evolving mix of education and technology jargon. So what does that mean for high school students wondering about their college readiness? Blogging Resources for Classroom Teachers. I’ve spent the better part of the past weekend working up a presentation on how to incorporate blogging into the classroom and thought y’all might find some of the resources that I plan to share helpful.

Blogging Resources for Classroom Teachers

Blogging Ideas and Examples to Explore Looking for examples of how blogging is being used by classroom teachers and/or suggestions about how to make classroom blogging doable? These resources will help. Annotated List of Classroom Blogs to Explore – For many teachers, imagining the role that blogging can play in their instruction is difficult simply because they haven’t seen enough samples of what classroom blogs look like in action. This annotated list of samples — developed collaboratively by Bill Ferriter, William Chamberlain and Pernille Ripp — might make a good starting point for teachers who are curious about just what a classroom blog could be.

This bit — written for the Smartblogs Education site — describes the hows-and-whys behind blogging in the primary grades. Should You Flip Your Classroom? At its core, "flipped instruction" refers to moving aspects of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space.

Should You Flip Your Classroom?

With the advent of new technologies, specifically the ability to record digitally annotated and narrated screencasts, instructional videos have become a common medium in the flipped classroom. Although not limited to videos, a flipped classroom most often harnesses different forms of instructional video published online for students. Despite recent buzz, catalyzed primarily by Salman Khan's TED talk, flipped instruction is by no means a new methodology.

In the early 19th century, General Sylvanus Thayer created a system at West Point where engineering students, given a set of materials, were responsible for obtaining core content prior to coming to class. The classroom space was then used for critical thinking and group problem solving. The Pros Advocates of the flipped classroom point to its potential as a time-shifting tool. And Cons. Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning. As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software.

Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront[1] but rather dedicated open source “authoring tools”. The list that it follows is not in particular order. => If you know a free or open source authoring tool that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link! Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning. Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools. Welcome to The Xerte Project!

Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools

The Xerte Project is an initiative to provide high quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around our tools. The project began in 2004 at the University of Nottingham, when work began to create a Flash-based runtime engine that would help the in-house multimedia development team speed up the development of interactive learning materials, and provide a platform for re-using good solutions to common problems that developers were typically solving every time they began a new project.

Accessibility, in particular, can be a difficult issue for content developers, and an early goal was to provide the very best support for high levels of native accessibility. To begin with, the tools were aimed at technical users: essentially the engine provided a library of useful classes that developers could access by writing XML to structure content, and writing code to develop interactivity. Core Values. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. Flipped classroom. WatchKnowLearn - Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. Free online courses AKA MOOC aggregator. The 21st Century Teacher. Emerging Technologies. Game-Based Learning & Simulations. Free online courses AKA MOOC aggregator.