I got it off Google Images… – ICTEvangelist. I often ask teachers if they use Google Images for the pictures they use in the resources they make for the classroom.
The majority of teachers tell me they use Google Images for all their images. They simply go to the site, search for their image, grab the best one and use it. I get why people would do this; it’s quick, easy to do and inside the Google search comfort zone. Doing this however is wrong, as seemingly too few of us know. Many, if not the majority of images found via the Google Images search engine will be subject to licensing. I think this quote from a comment thread on this post about Getty Images sueing people who use their images sums up the situation quite well… QAA news - How can digital capability promote teaching excellence. Page Content New research commissioned by QAA and carried out by Sheffield Hallam University explores ways of using technology in teaching that are best for improving the student experience, and how institutions can put the findings into practice.
Technology does not always transform learning, say the researchers. The report finds that: technology may have the capability to transform teaching but is not always used to its full potentialtechnology can aid teaching, but is never a substitute for good teaching practice (such as student-centred learning)we can and should measure student satisfaction with technology-assisted teaching, but only as one element of effective teachingit is important to raise the digital skills of all staff, rather than just a few specialists. 'What makes that so interesting a question is the way it poses an enduring question: What does teaching excellence look like, in different contexts?
Technology Supplement 2016. Free Education: Jamie Smith on People and innovation. Bob Harrison: Free Education Bob Harrison has 40 years experience in secondary schools and FE colleges - he retired as a principal 15 years ago and is currently Chair of governors at Northern college, education advisor for Toshiba Northern Europe and advising the UK Government Department of Business Innovation & Skills on the strategic review of Further Education.
Kineo- blended learning report. The evolution of FELTAG: a glimpse at effective practice in UK further education and skills. Introduction In 2014, the publication of the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) report, convened by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), reviewed how new technologies can benefit learners, employers and the UK economy.
Since its publication, many colleges and providers have embraced the FELTAG agenda and worked towards making its recommendations a reality. Aimed at leaders, practitioners and managers, this guide aims to showcase some of the initiatives inspired by FELTAG that have taken place since 2014 across the UK. The report is intended not only to inform and inspire you, but also to provide you with practical examples of effective technology-enhanced practice from colleagues across further education (FE) and skills which you can replicate and embed in your own context.
Effective practice, like technology, is constantly evolving and we encourage you to share your initiative that supports the FELTAG agenda. Changing the way you learn. 36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without. Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?
I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks, all wrapped up into a post for you. Our 19 experts don’t just “talk” about visual content online. They create visual content on a daily basis. They are in the trenches creating everything from images to infographics for their businesses, websites, blogs and social media channels. The evolution of FELTAG. The Online Learning Teaching Techniques. 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. Students are empowered through online learning in a number of ways. They are free to access materials whenever and wherever they want, using a system they are comfortable with. This flexibility allows students to learn in a way in which they are successful. 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.
Why the traditional learning theories do not work A student-center approach to learning is often referred to as the teacher being ‘the guide on the side’. iPad Apps. I’ve been using my iPad for more than two years now but it took me most of that time to get beyond using it as a glorified piece of paper.
In this blog, I’ve listed the key apps I’ve been using and the ones I can recommend to you (this post is regularly updated). I’d be interested to hear from those of you also using iPads to see what kind of apps you’re using. The Essential Starter Pack Aside from the personal apps and Google, which I personally couldn’t live without now, these are the apps I think no teacher should be without: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015. The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators. Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time.
Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Triptico Plus. Think Out Loud Club. How to use... Profile of a 2020 learner - City & Guilds. Education on Air- Student Voices: "How does technology help you learn?" Flipped Learning. James thinks its worth a look!