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New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher. Teachers want to bring coding into their classrooms but there are roadblocks that can get in the way.

New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher

It takes time to learn computer programming. For teachers who are brand new to computer science this is time you just don’t have in your busy schedules. Coding can be expensive to learn and it might be cost prohibitive to hire new computer science teachers at your school. If you want to bring coding to your school you’ll want to find a platform that takes care of the tough parts of teaching a coding class (curriculum delivery, grading, reporting analytics) so teachers can focus on learning the material while facilitating a class. Here are some tips for getting started with coding using the awesome tool Pythonroom. Learn more about how Pythonroom can help you bring coding to your school by visiting their website! Monica Monica Burns is an Author, Speaker, Curriculum & EdTech Consultant and Apple Distinguished Educator. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Online Learning Infographics. Need a few tips on what to do in your live online discussion?

Online Learning Infographics

Here are a few to get started. ~Mia Like this: Like Loading... I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. Online Learning Infographics. OnlineStudent Code of Conduct form. Class Discussion: Getting Students to Respond to Each Other's Comments. April 23, 2014 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog Issue 1: The classroom discussion is going pretty well.

Class Discussion: Getting Students to Respond to Each Other's Comments

Students are offering some good comments and more than one hand is in the air. Then a student makes a really excellent observation that opens up a whole avenue of relevant possibilities. You follow-up by calling on a student whose hand has been in the air for some time. What about this idea? This same faculty member mentioned that those of us who’ve been doing academic discourse for almost as long as we can remember are sometimes a bit blithe in our assumptions that students know how to do it. Agree or disagree with it and say why.

The “hold on to it” request can mean two other things as well. Why do students so rarely comment on the contributions of other students? Issue 2: “Talk to each other.” Try this: assign yourself the role of the recorder. If class size permits, seat students so that they face or at least can easily see each other. . © Magna Publications. Open Culture.

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Resources. Classroom 2.0. Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning. Many people in higher education think of distance learning the same way one would a distant cousin: aware of its existence, perhaps even thinks well of them, but reluctant to pick up the phone and find out how they are doing.

Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning

And like the cousin you don't know well, the justification for your lack of interest is that distance learning is just a little bit awkward. Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education. Is online learning the answer to widening participation in higher education?

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Photograph: Stringer Shanghai/Reuters Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the December 2011 launch of MITx Stateside to the University of Edinburgh's decision to join the Coursera platform, MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) have barely been off the education news menu. Nor was the Observer alone in recently asking: "Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? " Of course, the provision of off-campus higher education is not a recent development. By definition, online learning is the meeting of technology and pedagogy – and universities are still exploring the right balance between the two.

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700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.

700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. Humanities & Social Sciences. 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. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of courses available online at no cost. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Making Online Learning and Teaching Easier and Affordable. Course Management Tools for Teachers. Video Introduction to SpiderScribe.net.