It’s tough to escape copyright infringement in a digital age. As enticing as it might seem, you can’t legally use any image you’ve found online and throw it in your blog or use it for commercial purposes. The bulk of the images on the Web are subject to copyright – meaning the photographer or creator of a particular image retains exclusive rights to that image – and are therefore protected under federal law. Luckily, there is an entire realm of free-for-all images that fall under something called “public domain.”
Here are a series of tools that can be used to support reflection, with a brief discussion of the process, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals, wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks. Blogs (Reflective Journal)
by Maria Popova “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” “We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology,” Carl Sagan famously quipped in 1994, “and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.”
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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker During my time over in Australia, there was a lot of talk about the notion of having both a “personal” and “professional” identity on social media. The “personal” account would be one that is used with friends and family, where as the “professional” account would be one that is used with the work that you do in school. Although I understand the notion behind what is being said here, I don’t know if this is what I would really be focusing on when working with students or educators. We should really be focusing on the notion of “public and private” and how that works in our world.
With the rise in popularity of Facebook and other social networking sites social gaming has also grown in popularity. Now when you go on Facebook to find your long lost friend you are also bombarded with requests to play FarmVille or Mafia Wars. Social gaming is not going anywhere and this infographic looks at this money making phenomenon that has people buying virtual goods and spending hours in front of the computer.
Midwest Google Summit
Here you can find almost all of the presentation materials from the Keynotes, Featured Presenters, and Concurrent Sessions from the November 7-8. 2012 Summit at Harvard University. They are listed alphabetically by schedule. Wednesday, November 7th – 9:45am Session iLessons (on the iPad) for Higher Order Thinking Skills – Sue Gorman PDF File (10 MB) Flipped iPad Classroom Google Presentation
PARKERSBURG - Area educators are using electronic games both as a teaching tool and as a source of motivation for students. Judy Johnson, director of curriculum and instruction for Wood County Schools, said educators are using more and more technology in classrooms, including video games, to better engage students academically. "One of our focus points in raising student engagement," she said. "Children today are used to technology at home.
Erin Scott By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning. Many schools have invested in some form of technology , whether it’s in computer labs, tablets, or a laptop for every student, depending on their budget. But for many schools, finding a way to integrate the use of tech in a traditional setting — teacher-centered classrooms — is proving to be a challenge.
Appealing Apps for Educators: Workflow Apps to Manage Student Work - iPhone app article - Jennie MagieraMany educators are realizing that the most powerful apps are those that allow for student creation. Some apps, for example Pages , Explain Everything and Popplet , push students to demonstrate, apply and synthesize their learning. However, the question quickly becomes: How do the students turn in these digital work products? And...
Video game with biofeedback teaches children to curb their anger Children with anger issues show a drop in anger after playing "RAGE Control" Oct. 24, 2012 Boston, Mass.,-Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children's Hospital.
September/October 2012 The Siege of Academe For years, Silicon Valley has failed to breach the walls of higher education with disruptive technology. But the tide of battle is changing. A report from the front lines. By Kevin Carey I t’s three o’clock in the afternoon on Easter, and I’m standing on a wooden deck in the Corona Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, looking out toward Nob Hill.
Tailored Feedback with G. Forms "Branching" and "Form Emailer" Script | Tech Integration, JiTT | Cycles of Learning10/17/2012 Filed in: Tech Integration | JiTT When off-loading content delivery, pairing the assignment with a Google form for reflection and critical analysis of the video/text, etc., is a powerful way to facilitate metacognition, but also gather and respond to student questions, misconceptions, etc. However, with a few simple steps, instructors can design a Google form that directs students to specific questions based on their answers, while also creating a simple and efficient way to communicate with students via email directly from the Google spreadsheet. The first video below outlines how to create a “branching” Google form, and the second video outlines how to install and use the “Form Emailer” script to facilitate easy communication with students regarding their misconceptions, questions, etc.
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Little Big Planet 2 Action Trailer Perhaps more than anything else, the English Language Arts classroom is a place of diversity. There is diversity of academic expectations for teachers.