Educational Technology Landscape
A tag cloud (a typical Web 2.0 phenomenon in itself) presenting Web 2.0 themes. An interactive version is available here.
NGAkids SEA-SAWS SEA-SAWS is fun for kids of all ages. Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then arrange the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition.
Educational Software Educational software is computer software, the primary purpose of which is teaching or self-learning.
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A slide created by the first presentation graphics company, VCN ExecuVision, in 1982 A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show. It has three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and a slide-show system to display the content. Presentation program
The Virtual Microscope The Virtual Microscope is a Java application that supports interactive viewing of high-resolution, multi-dimensional image datasets from various microscopes. We currently support data from a Philips Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM), and a Fluorescence Light Microscope. Virtual Microscope
Education theory Education theory seeks to know, understand and prescribe educational practices.
Seymour Papert Constructionist learning is inspired by the constructivist theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them.
Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics Education
Video Game Design Education
Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms. Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills. John Dewey initially promoted the idea of "learning by doing." Project-based learning
Constructivism, as perspective in education, is based on experimental learning through real life experience to construct and conditionalize knowledge. It is problem based, adaptive learning, that challenges faulty schema, integrates new knowledge with existing knowledge, and allows for creation of original work or innovative procedures. The types of learners are self-directed, creative, innovative, drawing upon visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, bodily kinesthetic, verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic intelligences.
Differentiated instruction Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education, simply, differentiation) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing different students with different avenues (often in the same classroom) to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability. Students vary in culture, socioeconomic status, language, gender, motivation, ability/disability, personal interests and more, and teachers need to be aware of these varieties as they are planning their curriculum.
Self-paced instruction Self-paced instruction is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response.
Self- and Peer-Assessment Advantages of self and peer assessment Logistics Employing self or peer assessment allows teachers to manage their time more effectively while having students grade each other’s papers results in a more efficient classroom setting.
Peer-mediated Instruction Procedure
Universal Design for Learning
You Make Me Sick!
One to one computing
Running on Empty
Technology in Schools
2011 Horizon Report
IES Annual Reports
Top 10 TED Talks
Online Curriculum Resources