Blockly - A visual programming language. Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming editor.
Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required. Check out our sample applications: Puzzle - Learn how blocks work while solving this simple country quiz. Maze - Use Blockly to solve a maze. Blockly is international. Blockly is a component that may be useful for a variety of projects, including educational tools. External projects using Blockly include: MIT App Inventor - IDE for Android apps. We have created the maze tutorial to introduce children to programming and have more tutorials under construction. Broadcast Yourself.
Speech to Text in Evernote. Over the last six months Evernote has become my favorite tool for bookmarking my online discoveries, saving pictures that I take on my phone, and jotting down random notes.
This week Evernote rolled-out a super-useful speech to text feature in their Android app. Now you can dictate notes on your phone or your Android tablet. Applications for Education Speech to text could be a great utility for students to use at the end of a class to quickly record their assignments for the next class. For journalism students the Evernote speech to text capacity could be a great way to record short snippets of sound to play back and work from later. Harkness App. Sorry, your username or password cannot be left blank Login with an existing account: Unfortunately, your passwords don't match Whoops!
You've left your username blank Whoops! Sign up for an account: Classes Skip this and just view Public discussions Saving to server disabled Sorry, we didn't have enough time to enable saving to the server yet but we're working on it and hope to have it up in the next few days. Yay! That student is not part of the discussion Students: Include either only the first name or both first and last names. Harkness table. Students and instructor seated around a Harkness table What I have in mind is [a classroom] where [students] could sit around a table with a teacher who would talk with them and instruct them by a sort of tutorial or conference method, where [each student] would feel encouraged to speak up.
This would be a real revolution in methods. Harkness learning can vary — most notably between humanities subjects such as English, and technical subjects, like math or physics. There are general principles and goals, however, that go along with this method regardless of subject matter. The main goal is to encourage students to come up with ideas of their own and learn good reasoning and discussion skills. References External links How Higher Education Uses Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Schools are on a short list of organizations that have been notoriously slow to adopt emerging tech.
But within the last few years, as social media becomes more integral to students' lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. When it comes to higher ed, there are not only opportunities for digital learning, but digital marketing too. Some schools have taken the reigns on both sides, with mixed results. SEE ALSO: 5 Free Homework Management Tools for the Digital Student The infographic below takes a look at how schools have fared with social media over the last few years — what platforms are best, where they've succeeded, and the challenges that lay ahead. Does your alma mater use social media effectively in the classroom and in the recruitment office? Infographic by onlineuniversities.com. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, YinYang. Communication – Google Apps for Education. Get a Free Blog Here. Xlearn.