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Technoloy & Education - The Complete Web 2.0 Directory
Vol 11, No 1 (2010)
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools

Westside Toastmasters, for public speaking and leadership education in Los Angeles
Westside Toastmasters, for public speaking and leadership education in Los Angeles Westside Toastmasters, for public speaking and leadership education in Los Angeles Leadership Manuals There are a series of manuals that members may progress through project by project to develop and refine their leadership skills, starting with the Competent Leadership Manual. Depending on a member's goals there are other avenues beyond the leadership manuals for development of leadership ability, and that contribute to achievement of leadership designations within the Toastmasters framework. To review supplemental articles and references covering aspects of leadership go here. Competent Leadership Manual The Competent Leadership manual focuses on different leadership skills through ten projects, each providing the member background information and an assignment that requires serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which the aspects of that skill can be practiced. Advanced Leadership Manuals Each of the Advanced Leadership manuals challenges members to further improve their leadership skills.
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[This article has been archived. It was out of date or no longer reflective of the priorites of LD OnLine.] By: Janette K. Klingner and Sharon Vaughn (1998) Initially, the teacher presents the strategies (preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap up) to the whole class using modeling, role playing, and teacher think-alouds. After students have developed proficiency applying the strategies through teacher-facilitated activities, the teacher asks them to form heterogeneous groups, where each student performs a defined role as students collaboratively implement the strategies. Although CSR was designed to be used with expository text, it can also be used with narrative text. The goals of CSR are to improve reading comprehension and increase conceptual learning in ways that maximize students' involvement. The four comprehension strategies In the following sections we provide an overview of how to teach each of the strategies: Strategy 1: Preview Strategy 2: Click and clunk Leader Announcer Using Collaborative Strategic Reading Using Collaborative Strategic Reading
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In this course you will learn about the fundamentals of online education. The emphasis will be on planning and application. In the planning phase, you will explore online learning pedagogy, online course design,privacy and copyright issues, online assessments, managing an online class, web tools and Learning Management Systems. In the application phase, you will create online learning materials. As a student enrolled in this course, you will have free access to selected chapters and content for the duration of the course. The class will consist of lecture videos, which are between 5 and 12 minutes in length. Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application
Virtual education

What Will You Click On Next? Focusing Our Attention Online Culture Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales The onslaught of information from the wired world can be overwhelming to anyone — even the savviest online audiences. But rather than completely shut out the digital world, the smarter solution is to learn how to manage it, says author Howard Rheingold. In his book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, Rheingold outlines the potential merits of the vast digital landscape, and offers ideas on how to lasso the unwieldy aspects and use it for good. In a recent conversation on the Forum talk program, Rheingold stresses the importance of intention when it comes to managing digital noise. “I think [there's] this matter of meta-cognition, of knowing where you’re putting your attention,” he told Michael Krasny on Forum. “You need to make decisions. Rheingold advises all of us to create a specific plan when we’re online, and to follow through. “You have to make [decisions] in the context of what you intend to get done for the day. Related What Will You Click On Next? Focusing Our Attention Online
Childhood Education

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Educational Technology

A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more! 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. CELLS Alive! 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers
10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Here we’ve gathered 10 free amazing tools that you can use to create your own maps. From maps that are conveniently made for sharing to ones that are quite interactive, the selection below has a range of things to satisfy your mapping needs. Recommended Reading: 40 Creative Remakes Of The World Map 1. If you’re looking to create and view beautifully informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. If you send an Animap to your friends then it will display like a video which they can play, pause, slow and speed up. 2. You can use any one of the top map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Open Street Map to get your map out there. 3. 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps
Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2342 486Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. And, finally, Creativity is paradoxical. Tags: adversity, contemporaries, creative education, creative geniuses, creative life, creative thinker, creative thinking, education, lighting systems, masterpieces, minor poets, motions, picasso, practicality, profitability, rembrandt, self-help, shakespeare, sonnets, special person, symphonies, thomas edison, wolfgang amadeus mozart Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking
Pushing kids to math and science Bill Schmidt, an expert on math and science education, says U.S. students are falling behind.He says common standards and changes of attitudes are required to catch up."Don't Fail Me: Education in America" airs at 8 p.m. "Don't Fail Me: Education in America " examines the crisis in our public education system and why America's financial future is at risk if our students can't excel math and science. (CNN) -- Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Bill Schmidt is the interim director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education, and author of the forthcoming book "Inequalities for All: Why America Needs Common Core Standards." He spoke to CNN about the state of math and science education in the United States, why it matters and how math and science education can be improved. On America's education system: Bill Schmidt is director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. Kamen: Jobs require technology skills How the U.S. lags in math, science education, and how it can catch up How the U.S. lags in math, science education, and how it can catch up
Successful STEM Education | Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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Further Education

Erasmus+ Joint Master's Degree Erasmus+ Joint Master's Degree What's it all about? A Master’s Degree is your chance to really take your education to the highest level, and thanks to Erasmus+ you can finish your studies and get to travel at the same time. Set up on 1 January 2014, Erasmus+ offers an internationally recognized Joint Master’s Degree (JMD) in over thirty countries across the European Union. Whether you fancy the culture of Barcelona or the cuisine of Paris, the Erasmus+ Joint Master’s Degree will help you expand your knowledge of the world, while completing your education and enhancing your understanding of your chosen subject specialism. Can I apply? If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then you need to make sure you’re eligible to apply. Find a list of Joint’s Masters Degrees on offer. What countries are involved? Universities from the different 33 countries working with Erasmus+ make up a consortium, with the different consortia offering a range of Joint Master’s Degrees between them . What qualifications will I receive?
The Institute for Government Essay Competition 2016 The Institute for Government is an independent charity which seeks to act as a catalyst for inspiring the best in government. We spark ideas, generate debate, challenge preconceptions, bring experience to bear and make new connections to improve government for the benefit of society. The Institute's essay competition aims to find the best ideas for improving UK government from current undergraduate and master’s students. Last year, we asked students what they would do to make Government more effective. The winner, Kristopher Cawood of the University of Cambridge, made a convincing argument for ministers from outside of Parliament. Now, the Institute for Government Essay Competition 2016 is now open for entries. If you were made Head of the Civil Service tomorrow, what would your priorities be? The competition is open to anyone currently studying for a master's or undergraduate degree in any subject at a UK university. Prizes (for students): 1st Prize: £500 2nd Prize: £250 3rd Prize: £100. The Institute for Government Essay Competition 2016
MSc Environment and Development - Taught programmes 2017 Application code: F9UB (check availability) Start date: 21 September 2017 Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, preferably social science (see entry requirements) English requirement: Standard (see English requirements) GRE/GMAT requirement: None Fee level: UK/EU £13,008 (provisional EU); overseas £20,112 Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support), ESRC funding as part of a four-year award (see Economic and Social Research Council) Application deadline: None – rolling admissions.
Kahoot: piattaforma blended learning per l'apprendimento basato sul gioco game-based learning Tecnologie Digitali e Tecnologie dell'Apprendimento E' indubbio che da sempre le tecnologie si usano e si debbano usare nella didattica e quelle digitali non possono né devono fare eccezione, altrettanto condivisa è la convinzione che le tecnologie digitali divengano "Tecnologie dell'Apprendimento", solo se e nella misura in cui, siano strumenti nelle "mani" della pedagogia. Il concreto processo di insegnamento e apprendimento muove da scelte educative, didattiche, metodologiche, istituzionali che vanno commisurate e tarate sulla "situazione" concreta, ovvero su quell'insieme di variabili di contesto che esprimo la reale situazione della classe, dell'ambiente di apprendimento, delle esigenze degli studenti, degli obiettivi disciplinari, dei tempi e degli spazi, etc. Anche la scelta e le modalità di impiego delle tecnologie digitali e del Web devono rispondere agli stessi criteri ed essere subordinate ad un disegno educativo e alle variabili situazionali. Tic e Tac E allora? 1. 2.
Educational videos

Las siguientes guías de buenas prácticas han sido elaboradas por la Unidad de Tecnología Educativa e Innovación Docente (UTEID) de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Guía de buenas prácticas para la creación de vídeos educativos Su finalidad es ayudar a los profesores en la elaboración de vídeos con contenido docente, tanto si se trata de vídeos elaborados con tableta gráfica destinados a los alumnos de los cursos cero o de MOOCs (Massive Open Online Cursos) como de videos de presentación tipo busto parlante. Se trata de ofrecer una serie de pautas y buenas prácticas desde el punto de vista de la metodología inherente en la creación de un vídeo didáctico. Enlace a la guía en PDF Guía del profesor para la planificación, diseño e impartición de un MOOC Esta guía surge para dar respuesta a las necesidades de apoyo al profesorado de la UC3M que se planteen impartir un MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Enlace a la guía en PDF Guía del estudiante para el seguimiento de un MOOC Producción - EDUCATE
Content curation: ricerca, selezione, apprendimento La content curation, secondo Robin Good, esperto in materia, è “l’arte di selezionare il meglio”. Una vera e propria metodologia di ricerca, raccolta, organizzazione e cura delle informazioni, utile a condividere risorse su specifici argomenti. Attività che mi appassiona molto e che, a pensarci bene, ho sempre svolto senza esserne pienamente consapevole… photo credits: Patrick Goethe via Sto parlando, in particolare, dell’abitudine di ritagliare, suddividere e archiviare pagine di giornali, trafiletti, immagini e chi più ne ha più ne metta. Produrre contenuti, infatti, è solo una parte del mio lavoro: prima di scrivere un articolo è necessario uno studio approfondito dell’argomento da trattare. Content curation: aggiornarsi e aggiornare Personalizzare i contenuti Cercare le fonti, selezionare le più valide, suddividerle per tema: un lavoro certosino, che acquista valore se arricchito da ulteriori informazioni e commenti. Content curation: canali e strumenti
Luca Vanzulli: Content Curation: strategie e quali piattaforme usare
Franco Torcellan: Quando la ricerca online diventa prodotto
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