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This is a wide-ranging collection of interesting resources related to educational technology.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? By Krish Kupathil, Mobiliya R = e –t/s where R is retention, T is time and S is strength. A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Actually, an expression of the ability to remember, discovered by the German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus.

Known as the famous Forgetting Curve, it hypothesized the decline of memory retention over time. In fact we now know that 50 percent of formal learning is forgotten within the first hour. With this statistic in mind, it is surprising that our formal education system –our schools, colleges and universities— has primarily relied on conventional learning methods to deliver information. Even with the growth of digital platforms such as online programs, the basic structure of learning remained the same; automation and technology simply enhanced the delivery methods.

Social Learning – A Way of Life Students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. The Future Of Learning Archives - TeachThought. Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning. 1- Expanded Learning Opportunities 2- What is 21st Century Education 3- Educate The Heart 4- Learn to Change, Change to Learn 5- Teachers Inspire Us ( this is really an amazing video I love it ) 6- The Art of Teaching ( Sir Ken Robinson ) 7- Make your Voice Heard: Discover Democratic Education 8- An Introduction to Technology Integration 9- Project Based Learning Explained 10- The Future Starts Now. Technology in Music Education. Using Technology for Self-Reflection in the Classroom - Green Light Learning Tools. By Helen Beyne At a time when yoga and meditation are part of the mainstream, terms such as self-reflection and metacognition have emerged as popular buzzwords even outside the field of neuroscience.

The significance of these concepts is more than mere hype. Research has linked self-reflection to better emotional intelligence, higher confidence, greater mental flexibility, and even reduced risks of mood and anxiety disorders. These benefits also apply to children. New research has indicated that teaching children how to self-reflect is a highly effective way to enhance learning. Keeping a journal is not the only way to help children self-reflect, however; the modern digital age offers a multitude of new and fun ways for you to implement self-reflection activities in your classroom.

The cognitive benefits of expressive writing cannot be overstated, and there are a wide variety of digital tools you can use to take your students’ writing beyond pencil and paper. “Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom. In a rapidly changing learning landscape, educators of all stripes still coalesce around two steady beliefs: Students perform best under conditions that activate their preferred learning style. There is no greater predictor of success than a fantastic teacher. Effective teaching has long put the unique interests of the learner up front, allowing teachers to meet the needs of more students more of the time.

Now, advocates of differentiated instruction have found a true partner in the form of flipped learning, the pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space. Call it "fliperentiated" instruction. What Happens Differentiated instruction is noted for, among other features, flexible groupings, scaffolded content, diverse instruction, and student choice.

Getting Started Effective fliperentiated instruction requires careful and intentional planning on the part of teachers. 1. 2. 3. Outcomes and Benefits. Flipped Classroom. Sketchcast. Posted by admin | Posted in Art, Blogs, Fun & Games, Language Arts, Math, Middle/High School, Phonics, Primary Elementary, Science, Secondary Elementary, Spelling, Teacher Resources, Video Tutorials, Web2.0, Websites | Posted on 21-01-2008 Tags: classroom, collaborative learning, communication, Language Arts, Math, Music, online learning, Science, teaching, web 2.0 What it is: Another web 2.o tool, Sketchcast is a new way for you to communicate with your students and for your students to communicate with one another.

A Sketchcast is a recorded online sketch. Think an online whiteboard recording. Sketchcast offers the ability to record a sketchcast with or without a voice. How to integrate Sketechcast into the classroom: How many times do you remember this scenario as a student: you watched the teacher teach a new math concept, understood it perfectly in class as you watched the process only to get home, look at the notes you took and have no idea what to do? How to Use Web 2.0 Applications in Class. January 31, 2008 Do you consider yourself a technology novice or an expert? No matter what level you are, using technology to connect with your students can be an important tool. It may be easier than you think to incorporate into class. Web 2.0 applications are a fairly new trend that aim to facilitate creativity and collaboration- a perfect pairing for a classroom full of students.

Sketchcast What it is: Another web 2.o tool, Sketchcast is a new way for you to communicate with your students and for your students to communicate with one another. h4. How many times do you remember this scenario as a student: you watched the teacher teach a new math concept, understood it perfectly in class as you watched the process only to get home, look at the notes you took and have no idea what to do? Tips: Sketchcast requires registration to create a Sketchcast (including email address). Be Funky How to integrate Be Funky into the classroom: Digication How to integrate Digication into the classroom: Fleck. Advanced Distributed Learning.