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Fastcompany. Listening to Ron Howard talk about his latest film, you get the sense he’s been wanting to make it since 1964, when he was 10 years old.


He had watched The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show just weeks before his tenth birthday, when he opened a box containing the only gift he truly wanted: a Beatles wig. As Beatlemania proceeded to sweep America—and then the world—Howard reacted the same way millions of kids did—fanatically. He's a lifelong fan, so you can hardly blame him for sounding giddy when he talks about directing The Beatles Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, a documentary that lands in U.S. theaters on September 16 and on Hulu the next day. 7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers.

Introducing new technology tools to your students or to your colleagues can become a frustrating exercise if you end up repeating the same step-by-step directions over and over again.

7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers

Not only is it frustrating for you to repeat those directions, it can also be frustrating for the students who want to go ahead but can't because you're waiting until everyone is on the same page. One way to avoid that is to create annotated screen captures of the tools you're introducing. Another way to avoid repeating directions over and over again is to creating screencast videos in which you explain each step of the process. Here are seven tools that you can use to create annotated screen capture images and screencast videos. The tool that I use most often of creating annotated screen capture images is Jing.

To use Jing you must download and install the free software for your Mac or PC. 10 Alternatives to InfuseLearning for Assessments. 21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year. The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers.

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

However, it’s almost 2015. Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom. Learn It In 5 - Home. 20 Websites College Students Need to Know – SRtrends. Every day, during the school year, I find myself on the edge of a panic attack when I think about all of the things I need to get done.

20 Websites College Students Need to Know – SRtrends

This moment usually hits after I’ve finished scrolling Tumblr or watching Netflix—time spent watching Parks and Rec is not time wasted. As a college student, it’s easy to spend hours scrolling the depths of the Internet while avoiding homework and studying. Here are a few websites specifically for college students and tools to make managing your workload easier. StudentRate is the ultimate for discounts. Rather than checking if individual vendors offer student discounts, StudentRate compiles a list of student deals and discounts for you. Don’t get stuck with awful professors. Prezi is a free online presentation software that makes your presentation look super professional—much better than the presentation themes on Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides.

The Golden Lasso of Education Technology. 18 min read This talk was delivered today at Davidson College at its Annual Teaching Showcase Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today.

The Golden Lasso of Education Technology

I’m particularly pleased to be at a Center for Teaching and Learning, since I spend a lot of time muttering angrily about the powerful narratives I notice in circulation these days, narratives readily promoted by politicians and business people, by education reformers and education entrepreneurs, that teaching and learning somehow aren’t actually of interest to educators (professors care only about their personal research, so the story goes) and that learning does not really happen in formal educational institutions these days – neither sufficiently nor efficiently. 3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer. This summer, more than ever, how we read may be just as important as what we read.

3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

In April, researchers at West Chester University published a report arguing that eReaders could lead to decreased comprehension and fluency. In this New York Times article, the professors suggest that the interactivity, easy access to a dictionary, and constant use of text-to-speech could actually hinder the development of students' reading skills. However, the examples highlighted in the article focus on the content -- comparing traditional, paper-based books to electronic versions with a high level of interactivity such as games and video -- rather than addressing the skills and strategies implemented in the reading process. As I wrote in a previous post, students now have the potential to customize their reading experiences with mobile devices.

So this summer, instead of reading in whatever manner you would traditionally use, I'd like to suggest three digital reading challenges. Diigo Features: What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom. Technology Integration Matrix. Cengage Learning White Papers. Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers.

Episode 14 Podcast - "The Flipped Classroom". The State of Tech - Episode 14 - "The Flipped Classroom" Summary: In this episode we talk about the flipped classroom.

Episode 14 Podcast - "The Flipped Classroom"

We define what "flipping" your classroom is and is not, explore how to integrate the concepts behind the flipped classroom model into your curriculum, and how to leverage available technology to appropriately pair the learning activity with the learning environment. Guests also discuss their success stories, tips and tricks, tools, and hurdles they faced when flipping their own classrooms. Watch Video Episode Online: Subscribe to Video Podcast Download Video Embed Video.

Jon Bergmann Flipped Class Pioneer - Flipped Learning Network / Homepage.