Future of Education
9+ things that will disappear in our lifetime My buddy Ian Jukes forwarded me an email with this list with commentaries by Plinio Granado. I love such speculations and having just dropped our cable TV service and our land telephone line (not because we couldn't afford them, but because we weren't using them), the e-mail resonated with me. I agree and look forward to most of these things "going missing."
9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education I am sharing with you in this post that features the most successful articles I have covered in the section of the 21 st century education.These posts have been viewed thousands of times and I deemed it necessary to amass them all in one article to make it easy and accessible for everyone. Just a brief of overview before you start reading the list. If you are an educator or teacher which I am pretty sure most of you here are then you will find the following articles helpful in building a general concept about the importance of technology in teaching and how we can have a hand in the right implementation of this technology into our classrooms. The aim is to promote learning and sharpen our students skills and equip them with the right tools to succeed in the 21st century world market.
10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education If you play cards you know the importance of a trump. No, not the Donald with the bad red hair. A trump is a card which ranks higher than the played cards.
What is a Flipped Classroom?
Keeping up w/ change
iPad Distribution for 1,000+ Students – Here’s The Plan
Final sentence added 3/1/2012. In this December 2011 report [23 page PDF] Brian Greenberg, Leonard Medlock and Darri Stephens report on the "performance and engagement of low‐performing high school algebra students receiving a mix of traditional teacher-led instruction and self‐guided instruction through the Khan Academy website". The authors seek to compare the performance of two groups of "summer school" learners, one group taught traditionally and one group teacher-supported in largely individual use of Khan Academy content (thus "blended learning"). Lessons learned from using Khan Academy content in a blended learning pilot
Prepping for a new Moodle and the Grid Format The organisation I’m working for will be upgrading to Moodle 2.1 from Moodle 1.9x on Monday and part of that preparation involved an audit to identify potential problem areas. Knowing the issues There have been several issues that have needed resolution, including:site documents and site resources and activities opening in new windows. site files being shared by pages full of manual links to them YouTube videos embedded using embed code instead of the media filter settings. messy code resulting from content pasted in from MS Word and other sources (the Word clean in the editor does NOT clean this code)manually formatted text (not as bad as some web sitesI’ve seen in past where 4 different fonts and 3 different styles appeared on one page)lack of link titles for accessibilityimages manually sized via attributesAll of this has resulted in me seeing angle brackets and source code in my sleep. The other result is that I utterly HATE the code view of the Moodle text editor.
Technology has been with us since I’ve been a teacher. I started my career succumbing to the alluring aroma of the Gestetner (Ditto/Banda/spirit duplicator) machine and its purple stained sheet. Then the photocopier arrived and we didn’t think it could get any better than making copies of a page for every child. Getting teachers on board the iPad Express
Culture Teaching Strategies This week, we feature the most popular posts of the year on MindShift. This one, which seems most apropos to review on the eve of 2012, took the top spot. Flickr:Robert S. Donavan