Why look at education? Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. This dichotomy is particularly aggravated when it comes to technology, where fast-paced innovation and perpetual change is the only constant.
Curiosity is a human trait that makes us want to discover what lies beyond the horizon, over the ocean or what can be seen and experienced from the top of a beckoning mountain.
With the advance of mobile technology into our classrooms some new models of instruction have being created with a particular focus on the digital output. More and more schools are embracing hand-held devices such as iPads as learning and teaching tools.One of the pluses of this new technology is that it empowered educators with the apps necessary to create engaging learning materials and a s a result, we have now a wide variety of eTextbooks available to students. But have you ever wondered how students use these materials ?
Your Twitter stream is an endless flow of information, insight, and ideas. But you’ve gotta sleep sometime. If only there was some way to quickly understand what your Twitter friends are talking about, what you’re missing, and what’s happening in the world. It’d be great if that was all displayed in a visual format that was easy to create and understand. See Also: 100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter
by Kelvin Bentley I recently came across an interesting learning analytics infographic developed by Andrianes Pinantoan and his team at Open Colleges : Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges This infographic captures the important elements associated with learning analytics including the the types of data needed, where that data is located (e.g., student information systems, learning management systems) , how predictions can be made using the data, and issues that will slow the adoption of learning analytics such as questions around who should have access to student data and how best to use it to help student succeed. Use this infographic to guide your initial institutional discussions about learning analytics which will aid your efforts to adopt such activities. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention. There are several web platforms where you can easily create your own infographics and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already reviewed a list of such tools and today we are going to provide you with our best 3 infographic creation tools.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend.
June 26, 2012 Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives is the latest research report from Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media. We surveyed over 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds nationally to understand how they perceive social media (like Facebook and Twitter) affects their relationships and feelings about themselves. Read highlights from the study in the infographic below, and visit our research page to download the full report .
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In just eight short years, 46% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Whether you're frightened or excited by the prospect, the fact remains that young adults born between 1976 and 2001 will be running this country. UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and the YEC have teamed up to compile research and create this infographic, which details the who, how and why of managing millennials. SEE ALSO: How Gen Y Women Fare in Today’s Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC] Aside from their preference for engaging work environments, millennials value jobs that encourage social media activity. One-in-three indicated he would prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility and work mobility over salary when considering a job offer.
Email Share April 25, 2012 - by Sarah Cargill 7 Email Share Did you know that only 25 percent of classes are taught by excellent teachers? We need to find ways to leverage great teachers and extend their talents to more students through the use of technology, new classroom models, and more. OpportunityCulture.org recently published an infographic on Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers, which takes a look at why excellent teaching matters to student success and the ways that technology can extend the reach of great teachers.
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.
Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data.