Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 12 Best Ning Groups for Teachers to Join. Ning is a great social networking plaform for educators.
I have been using it for quite a while now and I am just loving it more and more.Educational Social Networking without Ning would be incomplete and this is why I am adding it up to the Educational Neworking series I have been publishing here. Just like Diigo, the social bookmarking tool I covered in an earlier post, Ning provides educators with strong and powerful personal learning networks where they can meet up with other like-minded teachers and expand their professional networks. I perosonally use it to keep track of the latest articles in educational technology and also to interact with my colleagues and share my own resources with them. There are several Ning groups that are really indespensable for teachers and that I am pretty sure will be of great help to your professional development.
Check out this list and hopefully will see you aboard soon. 1- Classroom 20 2- Curriculum 21 3- The global Education Conference Network. 10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete. Flickr: Corey Leopold By Greg Stack So much about how and where kids learn has changed over the years, but the physical structure of schools has not.
Looking around most school facilities — even those that aren’t old and crumbling — it’s obvious that so much of it is obsolete today, and yet still in wide use. 1. COMPUTER LABS. At Northern Beaches Christian School students learn everywhere. 2. 3. 4. 5.
3 Ways to Use Wordle for More Than Fluff. The visual word clouds created by Wordle and other word cloud services on the web aren’t anything new, they’ve been around for a few years.
However, like a great many newer web 2.0 tools, I quite often see a lot of ineffective use of these tools in the classroom. That’s not to say I think the teachers themselves are ineffective, in fact it’s usually the most tech savvy and educational effective teachers that are using tools like Wordle. However, as even these tech savvy teachers keep up with the changing landscape of educational tools, not enough time is often available to closely examine a new website to carefully dissect what the tool is capable of, and how it might be used most effectively. Too often a larger number of teachers get caught up in the “wow” factor of some great new ability of the read/write web (does anyone still use that term anymore?) , and immediately starts working the new-found website into a class project. Visual Data Improving Student Writing. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher's Guide on The Use of Podcasting in Education.
What is a Podcast ?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary a podcast is a " digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio payer. " in other words, it is a digital audio file that is created, shared and heard. Podcast can also be in the form of videos streamlined online, however, video podcast is known as vidcast or vodcast. Educational Uses of Podcasts Podcasts can be used for several educational purposes.
Here are some of them : 1- Recording for this you will need a microphone and an audio recording software like the ones mentioned below. 2- Test your Podcast Always make sure you listen to your podcasts and redo the parts that you dont like until you finally get the vesrion you want then move on to the next step 3- Publish your podcast You can use online platforms for publishing your podcasts.
Tools to create your podcast Here are some of the softwares you might start with to create your podcasts . Login Planboard. Schools as a Monopoly « Technology in Education. During my time the Learning Forward annual conference in Boston, I was fortunate enough to attend a ‘Thought Leader Lecture’ session by Dr.
Richard Elmore. The lecture was provocative and somewhat controversial, although I found myself in agreement with many of the ideals being presented. Central to the argument put forth by Dr. Elmore is the notion that schools and educational organizations have essentially developed, and continue to protect, a self-serving monopoly on learning. Elmore believes that learning is no longer (and never was) something that happens only at school and that the teacher is no longer (and never was) the only person students can learn from. Much of this we agree upon (see my recent post on student curiosity). Secondly, I asked Dr. Elmore believes that removing the institutional monopolies that have been developed in the education system is the future of learning. Like this: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 21 Educational Wikis of 2012.