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Ready to finish this school year, just thinking about the new one! Personal Learning Environments (PLE - Personal Learning Environment) are systems that help students take control and manage their own learning. SymbalooEDU or Symbaloo is a website where we can organize the tools, websites and any online resource that we use in the classroom every day, creating what is called a " webmix " which can be set as your homepage when you open the browser or can be posted on the school website to be accessed from anywhere.
YouTube is undoubtedly the top video website online. The stats I have recently read are really amazing; 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute with over 3 billion pageviews per day. It also has thousands of channels ranging from technology to Laugh and Gags. Given the important of YouTube as a primary source of video content, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has dedicated a whole section to reviewing educational tools and tips teachers and students can use to maximize their benefit from YouTube.
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. 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.
Have you or your students ever considered creating digital portfolios on the go? Well now with the new mobile technology everything is possbile. There are a variety of apps that can help you create and organize portfolios and sketchbooks and some don't cost you even a penny. Apps in Education has compiled an awesome list of such apps though they are not 100% perfect but they can help you alot.
Most of us have heard of DropBox, the great service that gives you 2 GB of free storage space in the “cloud.” If you do not already have a DropBox account, you can easily sign up for one HERE . Did you also know that DropBox can be a great way to collect students’ digital work? This post will focus on 3 great tools that will make collecting student work a breeze. All three of these services are free (as of this writing) and all are dead simple to use. Ever wish you could easily receive big files from anyone?
Posted by admin | Posted in Character Education , Middle/High School , Primary Elementary , Secondary Elementary , Teacher Resources , video | Posted on 13-06-2012 Tags: classroom , clea.nr , clean video search , distractions , dragontape , education , kick youtube , learning , movavi , safeshare tv , saveyoutube , videos , viewpure , youtube , youtube for schools , youtubexl , zamzar What it is: YouTube is a truly wonderful learning resource. What isn’t so great: all of the garbage that can come along with it (i.e. advertising, comments, related videos…in short-distractions).
As I watch Twitter at this time of year I see a mix of sadness, relief, and excitement that the school year is ending for many teachers. The summer is a great time to tackle some of that personal learning that got pushed to the back burner during the school year. If one of your goals for the summer is to improve your knowledge and skills in educational technology, here are ten things that you can do to work toward that goal. 1.
As the recently released "2012 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition" suggests, mobile devices and apps will become mainstream in a year or less. But apps aren't all about playing games. Converge asked three instructional technology coordinators and teachers to share how they're using apps to help students achieve learning goals. 1. Meeting state standards With the Common Core State Standards making their way into most U.S. states, educators are lining up their instruction with the standards their students are supposed to meet.
Best Practices for Teaching Today "Kids don't show up to learn new stuff. They show up to apply the things they've learned at home." Aaron Sams As a new teacher, I often seek advice from other mentors.
After Valerie Strauss’ article in The Washington Post featuring my class: “The Flip: Turning a classroom upside down” , I got a lot of positive tweets, emails, facebook messages, etc! And I also got quite a few questions from interested teachers who weren’t quite sure where to begin… I wanted to share a bit of an email exchange with a fellow AP Calculus teacher (her blog has some really nice reflections) because her questions were spot-on and I thought our exchange might be helpful to others. Her questions are in red and my response in blue :
By Alan November and Brian Mull Read more by Contributor One of the reasons this debate exists is because there is no true definition of what “flipped learning” is. Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations. While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new.
In response to all of the attention given to the flipped classroom, I proposed The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education in which the viewing of videos (often discussed on the primary focus of the flipped classroom) becomes a part of a larger cycle of learning based on an experiential cycle of learning . Universal Design for Learning has also been in the news lately as a new report Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initiatives on the Move was released by the National Center on UDL, May, 2012. This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process. The UDL framework:
Published Online: June 12, 2012 First Person By Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams Premium article access courtesy of TeacherMagazine.org. Through much of our respective teaching careers, we had often been frustrated with students not being able to apply the content from our lectures to their work and daily lives.
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