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Directory of Learning & Performance Tools – C4LPT. 40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students. 40 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Elementary Students Looks like this mobile learning thing might actually take off, eh?

40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

Just as we recently looked specifically at some of the best educational apps for iPad, now we give some love specifically to elementary students (and teachers) who have devices and want to separate the digital wheat from the digital chaff. The following listly collection is an excellent starting point for elementary teachers looking for elementary apps for elementary students in the most elementary way possible: a collection of 38 possibilities.

This is a diverse collection of apps, from games to digital media software to math and literacy apps. Might we recommend Analogies 4 Kids, Explain Everything, and Mathmateer to start? How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn. For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology.

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Nonetheless, it has been a staple tool in education settings, used as a way to present information in template, bite-size formats. But this isn’t always a good thing. The use of digital technologies sees some teachers and students presenting information using templates, which means much of the individual character of teachers’ practices can be lost.

Research shows that software such as PowerPoint can homogenise and sanitise the way teachers present information to their students. Only more recently are we seeing technology being designed and utilised specifically for education contexts, and it’s changing the way students learn and understand things. Virtual and augmented reality technology In the classroom Augmented reality The future. 'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech. 15 min read This talk was given March 18, 2016 at the Indie Ed-Tech Data Summit at Davidson College.

'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech

“I Love My Label”: Indie versus Industry and the Future of Music Education Technology The title of this talk could as easily be “indie versus institution” as “indie versus industry.” I have no love lost for either. I call myself a “serial dropout,” as I’ve successfully failed to complete most stages of education: high school, undergrad, grad school. I call myself a writer, and some days, when I’m feeling serious, I think of myself as a scholar.

I also consider myself fortunate to have peers who believe in the value of “open scholarship” – that is, we share our work online (mostly via our blogs) in ways that bypass the paywalls of the academic publishing industry. I’d like to place the emphasis in my talk today on that adjective “indie” rather than on the hyphenated phrase “ed-tech.” Classes: Learn from the world's best instructors in 1000+ classes. Open Education Week. Exam by Wikipedia replaces ‘increasingly unappealing’ essays. Many academics spend their time telling students not to use Wikipedia in their coursework, but one university has taken a different approach.

Exam by Wikipedia replaces ‘increasingly unappealing’ essays

Lecturers on some modules at the University of Sydney are setting students the task of editing and authoring entries for the online encyclopedia instead of getting them to sit exams or write essays. They argue that using academic writing as a default assessment task is “unimaginative and increasingly unappealing for both staff and students”, especially when digital literacy is now a key requirement in the workplace. In contrast, the academics believe that learners will put more effort into a task if they know that it will have a lifespan and readership online, and if the audience for it can be measured.

Rebecca Johinke, a senior lecturer in Sydney’s English department, said that staff were motivated to experiment with Wikipedia by the sight of marked essays being left uncollected by students who were apparently uninterested in academics’ feedback. Unsolicited Advice: Five Tips for Teaching – David Croteau. Everyone loves a listicle, right?

Unsolicited Advice: Five Tips for Teaching – David Croteau

No? Oh well, I was writing up some concluding thoughts for our faculty Online Learning Experience and I found myself jotting down brief notes on key ideas I hoped they’d take away from the experience. It turned into a combination of things I’ve learned in my time as part of ALT Lab and from my longer career teaching–much of which is applicable to all forms of teaching. I’m sure there are other items that could be added (feel free to do so) but, at the moment, this strikes me as not a bad start. Nothing particularly original or profound; just a little reminder of some basics. Explore the unique possibilities of the web; don’t try to imitate a face-to-face course.

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