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Library Spot. GC3 Dr. Seuss Wkshop. How to Upload Print Books to Evernote. SparkNotes: Today's Most Popular Study Guides. Effective Technology Integration. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go.

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT

Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching. Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology. Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology.

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. I remember some of the first technologies I used with students were a TV/VCR, cassette recorders, cameras, polaroids, large video cameras, large desktop computers, microscopes, telescopes, the Internet, a transparency projector, and a video projector. Survival Tips for Integrating Technology in Classes. Create Infographics online.

Handbook of Positive Psychology. Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. 4 Simple Steps to e-Learning Design: Action Mapping by Cathy Moore. Whether you’re just getting started designing e-Learning courses or are an experienced e-Learning developer, it’s always beneficial to explore new design models and methods to expand your content and discover new possibilities for your courses.

4 Simple Steps to e-Learning Design: Action Mapping by Cathy Moore

One interesting and popular model for many instructional designers is Cathy Moore’s “Action Mapping,” outlined on her “Cathy Moore Let’s save the world from boring elearning!” Blog. Moore indicates the goal of this model is to help you “change what people do, not just what they know” with “action-packed materials that are 100% dedicated to improving business performance.” Rather than including loads of information and tossing in a quick quiz, Moore claims that Action Mapping results in real actions, rather than merely delivering information. Moore claims, “A tool like the action map makes everyone focus on the business reason for the project and keeps extraneous information out – it provides discipline.” 1. 2. 3. How to Build Scenarios with Action Mapping and Lectora. “Action Mapping is a way to design your e-Learning content and focuses on ‘doing’ not “knowing,” said Betty Hornor, presenter at the 2013 Lectora® User Conference.

How to Build Scenarios with Action Mapping and Lectora

It is also a great way to prevent e-Learning developers from giving their learners an information overload within their online training course. To begin to build your action map, you first should follow these four basic steps: Define your business goal Identify what learners must do to accomplish their goal Select what activities will help Pinpoint what content is really, really crucial Here is an example from Hornor’s presentation of an action map: How to Engage Learners with Scenario-based Learning by Hans Kövi & Kasper Spiro. “There are numerous ways to design an SBL, and how you design it depends on a number of factors.

How to Engage Learners with Scenario-based Learning by Hans Kövi & Kasper Spiro

The educational level, the learning topic, and of course the available budget are important variables. But no matter how you design scenario-based learning, you can use it for situations that include medical training, sales training, and compliance training.” The demand for scenario based-learning (SBL) is growing rapidly. SBL is now the most requested type of eLearning among our customers. The Basics of Scenario-Based e-Learning. In this post, I will walk you through the various aspects of scenario-based eLearning, so that you can design eLearning courses which not only keep the learners motivated and engaged, but provide them with the best possible educational experience that effectively enhances their skill sets and/or knowledge base.

The Basics of Scenario-Based e-Learning

There are a myriad of instructional design theories and models to choose from when creating eLearning courses. In fact, selecting the one that fits your students’ or employees’ needs can often be a challenging task. Scenario Based Learning. Building Scenarios for E-Learning. Generally you have two types of courses.

Building Scenarios for E-Learning

Some are all about pushing information out to the learners. And some focus on changing behavior and performance. Both have their roles in the world of elearning. Performance-based courses are easier to assess because you can measure performance before and after. Information-based courses are a bit more challenging because it’s hard to see whether people use the information if it’s not tied to performance. How to Build Scenarios with Action Mapping and Lectora. Building Scenario–Based e-Learning Courses. Are you looking for a new way to present content to your learners instead of just pushing out an information-based e-Learning course?

Building Scenario–Based e-Learning Courses

Using scenarios is a great way to get your learners to pull course content while presenting them with real-life workplace situations. Even though building scenarios can take a bit more time, there are a few ways you can easily get started! But some of you may be wondering: what is a scenario? Article - Using Scenario-Based Questions as an Assessment Tool (Resources) By Will Thalheimer, PhDNOVEMBER 12, 2013 Introduction In my first article in this series, I described the research-based support for the power of scenario-based questions.

Article - Using Scenario-Based Questions as an Assessment Tool (Resources)

You can access that article by clicking here. In the second article, I shared tips on how to write great scenarios. Article - The Power of Scenario-Based Questions (Resources) Article - Secrets to Writing Great Scenarios (Resources) By Will Thalheimer, PhDOCTOBER 15, 2013 Introduction In my first article in this series, I described the research-based support for the power of scenario-based questions.

Article - Secrets to Writing Great Scenarios (Resources)

You can access that article by clicking here. Not Just Learning Objectives Typically, as instructional designers, the first thing we do after performing a training needs analysis is create a list of learning objectives. Article - The Power of Scenario-Based Questions (Resources) Dr. Will Thalheimer - Situation‐Based Learning Design. Dr. Will Thalheimer - Simulations that Work: What the Research Says... Top 20 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites of 2013. What are some of the best and popular Social Bookmarking Websites in 2013?

Top 20 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites of 2013

Social bookmarking is not a new phenomena, it has been around for sometime. Some old sites have died down, other new have come recently and got popular among users. In this blog we are sharing some of the latest and happening Bookmarking sites of 2013. A social bookmarking service is a centralized online service which enables users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents. In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember or share. This list is hand crafted and working 100% as of December 2013.

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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes, and it is FREE! A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers. May 8, 2014 Since the introduction of add-ons to Google Drive a few weeks ago, I tried several of these extensions on my Google Drive and I am really impressed by the great service some of them offer. Guided Reading in Google Apps for Education. This week I am giving some guest bloggers the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences. This is a post from Trevor Krikst. The ability to link various documents within Google Apps makes it ideal for a digital Guided Reading program. Bringing Guided Reading into the Google realm has made it simple for me to consolidate my plans, texts, student work, and assessment into one location.

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Whiteboard for Skype. 20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools. Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. Talks at Google. Lessons Worth Sharing. Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. Education Category. TeacherTube - Teach the World. Lesson Plan Search – Google in Education. Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Other Resources for Teachers. Lesson Plan Search – Google in Education. Browse our Products for Online Course Design. 6 Questions You Should Ask Before Designing Virtual Classroom Training. Often when someone comes to me with questions about how they should design content and interactivity for training delivered in the live virtual classroom, my answer is “it depends.” Much to their disappointment, there is no simple response.

How To Videos. Free Technology for Teachers. A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers. Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Other Resources for Teachers. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware.

Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless pun intended! Video Dictionary. Videos By Topic. Get popular free downloadable tools to use in the classroom.

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Legal Music For Videos. Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. CC offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Watch free documentary films & videos. Videos.

Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. 100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012) How to search Google Educational Videos. A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers. Guided Reading in Google Apps for Education. Google Developers Educational Materials. Integrating with Google Classroom and Apps for Education Over 40 million students and teachers around the world use Google Apps for Education to communicate and work together, and Classroom is the newest GAFE tool that turns Docs and Drive into mission control for students and teachers. Here are integration possibilities: Google Tutorials. Google Sites for Teachers 2012. In Education. How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive.

Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name. Some digital habits die hard, and in my case I find it’s still kicking as I continue to call it by its former name. I am one of the stragglers here. 25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher.

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