Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age. EDUCAUSE takeaway #1 - Google/Pearson LMS partnership? Not so much. "The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image). " Interactive Teaching and Learning. EducationalTechnology. Technology And The Classroom. N Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.
Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world – other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups by the time we are ten. Social argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. Via Howard Rheingold. Vodcasting and flipped classroom. The Flipped Classroom. As I describe in The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, I believe, as Chris Dede does, that the problem with the flipped classroom is that the major focus is on the didactic presentation of information, that it is still at the center of the learning experience.
The flipped classroom, given that is currently getting so much press, provides an opportunity to change the paradigm of learning, whereby learning–by-doing, the experiences along with the understanding and application of those experiences become core to the learning process. SPINNING WEB 2.0 INTO THE CLASSROOM. The Best Of Web 2.0. Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.
I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it. Moodle and Web 2.0. “The majority of the time, your audience won’t be Internet savvy.
Converting your presentation to a movie format is an effective and easy way to ensure that your presentation remains intact and your audience sees exactly what you want them to see. This type of file is accepted by most computers and can be saved to multiple devices such as a CD or DVD, USB flashdrive, or you can even upload it to a website like Youtube.com or Facebook. In addition, you don’t have to worry about what version of PowerPoint your audience has, missing fonts, etc.”
Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Educators. Learning with technologies. Virtually Educated. The 21st Century Educator. 21st Century Education for 21st Century Educators. On education. Description by Graphite What's It Like?
"Thimble is an online webpage editor and set of remixable projects designed to help kids learn how to write the Web. As part of Mozilla's Webmaker project, Thimble displays two windows at once to show kids how the code they write creates the webpage they see on a browser. As kids edit code in the left-side window, the changes they make to things like color, font, and images immediately take effect on the right. Thimble projects featured on the Webmaker homepage are great for beginners and experienced programmers alike.
Is It Good For Learning? "Because it's designed to show kids how what they do changes how their webpages look, Thimble a great way to learn code, web design, and problem-solving skills. Via Jim Lerman. The Cautiously Progressive Educator. Educommunication. "Rumeurs, 'on-dit', détournements politiques… Les arcanes du Web laissent le profane sceptique, incapable de démêler le vrai du faux.
Après le scandale Prism, a-t-on vraiment encore une vie privée en ligne ? Et qui nous surveille : les gouvernements ou les entreprises ? EducationStuff. Educational technology for teachers. Digital presentations in education.