Here are a series of tools that can be used to support reflection, with a brief discussion of the process, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals, wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.
Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning
The corridor of uncertainty: Online cheating - the discussion rolls on
The debate about cheating in online courses seems never-ending and, honestly, as long as we set assignments where the answers can easily be found on the net it's not going to go away. Tony Bates writes about the problem in a post called Tools to prevent online cheating . He refers to a recent post by Ki Mae Heussner on Gigaom , Five ways online education can keep its students honest , which lists methods to counter student cheating. These methods involve setting up web cameras to watch students as they take the test, keystroke pattern recognition, browser lockdown and anti-plagiarism software.
The technology network contains blogs covering many aspects of digital media. Photo: Alamy Andrew Tuson – an academic's view of information leadership, the IT industry and HE's role in the information industry. Benoît Guilbaud – How digital technologies influence education by a french language tutor.
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Quick question: If you wanted to make a difference in the world when you were a kid, how did you do it? For me, “making a difference” meant setting up a lemonade stand at the end of the driveway and selling Dixie cups full of sweet goodness to raise money that I would send off to the causes that I cared about. And while I really enjoyed the entire process, I didn’t make significant change in the world. There were only so many neighbors willing to buy lemonade! Even as an adult, “making a difference” usually meant delivering food to a homeless shelter or serving meals to the needy on Thanksgiving — and while both of those practices made a difference in the local community, both of those practices had a limited impact on life beyond my town’s boundaries.
Using digital tools to make a difference SmartBlogs
The 60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom - Edudemic
Teachers of the 21st century are no longer just intercepting notes as they circulate the classroom. What used to manifest as a simple distraction on a slip of paper has evolved into a tiny symphony of beeps, ring tones and vibrating phones. As technological penetration increases, cell phones are not the only things becoming smaller; cell phone users are younger, and teachers throughout the country are feeling the effects. According to TIME m agazine , “77 percent of teenagers (12-17) have [cell phones], and 75 percent of all teens text.” As cell phone use becomes more common amongst children and teens, the debate as to whether or not mobile phones should be permitted in schools has grown not only amongst teachers, but also amidst parents, administrators, policy-makers and commentators.
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Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that? Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible.
UPDATE: The Top100Tools Club opening January This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations. The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession. Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. However, what struck me when compiling the list this year (and reading many of the notes added to the individual contributors’ lists) was the huge difference between the tools that are now being used in education compared with those in workplace learning.
YouTube is working now on a new feature which would be great for us in education. The current project is called " Video Questions Editor Beta " which is a way for " multiple questions to be displayed on top of your video during playback that a viewer can answer." Can you imagine how interactive it would be able to add little quizzes to your videos for your students to work on. I am sure this will make a huge inroad in education. Just keep in mind that for you to benefit from this new feature, you need to have your own channel there which is free of course and most of you have since you have a Google account. You can access this feature through the video edit page on the the edit bar.
A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos
There is a growing fissure between what education used to be in the 20th century and what it turns out to be in the 21st century. While what students learn has remained broadly the same but the ' how ' they learn it is changing rapidly as technology advances. There emerged a transformative kind of technology which not only reshape our perceptions about instruction and teaching but also created a new learning mode easily accessible to students .
Teachers Simple Guide to Teaching with Videos
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In my new role as Lecturer in Blended Learning, a part of my role is staff development. Staff development has always been a part of my roles, both in how do you do staff development in a networked world? It was one of the big questions at the national AITD conference on training and development where I was invited to be a keynote . Much of the discussion in the keynotes and sessions where how traditional trainers/developers could adapt their traditional approaches capitalise on working and training in a networked world and in networked organisations.
One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln
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Summify - 10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education
Infographics can change the way we learn, the way we see information put in front of us. They help us digest that information and leads us to draw important conclusions more swiftly. After doing a little research online I was able to discover 10 gorgeous infographics on education that do more than simply show information, they relay it in a really potent and amazing way.
Back to School with Web 2.0: Part 3
For all of you who have been following the “Back-to-School” blog – Thank you! And finally, Part 3 of the “Back to School with Web 2.0” series is here. During the last few weeks Brian Benzinger ( http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ ) has researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today’s education and where it could be.
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Summify - Twitter a useful learning tool at Souderton Area High School for some forward-thinking teachers - Souderton Independent
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Bloapp: Create An iPhone Application For Your Blog [iPhone]
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Prototyping in eLearning
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Citation Management Tools
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Web2Access - Activities - Collaborative Writing
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Creating open educational resources
New Hampton School - Social Media Reading List
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Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information
Twitter Turns to Users to Translate Site Into More Languages
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Hi Khalaf, I created this pearl tree and either found the website online and pearled it, or found it from someone else's pearl, most likely is that I found it searching the web. But usually if for example you find a pearl, then you will get notifications when other people copy that pearl and embed it into their own pearltree, but I think also if you find someone else's pearl and put it into your own pearltree. Whatever way it's a great way to collaborate and I'm very glad to have started the pearltrees - I have it setup so that each time I find a pearl, it auto tweets to my twitter account, which is great by Feb 2
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