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Terms of Use Agreement. This Agreement was last revised on January 2, 2012 Welcome to the online service of Open Culture, LLC.

Terms of Use Agreement

(“Open Culture,” “we,” or “us”). This page explains the terms by which you may use Open Culture’s online and/or mobile services and web sites (collectively the “Service”). Online Diagram and Flowchart Software. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016?

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. Make a stunning animated video. In minutes. 32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015. Want to be a better student?

32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015

There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While… IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1.

IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While…

Learning is fundamentally social. While learning is about the process of acquiring knowledge, it actually encompasses a lot more. Successful learning is often socially constructed and can require slight changes in one’s identity, which make the process both challenging and powerful. Making Friends With Failure. No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it.

Making Friends With Failure

But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education. A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education by TeachThought Staff Transparency in education is important for a variety of reasons.

A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education

Project Based Learning. Coached Through College: Professional Motivators Decrease Dropout Rates. When she became the first person in her family to graduate from college, Virginia Hughes invited the three people she credited most with getting her to that milestone: her mother, her grandmother and a retired hospital administrator named Laura Harrill.

Coached Through College: Professional Motivators Decrease Dropout Rates

Even though she’d been a perfect stranger until Hughes’s senior year in high school, Harrill helped her navigate the shoals of paperwork, financial issues and personal dramas that prevent many students from ever getting into, let alone completing, college. “I consider her an extension of my family,” said Hughes, of Maryville, Tenn., who graduated from Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare. Original Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine 2006, Vol. 28, No. 8 , Pages 717-722 (doi:10.1080/01421590601105645)

Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare

Self-regulated learnning. Research on Mobile Learning Practice in Higher Education. By Baiyun Chen and Aimee Denoyelles, instructional designers at the University of Central Florida Key Takeaways A university-wide survey on students’ mobile learning practices showed that ownership of mobile devices is high among students and that tablets are the most popular devices for academic purposes.The survey also found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors.To improve mobile learning effectiveness, students and instructors need help adopting more effective learning and teaching practices across content areas.

Research on Mobile Learning Practice in Higher Education

Mobile technologies are playing an increasingly important role in college students’ academic lives. Devices such as smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers connect users to the world instantly, heightening access to information and enabling interactivity with others. The popularity of mobile technologies among college students is increasing dramatically. Key Issues. IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While… The Classroom Is Dead — Bright. The Classroom Is Dead What if everything about the future of school was the opposite of school?

The Classroom Is Dead — Bright

We invited Eli Horowitz and Scott Teplin to consider the school of 2050. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant in our defense of our children’s future. Genius Hour Resources. Game-based learning. Open Access Knowledge. 650 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses. Free Photos - Free Images - Free Stock Photos - FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Draw Cartoon Animals. Presentation Tools Online. Web 2.0 Araçları. Learning. IssueLab. Intute - Home. Text is Beautiful.

Jing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith. Lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing for you. Better Lessons - Free Lesson Plans. Math english language arts Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking. Web Apps, Web Technology Trends, Social Networking and Social Media. Make a slideshow with your powerpoint & web cam. Emerging Technologies in Distance Education. Instructional Technology - Home. 5 Tools & Websites for Online Teachers - Online Education Blog.

Infographs. LiveMinutes. Educational Discourse. Recently I’ve been discussing with a number of educators different tools that teachers can use with students or on their own for learning, sharing, and collaboration. There are many websites that do a tremendous job of exploring different tools that teachers can access like TeachThought, freetech4teachers , edutopia, edudemics and many more. There are also many educators that have great resources for specific apps/tools like Evernote and EduClipper where you can get great information about how to use these tools in the classroom.

With that being the case, I don’t usually write about tools too much. However, I have been using a specific tool for curating items from the web for a number of years now and thought it would be worth sharing. Public Data Explorer. Interactive maps and visualizations. 4 tools for spicing up lectures. Directory of Learning & Performance Tools. Online Teaching Manual. Instructional Designer Curriculum Developer Online English Instructor Online Music Instructor Online Humanities Instructor. VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud.

Real Time Search - Social Mention. Stop Motion Central - Free Animation Software for Stop Motion. WeVideo - Online Video Creation. PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software.