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Most people think that PowerPoint is just for presentations that put you to sleep. In fact, it’s a very versatile tool and fairly easy to get a lot out of, despite seeming a little scary at first glance. Here I’ll show you how to create two simple PowerPoint games. Hidden Pictures I made this example a while ago, and if I did it again I’d probably use # eltpics !
Learning Technology Research Keynote Speech delivered to the National Czech Teachers Conference University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic May 20, 2000 Abstract In this age of rapid change and uncertainty, there is one thing of which we can be certain - teachers will need to adapt to change if they are to survive and keep pace with new methods and technologies.
Computational Thinking (CT) is a set of habits of mind people use to generalize and solve problems -- finding patterns, abstraction, automation, analysis. CT led to the development of computers and applying the power of computing and thus the ability to crunch lots of data (numeric, textual, image) systematically and efficiently to solve problems and increase understanding and innovation in all disciplines in which data are used. In the history of Science, first there was observation (van Leeuwenhoek's "little animalcules"); then there was simple experimentation (one variable, one trial); then there was sophisticated experimentation (multiple variables, independent replication, statistical analysis). Now, thanks to the power of computational thinking and computers, we have an additional set of tools: simulation, modeling, and data mining.
Last night I read and posted the clip on ' 21 Things That Became Obsolete in the Last Decade '. Well, just for kicks, I put together my own list of '21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020'. 1.
Part 10 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011 series On a personal note: I started 2011 as a (consumer, Web) technology blogger -- one that, much to the consternation of her editors, wanted to write about education technology. "No one cares about ed-tech," I was repeatedly told.
+ Share this In January 2012, Latitude Research completed a multi-phase innovation study (published in collaboration with LEGO® Learning Institute and Project Synthesis ), Robots @ School , asking kids across the world to illustrate and write a story that answers this question: “What would happen if robots were a part of your everyday life—at school and beyond?” Download the study summary (PDF) here .
On January 19, 2012, Apple announced the availability of iBooks 2, an iOS app, and iBooks Author, a MacOS X application. These two free applications compliment one another. One creates interactive, rich media eTextbooks (iBooks Author) and the other enables those eTextbooks to be read on an iPad (iBooks 2). Actually, their repertoire goes well beyond eTextbooks to include picture books, art catalogs, cookbooks, travelogues and so on.
by Maria Popova Disclosing 736 daily pieces of self, or what we talk about when we talk about privacy. We’ve already explored the physical underbelly of the Internet , but what happens to the actual data that it digests? 28,000 MMS messages — multimedia pieces of communication like photos, videos, and voice communication — are sent into the world every second, and cell phone companies record much of the metadata that travels with them, like location, identity of the receiver, amount of data transferred, and the cost of the transmission.
Text článku: Derek Wenmoth je ředitelem eLearningu v CORE Education , což je nezisková organizace na mezinárodní úrovni se zabývající pedagogickým výzkumem pocházející z Christchurchu na Novém Zélandu. Má rozsáhlé zkušenosti v oboru vzdělávání, neboť působil v jeho nejrůznějších oblastech. Pracoval jako učitel a ředitel základní a střední školy, zabýval se dalším vzděláváním učitelů, zastával funkci na ministeriu školství. Nyní je prezidentem Asociace distančního vzdělávání Nového Zélandu.
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by Seth Odell Starting the new year off with a bang, Hack Education ‘s Audrey Watters joins the program to break down what’s in store for education technology in 2012. Covering everything from e-books to badges and gamification, Watters spills on what’s to come, as well as why we need to better evaluate the very criteria we use to evaluate #edtech success. Thanks to our Sponsors! OmniUpdate is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education.
If you thought that Google will no longer close other projects this year, you were wrong . Picnik , one of the best online photo editing service, will no longer be available starting from April 20. Until then, you can use all the features from the paid version of Picnik for free.
Try this trend out for size: Google is abandoning search (Credit: iStockphoto) There has been a huge maelstrom about Google integrating Google+ into its search links . And it all misses the point. Twitter and others are complaining that Google is throwing its massive 65 percent plus market share weight around and quashing smaller competitors.
Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you. Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. These wonderful people and this rich personal content is currently missing from your search experience.
(This is a jumble of snippets in no particular order for a post that I’m not going to get round to writing…) Ewan McIntosh’s presentation at TEDxLondon: The Problem Finders [VIDEO] All our students, their parents and the people teaching them, have been indoctrinated that is teachers who sift through all the things we can learn, find the areas worth exploring, and make up theoretical problems for students to solve. On top of this, most educators believe that it is their job to invent problems at just the right level of difficulty to appeal to every one of the 30 children in front of them. A couple of days after I saw this, John Naughton raised a similar issue at the Arcadia project review workshop – that experts and professionals are good at creating (or identifying) problems out of mess or muddle, the trick being that the problems are cast into a standard form to which known solutions/problem solving strategies can then be applied. Is this related?