Book Review: Social Media for Trainers, by Jane Bozarth by Bill Brandon “On the flyleaf, the publisher suggests that, 'This book is meant primarily for trainers working in the traditional four-wall classroom environment. Those engaged in instructional design as well as those delivering instruction via virtual technologies will find information of use here.' In my opinion, that’s good, but there’s more.” One of the sure ways to start a long-lasting thread in most discussion forums or LinkedIn groups is to ask whether Twitter (or any other social medium) is useful as a channel for learning. Many of the replies in threads on this topic indicate a profound suspicion of any approach to learning that does not involve instruction by an expert, preferably in person, in a classroom. Jane Bozarth has provided a valuable resource for social media skeptics and fans alike with her new book, Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning.
Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals Timelines are incredibly powerful visual tools and can significantly enhance an eLearning experience. In this article, I'll share the top 10 free timeline creation tools so that you can create your own timelines without even touching your eLearning budget. Timelines are graphical representations of a period of time, on which important moments or events are marked alongside the dates that these events have happened. They can be vertical, comparative, interactive, in a sense that learners are required to click on the time period to know about the event and vice versa, or they can include images and graphics.
Photo Editor Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, clone, and draw on your photos. Color adjustment options include hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness. Additionally, Photo Editor offers a large variety of effects for your photos including gamma correction, auto contrast, auto tone, blur, sharpen, oil paint, sketch, black & white high contrast, sepia, and more. Vocabulary It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'Winnie-the-Pooh Welcome to EnglishClub Vocabulary! If you don't find what you want here, feel free to ask a question at our Vocabulary Help forum.
8 MS Word Templates That Help You Brainstorm & Mind Map Your Ideas Quickly We have featured quite lot of online and offline ways to brainstorm and mindmap. But when you want to jot down your ideas quickly then there’s nothing quite like a simple piece of paper and pen…or its digital equivalent – a document processor. That’s what we saw when we built a mind map in Microsoft Word. Brainstorming your ideas visually helps with clarity and allows you to connect ideas and interlink them together. Social Learning: 3 Ways Of Twitter Utilization To Support And Enhance The Impact Of Instructor-led Training New-age web-based social learning tools such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites such as YouTube, social networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIN, content aggregation and organization, such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and tagging tools as well as social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners. The utilization of micro-blogging sites like Twitter include sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted. Web 2.0 enables us to utilize the internet not only as a means of communication and a source of information, but also as a means for creating, sharing and consuming information and knowledge. Most instructors now have an easy availability of web-based tools that can help them extend and enhance learning processes. 1.
Top 90 Tips for Google Chromebook Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started! Towards the end of the list you will find tips mostly found on development channel or beta channel of Chrome OS. Introducing “An Educator’s Guide to Sketchnoting” Whenever I tell my teacher friends about my experiments here with visual note taking, most get excited for me, many end up trying out sketchnoting for themselves, and a number of them also ask about how to incorporate this skill into the classroom. To help teachers expose their students to the idea of sketchnoting, I have decided to write a guide that provides an overview of sketchnoting, explains how it can be used as a powerful learning tool, and provide suggestions for how to incorporate the teaching of this skill into classroom activities. When children first learn to write, the idea of combining words and pictures comes naturally. With time and rigid education practices, however, we lose that freedom. The activities in this guide will be designed to give that freedom back to students of all ages.
Famously good teachers Kate Zakharova| To be a good teacher Now when I'm a teacher, I often think how I look in eyes of my students. they are very different and very need to be loved and adopted by their society. Every day step by step I give them knowledge, which sometimes they don't want to take, cos now we have the Internet, we can speak using the translator, we are able to learn ourselves at home, for example, lessons by skype. Classroom Uses - Chromebook Classroom Sample Projects for the ChromebookStudents will use a variety of websites for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling allows the students to “show with they know” in a creative, digital format. Digital storytelling on the web also allows for publication and sharing of projects with a wider audience. Students plan to use Digital Storytelling for Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts and Science. A few examples of websites that allow for Digital Storytelling are listed below along with curriculum connections.Prezi: Social Studies Regions Project, End of the Year Reflections, Book ReportsAnimoto: Field Trip Pictures, Classroom Events Voicethread: Biography Poems, Small research projects, Author Studies, Poetry ShareBlabberize: Rock Research, Minnesota History research on Lumbering, Saw Milling, Farming, and Flour Milling.
Famously good learners María M. Mi mamá My mum is currently 89 years-old. Program a Friend Activity courtesy of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Vernier Technology Lab Time: 10 – 30 minutes Grade level: 1 – 8 Summary Working in pairs, students learn basic computer programming and software engineering concepts by building an obstacle course, then steering a blindfolded friend through it by using a series of commands. They re-run the maze to improve on the “program.”