Your ds106 Handbook #ds106 is #4life Here is your guide to ds106. Study it closely. 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher Recent technological advances have affected many areas of our lives: the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, and, of course, teach. Along with that, those advances necessitated an expansion of our vocabulary, producing definitions such as digital natives, digital immigrants, and, the topic of this post -- "21st-century teacher." As I am writing this post, I am trying to recall if I ever had heard phrases such as "20th-century teacher" or "19th-century teacher."
Research and Citation If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map. Conducting Research These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. Beijing is embarrassed about unruly Chinese tourists and plans to ‘publicly shame’ them Chinese tourists pose in front of Buckingham Palace in London. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) On Friday, Chinese state media reported that Beijing was taking new measures to combat a growing problem: the embarrassing behavior of Chinese tourists when abroad. After a spate of incidents involving Chinese nationals abroad, Li Jinzao, head of China's National Tourism Administration, was reported to have said that records would be kept of problem tourists, with tourists "ranked" on the severity of their misbehavior. These tourists would receive messages reminding them to behave when they landed at their destination.
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Use the table below to sort sites by name, category, or recognition year. Choose the desired sort by clicking the tab at the bottom of the table. Find free images online! Images are an important part of the creative side of any educators’s work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sources to recommend to students. It’s not just about copyright – its about being practical, and showing students the wonderful world of possibilities beyond Google images or taking anything they find that is not actually in the public domain – a vital point as more students and teachers move into online environments of blogs, wikis and more. Including images with postings enriches the experience for the reader and can also help to illustrate or support the writer’s viewpoint. Flickr is my top favourite which also has an advanced search option.
PowerPoint Is Evil Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely. Imagine a widely used and expensive prescription drug that promised to make us beautiful but didn't. Instead the drug had frequent, serious side effects: It induced stupidity, turned everyone into bores, wasted time, and degraded the quality and credibility of communication. These side effects would rightly lead to a worldwide product recall. Data.gov in the Classroom - Data.gov Learning to understand and analyze data is a key step in becoming a critical thinker. For our nation’s youth to reach their full potential, they need tools, resources, and opportunities. Here at Data.gov, we create the opportunities for learning, challenges for innovation, and resources for exploring the nation and the world. Using Data.gov in the classroom? Created a cool app?
Africans in Guangzhou: Opportunities & Discrimination From NetEase, QQ, & ifeng: In Guangzhou, there are about 200,000 Africans, increasing 30-40% every year. The locals believe their language skills are very poor, but they have very nimble business minds; Locals believe they are undisciplined and unorganized, but their religion and groups are extremely cohesive; They, in Guangzhou, have built the largest African community in Asia. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 Science 360 by the National Science Foundation Level: ALL (grades K-12)Platform: iOS Website Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text. There is new content added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Teachers can email image and videos to integrate into lesson planning.