Alice Support/Help / Alice 3_1 FAQ This page will continue to be updated. Any suggestions for questions to be included are welcome. Send your thoughts to Suggestions Can iPads help achieve a state of Flow? I’ve just had the pleasure of being inspired by Keryn Davis at Core Education, New Zealand. Keryn was speaking to a selected group of talented NZ teachers and the not quiet as talented me, who are all carrying out research projects on teaching and learning in 2015. Keryn spoke to us about the power of play in schools and used research and her own data to convince all of us that this was a significant issue for educators to explore. Starting with the work of Lev Vygotsky, Keryn highlighted that people naturally stretch themselves during play. Vygotsky said: “In play, a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behaviour; in play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.”
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data. Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that’s not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out.
The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find.
7 differences between mind map and Learning Map There is no difference, you are going to say. But there is. The main difference is that mind maps are all designed for presenting the idea or organizing/planning things together, thus all features are subjected to those needs, although you can use mind mapping tools for variety of different purposes depending on your creativity. Using The Power Of Curation To Bolster Your Brand When you watch a TED video, you’re in for a remarkable journey. Each presenter has been discovered, considered, and carefully programed into a collection of unique intellectual explorations. Long before the word was part of daily conversation, the process of selecting and programing TED was described by the conferences chief organizer as Curation. TED’s curation journey has been a remarkable one–from what was once a private event attended by hundreds, to what is now a rich public collection of curated content that is shared widely through its website, YouTube, ABC News, NPR and media partners around the world. TED–for which my company, Magnify.net, powers video curation–has shared its content and even its brand with a rapidly growing audience. Using the wisdom of the crowd and the passion to program local TED events, TED three years ago launched TEDx–community-curated events that can license the TED brand if they follow a guidebook of policies and practices.
Twine Share: Website: twinery.orgDescription: A wonderful download which allows users to create interactive non-linear stories which allow the reader to make choices about how the plot unfolds.Category: Digital & Web Tools > Computer Game Builders & ProgrammingEnglish > Stories Resources, Book Makers & Ebooks Other Links in This Section The student Voice: Our Survey, part 5 – Common Practices That Don’t Work One question from our student survey that generated very specific and (I think) helpful responses was: What is a very common teacher practice that occurs all the time in class but just does not work for you? Here is a representative sample of the responses: Taking notes of the projector and it doesn’t work because it doesn’t help me to understand and take it in if I am just mindlessly writing down notesReading to me does not work for me.just taking notes and listening to lectures.
A Manifesto for Building Relationships in the Digital Era inShare799 Not too long ago, my dear friend Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) and I set out to explore a new world of visual communication that combined an intentional form of written storytelling illustrated through clever yet pithy cartoons. That work was originally brought to life in #WTF (What’s the Future of Business).
A New Google Docs Feature Ideal for Collaborative Writing in Class September 5, 2015 One of the best features that mark Google Docs as a powerful collaborative writing platform is the ‘revision history’. Using ‘revision history’ allows you to see all the changes you or others working with you on the same document have made. All portions of text that have been added to the document are highlighted in a different colour. Omitted text is displayed with a strikethrough. Two days ago, Google released a new collaborative feature called ‘See new changes’. As of right now, this feature works only on Docs and is not yet available for Spreadsheets and Presentations.
8 things we can't accept in education We can't accept what's been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can't ignore the changes that are happening all around us, and as such there must be corresponding changes in education. We can't accept not teaching the 'whole' child. More and more frequently our students are entering our schools with needs that extend far beyond just 'learning.' In order for education to be successful, we can't ignore the external factors that play a critical role in what we do in education.
Hackathon Event in which groups of software developers work at an accelerated pace A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest, datathon or codefest; a portmanteau of hacking marathon) is a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
5 Characteristics of a Change Agent cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by visualpanic (change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change… In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated to see the correlation between the speed of change and an individual who is “leading” the charge. The schools that have someone (or a group of people) helping to push the boundaries of what can be done in schools seem to move a lot quicker with a larger amount of “buy-in” through the process. As Malcom Gladwell describes in his book, “The Tipping Point“, he states: