Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Gone but Not Forgotten Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement Critical Issue: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement Contents Issue Context
Learning Design toolbox This Cloudscape is a space to collate resources, tools, design methods and activities to enable hands on exploration, and a better understanding of Learning Design. Objects have been produced by a number of different teams working in this area. The Clouds have been catagorised to allow for 'pick 'n' mix' use (i.e. choose a template, then pick the activities that fit into that template and best meet your learning and teaching needs). Feel free to add resources, activities, tools and methods for design that you are aware of, and please name and tag them using the key below so they can be found easily. Contributing 3 objects to this resource bank makes you eligable for the OLDS-MOOC badge 'Resource Gather' (click on the badge to apply). See also:
WebQuests: Explanation What are the essential parts of a WebQuest? There are six critical components in a WebQuest: Introduction: The introduction section provides background information and motivational scenarios like giving students roles to play: "You are an underwater research scientist," or "You are an astronaut planning a trip to the moon." Interactive ICT resources for schools What2Learn provides a wealth of resources for teaching ICT as a separate subject. It will also help you to integrate ICT right across the curriculum. Designed by a winner of three national teaching awards and based on quality educational materials provided by the Pearson Publishing Group, What2Learn provides a resource that can be used in ICT lessons throughout the year and intensively at revision times. At Key Stage 4 we have many general resources to develop student understanding of ICT hardware, software, applications and theory.
Useful WebQuest Resources Site menu: Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. Smartboard in the Classroom SMART Technologies An online community for educators using SMART products. SMART Technologies Website (Download Notebook Example) (Download Notebook Example) Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools Welcome to The Xerte Project! The Xerte Project is an initiative to provide high quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around our tools. The project began in 2004 at the University of Nottingham, when work began to create a Flash-based runtime engine that would help the in-house multimedia development team speed up the development of interactive learning materials, and provide a platform for re-using good solutions to common problems that developers were typically solving every time they began a new project. Accessibility, in particular, can be a difficult issue for content developers, and an early goal was to provide the very best support for high levels of native accessibility.
Internet Scavenger Hunts To make it easier for teachers to search our archive of Internet Scavenger Hunts, we have reorganized them by month. Click a month below for Internet Scavenger Hunts that are appropriate for that month. Click the "Anytime Scavenger Hunts" link to search out Internet Scavenger Hunts that might be used at any time during the year. (Note: We are aware that some of these scavenger hunts include inactive links. We are repairing those links as we find replacements, but we advise you to check each hunt's links before using the activity with your students.) Internet Scavenger Hunts for...
Best tools and practices for concept mapping Last summer my interest in concept mapping was renewed when I read How Learning Works by Susan Ambrose et al.. At several points in the book they encourage higher educators to use concept maps. It has taken me a while to follow up but, with a little help from the POD List, here we go. Smart Strategies for Student Success Even students who’ve had years of active involvement in learning activities don’t automatically use strategies that best foster learning. However, working smarter through the use of specific success strategies can have a profound influence on learning outcomes. In this article, we share practical strategies teachers can use with students to help them learn smarter and with greater independence.
Education The Henry Ford is a Legendary Place Huge and inspiring, it's filled with an unparalleled collection of over 26 million artifacts cataloging the human stories that make up American History. It's a place where students can come face-to-face with the tales of the inventors, scientists and social visionaries who steered and are steering America into a place of global pre-eminence. Camtasia Studio, Screen Recorder Software, Product Tour Camtasia Studio Features Top New Features TechSmith Fuse TechSmith Fuse, our new mobile app, makes it simple to get exactly what you need from your devices into your projects. Send your photos and videos straight from your mobile device into Camtasia’s media bin. A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles September 10, 2014 During the first month of the new school year, teachers get to know their students in terms of their learning levels, where they are at with their learning, their strengths and weaknesses, and, most importantly, their learning styles. I emphasized the last point because it is the key to a successful learning journey for students. When teachers identify the plurality of the learning styles in their classes they become in a better position to cultivate a learning environment where every student have their share in the learning taking place in class.