12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That Are Most Exciting Right Now Well, it's that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, and they can also help us reflect and assess. One list I really enjoy putting together as we head into a new academic year is an updated look at which educational uses of technology have shown the most promise over the last year. Which tools and techniques most excite me as I look forward to another year of striving for continuous improvement as a teacher, technologist, and #edtech advocate? And as different technology uses take the spotlight, which of them are standing out a little less?
A Brief Review of All Comic Books Teaching Statistics Rasmus Bååth and Christian Robert Being more or less an autodidact when it comes to statistics, I have a weak spot for books that try to introduce statistics in an accessible way. I have therefore collected what I believe are all books that introduce statistics using comics (at least those written in English). Except for including comics, these four books (yes, there are four) have in common that they assume no previous experience in statistics and are mostly focused on classical null hypothesis significance testing. Where they differ, and here they differ a lot, is in how well they explain the material. The best book is a real class act while one almost seems to be written to confuse.
E-Learning 3.0: Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, and AI The concept of e-Learning 2.0 has become well established and widely accepted. Just like how e-Learning 2.0 replaced its predecessor, we are again on the verge of a transformation. Both previous generations of e-Learning (1.0 and 2.0) closely parody the prevalent technologies available in their kin Web versions (1.0 and 2.0, respectively). In order to acquire a better perspective to assess what technologies will be available in the Web 3.0 and therefore e-Learning 3.0, we take a historical glance at the previous generations of e-Learning and theWeb. We then survey some existing predictions for e-Learning 3.0 and finally provide our own.
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know.
On Pi Day, a serving of why we need math Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:08 AM By Darren Glass On Saturday, our Facebook feeds will be peppered with references to Pi Day, a day of celebration that has long been acknowledged by math fans and that Congress recognized in 2009. Every high schooler learns that pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and that its decimal expansion begins 3.14 and goes on infinitely without repeating.
- Maker Space In Education Series: 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom 0 Comments August 13, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Aug 10 Written by: 8/10/2014 6:38 PM ShareThis What's the best teaching method? Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, the teachers reported that much of China’s success came from teaching methods the UK has been moving away from for the past 40 years. The Chinese favour a “chalk and talk” approach, whereas countries such as the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have been moving away from this direct form of teaching to a more collaborative form of learning where students take greater control.
20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use. Great Websites to Download Ebooks FreeBookSpot What Sir Ken Got Wrong “We are educating people out of their creativity” Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas on education are not only impractical; they are undesirable. If you’re interested in education, at some point someone will have sent you a link to a video by Sir Ken Robinson, knighted for services to education in England in 2003.