5 Things That Should Be Taught in Every School Let’s be honest: our education system is fucked. I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now. And pretty much any basic scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube. Ramsey Musallam 3 rules to spark learning Talk Video TED.com I teach chemistry. (Explosion) All right, all right.So more than just explosions,chemistry is everywhere.Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing outjust doing this over and over?Some people nodding yes.Recently, I showed this to my students,and I just asked them to try and explain why it happened.The questions and conversations that followedwere fascinating.Check out this video that Maddiefrom my period three class sent me that evening.
FAQs Table of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry [INFOGRAPHIC] Cliche but true: Social media is changing the way we communicate. From the layman users to businesses, almost everyone is part of the online social ecosystem. Now, the education industry seems to be picking pace as things are getting social in schools and universities. Lectures in the form of online videos and podcasts are getting common nowadays. So as using Skype, Twitter and Facebook as a platform to discuss and share classroom materials.
IPad = Flipped Classroom Made Easy Yes, the Flipped Classroom (Video lessons watched before class time) is a fashionable topic but whilst there’s still chalk-and-talk together with standardised testing I feel I must continue to push it. And no, it’s not just chalk-and-talk in disguise. It creates a whole new learning environment for the student. I haven’t taught a whole class for 6 months! Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice. The Johns Hopkins School of Education does not vet or endorse any information contained on the New Horizons website. Information posted on New Horizons prior to January 1, 2014 can be repurposed as long as the repurposing party provides attribution to the original author of the material being used. Information posted on New Horizons after January 1, 2014 is considered open access information and can be repurposed without attribution to the original author. In all cases, attribution should be given to the New Horizons website.
WATI.org : Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative Below are a number of links outside the WATI website. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, as there are many other sites that have more extensive lists of links. These are just a few that the WATI consultants like. The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) website includes the work done to date to develop a comprehensive set of quality indicators for effective assistive technology services by school districts. NATE -- the National Assistive Technology in Education Network -- brings together information from the many fields and disciplines that are involved in assistive technology services in educational settings. www.natenetwork.org. Communicator Feature Comparison from Enabling Devices.
McGraw-Hill & Kno Offer A Peek Into The Future Of Textbooks: They’re Dynamic, Vocal, Adaptive & Bring Stats To Studying For many startups, creating the educational platform (and learning experience) of the future began with reinventing the presentation, distribution — really, the essence — of educational content. And what is the most familiar package for that content? The good ole textbook, in all its rigid and bulky glory. As such, startups like Kno, Inkling and Boundless have been helping to make textbooks and learning content digital, interactive and personalized. Of course, generally speaking, these startups have had to fight tooth and nail against the incumbents of the space — the controllers of content — the big, bad publishers.
Conversation: Imagination in Education This week, the Lincoln Center Institute in New York is holding what it bills as the “first national conference focused on making imagination an integral part of American education.” I spoke to its director, Scott Noppe-Brandon, earlier this week: 49806Conversation: Imagination in EducationThis week, the Lincoln Center Institute in New York is holding what it bills as the "first national conference focused on making imagination an integral part of American education." Jeffrey Brown talks to its director, Scott Noppe-Brandon.2011-07-22 15:37:00disabled2066015187ck4bzk8xsycfalse
Hot Potatoes Home Page News - 12/06/2013 Dr. Stan Bogdanov has published Hacking Hot Potatoes: The Cookbook, available in paperback, PDF and ePub format. Check it out! 9 ways to make education fit for the 21st century By 2040, many of the children born this year will be joining the workforce. The world they find will be very different from ours today. How we work and live will be shaped by artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, synthetic biology and many other emerging technologies. Education is key if we are to prepare students for the world of work, but are our education systems ready? In this time of fast-paced digital change, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, we need innovative places of learning that can provide the next generation with the skills of the future.
4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education. This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how either might actually empower learning. Instead of having more technology as a goal, we should have more human interaction, personalization, access, and content mastery as the goals, and then think about what tools can get us there. The 18th century Prussians were one of the first societies to think about truly public education—making (relatively) high-quality education available, for free, to most anyone. Horace Mann helped bring a similar model to the U.S. in the mid-1800s, and it provided similar benefits: public education for all. But the Prussian model had its tradeoffs.
K-12 Distance Learning and Blended Learning: Trends on the Rise? Blended learning is on the rise and being used more than online learning in some countries around the world. According to iNACOL, blended learning is described as a mode that supports in-class activities for students in an actual classroom whereas online learning occurs entirely outside of the classroom and entails no physical student presence at all. Check out this infographic from onlineschools.com.