Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media Jump to Navigation Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media How do you convince your admins that social & digital media access and integration is a worthwhile investment? About This Speaker danah boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research; a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University; a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School; a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on how young people use social media as part of their everyday practices, and she helped co-author the book Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out .
Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education We are at the dawn of an era in which educators have the potential to harness technology to produce a step change in student achievement. Although visionaries have been promising for years that technology would transform primary and secondary education—and despite the billions of dollars spent networking schools and equipping them with computers and other devices—the actual impact on student outcomes to date has been disappointing. Even where educators have succeeded in introducing devices and software into the classroom, they’ve often failed to leverage that new technology to improve student performance.
Virtual Design Center Main | Principle: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 Principle 11: Assessment should be designed to examine and foster inquiry, collaboration, and understanding in science learning Eddy Y.C. Lee, Carol K.K. Chan, & Jan van Aalst The original paper, entitled “Students Assessing Their Own Knowledge Advances in a Knowledge-building Environment,” was presented at the 2005 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Open Source Integrations BigBlueButton has been integrated into other Open Source Projects. Moodle The Moodle activity module allows you to easily create, manage and join BigBlueButton meetings from within Moodle. Working Together Is Working Smarter A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, details key findings from a nationwide survey of more than 2,400 educators representing all grade levels and subject areas. It investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration and student learning. NCLE Press Release Read an executive summary prepared by the AASL Research & Statistics Committee.
Instructional Design Models & Theories Instructional Design Models and Methods "Models, like myths and metaphors, help us to make sense of our world. Whether derived from whim or from serious research, a model offers its user a means of comprehending an otherwise incomprehensible problem. An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. HTML Links Links , otherwise known as hyperlinks DocsTeach, a Web 2.0 teaching tool supporting 21st century learning skills Address: DocsTeach allows you to locate and create interactive learning activities using primary source documents. Activity templates promote historical thinking skills encouraging students to become "history detectives." This Web 2.0 teaching tool is well-designed and easy to use. It is sponsored by The Foundation for the National Archives and the National Archives. You must register to access, save, and create custom activities.
Instructional Design Models The following is a list of prescriptive instructional design models. Prescriptive models provide guidelines or frameworks to organize and structure the process of creating instructional activities. These models can be used to guide your approach to the art or science (your choice) of instructional design. The following are commonly accepted prescriptive design models: Cognitive Domain (Benjamin Bloom) Affective Domain (David Krathwohl) Psycho-motor Domain (Elizabeth Jane Simpson) What a Web Designer Should Learn from Steve Jobs Recently, Steve Jobs announced that he has given up the CEO position from Apple but many people didn’t notice that he said he will continue to work in the company, believing that Steve Jobs have quit his soul project. I am sure that Apple will develop Steve ideas and his amazing vision won’t be ignored by the new CEO. Talking about Apple, the no. 1 company in the world, this is in fact the story of a single, but amazing individual, Steve Jobs. Along time he has created this brand, was forced to abandon it and a few years after, Apple was managed again by him. The second mandate was one that will enter into the history, the “iproducts” being turned into a nice reality.
A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources "There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015." What is a makerspace? You’ve no doubt been hearing that word more than a few times over the past several years.
3 Ways E-Learning Will Look Different in 2013 Remember what it was like to be little? To be just another kid hanging out in the neighborhood and dreaming about what the future would look like? Yeah, those were the days. I don’t know about you, but I was pretty sure that the Jetsons were on to a thing or two! Well my friends, the future is now.