Educator’s Guide to LiveBinders The way Educators teach and the way students learn has changed dramatically over the last several years. Instead of assigning worksheets, teachers are now assigning online projects that bring a richer environment of learning to the classroom. Instead of students putting together a folder with all their work and assignments to be shared with one person at a time, students are now creating e-portfolios to be shared with hundreds of people at once via social media. Education has gone digital.
How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning Studies show that focus is a key attribute for performance improvement and success in life. Yet today’s modern workplace is full of distractions, from text to tweets. Check out these effective techniques for increasing focus for adult learners participating in e-learning, classroom training, and other learning events. From nano-learning to rewards, learn how to focus attention and improve e-learning outcomes. Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence, has just written a book called Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. Goleman calls “attention” a “little-noticed and underrated mental asset,” which is essential to success in work, play, relationships, and self-awareness.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Tips to Make Engaging Presentations in Google Drive August 26, 2015 Google Slides is a powerful application that allows you to create, edit and share presentations. There are a wide variety of interesting features provided by Slides which make it an ideal presentation tool to use in class with students. First is its integration with Google Drive allowing you to not only save your presentations to the cloud and access them across different devices but it also means that you can integrate content from other apps such as Sheets, Docs, and Drawings right into your slides. The collaborative features such as co-editing and synchronous collaboration are also great for students group work. Groups of students can work on the same presentation and be able to remotely edit each others’ slides and track revision history.
Online Collaboration Project Management Software File and Content management Easily share, find and work on current documents. Comes with free file storage and integrates with: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive ¿Habla Redbooth? My Files Share your photos, videos, songs and documents safely knowing everything you store is automatically private. You decide GlobalizingGenZ Globalizing Gen Z - This site is intended to provide educators with resources to infuse their curriculum with activities and lessons to develop globally competent students. Curated by Kathy Beck, Instructional Technology Coordinator Last updated February 2015
Qute for PC/Mac Qute for PC/Mac is a text editor with Markdown and TeX support. Qute offers per paragraph preview, i.e., users can switch between editing the source and viewing a rich text rendering with typeset formulas for each paragraph separately. Qute is currently evolving to include support for user-defined markup languages and transformers via OMeta, see this post. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Sports Themed Timers: