Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as their rankings on the list 2007-2015) – as displayed on the web pageskey features together with screenshot(s)links to useful free guides and resources
Why Teachers Should Use Twitter I was talking with a colleague earlier this week...ok, more like gushing to my colleague about the amazing resource that is Twitter. Seriously. As a 21st century educator, you really need to embrace Twitter. Why do I (and so many others in the education world) love Twitter so much as a teacher, you ask? Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects Posted by Bill Ferriter on Wednesday, 08/27/2014 Just getting back to school with your students? Interested in trying to pull off a classroom blogging project this year? Then these three tips -- based on almost ten years of trying to make blogging a part of the work that my students do in the classroom -- might be useful to you: Tip One: Create ONE Cause-Driven Classroom Blog A lesson that I learned early in my work with blogs is that they are far more vibrant -- and attract far more attention -- when they are updated regularly.
Chatter : LANGUAGE ARTS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK Ms. Kimberly Bondeson would like to recognize two of her students, Charles Dalon and Josh Tanner, for their outstanding work with poetry. The assignment was twofold: Write an anaphora (the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses) poem that shows your reaction to the novel Night by Weisel, and, write an original anaphora poem. Here are the details of the assignment: Now that you have learned about anaphora and have seen an example of how it can be used, it is time to try your hand at using this device in an original poem. You can approach this assignment in one of two ways.
10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen Summary: Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not specific usability guidelines. Visibility of system status 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow by Dr. Justin Marquis Remixing the curriculum – compiling resources from a variety of sources such as free online texts, proprietary information from publishers, and self-created media such as podcasts – is starting to push its way into K-12 and higher education.
The Disruption of Blended Learning Ed Tech Trends | Q&A The Disruption of Blended Learning Blended learning isn't like other technology-driven movements in education. It isn't about supporting current instructional models. 10 Best Plagiarism Checker Online - TechCricklets Plagiarism is a common problem for publisher, writers, and webmasters. While writing a particular topic it is very easy to use the text as used by other sites, but it gives birth to the plagiarism. Below are some best plagiarism checker online that can help you identifying copied content. Plagiarism means copying any other person text, or document and later publish it with your own name. It also violates copyright law and is a matter of serious offenses that can harm your website online which eventually results in loss of business in one way or the other. To check who is copying your articles or content, plagiarism checking tools are very useful.
Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners Knowledge about how the brain works can make a big difference when confronting difficult learning situations. If you have a growth mindset and are aware of the ability to improve oneself, a challenge can be welcome (versus those with a fixed mindset who are averse to the failures a challenge may bring). Stanford University professor of psychology Carol Dweck, who has been leading the research in this field, discusses “The power of believing that you can improve” in this TED talk.
Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters? : NPR Ed "I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It's a two-semester course." "She's a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.