Crafting a successful BYOD policy By Michael Shoaf and Dianna R. Foley Read more by Contributor October 15th, 2013 The school district purchased technology equipment that can be used daily and/or checked out for extended periods of time by students. Ice Cream Talk: Practice Nous and Verbs ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!
Higher Education MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses MOOC Providers in Alphabetical Order: Carnegie Mellon University - Open Learning - - Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative - The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education Courses - - Course subjects include Argument Diagramming, BioChemistry, Chemistry, French, Engineering Statics, Logic, Media Programming, Biology, Probability, Statistics, Speech, Statistical Reasoning, and others.Frequently Asked Questions - Sign Up - Class2Go In 2013, announced partnership/union with EdX Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research. The Class2Go platform is open-source, portable and interoperable. - A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Insight: knowledge base for new technology and education The Observatory is intended to highlight evidence in the area of innovation in education, especially: statistics evidence (e.g. Survey of Schools: ICT in Education)evidence from practice (and policy)evidence from research (e.g. literature review on the KeyCoNet project)Findings from surveys of end users in schools. European Schoolnet Observatory is primarily designed to provide evidence about the use of technology to improve teaching and learning for decision makers in Ministries of Education, practitioners in schools and other ICT in education professionals at national, regional or local level across Europe. Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? Seconds?
Why Technology Has Failed To Revolutionise Education - Total Education This Will Revolutionize Education is a video by Veritasium that has recently gone viral. Veritasium – a science video blog – produces ‘experiments, expert videos, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.’ This particular video (which is below) features Derek Muller who explains that, despite constant claims that disruptive technologies are set to revolutionise education, we haven’t actually seen any digital education revolution since before the times of Thomas Edison. Rather, what we have seen is a gradual evolution. Muller brings up multiple occasions during the 20th century where people have claimed that education was on the brink of being revolutionised.
Fun Games for Teaching English Vocbulary, Grammar, Spelling, ESL Games Memory Games This site features the best ESL concentration games to help students master English vocabulary and grammar. These vocabulary games help students develop good word recognition, listening, reading and spelling skills. Sentence Monkey This ESL activity helps students practice sentences and grammatical structures in a fun way. Students drag and drop words to finish and form correct grammatical sentences.
The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs: Learn For Free Online Many of the world’s elite Universities are now offering some of their best courses for people to learn free online. In just the last year, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have taken off with a mission to provide free and open higher education to anyone in the world with access to the Internet. The majority of the world’s top 100 elite Universities are now offering MOOCs through the different course platforms that are detailed in this guide. While you won’t get official accreditation for these free University courses (that’s coming soon) you should seize this golden opportunity to learn from the world’s leading professors. If you’re thinking of going back to school, these free courses can help you get back in the habit of regular studying.
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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.
SVOMPT – word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators By the end of 2013, most top universities had started to offer some sort of MOOC (massive open online course). Now, we are starting to see the MOOC product move into both the corporate and the private realm. Companies like Google and Tenaris are using MOOCs for training their employees, MongoDB is educating developers through the MOOC medium and thousands of private instructors are teaching classes on sites like Udemy.
Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning Lisa Marie Blaschke Oldenburg University and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Abstract Heutagogy, a form of self-determined learning with practices and principles rooted in andragogy, has recently resurfaced as a learning approach after a decade of limited attention.