Learning English with Songs Have you tried learning a foreign language as an adult? What were some of your experiences? Learning a foreign or second language is easy for young people, but it gets more difficult to learn as one gets older. One of the reasons may be that we become dependent on our first language and do not feel the need for an alternative language. THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans We use Google for our own information needs, so why should we expect the students to only use what we want them to use? The consensus on this is that we should teach students how to search both Google and databases effectively. Nothing new here. But Google’s Literacy Lesson Plans released in May 2012 are something new. Students’ tendencies to “just Google it” while ignoring subscription databases and primary sources raise concern among media specialists and teachers.
Open Source Software Free Software for Writing Mathematical Equations in a Word Document by Thomas I am not sure what the going price per share is for Google stock but their Google Docs tool features so many neat little tricks for teachers and bloggers that it is easy to see why many people have moved to Gmail for their email service. One aspect of Google Docs I have used a lot is their equation inserting tool to create sophisticated equations like the famous quadratic formula. If you have not created a Gmail account but are interested in expanding your word processing or HTML creating powers, you need to set one up.
The internet is happening to education “How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0. I discussed this in Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.
Understanding wikis and ethical responsible posting of information online. Understanding wikis and ethical responsible posting of information online. Grade Level(s): 9-12 By: John Pawkowski Students use online wiki to enter information about businesses or local attractions. Topics: Wikis, Business, Ethics, Copyright, Internet Responsibility.
Earth Engine Earth Engine Access Develop, access and run algorithms on the full Earth Engine data archive, all using Google's parallel processing platform. Access to Earth Engine is currently available as a limited release to a small group of partners. If you are interested in developing on the Earth Engine platform, let us know. Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.
Text mining TXM is a free and open-source cross-platform Unicode, XML & TEI based text analysis software, supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is also available as a J2EE standard compliant portal software (GWT based) for online access with access control built in (see a demo portal: Last updated: 29 Jun 2016 IBM AeroText is an information extraction system for developing knowledge-based content analysis applications. Visiting Seymour “In most contemporary educational situations where children come into contact with computers the computer is used to put children through their paces, to provide exercises of an appropriate level of difficulty, to provide feedback, and to dispense information. The computer programming the child.” -- Seymour Papert, Mindstorms Read Mindstorms. No, really.