Teaching and learning through social networks Teaching and learning through social networks Submitted by admin on 27 April, 2009 - 11:51 In 2007, the British Council conducted market research into how the Internet has affected the preferred learning styles of young people wanting to learn English around the world. The results of this research suggest that if teachers are to remain relevant and effective, then they need to use 'learning technologies' to help students reach the world outside the classroom. 69% of learners around the world said that they learned most effectively when socialising informally This result suggests that a lot of students learn best from their friends and family.
Top 10 iPad Apps to Create Mindmaps Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the most popular iPad apps to create mind maps. I have got several readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning emailing me asking about these apps. The post below is the most recent collection of curated iPad mind mapping apps. How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time I admit it. When I first heard there are actual tournaments for Rock-paper-scissors, sanctioned by the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, I laughed. I mean seriously, $50k to the winner of a game that requires no skill whatsoever? Absurd. yEd - Graph Editor yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X. The latest release is version 3.12.2 Key Features
TEFL sites - online resources for English teachers On this "TEFL sites" page, we include links to other sites that provide online resources for English teachers which can be used in the classroom, including song lyrics, articles on English language teaching (ELT) and classroom activities, among others. On separate pages, we include links to other TEFL sites, include ELT organizations like IATEFL, publications for teachers like ET Professional, ELT publishers, TEFL jobs sites. We have pages of interesting links to sites for those teaching young learners and one for those teaching business English.
Two Examples of Animated Data Visualization As market researchers pay more and more attention to the need for compelling data visualizations, Hans Rosling’s work with interactive data is becoming a catalyst for a fascinating new type of data visualization: animated statistical graphs. He uses them to show world social and economic trends over time, and the effect is exceptionally powerful. Here is a video of his TED talk well worth watching, in which the first eleven minutes are focused on interactive graphs: Others are following his lead, though not always to the same superb effect. Here is another animated statistical graph, this one documenting drone strikes and fatalities in Pakistan: General - Guide Mind mapping Hand drawn mind map by Aranya Published on Wikipedia licensed under the GFDL Mind mapping is about collecting ideas in a graphical way.
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