I was asked yesterday what I considered to be the four components of effective digital learning. (Why four? The person who asked me wanted four, there may be more but this is the parameters I was given.) The question intrigued me. So I have pared down my four core elements, but I have embedded these in a number of underlying assumptions. The underlying assumptions are core values and processes that enable Digital learning to flourish. A relevant and contextual curriculumAssessment that is both challenging and transparent (since this lies in a relevant and contextual curriculum, it is also by definition relevant and contextual)An emphasis of higher order thinking skills (analysis and evaluation – creativity is a core aspect of Digital learning)Valuing student voice and providing the students with ownership of their learning and assessment. My four focuses or core elements of Digital Learning would be: Have I missed something out?
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Digital LearningUn article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La notion de digital learning désigne la présence du numérique dans les contenus de formation, que cette dernière soit présentielle (en salle) ou e-learning (en ligne). Elle est directement liée à l’omniprésence des nouvelles technologies dans la société, aussi bien dans la vie personnelle que dans la vie professionnelle. Ce phénomène influence les comportements de l’ensemble des acteurs de la chaîne d’apprentissage : en amont, les équipes de professionnels spécialisés dans la création, la gestion et la diffusion de formations ; en aval, les salariés et autres partenaires qui sont les apprenants. Le digital learning apporte avec la numérisation des supports de formation plus d’interactivité dans la formation. Terminologie[modifier | modifier le code] Le terme digital est : Le terme digital est souvent associé à l'expression "digitalisation des services" qui traduit la transformation vers les services grâce au digital. Le terme learning est :
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for TeachersThere are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. SuperTeacherTools.com is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look: 8. 9. 10. 11. And finally….. 12.
StupeFlix: Better than Animoto? (RT @davestacey)How 17-Year-Old Nikhil Goyal Is Disrupting EducationAt 17 years old, Nikhil Goyal is shaking up America’s education system. Goyal is a senior at Syosset High School, a public school in New York. While most high school students focus on athletics, academics, and socializing, Goyal aims to transform the American education system. Goyal’s book, One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School ,describes the flaws within America’s education system and provides solutions to fix the present challenges. “Everybody is born with innate curiosities,” Goyal said. Goyal encourages students to get involved in the education movement by writing about their personal experiences within the classroom through creating a blog. “When I was documenting some of the work schools were doing, it was very pragmatic,” Goyal said. To get involved in education reform, Goyal advises students to visit other schools in their community and observe the classroom environment during their breaks. “Most of my teachers haven’t commented on what I do,” Goyal said.
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Free Online Tools to Create InfographicsInfographics and data visualizations have become incredibly popular ways to impart information while keeping your audience engaged. As a result, a slew of user-friendly, free online applications have been created which enable users to create their own information graphics. Here are five such tools that I think are particularly valuable: Wordle - Create beautiful and fully customizable word clouds with this free tool. Instantly create a word cloud for your blog or website by entering the RSS feed! Visual.ly is a brand new online application which allows you to create detailed data visualizations and infographics such as the one below. Twitter Visualizer – This fun tool quickly creates a personalized infographic of your Twitter persona based on what you tweet. Creately let’s you build organized concept maps, flowcharts, and diagrams for free. Tagxedo - Create a beautifully shaped word cloud from your blog, tweets, delicious tags, news topic, or any RSS feed.
Vimeo Music Store is a Great Resource for Your Educational VideosYou’ve asked your class to make a video to chronicle the school year or some other project and now the question of background music rears its ugly head. Students will want to use their favorite song and then you have to explain the issue of copyright. After they understand that they can’t use certain music without permission or a license they ask: “Where do I find music I can legally use?” A couple of days ago, Vimeo opened their Vimeo Music Store that gives a lot of music background options. Introducing Vimeo Music Store from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo. The Vimeo Music Store has several different licensing options and you can find out all about them on their Frequently Asked Questions page. Vimeo has also served up a nice tutorial on how to use their new store: Music Store Tutorial from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo. In addition to the Vimeo Music Store, Creative Commons has some advice and resources for finding music for your videos. Have fun making great classroom videos!
27 Ways To Publish Student ThinkingPublishing student thinking can be among the most powerful ways to improve learning. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is that the “threat” of publishing moves the lodestone from the classroom to the “real world.” This, of course, changes everything. What To Publish Note that publishing finished products and the thinking process itself are two very different things–and the idea here is to publishing the thinking itself: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Most of the following can also be used to publish the finished products–essays, documentaries, and other project-based learning artifacts. Below are 27+ ways to make this happen–and most are available as apps. WordPress.comKidblogVoicethreadYouTube AnimotoVimeoGoAnimateEdmodoStoryKitIdea SketchJingStorifyPreziScribdSlideshareTwitterWordleiMovieTumblrInstagramGoogle+SkitchiBooks AuthorMookletBloggerBook Creator Creative Book Builder Image attribution flickr user flickeringbrad