Connected Learning The headlines are legion, the sentiment, widespread: “Why Social Media is Destroying Our Social Skills” (USA Today). “Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects” (MIT Technology Review). The rise of social media, many fear, is ruining authentic interpersonal relationships. How To Save Time Teaching With Technology How To Save Time Teaching With Technology Technology is great–when it works. While using technology for learning is easy, mastering it–using it to save time, reduce busy work, and ultimately increase student understanding–is another matter entirely. Lost passwords, blocked YouTube channels, and 200 unread emails in your inbox can really put a dent in your enthusiasm for consistently using technology. So below we’ve started a list–and it’s just a start–to identify problems and solutions for teaching with technology. And since it is intended only as a beginning, we hope that you’ll take to the comments section below with a problem/solution of your own.
Getting to Know the iPad AND Each Other 6 Sep One of the challenges of introducing anything new to students is allowing time for self discovery. This is especially true when using the iPad in the classroom. A film-making Competition to Celebrate the Publication of My New Book Film in Action I’m delighted that my new book Film in Action has been published and is now available to buy at book stores or on Amazon. It’s a great honour to join all the wonderful authors in the DELTA Teacher Development Series and I hope that Film in Action will fit seamlessly into the series and enjoy the prestige that the other books enjoy worldwide. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying the book as the royalties which I will receive from sales will help to keep the website completely free.
Learn how to focus on content by Chromecasting in your Chromebook 1:1 When I taught in a 1:1 iPad environment, I had to teach differently in order to utilize the devices to their potential. I started to move away from worksheets and textbooks to more engaging activities, but my focus was still on the content. The tools being used were allowing me and the students to focus on content as much as we could, rather than training them to do ineffective worksheets and turn them…or else it’s a zero.
The Magic of Learning Don’t Just Displ... Donna Miller Fry in a post Where is the Beef? speaks directly to my own thinking when she asks: When... A Learning Visit to Ec... 50 Resources For Teaching With iPads So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad. This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward. How iPads Function In Education The Access Model: 1:1 Teaching with iPads, by TeachThought
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Why Connected Learning For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make that dream a reality — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy rewards. Six principles (below) define it and allow every young person to experience learning that is social, participatory, interest-driven and relevant to the opportunities of our time. Connected learning thrives in a socially meaningful and knowledge-rich ecology of ongoing participation, self-expression and recognition.