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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks. Here’s how to create a digital textbook and strategies for involving the students in its development in three steps. 1. Teachers can work with colleagues within their subject area departments and beyond the walls of the classroom to aggregate resources through social bookmarking. Also try Paper.li or The Twitted Times, which will sift through your connections’ resources and organize them. 2. One of the most user-friendly tools to post resources for your course is LiveBinders. 3. Cybrary Man Educational Resources
Why Your Wi-Fi is Slow (And How You Can Fix It) May 09, 2012, 4:44 PM — The first 801.11ac chipsets are coming soon, but 802.11n is likely to stick around for many years to come -- both in the business world and our homes. Unfortunately, the 300Mbps (megabits per second) that the n-standard promises rarely delivers anything even close and proves to be a massive bottleneck in the days of 50/100Mbps (or more?) broadband connections, 1080p video streaming, massive backups and so forth. [ 8 free Wi-Fi security tools ] In some of our tests, it wasn't uncommon that a 802.11n connection with devices only a few meters apart (and with only wall in between) can fall back to a mere 2-15 Mbps. 0.5-2 Mbps: Is enough for all your basic chatting and mailing services, though it will slow down some content-heavy websites -- especially if you've got a 20+ Mbps downpipe.4-5 Mbps: Enough for handling all websites and basic video streaming.20+ Mbps: This is the minimum you need to even consider HD streaming. 1. 2. 3.
7th Graders Publish Their Own Textbook Mac Life wrote an article titled Super 7th Graders Publish Their Own eBook to the iBookstore. It explains the project in more detail. "Each student has to choose an organisms they wanted to study and were required to submit their topic for approval. Afterward, students had to write informative – but entertaining! – articles about their organism." Andrea collected work from 69 students and entered it into iBooks Author. iBooks Author is free but only works on Macs running 10.7 Lion or higher. iBooks Author is a fantastically powerful tool. There are some disadvantages to using iBooks author for crafting your own learning materials. Check out what Andrea and her students say about writing their book. I think the comment by CNEBBY in the Customer Reviews of Creatures, Plants and More sums up the project well: "This is an awesome example of what kids can do when they are properly motivated by a skilled teacher."
L'open-meetings : un outil web conférence au service du soutien scolaire en ligne L'open-meetings : un outil web conférence au service du soutien scolaire en ligne Abderrahim Belhaj, Mohamed Kabbaj, Mohammed Talbi, Saïd Eljamali I) Introduction L'évolution des contenus et des méthodes d'enseignement nécessite l'introduction des outils informatiques comme moyens didactiques et supports d'investigation scientifique. C'est pour cela que, depuis notre première recherche sur la conception des supports multimédias pédagogiques pour l'enseignement des sciences physiques au collège, nous essayons, d'une part, de déterminer les besoins des élèves pour réussir une séance de soutien scolaire en ligne et, d'autre part, d'adopter le système adéquat en nous basant sur la conception utilisateur. II) Les systèmes « classiques » Dans la plupart des systèmes à base web conférence « classique » et dans le cas où les tâches à gérer sont complexes, l'utilisateur a de la difficulté à coordonner plusieurs environnements et commandes pour arriver à ses fins. Que signifie IP ? c.) Figure 2. 1. 2.
My new unplugged coursebook series: Windows Windows is a coursebook concept drawing on potentially ambiguous pictures as a starting point for unplugged language teaching. Well, as you might expect from any quality coursebook production, my new series Windows was a long time in the making... a whole morning in fact. The first "level (?)" Here is a quick preview of some of the content in the book: But before I refer you to the downloads, an important correction to what I've already typed is in order... It's only "my" series insofar as I've given it a name (and a "level (?)" Even better, distribute the Word file to your learners and have them pick, choose, edit and adapt as they please (this would be the most genuine approach to making it a truly unplugged coursebook!). You won't see any unit or page numbers in the book. Oh, and I'm also already working on the second and third "levels (?)" Anyway, hope you enjoy Windows Level (?) Okay, here come the downloads. Download "Windows - Some Won" - by Jason Renshaw [PDF Version] [Late edit!]
6.0 Update: Drupal 6.0 Beta 4 is available now! With another month of active beta testing, our code is growing more stable by the day. Since Drupal 6 beta 2 was released, we have committed over 180 fixes to the Drupal 6.x code, so we are proud to announce the release of the third beta version of Drupal 6.x for your testing. Major changes made since the release of Drupal 6 beta 2 include several code and interface documentation fixes and improvements, HTML validity fixes, performance improvements and easier to use templating. So when does 6.0 get released? We plan to advance to the last beta in around a week, and then the first Drupal 6 Release Candidate next, unless major bugs appear in the beta versions. Start by either installing a new Drupal site or upgrading an existing one running on a previous version (see INSTALL.txt or UPGRADE.txt in the package). New Drupal users Are you completely (or relatively) new to Drupal? Testers Module and theme developers Drupal Ninjas and Ninjas-in-training
Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education The World Bank is currently working with a few countries that are planning for the procurement of lots of digital learning materials. In some cases, these are billed as 'e-textbooks', replacing in part existing paper-based materials; in other cases, these are meant to complement existing curricular materials. In pretty much all cases, this is happening as a result of past, on-going or upcoming large scale procurements of lots of ICT equipment. At least initially, many education authorities in middle- and low-income countries seem to approach the large-scale procurement of digital learning materials in much the same way that they viewed purchases of textbooks in the past. Pretty much all schools with decent connectivity access free educational content on the Internet. If you are acquiring and using digital educational content, what is the nature of that content? Increasingly, it is 'free'. Increasingly, certain digital content has rather complicated 'ownership'.
The Free RPG Blog: Become an Expert in Free RPGs - 2009 in Free RPGs Friends! Roleplayers! Philanthropists! Lend me your eyes. Charge your tankards with your favourite poison, put your feet up and feast your peepers on a 2009 free RPG review. Not surprisingly, there is rather a lot. Fantasy Adventurer A one page fantasy RPG, whose review takes longer to read than the game. Brutal Brutal has a single aim: to make a combat system that is as rich and gloopy as the congealing blood of your slain enemies. Dark Dungeon Dark Dungeon is a free fantasy RPG sitting neatly in the old school while offering a different perspective. Dungeonslayers A fast, trim, dungeon-crawling, monster-hacking, treasure-thieving game. Fear Flexible Easy And Realistic (Fear) has everything except a kitchin sink monster. Legendary Tales Legendary Tales is a cohesive, comprehensive and brimming with ideas in the form of detail. Tales From The Wood Tales From the Wood is a roleplaying game where you play animals from the British woodland: Mice, Rabbits, Vole, Squirrels and Hedgehogs. Verge Wonderland
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