FuzeBox A Web 2.0 Class Christopher Columbus was wrong when he reported to the King and Queen that the world is round. In fact, the world is flat and so are many of our classrooms in this great nation. For years, students learned within the parameters of a building, which then separated them into rooms. Students would attend class daily and the teacher would present the daily lesson. Students in Van Meter, Iowa, Burlington, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are experiencing education in a new room. A Flat Classroom Led by the efforts and collaboration of Patrick Larkin (1) , Principal of Burlington High School (2) , Shannon Miller (3) , Librarian at Van Meter High School (4) , and William Brannick (5) , Principal of Monsignor Bonner (6) & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (7) these three schools are collaborating weekly through various technology mediums. Last year Mrs. The Virtual Classroom The critic in all of us may say this is simply using the tools and distracting from learning. Mr.
Wikispaces Moodle Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free software e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of June 2013[update] it had a user base of 83,008 registered and verified sites, serving 70,696,570 users in 7.5+ million courses with 1.2+ million teachers. Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution. The first version of Moodle was released on 20 August 2002. The Moodle project comprises several distinct but related elements, namely Features Moodle has several features considered typical of an e-learning platform, plus some original innovations (like its filtering system). Moodle is a learning management system (LMS). Some typical features of Moodle are: Moodle users can use PHP to write and contribute new modules. Origins
Adobe Connect Adobe® Connect™, derivado del producto anteriormente conocido como Macromedia Breeze, es un sistema de comunicación Web seguro y flexible que permite a los profesionales de TI ampliar y complementar la funcionalidad de Adobe Acrobat® Connect Professional para proporcionar soluciones de comunicación Web empresarial para formación, marketing, conferencias Web empresariales y colaboración en línea. Estas soluciones están disponibles como suscripción alojada para una gestión sin problemas, o como software con licencia que puede implantarse bajo la protección de servidores de seguridad. Descargar la hoja de datos (PDF ) Acrobat Connect Professional Conferencias web escalables e interactivas, y salas de reuniones para diversas personas destinadas a todos los que trabajan en la empresa. Más información Soluciones facilitadas por Adobe Connect Gobierno* Transfiera conocimientos a través de formación segura, interactiva, en tiempo real y a petición. Enseñanza* Organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro*
Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock Tomorrow I am doing a training on the Treasures Supplement that I created over the summer. Most of the supplemental suggestions fall into the bottom two tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Remember and Understand). I want to show teachers that just because these activities help students practice basic skills and remember and understand, there are SO many more options that will reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy! Below are the tools listed in my Bloomin’ Digital Peacock Bloomin' Digital Peacock Remember: BBC Skillwise- Spelling City- Starfall- Discovery Streaming- Lexipedia- YouTube- Gamegoo- PBS Kids- Understand: Into the Book- Skype- Treasures- Book Adventure- Apply:
WEBconectados Elluminate Live Elluminate Live! was a web conferencing program developed by Elluminate Inc. Elluminate "rented out" virtual rooms or vSpaces where virtual schools and businesses can hold classes and meetings. Elluminate has been acquired by Blackboard Inc. Uses While Elluminate is primarily designed and used for educational purposes, it is also used by training organizations and corporations. K12 Inc., Desire2learn  and several other schools and businesses use Elluminate live as part of their curriculum and meetings. Tools A screenshot of the Elluminate Live program Elluminate Live! System requirements To use Elluminate, the user needs Java Web Start or Java SE by Sun Microsystems. References External links
iLinc e-Learning Social Center for Applied Linguistics The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private, nonprofit organization that describes its mission as “working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture” (www.cal.org). CAL is headquartered in Washington, DC and provides a wide range of services, information, and resources related to language and culture. Its current President and Chief Executive Officer is Terrence G. The organization carries out its mission by working in the fields of bilingual education, English as a second language, literacy, foreign language education; dialect studies; language policy; refugee orientation; and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse adults and children (Peterson, 2004). History At the close of the 1950s, issues of language diversity, interest in language policy, and the emergence of English as a world language created a demand for information about world languages and for expertise in linguistics and language training. See also
WebEx Evaluating Learner Autonomy: A Dynamic Model with Descriptors | SiSAL Journal Maria Giovanna Tassinari, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Tassinari, M. G. (2012). Evaluating learner autonomy: A dynamic model with descriptors. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3(1), 24-40. Download paginated PDF version Abstract Every autonomous learning process should entail an evaluation of the learner’s competencies for autonomy. The model ( has been validated in several workshops with experts at the Université Nancy 2, France and at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and tested by students, advisors and teachers. Keywords: learner autonomy, self-assessment, evaluation, awareness raising, advising, self-access What are the aims of language learning advising for learner autonomy? But how can this be tangibly achieved? The aims of this paper are to describe the dynamic model and to illustrate how it can be used in language advising. The Context and the Methodology of my Investigation Figure 1. Figure 2.