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The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about Below is a list I have been working on for the last couple of days. This list features some interesting web tools for teachers keen on integrating technology into their instruction and work routine. There are loads of web platforms that are educationally focused and to contain them all in one list is way beyond the scope of a short blog post like this , therefore I selected only what I deemed the most important. 1- Google drive Google Drive is a great suite of productivity tools that works across different devices. Google Drive provides 15 GB of free storage.

Bookware: VM instructions - Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing (2nd Beta Edition) Options for getting and using the bookware Download a VM image compatible with the free VirtualBox software (for Intel-based Macs, Windows PCs, or Linux computers). This option is completely free, thanks to support from edX for hosting the image file. (Google and Microsoft supported this previously…thank you for helping us launch!)Use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud to deploy the VM image in the cloud:The Amazon Web Services Free Tier gives you 1 year of access to a Micro instance, which is sufficient to do the coursework, but may be sluggish. You can pay per hour (from $0.03 and up) to get a dedicated Small instance, which would be faster.

Business 101: A reading list for lifelong learners Business 101, with Nilofer Merchant First, read these 2 foundational books… 1. The Change Masters Rosabeth Moss Kanter Free Press, 1985 “A foundational book for your collection. When a colleague recently switched careers, I lent her this incredibly dog-eared book from college days. Rosabeth Moss Kanter helped coined the idea and term ’empowerment’ in the 1970s, a sure sign she was ahead of her time. Dashboard Stanford University pursues the science of learning. Online learners are important participants in that pursuit. The information we gather from your engagement with our instructional offerings makes it possible for faculty, researchers, designers and engineers to continuously improve their work and, in that process, build learning science. By registering as an online learner, you are also participating in research intended to enhance Stanford's instructional offerings as well as the quality of learning and related sciences worldwide. In the interest of research, you may be exposed to some variations in the course materials. Stanford does not use learner data for any purpose beyond the University's stated missions of education and research.

Multimedia Principles and PowerPoint - CATL Teaching Resources Research on Multimedia Richard E. Mayer (in collaboration with many others) has done extensive research and writing on cognitive load theory, the effect of multimedia on retention and transfer of learning. Cognitive load represents the amount of mental resources required by working memory to process information at a single point in time. Any data not absolutely needed for sense making is extraneous and consequently leads to an overload condition. Essential to cognitive load theory are three underlying assumptions:

UTAustinX: UT.5.01x - Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF) is packed full of challenging, rewarding material that is essential for mathematicians, engineers, scientists, and anyone working with large datasets. Students appreciate our unique approach to teaching linear algebra because: It’s visual. It connects hand calculations, mathematical abstractions, and computer programming. How to become a designer without going to design school I got my job as a designer without going to design school. I had hacked together my own design education in 6 months while working a full-time job. I didn’t think I was ready but started applying for jobs anyway – and got a job at a great startup, Exec. To be clear, I’m nowhere near as good as those design prodigies that come out of a 4-year education at an elite school like RISD. But I’m definitely good enough to do my job well.

Guides and Tutorials – Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning (CATL) 10 Online Teaching Tips (PDF) Consider these 10 essential suggestions for teaching an awesome online course, prepared by CATL instructional designers.Alignment of Outcomes and Assessments (Web) This guide, with examples, describes the process of aligning course outcomes, assessments and learning activities. 21W.789x: Building Mobile Experiences How do you design a mobile app that truly changes people's lives? How can you understand how a new service is being used, both quantitatively and qualitatively? How can you use all of the rich sensing and I/O capabilities of mobile devices to create experiences that go far beyond what's possible on a traditional computer? Mobile devices are changing the ways that we interact with each other and information in the world. This course will take you from a domain of interest, through generative research, design, usability, implementation and field evaluation of a novel mobile experience. You'll finish the course with a working, field-tested application suitable for release in the app store as well as a deep understanding of human interaction with mobile devices and services.

Brian Eno Lists 20 Books for Rebuilding Civilization & 59 Books For Building Your Intellectual World Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons Artist and music producer Brian Eno wrote one of my very favorite books: A Year with Swollen Appendices, which takes the form of his personal diary of the year 1995 with essayistic chapters (the "swollen appendices") on topics like "edge culture," generative music, new ways of singing, pretension, CD-ROMs (a relevant topic back then), and payment structures for recording artists (a relevant topic again today). It also includes a fair bit of Eno's correspondence with Stewart Brand, once editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and now president of the Long Now Foundation, "a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture" meant to "help make long-term thinking more common" and "creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years." It so happens that Eno now sits on the Long Now Foundation’s board and has had a hand in some of its projects. Related Content: David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

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