5 Ways Schools Can Make Learning Relevant for Students By Tanya Roscorla on November 10, 2014 Eric Sheninger talks about how to make learning work for students at TedxBurnsvilleED. Screenshot of the talk by Tanya Roscorla Telstar «L'agent invisible I found these amazing photographs of my favorite early satellites in the LIFE photography archive and on the N.S.A.’s official website. I love the design and shapes of the early satellites. Scientists at Igy conference viewing Sputnik models - August 1958 Smithsonian Observatory scientists Fred Whipple and J. 50 Web 2.0 Twitter Applications & Sites As twitter is growing rapidly so the twitter applications too. Lots of twitter applications are available on internet but here i am not going to discuss about the twitter applications, i will showcase the best designed and web 2.0 twitter applications. Designers really worked hard to design such applications according to web 2.0 standards. In this showcase, i will show 50 web 2.0 twitter applications and sites.
8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that?
Role of Teacher in Personal Learning Environments Shaikh, Zaffar Ahmed and Khoja, Shakeel Ahmed (2011) Role of Teacher in Personal Learning Environments. pp. 1-10. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK. The aim of this paper is to discuss the changing roles and competencies of a teacher in context of prevailing developments accomplished by the vast availability of social software, which have made easy the development of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). This has been accomplished by an in-depth review of the literature on teachers’ socially situated competencies and roles with regard to the tasks and guidance they provide to students shape their PLEs. Review process provides an insight of PLE research studies, constructivist learning theories, and teacher changing roles. Repository Staff Only: item control page
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration by TeachThought Staff Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Any smartphone or tablet is media incarnate–video, animation, eBooks, essays, blog posts, messages, music, games. Aujourd'hui Hier: 5 Visions de cru pour l'avenir de la technologie by Maria Popova Instapaper circa 1981, or what medical wonderlands have to do with making cash entirely obsolete. One of the things that sets our species apart from others is our ability to imagine the future in remarkable detail. We do this every day on a personal level and have been doing it since time immemorial on a cultural level, and do it across the entire spectrum of ludicrous misguidedness and uncanny accuracy. Revisiting these predictions in retrospect can be a source of both fascination and humor. After last week’s vintage versions of modern social media, today we revisit five such predictions for the future of technology, envisioning — with varying degrees of correctness and comedy — everything from the workplace to the wardrobe.
Web 2.0 productivity tools Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, social benefit organizations, NGOs, educators, students, journalists, Web publishers, general public. Following are Web 2.0 tools we’ve come across that have increased our productivity. Part of the early adopters creed is to share discoveries with others. Please add your own recommendations in the comments! Academic search Socialbrite recommends:Alternatives: Teaching time investment: Does online really take more time than face-to-face? Rebecca Van de Vord and Korolyn Pogue Washington State University, USA Abstract Enrollments in online programs are growing, increasing demand for online courses. The perception that teaching online takes more time than teaching face-to-face creates concerns related to faculty workload.