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What Do We Mean By Open Education3 min read This post first appeared on Educating Modern Learners. This article was part 2 of an exploration of what “open” means and affords in education. How can we think about “open” beyond “openly licensed materials”? Granted, the licensing piece is incredibly important for access and distribution and remixing. But what else do we mean when we talk about “open,” and how can we think about “openness” as an ethos not simply a licensing agreement, one with tremendous power to shift education beyond a focus on “content”?How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN]This post describes how educators can develop a personal learning network that supports meaningful and relevant learning. The MOOC, Education Technology & Media, etmooc, is used here as a working example of how to develop a PLN. “My Personal Learning Network is the key to keeping me up-to-date with all the changes that are happening in education and how technology can best support and engage today’s students.” Brian Metcalfe: teacher, blogger at lifelonglearners.com A visual image of participants in an open, online course- etmooc, which shows the potential to find and create personal connections as part of one’s PLN. (image credit: Alec Couros)
Kids Research Paper Topics, Search Engines, Format and ExamplesFact Monster, from Pearson Education's Information Please, is an award-winning often-reviewed site for kids. It offers some good tools for doing research on a variety of topics. These tools include an encylopedia, dictionary, thesaurus and almanac. You can find info on the world, the U.S., people, science, math and money. Fact Monster's resources include a Homework Center with more excellent info and study guides. Fact Monster has some other excellent research paper tools.10 Excellent, Free Online Education Resources - Code YearEducate yourself for free and on your own time with these awesome resources. Though the years spent from kindergarten through senior year of college may have seemed grueling, they left us with a wealth of knowledge we use in our daily lives (and, hopefully, in our careers). But for many, entering the job market can mean an abrupt end to formal education.
About EconEdLinkWhat is it? EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 453 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like. Who is it for? The Internet-based lessons are targeted for K-12 teachers and their students. Each of the lessons includes a teacher's version as well as a student's version.Our mission in the K-12 math classroomKhan Academy is a nonprofit on a mission to provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. To accomplish this goal, we've created a personalized learning experience that uses videos and exercises to engage students across a wide range of subjects. Currently, math is our richest content area, with standards-aligned materials stretching from early math to calculus.
Nov. 1998: "It takes a whole village to raise a child." - Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) ProverbAfrican Proverb of the Month November, 1998 It takes a whole village to raise a child. Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb Explanation: This Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) proverb exists in different forms in many African languages. The basic meaning is that child upbringing is a communal effort.The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in TeachingFree Blogging platforms for teachers and students :A- Edublogs The world's most popular educational blogging service, Edublogs lets you easily create and manage student and teacher blogs, quickly customize and include videos. B- Blogger This is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. This is probably the most user friendly blogging platform out there. You can set up as many blogs as you want and right from your Google account. C- Wordpress This is another great blogging platform for students and teachers and is very easy to use and completely free.
Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-offGoogle's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile device — so how does Drive fare?
Learning Resource Exchange for SchoolsThe Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is an infrastructure that: Federates systems that provide learning resources, e.g., learning resource repositories, authoring tools;Offers seamless access to these resources by educational systems that enable their use, e.g., educational portals, virtual learning environments (VLEs), interactive whiteboards;Supports multiple strategies for collecting and exposing metadata. The documentation provided in this section of the portal is intended for current and prospective content providers. Here you will find LRE Regulations, the LRE Metadata Application Profile and controlled vocabularies that will help content providers to connect to the LRE. Please note that the old LRE website is no longer in use. All information about the Learning Resource Exchange is available on this new LRE for schools website.