Ushahidi LiveMinutes Tools of the Trade | Educational Discourse Recently I’ve been discussing with a number of educators different tools that teachers can use with students or on their own for learning, sharing, and collaboration. There are many websites that do a tremendous job of exploring different tools that teachers can access like TeachThought, freetech4teachers , edutopia, edudemics and many more. There are also many educators that have great resources for specific apps/tools like Evernote and EduClipper where you can get great information about how to use these tools in the classroom. With that being the case, I don’t usually write about tools too much. However, I have been using a specific tool for curating items from the web for a number of years now and thought it would be worth sharing. Pearltrees Pearltrees is a great tool for curating items, sorting them and sharing them with others. This screen shot shows some of the different categories that I have created. First, I can send them a link to the url for the pearl Pearling is easy
Online Teaching Manual Instructional Designer Curriculum Developer Online English Instructor Online Music Instructor Online Humanities Instructor Credentialed Teacher Phone: 858-603-3942 Fax: 646-607-5868 Tera Ulbert, M.Ed. Online Sociology Instructor Online Education Instructor What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education (TechWatch report) Within 15 years the Web has grown from a group work tool for scientists at CERN into a global information space with more than a billion users. Currently, it is both returning to its roots as a read/write tool and also entering a new, more social and participatory phase. These trends have led to a feeling that the Web is entering a ‘second phase’—a new, ‘improved’ Web version 2.0. Executive summary This TechWatch report was commissioned to investigate the substance behind the hyperbole surrounding ‘Web 2.0’ and to report on the implications this may have for the UK Higher and Further Education sector, with a special focus on collection and preservation activities within libraries. The report establishes that Web 2.0 is more than a set of ‘cool’ and new technologies and services, important though some of these are.
Teach Systems Thinking Hide Caption Researchers from NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office ran a simulation of the atmosphere that captured how winds whip aerosols around the world. Such simulations allow scientists to better understand how these tiny particulates travel in the atmosphere and influence weather and climate. Provenance: Image Credit: NASA/NPP Team Reuse: Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center This page draws on materials developed at the 2010 Cutting Edge workshop on Complex Systems and the 2012 InTeGrate workshops on Teaching the Methods of Geoscience and Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences. Effective Strategies for Teaching Systems Thinking Several effective strategies for teaching systems thinking have been identified by Cutting Edge and InTeGrate workshop participants, including using computer modeling, an inquiry-based approach, and role-playing. Concept maps are a helpful way of seeing components of a system and information flows among components.