The EdTech Cheat Sheet for Teachers Infographic Educational Technology Infographics Teacher Infographics Trying to understand new educational technology trends with all of the new buzzwords in the booming education technology sector can leave you feel overwhelmed. Boundless created this great edtech infographic that I highly encourage you to share it with fellow educators and teachers or even better print it out. In addition, you may want to read the Future eLearning Trends and Technologies in the Global eLearning Industry article.
100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Video Playlist: Tools to Enhance Videos for Learning
A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki Social psychology is a branch of psychology focused on the scientific study of how people think about and relate to one another. One of the core research areas within social psychology concerns the question of how we learn about and evaluate other people based on their behavior. Expanding on the theories of early pioneers like Solomon Asch, Fritz Heider, and Harold Kelley, social psychologists have identified consistent patterns that govern how form stable impressions of the people around us. For instance, research suggests that when learning about a person’s moral character, bad behavior weighs more heavily on our impressions than good behavior. However, when learning about a person’s abilities, achievement is more informative than failure.
Interactive Video: Turn Viewers Into Participants Interactive video is closer than it may appear. Interactive video depends on breaking the fourth wall. Inherently some viewers will be turned off because they like to just sit back and be presented a story. So before we go deeper, which kind of viewer are you? Don't worry, there's no wrong answer, but if you answered at all, you're probably ready for interactive video. Let's take a little glance across some forms that we've already been exposed to.
The Anytime, Anywhere Learning Foundation The 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning framework is a guide for schools and school districts as they envision, plan, implement, evaluate and expand 1:1 learning in their schools. It has been more than two decades since the first 1:1 initiative began. In that time, thousands of schools and millions of students have been involved in 1:1 pilots or full-scale implementations. Much has been written about the benefits of 1:1 and its potential to create a revolution in when, where, what, and how students learn. 5 Reasons to Use Videos in the Classroom Since the advent of digital Videos in the Classroom tools, Communication with the help of videos has always been a very powerful, interesting and exciting way among people in every field of human interest. There are not just the consumers among us but the creators are also there whose ideas have been great to revolutionize the world of digital technology. The use of videos and other digital media should not only be integrated in educational system in every part of the world but the teachers and educators should encourage the use of these highly effective sources of learning in classroom for the students. YouTube for Schools You can take YouTube for Schools as a great example of revolution in digital technology and education system. This forum was not introduced too long ago but has very successfully added more than half million videos in the library and the number is increasing every day.
Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs. I have been so for a few decades. During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behaviors and expectations regarding their class projects and assignments. Students seem to expect perfect grades for not so perfect work. I can predict that when I “mark down” a student, I will receive a complaint about that mark down (it happened just this evening) even with clear cut and concrete grading criteria like uses references to support ideas in blog posts, includes copyright available images.
The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century - Infogram, charts & infographics The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. CRITICAL THINKING allows the individual to manage information. Information presented in a multitude of forms from a variety of media. Information that must be filtered and analyzed, authenticated and processed, and eventually must be synthesized in a form that will be useful to the individual. Framework for 21st Century Learning P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning. The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom).
Digital transformation strategy See the related infographic. View an interactive dashboard of the 2015 study data, categorized by industry. About the research To understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of social and digital business, MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, conducted its fourth annual survey of more than 4,800 business executives, managers and analysts from organizations around the world. The survey, conducted in the fall of 2014, captured insights from individuals in 129 countries and 27 industries and involved organizations of various sizes. The sample was drawn from a number of sources, including MIT alumni, MIT Sloan Management Review subscribers, Deloitte Dbriefs webcast subscribers and other interested parties.