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Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog

Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog
Technology In Education: An Integrated Approach The slides for my keynote presentation at the 21C Learning Conference are now online: Technology In Education: An Integrated Approach Posted by Ruben at 12:33 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2) SAMR and TPCK: A Hands-On Approach to Classroom Practice The slides from my workshop at the 21C Learning Conference are now online: SAMR and TPCK: A Hands-On Approach to Classroom Practice Posted by Ruben at 10:14 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) SAMR, Learning, and Assessment The slides for my masterclass at the 21C Learning Conference are now online: SAMR, Learning, and Assessment Posted by Ruben at 7:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) SAMR In the Classroom: Developing Sustainable Practice The slides from my November sessions at Ridley College are now online: SAMR In the Classroom: Developing Sustainable Practice Posted by Ruben at 4:31 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) SAMR: First Steps SAMR: First Steps

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Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools Welcome to The Xerte Project! The Xerte Project is an initiative to provide high quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around our tools. The project began in 2004 at the University of Nottingham, when work began to create a Flash-based runtime engine that would help the in-house multimedia development team speed up the development of interactive learning materials, and provide a platform for re-using good solutions to common problems that developers were typically solving every time they began a new project. Accessibility, in particular, can be a difficult issue for content developers, and an early goal was to provide the very best support for high levels of native accessibility.

<center>The Future Project<br> <small>How Two Young Social Entrepreneurs Are Trying To Close The Inspiration Gap In Schools</small></center> The Future Project's co-founders, CEO Andrew Mangino and President Kanya Balakrishna, in their offices in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. When Andrew Mangino talks about the startup he co-founded, one that’s been hailed by boldface names ranging from spiritual guru Deepak Chopra to Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver, he doesn’t describe any complex technology or app. He speaks in the same excited cadences of any Silicon Valley innovator, but his idea is about as low-tech as it gets. When he’s asked about how it all got started, he inevitably mentions three things: an internship, the ability to dream and a Bangladeshi-American high school student. It was in the fall of 2009, just a few months after he graduated with a degree in politics from Yale, that Mangino signed up to be a mentor through his internship as a speechwriter in the office of Vice President Joe Biden. “I said to him, ‘What’s your passion?

Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments? Photo credit: Lisa F. Young The profound, deep shifts we are starting to witness across all of the established educational institutions, pivot around four key components: 1) Learners driving. The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring about. SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level. Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

60+ educational resources for teaching yourself anything. From its inception, the web has always had appeal as an educational resource. Recognising the potential for remote learning, in 2002, the launch of OpenCourseWare at MIT helped propel the initiative into the spotlight, with many universities following suit and providing quality educational material available through the web. No longer is there an excuse for anyone with access to the web to say that education is outside of their reach. This collection of links and applications highlights just the tip of the iceberg of educational resources that are available on the web.

Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart But praising their intelligence can make them feel even more insecure. A self-esteem expert offers a way out of the conundrum. Nyro/Shutterstock For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way.

Week 1 - What Is Connectivism? ~ CCK11 You are not logged in. [] [] [Outline] [Week 2] Dates: January 17 - 24, 2011 Overview At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing.

In Response to “Redefinition” There have been a number of posts circulating over the past few weeks about Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model. I’ve been reading closely as I plan/hope/might incorporate it into my upcoming Leading Future Learning presentation. I like the SAMR model for two reasons. First.

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