Results on ReadWriteThink Find content from Thinkfinity Partners using a visual bookmarking and sharing tool. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Free Assets from the E-Learning Community Most people aren’t active participants in the elearning community. That’s OK. No one expects you to sit on the couch, eating bonbons, and chatting in the community. Most of us tend to use the community for quick help and then we go back to work. Not being an active participant means that it’s possible you miss some really good stuff in the community. So in today’s post I am highlighting some of the free assets that your peers have recently shared in the elearning community. The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education In schools, districts, and departments of education alike, a trend toward integrating technology into the education process is on the rise. One could argue that it always has been. But with the proliferation of Internet access in school buildings and the ubiquity of mobile computing devices, educators are taking note and beginning to consider new ways they can include these tools into their classroom instruction. The formalized field of educational technology is still in its infancy. As a result, professional development and training practices are still being refined.
18 EdTech Stats About the Current State of Technology in Education Some teachers rave about education technology and suggest that it’s impossible to run a modern classroom without it. (Full disclosure – I’m inclined to be in this camp!) Others have suggested that it’s a fad – a trendy add-on that does little to change the fundamental basics of education. And some even think it’s a distraction, prone to waste time and money. But just how far has edtech really infiltrated and transformed our classrooms? Here are some numbers that may or may not surprise you…
7 Resources for Developing Typing Skills This morning my friend Ken Shelton asked me via Twitter if I had any resources for online keyboards. Of course I do, I just need to find them. So for Ken and everyone else looking for online typing practice sites, here's a short list to get you started. Typing Web is an online typing tutorial that provides instant feedback after every free typing lesson. Typing Web offers beginner through advanced typing lessons for free.
Digital Play In the University of Bristol’s Education Endowment Foundation‘s recent study on Neuroscience and Education, (Howard-Jones, 2014), there is an interesting section on Learning Games. Classroom practice and neuroscientific research The review ”considers the extent to which insights from the sciences of mind and brain influence, or are close to influencing classroom practice”, summarising “existing evidence about approaches and interventions that are based, or claim to be based, on neuroscience evidence.” The report categorises the approaches into 1) those which are likely to have a positive impact on attainment, 2) those which need further testing to determine the likely impact on attainment, and 3) those which do not seem to have a promising impact on attainment. Further research required
Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they'll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa. The One Laptop Per Child project started as a way of delivering technology and resources to schools in countries with little or no education infrastructure, using inexpensive computers to improve traditional curricula. 15 Sites That Show You The World in Real Time What if you could see the whole world as it is right this moment? It would certainly put things in perspective. Once you see the world through the lenses of these web sites you’ll realize just how vibrant and alive it is every single nanosecond. The statistics of it are amazing, and seeing them actually happen is even more amazing. The following 15 web sites allow you to experience the entire world as it happens, through multiple perspectives.
Digital Citizenship Flashcards Another academic year is here and with it comes new clothes, lessons, and of course, new technologies. But are your child's digital citizenship skills back-to-school ready? If not, don't worry. 9 Apps for Young Scientists · Playful Learning I am thrilled to have Rebecca from ThirteenRedShoes back with us today. She has a great list of app recommendations for the young scientists in our lives. Mariah asked me to put together a post on science apps available for children.
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Room3-FPS - E Portfolios CORE Breakfast Seminar on ePortfolios ePortfolio presentation given at a CORE Education Breakfast Seminar. Some of the main points from the presentation:clarify your purpose (pedagogy) before your technology (eportfolio tool)the eportfolio becomes the vehicle for drawing in the components of effective pedagogy and assessmentengage all stakeholders in discussion about the purpose and expectations surrounding eportfoliosthe eportfolio learning process is complex and cyclic, mirroring our expectation of teachers engaging in teaching as inquiryquality feedback, reflection and next steps are integral for eportfolios to support learning and attainment of goals ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom’s PROCESS