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Répertoire des dépôts d'objets d’apprentissage : 51 dépôts Les objets d’apprentissage sont des «granules» de formation en principe réutilisables et réagencables selon différents objectifs ou environnements. Autrement dit, un bon objet d’apprentissage est complet en soi et fait le tour d’un point particulier de connaissance. Ainsi si quelqu’un a besoin de ce point de connaissance, il peut utiliser l’objet d’apprentissage. La taille et la complexité de l’objet ne sont pas considérés. Aux objets d’apprentissage sont idéalement associées les métadonnées d’indexation, Ces métadonnées indiquent, en principe, le contenu, la technologie, les droits d’auteur et autres éléments pour faciliter le repérage, l’intégration technique et l’administration de l’objet d’apprentissage. Un premier identifiant international voit jour avec le DOI (Digital Object Identifier), sur le même principe que les codes uniques pour les produits; ce service est offert par la fondation DOI internationale.

Ben Jatos: Why I Teach Ben Jatos is a high school English teacher in a Portland, Oregon area high school. He has taught for 20 years. He just started his own blog, and he began by asking why he became a teacher and why he continues to teach. He begins: “As a new school year begins, I think it’s important for every teacher to answer the question: Why do I teach? “When I reflect on the circumstances that led me into teaching, there are three main things that happened to me prior to declaring as an education major in college. “First, when I was 17, my father told me that when I went to college I should earn a degree that came with a title. “Second, my senior year in high school I had an English teacher named Trece Greene who made her job seem important, fun, and honorable. “And third, I took an intro to education class as a sophomore in college and I loved it immediately. “The reasons I stay “Now after 20 years in the classroom, I look at the reasons I stay. “Second, I love my job. “Third, it’s the light bulbs.

Seven Ways to Build Your Own Educational Games There are hundreds of places to find educational games and quizzes on the Internet. That said, sometimes you still cannot find quite what you're looking for. In those cases you're better off creating your own games. Here are seven good tools you and your students can use for creating games. Sharendipity makes it possible for students and teachers to quickly create and share simple video games. Sharendipity's drag and drop creation tools can be used to create a game in as few as four steps. ClassTools.net is a free service teachers can use to create their own educational games. Purpose Games is a free service that allows users to create custom games, share games, and play games. What 2 Learn is a website offering more than two thousand educational games for middle school and high school age students. YoYo Games hosts hundreds of relatively simple online games created by amateur and professional game developers.

A.J. Juliani — Teach Different Today I turn 35 years old. And I couldn’t be more excited than I am right now to share my new book, The PBL Playbook. Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to work with teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders all around the world, both face-to-face and online. Teaching is not always easy. I want to tell you a story. “What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.” My good friend (and co-author) John Spencer, shared this on Twitter a few days ago: Teaching is an exhausting gig. The LAUNCH Academy: A Design Thinking Institute We still have a few more spots available for this summer’s live two-day design thinking institute in Philadelphia, PA (down on UPenn campus)! If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each week) to learn what they want.

Pssst. How do you turn this thing on? | Essential Educator Posted on August 08, 2011 Print this entry The Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) has always felt that effective use of technology in the classroom can lead to improving student engagement and achievement outcomes. The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium recently published the Teacher Leader Model Standards (www.teacherleaderstandards.org) to illuminate and support the role of teacher leadership as a vehicle to transform schools for the demands of the 21st century learner. The fourth domain of these standards focuses on facilitating improvements in instruction and student learning. Is your district, school or department considering the purchase or acquisition of hot new gadgets or instructional technology tools in the near future? Using iPads to Teach An Article from the Oregonian highlighting a SLP using an iPad to engage kids with speech, language and social communication delays, leading to improved pronunciation.

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? Ed note: The original list has somehow become corrupted, so we’ve substituted the following list–only 36 tools, but the best of the bunch–visually, pikotchart, easely, etc.

Are You the Keymaster? There have always been stupid ideas around education. Always. Mostly from one of these sources. 1) Highly educated amateurs. You remember that moment from student teaching. You were about to implement one of those great ideas that you were taught in methods class, and your co-op either explained to you why you should never, ever, do that, or she let you go ahead and try and you went down in flames. College professors, both in and out of education departments, have always had their pet theories and core ideas that they felt could be implemented in a classroom. Highly educated amateurs get us everything from management techniques like having low function eleventh graders run a discussion of nature-based symbols in Romantic literature by tossing a rubber ball to each other for speaking privileges, to New Math (best explained here by Tom Lehrer, animation and a bad lip synch, and which may seem vaguely familiar these days). 2) Regular old amateurs. 3) Vendors and other snake oil salesmen.

OCLC Classify -- an Experimental Classification Service Enter an ISBN, OCLC#, UPC, or ISSN Standard Number: An ISBN is a unique number assigned to an item by its publisher. Each ISBN is a 10 or 13 digit number. Thirteen-digit ISBNs must begin with either 978 or 979. Enter ISBNs with our without hyphens. For example; OCLC assigns a unique number to each bibliographic record input into WorldCat. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbol that is used to track trade items in stores (e.g., audio and video products). The first digit is the Number System Character (NSC) which appears on the left side of the symbol outside of the bars. Enter all digits found on the item (e.g., 008817006925). An ISSN is a standardized international code which allows the identification of a serial publication.

eTools for Language Teachers Sketchnoting (or visual note-taking)(Click here for a presentation called "Sketchnoting for Beginners". Click here to see my sketchnotes on Flickr.) She told me that she made them with an iPad app called “Paper by fifty-three”. Well, I immediately downloaded the app and my journey into sketchnoting began. Sketchnoting is simply a way to take notes in a more visually attractive way than bullet points. Silvia’s preferred app for sketchnoting is “Paper by fifty-three”, while I preferred FlipInk when I first started out because you can upload photos, type text, add lines for guidance, and change the thickness and lightness of your pen. When I began sketchnoting, I became frustrated because: I couldn’t figure out exactly how the apps workedI didn’t have a proper stylusI’m a terrible artist and I wasn’t sure that I had the skills to be proficient. Here is how I resolved my issues: When you open Paper by Fifty-Three or FlipInk, you will see some notebooks. (Quote by Kevin Honeycutt)

Technology Education Know-How » Blog Archive » Captivating Ideas for Writing with Cartoons After blogging about this before I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big advocate for using cartoons to get students writing. So, here we go again with more detail and more ideas. provides an easy tool for creating short comic strips. You can choose to have a 2, 3, or 4 window comic strip. I made this cartoon with this new tool. Why Comic Strips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Strategies for Using Comic Strips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a. b. 6. 7. 8. 9. After reading this post, take a look at these TEKS and just imagine how you can use comic strips to teach these. If you have other ideas please leave a comment. After writing this post I felt like I may need some supporting documentation, so I turned to good ol Google. Wish I had this when I needed it!

Réflexions sur l'apport des TIC pour élèves en troubles d'apprentissage Acrobat Reader DC Adobe Reader, 8, 9, 10, 11, DC… Un nom de produit qui passe son temps à changer: c’est à en perdre le peu de latin qu’on connaît! Toujours est-il que récemment, sans en être avertis, certains de nos utilisateurs ne retrouvent plus Adobe Reader XI sur leur poste, mais bien Acrobat Reader DC comme lecteur de fichiers PDF! Il s’agit tout simplement de la nouvelle version d’Adobe Reader. L’acronyme DC signifie « Document Cloud », voulant insinuer par là qu’il est maintenant plus facile de modifier des documents directement sur Internet (ex.: apposer sa signature de façon électronique). Outre cette nouveauté qui, au niveau des besoins en classe, ne touche pas vraiment les utilisateurs, qu’y a-t-il de plus ou de différent par rapport à sa version antérieure ? L’interface Acrobat DC offre une toute nouvelle interface plus allégée et donc, plus conviviale. Les outils La palette d’outils, appelée Commentaires, s’est aussi améliorée au niveau visuel.

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