This is how Internet Works
Today as I was going through my feeds I came across this awesome infographic on Science Dump. It explains in a very simple way how Internet works and sheds some light on those somber areas we do not know about Internet. I thought it might interest you as well particularly if you plan to print it out and share it with your students or even use it as a poster to hang on your classroom wall.
Mindset, we have a problem « Another dot in the blogosphere?
A teacher laments that we have a problem when she finds out that a student cheated on a class assignment. I agree with that teacher, but not in the way you might expect. The complaint and the rest of the story is told at Teachers Put to the Test by Digital Cheats. (Many thanks to @hychan_edu for sharing this.) While the article says that the problem lies with students (the erosion of values that comes with ease of access to information), I think that is only half the story. The missing half is the problem that lies with teachers.
Engage All Levels of Education
You want to use digital learning in your classroom, but how do you start? Today's educational climate puts an increasing emphasis on incorporating technology into student learning, including everyday projects, lessons, skill sets, and online assessments. Watch the recorded presentations, below, from your favorite flipping pioneers at ISTE 2013.
There's More Than One Way to Flip a Classroom - Digital Education
In a packed session this afternoon at ISTE 2012 here in San Diego, a panel of nine educators, as well as two moderators presented their ideas and experiences with "flipping" their classrooms. The session was led by Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, two chemistry teachers who pioneered the flipped learning model back in 2006. The pair recently co-wrote a book, published by ISTE and ASCD, called Flip Your Classroom. Defining what "flipping your classroom" meant was the first topic of conversation, which proved to be somewhat more difficult than you might expect. In fact, the reason the panel consisted of nine educators, instead of two or three, was precisely to demonstrate that there were many different ways to effectively flip a classroom.
Teacher's Manual to The Secrets of Evernote
Evernote is a web tool that allows users to bookmark, record voicemails, take text and voice notes, upload pictures, docs, PDFs and files, and capture images and information on the web as well as as a software download on your computer or as a plugin for your browser and also as an application for your mobile device. Awhile ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning featured a comprehensive guide called " Teachers' Simplified Guide to The Use of Evernote in Education" and today we are adding up another great manual from Makeuseof which sheds more light on some interesting secrets of Evernote and that we can benefit from in education. However, access to this manual is done through three options: either you share it on social media and you get the download code, or you subscribe to their newsletter, or buy it on Amazon for kindle by 99 cent. Check out this link if you want read how to get it.
How Steve Jobs Impacted Education
The untimely death of Steve Jobs provides an opportunity to reflect on the passing of an American icon and take some lessons from his extraordinary life. Steve Jobs had a passion for education. And his passion for education extended far beyond his famous speech at Stanford University. Education was a high priority for Jobs, and I remember when the students at the rural high school where I taught entered their new Mac lab for the first time. That lab was a direct result of Jobs’ innovative spirit.
Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat
Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses. Students are happy with this solution as it is cross platform and supports learning with library and backpack resources.Set specific deadlines for your students. If they are given a date then unfortunately that can be construed as midnight!!
Can TED Talks Really Work in a Classroom?
Teaching Strategies TED-Ed By Katrina Schwartz There’s been a lot of excitement around TED’s foray into education, bringing its inspirational video model to the classroom.
10 Tips to Help Master Prezi
Last week, I spent two days teaching Prezi at the Langley Center for New Media. As the event came to a close, a few attendees asked if I could sum up more than 16 hours of teaching in a top 10 list. Well, here’s my first stab at 10 tips that should help you become a better Prezi presenter and publisher. 1. Work in 1024 × 768
The 25 Best Apple iPad Games
The Apple iPad, in both the standard and mini varieties, is a highly underrated video game platform. The PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS may command the attention of most "real gamers," but the iPad—despite lacking physical buttons and being most closely associated with Angry Birds and other causal fare—shouldn't be overlooked. Only ten years ago, the mobile video game space was dominated by Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony—no other company made a significant play, especially in hardware. Then the rapid growth of Apple's App Store combined with the wild success of the iPad created the perfect environment for the mobile video game market to truly take off.
I've Copyrighted "Flipped Classroom"
First, let me say, I have copyrighted the terms Flipped Classroom, Flipped Learning, Flipped Teaching and #flipclass. No one in the media can write a story using any of the terms without consulting me. No company can use any of these terms to promote a product without my approval.
Lesson Structure - Flipped Class Guide
You've found your online resources, made your videos, and created some online games that will help your students learn the concepts you plan to demonstrate during your flipped lesson. What now? Determine the structure of your online flipped lesson. Below is a sample structure:
29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about
iPad is gaining momentum in the educational sphere and might , in the near future, be integrated as a leading learning method. iPad is part of the gesture-based technology that is widely embraced by teens and which has pushed some school districts especially here in Canada and also in the States to start using the BYOD approach, for the costs of iPad and their apps is still relatively high. As a teacher who has not yet tried mobile technology in his teaching, you might be wondering where and how to start. What resources to use ? Well, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some answers for you. We have collected a set of some useful resources on the use of iPads in the classroom which can help you dig your way into the world of mobile learning and teaching. 1- Teacher's Guide to The Use of iPads in Education