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10 Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies that all Educators Should Know About (2012)

10 Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies that all Educators Should Know About (2012)
Naturally, as author of EmergingEdTech, I’m always keeping an eye out for education and instructional technologies that are emerging from the seemingly endless array of tools and concepts that are out there – which applications and ideas are rising to the fore and best positioned to enhance engagement and impact learning? This year I’ve also been working with constituents at The College of Westchester to develop a Strategic Technology Plan for the next 3 years, so it’s never been more important for me to be aware of those impactful education technologies and concepts that are on the horizon or are already in use and pulling ahead of the pack. Since this listing is more pointedly focused on emerging technologies and looking out over the next few years than the list I published at this time last year, it should not come as a surprise that there are a lot of new entries here (edging out six technologies that remain prevalent and potent, but are more ‘established’ than ’emerging’).

Writing Measurable Learning Objectives When you begin creating a course, you want to design with the end in mind. The best way to approach this is to start by writing measurable, learning objectives. Effective learning objectives use action verbs to describe what you want your students to be able to do by the end of the course or unit. Identify the noun, or thing you want students to learn. Here are some examples of learning objectives we’ve seen and how we revised them: Course level outcome examples Original version: Understand the American criminal justice system.Revised version: Describe the history of the American criminal justice system. Understand is not a measurable verb, however the intent of the instructor was to have the students be able to describe, which is measurable. Original version: Describe and create a social media plan for your organization.Revised version: Create a social media plan for your organization. Unit level examples Understand is not a measurable verb, and it was too broad for a unit level objective.

Proyectos Colaborativos por Internet > Proyectos Colaborativos > Fundamentos Realizar Proyectos Colaborativos Escolares exitosos implica planearlos adecuadamente y llevarlos a cabo utilizando las herramientas informáticas y plataformas, apropiadas. Para aumentar las posibilidades de éxito en ambos aspectos, se proponen cinco elementos que deben estar presentes en cualquier proyecto de este tipo: a) Interacción, b) Conexión con el currículo escolar, c) Estrategias que evidencien tanto aprendizajes como colaboración, d) Herramientas informáticas de apoyo y e) Plataforma/herramientas para trabajo colaborativo. Los cuatro primeros elementos (a, b, c, d) se tratan detalladamente en el documento “Elementos Fundamentales de Proyectos Colaborativos”. A continuación se describe en detalle el elemento “Plataformas/herramientas para trabajo colaborativo” el cual tiene relación directa con llevar a cabo Proyectos Colaborativos con los estudiantes. E2.1. CORREO ELECTRÓNICO Medio de comunicación muy utilizado en Proyectos Colaborativos en Línea. E2.2. Terra

Blog de M@rcel Introduction : répondre ou débattre Ce billet portera sur la contribution de deux collègues, Alain Beitone et Margaux Osenda, qui ont publié « La pédagogie inversée : une pédagogie archaïque » (des extraits de cet article seront proposés en bleu ci-dessous) Il ne s’agit pas pour moi de « répondre » à leurs arguments ou de les démonter en tentant de démontrer combien le propos serait incorrect, inapproprié, fallacieux … Je l’ai souvent dit : en matière d’innovation (gardons ce concept pour le moment), il me paraît important de considérer tous les points de vue même ceux envers lesquels, personnellement et subjectivement, on ne peut d’emblée marquer son accord. En effet, les propos des thuriféraires et autres évangélistes doivent être considérés avec circonspection voire méfiance, ceux des « grognons » (comme je les appelle chaleureusement) avec attention en ce qui concerne les alarmes qu’ils nous envoient. La classe inversée n’a rien d’innovant ! Introduction I.1. I.2. I.3.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. Aggregators The following list includes free tools that you can use to stay on top of current events, including headlines and blogs. Aggie: Aggie is an open source news aggregator that’s also a desktop application. Bookmark Managers Classroom Tools You need tools to help assess class progress. Animoto: This web tool completely simplifies the creation and sharing of videos. Collaboration Course Management

9780545087421.pdf 12 Things Successful People Do Differently Email I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime. In entertainment, I think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey. Over the years I’ve studied the lives of numerous successful people. 1. Successful people are objective. S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Specific – A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” When you identify S.M.A.R.T. goals that are truly important to you, you become motivated to figure out ways to attain them. 2. Sadly, very few people ever live to become the success story they dream about. They never take action! The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. 3. In his book, The 4-Hour Workweek 4. 5. . 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Assessment Tools These tools are for immediate use with students in the classroom. They are suitable for use in many different contexts and are aimed at improving assessment practices. A range of schools across Victoria have used some of these tools and their feedback and suggestions for use are included. The tools are grouped under the following headings: Graphic organisers - tools to visually represent thoughts, ideas, knowledge and concepts. Review and reflection tools - enable students to review and reflect on their knowledge, progress, and what they have learnt and achieved during a unit, topic or project. Feedback tools - enable students to provide feedback on their work and performance. Rubrics - printed sets of criteria for assessing knowledge, performance or product and for giving feedback. Tools for planning and auditing assessment practices The following tools can be used by teachers and school leadership teams when planning and auditing their assessment practices:

Materiales para la Creatividad Esta es una entrada para presentar una web que he creado para crear materiales para la "Escritura Creativa". En dicha web podréis crear cubos de imágenes, de textos, plantillas para generar historias, etc. Todas son muy sencillas de generar, nos crearemos unos pdfs para imprimir y poder trabajar (en forma de juego) con los alumnos sin necesidad de muchos recursos. También existe la posibilidad de escribir las historias online y espero ir añadiendo funcionalidades a la aplicación: más interactividad, nuevas categorías, diferentes idiomas, etc. Para este menester, toda ayuda será bienvenida ;-). Los podéis encontrar en: Los materiales Los materiales que podemos generar están divididos en las categorías de textos, imágenes, caldero mágico y binomio fantástico. Esta es la lista de materiales que podéis generar y que describo con más detalle en la sección "Descripción materiales": Barajas Historias Relatos Cortos o Microrrelatos Motivo y agradecimientos G.

What Are the Largest Educational Technology Organizations? Web Quests Ready-to-go! - 340+ Pages - Just Click and Print! View Collection 50,000+ Printable Worksheets - For Grades K-12 - Teachers Love It! View Now... What Are the Largest Educational Technology Organizations? The modernization of learning is a rather new trend that has revolutionized the world of education. Virtual schools are the most popular online technology organization. Among the different online technology groups are education portals. OSS Watch, which is a consultative agency sponsored by the JISC or Joint Information Systems Committee, offers broad analyses of the economic, technical, and legal facets of open source software execution in the advanced learning field. What are the largest educational technology organization alternatives aside from virtual schools and education portals? A comparable venture is known as OSC or open source curriculum. You may get open source resources from Curriki, Connexions, and MIT Open Courseware. Educational Technology Organizations

Blog de TIC en Lenguas Extranjeras The Official News Magazine for ESL Collaborative Learners The ESL Times es un proyecto colaborativo para docentes y estudiantes de inglés como segunda lengua capitaneado por profesores de inglés de varios niveles: Manuel López Caparrós, Diego Ojeda, Julián Sanz Mamolar, Anna Sorolla y Mª Jesús García San Martín. Se trata de un proyecto colaborativo en red con el que realizar entre todos una revista o periódico digital en lengua inglesa. Está abierto a la participación de cualquier nivel educativo. Incluso si no eres docente puedes participar enviando trabajos que realicen tus hijos/as, o tu mismo/a si estás estudiando inglés o te apetece participar. En el propio blog del proyecto se ofrece un documento de ayuda para participantes, pautas bilingües para convertirse en un buen periodista colaborativo, así como un formulario de inscripción y varios badges para los colaboradores.