NPR Training | NPR The ear training guide for audio producers (Suharu Ogawa for NPR) Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into larger technical problems. This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time to call for help. Asking the expertsNPR Training’s Rob Byers and two NPR audio engineers took audio production questions during a reddit AMA.Want to learn more? Preventing audio problems is one of the keys to ensuring quality productions. If you do anything with this guide, learn how to recognize and prevent each problem. The guide has three main sections: Recording problems These issues occur while recording in a studio or gathering audio in the field. Editing problems These issues pop up at your desk, cutting the piece together. Mixing problems Recording problems Distortion and clipping Hiss
8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic Educational Technology Infographics 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic Are you looking for a fresh approach to recognising your learners skills? Open Badges is a program by Mozilla that issues digital badges to recognize skills and achievements. The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as digital indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. 1. Employers, organizations & schools can explore the data behind every badge issued to verify individuals’ skills and competencies. 2. Badges are free and open to anyone to use as part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission. 3. Using free software and an open technical standard means that any organization can create, issue and verify digital badges, and any user can earn, manage and display these badges all across the web. 4. Badges can build upon each other, joining together to tell the full story of your skills and achievements. 5.
Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class: What is the Biggest Barrier? Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class: What is the Biggest Barrier? A recent survey by the Gamesandlearning.org a project run by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop had some very dismal statistics when it came to the barriers teachers feel when implementing digital games in their classrooms. Teachers with Apps has been trying to raise awareness for the need for schools to embrace technology and get students ready for the future. In September of this year TWA posted a blog titled, 8 Reasons why the implementation of tech in schools is so slow, which echoes much of what this survey reveals. Ten years ago Edutopia posted an article that is just as relevant today: Standardized Testing Fails the Exam, written by the Emeritus Professor W. By working toward reform and getting an accountability system that works to help improve every students learning experience, teachers with the right professional development, can find the time to implement technology.
Reading Comprehension Strategies & Resources Socratic seminars are a form of inquiry and discussion between students, based on asking open-ended questions and answering open ended questions to stimulate critical thinking, reading comprehension and to illuminate ideas and deepen understanding of literary concepts in texts. It is a dialectical method, often involving a focused discussion with key open-ended questions about a text read by all participants in which students ask questions to debate different points of view; one participant may lead another to discover new perspectives and ideas, thus strengthening the inquirer's own point and knowledge. Reading Comprehension Stems Free Reading Lessons and Assessments Students must be exposed to complex concepts like Latin and Greek Roots 70 plus times to gain a usable knowledge and deeper understanding of the concepts. English Comprehension Library Reading comprehension is the desired outcome of all reading programs. intention may leave you seeking new processes to improve student results.
8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities. Children are using digital technologies and media at increasingly younger ages and for longer periods of time. The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. Moreover, there is the digital age gap. So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. Digital identity: The ability to create and manage one’s online identity and reputation. Share Written by
What is really true? -- Lloyd Rieber Lloyd Rieber's home page 1998 Peter Dean Lecture Lloyd Rieber The University of Georgia When discussing philosophical orientations and their implications to learning and education, I like to use this little exercise. Here's one fact that I dare say would be judged by most people as being true beyond refute: "The sum of the interior angles of any triangle equals 180 degrees." So, as our understanding of something increases, truth itself can change. Click here to run the shocked animation of this example To run this resource, you must have the most current Shockwave for Authorware plug-in installed. Click here to free of charge from Macromedia. Copyright 1998 Lloyd Rieber OBIE 2015 : 2nd International Workshop on Open Badges in Education: From Learning Evidence to Learning Analytics CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE (January 23) 2nd International Workshop on Open Badges in Education (OBIE 2015): From Learning Evidence to Learning Analytics - - =) in conjunction with the 5th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK'15), Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, March 16-20, 2015 ( IMPORTANT DATES ==================================== * 23 January 2015: Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED) * 02 February 2015: Notification of acceptance * 16 February 2015: Camera-ready paper * 16 March 2015: OBIE2015 Workshop OVERVIEW ======== Open digital badges are Web-enabled tokens of learning and accomplishment. AUDIENCE ========= OBs connect educational providers and practitioners, entrepreneurs, and researchers in discourses on teaching, learning, assessment, digital credentials, and digital education in general. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at
Why Is Assessment Important? | Edutopia Assessment is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding. Assessment inspire us to ask these hard questions: "Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?" "Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?" Today's students need to know not only the basic reading and arithmetic skills, but also skills that will allow them to face a world that is continually changing. Teacher Beverly Hoeltke goes over Key Learning's unconventional progress report -- which includes self-assessment -- with a student and his mother. Grant Wiggins, a nationally recognized assessment expert, shared his thoughts on performance assessments, standardized tests, and more in an Edutopia.org interview. Do you agree with his statements? When assessment works best, it does the following:
Reading Educator Bloom's Taxonomy provides a structured presentation of human cognition from low-level thought processes like simple recall to higher-order thinking skills like synthesis and evaluation. Bloom offers a "stair step" description of the levels of human understanding, with each new level building on previous levels. Bloom's taxonomy divides human cognition into five levels. Recall questions require students to repeat or retell information. Analysis involves separating the main ideas or components of a larger whole—that is, dividing a whole into its smaller parts. Comparison refers to noting the similarities and difference among the component parts. Inference means making predictions or generalizations through deductive or inductive reasoning. Using deductive reasoning, students start with a general statement or principle and then explain how specific details relate to it. Evaluation means reaching a conclusion supported by evidence. Steps to Bloom's Taxonomy Questioning: Learn More:
8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers. That’s why digital skills are an essential part of a comprehensive education framework. What’s your DQ? The challenge for educators is to move beyond thinking of IT as a tool, or “IT-enabled education platforms”. Like IQ or EQ – which we use to measure someone’s general and emotional intelligence – an individual’s facility and command of digital media is a competence that can be measured. DQ can broadly be broken down into three levels: Level 1: Digital citizenship The ability to use digital technology and media in safe, responsible and effective ways Level 2: Digital creativity The ability to become a part of the digital ecosystem by co-creating new content and turning ideas into reality by using digital tools Level 3: Digital entrepreneurship The ability to use digital media and technologies to solve global challenges or to create new opportunities Share Written by
Instructional Design at lynda.com: How We Do What We Do By Jolie Miller | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 One of the most common questions we get here at lynda.com is: How do you do what you do? While there’s a certain amount of magic that happens on our campus (it’s impressive, I’ll be honest), a lot of our process boils down to simple instructional design principles for teaching adult learners. Whether you’re teaching a friend how to knit, creating online instruction, or just want to be able to better communicate—these strategies don’t disappoint. Here are my 10 favorite tips: 1. Great teachers take the complex and re-explain it simply, sharing in the excitement of someone new to the topic. To brush up on your communication skills, check out Communication Fundamentals, Communication Tips, and Effective Listening. 2. You can’t teach anyone anything until you know who you’re teaching, where they’re at today, what they want to learn, and why they want to know it. 3. 4. When I’m learning, I’m vulnerable. 5. 6. 7. 8. I’m not here because I have to be. 10.
Virtual Ethnography | Domínguez Figaredo Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2007 Virtual Ethnography Daniel Domínguez, Anne Beaulieu, Adolfo Estalella, Edgar Gómez, Bernt Schnettler & Rosie Read Current approaches in the ethnographic study of the Internet are diverse; the proliferation of proposals has been numerous in recent years. The methodological approach of virtual ethnography has been broadened and reformulated through new proposals such as digital ethnography, ethnography on/of/through the Internet, connective ethnography, networked ethnography, cyberethnography, etc. The different proposals for doing virtual ethnography are the results of the way in which the Internet is conceptualized as both culture and context for social interaction. The label "virtual ethnography" includes a broad range of methodological approaches aimed at answering the complexities of the object of research and the different ways in which this object has been constructed. Virtual ethnography is not just an anthropological methodology. Citation
InsideTheNGSSBox.pdf 10 ways to differentiate learning Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way. Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after. The focus was on teaching, not on learning. One size was supposed to fit all and if you learned in a different way, too bad for you. Time passed and it turned out that everyone didn’t learn in the same way after all. She needed to think about differentiation in a different way. 10 ways to differentiate learning… 1. Give the students (at least some) ownership of their learning. 2. One size does not fit all. 3. Learners don’t need total mastery of all the skills before they can apply them. 4. Blogging, film making, global interactions, social media, photography, gaming (and much more!) 5. Encourage learners to follow their interests. 6. It’s not about a test at the end. 7. Create a culture of thinking, questioning, wondering and exploring. 8. 9. 10. Like this: