Five tips for designing effective online learning modules Online learning makes it easy for students to learn what they need to move ahead in their training, courses, or careers. Whether you're designing your original content in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, when you add it to a Learning Content Management System (LCMS), the way you organize your content can help students learn the material successfully. The learning modules you design will be effective for students if you create a logical structure, reinforce key concepts, and add exercises at just the right points to help students evaluate their own learning. 1: Outline your session Perhaps the most important element in an effective online learning module is the way in which it is organized. 2: Create sections for major steps in the process Design your learning module so that each major task is its own section. 3: Make your introductions clear The introduction of your learning model sets the stage for everything that follows. 4: Reinforce the learning in each section with exercises
The Power of Google By Delano Taylor|source: Feb 22nd, 2012 Google.com is pretty self explanatory. Right? If you said yes, there’s a good chance you’re not using Google to its full potential. Recently, I found that there’s this complete underground world of mind-blowing search tools for Google, never before mentioned to me. The infographic says that three out of every four students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search”. With midterm papers beginning to breath down my back, this information will be quite beneficial. 11k What research says about the value of homework: Research review History of the homework debate. Does homework affect student learning? Does homework have other effects? Does homework help or hinder student learning—and which students, under what conditions, does it help or hinder? In recent years, the issue has received increased attention in the popular press and has become a topic of controversy. During the past decade, according to Gill and Schlossman (1996), "leading educational spokespersons have celebrated homework as essential to raise educational standards, foster high academic achievement, upgrade the quality of the labor force, and link family and school in a common teaching mission" (27). Perspectives vary, however. While many researchers take either a positive or a negative stance on homework, Cooper (2001) takes a more balanced approach, stating, "Research on the effects of homework suggests that it is beneficial as long as teachers use their knowledge of developmental levels to guide policies and expectations" (34). Purpose
Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation July 7, 2012 Come to my session at ISTE 2016: “Personalize Learning With Student Curation” 6/28 4:00 – 5:00 CCC 113, Table 2 There are many buzzwords and phrases prevalent in education today. “21st Century Learning”, “Blended Learning”, “Personalized Learning”, “Flipped Classroom” – just to name a few. The one that has recently caught my attention and curiosity is “content curation.” I manage a grant project in my district designed to assure students acquire “21st century skills” A current strategy for this is using backwards design, formative assessments of 21st century skills, and “blended-learning.” This curiosity led to further questions: Why curate? Collecting vs. I set out to read as much as possible of what others have written on the subject, (see my Scoop-It on Curating Learning Resources) to help with my understanding. Defining Curating in Education by Nancy White is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Thinking Level Process Organization Value
What is a Web Quest? How Do Teachers Use Them? Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection Need Tons of New Worksheets? - 50,000+ printables - Save Time! View Now... What is a Web Quest? What's All the Hype? It seems as if educators are striving to get an Internet connection in their classroom these days. More recently, schools have discovered the Internet as a source which obviously breaks away from traditionalism. The Quest for Knowledge The Internet, unlike any other medium before it, is interactive and accessible to a great deal of people at once. The Nature of a Web Quest One model approach for this dilemma is called a Web Quest developed in 1995 by Bernie Dodge of San Diego State University. When creating a Web Quest, it is beneficial to be able to make your own web pages. Over the last five years, the TeAch-nology.com staff has seen a great deal of Web Quests. Six Reasons Teachers To Use Web Quests 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Qualities of Effective Web Quests 1. 2. 3. 4. a. b. c. d. 5. 6.
Is homework a necessary evil? Homework battles have raged for decades. For as long as kids have been whining about doing their homework, parents and education reformers have complained that homework's benefits are dubious. Meanwhile many teachers argue that take-home lessons are key to helping students learn. But when it comes to deciphering the research literature on the subject, homework is anything but an open book. The 10-minute rule In many ways, homework seems like common sense. Homework can indeed produce academic benefits, such as increased understanding and retention of the material, says Duke University social psychologist Harris Cooper, PhD, one of the nation's leading homework researchers. Then again, test scores aren't everything. Even when homework is helpful, there can be too much of a good thing. Beyond that point, kids don't absorb much useful information, Cooper says. "At all grade levels, doing other things after school can have positive effects," Cooper says. All over the map Quantity vs. quality
Super Teacher Tools Why the Net? An Interactive Tool for the Classroom: Explanation What is the Internet? The Internet, also called the Net, is a collection of computers connected in a worldwide network. Since you are reading this on a Web site 1, your computer is part of the Internet. Not only is it part of the Internet, your computer is linked, through the network, right now to a computer in New York City that houses this CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM workshop. The network between your computer and the Concept to Classroom computer in New York City makes it possible for the two computers to share information and exchange files.
"How Successful is Homework Success for Children with ADHD?" by Alexis Resnick Keywords ADHD, Children, Homework, Intervention, Parent Training Abstract ADHD-diagnosed children generally display multiple difficulties with academic functioning (DuPaul, 2007; Loe & Feldman, 2007; Raggi & Chronis, 2006; Rogers, Wiener, Marton, & Tannock, 2009) and tend to show more frequent and intense homework problems than their peers (Power, Karustis, & Habboushe, 2001). Traditionally, treatments for ADHD have included medication and/or behavioral interventions (DuPaul & Weyandt, 2006; Loe & Feldman, 2007); however, interventions targeting the homework problems of children with ADHD have been limited. One such intervention for the treatment of children with ADHD and homework problems, the Homework Success Program (HSP), has yet to be empirically evaluated with individual families.
The Unquiet Librarian Making the Net Work for Schools: Online Research Modules Online research modules make the Net work. They structure student activities efficiently and effectively. They protect teachers from unreasonable demands. They deliver the goods. "It's like a huge landfill!" Flushed from hours of mining the 10,299 Web pages dredged up by consulting AltaVista or one of the other leading search engines, the Net Savvy teacher throws hands toward the sky. "I don't have time for this nonsense. Surfing is not a practical or appealing option for those teachers who find there is already too little time to cover the curriculum while meeting the expanded testing demands of most states. Online research modules provide a path which even the most technophobic teacher can follow with a class of students. I. The best way to learn about online research modules is to explore some examples. For an example of more recently developed modules, go to the Grand Prairie ISD Research Modules Which volcano is least risky? II. Module One - Questioning and Planning Templates III. Focus.
21st Century Librarian Welcoming the Internet Into Your Classroom This seminar will discuss a few critical components of putting the power of the Internet to work in the classroom. These include simple searching techniques, information literacy skills, and strategies to develop Internet-safe lessons. As a teacher and lifelong learner, one of the most powerful and rewarding instructional tools at your fingertips is the Internet. Within seconds, an entire civilization or country thousands of miles away is at your desktop. Questions that would have taken hours to find an answer to are not only answered but expounded upon. Due to its timeliness and currency, the Internet can capture teachable moments — as you see students' eyes light up with excitement, the Internet can expand that moment with pictures, facts, and human stories that make learning come alive. The Internet provides a wealth of resources and information that make teaching exciting and new. Top of Page Internet Navigation Skills Simple Searching Rules Simple Searching Rules 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.