This Week's Show Air Date: February 14, 2014 FULL SHOW (stream/download) as an MP3 file Cleaning up Coal Ash (stream / mp3) Huge Coal ash waste ponds are commonplace at power plants in Appalachian coal country, but environmental watchdogs say state and federal oversight is poor and lax. A recent spill on the Dan River in North Carolina dumped thousands of tons of toxic coal ash into a river. Amy Adams of Appalachian Voices discusses her call for reform better with Steve Curwood. (7:20) 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au You plan. You assess.
everything elearning. Instructional Design in Elearning George Siemens September 30, 2002 Introduction Elearning is the marriage of technology and education, and most often, the instructional designer's greatest role is that of "bridging" concepts between the two worlds. There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”
How Learners Are Like Cats Learners are like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas capable of great feats of athleticism and laziness. They have their own internal clocks, their own schedules, and their own reasons for breathing. They are only selectively aware of anything–can sprint at barely discernible stimuli, or nap right through a thermonuclear explosion. Truth be told, I’m not a cat person.
Course: Task 1 How to cite: If you use our printed materials, a clear reference to the source should be given. These training materials should be referenced as follows: Nijakowska, J., Kormos, J., Hanusova, S., Jaroszewicz, B, Kálmos, B, Imrene Sarkadi, A., Smith, A. What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like Another school year is approaching and many novice teachers are preparing to enter their own classrooms for the first time. To help them on their way, MiddleWeb is publishing a series of brief articles offering good advice and food for thought. What We See in Effective and Ineffective Classrooms by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker
Fun with learning taxonomies Dave Ferguson’s recent post on Bloom’s learning taxonomy (see Lovin’ Bloom) got me thinking about the value of learning taxonomies in learning and information design. Learning taxonomies attempt to break down and categorize types of learning to help designers (of instruction, information, education, performance) develop objectives and learning strategies best matched to the specific type of learning targeted. They are at the core of most approaches to instructional design.
The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested. Formative Assessment Socrative: My all-time favorite app for formative assessment runs on everything. Bringing Gamification to the Classroom On April 7, 2014, a vulnerability with the OpenSSL library, a data encryption protocol used by many web servers across the internet, was discovered and published. This vulnerability, known as Heartbleed Bug (CVE-2014-0160), could be used to remotely obtain and exploit sensitive information. After a thorough audit of our system, we have determined that none of the schoology.com sites (including white-labeled domains that point to Schoology) have been affected by this vulnerability. All of ... Schoology NEXT 2014 is getting closer, and it’s already shaping up to be an incredible event.