Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you. Podcasts are a great way to get information when you’re driving in your car, making dinner at home, or waiting at the DMV to renew your license. Podcasts don’t force you to find more time in your day; they give you the opportunity to capitalize on all the dead time that already exists in your day by simply downloading the .mp3 or syncing a podcast to your iTunes account on your smartphone. Even though podcasts have been around awhile, a lot of people still don’t utilize the hundreds of free podcasts available on the Internet. Below are 51 educational podcasts you should look consider. 51 Education Podcasts For The 21st Century Teacher 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.
InformEDThe Best Places to Read and Download Educational e-BooksNow that mobile devices are all over the map, reading becomes much more enjoyable .You can take with you your entire digital library anywhere you go and access it any time you want. This is a convenience our ancestors were dreaming to have. But what about reading resources ? Do you know where you can grab some good and educational content to read ? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has curated a list of some great online platform where you can read or download e-books. 1- Wiki Books This platform contains an open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit easily. 2- The Free Library The Free Library is that has a wide range of periodicals, articles,publications, and many more 3- Read Print This resources contains thousands of free books that range from essays to short stories. 4- Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. 5- Many Books 6- Infomotions 7- eBooks 8- Bookyards
Ideas to InspireeTELConnexionseducationWelcome to the free OpenLearn course on open education. This course runs over seven weeks and is focused around the subject of openness in education. The course is an adapted extract from the Open University Masters-level course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning55 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip56)] (of which this is one of four blocks) and open, informal learners. This is the ‘stand alone’ version of the course, so you will be studying it independently of other students. This means others may not be studying at the same time, so the interaction found through blogs and forums may not be relevant, and is not monitored by the course team. The course operates an activity-based pedagogy, so within each week there will be approximately four activities: in these you will typically be expected to read some material (or view some other media), perform an activity and create a short blog post. The topics you will study in the coming weeks are:
60+ educational resourcesFrom its inception, the web has always had appeal as an educational resource. Recognising the potential for remote learning, in 2002, the launch of OpenCourseWare at MIT helped propel the initiative into the spotlight, with many universities following suit and providing quality educational material available through the web. No longer is there an excuse for anyone with access to the web to say that education is outside of their reach. This collection of links and applications highlights just the tip of the iceberg of educational resources that are available on the web. If you are interested in teaching yourself a new skill or learning a new topic indepth in your spare time, hopefully some of these will be of use. University Material Open Yale - Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. Open Courseware – Notre Dame University contribution to open courseware. Video Material Courses
Announcing the New and Improved 2013 Edition of the Free Education Technology Resources eBookThis popular resource provides 115 pages of free applications and resources and insights into how educators are using them in today’s classrooms! This digital booklet provides an introduction and easy access to many of the wonderful free applications and resources available on the Internet for teachers to use in and out of the classroom as part of the instructional and administrative process. The 2013 update of this eBook is loaded with new content. How Do I Get My Copy of this Exciting Resource? If you are an existing subscriber, there’s a link to the eBook in today’s blog post email. If you are not an existing subscriber, just sign up today (see the “Sign Up” form on the right, above “Popular Posts” => you might have to scroll up a little). Thanks for subscribing and enjoy this excellent resource! About Kelly Walsh Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer, and an adjunct faculty member, at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com.