10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom November 10, 2015 With the advance of technology and mobile gadgetry there emerged a wide variety of learning trends endemic to 21st century classroom environment. One of these trends is what is conventionally referred to as BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology). In a BYOD classroom, students bring their own technology (e.g hand-held devices, laptops..etc) and use them for various learning activities. The pedagogical strength of BYOD is that it is an effective way to personalize learning and allow students easy and quick access to the technology they need to explore and learn collaboratively in a student-centerer environment. There are now several web tools and mobile apps that support BYOD learning.
8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Quality Teaching Rounds - Change Your School Thanks again for enabling Debbie & I to access the training via the VC, it has really inspired us to get the rounds going in our school now. Testimonial from Regional participants joining QT Rounds training via Adobe Connect. Quality Teaching (QT) Rounds – A Process for Sustainable Collaborative Professional Learning What are QT Rounds? Based on the work and research of educators at the University of Newcastle’s School of Education, Quality Teaching Rounds (Bowe & Gore, 2011) is based on objective observations of school and classroom practice by a Professional Learning Community (PLC) which is comprised of four or more teaching staff, utilising the Quality Teaching model, to inform and improve decision-making about student learning.
51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1. Social Learning
6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic Blended Learning Infograpics 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic SOLO Taxonomy click to view a bigger version As learning progresses it becomes more complex. SOLO, which stands for the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome, is a means of classifying learning outcomes in terms of their complexity, enabling us to assess students’ work in terms of its quality not of how many bits of this and of that they have got right. At first we pick up only one or few aspects of the task (unistructural), then several aspects but they are unrelated (multistructural), then we learn how to integrate them into a whole (relational), and finally, we are able to generalised that whole to as yet untaught applications (extended abstract).
50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past.
9 Ways To Use Social Networks In eLearning - eLearning Industry The eLearning is a term mostly serving to describe deliberate education with advanced technical user-friendly and intuitive teaching methods. Few of us, however, acknowledge the role different social networks play in teaching us to organize the conventional learning process thus merging it with eLearning step by step. Here you can get a rundown of using social networks in eLearning and how they make it ever more readily accessible and integrated for students. Getting to know how to operate these useful branchy GUIs on their own can make you a power user. 1. Sharing Audio Through iTalk 6 Ways to Set Up a Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) at School As a teacher, you'll already be fully aware of the importance of your role as an educator and as a person who inspires a love of learning. Your enthusiasm for learning will already be setting a positive tone within the classroom. From here, there are some other ways to help the class participants enjoy the SOLE activities even more.
Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Resources by Academic Subject Math Science History Getting Started With Knowledge Management - eLearning Industry In the last couple of years I’ve dealt with a few companies that were either unable or unwilling to preserve the knowledge and expertise of their employees. In fact, I was employed at one such organization for quite some time. The company lost money and opportunities, and its image suffered as well, all due to the lack of a comprehensive knowledge management solution. In regards to training, the company put faith in the old “knowledge sharing is king” motto. However, they paid little more than lip service to the concept. In reality, it all boiled down to turning to a colleague when you were stuck, and if you were lucky, you got help.
25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset - InformED “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.”