iPads in the Classroom: Changing Education (Infographic) iPads in the Classroom: Changing Education (Infographic) Posted by Ashley Wainwright on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 01:07 PM With this tech-savvy generation of students, today’s classrooms and learning tools need to evolve to better appeal to and engage these type of students. Many schools are bringing technology in the classroom though 1-to-1 initiatives (school provides device), some through BYOD (bring your own device) implementation, and others though some combination of the two.
How To Google Search By Reading Level Digital media have changed almost everything about reading—from multimodal complexity and the fluid nature of text, to the role of social media and–perhaps most importantly–how we find the information we’re looking for. As we shift from a culture that passively receives newspapers and magazines and piece-meal selects books form bookshelves, to one that actively sets-up personalized reading lists through RSS feeds and Google Reader, and sifts not through hundreds of books on shelf, but from millions of books, journals, blog posts, and video transcriptions, the mechanisms for search must adapt as well. The most overarching need is likely personalization—to empower people with the ability find what they’re looking for in lieu of what might be the most popular results. And with minor changes that aren’t always immediately obvious, Google is responding. Digital Literacy & Google Search Or, put simply, read and understand.
Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations.
The Unconscious Brain Can Do Math, Read People can process short sentences and solve equations before they're aware of the words and numbers in front of their eyes, finds new research that suggests we might not actually need full consciousness to perform rule-based tasks like reading and arithmetic. In a series of experiments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, more than 300 student participants were unconsciously exposed to words and equations through a research technique known as Continuous Flash Suppression (CFS). With this method, a static image appears in front of one eye while rapidly changing pictures flash in front of the other eye. The changing pictures dominate awareness at first, letting the still image register subliminally before popping into consciousness. In the first part of the study, one eye was presented with a static phrase or sentence, which was "masked" by changing colorful shapes flashing in front of the other eye.
The Ultimate Lifehack for 2013: 200+ Incredible Sites & Services Are you ready to ruin any chance you had of getting any work done today? This list represents “the best of the best” of the tech world’s resources DailyTekk curated over 2012. Culled from nearly 30 top 100 lists, this exclusive roundup represents the top 10 Editor’s Choice selections from our most popular lists of last year. Grouped together they form a powerful mega-life-resource that you can refer to again and again. Whether you want to find some new music to listen to, creating an infographic or an app or getting married, the coolest sites and services are here neatly categorized for your enjoyment. Seriously, there is something here for everyone from the techie to the entrepreneur to the executive to the stay-at-home parent.
GUIDES Screen record iPad onto Mac (with Yosemite update) iPad First 5 … How to make a talking video poster for your wall (more info here) How to Youtube as a Teacher How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning The invention of the tablet PC has created a new medium for book publishing. Interactive books are everywhere, and have revolutionized the way people consume the printed word. With the recent software available to allow easy creation of interactive books and with the race to bring these products to market, there seems to be a more and more dilution of quality and a loss for the meaning of interactivity. When publishers create new eBook titles or convert a traditional printed book to a digital interactive eBook, they often miss the added value this new medium can provide. It’s important to understand the distinction between apps and eBooks, as it's something that often confuses both publishers and consumers. It basically comes down to formats; apps are mostly native iOS or Android software, whereas eBooks are documents of a particular format, such as the open standards EPUB and Mobipocket (.mobi).
Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.
Neuroscience Sheds New Light on Creativity - Rewiring the Creative Mind Close your eyes and visualize the sun setting over a beach. How detailed was your image? Did you envision a bland orb sinking below calm waters, or did you call up an image filled with activity -- palm trees swaying gently, waves lapping at your feet, perhaps a loved one holding your hand? Now imagine you're standing on the surface of Pluto. What would a sunset look like from there? Notice how hard you had to work to imagine this YAGO-NAGA - D5: Databases and Information Systems (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik) AIDA is a method, implemented in an online tool, for disambiguating mentions of named entities that occur in natural-language text or Web tables. AMIE (Association Rule Mining under Incomplete Evidence in Ontological Knowledge Bases) is a joint project with the Ontologies group. ANGIE is an active knowledge system for interactive exploration. DEANNA is a framework for natural language question answering over structured knowledge bases. HYENA is a multi-label classifier for entity types based on hierarchical taxonomies derived from YAGO2.
iPad Apps Classified by SAMR model The SAMR model helps teachers and educators understand and better integrate technology into their teaching and learning. This model was created by Dr Robin Puentudura with the explicit aim of helping teachers in designing, developing and integrating digital media to increase students overall academic achievements. The four levels of this model are : Substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. Have a look at the image below to learn more about these four levels. The image is taken from Summer Tech Institute.