My Integrating Technology journey Course: OpenLearn Learner Guide for Social Partnerships Network - OLS_1 This course is intended for learning facilitators e.g. Union Learning Representatives (ULRs), tutors and other learning facilitators. It will provide you with the skills to both navigate OpenLearn yourself, as well as direct and advise other learners on specific, relevant topics related to their own needs. It will also offer you the chance to experience studying an OpenLearn course for yourself. This is a badged course, which will take no more than 10 hours and means that you can gain a digital badge compatible with Mozilla Open badges upon successful completion of the course. To get the most out of this course and gain a digital badge you will need to sign in to OpenLearn Works using your Open University account (for OpenLearn, OpenLearn Works, or your student or tutor account) and then enrol on this course. Creating an Open University account in OpenLearn Works If you already have an OpenLearn Works account, just click on 'Sign in to enrol' and enter your user name and password.
Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloomin’ Pinwheel Over the past few weeks I have been sharing some of my Boom’s Taxonomy re-imagines. I created these for my classroom so that I could share Bloom’s with my kids in different ways that would make our classroom fun, but also give them a different way of viewing the information. Today I am sharing my Bloomin’ Pinwheel. As I started making my Bloom’s re-imagines, students started coming to me with ideas of how to display the information. The pinwheel was a student recommendation. I think it turned out pretty cute! Below you will find my original Bloomin’ Pinwheel, along with my digital version. Here are links to the digital tools in my Boomin’ Pinwheel: Remember: BBC Skillwise- Spelling City- Starfall- Discovery Streaming- Lexipedia- YouTube- Gamegoo- PBS Kids- Understand: Apply: Create:
bloomsapps Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available. While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom. This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps! If you find any that you have worked with in your classroom please email email@example.com or tweet @bloomsapps or @dmileham75 with your suggestions. Two Links to some iTunesU courses relating to iOS Integration: 1 iPad by Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services ( Movie Making\Digital Storytelling Camera to PDF Free - cool little app that turns your device into a scanner. LiveBinders: I would be remiss if I didn't post this.
Free Technology for Teachers REfLECT Classic | Society for Education and Training REfLECT Classic is no longer available, members can now log into the updated version, REfLECT+. As a member of SET (Society for Education & Training) you will know that you have access to REfLECT+, an online personal learning space that enables you to plan, record and assess the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) in your practice. You may remember that in September 2013, we advised members that we would be updating the software to REfLECT+. This new version includes new features and functionality and offers a much smoother interface for users and is tightly integrated with your SET account. We asked you to log in to REfLECT+ via the website to automatically move your information over and save you losing your work. If you didn’t do this, you can still log into REfLECT+ and create a new workspace. If you have any concerns or queries, please do feel free to contact our membership services team.
Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. back to top
Explore.Create.Share - Be a Champion of Digital Citizenship Wikisite for my Keynote at 30 Goals for Educators Web Conference 2015Shortlink to this site: Link to my Presenter Page: Time of my Presentation:12pmET/5pmUKLink to Hangout On Air Online Keynote: Hashtag:#30GoalsEdu Cologne based educator ("iPad-teacher"), pianist & composer. André Spang studied classical &jazz-piano at Colleges of Saarbrücken and Cologne, Germany and filmscoring and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. André is teaching @ a public high school in Cologne and a Lecturer @ University of Cologne for Music and Digital Media. He was a former Lecturer @ imb of the University of Augsburg and @ University of applied sciences, Cologne In his school, André is coordinating the iPad-Project and many projects about #21stCentury Literacy eg. the KAS Junior Experts and the KAS.digitalExperts.
Foundation Online Learning 10 Reasons to Move Your Training to the Cloud IT departments are moving to the cloud. In many enterprise businesses it's even a mandate. The cost savings are undeniable. 1. If you're new to corporate training you may not be familiar with the history of million dollar LMS implementations. 2. SaaS solutions offer cost structures that allow you to pay for only what you need. 3. Historically enterprise systems required both hardware and software purchases. 4. When your system is based in the cloud you can use as much or as little of the system as needed. 5. Free is a tricky word. 6. This could apply to an on premise system as well. 7. Backups are always a headache. 8. Everyone worries about security these days. 9. Another recent update in internet protocols, HTML5, standardizes much of the browser experience across devices. 10. Besides faster implementation times. There are many reasons to switch to a SaaS based Learning Management System.
Multiple-Intelligences Classroom 2.0 Welcome to Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom. We encourage you to sign up to participate in the great discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues. We have over 80,000 members from 200 countries! Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. Once your membership is approved, the best way to find or become part of a conversation is to us the search box at the upper right or the topic list to the lower left.
Developing Great Teaching Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from the international reviews into effective professional development [Download Summary Report Dropbox or Pdf] In September 2014 the Teacher Development Trust, with kind support from TES Global, commissioned a review of the international research into what constitutes effective professional development for teachers. The review was conducted by an expert team of Professors Steve Higgins and Rob Coe of Durham University, Philippa Cordingley of CUREE and Professor Toby Greany of the UCL Institute of Education. On June 9th 2015, TDT were proud to launch the review’s emerging findings: “Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from the international reviews into effective professional development”. This important review of reviews provides a rigorous update and overview of the lessons that can be taken from the international reviews into effective professional development. Download the full research review Read the press release for the review and launch event here.