In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District, NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. We're mainstreaming those with special needs. And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English.
Tutorials Tagging tools bring images to life # Upload, tag, share and manage your interactive images across different platforms In addition to normal links, you can tag your images and videos with these rich media contents Engage with interactive video# Tag and share videos from YouTube or Brightcove Copy & paste video URL and start tagging You can tag your images and videos with these rich media contentsAccess directly from your ThingLink profile Only available for teacher and not added students Flexible student login options # Students can have an individual account without requiring email Students can login with their Google accounts Teachers can add students to their own classrooms by generating a set of usernames and passwords
Mapping del.icio.us with Anthracite and OmniGraffle Several people have asked me how I produced the visualizations that I used in my talk on del.icio.us. While those visualizations were constructed with a rather eclectic mixture of homebrewed code, assorted applications, and a good bit of elbow grease, I decided to put together a tutorial for people who might be interested in this type of visual exploration, but are not inclined to write custom Perl code to do so. Hence, I have selected a combination of two very nice applications for Mac OS X - Anthracite and OmniGraffle - to produce similar visualizations. Neither application is free, but both have free trial periods, should you be inclined to check them out. As an alternative to OmniGraffle, the excellent open source program Graphviz may be used, although it is less user-friendly than OmniGraffle.
Trends - EdTechReview™ (ETR) About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Mind iT - Intelligent Bookmarking Introduction This short tutorial will guide you through the process of importing your exiting bookmarks into MindiT. Currently, only local bookmarks are supported, i.e. bookmarks from your browser, as opposed to online bookmak managers such Delicious or Diigo.
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Educational trends A trend is a shift or tendency within a system, for example schools, that is likely to grow in importance and influence how the system operates. Examples include economic developments, changes in society or in employment, or in attitudes and behaviour. Some trends are opportunities, others disruptive, a challenge or threat; some turn out to be a short-lived novelty (an innovation can develop into a trend, or die out), others slow-burning, even barely noticeable but seismic and enduring over the long term. Many trends are of course outside the control of schools, but others can be taken into account in school development planning and designing effective teaching and learning.
gathering Search Results » memonic Dan, a student who was passionate about Legos back in the days of his childhood, uses Memonic for his everyday tasks and gathering research at school. However, since learning is a life-long activity, he plans to use it far beyond that. Please read on to get to know Dan and the way he integrated Memonic into his life!