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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

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Will the future of Education be Online, Open and Massive? A massive shift is occurring in education. We have gone from analog to digital, from isolated to connected, from standardized to customized, from fixed to mobile. This not only changing the world, but has lead to the emergence of the online education, which is claimed to be $60 billion industry. At least that is what the buzz around Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, seems to tell us. MOOCs are forms of online learning that offer high quality education that is free and open to the public. One of the first examples was the Stanford Artificial Intelligence (AI) class taught in October 2011 with 160, 000 students that enrolled.

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking Critical thinking is a skill that we can teach to our students through exercise and practice. It is particularly a skill that contains a plethora of other skills inside it. Critical thinking in its basic definition refers" to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with evaluating information as well as evaluating our thought in a disciplined way ". Free.  Open-source.  Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. - OpenStax College Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course.

Java Student Projects In the animal kingdom, you never see birds suddenly abandoning care of the young. Yet in humans, Republicans urge an insane selfishness, where the current generation seeks to maximally exploit the environment and leave the next generation nothing put a poisoned desert and the air a suffocating blanket of greenhouse gases. Republicans not only abandon the young, they abandon the elderly, attempting to cheat them out of the money they contributed for medical care in their old age to give to the uber wealthy. It is greed gone utterly mad OU H818 'The Networked Professional' online conference The H818 'The Networked Practitioner' online module is part of the MA Online and Distance Education programme run by the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at the Open University. This online conference is presented using OULive (the OU synchronous discussion platform - a bespoke version of Blackboard Collaborate). Each H818 student will contribute a short presentation to the conference and there will also be keynotes on each theme from Anne Adams (Inclusion), Chris Pegler (Implementation) and Martin Weller (Innovation). The conference sessions will be held in OU Live on:Thursday 13th February 09.00 to 13.00 GMTSaturday 15th February 13.00 to 17.00 GMTMonday 17th February 18.00 to 22.00 GMT The precise programme of presentations for each session is listed below.You may of course join us for a full session (or more) or just dip in to see the presentations that catch your eye - it is entirely up to you.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. Code & Conquer Most Important: Have Fun. And earn some badges. See how your strategy works out in different scenarios, challenge other players, receive points, earn badges and climb your way to the top of the leaderboard. Boost your coding skills. Tinderbox Tinderbox stores and organizes your notes, plans, and ideas. It can help you analyze and understand them. And Tinderbox is a powerful but personal content assistant that helps you share your notes through the cloud and on the Web. Tinderbox Six completely refreshes Tinderbox technology. Every facet of Tinderbox has been rewritten, refined, and re-imagined. From its gorgeous new maps and outlines to the crisp layout of Tinderbox text, everything is fresh and new.

United Kingdom - POERUP - Policies for OER Uptake lead author Ming Nie (up to summer 2013) Overview The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain is an island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts. Below are some of the tools that we will be using today. On a related note, if you're interested in having me come to your school or facilitate a virtual workshop, please click here for more information.

Top Picks Loading ... Coggle is a browser-based organic-style mind-mapping application. It supports simultaneous, multi-user editing with chat. It allows free placement of nodes and can also make a new map from an existing FreeMind (.mm) file.