Categories Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience.
Moral Dilemmas – Book Review Imagine you are teaching a group of business people, all of whom work for the same company. They have been told that their eligibility for the next round of promotions depends on their achieving a certain level of English. All of them are busy and none of them have much time. Over the course, there have been quite a few absences and not very much homework.
A New Dimension of Education Technology I bumped into SCiO and was inspired that it can actually change the way we design courses. SCiO is a mobile sensor that analyzes fine optical signals of an object, sends them back to the cloud database to do pattern matching, and returns the results to users. Users can easily find out the calories of drinks, sweetness of melons (before buying them), and many other types of information. These are some immediate application that I can see in education.
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Tips and Tools for Involving Students in Lesson Planning and Content Delivery Planning for a trip can be just as exciting as the vacation itself, especially when the planning is shared between family or friends. The preparation process and this kind of shared communication about your upcoming adventure starts to build excitement, even before you arrive at your destination. Later, you might reflect back on the journey by sharing this with other friends and family members--or sometimes, the adventure can be shared in real-time, depending on the tools that you are using. What if teachers and students could discover academic goals in the same way that one would plan for a travel adventure--together? When teachers involve students in tech-enhanced lesson planning and content delivery, then true ownership of the learning can be the positive result.
SAMR and Google Apps - great ideas and tips SAMR stands for “Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition”. It is a framework for using technology to transform learning. Substitution: Using new technology for an old task - good, but not the best way. For example, digital worksheets are still worksheets. Augmentation: Using additional new technology for an old task - this can make some tasks better. Modification: Using new technology to change an old task - this is good. Time to Start Making: Free Design Programs for 3D Printers By James Floyd Kelly One of the biggest tech trends to follow is the evolution of 3D printing — not just in the consumer market, but also in education. In fact, last month, the NMC Horizon report predicted that 3D printers will be seen in schools in the next five years, as students and teachers experiment with creating real objects out of plastic and other materials. Just 10 years ago, this technology was priced in the $100,000+ range, completely out of reach of schools or homes. Today, an easy-to-use use (and build) 3D printer kit such as the Printrbot Simple costs a fraction of that — at $300, on the low-end of the hobbyist 3D printer market. (Most hobbyist-level 3D printers that would be suitable in a school or home run between $300 and $3,000 depending on the bells and whistles.)
6 Important Components Of Online Pedagogy Originally posted on What makes you a good instructor in the classroom – does not necessarily translate to good pedagogy in an online learning environment. Online Learning Environments are becoming increasingly available for learners in all areas of education from primary grades right through to higher education. They require key considerations to be cultivated to promote success. The Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment Whether you are building an Online Learning framework for primary students, college students, or for professional development among your colleagues, the basic premise remain the same – the Online Learning Environment should enhance the learning potential of your candidates. The SAMR model, created by Reuben Puentedura, is one example of how we can think about eLearning design. Just as with the SAMR, on one level eLearning Environments can be used as a direct replacement of what you would do in a physical environment.
English: Learn Languages for Free Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and start learning English instantly. To learn more languages, please visit our complete collection of Free Language Lessons. Mr. C's SharesEase This great video clearly outlines Genius Hour movement happening in classrooms across the world! After reflecting for a few months on how to initiate #GeniusHour in my classroom I finally jumped in with both feet, my Genius Journal (click to download) and the question, “What do YOU want to learn Today”? The response, learning, level of engagement and finished products were incredible! I found my Genius Journal to be incredibly helpful in guiding my students, allowing them to follow a process (QUESTION-PLAN-RESEARCH-CREATE-SHARE-REFLECT) and record their learning. Of course, the process is fluid during their 20% in the classroom.