The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. Read the full article After last week's post on the different drag & drop interaction examples, I had quite a few emails asking for tips on how to create drag and drop interactions for elearning. Sliders are used as a means to make adjustments/selections or as a simple way to navigate content. It helps to look at what others are doing to get ideas and inspiration for your own work. Keyboard Accessible: try the regular way and then try using the keyboard. ...
Free Technology for Teachers Best edtech blogs | Search Results I put out a request to readers to share the best education-related books that they had read over the past year. The books could have been published earlier and the only requirement was that you had read them sometime this year. I posted a similar piece last year: The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2008 Many readers shared their favorites, and they’re all included in this post. I have to apologize, though, that because there were so many contributions, I haven’t had time to send individual emails thanking each person who took the time to leave a comment — that’s what I usually do. So, please accept my public thanks here! In a show of false humility :), I’ll share my recommendation at the end. Here are readers’ recommendations:Kevin Hodgson: The best book I came across this year is The Digital Writing Workshop by Troy Hicks. Frank Morelia: The best book that I have read is still to be read. So, the best book that I have read is the one that remains unread. MaryAnn:
Video tutorial in italiano su List.ly: content curation e didattica L'articolo è rivolto agli studenti che devono sostenere la maturità e intendono presentare la loro "tesina" con strumenti digitali. Vengono illustrate alcune applicazioni web che consentono di presentare in modo originale ed efficace: ricerche, relazioni, documenti, temi, problemi, etc. Le applicazioni segnalate sono: Tackk, My Maps, Atavist, Storify. Per ciascuna viene fornita una breve descrizione di caratteristiche e funzionalità e segnalato un video tutorial in italiano Presentare la "Tesina" In un precedente post dal titolo "Presentare la tesina: non esiste solo Power Point", ho affrontato la questione di quali strumenti digitali utilizzare per presentare la cosiddetta "tesina" nel corso del colloquio dell'esame di maturità. applicazioni web utilizzare per presentare la tesina. Caratteristiche Comuni delle Applicazioni Segnalate Tutte le applicazioni che segnalerò hanno alcune caratteristiche in comune: # ipertestualità: consentono l'inserimento di link ad altre pagine web # tag
Larry Ferlazzo’s English Website There are many pages on my main website, and they have nearly 8,000 categorized links appropriate for English Language Learners. The best place to start exploring is the Main English Page. You can read an overview about each section of my website on the Teacher’s Page. This page also has many links specifically useful to teachers. You can also go directly to each page of my website: English For Beginners and Early Intermediate English Themes for Beginners and Early Intermediate English For Intermediate and Advanced English Themes for Intermediate and Advanced Bilingual Exercises For English Language Learners Examples of Student Work Science For English Language Learners Geography and United States History For English Language Learners World History For English Language Learners The Best Websites (under construction) I also have a page that has links to a number of articles I’ve written that teachers might find useful: Published Articles These sections are: Science Math Social Studies
Blog | EslbrainEslbrain | Brainfriendly learning methods, tools, environments and communities. How much can we actually teach students for exams without being exam-oriented? Wherever we go in professional development the reality of teaching to the test always crops up as something to avoid or get around somehow. Yet, we want our students to achieve high standards and we want them to have qualifications. For me, it’s a matter of teaching BEYOND the test. ********************************************************** Exposing them to real English before they ever see exam-type structures, whilst getting them used to such structures in fun, stress-free environments is a great way to raise competency well before exam deadlines loom ahead. This is a topic I wish to expand upon and develop through my blog in upcoming features. Here is the recording of my presentation: Here is the powerpoint to go with the presentation: The Art of questioning: One thing I wanted to develop further was the art of questioning. I love this quote about ‘minds-on’ learning by Neil Stephenson at www.teachinquiry.com
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