Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. During a recent webinar (free archive here), Kathy shared many ideas from Chapter 5 of the book, “Using Blogs as Digital Portfolios.” The webinar was rich in content and full of great discussion — so much so that there simply wasn’t time for Kathy to share her thoughts, in depth, about where formative and summative assessments might fit into this digital blog/portfolio model. So we’ve asked her to write this article. 35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating. Digital tools to allow students to create include: Story Kit , Comic Life , iMovie , and GoAnimate.com , SonicPics , Fotobabble , and Sock Puppet . 2.
INFOGRAPHIC: Why Mobile Learning is the Future of Workplace Learning Yes, we get that mobile devices are everywhere and taking over the world. If there was any lingering doubt, Upside Learning, a corporate training consultancy, hammers the point home with this infographic. While we can see the case for learners taking to tablets, we’re not totally convinced mobile phones can serve students in the same way unless there are some ways to expand the interactive footprint through augmented visual field, projection, or simply bigger screens that fold/stow/or in some way give learners a more engaged experience.
What are Model-Eliciting Activities? Model-eliciting activities (MEAs) are activities that encourage students to invent and test models. They are posed as open-ended problems that are designed to challenge students to build models in order to solve complex, real-world problems. The six essential principles of MEAs are listed at the end of this section. They may be used to engage the students in statistical reasoning and thinking and provide a means for statistics teachers and researchers to better understand students' thinking. MEAs are created to look like authentic, real-world statistical problems and require students to work in teams of 3-4 students. Mahoodle4MOOC - CoachCarole Mahara An unexpected journey - our CO13 presentation is recorded here. This group is for the collaborative design and development team for Mahoodle4MOOC, which is a learning experience for VET professionals in instructional design for e-learning This is not a 'course' where you'll be enrolled and assessed; it is rather an experience in which you will self-enrol and self-assess. You can work independently or with a group!
How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher I published this off my site: teachingwithipad.org about a month ago. I hope you enjoy the read. Please leave any comments that may be useful. The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher: Excel, interactive spreadsheets for maths education, GCSE, AS and A level, using macros and visual basic for applications. Introduction Here are my Excel files. If you like you can look at the notes and ScreenShot pictures first to get an idea of what they do. It is best to download the files first and then open them in Excel rather than open them in a browser window. Mind map A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those major ideas. Mind maps can also be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram. A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting".
19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics ~ Teachers Tech Workshop Because human beings are visual creatures,communicating visually proves to be the most effective strategy to get your message clearly conveyed.One way to achieve this is to use infographics especially in this digitally oriented world wherein people are fed up with reading too much information overload.If you allow a reader to choose between a long article containing more than 1000 words and an inforgrafic that needs just some scrolls up and down,they will undoubtedly prefer the second option, infographic. Infographics have been utilized in all sectors of our life, education is no exception.Nowadays, teachers and educators endeavor to look for great educational infographics to use with their students in the class.to help them in their task,I've compiled a list of tools to create your own infographics 1.Icharts It allows you to create eye catching charts with interactive easy to share data 2.Visual.ly it enables you to customise infographics and exchange them on social sites 3.Infogr.am
More reasons to love iPad with iBooks Author iPad Published on February 29th, 2012 | by Mark Anderson You won’t have failed to notice the big launch by Apple a few months ago with various links to education. They released 3 big education related items that have (if they hadn’t already) made educational establishments really sit up and notice the iPad as a serious learning tool. iTunesU app was released which gives amazing access to hordes of online courses from universities from all over the globe. For free. Flexcel - Flexible Interactive Workbooks in Excel for Maths Teachers About the Project There is a lot of software about for enhancing the teaching of mathematics. Whilst some of this software can be very good, most of it can be restrictive in the way it is used. Teachers often find themselves planning a lesson around a piece of software, rather than planning a lesson around the learning objectives and using ICT to enhance the lesson. This project focuses on creating resources for use in the classroom that will be flexible and interactive. Microsoft Excel is the basis for all of the resources.
5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration Culture Teaching Strategies Flickr:rwkvisual The Internet has made the world smaller. Teachers can now collaborate with classrooms around the world to expose different culture to students. Two educators listed just a few of the advantages of investing in a globally connected classroom during a recent webinar hosted by EdWeb. 7 Tips to Delivering Effective Online Training Delivering online training can be a bit overwhelming if you are unsure of where to begin. You may have a great online platform for your course, but need help creating some interactive, relevant course material. We have put together 7 tips to help you create an “out of the box” course. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be sure to impress!
Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook Previously, I have published the following posts about creating eBooks: More and more classrooms are wanting to take their already created content and turn it into an eBook to share with parents, grandparents and the community who own eReaders. Here are some possible ideas to create content: