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.
My Hugely Successful Techology Integration Strategy Written by Mark Brumley Starting Teachers with Technology Integration I have led about a zillion professional development sessions, both formal and informal, throughout the years. I always arrive with high hopes to engage teachers in the latest and greatest web 2.0 technologies and spur never before seen projects. I am always striving to push the envelope. 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. Meet your child’s new teacher: the iPad Not long ago, I was horrified to learn children were allowed to use mobile phones in the playground. Now they’re actually being encouraged to bring smartphones out in the classroom, not to mention Kindles, iPads, Wiis and hand-held games consoles such as Nintendo DSs. Even exams are changing out of all recognition. Children will take internet-connected devices into exam halls, meaning no more need for memorisation. “The entire system will change,” writes Sugata Mitra, professor of education technology at Newcastle University.
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. iPad Document Camera 11 Jan So many teachers in one iPad classrooms love using Educreations as a SMARTBoard simulator. Another fantastic presentation tool is Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera. This app works as a document camera and allows you to switch from a whiteboard, picture background, and camera while leaving text on the screen. It also has a laser pointer feature that allows the user to point out details on the screen without leaving a mark on the image.
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!