Emerging Technology | Computers Some technological revolutions arrive as revelation. You hear a human voice wafting out from a rotating plastic disk or see a moving train projected onto a screen, and you sense instantly that the world has changed. For many of us, our first encounter with the World Wide Web a decade ago was one of those transformative experiences: You clicked on a word on the screen, and instantly you were transported to some other page that was served up from a computer located somewhere else, across the planet perhaps. After you followed that first hyperlink, you knew the universe of information would never be the same. Other revolutions creep up with more subtlety, built of tweaks and minor advances, not radical breakthroughs. E-mail took decades to gestate, but now many of us can’t imagine life without it. Part of the beauty and power of the original Web lay in its simplicity: Web sites were made up of pages, each of which could contain text and images.
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Online Learning And Teaching: Teachers Are Critical To Students' Success - eLearning Industry “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates “There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.” – Nancy Kassebaum Thank you to Aditi Rao for providing the preceding quotes at this URL. As another MOOC comes to a close, I have been thinking about the impact of technology on teaching and learning. CBT (Computer Based Training) (or perhaps we should call it CBE for Computer Based Education) took the teacher out of the learning activity, although the teacher could be the designer of the learning activity itself. On the other hand, the Statistics class I took online would have been impossible if not for the caring, available, and brilliant professor who helped us all understand how to gather and interpret data. I took both online classes at the same university. References
Warm Ups « ESL Treasure HintsConceal a card or piece of paper with a word written on it from the students. Give them 3 hints as to what the word is i.e. 1. I am very big 2. I’m an animal 3. I’m gray (word=elephant). Give them a minute to shout out guesses. Lip readingBring a student to the front but command them to remain absolutely silent at all times during the game. Memory boxBring in a box of random objects (which students have already learnt the names of). Get togetherHave students walking around the room. ShiritoriThe first student says a word. Action passStudents sit in a circle. DrawbridgeSplit the class into two groups; the castle and the people. Empty cupGive each student an empty cup. AttentionTwo students come to the front. Back to backPut the students in pairs. Chase the rabbitStudents are in a circle. Coin passHave the students lined up against the wall with their eyes closed and their hands held open behind their back. Dogs barkSelect a category such as animals. What’s in the box?
100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists | Best C Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General Let the world’s top scientists explain exactly how they do their job when you listen to these lectures. Science and Engineering From materials science to the study of thermodynamics, learn more about the science of engineering here. WTC Lecture – collapse of WTC Buildings: Steven E. Biology and Medicine Chemistry Physics and Astronomy Earth and Environment Technology Science and Business
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Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) National Institute For Play - What's New and News The National Institute for Play unlocks the human potential through play in all stages of life using science to discover all that play has to teach us about transforming our world. THE PLAY BOOK IS HERE! - Authors Dr. Stuart Brown, MD and Christopher Vaughan, publish their new book on play. University of the People – The world’s first tuition free online
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