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Guidelines for Oral Presentations Presentations are brief discussions of a focused topic delivered to a group of listeners in order to impart knowledge or to stimulate discussion. They are similar to short papers with an introduction, main body and conclusion. The ability to give brief presentations is a learned skill and one that is called on frequently in the workplace. PreparationVisual AidsHandoutsPracticeDeliveryEquipment TipsDelivery TipsFear and NervousnessRole of the AudienceEvaluation What Do We Now Know About Participatory Cultures: An Interview with Aaron Delwiche and Jennifer Jacobs Henderson I am happy today to be introducing Aaron Delwiche and Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, the editors of an important new anthology, The Participatory Cultures Handbook. Anyone who has followed this blog over the years will recognize the names of many of the contributors to this collection, which includes Christopher M Kelty, Jason Mittell, Suzanne Scott, Mia Consalvo, Benjamin Stokes, Owen Gallagher, Pierre Levy, Daren Brabham, Howard Rheingold, Barry Joseph, and Paul Taylor, among many others, each represented by an original essay which expands their earlier writings on this topic and seeks to contribute to a larger conversation about the nature of participation (cultural, political, educational) in the early 21st century. The core topics include collective intelligence, new media literacies, crowd-sourcing, participatory democracy, fandom, serious games, blogging, and the digital arts, among much much more. This skepticism is well founded. Dr.

The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner #5MinPlan Marking is an occupational hazard for all teachers. Whilst ‘The 5 Minute Marking Plan’ cannot do your marking for you (sadly) it will help you focus on the job in hand and help ensure you maximise your students’ learning and your own. Written by @LeadingLearner – Stephen Tierney. Tools for CLIL teachers TOOLS has developed a free online tool, which enables you to create media rich webpages for language learning. The unique feature of this free online tool is the way it treats embedded texts, at the touch of a button all words are automatically linked to our bespoke dictionary interface Multidict, which places online dictionaries in +100 languages at the user’s disposal, thereby enabling them to interrogate the text at their own pace and according to their own personal need. The fully online tool has been optimised for mobile devices (e.g. iPads, smartphones etc.) thereby ensuring that content can be created and enjoyed on the move.

#5MinPlan series As teachers, I cannot imagine you’ll disagree with me when I say that we are all pushed for time. The demands placed on educators in any type of classroom, plus the expectation for planning to meet the needs of all students; or the expectations placed upon teachers from systems and management, can create unnecessary bureaucracy. The original 5 Minute Lesson Plan was designed to reduce planning time. That’s it!

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Wednesday, June 21st through Friday, June 23rd, 2017 ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience (June 21st - June 23rd] in which K-12 teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. Armed with a new mindset, you’ll be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge your students to empathize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems. Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers - Catania 7-9 October 2015 These guidelines are intended to help you and us – the better prepared a paper is the more efficiently it will pass through our production process. Notes for Contributors Please pay particular attention to the References and Figures sections.Please make sure the style you use is consistent throughout the paperPapers that do not follow the style required will be returned to the author for revision.There is a lot of detail below.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Learning from practice - workbook series The Learning from practice workbook series is designed to encourage teachers to continually reflect on their practice. It is intended that these workbooks guide teachers’ self-reflection, self-inquiry and discussion with colleagues as well as supporting local performance and development processes. This series can be used individually, or as stimulus for discussion with colleagues. Each PDF is editable and responses can be typed directly into the document when prompted.

School Leaders - Microsoft Education Learn to lead education transformation Five on-demand courses are designed to help guide K-12 education school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of education transformation. Registration is open for new school leader online courses with edX. On-demand courses from edX and Microsoft These on-demand courses are designed to include the latest research, current technologies, and proven approaches to learning design from three top universities. The content is designed to empower all school leaders, in all positions, to help their schools do more, be more, and achieve more. MOERG: Games & Social Networks in Education Moseley, A. (2014) "Skeletons in the right closet: using simple contextual games to create authentic learning environments". Counterplay 2014, Aarhus, Denmark, 3-4 April 2014. Moseley, A. (2014) "A Playful Problem: Online Core Skills Games for the Humanities". International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Conference (HETL) 2014, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 31st May - 2nd June 2014. Moseley, A. (2013) "Curate-a-fact: a museum game for conference networking". A game session at the UK Museums and the Web conference 2013, Tate Museum, London, 15th November 2013.

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations.

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