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A Virtual School Blog by Connections Academy The secret to teaching can be summarized by an old Chinese proverb: Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. How to Provide Your Computer as a VPN Server for VPN Gate The VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project wants volunteers to provide VPN servers. If you have a Windows computer, please kindly provide your computer as a Public VPN Relay Server, and join to VPN Gate Experiment. Setup of Public VPN Relay Server is very easy.

5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On Get Google Apps News & Tips While just about EVERYBODY’S using Google Docs these days, there may be some important features you’re missing out on, so if you’re having GDocs FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), read on… Suggesting ModeThis relatively new feature allows you to highlight a mistake in a document, type a suggestion on top, then lets other document editors choose whether or not to accept your suggestion. New open-source platform By Brad Hayward Stanford online coursework will be available starting this summer on a new open-source platform, OpenEdX, the university announced today. Kenneth Chan John Mitchell, vice provost for online learning, speaking at an event celebrating the one-year anniversary for Stanford Online.

College Hacks: Learn About A Topic In Under 4 minutes – Dorm Room Movers Blog Is the class you’re taking making your head hurt?Don’t stress… Sometimes reading or studying the class material isn’t enough. If you’ve attended school or college within the last 5+ years, you’re probably motivated to learn a topic through visual interpretation.

Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff This material is also available in a PDF format: Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff [325KB]pdf School staff have a very important role when it comes to helping children reach their potential. The guidance and support of school staff helps children learn and develop a sense of competence. Structuring learning activities, by providing clear and detailed instructions so that children know exactly what is expected, can help to encourage them to be independent learners. Match learning to students’ interests and abilities How We Create Reality Al Smith, Contributing WriterWaking Times Do you wonder why life is a chaotic roller coaster of both positive and negative events? Have you, like most, earnestly tried positive thinking, meditation or prayer without any tangible beneficial results?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper

e-Learning Storyboard: Art or Science? Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve been asked again this year to write a guest blog article for the E-Learning Network’s advent calendar of e-learning insights, advice and stories. I’m not sure what to write about this year but I thought I’d share my contribution from last year on ‘Storyboarding’. There’s a free storyboard template in it for you if you manage to get to the end! The storyboard is the vehicle by which conventional e-learning gets done, but the storyboard is a much misunderstood thing both by those in the e-learning business and by customers. The problem is that everyone does storyboarding in a different way. Some even abandon the storyboard altogether in favour of the rapid prototype (more on this disruptive approach later).

Top open source tutorials in 2014 How did you learn how to use open source software? Chances are, you grabbed a Linux live CD or live USB. Maybe you got your hands on the installation package for an interesting piece of software.

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