One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers » Print Experts say 1-to-1 computing research needs to focus more on classroom practices—and less on equipment By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury February 16th, 2010 Studies show that 1:1 success depends more on teachers than on the equipment itself. A compilation of four new studies of one-to-one computing projects in K-12 schools identifies several factors that are key to the projects’ success, including adequate planning, stakeholder buy-in, and strong school or district leadership. The studies were published in January by the Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, a peer-reviewed online journal from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. Despite growing interest in school 1-to-1 computing programs, “little published research has focused on teaching and learning in these intensive computing environments,” say editors Damian Bebell, an assistant research professor at BC’s education school, and Laura O’Dwyer, an assistant professor of education.
Wiki pedagogy This article endeavours to denote and promote pedagogical experimentations concerning a Free/Open technology called a "Wiki". An intensely simple, accessible and collaborative hypertext tool Wiki software challenges and complexifies traditional notions of - as well as access to - authorship, editing, and publishing. Usurping official authorizing practices in the public domain poses fundamental - if not radical - questions for both academic theory and pedagogical practice. The particular pedagogical challenge is one of control: wikis work most effectively when students can assert meaningful autonomy over the process. This involves not just adjusting the technical configuration and delivery; it involves challenging the social norms and practices of the course as well (Lamb, 2004). Cet article décrit et promeut des expériences pédagogiques qui ont recours à une technologie libre et ouverte désignée sous le terme «wiki».
JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Introduction Traditional course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, or WebCT provide integrated solutions for faculty to post course content, assignments, and student grades. They are often document-centered, allowing instructors to post PowerPoint slides, Word and PDF files, and other course content for students to access. In addition, many course management systems allow students to log in to check grades, submit assignments, or take exams electronically. This paper describes best practices for using a collaborative web application known as a wiki to augment a traditional course management system. Because students and faculty can both post information to the wiki, the role of the instructor changes from being the single authority to being a partner with the students in their own learning. Enter the Wiki The concept of a wiki “is at once both so simple and so novel that it is difficult to grasp.” Educational Use of Wikis Educational Concerns Wikis for Course Management
Qui a peur de l’entrée des réseaux sociaux en classe? Les élèves ! « Ma onzième année De quoi avons nous peur dans la pratique des réseaux sociaux en classe? Suite à la table ronde à laquelle j’ai participé pour le café pédagogique [ ] à #Educatice, j’ai été interviewée par France inter à ce sujet . Dans ce reportage, ont été aussi interrogés des lycéens sur le même thème : leurs avis sur la question sont unanimes : il ne faut pas faire rentrer les réseaux sociaux à l’école. C’est l’avis des lycéens et d’un très large public d’adultes, enseignants ou non.Une peur populaire sur les réseaux sociaux du net se généralise et globalement sur l’internet, Facebook en tête. Les adolescents, comme la société, ont assimilé cette idée du média social du net. J’ai pu rapidement convaincre mes élèves de l’intérêt de la pratique pédagogique de Twitter. A suivre ! J'aime : J'aime chargement…
How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement Professors who wish to engage students during large lectures face an uphill battle. Not only is it a logistical impossibility for 200+ students to actively participate in a 90 minute lecture, but the downward sloping cone-shape of a lecture hall induces a one-to-many conversation. This problem is compounded by the recent budget cuts that have squeezed ever more students into each room. Fortunately, educators (including myself) have found that Twitter is an effective way to broaden participation in lecture. Increased Participation Classroom shyness is like a blackhole: Once silence takes over, it never lets go. That's why, Dr. During lecture, students tweet comments or questions via laptop or cell phone, while the TA and Dr. Students in another Twitter-friendly classroom at Purdue University agree that digital communication helps overcome the shyness barrier. A Community of Learners Conclusion More social media resources from Mashable: Image courtesy of iStockphoto, lisapics
How to use a wiki to facilitate learning - OpenContent Wiki File:Screen close.jpg You've started blogging and occasionally podcasting, but you're still requiring students to waste trees to hand in their homework? Encourage collaboration in the classroom with a Wiki! Join the 21st Century Watch the video entitled Wikis in Education. File:Westwoodschools.jpg Wikis in Education Sources Ways to Use Wikis in Education Easily create simple Web sites. This video provides some helpful ways to use wiki's in the classroom Pedagogical Potential Wikis... maximize interplay are democratic work in real time are text-based permit public document construction or distributed authorship promote negotiation permit collaborative document editing work on volunteer collaboration Problem Potential complicate the instructor evaluation of individual student writing, although you can view contributions made by logged-in users. are prone to vandalism. Wiki Culture Cite your sources. Example Wiki Pages Return to the Main Page Using Blogs and Wikis in Education.
What is a learning ecology? The concept of learning ecology helps us to go beyond a simplistic, gadget-oriented view of technology. We need to understand technologies as embedded within the habitual lived experience of learners and their communities, looking beyond the hype and the showcased innovation experiment. John Seeley Brown, introduced the idea in his influential article from 2000 on "Growing Up Digital: How the Web Changes Work, Education, and the Ways People Learn" 1. An ecology, in the conventional sense, is: a habitat in which individuals of various species co-exist in relative stability and inter-dependence; a set of overlapping but distinct territories and niches, each with its own rules, affordances and constraints; a self-regulating system that consumes and recycles resources; an organisation in which change occurs over time, modifying individuals, species and inter-relations, without destroying the overall cohesion and balance. Click the image to view it full size.
20 opérations et campagnes géniales sur Facebook et Twitter | Il fut un temps ou les entreprises ne savaient pas exploiter le potentiel des réseaux sociaux. Ou alors, savaient le faire mais ne parvenaient pas à avoir de bonnes idées. Assurer une présence est une chose, savoir engager ses consommateurs, surprendre, étonner, récompenser, fidéliser, en est une autre. Pourtant, pour les grands groupes comme pour les PME, les opportunités sont bien réelles. De nombreux lecteurs de Kriisiis.fr m’ont demandé dernièrement de maintenir mon apport de contenu, disons, théorique, mais également de prendre soin d’apporter une touche de pratique pour concrétiser ces idées. N’oubliez pas que les entreprises ne sont pas les seules à pouvoir profiter de ce genre d’occasions. Le tag de photos sur Facebook, une fonctionnalité encore sous-estimée Lorsque l’on pense « Campagne Facebook », on imagine rapidement la création d’une application, d’onglets personnalisés, voire de Social Media Ads. 1. [En savoir plus] 2. [En savoir plus] 3. [En savoir plus] 4. [En savoir plus]
3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology The modern American school faces rough challenges. Budget cuts have caused ballooning class sizes, many teachers struggle with poorly motivated students, and in many schools a war is being waged on distracting technologies. In response, innovative educators are embracing social media to fight back against the onslaught of problems. Technologies such as Twitter and Skype offer ideal solutions as inexpensive tools of team-based education. Skype and Language Learning Why force students to yawn over a textbook when a real-life native speaker is only a Skype call away? "I absolutely fell in love with this program," wrote one student. Perhaps the greatest benefit of using Skype is the radical increase in motivation. Mobile Phones While many schools around the country have declared all-out war on mobile devices, Wiregrass High School took a decidedly different approach, integrating cell phones into the entire educational experience. Twitter Conclusion More social media resources from Mashable: