background preloader

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. After that experience, I vowed to try to stink up virtual presentations less in the future. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. Books By going to one of these on Amazon – you can easily find a TON of additional books. Teaching Online Online Discussions Social Networks Effective Online Conferences

What's new in Classroom - Classroom Help Często dodajemy nowe funkcje do Classroom. Ta strona zawiera opis każdej nowej funkcji oraz link do informacji na temat używania jej w Classroom. Zaglądaj tu co miesiąc, aby dowiedzieć się, co dodaliśmy. Aby otrzymywać najnowsze informacje na temat Classroom, obserwuj Google for Education w Google+ lub na Twitterze i subskrybuj blog Google for Education. Sierpień 2015 r. Wpis na blogu (tylko w języku angielskim) Zadawanie pytań i udzielanie na nie odpowiedzi: nauczyciele mogą teraz publikować w strumieniu zajęć pytania dla uczniów wymagające krótkich odpowiedzi. Lipiec 2015 r. Biała lista domen: możesz teraz utworzyć białą listę innych domen Google Apps for Education, aby umożliwić uczniom, nauczycielom i innym pracownikom z różnych domen skuteczną współpracę przy użyciu Dysku i Classroom. Czerwiec 2015 r. Wpis na blogu (tylko w języku angielskim) Przycisk udostępniania w Classroom: nauczyciele i uczniowie mogą udostępniać w Classroom linki, filmy oraz zdjęcia z innych witryn i usług.

Appreciative inquiry According to Gervase R. Bushe[1] (2013) "Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a method for studying and changing social systems (groups, organizations, communities) that advocates collective inquiry into the best of what is in order to imagine what could be, followed by collective design of a desired future state that is compelling and thus, does not require the use of incentives, coercion or persuasion for planned change to occur." Developed and extended since the mid 1980s primarily by students and faculty of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University, AI revolutionized the field of organization development and was a precursor to the rise of positive organization studies and the strengths based movement in American management." Basis and Principles[edit] The Appreciative Inquiry model is based on the assumption that the questions we ask will tend to focus our attention in a particular direction. Instead of asking “What’s the problem?” Implementing AI[edit]

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. I write frequently about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and my recent infographic – the 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Vocabulary Instruction – has proved very popular having been Pinned over 31,000 times. In today’s 21st century classrooms, digital tools must coexist alongside more traditional tools. Digital tools have advantages. The following digital tools show promise to support word learning, review, and playing with language. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary Reference Tools 1. Lingro is a cool tool for both the “wow” factor and for its usefulness. 2. Looking for a visual thesaurus? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

650 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Take online courses from the world's top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,500 online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. You can use this collection of online courses to learn everything you want--from history, philosophy and literature, to physics, biology, psychology, and computer science. Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Italian Renaissance - Free Online Course - Dr. Classics Courses Communication Courses Economics & Finance Courses Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics. Education Courses Foundations of Virtual Instruction - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - UC IrvineHow to Teach Online: The Essentials - Free Online Video - Stanford Online High SchoolLearning to Teach Online - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - The University of New South Wales Film Courses Food Courses Geography Courses Health Courses

Free French lessons: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian Cursive Writing [Age Rating] [Introduction] [Printable Worksheets] Age Rating All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account. Ages 9+ Can complete without assistance. Introduction Just like printing, cursive writing is typically not presented in alphabetical order. Present lower case letters first -- you can quickly begin forming words so that cursive handwriting can be incorporated with other lessons such as spelling and social studies. Note: Of course, the first thing every child I've ever met has wanted to learn to write is their name -- and I always approach learning as something fun, so by all means encourage them to do this. Also, check out the Cursive Alphabet Coloring Pages for some fun cursive practice pages to compliment these worksheets. Printable Worksheets Rockin' Round Letters: a d g q c Climb 'n' Slide Letters: i u w t Loopy Letters: e l h k b f j

Student Wellbeing ​​The AIS provides a wide range of services and assistance for schools in the area of student wellbeing, the main areas of which are described below. Professional LearningThe AIS supports schools to promote student wellbeing through a number of strategies including: Courses and Conferences delivered by the AIS. See AIS Courses and Events for more information.Consultancies - customised professional learning is available on site at schools for their staff. Contact the Director of Professional Learning on (02) 9299 2845 for more information. Funding and GrantsIndependent schools can apply for a Student Wellbeing Grant of up to $2000 to conduct projects which support the promotion of student wellbeing within the school. LegislationA significant number of different pieces of legislation exist that relate to the need for schools (and other agencies) to cater for the health, welfare and wellbeing of children.

Constructivist Learning Constructivist Learning by Dimitrios Thanasoulas, Greece Only by wrestling with the conditions of the problem at hand, seeking and finding his own solution (not in isolation but in correspondence with the teacher and other pupils) does one learn. ~ John Dewey, How We Think, 1910 ~ As a philosophy of learning, constructivism can be traced to the eighteenth century and the work of the philosopher Giambattista Vico, who maintained that humans can understand only what they have themselves constructed. Within the constructivist paradigm, the accent is on the learner rather than the teacher. If a student is able to perform in a problem solving situation, a meaningful learning should then occur because he has constructed an interpretation of how things work using preexisting structures. personal involvement; learner-initiation; evaluation by learner; and (see

Learning theory: models, product and process Photo by Antenna on Unsplash Contents: introduction · what do people think learning is? · learning as a product · learning as a process · experience · reflective thinking · making connections · committing and acting · task-conscious or acquisition learning, and learning-conscious or formalized learning · the behaviourist orientation to learning · the cognitive orientation to learning · the humanistic orientation to learning · the social/situational orientation to learning · the constructivist/social constructivist orientation to learning · further reading · references · how to cite this article See, also, What is education? Over the last thirty years or so, ‘learning’ has become one of the most used words in the field of education. Yet, for all the talk of ‘learning’, there has been little questioning about what it is, and what it entails. There has been a similar situation in the field of education. [O]ther kinds of social learning are more sophisticated, and more fundamental. Taxonomies