INFOGRAPHIC: Gaming in the Classroom: Why Bring Electronic Games into the Classroom? Gaming, wikis, blogs, social media, interactive polls and QR codes: just some of the technologies that teachers are bringing into the classroom. The dizzying pace of tech evolutions offers some challenges as teachers and administrators race to keep up with the latest tools. The research discussed here shows the payoff for schools that become "friends" with educational gaming. Shared Learning Collaborative Developer Community inBloom Scenarios inBloom talked to nearly 800 educators about the way they work today and the challenges they face in the classroom. Those conversations helped to define the most promising areas for the developer community to build applications that would really make a difference. These scenarios are available here as a source of both grounding and inspiration to you. There is so much more to be done for educators and students. They’ve told us what they want; let’s deliver it to them.
Skype English Lessons with the London School of English - London School of English If you cannot join us in London, you can still benefit from the teaching expertise we have here by learning online. You will be able to learn at your own speed and in your own time. With Skype lessons you get a completely individualised learning programme that allows you to focus on the language that you need at a time that suits you best. It also gives you a clear idea of your strengths and weaknesses in English, so we can work on them together. Business Models: Plugg Start-up winners Mendeley & Myngle Today, European internet entrepreneurs, investors and bloggers gathered on the Plugg 2009 conference to look at the ‘new web’ and its future. One of the key elements on Plugg is the Start-ups Rally, a pitching competition where 20 start-ups present their business to the audience and a challenging jury of investors and thought leaders. Let’s have a look at the business model of the 2 winners! Mendeley.com: Last.fm for research The overall winner was Mendeley.com (congratulations!).
Our Discovery Island Guided communication, collaboration, fun characters, and engaging stories motivate learners and make learning English more exciting than ever. • Memorable characters and adventures Poptropica™ characters set the theme and present new language through a visually appealing scene, a catchy chant, games, and listening tasks. Digital adventures on distinctly themed islands develop the cognitive and the emotional skills of the whole learner.
The Crisis in Higher Education A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution. The spread of a powerful new communication network—the modern postal system—had made it possible for universities to distribute their lessons beyond the bounds of their campuses. Anyone with a mailbox could enroll in a class. Frederick Jackson Turner, the famed University of Wisconsin historian, wrote that the “machinery” of distance learning would carry “irrigating streams of education into the arid regions” of the country. Sensing a historic opportunity to reach new students and garner new revenues, schools rushed to set up correspondence divisions.
VOILÀ ; ) French lessons on Skype & in London - PRICES 1 lesson means: I will prepare a tailor-made lesson (sometimes it will take me 30 minutes, sometimes hours, depending on your request) and teach you French on Skype for 60 minutes. Unless you don’t wish to have homework, I will send you homework to complete before our next lesson, often written exercises or online exercises and ask you to do a few. The homework’s purpose is to allow you to practice the new elements taught during the lesson as well as to acquire new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Again, everything is personalized to your level and pace of learning but not doing homework would slow down your progress so I strongly recommend you to do at least one or two exercises.
Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » Putting our diagrams to work Jul 05 2010 Our goal in writing Digital Habitats was to recognize and move forward the literacies that are involved in stewarding technology for communities. We are happy when people put our ideas to work and appreciate it when people use our diagrams for that purpose. If you write us requesting permission to use the diagrams in a copyrighted work, we are happy to give permission. You may use them in informal ways, where you do not assert copyright, like a blog post without express permission, as long as you use them “as is”.
Language Learning and Minecraft Language Learning And Minecraft Even if you have absolutely no interest in computer games, you have probably heard about Minecraft. If you teach or have kids, you have probably heard a lot about Minecraft. Since its original alpha version dropped onto the internet in 2009, this simple game of ‘digital lego’ has amassed over 40 million players – not just kids but adults too, all mining and crafting in their own unique virtual landscapes. The great attraction of the game is that it invites the player to learn ‘as we go’ through exploration and experimentation. The game offers feedback first and guides us to figure out the rules through extended play, a great way to motivate and encourage ownership.
50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free. From databases that organize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for those interested in history, the opportunities for free online learning continue to expand as the Internet becomes a crucial component in education. 1. UMass Boston Open Courseware The UMass courseware offers a broad range of classes in areas like psychology, biology, early education, political science, history, mathematics, and others. Each department has a separate page listing the classes available.
Skype English lessons Qualified native English teacher provides: Depending on the type of package, the student can expect to see the following features in my online classroom: A clear theme Correction throughout the lesson Topic-based vocabulary building Topic-based conversation practice Videos MP3 files Interactive links Course book support Whiteboard presentations A fun and relaxed teaching style My online classroom First of all, the online classroom will give you a wonderful chance to practise your conversational English. Also, teaching via Skype gives both the teacher and the student unlimited access to English teaching materials that are just a click away!
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love The idea for MentorMob sprouts from the backgrounds of Kris Chinosorn and Vince Leung. Both avid learners, they found early on that the Internet was not quite the incredible tool for learning new skills and hobbies that everyone thinks it is. Even with millions of free lessons online, the content is almost impossible to navigate. 9 Fun Ways to Practice English with Pokémon GO! “We do have a lot in common. The same air, the same Earth, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of always looking at what’s different,…well, who knows?”—Meowth Have you heard about the latest craze of people playing Pokémon GO on their iOS and Android devices?
KZO's Top 25 Must Read Blogs About eLearning As a slew of new eLearning practices make their way onto the scene, it can often be difficult to keep up with the emerging trends. Our list of top 25 eLearning blogs is full of prime information. The blogs listed here offer relevant and timely information for anyone interested in eLearning, whether you’re a content producer, a platform user, or someone trying to determine how eLearning technologies can help your business grow. Because eLearning practices are still evolving, it can often be difficult to find the best information on the topic.