Last Week in Lab: Week Ending 04/06/12 This post is part of my continuing series of weekly lesson summaries. My goal is to give parents & caregivers in our school community the resources needed to extend student learning at home, and to share my professional practice with teacher colleagues around the world in the interest of improving my craft. Week ending 04/06/12 Kindergarten Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.
The Top 5 Web 2.0 Sites for Teachers - Associated Content - asso There has never been a better time for teachers to integrate technology into the classroom curriculum. The internet is awash with innovative and creative websites for teachers to use with their students. The following five sites are the best of the bunch, and all of them are free for educators! 1. Animoto for Education - This slick online video editor really has to be seen to be believed.
Scavenger Hunts: Searching for Treasure on the Internet! Internet scavenger hunts are a way for students to practice problem solving, improve their reading and comprehension skills, and learn how to search the Internet. Included: A sampling of online scavenger hunts for students of all ages! Scavenger hunts, or treasure hunts, have quickly become one of the most popular tools for teaching students how to access and use the resources and information available on the Internet. There are many reasons for the hunts' rapidly growing popularity. Among them: Online scavenger hunts are easy to create and the resulting interactive searches are both fun and informative for students.
How Technology and Learning Analytics Are Transforming Education Growing up in a rural area of the Chinese province of Sichuan, my education was traditional. I had no access to computers, and classes were rooted in old-fashioned pedagogy – based around the concept of a teacher dispensing information to be written down and then memorized by students. It was in my college years when I had the idea that, by taking advantage of modern technology, we could craft new educational models that may better prepare students for life in the 21st century.
Fast Food Fun Objective: Use the Internet and spreadsheets to find calories and fat in a typical fast food meal. Project Rubric: Information on how this project will be graded. Procedure: Step One: Decide which fast food restaurant you would like to visit. Top 50 Education Technology Blogs Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods. This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. The links lead straight to the recently updated blogs, and the descriptions supply information about that blogger’s achievements, including careers and jobs. Movers
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Educational Technology MIT Report Calls for Integration of Online Learning Research, Support for ‘Learning Engineers’ April 10th, 2016 by EdSurge A call to “blend” learning research is included in the report. How will advances in learning science and education technology impact online learning? swisherc-Keyboarding Keyboarding This course is designed to teach middle grades students basic keying skills, which consist of fluent manipulation of letter, figure/symbol, and basic service keys by touch. Emphasis is on daily use of a computer system and appropriate software to provide integrated training through a learn/practice/sustain/assess plan of skill building. CyberSmart! Student Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas.