Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future New to Gamification? Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. Instructional Design: Media, Strategies, and Methods Media, strategies, and methods are the various tools that not only deliver the instruction, but also foster the acquisition of performance. Media Media is the plural of medium, which in learning and training environments, is the means of communicating and transferring a learning concept or objective to another individual. Media are the replicable “means”, forms, or vehicles by which instruction is formatted, stored, and delivered to the learner (Schwen, 1977). There are normally two types of training media within a learning program. The first is the instructional setting or major media.
Twenty Movies Every Educator Should See Image credit: iStockphoto These are the top 20 movies every educator should watch. While every movie is not specifically about educators, there is definitely something to take away from each. These movies are not listed in order of importance, just the order they came to me. How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [10 Free Infographic Templates] Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was as simple as writing regular ol' text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. Usually. But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet.
Introduction to communities of practice The concept of community of practice has found a number of practical applications in business, organizational design, government, education, professional associations, development projects, and civic life. Organizations. The concept has been adopted most readily by people in business because of the recognition that knowledge is a critical asset that needs to be managed strategically. Initial efforts at managing knowledge had focused on information systems with disappointing results. Gamification with Edmodo created by Bobby Brian Lewis What is Gamification? Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. How I use Gamification with Edmodo I create small groups under my main group on Edmodo each small groups
One Button Studio Looking for general One Button Studio info? To learn more about the One Button Studio – including where to get the control software and how to set up your own outside of Penn State – visit onebutton.psu.edu. Continue reading to see how you can incorporate OBS into your teaching… recursos The project: Discover the Plasma, Medium School Project, aims to bring students closer to Grifols business activities, promoting the integration and interaction of the company into its closest community. Furthermore, students are transversely learning and working on certain content included in their school’s curriculum corresponding level, in the area of science education.
Differentiating Homework Using Edmodo Tagged with: elementary schoolGoogle DocsSmall Groups This is a guest post from Jimmy Sapia, a 4th grade teacher at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut. The full version of his post can be found on his blog at mrsapia.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo is a tool that transformed how my classroom operates.
LEGO.com Serious Play Home Build your way to better business – a powerful tool designed to enhance innovation and business performance Tap into the hidden expertise of your organization Transform insight and awareness into commitment and shared goals The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Students Need PD, Too Many times teachers, parents, and administrators refer to students as "digital natives" and simply assume they know how to do everything when it comes to technology. While they may be tech savvy and fearless about adopting and exploring new technologies, I find that they too can benefit from strategic professional development. When I started my first year as an educational technologist for Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal Latin teacher, Natalie Cannon, on a long-term class project. Though this was a project that she had done for years, we met to see how the iPad and specific apps could elevate student content and delivery. My role in what I came to call student professional development ultimately fell into two categories from there.
The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have There’s been a lot of talk recently about what it means to be a learner in the 21st Century. Earlier this year, we put together a guide with skills important for students today. So, why not a list for educators, too? The list goes beyond technology and social media. Check out what skill we think makes a modern teacher, and let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below. Image via flickr and Chicago 2016
What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student? Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don’t often hear what impact they have made on students. In a rare treat, we hear from one former student reading from a journal he kept during middle school.