DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo · Learning Stages · eLearning Tools The eLearning Tools stage offers you an opportunity to explore tools and technologies for all types of technology-delivered learning. Sessions will focus on the potential and limitations of various tools and technologies. Learn from industry gurus, hear lively debates, and get insights from panels of experts. The stage will highlight techniques and best practices that will help you to develop your best eLearning. Host Bianca Woods Instructional Designer, BMO Financial Group More Here is a list of topics that will be discussed: Tricks for using Articulate Storyline variables Using advanced actions in Adobe Captivate Rapid authoring tool comparisons Free (or low-cost) eLearning development tools Solution alternatives to “courses” Building your course with accessibility in mind Developing learning content using iBooks Author A complete schedule of sessions with descriptions will be posted soon. Three Featured Learning Stages at DevLearn
The Blogger's Handbook – 101+ Resources On How To Start A Blog First Published: 2012; Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 No matter if you’re a newbie or an experienced blogger, you want to take your blog to the next level. Don’t you? Here’s a list of over 101 blogging resources which should help you to start a blog and make it a better one. I have categorized the resources so that it won’t confuse those first time bloggers who probably have dozens of questions. Of course there are literally hundreds of blogs which helps you to “Make Money Blogging” but those blogs post the same content over and over again. Before I actually start, let me remind you something, this guide is NOT one of those “How To Make Money Online” course but it will help you to build a successful blog and make money from it. Let’s Get Started!! Minterest Web Directory – It’s a Web Directory for Bloggers, Internet Marketers & Webmasters organized by category. In a nutshell, I have organized the blogging resources based on the following categories: Blogging Basics Domain Names
5 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers We are kicking off the month’s series of techy posts with this great one by a guest blogger who writes about YouTube channels you will want to have at your fingertips. Enjoy! ~EMP YouTube is a fantastic resource for educators and students alike. Teachers can use the videos found on YouTube to supplement classroom lessons, assign as homework or use in group projects, or learn new classroom methodologies. Here are 5 YouTube channels that are particularly useful for teachers, offering a wealth of educational material to enhance classroom instruction: TED Talks Listen to lectures compiled from the best of the TED Conference, featuring some of the leading innovators from around the world. Smithsonian Videos Learn from experts at the top museums in the world on this channel. Science Channel “Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, and more with science videos and news from Science Channel.” Discovery Networks Open Yale Courses
Creating Video Tutorials for a Flipped classroom A Flipped Classroom is a teaching model which reverses traditional methods. Instruction is delivered at home through interactive websites, teacher-created videos or content and moves the homework style learning to the classroom. Class time is used for creating tasks, exercises and problem solving while the teacher is present to assist and give immediate feedback whereas the homework is designated for learning content and students can form questions about what they have learnt to prepare for their next lesson. This allows the teacher more time to interact with the students. Some teachers like to create informative videos or ask students to create the videos for younger students. Apps: These apps allow you to record your drawing and narrate at the same time. Sago Mini DoodlecastExplain Everything ™ ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Educreations Interactive Whiteboard Doceri This app allows you to record websites. Explain a Website Web based: Once you have installed the software. Jing Camstudio
The Ultimate Guide To Flipping Your Classroom Note: This is part 1. “A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. The Flipped Classroom is a learning model where students are exposed to new ideas at home–often through videos–and then work applications of that learning at school–an approach that reverses, or “flips” the old approach. Improved use of classroom time. Arguments against the Flipped Model include technology access at home, the way it can encourage the dated sequential, lecture–>practice–>quiz pattern, and the extra work of producing the videos. Your smartphone, a flip camera, etc. HIGHLAND VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLThis innovative school district is trying a lot of new things when it comes to helping young people learn. This is always a challenge, but the video below can help. Okay, now I understand.
7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom 7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom by first appeared on gettingsmart.com The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging. Google Drive Google Drive (Docs) has many advantages over traditional word processing programs, including real-time automatic updates visible to all users, a feature that enables robust discussion and sharing. YouTube Ideal for first-time flippers, YouTube offers a user-friendly, universally understood platform for taped lectures and other educational videos. Teachem The Flipped Learning Network Camtasia Studio
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Graphic Organizer Worksheets Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers (some of which are also called concept maps, entity relationship charts, and mind maps) are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organizing information. Increasing Understanding by Creating Graphic Organizers: The process of converting a mass of data/information/ideas into a graphic map gives the student an increased understanding and insight into the topic at hand. The creation of graphic organizers also helps the student generate ideas as they develop and note their thoughts visually. Uses of Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers can be used to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.
How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His books have sold more than 2 million copies. Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not the type to write a book and just move on. Here’s what you’ll get from this post: Why you don’t feel motivated.What the research says really produces motivation.The single most motivating thing there is and how to have it in your life.The biggest mistake you’re making when it comes to motivation. Let’s get to it… 1) This Is Why You Don’t Feel Motivated You’re probably thinking too much about the rewards involved. You might be enthusiastic about the “carrot” or afraid of the “stick”, but you’re just not excited about doing the task itself. Rewards like money are tricky. Here’s Dan:
Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners Knowledge about how the brain works can make a big difference when confronting difficult learning situations. If you have a growth mindset and are aware of the ability to improve oneself, a challenge can be welcome (versus those with a fixed mindset who are averse to the failures a challenge may bring). Stanford University professor of psychology Carol Dweck, who has been leading the research in this field, discusses “The power of believing that you can improve” in this TED talk. “This happened because the meaning of effort and difficulty were transformed.