create and share visual ideas online Select • Drag • Create Chat! We're not around, but we'd love to chat another time. You can also see our help guides We're not around but we still want to hear from you! Six essential steps to present data persuasively “The graphic method has considerable superiority for the exposition of statistical facts over the tabular. A heavy bank of figures is grievously wearisome to the eye, and the popular mind is as incapable of drawing any useful lessons from it as of extracting sunbeams from cucumbers.” -Arthur Briggs Farquhar and Henry Farquhar from Economic and Industrial Delusions The Move is On! From the Passive Multimedia Learner to the Engaged Co-creator Despite the promise of great things, the actual integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education has led to dashed hopes and myth-making with regard to their potential for improving learner motivation and achievement [1, 2]. The integration of ICT in education has also led to a polarization among educators, creating "techno-enthusiasts" who boldly support the integration of educational technologies by default , and "technophobes" who oppose their integration on a variety of grounds, be they pedagogical, technological or resource-based . Such a polarization usually stems from an overly techno-centric vision  that expects technology will automatically produce pedagogical benefits without taking into consideration all of the components in a given learning situation [6, 7] or learning activity . Using ICT to Foster Learning Learning does not occur in a vacuum. The Passive-Participatory Model
Making Learning Memorable With a title like Making Learning Memorable, what was the probability that Dan Levy would be able to deliver on his promise when he taught a 90-minute class at the Ed School as part of the Master Class series? Considering Levy has been teaching quantitative methods and program evaluation at the Harvard Kennedy School as a senior lecturer for the past 10 years, and has won several top teaching awards, the chances, statistically speaking, were probably pretty good. Based on the amount of laughter that happened during the Ed School session, which was meant to showcase craft from inspiring educators across Harvard, it looks like Levy did deliver. So what lessons were learned about teaching from Levy, who, despite being dubbed a “master teacher,” admits that he is introverted by nature? Here are a few: • Think about what you want your students to most learn.
Simply 2nd Resources: Oh my goodness... I don't want to jinx it, but from what I saw today... I have a GREAT class!!! I am so excited! I am sitting 19 students right now, which is a good number. I over planned for our first day. It always happens that way. Best Practices In Blended Learning Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2015 and has been updated to reflect current practices. Originally, blended learning referred to adding an online component to instructor-led training or classroom education. Now, blended learning refers to the use of more than one delivery method to provide and enhance training and support. This is one way to add continued support to people on their learning journey. Advantages of Blended Learning 16 idées originales pour vos infographies - 99designs Blog Infographics: everyone loves ’em. They take boring numbers and data and make it beautiful and digestible. They account for hundreds of thousands of keyword searches on Google every month. And they get tons of shares on social media.
4 Different Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy I recently received a question from a reader who wasn’t clear about what exactly Bloom’s taxonomy is. It got me thinking that perhaps not everyone is a Bloom’s taxonomy expert, and a little bit of a refresher might be helpful. In later posts, we’ll look at a variety of iterations and interpretations of the traditional Bloom’s graphic, along with apps and tools that address Bloom’s objectives in our modern classrooms. In a nutshell, Bloom’s taxonomy is a grouping of educational objectives that first came about in 1956 in an attempt to classify educational objectives. The original looked like this:
Smart Talk To help your baby develop a large vocabulary — to give her the tools she’ll need to read, comprehend, and make sense of the world — it’s not just talk that’s important. It’s conversation. To be sure, parental talk of any kind is a good thing; the number of words that a child hears in infancy and toddlerhood is strongly predictive of future vocabulary growth. (Educators and policymakers have tuned in, launching initiatives that encourage parents to spend more time talking with their babies.)
10 Great French Novels to Learn French for All Levels Reading Time: 4 minutes. Reading is a true source of pleasure and often a relaxing hobby to undertake. It can also be a very handy learning tool to practice your French and put your comprehension skills to good use. Reading books in French is a fantastic way to complement your studies by increasing your vocabulary and improving your understanding of written grammatical rules. While you are learning new things, you also get the enjoyment of reading a nice book during your free time through the day or before you head to bed at night.
How to use Zoom like a pro: 15 video chat tips and tricks to try today The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a number of privacy and security issues that arose alongside the platform's rapid growth, it now features end-to-end encryption and other ways to protect your account and your chats from Zoombombing and other privacy flaws. The platform also recently added a marketplace for virtual events, and is testing app integrations such as Slack and Dropbox. Whether you've been using Zoom for years or have only just signed up in 2020, there are a number of helpful and fun tips, tricks and hidden features you can find to upgrade your video chatting experience and make your video meetings a little less weird. Here are 15 ways to become a Zoom master.
How to Make an Infographic: Free Visual E-Book for Beginners On average, Americans consume 63 gigabytes of information per person per day. That’s roughly half of all the storage space in a new MacBook Air laptop. With so much information bombarding us on a daily basis, it’s no wonder we’ve become desensitized to even the most shocking statistics. For example, what if I told you that the 74 million richest people in the world possess 50% of its wealth? The real meaning of this statement would probably be lost on most of us. The moment you translate it into a visual format, however, it suddenly becomes a much more palpable — and shocking — reality:
The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel by TeachThought Staff Teaching is a matter of design. That’s not new, but in an era of change and possibility, it’s more apparent now than ever. Positive Education Blog: Building Character & Achievement The Long Driveway When we imagine a positive future, we imagine ourselves enjoying that future. We just assume that we will enjoy the situation we foresee – the place, the people, the activities. In other words, we see ourselves savoring the event. Unfortunately, many times, when we approach that future, we do not experience the joy we anticipated.