Barbara Braxton The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a seer as one who “predicts events or developments” and while I can’t lay claim to having that extraordinary insight that sets such visionaries above the rest of us, in the past few weeks I have had the opportunity and privilege to see what might be in the world of libraries. While no one can accurately predict the future, nevertheless there are those who examine what has been, what is and can make a very good forecast of what will be. They undertake the research, read the reports, study the trends and draw conclusions that the astute amongst us will consider and act on so that what we are offering remains relevant and required. TOEFLExercise (Skills 14 - 15) Previous Skill : Parallel structure with coordinate connector (Skill 14) Parallel structure with paired conjunction (Skill 15) Choose the letter of the underlined word or group of words that is not correct.Choose the letter of the underlined word or group of words that is not correct.
How To Save Time Teaching With Technology How To Save Time Teaching With Technology Technology is great–when it works. While using technology for learning is easy, mastering it–using it to save time, reduce busy work, and ultimately increase student understanding–is another matter entirely. Lost passwords, blocked YouTube channels, and 200 unread emails in your inbox can really put a dent in your enthusiasm for consistently using technology. E-learning team blog In case our Moodlemoot Dublin abstract has left you salivating but you have found that our presentation wasn’t recorded, we thought we’d give a quick overview. Sussex University is a research-led Higher Education institution using a customised Moodle install called Study Direct. We have 1,500 editing tutors, 15,000 students, 2,099 2012/13 Moodle courses and 13,500 unique hits per day. The e-learning team is a team of five including two developers, one front line support officer, one teaching support officer and one manager. We don’t have any departmental learning technologists like many institutions.
E-Curriculum… 7 Key Tools Uncovering A Goldmine of E-Resources … The Digital Curriculum Part Three Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this third post of the series, I’ll examine tools you can use to find your own amazing digital resources..
16 October 2015 - Bridge of Spies: Spielberg's take on the Cold War Spielberg Takes on the Col War in 'Bridge of Spies'Mark Jenkins (NPR) Your country may be wrong, Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies sadly admits. But it maintains that a solid American family man can always be trusted. In the Cold War, as at home, father knows best. That father is Spielberg regular Tom Hanks, or rather James Donovan, who presents himself as a plain-talking, uncomplicated insurance company lawyer. In the sequence that introduces him, Donovan coolly parses a claim, insisting that a single incident cannot be multiplied into several payouts. Your School and Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation The other day Kathy Chin Leong published a review of what Google’s chief social evangelist, Gopi Kallayil, calls Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation. I tweeted out the post (as did others) and I know many of my followers linked to it. A major section of my upcoming book will discuss how key elements of innovation strategy are particularly effective in a school setting. Much of what I found in my many school visits resonates with this list of what makes Google one of the most innovative cultures on the planet.
The Next Generation of E-Learning Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. I see this as the democratization of elearning. And it runs parallel to how digital media’s empowered people all over the world to create and deliver content using a host of online tools and social media applications. Some people lament this democratization.
Scott's eLearning Library It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to planning the annual learning resources conference in order to offer some blue-sky thinking and fresh ideas on how to reinvigorate the library service, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a quick blog post about some of the developments I’ve been working on with fellow librarians and RSC colleagues lately. Continue reading I can’t claim the credit for this one, the idea’s adapted from a post in Doug’s blog (via my eagle-eyed friend Merv Stapleton ), but makes for such a neat little activity to do with learners to check their digital footprints I had to share. Continue reading
Blogs What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? by Adam Webster | Mar 25, 2015 Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. The very fact that there is a debate within... read more Meat My biggest claim to fame is the vegetarian blog I created and ran in middle and high school. At its peak it had about 15,000 followers, and I was spending many of my wild, teenage late nights online, fielding a mailbox full of questions from meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike. This was my first acquaintance with activism gone wrong. I didn’t have the language for it at the time, but it only took so many death threats from angry vegans before I started to draw conclusions about what it means to be an advocate, how to cope with politics and the self, how to be the best activist. Mostly, I got a lot of concerning health-related questions about which the askers really should have sought help from a medical professional. Besides those, the questions (there are 421 unanswered in the mailbox right now) broke down in a predictable way: easy thing the asker could have googled, argument over semantics, hostile vegan, angry meat-eater.
Blog Silvia Zanatta wrote how she incorporated the Classroom Habitudes into her 7th grade classroom in a wonderful post last year. Here, she updates us on her progress of using Heartbreak Mapping and the transformation she’s seen in her students—and her school. One year ago, Angela Maiers asked me to share my students’ work and experiences around Following Their Heartbreak, and what resulted was a blog post that she graciously published on her website. At that time, I had been in the midst of exploring and learning about the Classroom Habitudes and the #youmatter movement with my students. And although my class shared their learning through social media, in my own school I was alone in my journey. As I began to experience the power of these ideas and the impact they made on my students and my teaching, I became excited to share with colleagues at my school.