Are You Ready for Responsive E-Learning Design? December.10.2015 By: Ruby Spencer In 2014, 20 percent of the world’s population owned a tablet device, with a growth rate of 30 percent from 2013. Desktop computers and laptops are predicted to lose popularity from 2016 onward as tablet sales soar, according to a Statsitica.com forecast for global shipments of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs from 2010 to 2019. Until recently, companies needed to have a different website version for every device, which became increasingly complex, not to mention expensive, as more devices and technologies popped up, such as Android, iPhones and Kindles, to name a few.
How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s dive into Padlet and Learn the Basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. The Poetry of Revolt [This post was selected as one of three winners in Three Quarks Daily Arts & Literature Prize] It is truly inspiring to see the bravery of Egyptians as they rise up to end the criminal rule of Hosni Mubarak. It is especially inspiring to remember that what is happening is the culmination of years of work by activists from a spectrum of pro-democracy movements, human rights groups, labor unions, and civil society organizations. In 2004, when Kefaya began their first public demonstrations, the protesters were usually outnumbered 30 to one by Central Security Forces. Now the number has reversed—and multiplied.
Effective eLearning Course Development: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals Want to learn how to take your eLearning course development to the next level and leave a lasting impression upon the mind's of your audience? This article features tips and tricks that can give you the ability to create eLearning courses that always achieve their learning objective, even if you're new to the world of eLearning. There's no secret formula behind developing powerful eLearning experiences. It's impossible to create an all-inclusive list that highlights each and every element you should include in your eLearning course, because each one is wholly unique. However, in this article I'll share a variety of invaluable tips that can help you develop effective and engaging eLearning courses, regardless of your subject matter or your audience.
Google Forms Basics in 7 Steps [infographic] - Teacher Tech Here is how to quickly make a basic Google Form in 7 steps. Link to Infographic forms.google.com Start by going to forms.google.com and choose to “Start a new form.” The Form is created in Google Drive. Google Forms can also be created in Google Drive.
The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence & Scientific Thinking When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which seems like an indication that it resonated with a lot of people. There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this: The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp. The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course When we’re new and just getting started with elearning, we need templates and project plans to guide us. On the other hand, experienced developers rely less on those resources because they have more experience and a deeper understanding of what it takes to create an elearning course. Think of it like driving around town. When I first moved to town, I needed a map. But today, I don’t use a map.
Getting Started with EdPuzzle – Teachers Vs Zombies When I first began using station-rotation blended learning in my classroom, I worked in a district that had purchased licenses for Compass Learning Odyssey. Compass was mainly used as a credit recovery curriculum, but I was able to pull out specific lessons relevant to the content standards I was teaching in my traditional English 9 & 10 classes. Initially, I used these lessons during the Headphones station in my classroom. (You can learn more about the Headphones Station’s role in blended learning on this blog post.) As I began integrating more project-based learning into my classes, I discovered that sometimes I needed shorter videos or videos on topics that were not covered in Compass, such as growth mindset and 20Time project ideas. I had heard about EdPuzzle at an EdTechTeam Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Summit.
The Secret of Creativity with Deepak Chopra Description: Deepak Chopra explores the dynamics of a creative life and the relationship between age and creativity (we don’t have to lose our imagination as we grow older!).* How do you keep your creative spirit alive even as you progress further into adulthood? THE RABBIT HOLE features visually-stunning explorations of BIG questions: What is death? Who is God? Is life an illusion? Are we alone in the universe?
The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now 2018 - LearnUpon An eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. As well as learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. Science Reveals Artists Really Do Have Different Brains We might now have neurological proof that artists actually are different creatures from everyone else on the planet. According to a study published in Neurolmage, researchers believe that artists have brains that are structurally different from non-artists. It appears that there's now justifiable support for the idiom "she's just wired differently, idk." The study, titled "Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Analysis Of Observational Drawing," included 44 graduate and post-grad art students and non-art students who were asked to complete various drawing tasks. The completed tasks were measured and scored, and that data was compared to "regional grey and white matter volume in the cortical and subcortical structures" of the brain using a scanning method called voxel-based morphometry. An increase in grey matter density on the left anterior cerebellum and the right medial frontal gyrus were observed in relation to drawing skills.