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The Flipped Classroom - Instructional Module What type of hardware do I need? Depending on the type of instruction you selected, the hardware requirements will vary. However, regardless of the variation, two major components are required: a COMPUTER and BROADBAND INTERNET CONNECTION. Online Videos Computer (PC or Mac) Broadband Internet Narrated Screencasts Microphone (internal or external) Web cam - Optional Interactive Tablet - Optional Computer (PC or Mac) Broadband Internet Videotaped Lectures Digital Video Camera Tripod - Optional Computer (PC or Mac) Broadband Internet Can I use an Ipad to create an online instructional video? What type of software do I need? Online Video (Free) Using online video to deliver lessons does not require any additional software other than a standard internet browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) which should already be installed on your computer. Narrated Screencasts (Basic - Free; Advanced - $99+) Compare Compare Camtasia Is Screencasting the same as Vodcasting? Finding an Online Video

The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process, Animated by Maria Popova “Before we can find the answer — before we can even know the question — we must be immersed in disappointment.” Last week, Jonah Lehrer took us inside “the seething cauldron of ideas” with Imagine: How Creativity Works, his long-awaited (by me, at least) new book. Now, from Flash Rosenberg — Guggenheim Fellow, NYPL artist-in-residence, live-illustrator extraordinaire, and Brain Pickings darling — comes this wonderful hand-drawn teaser for the book, distilling one of Lehrer’s key ideas in Rosenberg’s signature style of simple yet visually eloquent line drawings. When we tell stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase. For a related treat, see Rosenberg’s live-illustration of John Lithgow reading Mark Twin at the New York Public Library. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter and people say it’s cool. Share on Tumblr

Studies Show: Recent Research on Mobile Learning Every day around the world, thousands of research studies are produced on every conceivable subject. So, when I checked out the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) recently, that there were over 1,700 research items listed for mobile learning or ubiquitous learning. (BASE is free to use, and many of the articles listed are “open” and accessible. For most of the others, there is usually an abstract describing the results of the study – thanks to Stephen Downes,, for blogging about this resource). Much of this academic research does not inform current practice in mobile learning in enterprise settings. Akkerman, S. and Filius, R. (2011). Ardito, C., Buono, P. (2009). Brett, Paul (2011). Chen, C. and Li, Y. (2011). Coulby, C., Hennessey, S., Davies, N. and Fuller, R. (2011). The above examples are just five research studies in the thousands that are available on mobile learning. Now it’s your turn!

About AWDEP The Australian Government has provided grant funding to establish Digital Enterprise Programs in 69 communities across Australia. Thanks to a successful application for funding by Albury City and City of Wodonga, AlburyWodonga is one of the communities that will benefit from the program. The Digital Enterprise Program was established to contribute to the government's vision for Australia as a leading global digital economy by 2020. In particular, this program is designed to contribute to the digital economy goal that states ‘by 2020 Australia will rank in the top five OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries in relation to the percentage of businesses and not-for-profit organisations, using online opportunities to drive productivity improvements, expand their customer base and enable job growth’. To take advantage of this program, browse the events calendar and register to attend one of the available group workshops.

Case Study: Using Technology and Active Learning to Get Engineering Students Off to a Good Start | My Engineering Community The Pearson Team, My Engineering Community March 22, 2012 This story has a unique beginning. When Beth Stephan, a member of the Engineering faculty at Clemson University, started using her own materials to customize the content for the school’s general engineering program, she never expected it to evolve into a best-selling textbook. Stephan needed her own materials because of the composition of the students taking her course. This is the first course engineering students take before heading into their majors, says Stephan, and the course needed to be relevant to what students will learn as they continue through to their major. Stephan claims she “stumbled into it” by bumping into her Pearson representative one day in the lobby. Today, Thinking Like an Engineer – by Stephan, fellow Clemson faculty William Park, Benjamin Sill, and David Bowman, and Purdue University professor Matthew Ohland – is in its second edition.

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. Augmentation Though it is a different level, but we are still in the substitution mentality but this time with added functionalities. Again using the example of Google docs, instead of only writing a document and having to manually save it and share it with others, Google Docs provides extra services like auto saving, auto syncing, and auto sharing in the cloud. Watch the video to learn more about SAMR

What We Talk About When We Talk About "Curation" by Maria Popova On creative restlessness, the art of context, and the contagion of intellectual curiosity. First things first — “curation” is a terrible term. It has been used so frivolously and applied so indiscriminately that it’s become vacant of meaning. But I firmly believe that the ethos at its core — a drive to find the interesting, meaningful, and relevant amidst the vast maze of overabundant information, creating a framework for what matters in the world and why — is an increasingly valuable form of creative and intellectual labor, a form of authorship that warrants thought. My friends at Percolate and m ss ng p eces (♥ ♥ ♥ ♥), who share that belief, produced this fantastic short film on what “curation” really means, in which I was humbled and honored to join far worthier minds like my wonderful studiomate Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss, the inimitable Edith Zimmerman of The Hairpin, Peter Hopkins of Big Think, Anthony de Rosa of Soup Soup, and more. Donating = Loving

Mobile learning for schools - a class without walls | Resource Part of the old steelworks still stands near Parkwood academy, Sheffield. It's a reminder of the old factories and the newer industrial units that provide rich opportunities for year 7 students to study how the demise of manufacturing has affected their city. In a project entitled My Surroundings, students went out into their community, taking photographs, shooting films in their locality and making maps, using handheld and other mobile technologies. It helped them to consider why, many years ago, Sheffield was built where it was. "Pupils looked at the positive and negative aspects of the steel industry and how things have changed since [the factories] closed," says Derryth Hope, Parkwood's vice-principal. Impressive improvement Three years ago, the Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom was instigated by the government in response to calls for children to have more opportunities to learn outside the traditional setting of a classroom and the rigid structure of a timetable.

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn Flickr:AllHails At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice. By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks It’s a typical scene: a few minutes before 11:00 on a Tuesday morning and about 200 sleepy-looking college students are taking their seats in a large lecture hall – chatting, laughing, calling out to each other across the aisles. This is an introductory chemistry class at a state university. Students in this class say the instructor is one of the best lecturers in the department. Student Marly Dainton says she doesn’t think she’ll remember much from this class. “I’m going to put it to short-term memory,” she says. One of the Oldest Teaching Methods Emily Hanford