BBC Active > BBC Active Ideas and Resources > Introduction BBC Active Video for Learning provides video for education and training in all sectors from history to mental health. Our wide selection of videos is used by teachers, university professors and health professionals. Learning through video is effective and engaging, and our powerful, high quality BBC video programmes are loved by students and educators alike. In this resources section you will find a selection of useful tips for incorporating video into your learning.
Maths Maps I am excited to introduce you to my new project idea that I hope will result in some engaging content for our classes. It is collaborative in the same way the Interesting Ways resources are and I will need your help to make it a success. Elevator Pitch Using Google Maps.Maths activities in different places around the world.One location, one maths topic, one map.Activities explained in placemarks in Google Maps.Placemarks geotagged to the maths it refers to. “How wide is this swimming pool?” Top e-Learning Resources For You The internet is a big place, full of exciting tutorials, resources and helpful hints for your favorite authoring tool—that is, if you can find them. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. We wanted to make sure you don’t miss any e-Learning resources, so we gathered up a few of our favorites here. The eLearning Coach — “For designing smarter learning experiences” Connie Malamed is an eLearning, information and visual designer.
What Teens are Learning From ‘Serial’ and Other Podcasts It didn’t take long for Michael Godsey, an English teacher at Morro Bay High School in California, to realize that his decision to use a public radio podcast in the classroom was a wise one. It wasn’t any old podcast he was introducing to his classes. It was “Serial,” the murder-mystery phenomenon produced by reporter Sarah Koenig of “This American Life,” which already was transfixing a wide swath of the adult population. “Even if they weren’t into it, I told them it was the most popular podcast of all time, and that was interesting,” Godsey says. He needn’t have worried. The podcast seized his five classrooms of 10th- and 11th-graders.
6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, in your car, or at home, just don’t bring it in here. Your phone is a distraction.” Yet here we are, a handful of years later handing out laptops and tablets to every student, holding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) days, and encouraging students to engage in class work online in ways we never imagined tolerable, or even possible. Today, many forward-thinking teachers are embracing gadgets and social media as a way to connect with students, families, and other classrooms. Social media is broadly defined as online sites or tools where people create and share content in written and visual formats.
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different. On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. Videos are meant to be consumed in short bursts, while literature, for example, is meant to be “sat with.”
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Geodesics on the Blogosphere This article is published in the February/March 2012 issue of MAA FOCUS. A blog can become one of your mathematical homes. Use it for expository writing, for commentary on research, application, or math in the media. Innovating Pedagogy 2015: the 10 technological trends set to transform education Innovating Pedagogy 2015, a new report from The Open University and SRI International, identifies 10 trends that are likely to transform education in coming years. These are the trends, listed in an approximate order of immediacy and timescale to widespread implementation. Crossover learningLearning in informing settings, such as museums and clubs, that links educational content with issues that matter in learners’ lives. Learning in schools and universities can be enriched by experiences from everyday life, and informal learning can be deepened by questions and knowledge from the classroom.
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. What Teachers That Use Technology Believe - What Teachers That Use Technology Believe by Terry Heick What do teachers that use technology believe (as it pertains to teaching with technology)? This will read a lot like a pro-education technology post because it (more or less) is. I tried to get in the head of both teachers skeptical of “edtech” and teachers that have embraced it full-on. I’ve speculated before why some teachers are against technology in learning.
Learn Appeal – The Learning Capsule 56Share1 0 At the end of 2015 I met up with Lesley Price, just a catch up to chat about retirement (unfortunately not mine), keeping busy, moving house, and The Really Useful #EdTechBook. Lesley also had something else to show me. How Neuro-Science Drives eLearning Effectiveness And Retention Learning experts Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer have published twelve books on corporate learning between them. Their Serious eLearning Manifesto outlines why the majority of corporate training fails to impact performance, in large part because it’s not designed to engage the learner. As reported by the experts, adult learners in today’s hectic business world require a certain level of mental challenge to effectively learn knowledge and practice skills. Apparently, that level of challenge falls short in a lot of the corporate learning they reviewed while working with many organizations over the last several years. Why Is Most Corporate Learning Not Mentally challenging?