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Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next) Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Pinterest. Four Options for Creating & Using Rubrics in Google Drive. A good rubric can help students understand what is expected of them and it can help teachers score students’ assignments consistently and efficiently.

Four Options for Creating & Using Rubrics in Google Drive

If your students are submitting assignments to you through Google Drive or Google Classroom, you may find yourself looking for a way to create and use rubrics without having to leave your Google Drive account to give feedback to your students. Earlier this week I tried a new Google Docs Add-on called JoeZoo Express that you can use to create rubrics and give students feedback directly from Google Docs. JoeZoo Express is not the only tool that offers this feature. Here are three others that are also worth trying.Online Rubric is a Google Spreadsheets Add-on that enables to you create rubrics, enter scores, and email scores to students all from one place. Online Rubric provides very clear instructions for each step of the processes of creating a roster sheet, creating a rubric, and emailing grades to students.

Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments (Paperback) About the Book Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments provides a theoretically-based yet practical guide to systematic design processes for learning environments that provide automatic customization of learning and instruction.

Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments (Paperback)

The book consists of four main sections: In "Introduction and Overview," the concepts of adaptivity and personalization are introduced and explored in detail. Next Generation Learning Challenges. Learning to play, playing to learn: the rise of playful learning in higher education - Digifest speaker, Chrissi Nerantzi. Ever thought about using Lego in lectures or play dough in seminars?

Learning to play, playing to learn: the rise of playful learning in higher education - Digifest speaker, Chrissi Nerantzi

Chrissi Nerantzi, principal lecturer in academic CPD at Manchester Metropolitan University, thinks you should at least be considering it. She explains why. Technological Supports for Acquiring 21st Century Skills. Jcal2013 Voogt Orstad Dede Mishra. Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? Siemens 2005 Connectivism A learning theory for the digital age. Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning. Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning. Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning Abstract Connectivism offers a theory of learning for the digital age that is usually understood as contrasting with traditional behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist approaches.

Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning

EmeraldInsight. Connective Knowledge 19May2012. Linked: The New Science Of Networks Science Of Networks - Albert-laszlo Barabasi, Jennifer Frangos - Google Books. OECD Skills Outlook 2013. Colorful children's book introduces kids to the basics of code. On one page, you’ll see an illustration of kid scientists assembling multi-eyed orange creatures.

Colorful children's book introduces kids to the basics of code

On another, an amicable blue furry creature leads a march of kids and an alien. At first glance, these look like pages from a normal children’s fantasy book. Look again and you’ll realize these are all characters on a journey decorated with HTML tags. The Wonderful World of Creatures & Code (WWoCC) is an A-Z style book with the purpose of introducing kids to code. Ict me. Blogging Einstein. The world of business is thought to be ever so complex however it appears to revolve around two events, the passing of time and the passing of money.

Blogging Einstein

Both involve good planning and good luck; for without them both working hand-in-hand, one could stymie the other. For those readers that like examples, let us take the film industry. Production on a new movie does not occur without first deciding upon time involved in production and the finances to put the idea into action. However, how often do we hear that the making of the movie is “behind schedule” and “cost productions” are over budget.

Such an occurrence is not rare but rather common practice. Yet, there is one set of workers that complete their job everyday on time, regardless of money or the lack of time….teachers. So, perhaps the next time a business cannot seem to get the job completed according to schedule, rather than pouring more money into it…why not call in the experts of time management… the teacher. First image early 1890s. Social Media for Academics: Mark Carrigan: Books. TACCLE 2. Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy. In our increasingly information-saturated society, it can be challenging for young people (or any of us!)

Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy

To sort fact from fiction in journalism. We get news from all directions, at all times, on multiple channels; citizen reporting competes with major corporate conglomerates for our attention and our trust. As we get ready to celebrate News Engagement Day on October 6th, what can you do to help your students become more critical consumers of news media? Technology-Enabled Learning Lounge: Log in to the site. Url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwiN8LKYlNvHAhWKPRQKHewqBbg&url= Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom (iTEC) Will J.

Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom (iTEC)

R. EllisAffiliated withEuropean Schoolnet Email author , Roger BlamireAffiliated withEuropean Schoolnet, Frans Van AsscheAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Leuven Copyright information Abstract. Report: Encouraging STEM Studies - European Trade Union Committee for Education. Details The European Parliament published in spring 2015 a report on 'Encouraging STEM studies, Labour Market Situation and Comparison of Practices Targeted at Young People in Different Member States'.

Report: Encouraging STEM Studies - European Trade Union Committee for Education

The report analyses the labour market situation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) occupations and national initiatives to increase the rate of new students in STEM studies. Many European member states have a shortage of workforce in STEM related occupations, although the unemployment rate especially among young people remains high. Untitled.

Untitled. Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped. Few things annoy me more than burning time on bureaucratic paperwork. Frankly, as an educator, my time and attention should be centered on students and learning — and that includes modifying and selecting readings and resources. Finding fresh critical pedagogical articles that connect pop culture and critical thinking, for example, is not only more interesting to me professionally than revising course outcomes to match accreditation evaluation rubrics, but such articles are more useful and engaging for my students. Plus, such articles can support critical thinking skills and connecting these skills with media in students’ lives. While some administrators might disagree, few educators would. Making this “idealistic” hope happen is a challenge. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. ICT in Education. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can contribute to universal access to education, equity in education, the delivery of quality learning and teaching, teachers’ professional development and more efficient education management, governance and administration.

UNESCO takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to promoting ICT in education. Access, inclusion and quality are among the main challenges they can address. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers. February, 2014 Technology is transforming the educational landscape at a tremendous speed giving birth to a new learning culture radically different from all kinds of learning that were prevalent in the past centuries. With this digital revolution emerges a whole new set of educational technology concepts that provide the theoretical background for the implementation of these emerging technologies in education.

To help teachers, particularly those of you who are novice to the world of educational technology, have a grasp of some trendy concepts in today's educational literature, We went ahead and created the poster below for you to use in your class with your students or keep on your desk for later reference. The definitions on this cheat sheet are taken from different sources. Check the 'sources' section at the end of this post to learn more. Enjoy. A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers. Everything We Do in Social Media Is Wrong. Everything we know about social media and social sharing is wrong. If you manage social channels you are doing it wrong, if you analyze social activity you are doing it wrong.

Everything is wrong from the basics, because we don’t know how social sharing actually works. Let me explain why... The Social Media Revolution 2012. E-Learning Tools. Edited by Elvis Pontes, Anderson Silva, Adilson Guelfi and Sérgio Takeo Kofuji, ISBN 978-953-51-0029-4, 332 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 03, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/1115 With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with discussion about tools, methodologies, improvements and new possibilities for long-distance learning. The book is divided into three sections and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas.

E-Learning Tools. 85471.pdf. Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning. CC_Guidelines_092014TS. Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank. Recent faculty surveys show that some of the most difficult challenges instructors face when teaching are motivating and engaging their students, while making connections to critical course content. How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage' The idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students. While this was generally true back when textbooks where a rarity, and may have been partly true since the invention of the public library, it is most likely untrue for at least many students in this era of the “active learner” (AKA “digital natives”).

After all, with a smartphone in every student’s pocket and Google only a tap away, how can the humble sage expect to compete as the font of all online knowledge? The world is a stage. Broadcast Yourself. Episode 014 - The Future of Open Education Resources with Geoffrey Rubinstein. Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says.

A new book is being released on Tuesday titled “The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.” If you doubt the title, read this post — and then the book. It was written by Greg Toppo, USA Today’s national K-12 education writer, who spent eight years as a teacher in public and private schools before becoming a journalist. He worked for the Associated Press as its national K-12 education writer, moving to USA Today in 2002. In 2010, Toppo was a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the next year, he co-led a team of USA Today reporters that investigated educators cheating on standardized tests, prompting the inspector general in Washington D.C. to launch a probe into high erasure rates on test forms. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Management - Home. Language MOOCs. Creating OER and Combining Licenses - Full.

How To Use Free Online Resources In A Flipped Classroom Infographic. Blended Learning Infograpics The using, creating and sharing free online resources in a flipped classroom infographic is based on the results of a survey that the Open Educational Resources Research Hub (OERRHub) conducted to find out how flipped educators are using and thinking about open educational resources. I highly encourage you to read the article Using, creating and sharing free online resources in a flipped classroom. Infographic: How to Search for Free Open Education Resources Online - WiredAcademic. Infographic: OER Textbooks Cut Costs - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - digital textbooks, edchat, OER. It’s been said before. Openingthecurriculum2014infographic.pdf. The History of Open Educational Resources Infographic.

Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges. LangMOOC. The 21st Century’s Raw Material: Using Open Data as Open Educational Resources. Economics of Education in Europe - Home. The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources. Browse EMMA Courses. European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - How digital is your country? New figures reveal progress needed towards a digital Europe. NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Management - Home. Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design. Social Media Revolution 2015 #Socialnomics. Keep it Social: Using Social Learning Theory to Improve Instructional Strategies - Designed:2:Learn. The_Open_University_Innovating_Pedagogy_2014_0.pdf. MOOCs and OERs for web talent: efficacy, acknowledgement and fit-for-purpose - A hybrid open panel at OER15.

15 of the Best Blogs for Educators - Social Learning. New Vision for Education - World Economic Forum. Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future. Innovating Pedagogy.