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5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online. #Online #Universities #elearning via @pgsimoes. “Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.” — Anonymous “We do this when we listen,” she said. “ It’s also incredibly important that we listen to ourselves so we can understand and meet our own needs for self-care.

#Online #Universities #elearning via @pgsimoes

That way we are better able to care for others. How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn. "I recently saw the movie “The Internship” (which was a great movie in 2005), that had some funny moments, but actually shared a really cool practice done at Google when hiring new applicants called “The Layover Test”.

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn

In an interview about the movie, Shawn Levy (the director) discussed the process: Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.

Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion

How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core? When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.

Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner. Sharing What We Know about Online Communities of Practice. The Connected Online Communities of Practice project is all about increasing the quality, accessibility, and connectedness of existing and emerging online communities of practice in education.

Sharing What We Know about Online Communities of Practice

Supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the work is being carried out by a project team drawn from a six-organization partnership that’s led by the American Institutes for Research. One project focus (see more here) is to “undertake case studies of both interesting communities of practice and of individual educational professionals’ use of online communities and other forms of social media to connect.” Powerful Learning Practice is among a half-dozen “Notable” case-study communities currently featured at the project’s Connected Educators website. Can Online Education Be Both Successful and Good for Us? - Kanyi Maqubela - Technology. Top Ten Websites of 2011. Every week, I post a website that my classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans.

Top Ten Websites of 2011

Some, you agreed with me about; others not so much. Here, I’ll share with you Top Ten Websites of 2011 which sites readers thought were the most helpful in their efforts to weave tech into the classroom experience. The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online. This “The Best…” list requires a bit of an explanation.

The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online

I’ve already posted The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement. That list primarily contains links to sites that provide direct writing instruction. SOME FINE COLLABORATIVE WRITING TOOLS. Jan January 4, 2012 | 5 Comments.


10 Ways to Create Comics Online. Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a good way to get reluctant writers writing.

10 Ways to Create Comics Online

While creating comics you and your students can work through the elements of fiction in a context that is fun and familiar to them. Witty Comics provides a simple platform that students can use to create two character dialogues. To use Witty Comics students just need to select the pre-drawn background scenes and the pre-drawn characters they want to feature in their comics. Writing the dialogues is the creative element that is left to the students. Artisan Cam is more than just a comic creator, it is a comprehensive collection of online art activities. The Super Hero Squad invites kids to create their own super hero comic strips and comic books. Pixton is a drag-and-drop cartoon creation tool which allows anyone regardless of artistic ability to create comics.

Strip Generator allows anyone, even people who claim they can't draw, to create a good-looking black and white comic strip. Word Dynamo - Free Study Guides, Quizzes, Games and Flashcards. Clayton Christensen: Why online education is ready for disruption, now. Clash of the Dinosaurs. This show explores dinosaurs inside and out to reveal their structures and the lives they lived.

Clash of the Dinosaurs

Extreme Survivors: 120 million years of evolution made dinosaur bodies better adapted to their environment than any mammal today. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made them such incredible survivors. Perfect Predators: The Cretaceous Period spawned walking death machines with a savage combination of speed, eyesight, brainpower, and razor-sharp implements.

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Reader (1000+) Weirdest Planets. With temperatures ranging from 1000 to 2000°C, gravity 15 times stronger than Earth's, and a year that lasts just 5.6 of our days, HAT-P-2b is not a planet you'd want to visit for vacation.

Weirdest Planets

The unusual gas giant—located 440 light-years away in the constellation Hercules - turns out to be the most massive planet found outside our solar system so far. Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spotted the superdense planet using the HATNet global network of automated telescopes, which scans a large fraction of the Northern Hemisphere sky every night to search for planets. HAT-P-2b, the second planet the project has discovered, stunned scientists with far-out features unprecedented for an alien world. ZooBurst. Little Bird Tales - Home.

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.