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Inklewriter. Odyssey.js. Lesson Plans | TELL A VISUAL NARRATIVE STORY WITH EDUCREATIONS. Educreations is an app that turns the iPad into a recordable, interactive whiteboard for creating Khan’s Academy-style tutorials, lessons, or stories. It’s both a teaching and learning tool, allowing users to create lessons and browse what others have created. It’s very simple to use and intuitive, requiring very little time to learn, and created videos can be used by anyone via iPad or computer. Educreations can be used either as a pedagogical tool in flipped or distance-learning classrooms (or just as supplementary instruction) or as a platform for student exhibition, allowing students to demonstrate learning, craft presentations, and teach each other.

While Educreations clearly benefits instructors interested in facilitating anytime-anywhere learning, it’s also an effective tool for getting students to create and think about how to effectively communicate ideas and concepts visually. Step 1: Assign students a particular style of narration. Step 2: Students create scripts or outlines.

Slidestory Home. Swipe – simple, easy, interactive presentations. Using non-linear stories to gamify your books. Idea: make use of hyperlinks in Book Creator and see students’ imaginations come to the fore when they create interactive books. Adam Foster is an experienced Primary School Teacher who teaches across Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as co-ordinating ICT at a Preparatory School in Wolverhampton, UK. He has been using iPads in his teaching for the past 4 years and also supports schools around the UK and Europe with integrating mobile technology into the curriculum.

Book Creator was one of the first apps we installed on our school iPads in 2011 and we have gone on to use it across the whole of Key Stage 1 and 2. This has included Year 6 creating illustrated audio children’s stories for Year 1 pupils to read and review, DT Animal Shelter Evaluation ebooks showing progression and Numeracy Vocabulary Dictionaries to to help revision. Interactive adventure stories This term I have been working on a project with Year 6 to create interactive adventure stories using Book Creator.

What we’re doing next. Inklewriter. List of futurologists. Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey – Celebrity Keynote, Futurologist, Writer, & Author, of Future Trends & Emerging Technology. Author of the 2011 book “Communicating with the Future,” Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future. “The greatest value in understanding the future comes from spotting the major cultural, demographic, societal, and economic shifts early and translating them in to viable business strategies,” says Tom. Thomas continually pushes the envelope of understanding as part of the celebrity speaking circuit by creating fascinating images and understandings of the world to come.

He has been fortunate enough to headline events along with some of today’s most recognizable figures: Tom Peters, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus; former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulliani; Former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana; Prime Minister of Spain, Felipe González Márquez; Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz; Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal; and former World Bank President James Wolfensohn. Interesting Search Engines. Ray Kurzweil (Accelerating Intelligence) Paul Higgins (Emergent Futures) List of futurologists. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Online - The Social Work Careers Magazine for Students and Recent Graduates - Articles, Jobs, & More - Subscribe to The New Social Worker Publications. Use the form above to sign up for the following FREE publications: 1) The New Social Worker Electronic Subscription THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine is now available FREE in electronic (PDF) format.

Published quarterly, in January, April, July, and October. Subscribe to receive an e-mail notification and Table of Contents each time a new issue is published and available for download. The magazine is no longer available for subscription in print format. However, you can order individual copies in print. 2) Social Work E-News Subscription Subscribe to our FREE Social Work E-News, a monthly e-mail newsletter that will bring social work news, jobs, and other related items to your inbox.

Read past e-newsletters 3) Special Announcements for Social Work We do not give, rent, or sell your name to anyone else. We will use your e-mail address only to send the above notifications or related announcements. College - The Center for Innovation and Learning. The Center for Innovation and Learning aims to design, develop and integrate resources that enrich learning and teaching at Wofford, and to provide a locus for conversations, both within the Wofford community and with other institutions, about excellence and innovation in a residential liberal arts education.

Purposeful integration of research, curricular innovation, and support in The Center for Innovation and Learning is a step toward the academic synthesis a 21st century liberal arts college can offer both its own community members and society at large. Our mission is four-fold: to support innovation in teaching, provide an environment for the support of teaching and learning, to support on-campus writing initiatives in curricular and co-curricular programming, and to assess for the effectiveness of innovations undertaken in the service of student learning. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Online - The Social Work Careers Magazine for Students and Recent Graduates - Articles, Jobs, & More - Electronic Connection: Handwriting vs. Keyboarding, Fountain Pens vs. PDAs. By Marshall L. Smith, Ph.D., and Robert Rivas, MSW Okay, time to ask questions about where all this technology is leading us! Have students who rely on e-mail and text messaging lost their ability to express themselves through writing?

Recently, the SAT exam, which is taken by millions of high school students hoping to be accepted to a college or university, added handwritten essays to the usual multiple choice questions. Only fifteen percent of the million and a half exam takers wrote their answers in cursive longhand. The rest of the exam takers printed their essays in block letters. Why, you might ask, is this a problem?

What has replaced students’ ability to write cursively? A good friend of mine (Marshall’s) teases me unmercifully when we meet at conferences: When we need to check what sessions we are going to, or when I just need to make a note, I reach for my PDA, remove the stylus, open to the right screen, and start using “graffiti.” Then, there’s data loss due to technology. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Online - The Social Work Careers Magazine for Students and Recent Graduates - Articles, Jobs, & More - SW 2.0: Going Where the Client Is: Exploring Virtual Clinical Social Work Practice.

By: Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, ABD Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in Karen Zgoda’s SW 2.0 series. In the past three years, Karen has introduced THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s readers to many innovative uses of technology. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Karen for sharing her passion for and knowledge of all things tech with our readers.

It was a dark and not-so-stormy night. At least it was in Boston, where I was physically located, and across the river into Cambridge, where Mike Langlois was. Nancy Smyth was situated in my hometown of Buffalo, NY, and Linda Grobman, publisher of The New Social Worker, was in Harrisburg, PA. Virtually, however, we were all together video chatting in a new Google Plus (G+) hangout. The G+ experience raises some interesting questions about learning, social work practice, and human interaction and connection. Nancy and Mike are at the forefront of incorporating virtual technologies into their practices. Nancy adds, most importantly: Thinking tools. Autodidacticism. Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).

Generally, an autodidact is an individual who chooses the subject they will study, their studying material, and the studying rhythm and time. An autodidact may or may not have formal education, and their study may be either a complement or an alternative to it. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts. Etymology[edit] The term has its roots in the Ancient Greek words αὐτός (autós, lit. Terminology[edit] Various terms are used to describe self-education. Modern education[edit] Autodidacticism is sometimes a complement of modern education.[2] As a complement to education, students would be encouraged to do more independent work.[3] The Industrial Revolution created a new situation for self-directed learners. In history, philosophy, literature, and television[edit] Dr.

Learning Theories. Ed Labs. Technology and Young Children. Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important. Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers. Attention to digital citizenship and equitable access is essential. Ongoing research and professional development are needed.

View Key Messages Summary (PDF) Examples of Effective Practice View Examples of Effective Practice (PDF) Technology That Supports Early Learning Pre-recorded Webcast: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs This prerecorded 21-minute webcast addresses key messages in the position statement. View the webcast. Technology, Innovation, Education. TIE prepares leaders in innovating education through technology – including media and software design, policy, and analysis, administration, research and evaluation, and teaching with new technologies. Some distinctive features of studying educational technology at HGSE include: an approach that puts learning and teaching at the centera faculty composed of internationally recognized researchers and leading professionals in design and evaluationa curriculum that bridges design, implementation, and researcha diverse community of learners, made up of students of all ages, from all parts of the globe TIE Seminar: Bring Ed.

Tech Innovators to Harvard Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan, February, 2013 TIE Students Tell the Story Video Produced by Erin Sisk, TIE ‘12. Improving The Lives of Children and Families | Wheelock College, Boston MA. How children learn.