Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.
Jonathan Jarc's insight:
A group of Apple DIstinguished Educators, including me, published this course in iTunesU in March 2013. It features several multi-touch books focusing on digital etiquette, tagging and meta data, creating and sharing OER, and the need for OER in our increasingly digital media world.
Just having a conversation about this tonight. It's up to ALL PARENTS to educate themselves, not rely on others, and have a significant trust relationship with your children regarding their use of technology.
Salt Lake City-based MasteryConnect Inc. acquired education-technology peer Socrative Inc. for $5 million in a cash-and-stock deal, according to the companies' founders.The startups share two early-stage education investors, Imagine K-12 and NewSchools Venture Fund.
Jonathan Jarc's insight:
Big news! I'm a fan of both companies, and I think the Socrative platform, if leveraged in a way in which teachers see more functionality, can add value to Mastery Connect.
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Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the...
For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Below I have listed four apps that are great places to start learning about coding with young kids.
"The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Editionwas released this past week, examining emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort, this report highlights “six trends, challenges, and emerging technologies that will affect current practice” over the next five years. Aside from being great content for your next Twitter chat, this year’s iteration of the NMC Horizon Report is a must-read for 21st century educators and education policy makers alike. Following is a summary of major points."
As we end another school year, Julie Blaine is thinking about how to best fuel her summer learning. Read how she looks to Google to spark ideas on developing organizational strategies that help schools and their leaders deal with change.
For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. When it first hit the scene, it was applauded for the flexibility it gave the everyday user to establish a learning management system.
Today, not so much.
Moodle is still very popular, but this is arguably driven because of the brand and the way that they have preferred partners implementing their platform.
In fact, I would argue that popularity is decreasing, and for two primary reasons:
Nearly a third of Americans have trouble navigating the Internet, says one researcher.
A new challenge is emerging from the cracks of the digital divide: digital readiness — helping those who have Internet access, but lack the skills to use it effectively. And librarians could play a huge role in turning the tide, some experts say.