While gaming is most prevalent in K-12 classrooms, even some graduate schools are getting in on the gaming action, and video games are fast becoming an integral part of training students to be doctors, educators, and businesspeople. Here are just a few of the schools paving the way in using gaming in graduate education.
Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.
Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.
Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)
Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.
Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.
Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
This list brings together what Larry thinks are this year’s best ways to create online content easily and quickly. These web tools are excellent ways for English Language Learners, and others who might not be very tech-savvy, to have a good experience working with technology. In order to make it on this list, web tools must be: * accessible to English Language Learners. * available at no-cost. * able to be used to easily create engaging online content within minutes. * willing to host user-created work indefinitely on the website itself. * appropriate for classroom use. * accessible without requiring registration.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 Vance Stevens previewed the presentations he will give at TESOL Arabia on Friday March 9, and at the TESOL 2012 convention to be held on 28-31 March 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, "Learning2gether to teach one another about learning online"
Sunday July 31 View on screencast.com » Learning2gether at the Reform Symposium e-Conference RSCON3 , took place from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31*, 2011 and the announcement said "we hope you will join us for what promises to be our biggest...
Video game industry is a rapidly growing field especially in Finland. The enormous success of the mobile game Angry Birds has shown how games could be the country's new specialty, and more and more schools offer courses, studies and even degrees on designing video games.
Similarly the field of game studies, also called ludology, is gaining ground and widening its scope even to gamer identities and game cultures as new research is made.
Why video games work in learning isn’t easy to answer. Some of it has to do with their engaging characteristics and their natural interdependence with other media, while the inherent gamification elements and diverse selection also factor in as wall.
VocabSushi is the premier Website for anyone looking to learn vocabulary and have fun doing it. It is ideal for students studying for standardized tests, and is also perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary to communicate more precisely.
Learning2gether with Aiden Yeh in conversation with Vance Stevens about Intersections: Between Aiden's recent dissertation on Facilitating online teacher professional development and Vance's MOOCing about with Me-Portfolios: Putting the 'me' in Me-Learning
Dan Bassill does some remarkable work applying his past business experience to his present passion for improving the lives of disadvantaged kids in Chicago through his tutor mentor programs. The mechanisms he sets up for that are interesting, instructive, and relevant to communities of practice which rely on the cognitive surplus of like-minded volunteers.