“ With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.”
Via Patty Ball
Here is a nice collection of training videos for those working with Google Apps for Education. The Gooru has a fair range of vids for beginners and advanced users. Advice for the Gooru though, please add some videos on Google Forms.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
"Hi, I'm very pleased to announce that Totara Learning Solutions (the distributors of the corporate distro of Moodle called TotaraLMS) will be developing an Open Badges solution for Moodle and Mahara."
Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.
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Our work is being re-quantified -- in a big way -- and Chris Dancy, a director in the office of the chief technology officer at BMC Software, thinks it's time for employees to take these metrics into their own hands.
ben hacking's insight:
The "consumerization" of business IT - where employees bring their own devices to work and start using hardware and software without the approval of IT directors - is changing how companies (and arguably schools) operate. Workers (teachers and students too) are choosing their own tools based on their needs. That is purposeful use of technology and true integration. BYOD policies at our school should be actively articulated and promoted whilst the infrastructure to support these devices lshould be laid in place.