In an interview with eSchool News, Thomas Arnett, an education research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute, detailed how schools can evaluate a digital curriculum so it benefits students and teachers.
“Think Moodle is an old and boring LMS, think again! There are quite a few emerging platforms aiming to facilitate "gamification of education", but who can resist our old brother Moodle who is free,...”
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“The evolution of technology over the past few years has led to major changes with regards to employee training and continued professional development. It is no longer acceptable for employees to wa...”
"In response to growing interest and inquiries regarding flipping the iPad equipped classroom, I have begun considering the many ways in which the popular tablet’s unique capabilities and myriad applications can play a role in flipped teaching and learning. Last week, in Part 1 of this two part post, we considered the topics of Finding and Creating Digital Learning Content, Delivering & Consuming Learning Content, and Ensuring Content Consumption. This week we continue our exploration by delving into how to use class time, reinforcing learning, assessment, and lastly – tools for organization and productivity (an important consideration in all types of classrooms, not just the ‘flipped’ ones!)."
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Dedicated Learning Professionals and Educators across the globe were, until recently, desperately seeking for ways, methods, and techniques to engage employees and students in the learning process. Surprisingly enough, no one would think that games was the answer. After all, games tend to increase learners’ natural desire for competition, goal achievement, and genuine self-expression, while they also promote interactivity, have rules, a quantifiable outcome, and can be colorful, appealing, and extremely realistic.
"Getting students to "mastery" implies that they have mastered a concept, have learned everything there is to know about it, and are ready to move on. This definition of mastery doesn't sit well with me. I've studied topics for years and never "mastered" them. In fact, I earned my master's degree in education more than a decade ago, but I learn how to be a better teacher every day. Each interaction with a student, every conference I attend, and daily conversations with colleagues continually expand my understanding. I can always learn more and explore a topic further."
via TeachThought The Definition Of Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important.
"Today we continue the article series http://bit.ly/15jkVPE from Franklin Academy Principal David Mahaley that we began Sunday. In the first installment of this three-part review of the iPad in teaching & learning, we examined the administrator’s point of view. Today we learn about what teachers have experienced and on Thursday we will conclude with insights shared by students."
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