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Here's a source for community and shared passions regarding the future of manufacturing. Innovations, ideas, future dreams. A rich resource to consider!
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Online teaching skills enhance traditional teaching skills in many ways. One of the more profound side effects of learning to teach online is the shift from the traditional model of employment for teachers.
Things have changed. This infographic will give you a quick overview of how you might find an online teaching job that will fit your needs. Interested? Take the first step!
Good advice for looking for online teaching jobs.
Use our free conference call services for best call quality and conference capacity. Get Free Conference Calling for a great teleconferencing service.
Here's a way to bring a real time connection to a time shifted online course.
Elements I like about this system: Free, Conference Call is recorded as an MP3, This is enough to temp me!
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.
Great. For a kid taking. Post secondary !
Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.
Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on …
No reason to let your kiddos flatline over the summer. Sip that daiquiris, but toss an app or two on the campfire as well.
Unelte de învăţare pentru vacanţa de vară?!
Music makes the world go around....
A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.
The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …
Ok, 45 tools? With persistence you might find the ONE you want to use. Let's take a poll on which one we like? But first let's find one we like.
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.
How many k-12 classrooms confiscate mobile phones?
How many welcome them? Can you flip your perception of mobile tech and make it work in your classroom?
Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.
These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day.
Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.
Here’s a strategy to make it easier for you to form effective groups for a project or activity and differentiate the work that students do within their groups:
Group work? Collaboration? JigSaw? Cooperative? All pips from the same orange. Strategies (i.e.... just a bit of thinking and planning up front) can change a teachers attitude about learning together.
MOOC have a notoriously low completion rate, but what's it like to be one of the 7% who actually complete a course? This post tells you all.
Have you ever met a person who finished a Mooc? Here's one fellow who completed his first mooc and lived to blog about it.
With the advancement of the Web, it is easier now to work remotely than before. Here are 6 online collaboration tools for teams working remotely.
Working as a group, in person or at a distance, is a fundamental skill. My advice: pick a tool and stick with it long enough to learn the nuances.
Some more easy than ithers but worth a look
Cloud computing is nothing new, but how higher education institutions and IT are using the technology has certainly become innovative.
Recently lightening shot down from the real clouds and zapped our online learning system off line. The entire state was 'down' for a day and a half.
Would having our online program distributed into the cloud protect us? Things to think about!
26 ways to ensure kids have safe & vibrant learning opportunities in & out of the classroom. The Aspen Task Force is here: bit.ly/1oAuCah
The digital revolution has transformed almost every aspect of society. No facet of this revolution has more potential than its ability to change the way people learn. The availability of a vast array of knowledge and resources at the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen, together with the ability to connect instantaneously with peers and mentors across the street and across the globe, make possible completely new learning environments and experiences. These opportunities are highly engaging and collaborative, and they are based on learners’ own interests and strengths. Students can truly learn any time, any place and at any pace.
However, our traditional system of education is rooted in a model first developed in the Industrial Age. It assumes that knowledge is transferred from an external source—teachers, books and schools—to a student. Students are grouped by age, and progress is often based on the amount of time they spend in class and not on how much they have learned. In most instances, any learning that takes place outside class does not count for credit, nor is it even formally recognized.
This long-held model is struggling to engage a new generation of students for whom learning is happening all the time—online, off-line, in classrooms, as well as after school, in libraries and at museums. The connected learner can access tutorials, lessons and entire courses online while participating in afterschool programs such as code academies and maker labs.
To maximize these learning opportunities, young people must be fully connected. Students need to connect easily with others who can support their learning and to have the ability to share their ideas widely and safely. They need access to broadband, devices and software as well as to high-quality content and the literacy skills to support their full participation. They need to prepare for the world of bits, networks and entrepreneurship.
I spent 25 years in k-12 education. The vision described in this report has been in my mind since the early 80's. Now is the time to realize the potential of information technology to engage young minds.
Good executive summary.
Give to your superintendent and principals.
Webinar recording available for viewing.
Accrediting 'life' experience has always been an issue,though schooling per se is such a small fraction of our lifelong and lifewide learning arena
About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.
This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics. The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials.
Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.
Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!
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All faculty applicants must have a master's degree or higher, however prior teaching experience is not required. Our curriculum is centrally developed with input from industry leaders so you can focus on connecting with students. We'll train you and provide a faculty mentor to help you gain confidence in the classroom.
Online teaching aimed at nurses continues to be a big growth area.
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.
Change your mind, change your classroom. Flip that point of view!
Yes! What Jon Bergmann said, change your thinking about the best use of yourself as the teacher and the time in the classroom!
For ideas about how to use class time see http://medicaleducation.wikifoundry.com/page/Using+the+Flipped+Classroom+Group+Time
yes.. I agree
Jeffrey L. Bailie Kaplan University email@example.com
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine whether a set of instructional practices commonly prescribed to online faculty in the higher education setting were consistent with the expectations of a group of experienced online student participants. Online faculty performance conventions were collected from 20 institutions of higher learning located in the United States. The collective practices yielded three primary domains related to administrative faculty performance expectations in online instruction: Communication, Presence/Engagement, and Timeliness/Responsiveness. Undergraduate participants representing a cross section of colleges and universities in the United States were surveyed to determine their expectations for online faculty as compared to scaled items derived from the lists of participating institutions. The results of this investigation offer practitioners insight into how administrative instructional guidelines relate to the user demands of an informed group of undergraduate online students.
Shake up your point of view!
Here's an interesting paper published by the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Spring 2014 - Volume 17 Issue 1
Mulukan Ayalu, who may be the busiest man in Dalifagi (Paul Salopek, 2013) http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/01/Paul-Salopek-Oasis3-1024x683.jpg
Combine inexpensive mobile technology with the archived course content available right now, add translation software and satellite bandwidth and the possibility of reaching across the globe into the most remote spots on the planet becomes real.
How do you see the disruptive power of open education, moocs and mobile tech?
Just a hint in this link, but the imbedded link on a remote African town is mind blowing. MOOCs make lives better for those with the self-guided learning skills needed to learn independently.
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.
Flipping or blending your classroom means (in part) finding great online video that hits the target. Here's some help from Robin Good.
This is something that I need to read.
Vale la pena echarle un ojito!
Oregon State University this fall will launch its first massive, open online course, or MOOC, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world.
Will teachers go for free (if massive) online professional development?
Despite all the theories, noise, and excitements around Moocs... it may all come down to some one in a district office deciding to award salary credit for Moocs.
If yo're a curious K-12 educator, check it out? (Even if it doesn't bump up on that slow ladder to a living wage.
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One way into working online is to leverage your subject matter expertise to create lessons for online learning. Here's an opportunity to explore for 100% remote work.
Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world?
Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.
Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto.
The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.
English resources - digital literacy
6 Success Factors for a "Blended Friendly" LMS By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Blended learning. Integrated learning. Hybrid learning. Flipped classroom. Whatever term yo...
Flipped, blended, hybrid, seems like we did all this way back in the day... What's old is new again.
"Teaching just ain't what it used to be anymore..." Factors that can help the learning experience for teachers and pupils.
Most teachers I know are too busy to save time. Slow down, tune in, focus for a moment and walk away with even one new Gmail Trick... it could make you day.
Tips anyone can benefit from.
Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing."
I learned geography and history from collecting stamps and coins. The same principal holds true when you collect information on the internet. Curation is not just bookmarking. It's selecting, categorizing, synthesizing. Digital literacy is a byproduct of the curation process. Blend your curriculum with curation and see engagement soar.
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Hmm,maybe but random or serendipitous curation can also be misleading at times,especially for the inexperienced scholar
Curation is my favorite!
The paper’s sections on myths and realities confront misconceptions about what online learning means for students, teachers and the system as a whole. Key topics include:
• The range of students served by online learning;
• The power of personalized online learning;
• The daily experiences of online learners and teachers;
• The role of technology; and
• Evidence in support of online learning.
This report delves into the myths and realities of k-12 virtual schools. You'd be amazed at the misconceptions about kids going to school online.
If you are a classroom teacher pay attention to this article. You'll be glad you did.
at first glance this looks like a paper that will give me much food for thought. I will read it
Hardly unbiased, but some good things to think about.
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.
More good information and graphics from SHIFT!
A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:CognitivismBehaviourismConstructivism
Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.
I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)