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What are the real ways students learn? Is daydreaming a good thing? Should they play violent video games? A new report takes a close look.
As teachers we must ue the tools at hand to engage our students. No great insight here, but it does take an act of open minded intent to set aside our biases and really teach in the 21st century.
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E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic
Here's an infographic I've been working on to give you all a sense of the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.
I will take a look at this program. If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.
Kurzweil 3000 aligns with the principles of UDL by supporting providing an accessible platform to support all learners.
Kurzweil tech leads the way in UDL. (Founder Ray Kurzweil more or less invented the technology way back before the turn of the century.)
There are two layers to self-paced learning, from a Khan Academy point of view. One is the videos that students can watch at their own pace, and there’s also the exercise portion which the students get to complete at their own pace.
Sal Khan created the Khan Academy which brought a lot of heat and some light to the blended learning / flipped classroom movement. See what he has to say.
--- AVVISO: il testo è in inglese ---
Di cosa parla?
Spiega differenza tra apprendimento in classe e con self-paced learning.
- ogni argomento è presentato contemporaneamente a tutti
- ogni argomento è necessario a comprendere il successivo
- ogni argomento è compreso in percentuali diverse da ognuno
- allora alcuni alunni rimangono indietro
con self-paced learning
- ogni studente può passare ad argomento successivo quando è sicuro di aver compreso pienamente il precedente
A short demonstration of how screen readers assist people who are blind navigate the web.
This is a classic video from the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will open your empathy eyes and help you see (and hear) what it is like to use a screen reader.
Accessibility is essential for all users. Section 508 (the ADA of the Internet) has been around for a long time. UDL is making strides in course design. Technology is improving... Still this information may be new to many. Watch and imagine you were dependent on technology to read online.
Ever wondered how screen readers assist people who are visually impaired navigate the web?
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...
Les compétences de la curation
Great tips on duration..a resource that I'm finding to be valuable.
This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.
Shine on the web
Scoop.it is a rich community build by Curators who select and tag articles of interest. This archive was built by searching Scoop.it using the tag: weebly. You'll see the most recent articles first. This gives you an ongoing source of 'fresh material about Weebly'.
Build a Weebly Website quickly. Get Weebly help and Weebly support using on-line Weebly videos. Add Paypal, slide shows, video, audio and lots of Weebly add-...
This Weebly's Youtube channel. It's not particularly a robust community (about 300 subscribers) but there are relatively fresh videos in the video section.
This is a page of search results for Google Sites. The search retrieved 38 results. The video tutorials are well designed.
Site is well organized with strong search features in including tags.
The scope of the site (as indicated by their logo) is "Tips, Tricks, and tools for Gmail & Google Apps".
Hint about using video tutorials: Watch the entire tutorial from start to finish to get the big picture. Then watch a second time as you follow step by step.
a very useful tip for flipped classrooms: share a video with your students from a certain time or embed it in your blog, class website or LMS
Finding the right clip within a longer YouTube video is a tech trick worth learning.
This is a super helpful tip to get the embedded video code to include a specific start time! I must share this one.
#GAJam project #JamTip I love this feature of setting a start time when sharing the video!
How to share or embed YouTube from a specific time in the video.
Our YouTube Video element allows you to share videos from, er, what's that place called? Oh yeah, YouTube! This element can be found within Multimedia, all the way over on the far right of the elem...
For those using Weebly, here's a video on how to embed .... video.
Poll Everywhere is the cheapest Audience Response System available. Plans include free text message voting and polling.
Quick student feed back in an online course is essential. I've been thinking about an easy way to conduct formative assessment of my course designs. Something light and mobile.
This looks good. I used it during a conference and did get some replies. Might try it again. Of course if the audience doesn't have a mobile phone or a laptop working they don't have a voice.
iEARN is a global nonprofit (active in over 140 countries) that enables young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful
Written by Tadej Stanic
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
This is a concept worth consideration.
A great example of empowering students to become self-directed learners within the classroom.
Useful example methods to add to my training. Questioning is so important
Inspiring post about how much students got out of a curation project including a link to the poem, 'The Curator' by Miller Williams - worth a read!
This page will provide links to online information about the use of Google Chromebooks in the PreK-12 classroom. There have been many successful pilots of these devices and 1:1 adoptions, and this...
Is a Chromebook a mobile device? Do they out perform an iPad? Hopefully you've answered these questions before you have a school full of either technology.
If you're using Chromebooks, don't miss Kathy Schrock's guide!
We have implemented the chromebooks district wide within the Sioux Falls School District.
IntroductionA major premise of this report is that access to the curriculum for students with low-incidence disabilities is greatly enhanced by universal design. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a particular framework that applies to education. More specifically, UDL is an approach that can guide curriculum reform. A universally-designed curriculum includes multiple means of representation (to allow various ways of acquiring information and knowledge), multiple means of expression (to allow alternatives for demonstrating knowledge), and multiple means of engagement (to challenge appropriately, to motivate, and to allow learners to express and participate in their interests). A number of current contrasting approaches to universal design will be described. We conclude with an explanation of UDL. This will allow the reader to keep UDL in mind while progressing through subsequent sections until UDL solutions for curriculum access are more closely examined in our conclusion.
Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!
When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management.
Great article on classroom management of mobile devices.
Here is a wonderful resource I came across today and wanted you to see as well. TCEA iPads Apps and iBooks is a resource page created by the folks in TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) which is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education.
Beginner's Guide to WeeblyCommon QuestionsLive Training WebcastsText and ImagesPages & NavigationBloggingDomains & EmailVideo & AudioCommerceCustom HTML & Embeddable Widgets
Stats & Search Engines
When you start working with a new Web Builder it really helps to have the Help section bookmarked.
Here's a recent (2014) video tutorial to help you get up to speed with Weebly.
The Beginners Guide to Class Google Sites D. Norman ictforeducators.com ...
Recommended to me by a trusted source. 8-)
Google Sites not only offers an easy-to-use interface for publishing content to the web quickly, but also offers a host of integrations with other Google Apps services. You can easily embed documents, spreadsheets, and presentations you’ve created in Google Drive by using the insert function. The feature I really like is the ability to embed a video. Now that Drive allows you to store and play several video formats such as mp4 and wmv, you can easily upload your video to Drive and embed it on your site for others to view.
Google Sites is a powerful (some say overly complex) way to create a website. Here's a tech oriented quick explanation how to use Google Drive with Google Sites to embed video.
Once you have created the basic structure, style, and navigation of your Public Web Site, you often want to add content to it because many customers and site visitors look for richer and more compelling information.
Although you can create downloads, a more powerful method is to embed Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel workbooks, Visio diagrams, or PDF files, so site visitors can view the contents inline on the page.
Here's specific advice from Microsoft on how to embed files on a website. Useful for those of you creating e-portfolios.
AbstractThis study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online Information Technologies Certificate Program in 2007-2009. The data was collected through online questionnaires (Demographic Survey, Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale, Readiness for Online Learning Questionnaire, Locus of Control Scale, and Prior Knowledge Questionnaire). The collected data included 10 variables, which were gender, age, educational level, previous online experience, occupation, self efficacy, readiness, prior knowledge, locus of control, and the dropout status as the class label (dropout/not). In order to classify dropout students, four data mining approaches were applied based on k-Nearest Neighbour (k-NN), Decision Tree (DT), Naive Bayes (NB) and Neural Network (NN). These methods were trained and tested using 10-fold cross validation. The detection sensitivities of 3-NN, DT, NN and NB classifiers were 87%, 79.7%, 76.8% and 73.9% respectively. Also, using Genetic Algorithm (GA) based feature selection method, online technologies self-efficacy, online learning readiness, and previous online experience were found as the most important factors in predicting the dropouts.Keywords: Educational data mining, student dropout prediction, k-nearest neighbour, decision tree, Naive Bayes, neural network.
Must remember this one if I am going to introduce Diigo to my class!
Do you know about social bookmarking? Check out this great resource that can guide you in using Diigo to organize and annotate your favorite web resources. We've used Diigo to create resources for our UDL playgrounds at the iSTE conference. Many different possible applications.
Web 2.0 para curar contenidos, compartirlos y ayudar a aprender desarrollando la competencia digital.
Online section instructors are assigned a group of students for whom they provide learning support, interact with, answer course-related questions, and moderate weekly online chat sessions. The section instructor grades all required assignments and completes the final course evaluations using the grading rubrics provided by the Lead Instructor. The section instructor works with the Lead Instructor in overseeing their assigned course section(s).Section instructors are contracted by Pearson Embanet.