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A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.
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A key area of knowledge for all school library staff.
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.
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
I started with BRS searches and Bulletin Boards. How about you?
Breve Historia de las Redes Sociales en una Infografía
Shared via social media, naturally. ;)
As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!
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Tim Robinson: If our students think that the discussion posting is useless and not at all entertaining. It likely means that it is useless and not at all entertaining. We know this because we often feel the same way when we have to make contrived discussions posts. It’s not that our jobs are about entertaining students, but we do need to do what we can do make it at least tolerable.
If we can expand our understanding of the tool to get beyond just ‘discussions’ but see it as a platform for other creative ways to explore a topic, we’ll find a much richer level of learning. We can, maybe, even have some fun with it.
Tim Robinson gives examples on how to make online discussions more engaging and interactive, how to encourage students to participate and how to make discussion posting more entertaining.
Online discussions can be awesome or a pain. I think we've all experienced that. Here's a way to help ensure that they are awesome.
I think this is from the Blackboard people; nevertheless it has some guidance on using Discussion boards which was helpful to me.
Good advice here - very timely!
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.
How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core?
When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.
Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner.
The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like?
An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning.
Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.
Éducation / Exemplarité /Peace / Change thé World / Solidarité
UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core
Personalized learning is what 21st Century Learning is all about
Doctopus is truly the educator’s virtual personal assistant.
Teachers don't have an office or a secretary (or they share the overworked front office staff with 100 other teachers).
Along comes a set of add-ons that make Google Docs more useful for classroom teachers. Since all teachers are basically broke, these free tools help good people do a tough job.
Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Take a peek at the five most popular screen capture applications.
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
Open access learning & teaching opportunities.
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.
How do you react to the top 5?
The following terms are resume turn-offs as selected by respondents: 1. Best of breed: 38 percent 2. Go-getter: 27 percent 3. Think outside of the box: 26 percent 4. Synergy: 22 percent 5. Go-to person: 22 percent
For anyone looking to take their resume to the next level, here are some vocabulary pit-falls to avoid, and insights to include.
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
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"When you come to a fork in the road... Take it!! - Yogi Berra
It is not free! But for those who may be interested, here you go :)
As many of you will know I am a bit of a map nerd and have always enjoyed peering down at the Earth through a map or using tools like Google Earth and Maps.
Use the tools, open the minds, teach from the heart.
add your insight...
Using Google Maps is Good if done effectively.
love google maps
Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner.
Interested in grabbing the mobile learning brass ring? Want to understand how to design content for mobile learning? Take Ann Bell's new course at UW-Stout E-Learning:
EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design(with Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, and tablets)
What is the best way to stay connected in a connected world?
If you have been considering an online instructional design certificate program, then you've come to the right place. In this post, I will go over the basics of Instructional Design certificate programs; share 7 tips for choosing the right Instructional Design program, and even highlight 18 Online Instructional Design Certificate Programs that you may want to consider.
Great to see UW-Stout's Online Instructional Design Program recognized in this article!
A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.
Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month.
“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”
I left the classroom at the end of the 'Nation at Risk' era. I was fed up with top down mandates that put kids learning low on the priority list.
I dodged the NCLB freight train and have retained my teaching spirit while working online for more than a decade.
Unfortunately this is the style of learning in China, where my teachers come from. I have been told to take the fun out of the learning to concentrate on giving only useful information. It has taken the joy out of my teaching...or can I be subversive???
Have a very similar mindset but short of opening one's own school we are stuck with it. I have just published a book leading teachers to the more fertile ground for real progress, in literacy acquisition, of analysing student work, giving them an authentic voice, and goal setting. It puts listening and speaking at the centre.
Will we ever learn in America? uhmmm...that is a rhetorical question, btw. ;-)
Guidelines for effective online discussions This resource will help you, as an instructor, consider many factors that contribute to a successful implementation of online discussion in your course. Variation and incremental development Not every suggestion provided in this resource will fit every situation. You’ll need to find what works best for your students in the context of your course; an iterative approach will likely be necessary in order to meet your learning goals. Variables like class size and personality, scheduling, and topic might require adjustments. A group with a sense of community established through in-class interaction might seamlessly continue discussions online, while another groups might require more attention.
Solid guidelines backed up with a good works consulted list from Chad Shorter at UW-Madison.
...cutting-edge learning environments that allow learners to be self-directed are where it is at. I sense a mountain of resentment when I'm told to learn something, to use ONE technology (e.g. paper-n-pencil, computer, iPad, whatever) but when I'm invited to explore, to make my own connections with a text, with ideas, I'm inclined to blog it, to curate content, to do more with various devices.
I can learn anything I want to learn... Pinned on the wall above my computer.
Using Google Drive, teachers and students can exchange digital work seamlessly. Teachers create and share (view only) a folder or class...
Base your workflow on this foundation and you'll save yourself some painful trial and error. Teachers build on other teacher's work... all free on the open web. Drive that Google Drive!
Workflows on top of frameworks...
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
If a machine (Google, Bing, Skynet) controls your access to information your perspective could be warped in ways you are completely unaware of. Science fiction? Not really. Easy to escape. You bet! Listen to Pariser's ideas, and then act to improve and control your own filters. ~ Dennis
Now I know who to blame for whatever my son does.
Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?
I've been aware of this for some time now and it has challenged me to think creatively when doing searches.
Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).
The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.
Everyone loves checklists, right? Here's a very good one that puts the basics of website usability into an easy to read, very well organized set of lists.
If you're new to building online content (websites in particular) this is a great resource. (It's a good refresher for you veterans as well.)
So useful to use in a class info literacy session.
Another good usability article.
Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this pre-school. This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest. For example children can learn about science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum. By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge. Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
By Robin Good,
Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.
Here the steps taken to make this happen:
a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society.
b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.
c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate.
e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies.
f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to
curate and publish their research work.
g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic.
You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:
Voting Rights Inequality
Mental Health Treatmenthttp://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/
A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results.
Highly recommended. 9/10
Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.
Important 21st century skills
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.
Stor linksamling med fif og trix når du vil udvide og kvalificere din brug af Chromebooks.
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.