This article is one that has a personal flare for me. In using my YouTube channel to share screencasts and student projects, there are times I need to make adjustments to uploads. In addition, I like to share video editing tools with my students. Thus, this tool feature is one deserving of being integrated into projects.
Related posts: A Day to Remember overview The T’s & C’s Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s
Dean Mantz's insight:
I really like how iSupport broke down the 5 classroom projects using outcomes, context, and Blooms levels illustrating the potential learning taking place creating a movie, PDF, presentation and an interactive book on the iPad.
Don has shared a vast number of resources on this post ranging from a diagram showing the changes between the original and updated Blooms to ISD concept maps and instructional design toolkits.
Here is a quote from Don's post explaining Solo Taxonomy - "...one model that might prove more useful is the Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy. It is a model that describes levels of increasing complexity in a learner's understanding of subjects (Biggs, Collis, 1982). It aids both trainers and learners in understanding the learning process. The model consists of five levels in the order of understanding..." - See more at: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html#sthash.X2Mab2Ks.dpuf
The Answer Pad is a student response system, so of course we have the typical select response question types that can be pushed out to the students. M/C, T/F, Yes/No, Fill in are a given. What makes us unique is the graphical nature of the tool, the templated backgrounds that come with The Answer Pad and the built in digital portfolio.
I appreciate this share from Nik Peachey via his Tools for Learners page on Scoop.it. Nik is one educator I would highly recommend folks follow on Scoop.it. I truly appreciate his philosophical and pedagogical posts.
As Nik points out in his summary, the feature that allows The Answer Pad to stand out from resources like Socrative and Infinite Learning is the graphing tool. I see this feature being big in the math, science, and CAD classrooms.
Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.
Nice visual shared by Susan Bainbridge illustrating different aspects a teacher should be building to represent themselves as learners. I would go one step further and say students should be following the same structure.
As many of you know I am a big fan of infographics as a method of visually displaying statistics and ideas. This infographic shared by a good friend, Dr. Elaine Roberts via e-Learning Infographics is quite insightful.
Last summer we told you that the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by taking 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, putting them into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format. We also made it clear -- there would be more to come.
Perspective is a platform for exploring, creating, and sharing audiovisual stories. Today's storytelling involves a mishmash of apps, websites, blog tools, and technologies. Perspective simplifies all this by combining the essential elements of storytelling into a single iPad App.
"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."
"The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher. (You can give dailygenius a follow on twitter as well."
Based on how the brain deciphers complex visual information, designers can understand the scientific basis behind best the practices for infographics.
Dean Mantz's insight:
I find this post quite fascinating as it addresses how the brain functions through the use of visuals in the form of infographics. The post provides infographics along with visuals that illustrate how the brain interprets them. The article wraps up pointing out "5 quick takeaways for better visuals at a glance".
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist. It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...
Dean Mantz's insight:
As I continue to improve myself as an Adjunct Professor, I have found Dr. Jackie Gerstein's site extremely resourceful. This post addresses the SAMR Model and the various stages of education along with a well designed infographic. I especially like the inclusion of different forms of technology mapped to integration approaches based on different education levels.
Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet? Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations. You may even find yourself in outer space too.
Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner. I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification.
Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource. I found the site provided a wealth of resources addressing education theories such as learning and cognitive, learner centered, and inquiry strategies. I will definitely be sharing this site with my preservice students.
Key strategies for fostering student reflection with more student choice over lesson content, process, product and evaluation. Includes graphics.
Dean Mantz's insight:
I like this visual layout of questions to consider when one reflects on work whether it be through a blog or journal entry. Peter Pappas was the educator responsible for designing the image. Peter's article also addresses "Look-fors" to investigate if lesson is either Teacher Centered or Student Centered.
I am always on the lookout for rubrics used by educators to evaluate apps for mobile devices. Honestly, rubrics should be used to evaluate apps as to assist with the determination of its effectiveness as well as being a worthy purchase. Too many times apps are purchased and then not truly effective or used at all.
Over time I have been collecting various app rubrics (http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=114002&present=true) from folks like Kathy Schrock, Tony Vincent and others. What makes this option standout is the evaluation is actually being conducted by the students. Yes, students are now being asked for input and sharing of their "voice" in determining the effectiveness of options.