EDCI280
Follow
Find
11 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
onto EDCI280
Scoop.it!

Your Next Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Is… YouTube!

Your Next Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Is… YouTube! | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ric Williams, COO of Empire Avenue. For those of you who are on Empire Avenue, you will want to hear about this news. For those of you who are not participating in this great social network, the following statistic effects everyone doing business on line.

 

****These predictions were not made by me, I choose to remain open, no matter what video will play an important role in how users consume content.

 

****By 2015, 90% of all internet traffic will be video.

 

****YouTube streams 3 Billion hours of video a month; that is 30 minutes of video for every man, woman and child on the planet. Wow!

 

Here's the takeaway for all you Empire Avenue fans:

 

**** It is becoming more difficult to drive people to your content and engage them just because of the sheer amount of content that is now on YouTube.

 

****Missions have proven incredibly powerful for driving engagement with online content, and this is just one way we’re improving the feature.

 

**This release will be the first of a few that we will release over the coming weeks with a similar theme, i.e. giving the creator traceability and help them to better engage people in their content.

 

My comments:

 

It's important to learn and understand how all these networks fit together, how significant video and Youtube will be in the years to come and what ways you can leverage this to grow and build your audience.  It's a learning curve for many but it's worth the time and effort.

 

In today's marketplace, you have to build community and good will, and Empire Avenue is one of many ways to do it.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/yNI7ns]


Via janlgordon
Amirah Tucker's insight:

School systems should use YouTube as a way of instruction through online education.

more...
Jennifer Okpara's curator insight, April 16, 2014 12:39 PM

I use Youtube for almost everything. For instance, I use Youtube to see how you do certain exercises, or for even baking things and most importantly watching music videos. Youtube is the longest site I have been using for information or to recap on old information.

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

What Do Your Rules Say About You?

What Do Your Rules Say About You? | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Lori Cullen (@lorilynnecullen on Twitter) is Principal at Erin Woods Elementary in Calgary, Alberta. Read her blog at www.attheprincipalsoffice.com.




Rules, rules, rules. Everyone know
Amirah Tucker's insight:

If a teacher has so many rules around his or her classroom, how can you expect a child to be motivated to speak their mind when the teacher is portraying he/she has the power?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism

At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jak...
Amirah Tucker's insight:

MUST WATCH!!! This was awesome! At age 13 and autistic, Jake is a college sophomore, dropped out of school in 5th grade, and learned an entire high school's math curriculum in 2 weeks. How inspiring and encouraging for today's autistic children?!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from Mathematics & Accounting
Scoop.it!

MathTV - Videos By Topic

MathTV - Videos By Topic | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Math Videos arranged by topic including introductory math, algebra, trigonometry and calculus.

Via senecalc
Amirah Tucker's insight:

For anyone who needs help with math, here's plenty of instructional videos to help you. I had to scoop this because I LOVE MATH!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

Elementary School_ Harlem Shake (Elementary School Version) Compilation

S school? end? Are you sick of school? How do i create school? spirit within my school? Are you attending at school? now? What schools in queens, new york ha...
Amirah Tucker's insight:

This is awesome! Every school (especially elementary schools) should do this. If each class of an elementary school made this video with all of their students in it, I can almost guarantee kids would love to come to school everyday and love learning!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

Your Next Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Is… YouTube!

Your Next Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Is… YouTube! | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ric Williams, COO of Empire Avenue. For those of you who are on Empire Avenue, you will want to hear about this news. For those of you who are not participating in this great social network, the following statistic effects everyone doing business on line.

 

****These predictions were not made by me, I choose to remain open, no matter what video will play an important role in how users consume content.

 

****By 2015, 90% of all internet traffic will be video.

 

****YouTube streams 3 Billion hours of video a month; that is 30 minutes of video for every man, woman and child on the planet. Wow!

 

Here's the takeaway for all you Empire Avenue fans:

 

**** It is becoming more difficult to drive people to your content and engage them just because of the sheer amount of content that is now on YouTube.

 

****Missions have proven incredibly powerful for driving engagement with online content, and this is just one way we’re improving the feature.

 

**This release will be the first of a few that we will release over the coming weeks with a similar theme, i.e. giving the creator traceability and help them to better engage people in their content.

 

My comments:

 

It's important to learn and understand how all these networks fit together, how significant video and Youtube will be in the years to come and what ways you can leverage this to grow and build your audience.  It's a learning curve for many but it's worth the time and effort.

 

In today's marketplace, you have to build community and good will, and Empire Avenue is one of many ways to do it.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/yNI7ns]


Via janlgordon
Amirah Tucker's insight:

School systems should use YouTube as a way of instruction through online education.

more...
Jennifer Okpara's curator insight, April 16, 2014 12:39 PM

I use Youtube for almost everything. For instance, I use Youtube to see how you do certain exercises, or for even baking things and most importantly watching music videos. Youtube is the longest site I have been using for information or to recap on old information.

Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


Via Gust MEES
Amirah Tucker's insight:

I agree that the school systems should foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning shouldn't be forced onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job, but this is what society and the school system has created for such a long period of time. Today, we are taught that a bachelor's degree is the new high school diploma, and that most employers will look for candidates who have a master's degree or higher. This puts so much pressure on children even at early ages that in the back of their minds, they don't get the chance to love learning or even explore their passions, yet they are forced to choose a career that will help them succeed and pay them well.

more...
Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

Oswego school officials recommend $1.5 million in new math materials - Aurora Beacon News

Oswego school officials recommend $1.5 million in new math materials - Aurora Beacon News | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Oswego school officials recommend $1.5 million in new math materials Aurora Beacon News The team recommended last week that the district spend $759,000 to update elementary math materials and about $717,000 to update math materials for junior high...
Amirah Tucker's insight:

"The new standards in math focus more on how students arrived at their answers, instead of rote memorization skills, and emphasize more complicated problem-solving skills." -- This is critical.

 

"The $1.5 million price tag includes five years of print and digital resources for kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as teacher support materials, a plan for teacher training and classroom activities."  -- I think it's great that the new materials that are being invested in are both print and digital. Kids have so many different learning styles that it's important to have both resources.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from math-fun
Scoop.it!

USU launches online training program for elementary math teachers

USU launches online training program for elementary math teachers | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Utah State University has created an Elementary Mathematics Teachers Academy, which offers online professional development to teachers throughout the state.

Via Mona Moore
Amirah Tucker's insight:

Love this! Very creative! I think this was a very smart idea for elementary math school teachers. There are a lot of elementary math teachers who are not as certified as they school be, so I think this is very resourceful. I think teachers in general for all grades should have to get re-certified every five years of so, just to make sure that they are maintaining proper teaching techniques and that they are delivering effective techniques to all other students.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

MathPass: use simple math problems to unlock your iPhone

MathPass: use simple math problems to unlock your iPhone | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
MathPass is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that's perfect for those who are just beginning to learn multiplication, or for those who just want to stay alert and have a little fun doing it. MathPass asks you to answer simple ...
Amirah Tucker's insight:

With the world being so digitalized and technology savvy, instead of kids trying to memorize a "random" code, this would be an interesting way to not only retain their multiplication problems, but be able to solve a math problem that's written in words instead of numbers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Students are making their own future using 3D printers, and a girl from Manchester is one of the pioneers. ("@FabLabHub: Part of #FabLab work!
Amirah Tucker's insight:

This is the future Shark Tank for elementary school kids...how fascinating! Students get to create their own inventions, like the 3D printer, and get to share it with the public. I love how this is inspiring and motivating kids to be creative, imaginative, and innovative - but more important, it gets them to tap into their deep passions and interests to create something useful.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from Maths teaching ideas
Scoop.it!

Using Color to Add Clarity in Math - Fractus Learning

Using Color to Add Clarity in Math - Fractus Learning | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

"In a recently published slideshare titled ‘Colour in Mathematics‘ Math teacher and blogger, Colleen Young, shows how she uses color to add clarity and engagement to her lessons:"


Via John Evans, Deborah Welsh
Amirah Tucker's insight:

What an awesome idea! Using colors in math will not only be useful online, but also in the traditional classroom setting. It will definitely add clarity and engagement to teacher lessons. I think students would be able to understand the application part of math more to be able to solve more real-work problems, but to understand how to solve them as well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

15 Intriguing Facts About the State of Digital Media

15 Intriguing Facts About the State of Digital Media | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

DiA Chinese drama attracted 2 billion Internet video views, and in Turkey, the average user spends 28 hours per month watching online video. These and more global digital stats courtesy of GroupM.

Amirah Tucker's insight:

Digital media should be incorporated more into the school system. Even if it's not Facebook or Twitter, digital technology promotes a stronger love for learning as well as a higher motivation to learn. Kids are more motivated to do a project that involves digital media or technology than reading a 50-page book and writing a summary on it.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from SchoolandUniversity.com
Scoop.it!

Online Degrees in Education

Online Degrees in Education | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

Find online education and adult learning opportunities that meet your needs. Compare college, graduate and certificate programs available online.


Via SchoolandUniversity
Amirah Tucker's insight:

The economic condition of our country depends on our education. Education is the key to success!

more...
Luke French's comment, May 11, 2014 9:04 PM
I think the idea of a completely online degree is a great one. It saves time and money for everyone involved, but, on the flip side, the education received online may, in some cases, be lacking.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:08 AM

An advertisement for online degrees in education.

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This article explains how education is jumping towards technology, even at the college level, and how parents and busy individuals can live their busy lives while also earning the degree they need without taking 8 hours out of their day to do so. 

 

I believe this is a step in the right direction, because this will help anybody that is searching for a college degree without the college expenses and time investment. 

Rescooped by Amirah Tucker from Information and digital literacy in education via the digital path
Scoop.it!

The Future of College: How Online Education is Changing Everything

The Future of College: How Online Education is Changing Everything | EDCI280 | Scoop.it

Online education is making a big splash in higher education. Here are just some of the ways a growing online education industry might change traditional college and our world.


Via Elizabeth E Charles
Amirah Tucker's insight:

I think online education will soon become the norm. Yes, traditional degrees may look better to an employer or grad school administrator perhaps, but online education provides a little more that traditional degrees don't allow for: convenience.

Many kids now are forced to go to college right after high school because they know they have to be on their own after school, and have to have a career or job going for themselves. These are just the kids who aren't married, don't live on their own, and don't have kids. But how can we help who do have kids or have to support themselves? Well, the answer is online education.

more...
Michael Sigrist's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:36 AM

It's going to be crazy to see what college will be like in 40 years, you might be able to take all your classes from home. Or it could be the same. We don't know, all we know is that things are going to change.

Margaret Silhasek's comment, May 9, 2014 3:16 PM
It kind of stinks knowing that my college experience could be totally different and include online learning. I definitely prefer the face-to-face lectures and using a textbook, pencil, and paper.
Hope Schuster's comment, May 11, 2014 9:30 AM
I think that this article really gave insight to what we could see education as in the next 10-15 years. It is amazing to think about.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

Maths Games for KS2: designed by a teacher for teachers - Mathsframe

Maths Games for KS2: designed by a teacher for teachers - Mathsframe | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Mathsframe has more than 170 free interactive maths games. All resources are designed, by an experienced KS2 teacher, to help children to visualise numbers, patterns and numerical relationships and to develop their mathematical thinking.
Amirah Tucker's insight:

This is a great way to get early aged children to start their mathematical thinking. I like that it has all free interactive math games that incorporate addition, subtraction, and multiplication. The variety of games that they have for kids get students to think visually and analytically, which most students struggle with doing simultaneously.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amirah Tucker
Scoop.it!

Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math - EdSource Today

Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math - EdSource Today | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math EdSource Today “Most people think math is computation at the elementary level – drilling them in the skills,” said Jeanie Behrend, an education professor focused on math...
Amirah Tucker's insight:

I think this is a great idea to bring into the classroom, but I think the majority of elementary school kids will greatly struggle with this. Most kids hate math, so getting them to apply themselves and their math skills at such an early age will only frustrate them even more. Memorization, for example, is not the best way to learn math, but I think getting Kindergarteners to apply math to word problems is a bit much. I think memorization for grades K-2 is appropriate just so the kids can learn the basis, and once they move up to 2nd or 3rd grade grade, then they can start to apply those skills to  solve math problems and equations.

more...
No comment yet.