Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.
Establishing a connection with online learners is a demonstrated strategy for increasing student motivation in online classes (Jones, Kolloff & Kolloff, 2008) and a marker of instructor excellence (Palloff & Pratt, 2011). Employing the the behaviors and strategies noted below is an effective step towards making your online students' learning more relevant and increasing their investment in your class (DuCharme-Hansen, Dupin-Bryant, 2005).
2016 has not been a great year for the consumer wearables market (read “eMarketer Slashes Growth Outlook for Wearables - Only Early Adopters are Using Them”: http://sco.lt/6eaNbV). However, declaring wearables dead is a mistake.
First, the bad news.
During CES 2016, which took place in January, wearables were the star of the show, with numerous companies, including Pebble and Samsung, introducing new hardware. After the early success of the Apple Watch and steady increase in Fitbit’s sales, many were predicting a strong and growing demand for these devices.
However, throughout this year, the wearables market began to show signs of weakness. And, a number of negative market events occurred in rapid succession. For example:
The market research firm IDC reported that estimated sales of the first-generation Apple Watch had fallen over two consecutive quarters. These reports led Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, to make a rare public statement indicating that sales of the Apple Watch Series 2 are running above expectationsFitbit’s stock has lost significant value as poor sales of new product offerings make investors nervous about whether the company can maintain and accelerate consumer uptake of its devices.Microsoft and Motorola pulled back from the wearables market due to poor demand. In addition, Intel laid off employees in its wearables division, fueling speculation that the company may exit the sector (Intel says otherwise).Pebble, which proved extremely adept at generating interest among a core group of fans for its devices, was never able to achieve mass appeal. Pebble’s assets were recently acquired by Fitbit but that deal does not cover Pebble’s outstanding liabilities.Consumer opinion on wearables is mixed with a recent Gartner study indicating that many believe wearables are useless and expensive.
The flurry of bad news has led some to declare that wearables are dead, or at least over-hyped. Is this true? More...
It’s a golden age of education podcasts. Teachers, professors, education innovators, and tech skeptics have switched on their microphones to share their insights and analysis—and you’ll find plenty of lively characters and fresh voices via your earbuds. After all, let’s face it, teachers can be great talkers (we mean that in a good way), and they’re also seasoned storytellers.
"We did what others could not do, and went where they would not; our uniforms were ACU's and we were SoldierCops."
Whether you're transitioning from ACU's to corporate gray, or from the boardroom to the classroom - you'll find some useful insights here! Check them out and leave a comment! Remember, every job is temporary.
Want to hear the full panel? Check out the latest episode of the EdSurge On Air podcast here.The classroom. Since the 1950s, the setup of your average second, sixth or tenth grade classroom hasn’t changed all that much. Desks lined up, students facing forward, teacher up at the front giving a lect
I've long believed that the power in the classroom can be more equitably distributed through the simple arrangement of classroom furniture. When we move desk and chairs into a horseshoe or semi-circle configuration, we share the responsibility for content examination.
The teacher is still the teacher, but the focus is more on information understanding and less on content delivery. I think that used in conjunction with some ideas and comments shared in this interview, we can authentically modernize teaching and learning.
Can the way you take notes change your life? I think so. Microsoft thinks so, too. And young Kyle Madinger proves this for Microsoft's note taking tool with his success story from Canada. In OneNote Hero: A Student Success Story, he is the hero who goes from struggling homeschooler to classroom success. Every Frodo needs a…
For anyone who's been disenchanted by Evernote's recent changes - Microsoft OneNote has been may be a good alternative. Both applications have been around since 2007, so they've withstood the test of time, so reliability isn't as much a consideration.
Perhaps these tips will help you decide whether or not you'll switch or simply pay Evernote a few more $$ to continue using it.
Although the use of Crime Analysts for statistics collection is well known, Law Enforcement agencies are now taking action on the actionable intelligence generated from the statistical analysis.
Police Patrol Distribution plans and asset/resource allocations now include recommendations from the Crime Analyst. Although some of the 'old school' officers still tend to reject technology in general, and intelligence analysis, fewer do so out of hand. Particularly when they note the successes...the results speak for themselves.
This article is aimed at teachers, trainers, keynote speakers and instructors and asks and answers the question, “How can you affect the student/listener/learner after they leave the classroom?” Let me provide three straightforward approaches to enhance the student/participant experience. These strategies can be applied in virtually any career field for the purpose of instruction, training or education.
Office Mix includes a multitude of tools teachers at every level can use. Including: Slide Recording, Video App Quizzes, Screen Recordings and more!
Whether you are teaching online, in-class, or a blended mixture of the two, you can make use of many of these resources to connect with and engage your students! There are dozens of YouTube and Vimeo videos that walk through the various facets of Mix for anyone interested in testing the waters.
Perhaps one of the most useful aspects of Mix for teachers is the ability to upload your Mixes to and export them to others. This ability to conduct virtual collaboration will be a game changer in 2017!
Lastly, Mix is one of two Microsoft products that are making a huge impact on the e-community. The other is Microsoft OneNote.
Once you've experienced the utility of OneNote, you'll quickly see how valuable it is to be able to manage your projects across devices, and be able to access them when you need them.
Give your students the opportunity to publish their work to a larger audience, and ignight their interest in writing well! Particularly in genre such as fiction, poetry, and areas of self expression, students need more than their audience of one (you).
Here is a simple means for sharing beyond you; and if they solicit feedback, they can improve their writing and perhaps find an untapped outlet for self expression!
VIPKid recruits teachers through referrals and social media and gets 10,000 to 20,000 applications a month. Prospective hires are tested and screened and about one out of every 10 applicants are approved, Mi says. Successful ones take VIPKid's training courses for about a week and need to pass a final test before starting work. They're not required to have degrees in education, but do need a bachelor's degree and some teaching experience.
This is an excellent way to provide simple, short, and just in time reinforcement teaching of challenging topics. I checked out the statistics explanation for variables and found it perfect for my research course.
You're sure to find some that you can use as 'out of class' lessons or refreshers.
It makes it easier to think during class—and I'm doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers. Across the country in Ohio, teachers gave their students "blizzard bags" when schools got closed for bad weather. These…
Within this article is a short video on how to use Onenote to do research on the web. Talk about saving time! If you're like me, when you're doing exploratory research it's easy to lose yourself in the reading and forget the main reason you're there! Onenote helps me save what I'm doing without losing my 'flow'.
Did you ever click the bright red "New" button inside your Google Drive? Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the "neglected" siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time…
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.