"The use of multimedia in the classroom is a great way of getting students engaged. One of the biggest challenges we all face today is how to hold students attention for a longer time. It seems like multitasking has taken every bit of attention from our students."
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.
"This afternoon my friend Ken Shelton asked me in a Google+ post about tools for creating infographics. Ken's question prompted this post. I have reviewed a few tools for creating infographics this year and here they are."
In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called “The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps.” That student, who we will...
So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources. What you won’t find here are any lame attempts to pawn off something that’s not an education-specific tech tool as something marvelous and new like I’ve seen on a few other blogs (like Gmail or Skype–definitely useful, but come on, not education specific). The scope of this list covers everything from Kindergarten-age up through college-age so there’s hopefully something for everyone here.
"The digital revolution brings us all kinds of cool tools that make it easier to study, teach and present history. Interactive timelines are one of my favourites. Compared to their analogue versions, the benefits are clear: you can zoom in and out on time, minimize and maximize text boxes, add pictures and video, cooperate, share, etc."
"The games featured in this Online Universities article are a great consideration as learning tools for several reasons. Among these is the fact that they connect the entertainment value of gaming to lots of different global awareness issues."
This video helps to explain the basics of copyright law and creative commons licensing and the role each can play in helping creators protect and share their work. It teaches:
• Why copyright law exists • How to copyright a creative work • Creative Commons licensing basics • How both copyright and Creative Commons licensing can help creators • Rules of thumb for using licensed work
MIT is teaming up with Khan Academy (whose founder went to MIT and will deliver MIT’s commencement speech this spring), and together they will produce ”short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering” for K-12 students.
The long-awaited Google Drive is finally here. The new product, launching today and available at drive.google.com, offers users 5 GB of file storage and syncing and effectively replaces Google Docs (which has offered file storage for a couple of years.) Google Drive also replaces the editing, file-creation and file-sharing features of Google Docs.