Virtual reality is one of the hottest edtech trends. Not only are students allowed the opportunity to emerge themselves into a subject but can travel the world from their desk chairs. While not readily available in every classroom, programs such as Google Cardboard aim to make VR headsets cheap and accessible. The majority of students in the USA own a cell phone, and with many of these educational apps available on both iOs and the iTunes-enabled devices, they are becoming more accessible to more students. Educationally, these VR apps allow students to visualize concepts that were confined to the pictures in a textbook. Below are 20 Virtual Reality Apps that are changing education.
UNESCO has entered the digital literacy fray by publishing what they call five laws of media and information literacy. While they don't use the phrase "digital literacy", it's clear that they're addressing that field's concerns. I'd like to summarize their offerings, then reflect on their strengths and challenges. tldr: it's impressive. This literacy (they call…
Necesitamos pensar en la educación de un nuevo modo, no solo cómo podemos complementar la educación tradicional o qué podemos añadir al sistema actual; necesitamos una nueva visión que capacite mejor a nuestros estudiantes para el mundo del futuro. Una nueva educación que incluya nuevos objetivos, un nuevo currículo por competencias en lugar de asignaturas, una nueva forma de enseñar y aprender y un uso significativo y relevante de la tecnología. Pero hay enormes barreras que lo impiden y que tenemos que pensar en cómo superar lo antes posible.
Dubai: Schools in the UAE could soon see a new kind of assistant teacher step into the classroom — a robot that can take attendance, project presentations on to classroom walls, manage digital student files, guide them to where a book is located in the library, or even show parents to the classroom.
La Web semántica Monográfico Más Monográficos MONOGRÁFICOS SOBRE BYD La web semántica (del inglés semantic web) es un conjunto de actividades desarrolladas en el seno de World Wide Web Consortium con tendencia a la creación de tecnologías para publicar datos legibles por aplicaciones informáticas (máquinas en la terminología de la Web semántica).Se basa en la…
MindTickle is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online learning efficient and effective. MindTickle can help transform existing content such as PPTs, Docs, videos, and other e-learning content into an engaging learning experience.
The ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) has been with us for decades, and, for better or worse, it’s firmly embedded in instructional design practices. With some tweaks, ADDIE just might find a new use as an entry-level model for developing performance support solutions. Here’s how.
TED Ed is a great tool for creating online lessons around videos. It enables you to structure a sequence of interactive activities around the video clip that guides the viewer towards a deeper understanding of the content. It’s an ideal tool for building blended learning. In this document you can find: -: a step by step guide showing how to use it -: a video tutorial that shows you how to make the activities -: some suggestions and ideas for using it in the classroom or as part of an online course.
Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was. The thought unnerved me, and still does as I’m writing this. I’m a nearly 13-year veteran educator dedicated to reflecting upon and refining my teaching craft. But I’m now considering the real possibility that, for at least part of a class period or school day, a computer could—and maybe should—replace me.
Education 3.0 is characterized by rich, cross-institutional, cross-cultural educational opportunities within which the learners themselves play a key role as creators of knowledge artifacts that are shared, and where social networking and social benefits outside the immediate scope of activity...
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