Albert Einstein's said, "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother." Technology gives us many avenues for explaining our learning. It also can give us an audience, whether that audience is a grandmother, a classmate, or a stranger...
The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit.
"A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We've created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. We look here at tools that support how teachers engage with colleagues; that help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and that measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom."
"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"
Desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone/smartphone, there sure are a multitude of options when it comes to classroom technology. You may be stuck with one or the other, but if you have a choice, what option will be the best for your students? The handy infographic below takes a look at why tablets are a …
In a Moodle course teachers can grade students’ work and view the report via the “Grades” option under the “Course administration” (see figure 1). However the default view of the report is not easy to read as there are too many available columns in the table and teachers have to scroll left and right horizontally to be able to see all the column data. Although it is not a big problem when there are only couple of students, imagine that you have more than 10 students in the course – it will get difficult to keep track of whose grade report you are looking at as you scroll the student names column out of view.
Luckily there is a useful “Static student column” feature which can be enabled to make the Moodle Grader report easier to read.
All you need to do is to navigate to Administration > Grades > Report settings > Grader report and tick the checkbox for the “Static students column” option. Click the “Save changes” button before you leave the page.
"iMovie just got a major overhaul for iOS7. The interface is much cleaner in the new version, all of the editing options are much more visible, everything is possible with one tap – as opposed to the need to single & double tap in the iOS6 version. Below are a number of screenshots highlighting the new features in iMovie. There is also an extended video tutorial , or click HERE to watch the video tutorial if you can’t wait. While most of the features are exactly the same, the major changes include:"
With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.
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“ TEST 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers by TeachThought Staff In the conversation around teacher quality and performance, crucially missing is the notion of time. Simply put: Teachers.”
Bernard Bull: Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...
Ever consider how asynchronous online students manage their time? Ever receive emails about the online workload? The following 5 tips might help online students adjust to your online learning environment and prevent burn out.
A webinar featuring Michelle Pacansky-Brock, presented by Academic Partnerships Faculty eCommons. Michelle shares examples of what students identify as valuable characteristics of a "humanized" online class and identifies key tips and strategies for harnessing the potential of emerging technologies to make your online class personal, meaningful, and memorable.
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