For those familiar with past efforts to install new technologies in schools, the many claims for online instruction transforming traditional teaching and learning in K-12 public schools either caus...
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A former teacher, administrator, and researcher reflects on what online education means for k-12 instruction, and considers two important questions: What critical problems can online k-12 education help solve? and does it work?
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who: raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.
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There are dozens and dozens of free eLearning tools and resources available out there. And there are many different types of tools and resources within each category. Below you will find a list of 30 free resources that we have gathered for you. We believe all eLearning professionals, especially those on a budget, should know of these tools and resources since their usage is quite common.
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Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...
This resource list from Learning Benchmark includes valuable and free resources for both classroom teachers, as well as professional development e-learning designers. Check out the free teaching tools for educators, the free social learning tools, and the survey and quizzing tools, to name a few.
Apple's Virtual University Patent Finally Comes to Light Patently Apple Particular implementations of the e-learning application disclosed, provide one or more of the following advantages: The e-learning application provides simple and intuitive...
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