"I’ve been teaching online using both synchronous and asynchronous modes since 2004. The live online class connects my students and me for learning on a personal level and not just for information sharing. Enthusiasm is a key attitude in getting students to believe and trust the teacher online and face-to-face, but specifically online. There may be technical issues during the class. The only way to keep the students focused regardless of the technical issues is to encourage and create an atmosphere of trust. The teacher’s enthusiasm will facilitate and help the participants engage in what’s important; learning."
"Engagement. Wikispaces has always been about engaging teachers and students in meaningful activity and communication in and around the learning process. For Wikispaces Classroom we’ve designed an entirely new way to manage and talk about everything that goes on in our class. Featuring a modern newsfeed, and a simple way to manage assignments, announcements, events, and all of your resources and work, it’s everything you and your students love about social networking but private, in your classroom, and integrated with your day to day work."
"I often find it’s the younger generation – digital natives – who are most aware of the opportunities of digital technology. And that’s why I’ve assembled a group of “young advisors” – talented and inspiring young people shaping our digital society. Last time we met I asked them to put together all their bright ideas. And they’ve done so, in two fascinating documents."
It is hard for those of us who deal with educational technology to understand why some high-school and college instructors are so reluctant to use new technology or to even use well-proven technology to make their courses more effective or...
The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.
Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.
" This Taxonomy wheel was first discovered on the website of Paul Hopkin’s educational consultancy website mmiweb.org.uk That wheel was produced by Sharon Artley and was an adaption of Kathwohl and Anderson’s (2001) adaption of Bloom (1956). The idea to further adapt it for the pedagogy possibilities with mobile devices, in particular the iPad, I have to acknowledge the creative work of Kathy Schrock on her website Bloomin’ Apps."
"Ict-bekwaamheid van leraren is de laatste tijd een veelbesproken onderwerp. Moet ict onderdeel worden van de wettelijke bekwaamheidseisen van docenten zoals Mohammed Mohandis van de PvdA voorstelt? Lees een opiniestuk door Aike van der Hoeff (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), Jeroen Bottema, (lerarenopleiding InHolland), Joke Voogt, (Universiteit Twente) en Alfons ten Brummelhuis (Kennisnet).
Inzet van ict bij leren en lesgeven verbetert aantoonbaar de motivatie, de leerprestaties en de leersnelheid van leerlingen. Daarom moeten leraren leren hoe ze ict in hun lessen kunnen gebruiken."
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 April 2013 Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of...
Jeroen Bottema's insight:
"Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven. These skills and support for teachers to deliver them need a strong boost, according to a survey on the use of digital technologies in schools in Europe published by the Commission."
Jon Bergmann: I am preparing to do a workshop with Icelandic Educators this week and I was asked to give them a list of questions to consider as they begin to flip their classes. As I wrote these I realize that many people could benefit from these questions. It is no doubt an incomplete list. If you have more questions that I should include, please comment and I will add them.
Onlangs is editie twee van 4W gepubliceerd. In dit wetenschappelijke tijdschrift van Kennisnet gaan onderzoekers in op opbrengsten en werking van ict in het onderwijs. Maar ook op praktijkvragen die nog niet beantwoord zijn.
Apple's iPad has attracted a lot of attention since its release in 2010 and one area in which it has been adopted is the education sector. The iPad's large multi-touch screen, sleek profile and the ability to easily download and purchase a huge variety of educational applications make it attractive to educators. This paper presents a case study of the iPad's adoption in a primary school, one of the first in the world to adopt it.
Beth and Shawn take a look at the often-overlooked question of when to put the tech away in a classroom that has boatloads of electronics everywhere.
Jeroen Bottema's insight:
"At its best, technology enhances, extends or deepens the learning taking place. At its worst, it detracts, distracts, and otherwise frustrates you and your students. When these situations cannot quickly and effectively be remedied – without sacrificing your lesson’s learning objective – put the technology down and embrace the lesson."
"ICILS (International Computer and Information Literacy Study) is een internationaal onderzoek naar de computer- en informatievaardigheden van scholieren. In het voorjaar van 2013 zullen scholieren uit het voortgezet onderwijs in verschillende landen worden getoetst. In opdracht van Kennisnet doet ook Nederland mee aan dit project. Op deze website kunt u meer informatie vinden over dit onderzoek en de uitvoering ervan in Nederland."
Ze zijn creatiever. Ze durven meer te experimenteren. Ze lachen vaker. Ze zijn niet bang voor knopjes, kabels en toetsenborden. Ze winnen vaker met Memory. En in de klas zijn ze in de meerderheid. Ik heb het over kinderen.
"While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers."
"Jos Fransen pitcht het onderzoek "Acceptatie en duurzame implementatie van ICT in het onderwijs" op de Kennisnet Onderzoeksconferentie 2013. Na afloop volgt een kort debat met Paul Kirschner (Open Universiteit/CELSTEC), referent van de pitchronde."
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
When did ICT teachers stop becoming teachers and become ‘facilitators’ instead? I’ve largely managed to ignore this sort of nonsense but now it’s getting out of hand. The other day someone said on Twitter or Facebook that he is an ‘active facilitator’, while someone else shared a sign which read “I am not a teacher; I am an activator.”
"This study collected and benchmarked information from 31 European countries (27 EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey) on the access, use, competence and attitudes of students and teachers regarding ICT in schools."
Below is an awesome infographic shedding more light on the use of iPad in education.It provides some amazing facts about the potential of this mobile device in learning and reviews the reasons behind this growing popularity of iPad in the educational circles.
I find this infographic to be a nice addition toTeachers Guide on The Use of iPad in Education.Give it some time and read through it attentively and share it with your colleagues. All thanks go to Online Universities for creating this infographic.