Google Hangouts for Android just received SMS-integration, while Facebook Messenger for Android just received a completely new user interface. As two of the best messaging apps out there, this just makes them even harder to choose between.
The Global List of OER Initiatives in the OER Community on the KC Platform has been updated with categories.
With nearly 400 entries, the Global Directory is a comprehesive list of worldwide OER initiatives. As the KC Platform is available in 7 languages, teachers and learners from more than 50 countries can easily search for, or add new OER initiatives in the following categories:
he app store is teeming with all kinds of apps to the extent that it becomes hard for us to keep up with the new releases. As a teacher interested in learning about and discovering education apps to use with your students in the class, the three app search engines will provide you with the assistance you need. If you are are using or know about another app engines worth including in this list, please share with us in the comment form below.
Excerpt from the article by Pawan Deshpande and published on Content Marketing Institute: "Many content curators are still unsure about what constitutes ethical curation, and how they can share third-party content without running afoul of copyright laws. Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively.
1. Draw from a variety of sources; 2. Prominently link to the original source; 3. Avoid “nofollow” links; 4. Quote sparingly; 5. Insert your own point of view; 6. Fill in the gaps; 7. Use thumbnail images; 8. Give readers the option to close an iFrame or share bar; 9. Add a new title; 10. Claim Google authorship, as appropriate..."
It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.
We have instututed an open badge system in our #ict4red teacher professional development course to encourage the transfer of ICT tablet use into classroom practice . It has been a big hit! The teachers love their badges.