Paul Westeneng (Twitter: paulwest) is Senior Consultant at PulseOn (http://www.pulseon.nl), the unique learning platform that allows every student to learn in his or her own way, at a self-directed pace, with content that meets each student’s unique needs, interests and learning preferences and founder of learn2grow, supporting innovative eLearning solutions.
"Teenagers are revealing more about themselves on social media than ever before, but they’re also taking more steps to protect their privacy online, according to “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” a May 21 report issued by Pew Internet, part of the Pew Research Center, and Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The report also found Twitter use among teens—especially African Americans—is rising, while teens’ fondness for Facebook is on the decline."
The two teachers admit when they started flipping their classrooms they put everything into video form. Now, they’ve taken a step back and realized some things shouldn’t be in lecture form, and therefore shouldn’t be videos either. Instead, the two teachers have embraced what they call mastery learning, with an emphasis on students taking control of their own learning. Instructional videos are an optional part of a bigger move towards asynchronous learning.
The problem is that Wikipedia in the classroom has gotten a bad reputation in the K-12 world, undeservedly so I think. I would suggest that Wikipedia can be used for a multitude of educational purposes at a wide variety of grade levels. Too many teachers are still afraid to use it in class, so I’m here to right that wrong and show our educators how they can responsibly integrate Wikipedia into their lessons.
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.
Strange there are only Desktop/Laptop tools listed in this Top 5. I believe a tablet is a more appropriate device for mind mapping. On my own in a declining chair as well as in a group without the screen standing up between participants.
Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice.
Eindhovens Dagblad Dr.-Knippenbergcollege begint een iPad-klas Eindhovens Dagblad Volgens de projectleiders Arno Verhofstad en Huub Metzemaekers is de iPad geen doel op zich, maar een middel om te komen tot vernieuwing van het onderwijs.
‘Het beste uit elke leerling halen’, ‘leren op maat’, ‘gepersonaliseerd leren’. Termen die u de laatste tijd vast vaak gelezen en gehoord heeft. Maar wat zijn de mogelijkheden voor het komende schooljaar om hier een start mee te maken?
Er is een pilot gestart door PulseOn en ThiemeMeulenhoff om met het platform van PulseOn en het lesmateriaal van ThiemeMeulenhoff een start te maken met gepersonaliseerd leren. Wij nodigen u graag uit voor een informatiemiddag op dinsdag 11 juni a.s. van 14.30 tot 17.00 uur in Apeldoorn waarin de eerste ervaringen van deze pilot getoond en gepresenteerd worden.
iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.
Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.
In this four-part series, we’ll use the Someday/Monday template to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as the iPad, in educational settings, examining how teachers can take students on a journey from consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection. Here, we’ll start with consumption.
Steeds jonger aan de iPad Telegraaf.nl Steeds jonger aan de iPad. AMSTERDAM - Circa 13 procent van de 1-jarigen speelt al met een tablet en een op de vijf peuters van 2 jaar doet spelletjes op een smartphone.
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.