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Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends.
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Roxworthy wants both students and members of the general public to use the game as a way to understand how “Jim Crow and internment policies are rigid systems” and how “segregational systems could be programmed” much as software programs control how “movement is constrained by game engines.” However, because “each of the missions culminates in a performance,” students can also learn about “subverting systems” of segregation as they experience “sites of interracial code-switching, where they are transgressing laws in some ways.”
iNACOL Standards Revision 2. Three sets of Standards: Online Teaching, Online Courses, Onlline Programs available for pdf download on this page.
On October 12, 2011, iNACOL released the National Standards for Quality Online Courses, version 2.
On October 20, 2011, iNACOL released the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, version 2.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) announces the release of ground-breaking quality standards for K-12 online learning titled, National Standards for Quality Online Programs.
CiteThisForMe is a free online tool designed to help students prepare their whole bibliography or reference list using Harvard Referencing.
More kids than ever before are attending school from their living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. The result: A radical rethinking of how education works.
Available for free download from this site. Compilation of 87 projects, 10 additional resources, and 52 applications from 94 contributors around the world. Published in 2010. Lots of great ideas. - JL
From Donna Baumbach: Surf the web together. One user enters the URL on the Channel page and then shares a unique link the site creates via Email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Anyone who goes to the link will share the browsing experience and see other users' mouse movements on the screen and be able to chat and annotate the web while they browse together.
A wonderful guide for teachers and library media specialists to work together, using technology, for enhanced student understanding. By Debbie Abilock, one of the great leaders of educational technology in school libraries. -JL
From Vicki Davis:
Lots of talk in technology circles about 6th grader Thomas Suarez an iphone programmer.His best selling app is Bustin Jieber a Justin Beiber "Whack a Mole." He shares how he learned how to program an app. How he taught himself the iPhone Software Development kit. He started an "app club" at school where any kid at school can come and learn how to design an app. He is part of an ipad pilot program. The students are asking teachers to help them design apps for education and the money is going into local education foundation.
Ms. Brock is a leading advocate for and practitioner of using web 2.0 strategies in the community college classroom. These are links to a number of her excellent presentations. - JL
The debate over the rules of content creation and curation continues to rage. We spoke to some experts for their opinion on the issues surrounding copyright and monetization.
From David Andrade:
One common question I’ve run across a lot these days in the office is how to convert a PDF file to Microsoft Word format (doc), Excel format (xls), or JPG picture format.
25 intelligently designed graphic organizers to facilitate thinking processes. Use our free online library of thinking guides. Print them out or fill in and complete your project on the exploratree website. Build up a personal portfolio of useful thinking guides. Change or customise them using images, text and shape.
Yodio - Your Personal Audio Publishing Service. Audio record by phone. Narrate photos and share by email or embed on the web.
A brief history of the textbook, from ancient texts to open-source digital downloads. Thanks to my friend Jeremy Agnoff for this suggestion. Very informative and excellent demonstration of the 2.0 tool Tiki-Toki. Great work done by Michael Peters at Framingham University.
Free online tool to automatically summarize any text in a few clicks.
Media4Math provides free and premium media resources for algebra, geometry, and graphing calculators. Media4Math's resources include videos, PowerPoint presentations, Promethean Flipcharts, worksheets, and other media content.
Steve Jobs will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology -- but also for the way he was able to explain these changes and make them easy to understand.
From Donna Baumbach:
Instantly add your real voice to the social conversation by voice-tagging photos, Tweets, emails, Facebook posts — anything! Click. Speak. Share. With QWiPS™ it's easy to create 30-second voice captions, voice comments, voice-overs, spoken stories or rants...in your voice! Tag a photo with a voice caption telling the story or inspiration behind the photo. Add authenticity, nuance and passion to any Tweet. Give context to videos by tagging then with a voice intro, voice over, or narration. Enliven static emails and email newsletters with a voice signature, voice content, voice tips.
The hundreds of K-12 classroom lessons on TeachableMoment foster critical thinking on timely issues of the day and a positive classroom environment. Teachers are free to use these lessons in their classrooms. From the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
"For the first time in more than three centuries, Harvard and Yale will concurrently offer the same course — and its primary "text" won't be a book, but rather a video lecture series comprising the world's greatest thinkers and leading scholars."
"It's more important to learn how to ask the right questions than to find the right answers."
The launch of the latest "Call of Duty" videogame has broken first day sales records to become the highest grossing entertainment launch in history, the publisher Activision has claimed.
Curation is one of the most valuable services you can provide in a world flooded with information.
Survey of online learning in higher education.
The 2011 Survey of Online Learning reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6 million. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course.