This year MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary of providing open access to more than 2,000 courses with course materials including lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, and the video lectures.
Via OER Hub
“ Kids are "digital natives." They grew up using computers, and therefore are more "tech savvy" than older people. Right? No! Well, the first part's right, but the second part is increasingly wrong.”
Via Beth Dichter
Whlle most of these weren't designed specifically for kids with special needs or learning differences, they've been recommended by educators and experts who work with these populations. Check them out.
“A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom”“Of all the places I remember from my childhood,” David Thornburg writes, “school was the most depressing.” The now award-winning educational futurist and creator of the “educational holodeck,” Thornburg’s early experience in the classroom prompted him to help others rethink traditional classroom design. In his latest book, From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments, Thornburg outlines four learning models: the traditional “campfire,” or lecture-based design; the “watering hole,” or social learning; the “cave,” a place to quietly reflect; and “life”—where ideas are tested.
Via Dennis T OConnor
We step above the technology tsunami that is enveloping us and note the types of changes in devices and changes in usage patterns engendered by those device changes that are taking place. Your computer is not your father’s computer; no way, no how.