Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
It’s no secret that online learning is all the rage these days. But how does it stack up against classroom learning and similar models? A new infographic claims that online learning is the wave of the future but I’d prefer to hear your thoughts. What are the differences in online vs classroom learning?
Produced in a great puppet-master way this Twitter video is informative, and really good if you want to demonstrate to someone the benefits of Twitter for academic purposes: research, student engagement, etc.
Verkko-opiskelun keskeinen lupaus on yksilöllisyyden lisääntyminen. Siihen kuuluvat mm. henkilökohtaiset oppimispolut, opiskelu omaan tahtiin ja itse valituilla välineillä. Kaikkein aidoimmillaan yksilöllisyys toteutuu henkilökohtaisissa oppimisympäristöissä (PLE = Personal Learning Environment) ja –oppimisverkostoissa (PLN = Personal Learning Network).
The integration of technology into the classroom has been slow so far, but things are changing. Adoption of tablets and has already taken off in higher education, and is beginning to filter all the way down to kindergarten classrooms. Here are some key trends.
Over the past two to three years, social media has become a primary tool and strategy for recruitment, for marketing, for development, for public relations, for alumni relations and for moving our unique school toward a "thought leadership" position. I do not have a development officer, a grant writer, a PR or a marketing person. Or perhaps I could say, I am all of those guys, and I farm a lot of the work out to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Scoop.It, Hootsuite, Google Plus, You Tube and the online newswires.
When colleagues, who know I am on Twitter, ask about it the first question is always “why?”. After expounding on the benefits that a PLN brings the next question is inevitably “who?”. The people I follow is been a rather short list – one that has changed since I began this process. Whenever I stop following someone it has only confirmed for me why I follow others. So why am I your Tweep / why do I follow you on Twitter?
With the proliferation of MOOCs, blended learning, and thousands of online courses, it’s no secret that education is changing. Today The Best Colleges, a website that helps students research online courses, shared an infographic titled “The Future of Higher Education.” In it, they raised several important questions about the future of colleges and universities in a survey of college graduates, digital stakeholders, and college administrators.
Rethinking Education in brief: There needs to be a much stronger focus on developing transversal skills and basic skills at all levels. This applies especially to entrepreneurial and IT skills. Member States need to improve the recognition of qualifications and skills, including those gained outside of the formal education and training system. Technology, in particular the internet, must be fully exploited. Schools, universities and vocational and training institutions must increase access to education via open educational resources. These reforms must be supported by well-trained, motivated and entrepreneurial teachers
Our current approach to education was designed for a different age. It was modeled both on the interests of industrialization and in the image of it: specialization into separate subjects, standardized curricula, conformity, batch processing — by age group. The system was designed to leverage a "lock step" approach over set periods of time and using broadcast delivery methods to prepare students effectively for known jobs.
The model worked well for 100 years because it matched between the needs of employers. But, as we all know, most of the jobs of tomorrow will not be industrial jobs. Even those in the manufacturing sector will require a knowledge-based set of skills and behaviors. The gap between the output of our educational system and the job demands of the current century is enormous — and growing wider. And the kids intuitively recognize the gap. They're asking for a change.
Have you seen the latest mini tablet computer? It can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, and browse the web. Therefore, we must immediately buy one for every student and figure out how to use it in the classroom later.
Isn't this too often the paradigm in education? We jump on to what's trendy without stopping to consider how the tool can effectively be used in the classroom to promote high-quality learning.
I often suggest to educators that before they adopt a new technology tool, they should determine what they want students to learn. I often guide the discussion by referencing 21st century skills including:
• information literacy • collaboration • communication • innovation/creativity • problem solving • responsible citizenship
Liorenc Valverde: “I'm not sure that the American MOOC model can be easily exported to Europe. What we have to do is learn from experience and design and develop the best model for the specific characteristics of the European Higher Education Area.”
Are you looking for how to videos ? Here are some recommendations for you. We have reviewed three awesome web tools that you can use to search for and find instructional videos to use with your students in the classroom. One of these web services can even be used to create your own how to videos and share them with others.
some useful resources and links to help teachers in their art teaching. You will basically be directed to websites where you can find art materials, videos, printables, worksheets, activities, games, and many other teaching ideas that are art informed.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.