This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that? Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible.
We are back to you with another awesome list of some iPad apps we have meticulously handpicked for you. The apps listed below are new apps that are featured for the first time here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
In 2009, we shared our favorite tools for teachers on Twitter, with 100 resources for managing feeds, finding followers, and tackling classroom groups on the social media site. Since then, many tools have been revamped, replaced, or simply aren’t available anymore. Clearly, an update is in order, so we’re proud to present a new list for 2012, featuring the very best tools available to Twittering teachers today.
Nykyisin työnantajat ovat yhä vähemmän kiinnostuneita tutkinnoista ja sertifikaateista ja enemmän todellisista taidoista ja työkokemuksesta. Tehokkain tapa antaa konkreettista näyttöä osaamisestaan on oma (asiantuntija)blogi tai ePortfolio.
There is no blinking the fact that Twitter is a great social networking tool with a huge and promising potential in education. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to tap into this potential with a series of posts covering and reviewing web tools together with providing tips on how to effectively leverage this medium in the teaching and learning process.
As the iPad approaches popularity that’d make The Beatles blush, it’s easy to forget what technology in learning looked like before the little tablet from Cupertino entered our collective pedagogical consciousness. It’s also easy to forget what exactly it does from a functional perspective that makes it such an effective teaching tool.
Have a look at this video below in which a Norwegian center of ICT ( Information Communication Technology ) envisions the world of tomorrow, and you will see how these people think about the future of their kids education.
1) it gives students more control over their education.
2) it allows students to choose when and where they receive instruction. 3) It lets teachers talk to every student in every class. 4) It turns learning into a two-way conversation between teachers and students.
Are you looking to figure out exactly which Twitter hashtag is the right one to follow? There’s no shortage of options and it can feel overwhelming. Sure, there’s the popular #edchat and #edtech hashtags most of us follow. But what about the more focused tags that you’re missing out on?
Lucky for all of us, there’s an incredible live Google Doc available to the public from Chiew Pang (@aClilToClimb) that lets you help build a useful database of helpful hashtags. Be sure to check out the doc and the list below (current as of September 14, 2012).
Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention.
There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool, but I hate the use of them.
Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.
Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.
Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate:
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
Efforts by higher education institutes to gain Twitter followers, Facebook likes and YouTube views, while connecting with students on blogs and message boards, are paying off.
A recent survey of 7,000 high school students by Zinch, an online college resource, reveals university social media accounts are influential to students who are deciding between colleges and universities.
FORTUNE — “Overall, the higher education system is failing to prepare students with the needed digital and social skill set in any meaningful way,” says Dr. William Ward of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “Higher education, like business, needs a culture shift.” For Ward, who goes by the handle @DR4WARD on Twitter and has nearly 10,000 followers, the imperative for more courses is clear. “Students with social media certification are getting better jobs and internships,” he says. “Those who harness social communications are in high demand and have an advantage.”
The ease of access to the system and the recent speculation on the Epic 2020 website that iTunes would someday become the dominant informal education platform in the world prompted me to take a closer look at the interface and its potential for current teacher use and future world domination.
From having the courage to experiment with different technologies to possessing online literacy, readers said being a tech-savvy student in the 21st century is about much more than learning how to use a certain software program or device—it’s about being able to adapt to what’s constantly changing.
There are many who haven’t heard about the flipped classroom, and many who have heard about it have a particular set of misconceptions about it. I would like to address both groups in this blog post through a FAQ about the flipped classroom.