Tom Barret has recently updated some of his popular presentations in his "Interesting Ways" series. 80 ways to use Google Forms to support learning is one of the works Tom has relaunched and which I am sharing with you below. If you have new interesting ideas on how to use Google forms in class you can add them to the slide. just click on "open editor" button and a copy of the slideshow will be opened in your Google drive, from there you can add to the slides.
On Tuesday, we gave you a Visualization of the Big Problem for MOOCs, which comes down to this: low completion rates. To be clear, the completion rates aren't so much a problem for you; they're more a problem for the MOOC providers and their business models. But let's not get bogged down in that.
Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Shou
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Cuando hablamos de TICs (Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación) una de las cuestiones que más le preocupan a los docentes es cómo implementarlas en el aula para mejorar su proceso de enseñanza. Por eso, hemos reunido a 12 expertos en TICs en la educación de 6 países de habla hispana para que nos desvelen los “secretos” con respecto al uso de las TICs en el aula.
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”
“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.)
On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.
Word-processing for students has long been the domain of Microsoft Word. The recent release of add-ons is making Google Docs an appealing free option. The five add-ons we are about to meet have the potential to become quick favorites for people working on research papers, essays, and collaborative projects. But, are they good enough to…
Roger Courville's blog on the art of webinars, webcasts, and virtual classrooms (7 instructional design tips for virtual classrooms | The Virtual Presenter | @scoopit via @schmistef http://t.co/ZltQTP5qVT)...