We have two boys that love listening to books on CD as they are going to sleep. A couple of years ago as Christmas was approaching I came up with the idea that I would create a book on CD so they could listen to me read whenever they wanted.
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
This is a fabulous guide that details, in visual glory, how to successfully integrate technology into your classroom for the purpose of enhancing the digital literacy skills of students. Great for teachers and students of just about any topic, grade, or age!
50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students
Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.”
Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume.
The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Sometimes this writing comes in the form of responding to questions, while other time it’s in the form of an essay. And sometimes the reading is watching, playing with, or otherwise interacting with a digital media. So I thought it might make sense to compile a list of “things” learners can do as the result of “consuming” a digital media.
There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…
Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...
If you’ve been to this site more than once. you’ll know that (a) social media is everywhere and (b) it can be extraordinarily useful for teachers. Yet with only 26% of US teachers using Twitter, for example, there’s an industry-wide reticence to use social media in the classroom. There’s help though, and encouragement. And if …
Creating engaging presentations and slideshows is an art that requires a lot of creativity and dedication. From the choice of pictures and graphics to the wording of text illustrating them , everything in a good presentation speaks to the readers inner eye and immediately hook them in and most of all communicate the message in a clear, concise and direct way.
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