With the plethora of infographics in the media, it's important for our learners to understand how to design information. We continue to incorporate the creation of infographics as part of our curricula to help them do just that. Check out their newest infographics based on the books, If the World Were a Village and If America Were a Village, by David Smith.
Innovation is driven by hope and fear. By humans dreaming of a better place. Emerging technologies are maintaining scale and deflation, accelerating the pace of change, having a profound impact on how societies, institutions, businesses and individuals interact. The emergence of new identities, facilitated by technologies and enabled by new values, is the new revolution. A peer-to-peer revolution. - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/16/the-impact-of-innovation/#sthash.WKS2DYdX.dpuf
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
Still think startups are the exclusive milieu of 25 year old males eating ramen and never sleeping? You're wrong, and Katie Rae's Bold Talk explains not only why you're wrong, but why this mistake is so dangerous.
Why is interaction so important in education? It is the key to learning, especially when you are using technology, preventing students to be passive thus engaging them to be active. Interaction requires the student to work with learning content. Interaction is needed for navigation and exploration of learning content, to get feedback after assessment, but communication with peers or teachers is the ultimate interaction.[fb_button]
Why?Online courses are usually built for self-paced learning, where efficiency depends on students’ motivation and self-discipline. That’s why the use of communication in online learning is very useful.Online collaboration or discussion might be less frightening than speaking up in the classroom to the introverted students or students that are less confident.Participating in group discussions, in classroom or online, helps students know each other better, and builds relationships and classroom community.When learning, students often relate more to their peers than their teacher, so a fellow student that understands the lesson better, might better answer their question.Students learn through explaining things to their peers.The concept of Community of inquiry is based on the premise that knowledge is necessarily embedded within a social context and, thus, requires intersubjective agreement among those involved in the process of inquiry for legitimacy. This means that for the best learning experience, we need three different presences: teaching (the teacher sets climate and provides content – lessons), social (the students who debate) and cognitive (which is the knowledge that participants communicate among themselves). Online technology can help us greatly, when we are trying to build this kind of environment, which is especially applicable to blended learning.
"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.
But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."
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