On education
Follow
Find
12.0K views | +1 today
On education
Stories and articles on educational issues and about ICT, distance learning
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from The Makerspace Messenger
Scoop.it!

Shamblesguru on Twitter ~ by Chris Smith

Shamblesguru on Twitter ~ by Chris Smith | On education | Scoop.it
Differences Between Meerkat and Periscope http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/vstreaming/ … #video #streaming pic.twitter.com/tab7uIRoE9

Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Personalize Learning (#plearnchat)
Scoop.it!

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School?

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? | On education | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen McClaskey
more...
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 30, 4:50 PM

Chris Liang-Vergara shared out several personalized learning frameworks including Personalize Learning, LLC's, The Institute @ CESA#1, Montessori, CAST and others. Here is how he described the Personalize Learning framework:


What’s their framework or frameworks? Their framework merges UDL, learner voice and choice, creative environments, intrinsic motivation, and educational technology in a cohesive approach that builds off of learner profiles.


Why would I use this framework over others? Kathleen and Barbara pull apart personalized, differentiated, and individualized learning in very articulate ways that will help you and your team be more clear in your communications. Their incorporation of UDL and learner voice and choice will also help you understand personalized learning in a very concrete, classroom-applicable manner.


Thank you, Chris!

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

MakerSpace, A New Social Media Network Exclusively for Makers ~ Laughing Squid ~ by Glen Tickle

MakerSpace, A New Social Media Network Exclusively for Makers ~ Laughing Squid ~ by Glen Tickle | On education | Scoop.it

'MakerSpace is a new social media network for exclusively for makers. The goal of the online community is to connect makers with one another to share projects, follow other makers’ work, or collaborate on a project. MakerSpace is the official online community of Maker Faire.

Users interested in joining MakerSpace can request an invitation on the site.'

 


Via Jim Lerman
more...
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 29, 11:43 PM

For those teachers wanting to pursue using MakerSpace in the classroom, this is might a place to explore. 

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

6 Tips for Creating a 'Mini' MOOC

6 Tips for Creating a 'Mini' MOOC | On education | Scoop.it
There are ways to allow your institution to experiment with online courses, even if they're not intended to be "massive." An online program manager shares advice.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from :: The 4th Era ::
Scoop.it!

Teaching teams: New ways to work together in Classroom ~ Google for Education ~ by Hugh Lynch

Teaching teams: New ways to work together in Classroom ~ Google for Education ~ by Hugh Lynch | On education | Scoop.it

"We built Classroom to help teachers spend less time on paperwork, and more time with their students. Since we launched, we’ve also heard from teachers and professors that they’d love to be able to use Classroom to collaborate with other educators. 

"Teach together: Whether it’s a substitute, a teacher’s aide or a department chair, almost every teacher and professor is supported by other educators. So starting today, you can have multiple teachers in a Classroom class. To try it out, just go to your class’s About page and click “Invite teacher.” Additional teachers can do almost everything the primary teacher can do: they can create assignments or announcements, view and grade student submissions, participate in the comments on the class “stream,” invite students and even get email notifications – everything except delete the class."


Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Javiera Atenas & Leo Havemann: Crowdsourcing Quality (Or, Why Openness Matters)

Javiera Atenas & Leo Havemann: Crowdsourcing Quality (Or, Why Openness Matters) | On education | Scoop.it

"As usual, my partner in crime Leo Havemann and I decided that it could be a good idea to summarise our thoughts and research from the last few years in single post, and of course was not as simple as we thought because we have to dig deep in our minds and in our (not so well organised) archives to come with reasonable ideas, however, after weeks of dealing with how to structure this post, which aims at focusing in what we considerate crucial to improve open education Quality Assurance we came with some ideas, suggestions & critiques. Your ideas, comments, feedback and cake are always welcome."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

OER World Map: Platform progress report

OER World Map: Platform progress report | On education | Scoop.it

"After having launched the initial version of the OER World Map on March 11th during Open Education Week, this report gives a brief overview of the development that has happened so far as well as an outlook on the next steps."


Via Andreas Link
more...
Linda Ward's curator insight, April 15, 6:09 PM

Good overview of what's happening in the OER space globally.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from GAFE (Google Apps for Education
Scoop.it!

Chrome Apps for Education

Chrome Apps for Education | On education | Scoop.it

Chrome Web Apps are interactive webpages that run from within the Chrome Browser. Once added from the Web Store a shortcut is accessible from the New Tab Page and App Launcher. Many Apps link direc...


Via Jukka Kalliolehto
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Interactive Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

Used Effectively or Simply Used?

Used Effectively or Simply Used? | On education | Scoop.it
Beth Holland shared her presentation "Used Effectively or Simply Used" from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter. The message from her slides caught my attention... I kept thinking ...

Via Anne Whaits
more...
Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 AM

Lovely reflection by @langwitches on the questions raised by @rbholland in her presentation.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from :: The 4th Era ::
Scoop.it!

How to Verify if That Port Is Indeed a USB 3.0 ~ Personal Tech, NY Times ~ J.D. Biersdorfer

How to Verify if That Port Is Indeed a USB 3.0 ~ Personal Tech, NY Times ~ J.D. Biersdorfer | On education | Scoop.it
Q. I have a fairly recent laptop, bought last year, running Windows 8.1. How do I tell if any of the three USB ports on there might be USB 3.0?


3.0 port is on the right above. -JL


Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Personalize Learning (#plearnchat)
Scoop.it!

Learning Can and Should be Natural and Engaging

Learning Can and Should be Natural and Engaging | On education | Scoop.it
Dr. Jackie Gerstein explains why that it is every educator's responsibility to ensure that teaching strategies match learning needs of each learner.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
more...
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 6, 1:20 PM

Jackie shares some important pointers in this guest post about guiding learning and the importance of context when learning.


The more you can apply what you're learning to your every day, the more it'll stick in your head. The reason is simple. When you're learning by doing, you're implementing everything that makes our memory work. When you're able to connect what you're learning with a real world task, that forms the bonds in your brain, and subsequently the skills you're learning will stick around. 


We learn best when we have context, and that applies to new skills as much as it does random facts in school. That's why something like the transfer of learning is helpful when you’re learning a new skill. This means you're applying your new skills in your day to day life in a context that matters.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material

OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material | On education | Scoop.it

Need analysis reports in German, Spanish, English, Romanian - and recommendations for further reading ...

 


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Higher Education Communication & Marketing
Scoop.it!

If You Work in College Admissions, You Need to Get Better at Instagram

If You Work in College Admissions, You Need to Get Better at Instagram | On education | Scoop.it
Instagram offers an unfiltered look at campus life. No wonder kids are using it to choose a college.

Via Régis Faubet
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Personalize Learning (#plearnchat)
Scoop.it!

Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex?

Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex? | On education | Scoop.it
Change is complex. This post describes the process and the five reasons and reactions that people might have to change.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
more...
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 29, 12:28 PM

Changing or transforming any system especially in education is not an easy thing to do. If you are part of a system that most of us grew up in and are used to, it doesn't take much to keep your school or district from moving to a successful Personalized Learning System. The change process is so complex that even if you agree and are working on transforming the system, there may be one piece of the puzzle that is missing that keeps change from happening.


This visual from Sylvia Duckworth makes it easy for us to interpret and evaluate the change process that is referred to at the bottom of this post. These images visualize the reactions people have during the change process. If the leadership team and others working on transforming their system, they can monitor and consider what needs to be done to get a derailed changed strategy back on track.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos ~ by Richard Byrne | On education | Scoop.it
On a cold winter night four or five months ago I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years. I called the list Practical Ed Tech Tips. Since I started that list I've made an effort to add one or two new screencasts to it every week. Yesterday, I added the 100th video to the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist.

In the playlist you will find videos about tools for flipping your classroom, videos on managing workflow, social media tips, search strategies, and media production. The entire playlist is embedded below.

Via Jim Lerman
more...
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 3, 10:20 AM

A vast amount of needed information to expand your use of technology in the classroom. The short screencast videos are easy to follow and extremely practical.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from The Makerspace Messenger
Scoop.it!

Video: Appsmart | Spark Creative Thinking ~ New York Times ~ by Kit Eaton and Dallas Jensen

Video: Appsmart | Spark Creative Thinking ~ New York Times ~ by  Kit Eaton and Dallas Jensen | On education | Scoop.it

"A host of new apps are available to jump-start creative thinking and spark new ideas."


Via Jim Lerman
more...
Charles Fischer's curator insight, April 26, 10:31 AM

Some nice apps that can definitely help with creative thinking! In seminars, apps like these could be used in place of a turn-and-talk or other technique to get conversation going again.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Personalize Learning (#plearnchat)
Scoop.it!

Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET

Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET | On education | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen McClaskey
more...
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 16, 1:49 PM

Join us in #plearnchat on April 20th when educators from around the country will be discussing these important questions about competency-based systems.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Speakers and sessions for Education on Air ~ Google for Education

Speakers and sessions for Education on Air ~ Google for Education | On education | Scoop.it
Last month we announced Education on Air — our free online conference taking place May 8-9, 2015 — and asked what you wanted to hear about. Today we released the schedule of sessions, based largely on what we heard from you. We’ll emphasize innovation — 44% of you voted for this — as well as how to empower students and use Google tools effectively. It was clear from our second poll that you also want practical examples, so our speakers will go beyond theory and share their specific advice for enacting change.

Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet ~ by Richard Byrne | On education | Scoop.it
Monday's post about Parapara Animation was quite popular and prompted questions from readers looking for similar tools that either work on tablets or offer more features than Parapara Animation. Here are some other sites and apps for creating animations.

Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | On education | Scoop.it
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…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

OERu mOOC: Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development (DS4OER) launched today

OERu mOOC: Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development (DS4OER) launched today | On education | Scoop.it

"The DS4OER course was developed to build capacity in the design and development of open online courses using OER. A key feature of this course is the ability for any educator to host their own course site using the popular open source WordPress content management system assembled from a collection of wiki pages authored openly and collaboratively."


Via Andreas Link
more...
CTecnologìa's curator insight, April 13, 8:05 AM

añada su visión ...

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, April 4, 6:49 PM

I love this!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

Rescooped by Lars-Göran Hedström from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

17 Different Ways to Start Playing Minecraft ~ Fractus Learning ~ by Wade Gegan

17 Different Ways to Start Playing Minecraft ~ Fractus Learning ~ by Wade Gegan | On education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is one of those rare games that both educators endorse and kids love to play. Maybe it’s the cubic heads, the flying pigs, or just the ability to create anything you want, it has hit the sweet spot between education and fun.

So, what is the best way to start playing Minecraft and take advantage of this wonderful exception to the ‘edutainment’ rule? Well, lucky for you there are a LOT of different options! Here are 17 of the most popular:

Via Jim Lerman
more...
Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 7, 10:37 PM

Technology Club ideas?