Google is an excellent research and search tool, but there are some tips and features that a lot of people don't know about. These two inforgraphics have some great tips and information on getting more out of Google.
Included in The Chronicle's coverage on the survey results, is a section that shares professors views on online learning, pedagogy and grading. It is an interesting read. To the right is one of the professor's comments, which ...
"But being connected isn’t just for socializing; it’s a life skill. When untrained students get online, they treat academic writing online as if it were social media. They write sloppily and don't think of hyperlinking. If they do, it is often a long pasted link instead of a contextual link. In this connected world, there are invisibly disconnected kids, disconnected from the knowledge they need to be successful."
Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This study of more than 3,100 teachers revisits key questions explored in the original Teachers Know Best report: how teachers use digital instructional tools in the classroom, as well as their attitudes towards technology and whether they believe existing digital tools are effective. As with the original report, research centered on consumer analytics and insight provides an opportunity to shift from anecdotes to a richer understanding of whether product developers are creating the digital tools that teachers want and need,
The How to Reflect On Your Teaching Infographic presents easy ways educators can implement reflective practice in order to improve their teaching practices. (Pedagogy: Easy-to-implement ways to reflect on your teaching.
"Teachers across the nation are already tweeting class lesson plans and hosting guest speakers in Google Hangouts.
However, many teachers are looking for more ways to engage their students on social media platforms. Enter a new generation of video apps that make it easy for teachers and students alike to not only communicate in the social media realm but create in it too.
Here are 6 easy apps that you and your students can use to supplement presentations, film multimedia reports and engage with one another at a level not possible in 140 characters."
"TEDiSUB brings you TED videos with subtitles. You can customize them to get the most out of your experience. The app support various gestures, so you can change brightness, volume, and other settings conveniently. You can download videos with subtitles. Want to see two different subtitles at the same time? No problem. This is a universal application."
This study focused on how students perceive the use of mobile devices to create a personalized learning experience outside the classroom. Fifty-three students in three graduate TESOL classes participated in this study. All participants completed five class projects designed to help them explore mobile learning experiences with their own mobile devices, incorporating technologies such as YouTube and VoiceThread. We identified characteristics of these mobile users in Mobile Language Learning (MLL), and the results illuminate how MLL opens up new pedagogical scaffoldings.
"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities. I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"
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