Games are often trumpeted as the perfect tool for creating learner engagement. But what do we really know about how engagement works? What opportunities and risks do games present as tools for increasing engagement?
Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.
She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.
As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.
Here’s a common scenario. Someone emails and asks about an elearning tutorial I have on the blog. It’s not always easy to find the specific tutorial buried in a given post. In fact, there are many times I either forgot that I had created that tutorial or I can’t recall where it’s at either. I know. It’s part of getting older.
Today I am going to fix that. I have listed every blog post that has a video tutorial that shows how to create something related to online learning. So, if you’re just getting started with building online learning courses (or new to the blog), now you have a handy resource with links to all sorts of rapid elearning tutorials.
The key statement is "Teachers will be required to adapt the way they teach to accommodate this new technology." Several factors mentioned here influenced the outcomes for students, not the least being the nervousness of teachers and the lack of suitable e-reading material; not a combination conducive to improving learning outcomes for students under any conditions, especially for students who already experience difficulty with aspects of learning. Schools looking to adopt a blended e-learning approach to teaching will indeed need to ensure that they have a robust infrastructure although not all e-learning resources are dependent on continuous web access. The winning formula: Sound pedagogical practice + the most engaging & appropriate technology available = successful outcomes for learners.
25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher
While Apple products (*cough* iPad *cough*) are known for their integration in classrooms, Google’s offerings give up little here.
In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 25 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom.
Let us know on our Google+ page if we’ve missed anything.
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While your LMS discussion tool helps to foster student interaction, you may feel limited by its structure and capabilities. It’s time to bring some variety into the way students interact with you and each other.
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