This is a collection of useful web and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!
Technology has radically transformed the way education is being delivered. It has also revolutionized the way students learn and created new learning styles that never existed before ( mobile learning, flipped learning, virtual learning, simulated learning, to mention but some ).
Much of the human knowledge is now online and anyone with the right tools can access and use it .This democratization of knowledge has definitely improved the quality of education and increased the rates of all kinds of literacies from the digital literacy to the critical one.
myEUROPE is a Web-based project which aims to help teachers raise their pupils' awareness of what it means to be a young citizen in Europe. By involving a network of more than 8000 schools, the diversity of Europe is brought into the classroom via the Internet, because the path to living together in Europe starts at school!
Netfabb Studio Basic es una herramienta muy adecuada para quienes se inician en el modelado de objetos 3D, gracias a su intuitiva interfaz y a una serie de herramientas básicas que facilitan el trabajo. Se trata de una aplicación gratuita que dispone de versiones para Windows, Linux y Mac.
Technology, especially mobile devices, allows learning to feel more personal. Being connected to the content with these devices offers opportunities for anyone to learn anywhere anytime. Yet, just providing technology to learners doesn’t mean that learning is personalized.
Teacher and learner roles change in a Stage One Persoanlized Learning Environment (PLE).
Teacher - Knows how the learner learns best. - Redesigns the learning environment. - Integrates technology. - Designs assessment strategies. - Recognizes high-quality resources.
Learner - Establishes learning goals with teacher. - Creates a personal learning plan. - Chooses how to access content. - Has a voice expressing what they know. - Selects the way to engage with content.
Read more about teachers and learners roles changing in a PLE!
The contents of this lecture give insights into a new Inquiry Learning concept published under the acronym AuRELIA (Authentic Reflective Exploratory Learning and Interaction Arrangement). This concept describes an open structured learning arrangement that allows students to unfold and reflect their individual interests. The consideration of both practical examples in science education and the fundamental theoretical basis of the concept is one of the aims of this contribution. The lecture also includes a brief overview on empirical evidence relating to the efficacy of the arrangement in heterogeneous classes as well as in teacher education. In a final step pivotal criteria and principles of Inquiry Learning are derived from practical experiences, research results and theoretical reflections.