Web App Reviews is a site dedicated to reviewing the best Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Education. As schools are moving more and more towards cloud-based services, it is important to find high quality resources for the classroom.
Each review includes a written blog post and a short video covering what the web app or extension does as well as practical ideas for use in schools.
Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.
Howard Rheingold is another guy who has done a lot of writings on Information Crap. I have already reviewed his awesome book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online in an article posted last year. Today I am sharirng with you some of the great resources I learned from Howard himself about how to detect crap information and the literacies we need to develop and teach to our students to make them better internet users. Check out the links below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.
"Over break I was asked to try to summarize how we use iPads in Dryden's art program. This felt very difficult because it is an organic process that evolves and grows as I learn what my students are capable of accomplishing and what apps are available to enrich our learning."
As my role this year involves me teaching across the whole school using a class set of iPads, I feel it is important to really experiment to see how using the iPads can impact across the curriculum and not just within ICT.
An engaging course keeps your learner come back for more, Let see 5 simple ways of designing an eLearning courses that keeps your learners hooked!
Many a times as an instructional designer I only have background information about my learner; I don’t know who they are or what their interest are. This makes my job a bit difficult because I need to make sure that my learner is motivated enough to complete my course. But how do I do this?
There are plenty of books written with instructional strategies on how to engage and motivate your learner. These books are mainly theoretical and do help when you’re in need; however, I have realized that there is no better way to learn other than from your own practical experience.
"ump It is a Task Card Resource for Teachers. Including over 60 hand drawn balances that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their skills in a self paced manner. Have students work independently with their own device, or connect a single iPad/iPhone to a projector for a large class experience. Also available on Android and as an eBook"
This links nicely to the "Googleable v NonGoogleable" article. After completing work with your students on what consitutes a higher order thinking question why not watch this video and complete the activities. it might be intetesting to see what "NonGoogleable" higher order questions they come up with?
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.
When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?
These resources have been developed for the use of teachers, parents and educators. The puzzles, problems and challenges across a range of topics, have been designed to develop learners’ knowledge and skills through the real-life context of the oil and gas industry.
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