“ Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.”
Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
“ Project-based learning focuses on a specific problem or task, and through collaboration, peer instruction, authentic tasks and using the teacher as a guide, culminates in a presentation or performance.”
"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration. Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal. The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"
“ For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.”
Via John Evans, Julie Mildrew
“ The latest version of iOS (the software that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) will be available for free starting September 18, and Apple is busy crowing about such features as camera filte...”
Via Jon Samuelson, mrswills1
“ You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in your classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set.” Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom."
Via John Evans, Joquetta Johnson, Julie Mildrew
“ Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though. There are a bunch of ways people are using augmented reality in education, believe it or not.”
Via John Evans, rob miles
“ The Magic of Bringing Information to life. I'm assuming you've seen at least one of the eight Harry Potter films. In the films, one everyday magical experience is that photos are always moving as i...”
Via shm, Mike Dilger
“ Welcome this first of a four part series intended to provide Math teachers with some outstanding PBL resources. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources cov...”
“ via Edudemic “Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words – and lately, I have been hearing them a lot! It is not the q...”
Via Paula Jamieson, Mike Dilger
“ Last month, we announced our first-ever, built-for-touch iPad app at EdmodoCon. During the keynote, Chief Product Officer, Nic Borg, demoed quizzes on the iPad and told you they would soon be added...”
Via John Evans, BGSB Students
A flipped classroom is sometimes the best teaching/learning model some teachers have to use with their students. The use of technology in a flipped classroom should never be regarded as a supplicant of the teacher but only a complimentary element that increases students learning outcomes. I have talked a lot and in more details about the flipped classroom and have also devoted an entire section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for tutorials, guides, and presentations on the use of a flipped learning methodology
Via shm, Mike Dilger
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