Sherry Stones is presenting the workshop: “A Flipped Classroom: Students as Curators with Storify”.
Storify will be used to demonstrate design multimodal/multimedia research-based assignments, due to its features such as Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos.
Most of the expected outcomes of the workshop can be associated to teaching and learning in general.
a) Storify has a great educational potential;
b) You can organize Storify content based on theme or topic;
c) You can easily embed Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos;
d) It helps students develop research, synthesis and presentation skills;
f) It helps students to evaluate the credibility and relevance of web sources;
g) It enables teachers to set assignments and rubric;
h) You can embed a Storify page into a Blog;
i) Other types of Open Access Content are great for embedding on Storify, such as: Xtranormal, Goanimate, Animoto animations; Infographics and Flicker images; Google Docs; Vimeo, Big Think, and Academic Earth videos; Webcomics; Prezi and Google Slideshows; Learning Objects.
IT'S the kind of futuristic technology familiar from sci-fi films, but touch screen tables, robot study buddies and 3D virtual learning environments could soon feature in the classroom.
The high-tech developments were highlighted at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences at the University of Sydney, which focused on the future of learning. The new approaches could be ''revolutionising our classes and the way children learn within five years'', Professor of Education at the university and conference co-chair, Peter Reimann, said.
Few people question that education is the most critical problem for the world to solve - both in the developed and in the developing worlds. The temptation is to see this as purely as a policy question and not as a technology challenge.
A report on the effectiveness of a "virtual school" company, K12, Inc., was released recently. It provides a serious warning to educational "innovators" who are moving in the direction of relying on technology as a substitute for teachers.
Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock. There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.