These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.
If you’ve ever considered building your own open online class, the first step is determining which MOOC platform will best suit your needs. Luckily, several free MOOC platforms exist. The following is a review of their strengths and weaknesses and of the type of user each might be most appropriate for.
"But with one exception, features are rarely the deciding factor for faculty to choose one platform over another at Stanford. What’s the exception to faculty not basing their decisions on features? Work turned in as a team. Some degree of collaboration is supported on all three platforms, such as discussion forums and wikis, but the only one of these platforms with explicit support right now for team-based work is NovoEd. " (As of April 14, 2014)
No student likes a quiz, but teachers know that they are essential for checking understanding and identifying areas that need further explanation. Making classroom quizzes more interactive can be an easy and fun way to do the same checks on understanding and comprehension without hearing the inevitable groans from the students.
The field of educational technology has had the seemingly unending potential for producing passionate, enthusiastic individuals. No more so than partner and co-founder of the multi-award winning online interactive science platform, Spongelab, Jeremy Friedburg. His development of this platform for exploring science content comes from his passion for game based and social learning, and the mantra ‘learning through play’.
Play-i is creating a visual programming environment for its robots on touch devices for kids, that meets children at their level of cognitive ability and motor skills, starting as early as age five. Unlike other programming languages where children are first taught the syntax, Play-i focuses on learning through exploration, play and discovery.
Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults.
It's time that schools take responsibility for meeting the entire range of learning needs that educators have -- the need to use new technologies, to understand and implement new standards, to use new assessment strategies, and their needs to attend to their own social and emotional learning.
eduCloud, un Cloud privé pour l’éducation, procure à tout moment aux utilisateurs et plus particulièrement aux utilisateurs mobiles un accès transparent et sûr à des fichiers et ceci dans divers endroits ou sur différents appareils (portables, tablettes, smartphones etc.), tout en assurant la conformité aux règles de partage de données des écoles respectivement du ministère.
The Open Content Program provides free, unrestricted access to the Getty's digital resources.
Why Open Content?
The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.
What's in Open Content?
Currently, there are more than 87,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program, including more than 72,000 from the Research Institute's Foto Arte Minore archive, which features photographs of the art and architecture of Italy over 30 years by German photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1913–1988). Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities, sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks. Over time, images from the Getty Conservation Institute will be added, as well as more images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.
Uma pergunta frequente é: será que o aprendizado online irá substituir a sala de aula? Desta vez, foi Avi Yashchin, CEO da CleanEdison, empresa que oferece treinamentos sobre tecnologias limpas e práticas sustentáveis pela web e em turmas presenciais, quem respondeu a essa questão
"I believe that the second generation of MOOCs will force three distinct yet related disruptions exactly because the technology driving “MOOCs 2.0” – such as automated assessment, adaptive learning, and data analytics – are almost perfectly aligned to such models of education."
Uso didático de mapas conceituais melhora noções e conexões do conteúdo
Esquemas para resumir um texto, quadros sinópticos, listas de tópicos antes de escrever uma dissertação, organogramas, quadros que ilustram uma reportagem – formas de organização gráfica estão em toda parte, mostrando a utilidade da representação visual para a compreensão de processos que se encadeiam. Esses exemplos, no entanto, têm seus limites, e um modo certeiro de superá-los são os mapas conceituais, que vêm sendo pesquisados, como forma de gestão de conhecimento, pelo professor Paulo Correia, da Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH), da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ele lidera desde 2005 o Grupo de Pesquisas Mapas Conceituais, que reúne alunos de iniciação científica e pós-graduação da USP Leste e de outras unidades da universidade.
Teaching young children about insects is often a delightful process, because they are simply fascinated by the world around them. Finding ways to encourage and cultivate that enthusiasm can and should lead you to technology.
Environmental Science is an all-encompassing topic, which can make finding additional resources both daunting and fun. Depending on your approach and the age of your students, you can find a wealth of online and mobile apps to help you demonstrate the science behind environmental issues.
Finding supplemental material for the classroom in the form of educational videos can be quite challenging, especially since the definition of “educational videos” is broad and quite varied. The following online resources should point you in the right direction as you look for valuable multimedia content for your classroom.
One of the skills we probably don’t teach enough to our students is how to develop their memory. Though we increasingly ask them to remember content and skill strategies, how often do we help them exercise those skills in a low-stakes way? These fun apps and games will help every user—young or old—to develop better memory skills.