The Guardian It's too early to write off the lecture The Guardian While Oxbridge students sat at the feet of great scholars, who ruminated in front of them, their Open University peers received superb teaching materials – books, tapes and TV...
"At this point, some of you are probably sick of hearing about Minecraft. It has gone from game to phenomenon, selling bajillions of copies and crowding the mindscape of 6th graders everywhere for what seems like centuries. But before you go, there may be some lessons you can takeaway for your classroom–lessons that can help promote the creativity in students you’ve been looking for."
There is an overarching sense in the academic world that research is first, while teaching is an obligation that must be performed. Because of this way of thinking, efforts to implement effective pedagogies are lacking. Adjunct professors and students feel the brunt of this challenge, as teaching-only contracts are underrated and underpaid, and learners must accept the outdated teaching styles of the university’s primary researchers.
"A college education bestows not just cognitive skills—mathematical, historical, and scientific knowledge—but practical skills—social, emotional, and behavioral competencies. Tenacious, confident, and socially competent employees have an edge over equally cognitively talented employees who lack those practical skills. What students cannot learn online are precisely those social skills."
"Blended learning does not simply involve shifting portions of face-to-face instruction online. Ultimately, a blended course will require reconceptualization of the entire learning process. That’s where ADDIE comes in.
"The ADDIE method is an acronym that stands for analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. It is a critically important tool for designing blended courses."
"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."
A partnership between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Education Effect provides university resources specifically to Liberty City schools Miami-Northwestern Senior High, Charles Drew Middle and Holmes ...
Princeton University In QUEST, questions are the answer to better teaching Princeton University QUEST focuses on an inquiry-based approach to classroom lessons intended to better engage students, Leung said.
Excerpt from "Home Page" of the new Google's hub: "Consider this your starting point to tap into Google’s suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across television, radio, print and online.
Whether it’s refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+, or learning how to visualize data using Google Maps, this website is intended to guide you through all the resources Google offers to journalists."
Here are the sections of this new Google’s Suite:
1. Gather and Organize - Advanced Search - Google Trends and Analytics - Google Consumer Surveys - Google Drive
2. Publish - Google News - Google Images - Webmaster Central - Google Analytics - Custom Search Engine
3. Engage - Google+ and Hangouts - YouTube
4. Develop - Google Web Toolkit - Google App Engine - Android developers - YouTube Partnerships
5. Visualize - Google Maps Engine - Google Maps API - Google Crisis Map - Google Earth - Google Earth Engine Timelapse - Google Fusion Tables - Google Charts
6. Additional Resources - Google Politics & Elections - Transparency Report - Google Crisis Response
In today’s market, students must largely be innovative and create their own jobs. Collard suggests teachers focus on teaching particular skills or set of behaviors, rather than preparing students for specific careers.
Critical thinking is defined as a reflective and reasonable thought process embodying depth, accuracy, and astute judgment to determine the merit of a decision, an object, or a theory (Alwehaibi, 2012).
Shifting responsibility for learning basic course content onto the student, alters the instructor’s role to that of setting the stage, not being on it.
In the end, the benefits of the flipped approach are considerable. Students take more responsibility for their own learning. Working in class along with a master of the discipline (you), they learn to think more critically, communicate more effectively, and have a greater appreciation for the unique importance and logic of the subject. And they experience at least some of the satisfaction of learning how to think in a new and, in some cases, life-changing way.
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