Fraction Mash is a free iPad app that provides a fun way for students to learn about fractions. The app lets students insert two pictures then divide those pictures into grids, columns, pie slices, triangles, or rows. Once their pictures have been divided students select the portions of one picture that they want to combine with the other picture. Students' selections of image portions must equal 1 when the two images are combined. Fraction Mash lets students choose how many pieces each picture is divided into.
In light of the recent “Umbrella Agreement” between the United States and the European Union on data protection that sets processes and safeguards for sharing of information and cooperation between relevant agencies, it is wise for IT staff to take a moment and consider the implications, and perhaps review their Moodle security guidelines, especially if their organizations serve students across international markets.
Although online education has been around for nearly 20 years, I still see a number of common mistakes among online course developers. Here are the top course design mistakes in online education and how to avoid them in your courses.
Too much content When I hire someone to design an online course, I invariably get too much content. Developers will assign over 150 pages of dense, academic reading per week, along with websites and other resources. Covering all of this content would take far more time than can be expected of students, leading them to pick and choose what they think is important, not what the course developer thinks is important.Read more Top Online Course Design Mistakes ›
"This report provides some intriguing suggestions for designers of blended and online learning. As the report states:
The examples of initiatives discussed ….. may be used as inspiration for course teams, departments or institutions to explore innovative practices.
It is clear that universities are going to change, not just because technology is at last beginning to radically shake up how we design courses, but also because the needs of learners are changing. In the end, the value of any new online pedagogy will be judged by how well it helps meets these needs. This report provides many useful ideas and examples that should help stimulate such developments."
Content is leading the way in online marketing, and studies show that marketers are creating more content now than ever before. And, because marketers are spending more time creating more content, they want to know that their time is being spent wisely and that the
Inevitably you have to provide instructions on how to do something in the course. The question is when to provide them and at what level of detail. In this post we’ll explore three ways to guide the instruction process. Provide Instructions Upfront The most common way to provide instructions is to do it all up …
If you think data—in education, or any field—is cut and dry, think again. Working with data in the classroom, especially, can be either exhausting or exhilarating—depending on your fitness level. Data can be big, but also quite small. It’s often quantitative, but is increasingly qualitative. It’s predictive, but not always inclusive. It’s private, but not always protected. But one thing’s for certain: data has enormous power to impact teaching and learning.
It’s also here to stay. Which is why we put together this muscle-building guide about data and education. If these kinds of discussions push you outside of your comfort zone, rest assured you’ll find inspiration and actionable advice from the classroom. One teacher set up an online store to teach his students how to work with data. Another uses playlists to break her students’ data into trackable skills and goals. A seasoned educator shares why he now thinks of grading as a scavenger hunt. And a former therapist describes his school’s efforts to assess assess social emotional growth.
All students pay tuition and deserve a positive and courteous learning environment. Students should be aware that their behavior impacts other people, even when interacting online. I hope that we will all strive to develop a positive and supportive environment and will be courteous to fellow students and your instructor. Due to the nature of the online environment, there are some things to remember.
Have you picked up a new skill in the past year? Or studied a subject on your own to become more competent? In his characterization of the adult learner, Malcolm Knowles noted that as people mature, they become increasingly self-directed in how they acquire skills and knowledge.
When you think about the areas difficult for automation to disrupt, which ones come to your mind? Arguably, they would be those where creativity is at the core. Where interaction with customers requires empathetic listening. Where professional interactions are not about the right procedures or steps, but rather, about new ideas someone wants to put forth to discuss.
We’ve all done it: asked students to switch papers before turning them in for editing and peer review, only to receive superficial comments and vague critiques that make us wonder if peer review is really worth the time. Some of us have students put sentences on the board for whole class peer review. The sentences go up, but when I ask for edits that might make them better, I hear nothing but the crickets chirping.
Twitter is a great marketing and promotional tool for blogging, but only if it is used effectively. When I started using Twitter six years ago, I knew nothing about the marketing benefits of Twitter. I was tweeting like an amateur, and following users without a second thought. Over time, as I came to understand the hassle of social media noise, I began to …
Social media and text messaging is great for sending quick updates about things happening in your classroom and in your school. But when you need to write a longer explanation of your announcement or reminder, a blog is your best friend. Use social media and text messaging services to direct parents and students to your blog posts. In that way your blog serves as an online hub for your announcements.
To be a good writer one must constantly work on his skills. However, it is not bad news. Considering the abundance of technologies that can help you make it a fun and entertaining activity, you will have no problems advancing your skills as a writer.
Even if you are not really good with technologies, we will show a list of things you will master in no time. So, do not hesitate to try them all out both when teaching writing and when learning yourself.
Ten incredible technological solutions to help you teach and learn writing
I can pinpoint the moment physics became a source of fascination to me. I was in middle school when I found out the idea that rest is not the natural state of matter. Even if I did not understand all the math throughout, it made me aware that there are laws of nature. They rule us, we innovate through them, and we keep unveiling them with the help of theory and research. Today, I believe access to experimentation tools are more powerful and will have a larger impact in the acquisition of STEM skills than traditional equation or static visualization activities.
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