Saturday, July 30, 2016

10 Surprising Benefits Of Gamification


Want to know some Surprising Benefits Of Gamification? Check 10 Surprising Benefits Of Gamification and what significant effects it has on the workplace.


Friday, July 29, 2016

6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency


Here is a great list of useful videos for helping you in your continuing quest of teaching Media Fluency to your digital students.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom


Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning


Basically, we have to shift education from focusing mainly on the acquisition of knowledge (the central underpinning of most adaptive learning software today) to the development of learner states of being (affect, emotion, self-regulation, goal setting, and so on). Adaptive learners are central to the future of work and society, whereas adaptive learning is more an attempt to make more efficient a system of learning that is no longer needed.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Defining Critical Thinking


Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training


Individualized training with in-depth analytics.Human evaluations for Writing and Speaking.Integrated platforms for students, professors and administrators. The future of TOEFL training is here.



6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget


"While all educators know the limits that budget constraints can have on resources and amenities they're able to provide, the following five steps can make affording the technology students and teachers deserve possible for any district regardless of size or budget."



Saturday, July 23, 2016

40 Learning Quotes That Will Inspire You


Here are 40 of some of the best learning quotes out there on the Web, collected from some of history's best and most brilliant minds.


Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer


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One of Dr. Mayer's primary research interests is multimedia learning. In his work, he applies basic findings from cognitive psychology to practical questions in learning, teaching, and communication, most notably: How can individuals effectively design visual content (e.g., PowerPoint presentations) to accompany their verbal presentations and written text?"



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The Future of Education


Most importantly we need to be empowering our learners to take charge of their learning, to show them how they may control their pathways and become genuinely agent learning. Such a process is a significant shift for educators and our knowledge of the processes of learning rather than our subject knowledge is what matters most.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life'


Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?

David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.

Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.

Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.                                                             


Saturday, July 16, 2016

5 Things Teachers Want from PD


We rarely accept "sit and get" instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country?

. . . we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development—and it's not sitting


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10 Ways To Get Your Students Talking About The Lesson 


We know that when students talk about what they learning, they learn more deeply. Here's how you can facilitate that discussion.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience


Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.




Thursday, July 7, 2016

Leadership styles in education – The Seven Secrets to New Age Leadership | #Business #CHANGE #LEARNing2LEARN


The architect leader knows that the ability to create a nourishing and challenging environment for people to grow in is more important than any technical skill she can possess.

Continuous Improvement – The leader of tomorrow will regularly challenge old beliefs and be passionate about learning and about applying that learning in the real world. She will often ask my favorite question "Who is doing something differently then I am and what can I learn from them?"

The New Leader is Authentic. How and who you are is just as important as what you know! Hold yourself to the highest standards – don't talk the talk unless you are prepared to walk the walk. Don't expect of others what you don't expect from your self. Be real, tell the truth. The leaders that are the most revered are those that let the light of who they are shine through in all they do. They are honest, forthright and clear.

Coach/Facilitator – A leader needs to be a coach not a commander. He needs to hold space open for things to happen. It is said that when leaders do their job properly people believe they have done it themselves. Leaders are there to help people see things from a different perspective, to provide questions that encourage learning and to help turn work experiences into learning experiences.

Our new leader is a Visionary. It's clearly documented that visionary leaders are successful at mobilizing human potential. A vision provides focus. It's a tool for aligning energy. Clear vision and purpose provide people with a framework from which to make decisions, it organizes action and effort.

 

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Monday, July 4, 2016

7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator - Class Tech Tips


Check out this list of my favorites! One great aspect of Book Creator is how users can easily integrate media they've created in other apps.


40 Sites for Educational Games


Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...


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