Can a School Library Be Replaced by E-Readers? Apparently, it Can
You could say that it’s not a “real” library any more. Or you could say that the smell, look and feel of real books cannot be replaced by e-readers. But the administrators of Cushing Academy, a prep school near Boston, have done exactly that.
"Educational Networking" is the use of social networking technologies for educational purposes. Because the phrase "social networking" can carry some negative connotations for educators, the phrase "educational networking" may be a way of more objectively discussing the pedagogical value of these tools. The original URL for this site (http://socialnetworksined.wikispaces.com) still works, but http://www.EducationalNetworking.com is now the main URL.
Wes Fryer presentation ...this is worth looking at!
This wiki site is for the educational community to gather and organize information and resources around emergency/pandemic preparedness and academic continuity planning. You are encouraged to include any information that you may have, and to participate in the "conversations" taking place on these topics.
World Innovation Education Summit Awards short-list. Flat Classroom is listed for the Pluralism section.
Elluminate Teacher Certification Program
The Elluminate Teacher Certification Program is designed to help teachers acquire the skills and knowledge needed to teach and learn online. Participants will learn how to use Elluminate Live! to deliver interactive, engaging online learning experiences for K-12 students. The program requires participants to demonstrate a superior command of the use of the Elluminate Live! moderator tools and feature set. Additionally, participants will learn to apply those tools and techniques to create learner centric online classrooms that will increase student achievement and satisfaction. The Elluminate Teacher Certification Program is for anyone, not just Elluminate customers, who wants to excel in the virtual classroom. No prior Elluminate product purchase is necessary. UCSD Extension Education is offering 2 units of credit for completion of the certification.
The Power of Educational Technology: 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Teachers
Mind Mapping tools | Educational Origami
Blog post by Andrew Churches sharing mind mapping tools.
OPLS blog » Teaching and learning » “Why we fight”
A great blog post from Lee Davis as he was leaving the IB. My friedn and colleague, Barbara Stefanic is featured as telling a true-life story straight from her classroom.
Thanks Lee for sharing.
Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech » A Powerful Learning Opportunity
Dean Shareski, Flat Classroom Project keynote speaker, and also from the University of Regina, Canada, is calling for classroom teachers globally to mentor his pre-service teachers and provide opportunities for them to interact with your class. Fill in the online survey to offer to help.
Hard and Easy: Reflections on my ancient history in 1:1 computing
Hard and Easy
Reflections on my ancient history in 1:1 computing
© 2008-2009 Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.
25 Surprising Facts About China’s Education System | Teaching Tips
Interesting information about the history and current situation with China and education
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
E-learning solutions have several advantages to the learner: Things such as, increased
retention, reduced learning time, On-demand availability, self-pacing, interactivity and confidence that refresher or quick reference materials are available reduces burden of responsibility of mastery.
Great blog - just discovered you! I work in the elearning space http://www.seraph.net.nz in New Zealand providing systems like Element K's KHUB and the Pulse system into schools and universities. The big development recently has been the introduction of collaborative technology like blogs and wikis, and this has greatly increased the number of students prepared to consider online training or blended learning with some in classroom tutelage.
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