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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014(0)

07/14/2014

American Association of School LIbrarians (AASL) just announced the 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. They foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Media Sharing Digital Storytelling Manage & Organize Social Networking… Read More ›

National Science Board State data tool

Updated Tool Lets Users Compare States on Education and R&D

News Release from National Science Board The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators, and other users to discern trends in education, science, and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation’s position in science and… Read More ›

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Instructional Strategies Indicator

The Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida has published an online database known as the Instructional Strategies Indicator (ISI). The ISI contains 150 instructional strategies, indexed by when and where instruction occurs, the evidence for instructional efficacy, the size of the group being instructed, the expertise of the learner, and… Read More ›

Infographic: World Bank Open Knowledge

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Introduces Mobile-Friendly Design

In keeping up with the rapid growth in mobile usage worldwide, the World Bank just relaunched the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)—its open access portal to its publications and research—on an upgraded platform specifically optimized for mobile use. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank optimizes its publications and research website for mobile phones. Nearly half of all users… Read More ›

interaction design foundation

Open Educational Materials Made by The World’s Design Elite (#OER)

The Interaction Design Foundation was founded in 2002 by Mads Soegaard, formerly an employee of The Danish National Technological Institute; a partner at a web development company and a lecturer at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. In 2010, Mads was joined at Interaction-Design.org by his wife Rikke Friis Dam, an independent consultant, filmmaker and… Read More ›

OLAT

Open Source LMS from University of Zurich

OLAT(Online Learning and Training) is an open source learning management system (LMS) which delivers learning services for large academic institutions to help their people accomplish a meaningful teaching and learning experience. Its continued development is funded by the University of Zurich where it is the strategic LMS. There are approximately 70,000 users and nearly 50 institutions in Switzerland using OLAT (with… Read More ›

open content program

Open Content Program from The Getty Trust (#OpenContent)

The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. There are 4600 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum available in high resolution on the Getty’s website for use without restriction—representing 4,689… Read More ›

Thinking Space of the DeFT Project

An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators

Have you ever considered some key questions about digital literacy and educators, or Digital Future in Teacher Education  ? What do we mean by Digital Literacy? What are the elements of Digital Literacy? What are the cross-cutting themes associated with Digital Literacy? What does Digital Literacy mean in schools? What does Digital Literacy mean for learners? How… Read More ›

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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators

by Saga Briggs, re-published with the permission of OpenColleges.edu.au Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries; where we engage parents in understanding national trends and topics in education; where a… Read More ›

Open Learning Registry Browser and Collector

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Learning Registry stores data provided by numerous sources about the content of various learning resources hosted in different systems. Data published to the Learning Registry can serve as the basis for learning resource analytics to help recommend resources, detect trends in resource usage, and judge user experiences. We’ve covered… Read More ›

open library

Open Library – One Web Page for Every Book Ever Published

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. One web page for every book ever published To build it, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a brand new database infrastructure for handling huge amounts of dynamic… Read More ›

"how to do research" interactive game

Beginner’s Guide to Research – Interactive Game from Rutgers University

Beth Dichter‘s scoop “Eclectic Technology” introduced this free interactive game from Rutgers University – Beginner’s Guide to Research : If you are looking for an interactive tool to help your students learn how to do research check out this guide from Rutgers. There are five modules that explore: * Selecting a Topic * Finding Sources… Read More ›

LIFE_LightningTalks

A Tour through Open Source Creative Tools

by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat), from OpenSource.com (licensed under CC BY-SA)  Image credits: Flickr user Leszek.Leszczynski Every tool in this talk is available via Fedora 17, the latest version of Fedora. Here’s a quick rundown of the tools represented in this talk. MyPaint and Krita are fantastic sketching apps that feature natural-feeling digital brushes. Darktable is a raw image processing… Read More ›

Always Write by Corbett Harrison

A 5th grade teacher blogging about education, technology, writing and learning words, he recommended this resource site for teaching writing. Worth a read!

May is California Digital Citizenship Month!

“Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people? Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?”  – from Common Sense Media Join Common Sense, California… Read More ›