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Recipes for Transmedia Storytelling(1)

01/28/2014

This is a research document about transmedia storytelling, made by students of the Utrecht School of the Arts in assignment for the theatre company Tryater. Along with our own work, we’ve also examined transmedial work made by others, in order to get a better view on what has already been done in this line of… Read More ›

50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of… Read More ›

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(Infographic) Instructional Strategies and Activity Design Ideas

“For The Teachers” (www.fortheteachers.org) has built an organized resource for different instructional strategies. They are categorized into several moments of needs when teachers want to: Determine if students are ready to move on Discuss & examine events, people, concepts and ideas Put students in groups Use physical activity to increase engagement and memory retention Create… Read More ›

10 Fantastic, Must Have iPad Apps for the Classroom

You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively…. Read More ›

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(Infographic) Assistive technology (AT) and Learning Disabled Children

Here Are Some Tips to Guide You as You Explore AT Options for Your Child, brought to you by BestEducationDegrees.  Make sure you understand the basics—what AT can and cannot do. Review your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan to see if it includes provisions for assistive technology. FACT: Federal law includes a… Read More ›

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How Technology Benefits Special Education

By Rebecca Louis Students with speech delays, autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome have found new ways to express themselves, thanks to modern technology. Source: Special-Education-Degree.net A Brief History of Children with Special Education Needs Before the 1800s: Persons with physical and mental disabilities were targets of discrimination across cultures for thousands of years. On virtually… Read More ›

Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses Published (#MOOC)

Vol. 9, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) has been published and is available online. In this issue you will find 12 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, nine of which comprise the much-awaited Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), guest edited by Dr. George Siemens (Athabasca University), Dr. Valerie Irvine… Read More ›

What’s “The Learning Paradigm College” ?

Chris Thomas wrote about his thought of reading John Tagg’s “The Learning Paradigm College”, and shared with us how he re-designed the new course for the Software Engineering. Opposed to the Instruction Paradigm College with its “One teacher, one room, x students all focussed on the teacher (or should be)”, the Learning Paradigm College expects you to… Read More ›

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25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013)

Every year American Association of School Librarians (AASL) selects the “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning”, this is the list for this year – 2013. Media Sharing Pinterest smore easel.ly Digital Storytelling inklewriter myHistro FlipSnack Manage & Organize BiblioNasium LitPick padlet edcanvas WorkFlowy  Social Networking & Communications socrative QuadBlogging Marqueed Curriculum Collaboration 19Pencils iCivics Wonderopolis… Read More ›

Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

An infographic created by Joyce Seitzinger for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Why practice social content curation in learning ? The abundance of content and connection is as fundamental shift in education as any we are likely to encounter, and there has, to date, been little attempt to really place this at the… Read More ›

knowmia teach app

Free Tool to Create Interactive Assignments and Track Learner Performance

Knowmia has supported so many teachers flipping their classrooms, it’s especially popular in U.S. We’ve covered their free iPad App – Knowmia Teach (iTunes link), which can replace the paid App – Explain Everything. And it’s not just a video recording tool, it connects to a whole lot more support for teachers! In case you… Read More ›

digital literacy

Teach the Web: a Mozilla MOOC for Webmaker Mentors

from Teach the Web Learn how to teach digital literacies, master webmaking tools, develop your own educational resources, and take what you learned back to your communities and classrooms. Join us for this free and open online course. As part of our non-profit mission, Mozilla believes that web literacy—the understanding how digital things work—is an… Read More ›

20 Ideas to Use Twitter in The Classroom

by  Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : 20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom Using social media in a modern learning environment seems easy, but that simplicity is often the result of how we think about it: new ways to accomplish old tasks. Below is a visual spectrum that offers 20 ideas for using twitter in… Read More ›

101 of The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

101 of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers by GoEd Online. Some tools come and go, so it might be a good idea to check out if anything new and useful to you! Several months ago, Jane Hart also compiled a list of “Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012″ which were voted for by 500+ learning… Read More ›

10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

Arecent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of teacher burnout is readily apparent: “Despite her effusive passion… Read More ›