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Grades Keep Students from Taking Risks | e-Learning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 26, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Bring on the learning revolution!

Great speech by Ken Robinson at TED Feb 10

He talks about starting anew and challenging the existing understanding and prevailing understanding about education and although this isn't comfortable, that we should disenthrall ourselves.

"The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall…

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Added by andy mellor on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Invitación a mi Blog

Dear friends I invite you to visite my blog



Educacion 2.0



primero que quiero compartir es un pequeño… Continue

Added by Gilberto Ruz Nava on May 24, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Let Go and Let Learn | eLearning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 18, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Integration of Technology in the Classroom | e-Learning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 11, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Higher Education and educational policies are under scrutiny ...

I am writing a conference paper and would like to harvest the collective mind of the social web for some constructive comments - this is just a small portion of one page. Don´t want to exceed the 10000 word policy :)



Higher Education and educational policies are under scrutiny as we move forward into the 21st century. The traditional higher educational system, with it universities as the hub of knowledge, is under revision, less from the universities them self’s but more from a… Continue

Added by Gudmundur Bogason on May 9, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Forcing a Flower to Bloom

Data.


Now there's a loaded word in education. What is data? Well, I think data is a tool (one of many) that can be used to assess where a student is in relation to his/her academic growth. It can be read well and tell a lot about a student, but it can also be misinterpreted. Data often gives educators and administrators a good place to start in assessing what a child needs.


But it can't end there (in my opinion). Isn't teacher…
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Added by Irene Farmer on May 5, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

eLearningToday.TV | Building a PLN as an Educator


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Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 5, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

Trying a new approach to presentations

This will be a rather short post...



I have decided to get away from the traditional Power Point presentation that I have been inflicting on my students in Chemistry 1. I am going to give a visual approach a try through an application called mind42. Here's my first published mind map. I want to actually use this resource to assist my students in making connections between concepts as well as to turn their informal study into an active learning… Continue

Added by Nathan Crawford on May 4, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Why Everyone In Education Needs a PLN

When I explain the concept behind the Professional Networked Learning Collaborative one of the biggest misconceptions I have to overcome is educators’ understanding of how a network is different than just searching the Internet. Some educators ask,…

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Added by Rob Jacobs on May 4, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The Semantic Web - Web 3.0

Here is a companion slideshow to the recent video I uploaded about the Semantic Web.



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Added by Jeffrey Thomas on May 3, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Ingredients for Educators on Closing the Opportunity Gap | #Edchat Recap

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Last week's afternoon #edchat discussion was about the opportunity gap. We tackled the ultimate question: How do we ensure those without privilege have equal access to quality education and opportunity? As a Teach… Continue

Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

An invitation to my Educator's PLN colleagues to also join me in the Higher Education Teaching and Learning group on LinkedIn

A couple months ago Patrick Blessinger created this new group. The mission is to create a global community of educators (administrators/managers, faculty/researchers, students/learners) who have an interest/expertise in the art/science of higher education teaching and learning. Members represent most countries, disciplines, functions, and levels to create a global perspective on teaching and learning, i.e., the multifaceted teaching-learning process that…

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Added by Terry Eberhart on May 1, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Teach Kids not Subjects

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 30, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments

imovie...do you movie????

This week through my technology class we worked on making movies with web-based programs and the movie programs with Windows and Macs. I made my first movie using a Mac...it was an experience.



First of all I am a PC User...always have been...therefore I have only recently grown more accustomed to Macs (not sure if I will ever reach the fully accustomed area). After reading the directions and watching a demo...how hard could it be?? Well truthfully, it is not that difficult if you know… Continue

Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 29, 2010 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

What is my Masters in Education Worth?

Well, being a member of NEA, I of course get countless e-mails about news going on in the education world in America. This morning one article in particular caught my eye, "SC creating Adjunct teaching certification." I read the short summary and decided to browse through the article.



In general, the state of SC State Board of Education has approved a new adjunct teaching certificate that would allow anyone to work as part-time teachers until completely certified. This certificate… Continue

Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 29, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Now tell me students don't care...

As I have been pushing through these last couple week of my semester here at UT I have had assignment on top of assignment for my education classes due. Of course, the stress of classes combined with all the little stresses of life through these last weeks leads one to sometimes question what am I doing all this work for?? Will it really make a difference, or am I just cranking out one assignment after another just to mark that off on my planner? After reading this article about happenings in… Continue

Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 29, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Forgetting my own words...

I have an issue regarding my sources - since I am doing my PhD I have a desktop full of papers and documents, videos and slide-shows and audio lectures to name a few. In the "old" days one used a file system on paper cards with names of references. Now i have a big-old folder on my desktop called references and in it over a 100 folders with different names on them - see I now where the references are, it is finding the relevant one when I need them.



When I find a reference (any media… Continue

Added by Gudmundur Bogason on April 28, 2010 at 3:39am — No Comments

Art Contest for Students with Special Needs THIS WEEK

MangoMon is celebrating the launch of their newly redesigned website with an art contest! If you know students who love to draw, this is the contest for them! Expressing ideas through art is a great way to enhance creativity. That's why we want to see how creative your students can be! Submit any artwork from your students for a chance for them to win some great prizes.



The contest is free to…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 26, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

5 Tools for Developing your PLN

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Added by Damianne President on April 26, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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