Some Coursera courses will soon have free textbooks for the life of the course. A fantastic initiative.
See on www.universityworldnews.com
Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada and more take on big topics in the all-new TED Talks Education. Full feature presentation is here.
Am I the only one who thinks its a bit weird that PBS have aired TED talks on TV? Anyway at least they aren’t preaching to the converted!
See on edudemic.com
Online learning startup Coursera is partnering with several schools of education, as well as other institutions and museums, to bring professional development courses to K-12 teachers online.
Now we can choose from an array of professional development learning activities using sites like Coursera who offer MOOCs for teachers.
See on gigaom.com
Haiku Deck allows for the creation of beautiful slide shows. I have used it before and really liked it. This one is for VCE English Area of Study Two, Encountering Conflict.
Turns any flat surface into an Interactive Whiteboard Set up and start teaching in a few minutes The cost-effective solution for an interactive classroom Control your computer from the front of the room—easily toggle between virtual whiteboard, web…
This looks like a cheap option for interactive whiteboards.
See on www.learningresources.com
This guide is organized into six sections:
Why Integrate Tech?
What Is Tech Integration?
How to Integrate Tech Tools
Resources for Tech Integration
This is a comprehensive guide to integrating technology in the classroom in more meaningful and considered ways.
It is clearly organized and offers suggestions for sites ands tools based on the level of access readers have to technology.
Very informative, even for teachers already using technology.
See on www.edutopia.org
The challenge [for social networks] is to create something of permanent value for the community, to offer more than a temporary spotlight.gdecugis’s insight:Austin Powell comes back on PaidContent the recent announcement by Tumblr to shut down…
User generated content is increasingly becoming common. We all interact with information in different ways. What interests me most about this is the ways in which we learn the skills necessary to understand the information that we want to curate and generate. How do we teach things like relevance and authenticity? Do we simply take it for granted that we can get accurate information on topics of our choice or do we have to teach the skills to verify that information? The whole concept raises some important questions for educators.
See on blog.scoop.it
SMS Generator. Thanks to the wonderful Richard Byrne for mentioning this one.
This tool allows students to create text messages between fictional characters. A fantastic way of showing what they know about the characters.