Time Slider →
Today we will talk about a similar tool known as Sync.in which offers real time text collaboration with plenty of features. There is no signup required to use this tool. Just hit the “Create a new public note” button on the home page and you could get started. A unique URL is generated for the document that could be shared via email or IM in order to start the document collaboration process.
Remix Culture, Remix Writing →
Working Examples →
community-based social media and knowledge sharing website focused around ideas and the sharing of examples from design research with an initial emphasis on the process of designing digital media and learning experiences.
Remix Learning →
App Inventor →
Digital Is - NWP →
MIt Media Lab →
Mozilla Popcorn →
Digital Youth Newtwork →
Imagining Possibilities in Edtech: Formative... →
The Art of Fostering Student Writing in the...
guiseppegetto: (many thanks to Jessica Rivait for collaborating on this presentation) Like Bill Hart-Davidson et al, I am interested in ‘evidence-based’ learning, or the fostering of learning through tracking student writing as it evolves and intervening in that process in key places. This is one of the major opportunities of digital writing: it makes student writing visible in new ways and to...
Technology Integration Tutorials for Educators:... →
technologyintegrationtutorials: Here we have a pretty decent sized list of websites that are useful in almost all classroom regardless of content area. Some (I will admit) may be more geared toward secondary or elementary, but read through the list and be sure to bookmark things you like! Classroom Management Edmodo -…
The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of... →
preston home: Handbook on Information Technologies... →
prestonhomev: Handbook on Information Technologies for Education and Training (International Handbooks on Information Systems) This handbook enables readers to gain a deep understanding of past, current, and forthcoming research and applications in the field of educational technology. Readers develop an…
21st Century Skills are so last century! →
“The new mantra, the next big thing, among educators who need a serious sounding phrase to rattle around in reports is ‘21st Century Skills’. I hear it often, almost always in some overlong, text-heavy, Powerpoint presentation at an educational conference, where collaboration, creativity and communication skills are in short supply.”
Gove proposes 'wiki curriculum' →
Education secretary, inspired by book on military, calls for collaborative approach to developing new curriculum
Four Reason your brain loves to learn online →
“Are we offloading our brains onto the web? Are programs better than teachers at knowing what we know? Do virtual badges motivate more than grades? What is it about cartoon foxes that helps us learn to code? As you can read in our piece “How the Internet Revolutionized Education”, we’ve been tracking on-line education closely for some time now– talking to experts and keeping tabs on...
Digital Learning Addresses Challenges in K-12 Ed.... →
“Technology can help address these gaps and challenges, the report says, through real-time data and assessment feedback, a variety of online and digital content, and increased communication with teachers, parents, and students, teachers.”
10 Free Tools to Support Faculty Research →
gjmueller: Web 2.0 Tool/Link Functionality BibMe · Create fast and easy bibliographies bubbl.us · Brainstorming made simple· Visual data· Flow charts CiteULike · Easily store references you find online· Discover new articles and resources· Automated article recommendations· Share references with your peers· Find out who’s reading what you’re reading· Store and search your PDFs Confolio ·...
Start a Student-Generated Knowledge Bank →
“Here’s how this will work. After any lesson, have students submit something that they learned on the Google form that you create. That data will be dumped into the Google spreadsheet. You can make that spreadsheet a public document that anyone can see or you can limit access to specific people. For this lesson, I have it set as a public document, and I post the link for students...
Microsoft Working On Social Network For Students →
Microsoft is testing a targeted social network called So.cl (pronounced “social”) on three college campuses. So.cl is currently only available to students interested in social media at the University of Washington, Syracuse University, and New York University. The network is built off of Bing’s API and, as described by Microsoft, works as “a research experiment for...
NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress: What... →
The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law failed badly in terms of its own goals, leading to a decade of educational stagnation, according to FairTest’s report marking NCLB’s tenth anniversary. Among the report’s major findings: NCLB failed to significantly increase average academic performance or to significantly narrow achievement gaps, as measured by the NAEP. U.S. students made...
5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 |... →
“MIT’s plans to offer certification (“for a modest fee”) for open courseware — was the year’s final shot across the bow of higher education. Beware, it seemed to indicate: things are changing. No doubt, 2011 was a year of shrinking government funding for education, rising student debt, rising unemployment among college grads (gasp! people questioned the...
7 key questions to ask about ed technology, online... →
from the Washington Post “…questions designed to help any parent or student sort out the competing interests that currently drive technology into our schools — or keep technology out of some other schools”
How Tech Changed Education in 2011
coursekit: Mashable ran a great list covering the biggest technological innovations that happened to education this year. “These days, higher education is a dynamic and increasingly digital environment,” they explained - and they even mentioned us in their coverage of new tools for early adopter instructors! Read the whole list here.
Why Innovation Can't Fix America's Classrooms -... →
I just watching “Waiting for Superman” last night and this article highlights the exact problems that the Documentary highlighted: “All this leads to poor student achievement, which leads to even shriller attacks on the profession and more calls for stricter accountability — and that makes it even less likely that our best and brightest will become teachers. And that...
Diana Rhoten Introduces DML2012 Digital Media & Learning Conference I’m thinking of attending the conference. I really like what Diana Rhoten is talking about: taking a step back.
Should Computer Science Be Required in K-12? →
In my opinion: Yes! http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/12/should-computer-science-be-required-in-k-12/ “But teaching computer science isn’t simply about learning to program. It’s about computational thinking, logic, reasoning, and problem solving too. These skills are imperative to what K-12 students should be learning.” So you might ask, Why isn’t it part of the curriculum...
How Do We Train Teachers in Formative Assessment? →
“Formative assessment is probably better described as a cycle of instruction, immediate data-gathering to collect feedback that helps the teacher readjust instruction, and the sharing of that feedback so students themselves are engaged in the learning process.” “I think we spend too much time having teachers implement programs, and not enough time studying practices, about...
Webdoc is a tool for arranging web content in shareable, embedable collages. While communicating on the web, says Webdoc co-founder Vincent Borel, you can either share short status updates with friends or launch a full-fledged blog. But there’s really no place in between for sharing multiple pieces of content spontaneously. Webdoc aims to provide one by letting users easily create and share...
Top Tools 2011 →
Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011. This, the 5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools, was finalised on 13 November 2011. This year’s list was compiled from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and workplace learning
Caution: Correlation vs. Cause & Effect
I just read the following article (or Blog post?) called “Study: Students with smartphones study more often” http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/study-students-with-smartphones-study-more-often/ I find it less than amusing that people misuse research and data so often AND that there are instances of this happening within social media (i.e. Blog posts), and daily in the the media (TV,...
Why aren't we smarter already? Evolutionary limits... →
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111207133053.htm#.TuJb94Vdl7I.tumblr ” That suggests there is some kind of upper limit to how much people can or should pay attention.” “It may seem like a good thing to have a better memory, but people with excessively vivid memories have a difficult life.” Smarter? Why would you want the human race to be smarter?...
Choose Your Own Adventure Video (CYOA)
Instead of Hypertext it’s HyperVideo! I LOVE this idea. http://youtu.be/9kWBGUbDFYs Here’s a like to “How to make an interactive lesson using YouTube” http://www.knewton.com/blog/edtech/education-edtech/2010/12/15/how-to-make-an-interactive-lesson-using-youtube/ …and a blog about how a 9th grade History teacher used it in his clasroom: ...
HULK’s Thoughts on E-learning →
http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2011/12/hulk%E2%80%99s-thoughts-on-e-learning/ This is an off-the-wall transcription of a discussion that Adam Renfo claims he had in his social-media war room (what is that?) about e-learning with the Incredible Hulk. “IT FIT TODAY LEARNER. KID WANT IMMERSION WITH RICH TEXT, MULTI MEDIA, INTERACTIVE CONTENT. KID NOT WANT TO POWER DOWN WHEN GET TO...
Multimedia as Composition: Research, Writing, and... →
Interesting article by Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen… he successfully integrated multimedia composition into his college classes. http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/multimedia-composition “Multimedia, in the way I am using it here in the context of teaching, is therefore primarily a pedagogical strategy for both teachers and students.” “…what we study...
Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on New Media and... →
Video: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-henry-jenkins-media-video The USC media professor describes the role of digital media in cultural transformation. The 5 Characteristics of Participatory Learning (CPLs): http://playnml.wikispaces.com/PLAY!+Framework
How to mess-up your data collection
I’m in the middle of collecting some qualitative data on this project I’m doing with the Scholar on-line writing environment. For the first time, I’m going to use screen recording and internally video capture exactly what the students are doing on their laptops and also capture sound at the same time (to hear what they say or talk about while composing). As a researcher, I...
Lessons from a Public School Turnaround →
“Once the eighth lowest-performing middle school in the state, Cochrane Collegiate reversed course and is swiftly raising student achievement by investing in research-based teaching strategies, enhancing teacher excellence, and fostering strong relationships.” http://www.edutopia.org/stw-school-turnaround-overview-video This video is insightful. Too often you see administration...
Scholar or the Assess-As-You-Go Writing Project
I went back home to Buffalo over Thanksgiving break, and was asked by a few people “So how are your classes going?” … To which I gave pause, thought about it, and then realized that they think that I am teaching at the University of Illinois. This just illustrates how hard it is to explain to people what I am actually doing here in Champaign-Urbana, IL. What is my position? What...
How To Create Your First iPhone Application →
This how-to guide is supposed to walk you through the steps to make your idea for an iPhone app a reality. This post presents various ideas, techniques, tips, and resources that may come in handy if you are planning on creating your first iPhone application.