There are more than a few problems that keep students from engaging in effective self directed online learning, and MentorMob, like Khan Academy and Edmodo, are working to leverage technology in order to disrupt education. MentorMob is a learning platform that allows anyone to build sequential "Learning Playlists" on topics that interest them. The community can then rate, comment on, and add to Playlists that have already ...more »
Encourage students to use web based products such as Glogster or Prezi for presentations such as book reports and research topics. Students are more motivated using web tools, it equalizes the access to materials (as opposed to tagboard and poster materials), and quite a bit of writing can be included, as well as sound and visuals. These can be worked on both from home and at school, as well as community centers or libraries ...more »
Creating games or simulations that help solidify abstract science concepts and allow for guided practice in processing skills. This can be an intervention as well for students with learning disabilities. Simulations can offer accurate visual representations of concepts while games are repeated practice in a scaffolded environment.
The New Learning Model:
"Instructor facilitated, truly personalized learning methodology, in a blended learning environment, supplemented by truly personalized learning technology".
Our company has a mobile learning product (the app is free) which enables students to download educational material to their devices while connected, which can later be accessed when offline. Students can even take quizzes, and play interactive learning exercises without being connected. Educators therefore don't have to worry about "dog ate my net connection" homework excuses, and parents don't pay anything additional ...more »
I am the founder of the website Technology Integration in Education with over 10000 members world wide. We exist on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Diigo and our own website @ http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com . The premise behind the website is to create a central location for all educators to quickly and easily find all education resources that help to best integrate technology into their teaching. The ...more »
The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access ...more »
We are presenting our 3D virtual environments to CAA2012 as a potential tool for recreating archaeological reconstructions. We have a 3D test environment running at present at http://wa692.avayalive.com When you click on this link you will be asked to download a plugin (agree to ActiveEx control) and you will appear in the environment as an avatar. This environment will allow for the simultaneous entry of 30 avatars. ...more »
Not all digital content is created equal. Engagement and motivation need to collide with standards, curriculum priorities, assessment, sound instruction and feedback.
The non-profit Khan Academy offers free world-class online learning for K-12 Common Core subjects. I ran across this outstanding technology web-based resource today while researching open courseware and was astounded at what is being offered free to anyone. It is so compelling I just needed to share this website with other educators and students who may not be aware of its potential for advancing global learning to anyone, ...more »
Right now there are lots of useful sites but little reliable guidance for educators and students regarding which are the best. We need a reliable, stable web presence that reviews and ranks online materials for learning.
Reading is essential, but should be adapted to modern supports and experiences the children are used to. I developped BookMovie for my daughters as part of text2tablet initiative.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbp5z_iyacI
We should adapt the reading experience to our time.