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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
ELI Discovery Tool: Collaborative Learning Workshop Guide | EDUCAUSE
Although there is much variation on the definition of collaborative learning, it typically refers to a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together. Put differently, collaborative learning refers to methodologies and environments in which learners engage in a common task where each individual depends on and is accountable to each other to varying degrees (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_learning). Thus, collaborative learning is commonly illustrated when groups of students work together to search for understanding, meaning, or solutions or to create an artifact or product of their learning. Further, collaborative learning redefines the traditional student-teacher relationship in the classroom and can include collaborative writing, group projects, joint problem solving, debates, study teams, and other activities.
This should be useful for digital storytelling
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a video certainly adds a good few more on top of that. One area in which video is invaluable is the “how-to” instructional that takes a diagram, recipe, or list of steps and brings the topic to life.
A bad how-to isn’t worth the pixels it’s rendered with, so we quizzed Tom Laidlaw, CEO of VideoJug.com — a site dedicated to how-to videos that stocks over 125,000 of them. He shared some dos and don’ts for the format.
Whether you’re a small business owner and want to demo a product, an artisan wanting to show off your skills, or even a consumer with a passion for sharing knowledge, before you pick up the camcorder, have a read of our top tips below
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Ways to Use VoiceThread in Education
100 Ways to Use VoiceThread in EDU is the title of a collaborative effort to gather educators' ideas for using VoiceThread in the classroom. Watch, read, and listen below
Easy Google Apps Management with Gpanion | Web.AppStorm
We all love Google and the dozens of great services & apps it offers. The problem is there are dozens of them and we tend to use a quiet a few as time passes on. The drop down under the more option is ever changing and often won’t list the apps we use on a daily basis.
Today we will take a quick look at Gpanion, which helps tie up loose ends when it comes to accessing Google’s apps and services.
Steve Wheeler tackles these tough issues.
The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers? What is Creative Commons and how does it work? What is open scholarship and what does it have to offer me? Will the 'giants' in the publishing world take notice of the Open Educational Resource movement? How did Web 2.0 come about? How do movements for change emerge and gain impetus? Does change come best from a top-down or a bottom-up approach? And where can we find the useful open