Monday, April 29, 2013

5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
I am actually working on an academic paper on Education 3.0 which I am intending to publish in one of the mobile tech journals. I will provide you with a synthesis of the main points I am covering but I can not republish it here in my blog though I have the full authorship rights because republishing a published paper is prohibited by most academic journal policies. However, one of the things that really drew my attention while working on this paper is how teachers can document students' learning in a world increasingly going mobile. Digging deeper into this topic, I decided to share this short guide with you to help you better understand and learn about the mobile tools to use to document your students learning while on the go.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Future of Wearable Technology | Off Book | PBS

What an interesting idea - this will be an evolutionary movement

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

The sharing and commenting features in Google Documents are fantastic for giving students feedback about their work. Likewise, those features are great for students to use for peer editing. But if you want to really add your voice to then you'll want to add the Voice Comments application from to your Google Drive account. Thanks to a Tweet from Alec Couros I learned about a Google Documents voice comment tutorial produced by Jennifer Roberts. Her video tutorial is embedded below.

Monday, April 22, 2013

What Do Kids Really Learn From Education Tech? - PracTutor Community

What Do Kids Really Learn From Education Tech? - PracTutor Community

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher | Edudemic

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher | Edudemic

The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher. Basically, we all seem to trying to find the best term for a teacher who uses technology to enhance learning. Since that is quickly becoming the vast majority of teachers in many countries, there almost seems to be no reason to have a different name for something like this. So I’ll just stick with ‘digital teacher’ and move on.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crafting Stories and Presentations

Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Good Books and Videos About Crafting Stories and Presentations

Last month's most popular post was 6 Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote. A lot of times when we think about putting together presentations we think about the slides first. But a good presentation starts with a good story and starts before we create our first slides. Over the years I've watched lots of videos and read even more articles about presentation and story design. Watch a Guy Kawasaki presentation if you want to see some of the best presentation methods in action, I'm partial to this one about his book Enchantment. Over the years three books have influenced much of what goes into my presentations, here they are in reverse chronological order.

Educational Web Tools

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools | Edudemic

Classrooms are fundamentally changing right now. You may not see it or even feel like it’s happening anytime soon. But the simple amount of web tools out there designed to genuinely improve education is astounding. With so many tools, it’s hard not to feel like technology is banging on education’s door louder and louder. In an effort to showcase some of the best web tools for teachers, many people put together lists, slideshows, and presentations detailing what they think are the most important or best

5 Disruptive Education Trends

5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Fixing how we teach our children is of paramount importance. What if the solution also started to fix America’s broader socioeconomic problems? New ways of thinking about edtech just might start that process.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Four settings every blogger should use

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Settings Every Blogger User Should Know

Blogger is a popular choice of blog platform for teachers because it is very easy to use. If you're using Blogger or thinking about using Blogger, here are four settings that you should know how to use.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

What is blended learning?

What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started | Edudemic
Blended learning is one of those buzz words in education and technology these days. It’s not bringing a blender to class and trying a ‘Will It Blend?’ type project. Sorry, had to include that joke. You’re better than that, though. So let’s get down to it. What is blended learning and what should you know about it? Whether you’re a teacher or student, these videos from Edudemic reader Frederic Skrzypek shed some light on the importance of blended learning.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

An interesting video from Scott McLeod: Education in a Digital World