Lessons using iPads – ICT with Miss C
Slide2Learn presenter Laura Chaffey’s webpage includes lesson plans and student work samples organised by App and KLA & Topic, and download links for her presentations.
Clayton Cameron: A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats | Talk Video | TED.com
Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
Games in Education – Game Creation Tools
What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | MindShift
At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings.
Case in point: Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. When librarian Joan Ackroyd arrived there four years ago, she found an environment very different from the “engaging, creative, fun” elementary and middle school libraries to which she was accustomed. “Its library was none of those things,” she recalls. “It was a traditional, quiet research space.”
Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. “People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.”
Instantly Remove Image Backgrounds Online – Clipping Magic
Why students must learn computational thinking, and possibly, how to teach it | Quantum Progress
26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom
The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else.
While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The “environmentally-friendly” part, for example, is wildly subjective: the costs of manufacturing–and eventually recycling and disposing of–tablets versus the loss of “renewable” trees and the subsequent waste that is environmentally-friendly.
The same with being organized. When files are easy to find and save, that leaves more to sort, organize, and curate. And so on. So becoming a “paperless classroom” isn’t the utopia that’d make the decision to go fully digital such a no-brainer.
But what a paperless classroom represents is important. Cloud-based collaboration. Mobile access. Simple sharing. Quick searching. Curriculum tagging. In short, the potential for agility, responsiveness, and personalization in teaching and learning. No, it’s not that simple. Nothing is. Assessment form, bandwidth, COPPA concerns and more muddy the waters.
But if you’re looking for tools to give it a go, the following 26 ipad apps for a paperless classroom can help.
Why You Should Be Tagging Your Curriculum
You probably should be tagging your curriculum.
It’s 2014. It’s time.
Tagging is is the labeling of content based on any chosen criteria. When I write a blog post for TeachThought, I “tag” it to make it searchable, so that it is more likely to show up when you search for it.
The Digital Researcher —
The Digital Researcher is a resource for writers and researchers who want to make the most of the tools now available.
Mastering Zotero: a user guide for the Zotero reference manager
“Mastering Zotero will be a comprehensive user guide for the Zotero reference manager. Writing has just started, and entries on many topics still need to be written. Entries that are already in a usable state are listed below.”
Browser Wars: Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Opera, The Definitive Benchmark
The war between web browsers has become more diverse as Internet Explorer, the former giant of the space, has given up ground. That space has been filled by Chrome, Firefox and Opera, a trio of free competitors known across the globe.
You really only need one browser, though, and once you choose you’re likely to feel locked in as you accumulate plugins and bookmarks. We’ve taken a close look at each browser to see which comes out on top for a variety of benchmarks.
What is digital curation? | Digital Curation Centre
Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle.
The active management of research data reduces threats to their long-term research value and mitigates the risk of digital obsolescence. Meanwhile, curated data in trusted digital repositories may be shared among the wider UK research community.
As well as reducing duplication of effort in research data creation, curation enhances the long-term value of existing data by making it available for further high quality research.
– See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation/what-digital-curation#sthash.2duW5Wmu.dpuf
Google for Education
Google teacher academy information
iPad Art Room
‘iPad Art Room’ is a key initiative in the creation of a new learning environment for diverse students in Visual Arts. It’s all about mixing the paint with pixels, and the traditional with technology, to enhance engagement and maximize learning outcomes through art-making.
Cherbourg Mojo Out Loud – YouTube
The Cherbourg MoJo project was a 10 week mobile journalism training program at Nurunderi (Cherbourg) Campus of Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (SQIT) organised and funded by TAFE Qld English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS). The projec…
The Photojojo Store ❤ the Most Awesome Photo Gifts and Gear for Photographers
Make It Your Own – Slide2Learn 2014 — Learning in Hand
Beacons for Education — JNXYZ Education
THIS SITE FOCUSES ON HOW IBEACON BLUETOOTH LOCATERS MAY SUPPORT EDUCATION. ALSO CALLED BEACONS OR MOTES, THESE TRANSMITTERS ALLOW SMART DEVICES TO INTERACT WITH LOCAL, PHYSICAL LOCATIONS TO INSPIRE NEW MODES OF LEARNING. WHILE THEY ARE FAST APPEARING IN SHOPS, STADIUMS & MUSEUMS, THEIR POTENTIAL FOR SCHOOLS, TRAINING & UNIVERSITIES IS AN UNTAPPED FRONTIER.
“To be released in 2014 this new publication will focus on the link between technology and education by investigating how the connected society is transforming learning. The rapid spread of digital platforms, increasing connectivity, the potential for massive online collaboration and “networked intelligence” are not only opening new doors to lifelong learning but breaking down generational, geographic and disciplinary boundaries.”
Graham Brown-Martin @grahambm
How I Organize Evernote: A Peek Inside My Personal System | Michael Hyatt
A different take on the use of notebooks, stacks and tags in Evernote.
Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age