Sunday, December 27, 2015

10 Trends to Personalized Learning in 2016

Check out the 10 Trends in 2016 about UDL, Personal Learner Profiles, Agency, Competency-based Education, Kids Hacking School, Blended Learning, Citizenship, and more...

How Metacognition Makes Students Better Learners

When students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning, they can participate in a dialogue with the teacher that allows them to work together to determine the actual level of mastery. No longer working in isolation, the teacher can now adequately discuss depth of learning, thereby helping students to communicate particular knowledge that is too often absent from their final products. After students provide the teacher with thorough information about their process, the teacher is in a better position to assess student learning.

Stewart-Marshall's insight:
Metacognition is essential in learning. Deep learning can only take place when students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Here Is An Excellent App for Taking Picture Notes ~ EdTech and MLearning

#hashpic is an excellent iPad app for taking picture notes. It's a powerful and reliable alternative for using your iPad's camera to snap pictures of things you want to remember. You no longer have to waste those precious moments scrolling through your camera roll to find pictures you have taken awhile ago. With #hashpic you can easily grab a photo and add hashtags to it so you can find it effortlessly. You can even import pictures you already have in your camera roll and hashpic them too.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Improve Your English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar | Best Online Courses

Increase your confidence when writing to help make yourself more employable!

English is the second most widely used language on the planet. This means that English skills are incredibly important to employers – in fact, the English skills of the workforce can have a direct impact on the growth of that business – so the better your skills, the more employable you are.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How to Record Simple Screencasts on iOS and Android

For those of us who want to record our gaming exploits, demo an app for the wider world to see, or email a tutorial to mom and dad through the wonder of video, it's fortunate that recording screencasts is no longer the exclusive preserve of devs and serious coders. Whatever platform your smartphone (or tablet) runs, you can record on-screen activity without too much trouble.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint

"there are many ways you can integrate PowerPoint into any elearning program. It can be a simple PDF that someone interacts with, or you could use a program like Articulate Presenter to transform that presentation into an interactive, online asset. But what if you just need something "in between"? You don't have the resources to invest in a program like Articulate, but you want more from your presentation than a rather static PDF.


Well, one possible option is to record yourself giving the presentation. Using a free tool like Screencast-o-Matic allows you to record your screen and then instantly save the video locally or upload to a platform like YouTube."

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education?

What happens when you gather 14 of the world's brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education? During last summer's Exponential Youth Camp  (XYC)... read more

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