Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.

Stewart-Marshall's insight:
It will be interesting to see just how much VR is incorporated into education.

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: ~Mia

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning


If you don't have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there's a good chance you're behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog

Use of social media in education have introduced new learning activities in classroom. Instagram can be a great tool in the classroom too! We suggest you 7 ways by which you can implement Instagram effectively in classroom.     Share…Read more ›

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Some Very Good iPad Apps Activities and Lesson Ideas to Use in Class with Your Students ~ EdTech & MLearning

it's not only about apps but what you can do with these apps in your classroom that matter more and this is where Apps in the Classroom series comes in handy. This is basically a collection of some interactive short guides available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Apps in The Classroom series is created by Apple to help teachers better integrate iPad in their classroom. The series feature a number of key educational iPad apps together with lesson ideas and activities on how to use each of the featured apps. We have put together this poster embedding some of the guides we have reviewed in previous posts. The guides will provide you with a variety of lesson ideas on the following apps: : Explain Everything, SketchBook Express, Skitch, Puppet Pals HD, Stop Motion Studio, Hopscotch, Aurasma, and Scoodle, and Art Authority.

Instructional Planning for Successful Teaching – Free Online Course | Best Online Courses

Education has goals, purposes and objectives. A vital task in teaching is to transform general goals and purposes into objectives for students. This ALISON free online course will help you to set goals and objectives for your class.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond's TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy

Friday, January 8, 2016

Educational Theories Explored - An index of the most influential theories informing Learning Design

Without a coherent and consistent theory to underpin learning, you risk each lesson or learning episode becoming a stand alone and random opportunity.

Our friends at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have referred us to the excellent work of Instructional Design who have published a list of fifty of the most influential educational theories which inform the design of learning.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Massive Price Reduction on Lots of Udemy Courses | Best Online Courses

Just for eleven days, there's a 2016 New Year special sale at Udemy – thousands of online courses in web development, professional development, programming, IT, etc at $10 each. The promotion ends at 11:59pm, PST, January 11th, 2016

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

6 Great Websites for Educators Using iPads in the Classroom - GAGGLE.NET

Despite news of Chromebooks surpassing iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools, iPads continue to play a very important role in K-12 education. It's increasingly become more common for students to come to school with their own iPads, while other schools are implementing successful 1:1 programs.

The goal of any device should be to fade into the background, allowing learning to always be in the forefront. Tailoring your curriculum to include devices such as iPads can have a positive impact on student engagement in the classroom and continued learning outside the classroom. When iPads are integrated effectively, the outcomes can be amazing. Bookmark these websites for some great tips.

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