Exploring current uses of Virtual World tools in educational applications.
Over the next few weeks I want to catch up with what’s been going on in the fascinating world of “virtual world” tools (like Second Life) and how these tools are being used in educational applications.
Second Life remains the “gold standard” in Virtual World applications, but there are… Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on June 8, 2009 at 6:30am —
SISIFO is an Educational Sciences Journal of the Educational Sciences R&D Unit of the University of Lisbon.
We invite you to read this very interesting journal which give us some insights of the research done on the field of education in Portugal. It is online available from here: http://uidce.fpce.ul.pt
The last issue is about Teacher…Continue
This recent publication is about the use digital portfolio for education goals. It is one of the last activities of an european Comenius/Socrates project concerned with the utilisation of digital portfolios as a strategy of professional development of teachers: DIGIFOLIO - Electronic Portfolio as a strategy towards Professional Development of Teachers. The… Continue
Making good eLearning courses is a developing art. As a trainer, your goal is to make the training memorable. As you design the course, you must design not only the "what" (or content), but also the "how" (the delivery mechanisms). Integrating funny quiz (like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") into…
This meme is circulating around the edublogosphere and I thought it was very motivating. I first heard about it on Twitter, and then again from LoonyHiker at Successful Teaching and Clif Mims at ClifNotes. I wasn't tagged -- but they say anyone can participate! I invite all my readers to do so. (Are there any readers? LOL)
Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular… Continue
I just returned from a reunion of the original founding members of the Sonoma Charter School in Sonoma California of which I am proud to say, I am one of. The Sonoma Charter School was the 9th charter to be granted in California where there are now over 1100 Charter schools. This was a grass roots organization started by a handful of concerned parents more than 16 years ago. In those early charter days, we battled the district, the state and the California Teachers Association for the right to… Continue
A little over a month ago I started to use Twitter. I kept hearing Ellen DeGeneres talking about it - so I thought I would try it out. Being a "Facebooker" I didn't quite understand how Twitter worked. I certainly never thought I would like it better than FB - but boy was I wrong!
Since my tweeting has begun, I have started following teachers and teacher educators that have enlightened me as to how I can use technologies that I've used as a grad student (webinars, distance learning,… Continue
I grab YouTube clips that effectively communicate multi-step tasks to moderate to severely involved students on the Spectrum. I find that using sequential clips engages students quickly, more effectively and for longer periods of time.
I would like to collaborate with people who think this could prove valuable and would like to explore the potential.
Use Video Tab. Search: "Hygiene", "Oral Hygiene" and "Use a Tissue"
For the past 2 years, I have used the computer to successfully engage nearly 200 language-impaired students on the Spectrum in activities that promote metacognition, language and communication. I believe the computer is an under-utilized tool that can be of immediate benefit to any classroom without regard to academic, social, intellectual or communication skills.
For additional background information, please check out Pivotal Response Therapy and the Koegel Autism Center… Continue
This is a FREE program, it can be used to learn how to read, write, and speak languages as well as communicate with others and NOT know their language.
My goals are to help people meet others worldwide, and remove some of the language barriers that have been in place, in the past.
Hopefully, both teachers and students will make attempts to make friends in far away places, learn about cultures and share their experiences, maybe even try to learn new languages, at their own… Continue
FunnelBrain will host DemiDec’s 2009–2010 Decathlon flashcards online, giving over 10,000 DemiDec subscribers the opportunity to join the growing FunnelBrain student community and to benefit from FunnelBrain’s learning management application, the FUNNEL.
To read more about this exciting partnership, please check out the press release on the… Continue
Added by Joe on June 5, 2009 at 12:13pm —
Bryant & Stratton College announced today that Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life, will speak at its graduation, the live Second Life college graduation to be held June 10, 2009. Mr. Rosedale has agreed to speak at this historic event to the approximately 40 graduates from the 150 year old institution’s online degree program as they receive their hard earned diplomas in their avatar form on the college’s virtual campus… Continue
Added by Erik on June 4, 2009 at 10:30am —