July 2010 Blog Posts (55)

Collecting studies focused on the impact of Education Technologies

Gathering empirical evidence supporting the positive results that education technologies can help to deliver.

I’ve decided to try putting together an online collection of reports and studies that examine the use of education and instructional technologies, and how effectively they have been used to improve learning outcomes. I’ve had this thought from time to time, and last week I came across a couple articles that reminded me of the idea, and I’m ready to get…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Summer and Math

Happy summer everyone! Public schools are out and the summer has really kicked in. Some of you may be on vacation, and some may be involved with summer camps and summer schools. It never hurts to combine fun and relaxation with creative and productive learning. If you can find just 10 minutes a day for your kids to do some math, it would help them remember the things they have learned, and would make the next school year easier. Also, if your kids are a bit behind on any math…

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Added by GoldStudent on July 19, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

The role of L1 in L2 setting

Hello,:)

This is Gul Destici from Izmir-Turkey. I have been teaching English to teenagers from all levels of proficiency in my country.After 16 years of experience, believe I still need to learn many things relating to the field we are working in, .I would like to start by opening a discussion on the following subject=

What do you think the role of L1 in teaching a second/foreign language should be?

Added by Gul Destici on July 17, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Future of Teaching is Learning



I really enjoyed Charles Leadbeater's - "We-Think" (see the cool video clip of its premise HERE). He really hit the nail on the head when it came to how the world was changing due to communicative technologies, Web 2.0 and the rise of the "amateur" and mass participation in innovation/ideas.



Today, watched for… Continue

Added by ddeubel on July 15, 2010 at 11:56pm — No Comments

NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools from ePals

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, eSchoolNews

In what could be a huge sign of change in how students learn, New York City Public Schools has begun implementation of communication and collaboration software from ePals and Microsoft—education technology tools that not only will connect students to other classrooms across the world but also will connect teachers to parents, regardless of the language they…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on July 15, 2010 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Guided Reading Procedure for Improving Unaided Recall & Self-Directed Comprehension

I'd like us to say more about robust teaching/learning with the implicit question always being: how might this proven entity be done better with IT? See other examples of robust prescriptive teaching methods at:



























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Added by Anthony Manzo on July 15, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Flat Classroom(tm) Project News

NEWS Update

Vicki and Julie were very busy at…

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Added by Kimberly Caise on July 14, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

dataMetrics Partners With ETS!

dataMetrics Software is pleased to announce that we…

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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 14, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Teach Kids to Be not to Do | e-Learning Today TV

Click here to view the show notes.

Added by Amanda Kenuam on July 14, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

New tool for planning

I am currently preparing a new module for a course. I have previously used spreadsheets and word processors. This year I have come across CompendiumLD and I am finding it is useful in organising ideas and supporting files. If you like working with maps rather than paragraphs then try it out. http://compendiumld.open.ac.uk/ It has some useful templates for providing a bit of structure to the planning process. It allows files from other programs,… Continue

Added by Chris Kirkland on July 13, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Crowdsourcing Education Reform via #edchat

Note: This post was originally posted on Edutopia-Igniting Innovation in Education through Collaboration



#edchat's "small sparks"



Keith Sawyer, author of the book…

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Added by Rob Jacobs on July 13, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Top US Universities - Undoubtedly the 1st Option of Students in India

Top US Universities - Undoubtedly the 1st option of students in India whether at graduate level or at an undergraduate level. At a graduate level when it comes to choosing for a MBA college/Business schools, top USA universities such as Standford, MIT are among the most preferred ones. Havard business school has been the most sought after by the mba aspirants.



Those planning to go for masters or Phd prefer… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on July 13, 2010 at 1:12am — No Comments

Can I Learn Spanish Online For Free?

This week I’m checking out online applications that can help me learn introductory Spanish for free.

Being able to learn a language online is a nice example of the many types of solutions that today’s education technology makes possible.

I want to start learning Spanish so I can help my sons use it more at home – they both take Spanish in school, and would benefit from the practice. My goal this week is to search out…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Integrating Technology and Pedagogy in the Classroom

Among the many challenges that teachers encounters in working with TPACK, is the integration of technology and pedagogy. This component of TPACK appears to be difficult to identify when assessing a teachers' integration of technology, content and pedagogy. In a recent investigation of TPACK competencies among pre-service teachers in Tanzania, it was found that, majority of them could integrate pedagogy and content (ask students to make groups and discuss a given concept of a content),… Continue

Added by Ayoub Kafyulilo on July 12, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Technology and Teaching Languages

My thoughts on how technology is part of the curriculum for language teachers. You might also like my ebook of top sites for language teaching



Here is a presentation in brief - focusing on how technology relates to curriculum. Some tips, some thoughts .......…





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Added by ddeubel on July 11, 2010 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

The Cloud: Shifting Education

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Added by Derrick Waddell on July 11, 2010 at 6:22pm — No Comments

This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.



The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are… Continue

Added by Steve Hargadon on July 10, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Bias Against Texas Private Schools Continues

According to the National Center for Education Statistics 25% of all schools, nationwide, are private, serving 11% of all students. In recent public statements, Texas public educators show their dismissive, if not outright contempt for private schooling. So entrenched is this attitude that most in the Texas public school establishment don't realize the glaring bias.



The latest case in point was in the El Paso area, where seventeen Canutillo High School seniors who failed the…

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Added by Bob Bryant on July 10, 2010 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Too hot to go out? Online ideas to keep bored kids (and teachers) busy over the summer…

Don't let your summer waste away, make a difference, make a change, or at least make it fun!


It's summer break and it's scorching outside. There are some days where you would rather just stay in and avoid the heat. Instead of wasting your day trying to find something to watch on TV, why not make this the summer different? WFP has a few ideas to while away those moments online. Instead of aimlessly surfing the net, why not try…
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Added by Graham Bell on July 8, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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