Wired.com recently published a report that glorified the work of Sugata Mitra, a computer scientist who discovered a supposedly-powerful new way of learning. The article is worth reading, but here's the gist of his teaching method:
"He selected a small group of 10- to 14-year-olds and told them there was some interesting stuff on the computer, and might they take a look? Then he applied his new… Continue
Added by Joseph Waarvik on October 29, 2013 at 1:53pm —
fat and depressed, but Canadian researchers are hoping gamers will find an online puzzle challenge addictive enough to help them figure out the origins of
Video games might make some of us Continue
Added by KellyAnn Bonnell on December 7, 2010 at 12:41pm —
Very interesting post on mobile learning inclusive of mobile learning & development industry.
Added by Kristine on September 14, 2010 at 3:18am —
So, I am still working on my Master's degree, but seriously focusing on how technology is changing our classrooms. Currently I am working on a paper about the effect that the inclusion of Web 2.0 technology has or is having on the traditional learning environment. I don't seem to be able to find any research articles about it, and I implore all of you to help search some out. If you have any links to articles where research has been done on this situation, either qualitative or quantatative… Continue
Added by Zac Hansel on May 25, 2010 at 3:12pm —
by Alix E. Peshette
Reposted from the Impetuous Geek Continue
Say YouTube to most educators and IT folks and they will probably wince. Many school distrists block YouTube or only let teachers acess the site. However, amid the offensive flotsam and…
Added by Alix E. Peshette on February 17, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Currently, I am conducting a study that examines teachers' use of Web 2.0 tools in education, assesses their awareness and perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning, and investigates their interests and willingness of adopting Web 2.0 tools to support and supplement classroom instruction. Please help complete the following online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes. Your answers to the survey will remain confidential. No personal… Continue
Added by Steve Yuen on February 3, 2010 at 10:29am —
I will be presenting a workshop on Favorite Web 2.0 Tool for the classroom. If you had to choose your favorite Web 2,0 site to use in the classroom, what would it be? It could be for both students and/or educator (K-12).. I appreciate your assistance.
Added by K. L. Evans on January 16, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Jane Hart (Center for Learning and Performance Technologies) put together a very useful chart comparing the three different ways to build a social learning environment. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 8, 2010 at 10:45am —
Considering the growing role social media technology is playing in K-12 education, I found Ravit Lichtenberg’s blog 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010 to be insightful. Most edtechies realize that 2009 was a pivotal year for social media technology and see its expanded use by everyday educators as a transformative development in K-12 education. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 4, 2010 at 10:49pm —
A difficult challenge facing educators today is how to effectively utilize technology to improve student achievement. Although the interactive, user-centered, and social-oriented structure of Web 2.0 technology presents wonderful opportunities to improve the way educators teach and students learn, many teachers feel mired in technology overload. Presented with hundreds of different technologies and thousands of approaches to teaching and learning with technology, educators are wondering how… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on December 28, 2009 at 12:32pm —
A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”
The report examined the comparative research on online versus traditional classroom teaching from 1996 to 2008. Some of it was in K-12 settings, but most of the comparative studies were done in… Continue
Added by Kevin Chilton on November 26, 2009 at 4:00am —
Meet us here on October 21, 2009, for the first Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day. This groundbreaking, live interactive web event brings together students and educators from across the country to solve your toughest assignments and explore the power of using Wolfram|Alpha for school, college, and beyond.
Learn more about our commitment to education »
Added by Kevin Chilton on October 20, 2009 at 7:27am —
I've been away a bit, laid low by a bad bad chest cold and back trouble, all at once, and I am immensely aware of my mortality. While I've been down, I've been delving into a really remarkable tome suggested to me by friend Cathy Walker of MUVErsLLC, Jump Point
by Tom Hayes. I refuse to review it before I have finished the whole thing, but wow, why on earth did that book not cause the kind of stir rukussed up by The World is Flat
, or Here Comes Everybody
Added by Scott Merrick on September 8, 2009 at 2:00pm —
The following commentary discusses my viewpoint on 21st Century Teaching and Learning, based on responses to a PLN survey conducted by Lucy Gray, Technology Integration Specialist at the University of Chicago, on August 8, 2009.
What is your personal definition of 21st century learning and/or teaching?
21st Century learning is the process whereby digital natives utilize the power of modern technology to learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Classrooms are no longer… Continue
Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
The concept of branding is an essential part of social media and web 2.0 literacy. The way in which an individual or business presents themselves online through a variety of online venues is absolutely essential to how viewers will perceive them. This can have either positive or negative consequences depending on how one's web 2.0 brand comes across. Case in point, in the latest issue of Government Technology an article entitled "The Trouble with Twitter and other social networks" depicts an… Continue
Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 9:00am —
With the emergence of social media technology
in the classroom, teachers are finding innovative ways to promote student learning. As educators become more sophisticated in terms of utilizing Internet and mobile-based technologies to share information, they are taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities to improve their teaching practice. One particular area of interest to me is the way in which this sort of… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who is currently using, or thinking about using cellphones as part of integrated classroom technology. Anyone?
Added by Gary Bates on June 16, 2009 at 11:55am —
To blog or not to blog? (With great apologies to William!)
Okay...waaay off base. I thought I had to create a blog at another site, so now I've got a blog here in Classroom 2.0 AND a blog at the following: www.anneashiker.blogspot.com
Share your outing adventures with me.
Added by Anne Bryan on June 10, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Added by Hans Feldmeier on May 23, 2009 at 1:15am —
Two students created a SlideRocket
Show about "Anniversary: 60 years Basic law of the Federal Republic of Germany" in Social Studies - it is in Geman language. Hopefully you enjoy it!
Added by Hans Feldmeier on May 23, 2009 at 1:11am —