My name is Chris Lawrence, the Senior Manager of Digital Learning at the New York Hall of Science. We are collecting front end data on two new projects that involve distance learning and educational software.
Here is one directed at middle and high school teachers:
This post will be used in a graduate level class I am teaching focused on 21st century learning tools. If interested, please use the comment feature below this post to answer the following knowing that what you write may be used in this class. Thanks in advance to all contributors
* As a teacher, what is your actual experience in the area of Professional Development?
* What is your ideal? What do you seek from Professional Development?
* How can/might Web 2.0 tools assist…
I think about the many times I attended professional development or training sessions as a teacher and how often much of it was done at the beginning of the year, during semester transitions or during staff development days throughout the year. Much like this image ironically titled "Creative Strategies for Professional Development," it was a lot of sit… Continue
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This course investigates visual literacy's impact on the learning process when integrating digital media with educational curriculum. Includes pedagogical considerations for using multimedia to stimulate… Continue
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VisuWords is a free online graphical dictionary that is an excellent resource for language development and language support. You can type any word into the searchbox or click on Random to view random words defined. The site then searches for related words and then produces a user-friendly diagram. Each node in the diagram is clickable to view a definition of that word or double click on the node to expand the search for that particular term. In the example… Continue
I recently did a screencast on using two different tools to gather data from teachers and see it in interesting ways. In the screencast I demo the use of Google's survey in their online spreadsheet, and analysis of the results in InspireData software.
How can web 2.0 tools be used in education? Join free online professional development courses and find out how you can integrate web 2.0 into your classes. Live online presentations will be scheduled and added to Exploring New Domains. The sessions will focus on how web 2.0 tools can be used for instruction and learning.
So, this past week I was involved in a committee meeting. This committee's job is to create faculty development opportunities at the small liberal arts college where I teach. We are in the process now of planning next August's "welcome back" faculty-development day. Ordinarily we bring in an outside speaker who dedicates at least half a day to a workshop on a relevant topic. So, the question came up, "What should the topic be next August?" After listening to a couple of tired ideas, I asked my… Continue