A very interesting article from The Chronicle.
Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.
P.S. Practice your steps and handstands!
KnowledgeWorks published a new report Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.
Microsoft offers open source software (free) for academics! Please follow this link to see what will be useful for your research and projects. Make sure to share with your students!
It will be great if we use more technology in teaching! More videos, instant feedback from faculty, progress tracking, etc. More here.
We might need to do a survey with NU students and check their perceptions. But enhancing teaching with technology seems to be a general trend that might improve learning.
In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you can find suggestions for using resources ( 7 categories: communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios) and links to video tutorials.
There were three trends identified and I am very happy that 2 of them are the ones we have started working on: (1) Learning will be much improved and (2) Campuses and classrooms will be much nicer. Let’s see what happens in 20125!
How do we evaluate effectiveness of ed technologies? Many approaches, no single answer. App creators claim their invention is revolutionary (of course!). This post attempts to provide an overview of some options to give an idea to parents, educators, and all users in general.
I use edublogs.org for my blog. There are many other platforms you might want to explore. This FT4T post offers a convenient comparative table. Happy blogging!
Great ideas in this post! We all want interactivity, easy collaboration, communication, and seamless connection to multiple devices in the classroom. Have a great semester!
Great initiative from FT4T! “In the playlist you will find videos about tools for flipping your classroom, videos on managing workflow, social media tips, search strategies, and media production. The playlist also contains videos about tools like Remind, Duolingo, ClassDojo, Classtools, and many other popular web services for teachers and students.” Access the list here.