Coursera, a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, recently announced free online courses for teachers. They include the following:
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In this video physics teacher/Glass Explorer Andrew Vanden Heuvel takes a classroom on a virtual field trip into the Large Hadron Collider. Learn more about Andrew's adventures teaching through Glass at his blog: http://agl-initiatives.org/teaching-with-glass/
Shades of things to come...
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I opened the email this morning from CEET NING with the subject line: Featuring Digital Literacy. When I clicked on the Discussion link "Why digital literacy is important!" it took me to a youtube site playing Liberal campaign ads.
This appears to be a hack, and a gross misuse of educational resources for political purposes. Does anyone know who needs to know about this?
Its interesting, but the idea of digital literacy is not as simple as it would appear. Just as we know that…Continue
Another iTunes U collection:
Search iTunes U for "CEET" or for "Ensuring Quality in Online Learning" to get to this featured collection
derived from the January 2013, CEET MoodleMeet: Quality in ODL, (Open/Distance Learning) originally…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Wellburn on May 1, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
The iTunes U collection "The Secret Language of QR Codes" focuses on how to use QR Codes to engage learners.
QR codes can assist in leveraging the "bring your own technology" trend and encourage the use of cell phones, iPods, laptops and tablets in the classroom. How about using QR codes to communicate with students (and have them communicate with each other) in a new and creative way? This content is suitable for all educational levels.
1. go to…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Wellburn on March 29, 2013 at 18:44 — No Comments
ePortfolios are the featured CEET iTunes U resource for February.
1. go to iTunes
2. pick the iTunes store
3. search the store for CEET (or Community Expertise Educational Technology)
A group is getting started on this Ning site to discuss iTunes U as an educational resource, including the CEET contributions.
Note that you can…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Wellburn on February 8, 2013 at 15:47 — No Comments
The Ministry of Education continues to work on educational transformation. Here are the two most recent documents that reflect advances in this work.
Exploring Curriculum Design: This document outlines the work in the summer and fall with…Continue
Lisa Noble is a teacher in Peterborough, Ontario. She blogged this about an experience she had while teaching students about the ethics of posting candid pictures of other students on the Internet. Nothing like those "aha!" moments.
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Google has shared quite a large collectionof lesson plans that focus on either their products or use their products as part of the learning. These Google products are available for free and are applicable across a wide range of age levels.
Teachers should keep in mind…Continue
Added by Mark Hawkes on January 7, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
Applications are now being accepted for the next Learner-Centred Instructors Program!
Here’s what past participants have said:
“As I teach[er], I want to make a difference in the student’s lives. I want to be the teacher that makes the students think on their own, to be responsible for their own learning. These courses have shown me different ways of teaching, and I use that word loosely because we are not teaching, we are enabling the students to learn. We…
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A small handful of collections derived from recent CEET meets is now available via iTunes U. I've had the privilege of working with Mark Hawkes on the development of these initial collections.
The way to access these resources is to
1. go to iTunes
2. pick the iTunes store
Added by Elizabeth Wellburn on December 11, 2012 at 15:06 — No Comments
Well, my country -- Brazil -- has nowadays a population of 193+ million people. All the statistics show that 68% of this population access the internet regularly, what makes the country the 4th biggest internet user in the world. How then to explain that my 33 thousand people town, with over 15 schools and lots of computers in all of them has not even one teacher using any of the internet resources in their classes?
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Studies in Digital Learning
Digital Learning explores the effects of new media and innovative technologies in instructional settings. Graduate students will examine how technology shapes and enhances learning environments with emphasis on design, development…
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This Spring, CEET (The Community of Expertise in Educational Technology), will be holding free and open sessions on Educational Leadership. The sessions will explore what school leadership looks like in the context of today’s world and how innovative leaders are redefining education.
It is clear that technology can enable learning in ways that never before have…
How do you keep up with the latest in edtech? My favorite ways are to read blogs, participate on twitter, listen to podcasts and even follow Pinterest.
Now that the school year is rolling again, ease back into keeping up with some of my recommended podcasts and blogs. Are there others you recommend?
Some of my favorite podcasts:Continue
Here are some of my favourite picture books to use when teaching. Please share your own and tell a little about how you use them.
Finklehopper Frog by Irene Livingston
A fun rhyme and wonderful pictures to teach about kindness and…Continue
Added by Angela Wilkins on August 28, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments
This year will see me move out of the classroom to try a new position as a
librarian and support teacher. As I consider my new role I think of the
importance of engendering a love of reading as well as life skills such as how
to find and evaluate resources. My question to you fellow bloggers is what do
you think the most important function of an elementary school library is?
TED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. They do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these new TED-Ed Originals as well as some powerful new learning tools.
In the meantime, check out TED-Ed's YouTube channel featuring…Continue
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