My TED talk: 7 ways games reward the brain | Tom Chatfield
I’ve had the huge pleasure of giving a talk at TED Global in Oxford, about the lessons games can teach us about engagement and about learning itself. The full video is now online on the TED website; below is a brief summary of a few central points.
Essential information for students, teachers and parents about
digital citizenship and being safe, positive and responsible online.
Where on Earth? Geography quiz game.
Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
Online Geoboard – works great with SMARTBoard
Teller Reveals His Secrets | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine
The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind
Creating Rubrics – How to Create Rubrics
Rubrics are a quick and powerful way to grade everything from projects to papers. This how to provides step-by-step instructions to help you create effective rubrics.
Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 10 Sites to use with Mobile Phones in Education
The use of mobile technology has opened up a whole new world in education. Terms like BYOD (bring your own device) is a common place occurrence. These devices has allowed educators and students to learn, teach, and study in a whole new way. Learning is no longer limited to the classroom and can occur in real-time almost anywhere. I’ve decided to list my favorite sites that can be used w/ mobile phones for educational purposes.
The Flannelboard: My Tribute to Evernote: A Student’s Guide
Every once and a while something comes along that causes me to wonder: Why isn’t everyone using this (or something like it)?
I look around college classrooms and libraries I find people using the usual suspects of programs: MS Word and Pages. I use Pages too, but it’s only really good for the final composition of a paper, and it’s a terrible research and note taking tool (it’s a word processor, not a note taking tool).
60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes by Clint Stephens on Prezi
60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes
A tour of some of the great iOS apps available out there for educators.
The Inclusive Class: A Visual Representation of Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in isolation. It can’t happen in one classroom and not the other. The successful inclusion of special needs students requires the shared value system, resources and collaboration of the state/province, school district, home, school and classroom.
Why Is It Socially Acceptable To Be Bad At Math? | Psychology Today
“I know for me, I’m a lawyer because I was bad at [science and math]. (Laughter.) All lawyers in the room, you know it’s true. We can’t add and subtract, so we argue. (Laughter.)”
Will Teaching Kids How to Write Software Help Fix Young America?
New York City is a hotbed of technological innovation, but many of its public school students aren’t graduating with the skills needed to be a part of “Silicon Alley,” as it’s known. Scott Schwaitzberg, vice president of Activate, is planning to fix that problem by helping to build a public high school designed to teach the city’s youth everything they need to know about writing software and the tech industry.
9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn « The Living Classroom
As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where we all believed we would be relevant forever — and I now believe will go the way of the horse and buggy.
Dropbox cheat sheet, 6 steps to a collaborative culture, iPads in the classroom
This cheat sheet outlines handy Dropbox keyboard shortcuts, some of its useful features and third-party websites whcih extend Dropbox uses further. Definitely a must-check for all Dropbox users.