P2PU | Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything
At P2PU, people work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback.
Rossland News – Rossland Secondary’s new principal explains blended learning
Rossland Secondary School will be one of the first schools in British Columbia to delve into a new realm of learning called blended learning.
The goal is to provide personalized and inquiry based learning in a blended learning environment, which will offer students a variety of courses, even within a smaller school environment.
Zite As A Conversation Starter | doug – off the record
Zite As A Conversation Starter
Easy Portfolio – ePortfolio Tool for Students & Teachers for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Easy Portfolio – ePortfolio Tool for Students & Teachers
elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform
We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. Between Coursera, edX and smaller open course offerings, nearly $100 million in funding has been directed toward MOOCs in that past 8 months. Newspapers from NYTimes to Globe and Mail to publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs such as NPR, radio programs such as CBC, and a few hundred thousand blog posts have contributed to the hype. In higher education, there is joyful abundance of opinions on the topic, ranging from breathless proclamations of their disruptive potential to general dismissal of any value. I’ve captured numerous articles here on diigo.
Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology | Edutopia
I leaned over to my husband, Brad Flickinger, an “unconference expert,” and whispered that I’d love to learn more about educating teachers about technology. He told me to go up and write it down. Fifteen minutes later after the milling crowds of educators thinned out from around the poster boards, I saw my idea surrounded by checkmarks. The organizer announced that Teaching Teachers about Technology would begin in five minutes on the right side of the room, and could the person who wrote the idea down please moderate and share at that session.
Will · “Amplifying” Education…Not
So here’s the latest salvo over the education bridge by people who have a vastly different ideas of how to improve “learning” than the progressive minority:
The Innovative Educator: Innovative educators use infographics to engage learners
If you’re an innovative educator who knows your students sometimes find traditional teaching methods like textbooks and tests to be a bore, consider infographics.
These great tools are making their way into more and more classrooms. Take for example the following infographic. It shows that while there are some exceptions, overall, countries that have high levels of English speaking citizens tend to have a better Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators
A QUICK GUIDE TO 21ST CENTURY CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS
Don’t let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional
Simple steps from e-safety expert Alan Mackenzie on how to improve the safety and security of social networking in schools
Three Teachers Are on a Nationwide Quest to Design (and Open) the Ultimate School – Education – GOOD
On September 4 the trio will kick off their tour of the nation’s most effective schools with the goal of capturing and sharing best practices. They plan to use what they discover to inspire other educators, the American public, and ultimately start an amazing school back in Brooklyn.
8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers
8 GREAT FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U – Liz Gannes – Mobile – AllThingsD
Apple is upping its bid for its hot-selling iPad to be a teaching device, with an update today to its iTunes U app that allows any teacher to create a private course.
Are These the Olympics’ Most Sponsorable Athletes? [INFOGRAPHIC]
SponsorHub is a company that connects brands with sponsors online. It uses a scoring metric based on athletes’ on-field performance and social media influence on Twitter, Facebook and Klout to rank their value as corporate pitchmen (and women). The company recently took stock of some of 2012′s biggest Olympic stars to see how they stack as potential brand sponsors. SponsorHub’s results are presented in the following infographic.
Infographic: A Street Map Of Famous Places In The Movies | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
The map, a followup to the designers’ comprehensive atlas of song names, is loosely based on a vintage street map of Los Angeles and features more than 900 places in films,
What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags (Infographic) | Social Media Consultant
Meanwhile, hashtags are a fantastic way for brands to connect with their target audience and participate in conversations about common interests.
Blogsy – Must Have Ultimate Blogging Tool For Your iPad | iOS Advices
Blogsy is a dedicated Blogging Tool for iPad. If you check the Blogsy App History, you will find lots of updates. Ya regular app updates for this kind of app is really Important. Since this app depends on various Blogging platform like WordPress, Tumblr and other blogging services. Lots of new features are introduced in each and every update as the platfrom gets updated.
Notes on Lifestyle by Georgina: The Best Blogging Advice I Ever Received
Slowly but surely I’ve begun growing my readership and now accept at
least a few freelance writing jobs each week.
A lot of it was research and a great deal of hard work/marketing myself,
while some was networking and connecting with other bloggers.
Below is some of the best advice I have received on developing my blog:
State of the Blogging World in 2012 — BlogWorld & New Media Expo Blog
Imagine how differently things would be if WordPress were never created. Before I started my blog five years ago at ZacJohnson.com, everything I did was through basic HTML and if I ever wanted something complex done, I would have to contact a programmer or just didn’t end up pursuing it.
21st Century PLNs for School Leaders | Connected Principals
21st Century PLNs for School Leaders
Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog? : @ProBlogger
If you’ve been blogging for anything more than a few months, you probably have come across blogs using third-party commenting systems like Disqus, Livefyre, Facebook Comments, Intense Debate, and more. You may have asked yourself, “Why do other blogs use these systems? Are they helpful? Should I use a third-party commenting system on my site?”