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Online Education: Is It Right For You? [Infographic] - Edudemic - 86 views

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    The popularity of online education is growing at a steady clip. Whether it's due to the weak economy, quality of online tools, or the price difference… online schools can't (and shouldn't) be ignored. Heck, Bill Gates thinks online education tools like Khan Academy are the wave of the future.
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Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom | Facul... - 71 views

  • Synchronous tools can help humanize the classroom
  • Setting up open office hours via a synchronous tool allows students to reach out in a specific time window with questions and get a real-time answer.
  • Many synchronous tools allow us to use video or face-to-face chat, allowing the student to see our faces as we speak to them about their direct concern.
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  • Both students and instructors are learning while interacting. Communicating in the online classroom is very different than in a traditional face-to-face classroom.
  • Synchronous tools require real-time teamwork
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The 10 Best and Worst Ways Social Media Impacts Education - Edudemic - 102 views

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    Social networking communities are here to stay. Facebook has over 500 million users, while Twitter has over 200 million. That's not even counting blogs or YouTube video blogs. There's no doubt that students are actively engaged in online communities, but what kind of effects are these sites having and how can parents counteract the bad and bolster the positive?
Betty O'Connell

Five Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design | Faculty Focus - 102 views

  • days could more accurately be described as the electronic version of class hand-outs. These courses usually consist of a course description, a syllabus, lecture notes, reading lists, and assignment checklists. In other words, whatever materials a student might have viewed on paper in the past are now read onscreen, and whatever presentations a student might have watched in the classroom are now observed on their screen
  • Online Course Design Pitfall #1: Upload your course materials, then call it a day.Reading your course material on a computer screen does not make for a memorable learning experience. Step back and take a fresh look at your content in the larger context of the world and the Web
  • Online Course Design Pitfall #2: Let the course management system drive your thinking.Course management systems (CMS) are usually preconfigured with a course template that instructors are expected to populate with their course description, syllabus, assignments, and announcements. Often these templates
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Foreign Language & ESOL Technology Integration: Welcome to the Foreign Language & ESOL ... - 76 views

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    The purpose of this blog is to assist world language and ESOL teachers with integrating technology into their classrooms.
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Terry Freedman's Amazing Web 2 Projects 2010 [eBook] - 93 views

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    eBook with 100s of ideas about using Web2.0 in education and information sharing. Terry Freedman is an Educational Designer.
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Social Learning Tools for the School Classroom - 119 views

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    This is a new page  of the Directory showing SOCIAL tools particularly targeted at (or very useful) for the primary, junior, middle and secondary school classrooms. (The rest of the Directory also provides useful tools)
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The technoLanguages Blog - 42 views

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    A blog that focuses on technology in the language classroom. Interesting observations from a primary teacher outside of Melbourne, Australia, and the use of technology in the classroom.
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The Case for the Virtual Classroom - 65 views

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    Online education is often dismissed as a pipeline for expensive degrees of little value and a sponge for veterans' tuition payments. But while it's true that for-profit universities have made a hefty business out of e-learning, it's becoming apparent that learning online can also benefit almost everyone else.
Carla Berryman

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper - 118 views

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    Create your own fun newspaper article. Great way to get students writing in any language about something they are interested in and in a journalistic style. Download and save the image to embed in your course site.
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    Create your own fun newspaper article. Great way to get students writing in any language about something they are interested in and in a journalistic style. Download and save the image to embed in your course site.
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    Text generator - insert your own text and it will generate a newspaper clipping. Other options include animated GIFs. Good resource for education - particularly for summarizing a lesson or a topic.
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    create a newspaper and so much more
Dora Gonzalez-Bañales

Simple free learning tools for students and teachers | Quizlet - 44 views

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    Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.
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    Create your own flashcards or use already-made ones. Can use definitions (or words) already stored on the site. Share with others. Useful for ESL students.
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    Vocabulary tool. Create flashcards, play games, search for word lists, etc.
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    Create flashcards. Play matching games.
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    Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online.
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    Recently created flashcards for literary terms, every term my students need was there! Fast, easy, efficent use of time.
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    This is a comprehensive flash card study aid site. Make your flashcards to study anything. Add pictures, text and it supports a range of non-alphabetical languages like Chinese and Japanese. You can choose to learn, spell things, test yourself or play games with the information. Browse thousands of sets made by other users without signing in. A free account is required to make your own flashcards. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
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    My students have loved making their own flashcards for Greek/Latin roots on Quizlet!
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    Quizlet is the largest study site in the U.S., providing powerful learning tools and games to over 7 million students and teachers each month.
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    Vocabulary Resource
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Wired Campus: Skidmore May End Online-Education Program - Chronicle.com - 0 views

  • Although economic downturns tend to push more students to enroll in online education programs, enrollment in University Without Walls remains well shy of where it would need to be for the program to break even
  • The Skidmore Faculty Senate will vote at the end of February on whether to recommend to the Board of Trustees that the program be phased out. The board is expected to make the final decision when it convenes in May.
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