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    Featuring the Best Colleges for Engineering in India, Best Colleges for commerce in India, Best colleges for Law

Create Videos in Minutes with Mysimpleshow - 4 views

    Videos are becoming such important tools for teachers, but one thing that stops many of us from using videos is making them: With all the other things we have to do, there's very little time to find the right video creation tool, learn how to use it, then actually create the videos.
Nigel Coutts

Constructing a positive classroom culture - The Learner's Way - 0 views

    How might we shape that culture and how will we understand the many forces at work? Understanding the culture of class or perhaps even a school is an important element of our teaching but realising the complexity of this task must come first.
Nigel Coutts

Suggested Readings to Inspire Teaching - 0 views

    With the end of the year approaching and holidays looming for some now is the ideal time to share some suggestions for books and papers to read. A great book can provide the inspiration required to begin the new year positively and this list includes some of my favourites from 2015.
DeZyre Academy

10 Ways the Big Data Wave Is Changing Your Job - 0 views

    The headlines suggest data scientists now have the coolest jobs and career paths. But how did we arrive at this point? Here are the factors and the ways your job is set to change -- even more.

Blended Learning in the 21st Century! - 4 views

    Hi everyone! Please visit my ScoopIt page and check out what blended learning is, how it's being used today, and how you can use it as either an educator or a student if you are looking to continue being a learner! Thanks! John Allen

Behind Toledo's Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie - - 0 views

  • loss of drinking water for a half-million residents
  • the government has few legal options to impose limits
  • Summertime bans on swimming and other recreational activities are so routine that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency maintains a website on harmful algae bloom.
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  • Lake Erie was mocked as dead in the 1960s, then revived by clean-water rules — it has sunk into crisis again as urbanization and industrial agriculture have spawned new and potent sources of phosphorus runoff.
  • toxin, called microcystin, causes diarrhea, vomiting and liver-function problems, and readily kills dogs and other small animals that drink contaminated water.
  • the algae wreak tens of billions of dollars of damage on commercial fishing and on the recreational and vacation trades.
  • Flooded by tides of phosphorus washed from fertilized farms, cattle feedlots and leaky septic systems, the most intensely developed of the Great Lakes is increasingly being choked each summer by thick mats of algae, much of it poisonous.
  • Addressing so-called nonpoint pollution is mostly left to the states, and in many cases, the states have chosen not to act.
  • Some of the $1.6 billion that Congress has allotted for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gone to create wetlands and teach farmers ways to reduce fertilizer use and runoff.
  • no mention of enforceable limits on pollution.
  • The legislature this year passed a law requiring farmers and other major fertilizer users to apply for licenses and undergo certification, but limits control of pollution to voluntary measures.
  • so-called confined animal feeding operations, the industrial-size feedlots that produce manure en masse
    Environmental Issues - Module 3 Moodle Discussion
Giovanna Doll

Avoiding Conflict Online - 0 views

    The article includes "five key attributes of online communication to take into consideration" and "four tips to avoid online misunderstandings."

Eight Tips for Facilitating Effective Online Discussion Forums - 1 views

    July 23, 2009 By: Rebecca Owens in Asynchronous Learning and Trends At the heart of every online course is the discussion forum. This is where ideas, information, and new material are shared, discussed, analyzed, built upon, etc. In many ways, the discussion forum mimics the classroom in a face-to-face environment.
Nigel Coutts

The Slow Regard of Silent Things - 1 views

    You might not want to buy this book.' These are not my words but the first line of the authors foreword, a warning that this book by Patrick Rothfuss is not for everyone but it is for anyone who loves words and quality literature.

Module 2: Activities - E-Learning For Educators-SP15-930C-1125 - 3 views

    Discussions are very important because students learn from each other.
lovinget2 - 1 views

  • Synthesis requires that students consider alternative possibilities and create new solutions. Technology can provide students with an educational environment that encourages their thought processes and exposes them to their classmates' ideas.
  • elicit the level of thinking/learning that you want
  • o Bloom's Taxomony of Educational Objectives, Cognitive Domain [1].
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  • knowledge
  • comprehension
  • apply his/her knowledge and comprehension
  • analyze
  • synthesize
  • evaluate
  • analytic questions to target relationships
  • help the learner become conscious of his/her learning process
  • present problems that approximate real-life situations
  • act on the knowledge they possess.
  • assess information acquisition and understanding.
  • you want the student to evaluate information according to a set of criteria and justify his/her belief.
  • target factual information needed for recall or restatement of concepts.
  • organize and synthesize information
  • creative and original thinking.
  • incorporate integrated knowledge and combine elements into patterns not clearly visible before.
  • carefully consider who will be doing what and how long it will take.
  • Some students tend to procrastinate, so make them aware of deadlines and grade dependence
  • Praise students for high quality responses via e-mail, to the discussion group, or directly to the student. Acknowledge students by name.
  • Structure some assignments so that all students must be online during the same day-long or two-day time period
  • Be sure to relate class work to online discussions and interactions.
  • Build into your questions some guidelines to help formulate student responses
  • primarily text-based.
  • By identifying the direction that was taken during a class discussion, you can assess and redirect the conversational thread.
  • synthesize the prior week's responses
  • generate discussion or review questions
  • group to be the experts on a topic or section
  • student start the discussion

How To Teach Music And Art Online | Edudemic - 1 views

  • the student market has changed as well.
  • Think about prerecorded vs. live video chat
  • what you need and what is best for you to set up your online classroom/studio
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  • everal videoconferencing software’s out there (such as WebEx by Cisco) features extended tools such as simultaneous document sharing that you can make real time notes to
  • Courser
  • Think about the big picture with online education and yourself as a freelance educator.

TechArtOnline307.pdf - 1 views

  • Howdoyouteachartonline?
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    Teaching Art Online. My highlights aren't all showing up for some reason...Working to get this fixed!
brandybreuckman share. contribute - 0 views

    A resource where you can explore web 2.0 tools and other resources. Educators contribute and share their favorite Web 2.0 tools. See tutorials for each tools before you download.
Nigel Coutts

Interactions that Encourage Thinking - 4 views

    Reflecting on the role we play in encouraging our students to think and how Sugata Mitra's 'role of the grandmother' relates to this.

Archive | WIRED - 0 views

    An awesome web version of a tech-themed magazine. Can provide great subjects for discussion in tech classes. May want to install Google AdBlock Plus if reading with younger groups, but a fun, forward-thinking resource for interesting technology topics!

Stanton Cole -- Blogmeister - 1 views

    I forgot to say that the reason I like this is I happen to be in the middle of a comparison/contrast essay unit with developing college writers, so this offered some good insight.
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