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Tricia Rohloff

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    Professional Learning Communities: Benefits and characteristics

TechArtOnline307.pdf - 1 views

  • Howdoyouteachartonline?
  • eycantryagain.
    Teaching Art Online. My highlights aren't all showing up for some reason...Working to get this fixed!

Google Drive for Work - Unlimited Cloud Storage - 0 views

  • unlimited storage for files, folders
  • Sync all your files
  • Easy to share Real-time collaboration Stay up-to-date   Easy to share Real-time collaboration Stay up-to-date
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  • Safe, secure, reliable
  • Save work files or folders in Drive, access them from any device and share them instantly with teammates, customers or partners.
  • even share files with people that don’t use
  • Google Drive. No more sending attachments or spending time merging different versions of files.
  • get access to Google Apps for Work which includes Forms, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Google+, and more.
  • one-stop solution
    Syncs all your files and you are able to access and share them from any device.
DeZyre Academy

Top 10 Data Visualization Tools - 3 views

    Data visualization is one key skill for Data scientists.There are many Data visualization tools that are regularly used by Data scientists to depict Data.
    Data visualization is one key skill for Data scientists.There are many Data visualization tools that are regularly used by Data scientists to depict Data.
Dennis OConnor

How to be a data journalist | News | - 0 views

  • Data journalism trainer and writer Paul Bradshaw explains how to get started in Data journalism, from getting to the Data to visualising it
  • So where does a budding data journalist start? An obvious answer would be "with the data" - but there's a second answer too: "With a question".
  • There is no shortage of data being released that you can get your journalistic teeth into. The open data movement in the UK and internationally is seeing a continual release of newsworthy data, and it's relatively easy to find datasets being released by regulators, consumer groups, charities, scientific institutions and businesses. You can also monitor the responses to Freedom of Information requests on What Do They Know, and on organisations' own disclosure logs. And of course, there's the Guardian's own datablog.
Nigel Coutts

Why we fear data and how our perception can change. - The Learner's Way - 0 views

    Data occupies a somewhat curious place within education. Mention it to teachers and you tend to get one of two responses. One group will roll their eyes and with great sarcasm how Data is "so exciting". The other group responds with something akin to "actually I quite like Data" indicating that experience has shown them that they are members of a small group. The question is why do some people find Data to be a useful and fascinating tool while others see it as a good method for inducing sleep? 
Jessica MKE

Three New Bloom's Taxonomy Resources | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day… - 3 views

  • Three New Bloom’s Taxonomy Resources February 4, 2014 by Larry Ferlazzo | 0 comments 13 Here are three new additions to what continues to be my all-time most popular post, The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom: 44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy is by Peter Pappas. Incorporating Bloom’s Taxonomy into your lesson objectives is by Adam Simpson. iPadagogy Wheel
    • Jessica MKE
      iPadogogy Wheel- I need to cite this graphic found on Google Images.
    I'm seeing HTML code, not an image. Here's a link to the creative commons licence:
Naomi Orlovsky

Integrating Data Mining in Program Evaluation of K-12 Online Education - 1 views

    Hung, J., Hsu, Y., & Rice, K. (2012). Integrating data mining in program evaluation of k-12 online education. Retrieved from In their article, "Integrating data Mining in Program Evaluation of K-12 Online Education," Jui-Long Hung (Associative professor), Yu-Chang Hsu (assistant professor), and Kerry Rice (faculty member), of the Department of Educational Technology from Boise State University, address the issue of data mining as an evaluation tool for K-12 online programs. Their study will be of particular interest to K-12 administrators of online courses. They explain how data mining (counting page responses, log in attempts, tab clicks, etc.) can be implemented, how data triangulation of learning logs, demographic data, and course evaluation surveys can provide high-quality, non-partial results, and how successful and at-risk students can be identified.
Dennis OConnor

Gapminder - Hans Rosling's TED TALK Archive - 0 views

    Rosling and Gapminder creating stunning dynamic data visualizations of WHO (World Heath Organization) statistics. They are dedicated to proving with data the FACTS about our world. This is a way to a global view point that will help us all see that life on our planet is far better than it has ever been. Ready to use data to challenge your assumptions and shed your misconceptions? Dive in!

Discovery Education Web2011 : Web 2.0 Tools - Presentation Tools - 2 views

  • For those of you wary of learning new technology, don't worry! A range of easy-to-use online tools have come to the rescue.
    • anonymous
      I say Prezi is a great resource! I had a hard time in the beginning as I was thinking in terms of powerpoint, but once I got the hang of it, I loved it. Students have a great time with it as well. They love creating Prezis.
    • Liz Franklin
      I agree, my 8th grade students really prefered to use this presentation tool after they got the hang of it. I suggest giving students plenty of time to play around with the program before requiring them to use it.
  • For those of you wary of learning new technology, don't worry! A range of easy-to-use online tools have come to the rescue
  • Break out of the box! throws the slide-show model out the window and presents a giant canvas instead. (It also throws paint brushes out the window in favor of bubbles.)
    • Shelly Hansen
      This tool is awesome! My students showed it to me this week. They created a multi-media presentation that they will use in a student body assembly this Friday! It is really easy!
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    • John Burgess
      "But I've finally mastered PowerPoint!" This qoute is from my mouth! ; )
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • SlideShare Already have a presentation? Use this tool to upload your PowerPoint or Keynote slides (and Adobe PDF Portfolios and SMART Board presentations) and share them.
  • 280 Slides Don't have Power Point or Keynote? You can create stunning presentations from scratch (and for free) with 280 Slides. There's no software to download—and when you're done you can share it any way you like.
    Some great tools to "push the boundaries of traditional presentations".
    280 Slides - - I was scheduled to attend a professional development gathering of 40 educators to share the best iPad apps in education. The round robin is a speed session in sharing so we each get 3 minutes to highlight our best 5 apps and their use in education. I will be using 280 slides to create my short presentation. It will keep the focus on schedule. Then I'll send it to SlideShare so everyone can access it that day.
Brenda Vogds

Mobile Live Video Streaming: Best Tools To Broadcast Yourself From Your Mobile Phone - Robin Good's Latest News - 0 views

  • You must have a compatible mobile phone: Go to the "supported phones" page on the site of the tool you want to use and check that your phone model and brand are listed as fully supported. Don't do this with your standard mobile phone data plan: When you broadcast video from your mobile you are effectively sending lots of data, and if you are not aware of this, you may find some nasty surprise in your mobile phone bill at the end of the month. Best thing to do is to get a cost-effective data plan such as an unlimited "flat" rate would be ideal. Here in Italy I use the data-only plan offered by 3 which costs me eu19/month for 5GB of traffic weekly. I am very happy with this solution both from a technical and cost-effective viewpoint. Consider that when you live stream at the highest quality level allowed today by these services, you produce an outgoing data stream of about 400Kbps. That is equivalent to roughly to 3MB per minute. So do some math against your mobile provider data costs before you start testing with this stuff. Get a second battery: Do some tests and see how much battery your mobile phone uses while live streaming. In my experience mobile phones drain down batteries in record time, requiring you to have at least one spare charged extra battery everytime you want to do something serious with it.
    • Brenda Vogds
      Also see below for chart on what is the best to use with the video streaming.
    This is an article on how to stream live video from your mobile phone. Best part is contains a chart with descriptions of the sites in which you can upload.
Paul Jinks

Data Dealer: Privacy? Screw that. Turn the tables! - 4 views

    Simple one-player game showing a simple schematic of how data is traded. Surprisingly addictive. Curious that Google and Facebook don't get a mention.
    Interesting game where players are data dealers collecting personal information through more or less legitimate means for sale to employers and insurance companies.
DeZyre Academy

Data Analyst Interview Questions to prepare for in 2017 - 0 views

    Popular data analyst interview questions and answers that will help candidates prepare for any analytics job interview at top tech companies for 2017.
Dennis OConnor

Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization and Design - 3 views

    Visualization of data is a growing field of interest.
Dennis OConnor

Commentary: Tips, Tools, And Techniques For Teaching In The Online High School Classroom - 2 views

    • Dennis OConnor
      The iterative process mentioned here is at the heart of the matter. Online teachers who design their own courses, or at least have the option to revise exisiting material can participate in a process of continuous revision based on formative feedback from participants.
  • A while back I posted the entry Article Notice: Tips, Tools, And Techniques For Teaching In The Online High School Classroom, after seeing the item scroll through my RSS reader.
  • The article essentially reports the results of a case study – a multi-site case study.  The sites in question included a public online high school, an online charter school, and an online consortium of seven rural school districts combined with one community college (or so we are told in the first paragraph of the article). 
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  • The article continues with some discussion of the issues raised in the previous article and relevant literature, and then concludes with a list of ten “best practices.”
  • Data from only the teachers with no verification of whether the teachers actually do the things that they say they do (and we have a fairly good body of research to tell us that teachers often believe they are doing things one way, but when observed they do things quite differently).
  • No verification of whether what the teachers say is effective actually makes a difference by actually asking the student their opinion or using student data and trying to correlate that with teacher actions.  Does anyone else see a problem with this?
  • I suspect Kerr’s “best practices” were exactly what they had in mind and one of the worse things us academics have done to educational practitioner – make them believe that with an extremely limited and skewed sample we can generate a list of things that they should be doing that “have been found to work.”  And please don’t think I’m blaming practitioners in this entry, I’m not.  I’m blaming us academics.
  • The bottom line is that Barbour (2007), DiPietro et al. (2008) an Kerr (2010) are at best methodologically limited case studies.  The results of which can’t be generalized beyond the context that they have occurred.  At worse they are simply methodologically flawed studies that mislead practitioners into believing that they provide some kind of manual to be followed.
  • Let’s not forget that the Means et al. report also concluded: “Despite what appears to be strong support for [online and] blended learning applications, the studies in this meta-analysis do not demonstrate that online learning is superior as a medium.” And within the educational technology literature, there is a long standing belief that studying the effects of the delivery medium is akin to studying the effect a delivery truck has on the food it carries.
  • I usually summarize his thesis by paraphrasing a well known political axiom from my favourite Cajun, James Carville, “It’s the pedagogy, stupid.”
  • “Barbour and Reeves (2009) went even further in their discussion of how future research into K-12 online learning should be conducted. These authors recommended a design research approach. Design research is “a systematic but flexible methodology aimed to improve educational practice through iterative analysis, design, development, and implementation, based on collaboration among researchers and practitioners in real-world settings, and leading to contextually sensitive design principles and theories” (Wang & Hannafin, 2005, pp. 6-7). Essentially, researchers work with practitioners to both identify a problem that needs to be addressed and to create a possible solution. That solution is implemented and data are collected. The data are used to refine the solution and the process is repeated. This continues until the solution addresses the original problem, and a theory is generated to explain why it works. Unlike traditional methodologies of educational research, the goal is not to generalize the findings to other contexts, but to work with those who are part of the research site to solve their problems. As a methodology, design research has been particularly welcomed by the K-12 education community, who have become accustomed to a team of researchers descending upon their school to implement one of the latest and greatest ideas, which works wonderfully as long as the research team is in place, but as soon as the funding is gone and the research team leaves, the staff revert back to the way they have always done things.
    This commentary on the Tips & Tools article is fascinating. I recommend reading both articles.
Cynithis Simpson

Google Custom Search - Learning Analytics-Monitoring Performance-Search Engine - 0 views

    The focus of this customized search engine is that of locating information that is geared towards learning analysis technologies to help track progress of students and discover patterns of those whose academic performance is not to par as their peers. This search also includes various data mining programs which other schools are using and some of the tracking tools of the future. In addition, there is discussion of how learning analytics is paving the way towards more collaboration with data mining centers, educators and IT support.
Brenda Mickens

Case Study: Converting an Exiting Course to E-Learning - 4 views

    Qualls, B. (April 9, 2009). Case Study: Converting an Existing Course to E-Learning. ASTD. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from Bill Qualls examines converting an "Instructor-led Training" (ILT) course to an online course. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree in Instructional Technology, and is a certified Project Management Professional, Java Programmer and Statistical Analysis System Programmer. This work was written in 2009 when Qualls was Vice-president of Curriculum and Instruction at Caliber Data Training. He shares "lessons learned" from the endeavor with online course designers, and begins by describing the process of developing an ILT course for a Caliber Data Training client to train staff on the use of new software. After using the course in a face-to-face environment for a year, the client decides to convert the training to e-learning using Macromedia Captivate. According to Qualls, "Many factors contributed to the success of this effort, or might otherwise have contributed to its failure." The "many factors" are addressed by asking and answering sixteen (16) questions regarding the "conversion effort". Questions include: Does the course already exist in ILT format?; Is the person doing the conversion already familiar with the ILT course?; What is the approval process-Who will sign off on the project?; How will learning be measured?; and Is the person doing the conversion familiar with the e-learning software-Does the person doing the conversion have prior experience with similar projects?. The article concludes with "benefits of e-learning" which considers training time and documentation; and "cost of conversion" which considers labor invested. The author does a comprehensive job of breaking down the elements involved in moving from traditional to online learning.
Jeannine Burgess

Technology confidence, competence and problem solving strategies: differences within online and face-to-face formats. The Journal of Distance Education - 1 views

    In this Journal Article Peterson and Palmer (Dr. Sharon Peterson and Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer, both from the Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Department, Western Michigan Univeristy) studied / researched (future instructors) students, in an undergraduate university educational technology course (EDT 3470), to discover which educational setting influenced (i.e. face-2-face computer lab vs. online classes); an increase in their technology proficiency and problem solving. The article includes 5 years of supporting data, which reveals results comparing technology skills and their competency for integrating technology into their classes. As well as supporting data for the overall use of problem solving skills between the students in the face-2-face modality and the online modality.
Dennis OConnor

Information Fluency: Online Class: Investigate and Evaluate Digital Materials - 0 views

  • On Demand Classes help you meet the needs of your students. You know the need for 21st Century Information Fluency Skills has never been higher You also know you’re understaffed and overbooked Start the new school year with a customized online training experience that will teach your students critical reading skills as they learn to search and evaluate Internet resources. Our multimedia enhanced, interactive course is suited for students from middle school through adult.
    We combine performance evaluation with a series mastery quizzes to lock in the essential concepts delivered by the tutorials. As an educator you'll have access to performance evaluation and mastery quiz data. You'll have an online record of each student's performance that can be downloaded for data analysis.
Dennis OConnor

Lesson Plan | Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics - - 4 views

  • “In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators
  • You can find all five posts linked from the first one, “Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start.”
    The keyword is infographics.  This is a round up article from the New York Times.  It will lead you to a series of resources that provide a basic understanding of the field.  Follow the work of Hans Rosling if you want to see a master at work..
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