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Ihering Alcoforado

50 Interesting Ways To Use Skype In Your Classroom | Edudemic - 19 views

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    I'm a so-so fan of Skype. I've used it on an infrequent basis and have had more than a few dropped calls. Audio and video alike. However, it's a cheap way to make long distance calls and seems to work better over wi-fi and the video quality is improving on a regular basis. So therefore it's probably a great tool for the classroom. But how can you use Skype to do more than just make calls? Well, there's a pantload of interesting ways! Check out these fun ideas: Collaborate! Meet with other classrooms: One of the most common projects educators utilize Skype for is setting up exchanges with classrooms around the world, usually for cultural exchange purposes or working together on a common assignment. The program's official site provides some great opportunities to meet up with like-minded teachers and students sharing the same goals. Practice a foreign language: Connect with individual learners or classrooms hailing from a different native tongue can use a Skype collaboration to sharpen grammar and pronunciation skills through conversation. Peace One Day: Far beyond classroom collaborations, the Peace One Day initiative teamed up with Skype itself and educators across the globe to teach kids about the importance of ending violence, war, and other social ills. Around the World with 80 Schools: This challenge asks participating schools to hook up with 80 worldwide and report back what all they've learned about other cultures and languages. Talk about the weather: One popular Skype project sees participants from different regions make note of the weather patterns for a specified period of time, with students comparing and contrasting the results. Collaborative poetry: In this assignment, connected classrooms pen poetic pieces together and share them via video conferencing. Practice interviews: The education system frequently receives criticism for its failure to prepare students for the real world, but using Skype to help them run through mock-up
Nigel Coutts

Educational Disadvantage - Socio-economic Status & Education Pt 1 - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The role that education plays in issues of social equity and justice cannot be undervalued. It is acknowledged by the United Nations as a human right, 'Everyone has the right to education' (United Nations, 1948) and as outlined in the Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians 'As a nation Australia values the central role of education in building a democratic, equitable and just society- a society that is prosperous, cohesive and culturally diverse, and that values Australia's Indigenous cultures as a key part of the nation's history, present and future.' (Barr et al, 2008). Such lofty assertions of the importance of education as a right and national value should be sufficient to ensure that all Australians have access to an education of the highest standard with equitable outcomes for all, the reality is that this is not the case.
Ihering Alcoforado

Digitisation Perspectives - Review | Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences - 2 views

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    Book Reviews Book title: Digitisation Perspectives Type: book Author: Ruth Rikowski Year: 2010 Edition: 1st ISBN: 9460912982 Publisher: Sense Publishers Publisher's Description: This book examines various views and perspectives on digitisation. As Simon Tanner, Director Digital Consultancy, King's College London says in the Foreword: "Digitisation has become a cultural, scholastic, economic and political imperative and raises many issues for our consideration." Furthermore, that the book: "...seeks to address and answer some of the big questions of digitisation... It succeeds on many levels..." There are 22 contributors in the book, all experts in their fields. The book is divided into six parts: Part 1: 'Background and Overview to Digitisation and Digital Libraries' Part 2: 'Digitisation and Higher Education' Part 3: 'Digitisation and Inequalities' Part 4: 'Digital Libraries, Reference Services and Citation Indexing' Part 5: 'Digitisation of Rare, Valued and Scholarly Works' Part 6: 'Futuristic Developments of Digitisation' Topics covered include electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation in Africa, citation indexing, reference services, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, and poses some interesting questions for possible futures. The book will be of particular interest to information professionals, educators, librarians, academics and I.T. and knowledge experts. Ruth Rikowski concludes by indicating that: "...hopefully, the book will provide a source of inspiration for further research, leading to some more effective ways to proceed with the digitisation process. Also, that it will be possible to do this within a framework that can be used for good rather than ill, and for the benefit of many." Reviewer: Eric Jukes (Formerly of College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London) Book Rating: 5/5 Buy this book from Amazon  Review Summary
Christopher Pappas

5 Common Challenges Facing Educators at School Beginning and Tools to Address Them - 0 views

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    5 Teacher's Challenges and The Best Educational Tools to Address Them At the beginning of the school year, for an educator is hard to untangle all the tasks falling under her attribution. Every teacher has to deal with paper work, class activities, new children and many more. That is why having a good educational toolkit with educational apps and educational resources will facilitate these tasks and help to spare time and energy. http://elearningindustry.com/5-common-challenges-facing-educators-at-school-beginning-and-tools-to-address-them
Christopher Pappas

e-Learning Infographics Submit for Free your Education Infographic | e-Learning Infogra... - 0 views

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    "If you are an education infographics creator and you'd like to see your education infographic featured on e-Learning Infographics, or if you found a good education infographic worth spreading it (and if distributing it is not illegal), submit your education infographics through the education infographic submission form below for consideration. If you found the education infographic on another site, please do fill in the "via" field. After we publish your Education infographic a broad Social Media Campaign will follow at: "
fikar zuma

Master Education Degree Online Program - 0 views

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    Master education degree online program is a best choice for you to be selected when you are looking for the best education that will not make you be worrying about have to go out to somewhere to get your needed education
Nigel Coutts

Reflections from The Future of Education Conference - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The Future of Education is a topic often discussed, and at the recent gathering of educators in Florence, it was the title and theme for the conference. Now in its ninth year, The Future of Education is an international conference that attracts educators from around the world and across all domains touched by education. The conference is an inspiring two days of discussion and sharing, with the city of Florence, the centre of the Renaissance, providing a constant reminder of what might be possible when creativity and critical thinking combine. Here are my key takeaways from this event.
Christopher Pappas

Submit Your Favorite Education Infographics : The Best Education Infographics - 0 views

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    eLearningInfographics: The Best Education Infographics As founder of the eLearning Industry's network I am super excited with our new user-generated infographics site. A few months ago, several members of the eLearning Industry network contacted me requesting a website that would be dedicated to the best education infographics. Having this in mind, we formed a team of creative, hard-working, and passionate online educators. As a consequence, we just released the eLearningInfographics.com Submit Your Favorite Education Infographics
anonymous

GESS E-LEARNING Educational Supplies & Solutions exhibition take place today onwards.. - 4 views

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    The Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions exhibition will take place 5-7th March 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. GESS is the only exhibition in the region to cover the entire spectrum of educational supplies and solutions. The sixth edition of the Global Education Forum (GEF) under the title Smart Learning and Technological Advances in Education. The world's leading providers of ICT and e-learning solutions, interactive technologies, scientific and laboratory equipment and a full range of other education supplies will be exhibited. White House Busines Solutions P Ltd, in partnership with Al Mazroui Medical & Chemical supplies is showcasing their elearning and management solutions in their stall at GESS. Our showcases include the solutions for customization of open source learning management systems, elearning solutions for K12, corporate and other institutions. Ready elearningcontent material for primary science, primary mathematics, secondary mathematics and higher secondary biology, physics and chemistry. Our solutions also include school information management system and college management system for schools and academic institutions. Dont miss to visit WHBS stall.. http://whbs-elearning.blogspot.in
Christopher Pappas

30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic | e-Learning Infogra... - 0 views

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    30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic Australia-based online learning service Open Colleges compiled the How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education infographic detailing how Google Glass could be used to help facilitate learning in the future. http://elearninginfographics.com/google-glass-in-education-infographic/ #googleglass #education #edtech
Christopher Pappas

Free Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics - 0 views

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    Free Education Infographic FREE online study for everyone! The Free Education Infographic describing the process of enrolling to an online university (MOOC), Open2Study.com, powered by Open Universities Australia. If you are funs of Free Education you may also like the Free eLearning Resources and the Free Tools for Teachers! http://elearninginfographics.com/free-education-infographic/
Nigel Coutts

Educational Disadvantage - Socio-economic Status and Education Pt 2 - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    An unavoidable element of the discourse around educational disadvantage or equality is how we define and assess equality. One definition will see this as being in equality of access to education, funding for education and/or resources. Such an approach has largely been seen in government funding models however subtle variations on this theme have resulted in significant differences in resulting policies.
Nigel Coutts

Educators as Agents for Educational Policy - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Education exists in an uneasy domain and the teaching professional is forced to navigate between a multitude of conflicting tensions. Our education systems are dominated by abundance of voices all shouting for attention and offering a solution to the problems they have diagnosed. Each individual claims expertise and insights gained from years as a student is sufficient experience to allow one to speak with authority. - Educators need to find their voice. 
Nigel Coutts

Local Wisdom versus Global Assessments - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    A significant shift continues to occur within global education markets. It is signified by the manner in which it makes sense to speak of a global education market. It is driven by neo-liberalism and the expansion of markets into all aspects of our lives and it is made possible by manipulation of the third messaging system within the educational triad of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. It is a drive towards accountable, comparable and productive education systems fine-tuned to maximise the return on investment and provide industry with the workforce it desires. What must be asked is how does this trend impact students and are these the forces that should be driving change in our education systems?
Ihering Alcoforado

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for ... - Clark... - 12 views

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    Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction Clark Aldrich 1 Resenha John Wiley & Sons, 02/10/2009 - 144 páginas Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds Strategies for Online Instruction Clark Aldrich Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds The infusion of games, simulations, and virtual worlds into online learning can be a transforming experience for both the instructor and the student. This practical guide, written by education game expert Clark Aldrich, shows faculty members and instructional designers how to identify opportunities for building games, simulations, and virtual environments into the curriculum; how to successfully incorporate these interactive environments to enhance student learning; and how to measure the learning outcomes. It also discusses how to build institutional support for using and financing more complex simulations. The book includes frameworks, tips, case studies and other real examples, and resources. Praise for Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds "Clark Aldrich provides powerful insights into the dynamic arena of games, simulations, and virtual worlds in a simultaneously entertaining and serious manner as only he can. If you are involved with educating anyone, from your own children to classrooms full of students, you need to devour this book." -- Karl Kapp, assistant director, Institute for Interactive Technologies, Bloomsburg University "At a time when the technologies for e-learning are evolving faster than most people can follow, Aldrich successfully bridges the perceptual gap between virtual worlds, digital games, and educational simulations, and provides educators with all they really need to use this technology to enhance and enrich their e-learning experiences." -- Katrin Becker, instructor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Mount R
Ihering Alcoforado

Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | Edudemic - 40 views

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    Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 Topics: education, free tools, guest, technology, technology for tutoring, tutoring resources, tutoring tools inShare Share 462 The Internet provides a wealth of resources for teachers, tutors, and students to go well beyond classroom learning. Whether you're a teacher preparing for tomorrow's lecture, a professional tutor working with one or two students, or you just want to help your cousin in Alabama with some trig homework, these free tools will help you interact with your student(s) sans the confines of the classroom. Skype with Idroo Idroo is an online educational whiteboard used in combination with Skype. Use it with as many students or fellow teachers as you want for tutoring sessions or meetings, as the whiteboard's "only limitations" are Internet connection speed and how fast everyone involved absorbs the material. All writing and drawing done on the whiteboard is visible to participants in real time, making it a true virtual classroom. It also allows for remote math tutoring with its professional math typing tool. Gchat Anyone with a gmail account can access Gchat. Teachers, tutors, and students can talk to one another in real time, as well as send and receive files instantly. Save chats for referral purposes in your gmail account, or download the Google Talk application for voice conferencing with multiple parties. WizIQ Teachers, students and organizations can create free accounts on WizIQ, another online education portal. Students have the option to attend online classes, download free tutorials, use free practice tests, or find teachers with certain expertise. Online classes are not free, however. Teachers and organizations can offer recorded classes through WizIQ or those in real time, create online tests, use live audio and video chat, and distribute course work in any standard format. Teachers must pay per month for this service, though WizIQ offers easy teacher payment collection from stu
Julie Whitehead

The Education Technologies That Educators Believe Can Have The Biggest Impact On Studen... - 0 views

  • Professional Development received the most votes by a decent margin. This is so frequently cited by educators (as in these survey results from earlier this year), yet often seems to be overlooked or shortchanged in technology implementations in our schools. Educational institutions and school districts spend large sums on technology procurement, but often fail to allocate sufficient funds and resources to train educators on how to use the tools and how best to leverage them in the classroom.
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    1. Professional Development 2. Providing every student a computer and Internet access 3. Mobile Technologies
Christopher Pappas

The Evolution of Educational Technology Infographic | e-Learning Infographics - 0 views

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    The Evolution of Educational Technology Infographic Few things have changed in the last few centuries as much as the way we learn. Students have gone from attending one-room school houses to having the world at their fingertips in the classroom. Here is a look how evolving technology has impacted education. http://elearninginfographics.com/the-evolution-of-educational-technology-infographic/
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