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Mathieu Plourde

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us - 0 views

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    "Lately, I've become increasingly frustrated with our unwillingness to acknowledge these "elephants in the (class)room," if you will, because the new contexts for modern learning forged by the networked world in which we now live are creating an imperative for new ways of thinking about our work in schools. I've been collecting a list of these "things that we don't really want to talk about in education" in hopes that it might challenge us to bring those elephants out into the open and ignite some much needed conversation about how to deal with them. Here are nine of them:"
Mathieu Plourde

Google Tablet Goes To School | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    "An IT director who turns on the first in a batch of Nexus tablets will have to spend a couple of minutes to set up the device and, say, load in a class list from a spreadsheet, says Rick Borovoy, product manager for Google Play for Education. But once that first device is ready, provisioning any additional device requires no more than "bumping" a new device with the administrator's. Borovoy said the goal was to enable someone to provision a class in under 10 minutes."
Mathieu Plourde

Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say - 1 views

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    "A new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education flips upside down the notion that students learn best by first independently reading texts or watching online videos before coming to class to engage in hands-on projects. Studying a particular lesson, the Stanford researchers showed that when the order was reversed, students' performances improved substantially."
Mathieu Plourde

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture - 0 views

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    "The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. "
Mathieu Plourde

Screencasting to Engage Learning - 1 views

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    Screencasts can provide learners a student-centered and engaging learning experience in both distance and traditional learning settings. To align screencasts with lesson objectives, goals, assessment practices, and standards, instructors can create their own screencasts rather than searching through the thousands of educational screencast videos on the web. Good educational screencasts depend not only on thorough planning but also on thoughtful and careful editing to re-sequence lesson elements, eliminate awkward and unnecessary portions, and craft a focused, easy-to-follow presentation that uses students' time efficiently.
Janice-Gamble Hill

My Library - 0 views

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    Free Webinar Raise Student Achievement via Formative Assessment 10/17/12 at 2pm ET
Janice-Gamble Hill

XFINITY Connect: TOMORROW: Discover How to Personalize Learning with Ed Tech - 0 views

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    Giving students personalized learning experiences is crucial to improving education, and the use of digital tools can make it easier and less time-consuming for teachers to accomplish this. In this webinar you'll learn the top 10 tips on how to give students access to information in the way that best suits them. 
samjohns146

Designing a New Learning Environment | Stanford Online - 3 views

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    Stanford On-Line course
Mathieu Plourde

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education - 3 views

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    "Below you'll see a guide to who is using social media (pretty much everyone is aware of it) to which actual social networks they prefer. Surprising Info Most teachers don't use Twitter. They opt for Facebook and YouTube by a large amount LinkedIn is preferred over both wikis and Twitter Just about every social network can play a pivotal role in education, so it's time to start learning about all of them!"
Mathieu Plourde

Welcome to Skype in the classroom - 0 views

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    "Meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom. "
Mathieu Plourde

5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better - 0 views

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    "Below, we've rounded up a few other ways that social media and technology are bring innovation to the classroom."
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