Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. Tuesday, 16 December 2008. To find out more read: Subtitling your video clips LangoLab LangoLab is a video sharing website designed for anyone who want to learn or teach any language. Edublog Awards 2008. e-learning. (4).

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Blogging and Writing: is there a difference?

Connecting 2 the World

Image via Wikipedia. The social networking merry-go-round continues turning. It’s not all fun and games and party and let’s all wear hats on Seesmic today type stuff … though that’s fun too.

Web 2.0 Wednesday #1

Connecting 2 the World

Google Toolbox Opened. Originally uploaded by shimsand. I was searching this morning for an image of a toolbox or a playbox to sum up how I think about Web 2.0. I found this one on one of my favourite Web 2.0 sites Flickr and via a Creative Commons search.

BlipFM: my favourite streaming music site

Connecting 2 the World

If you haven’t discovered it yet, give BlipFM a try. BlipFM has a Twitter-like interface where you can see what others are listening to from the great BlipFM catalogue of music. You can search by artist or title to see if your favourite is there, and then other BlipFM DJs (you are a DJ on BlipFM) get to see what you’re listening to.

Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. Increased reach You can increase the reach of your F2F activities and get more people involved in the collaborative / collective development of your project. Good for your personal / career development You can learn a lot through being an administrator and develop some useful skills and knowledge.

People rule … so says Cleese

Connecting 2 the World

Image via Wikipedia. I started the morning, as always, with a cup of coffee and a walk round the garden. Helps to get the head and heart going. Logged in then to check on the overnight emails, and remembered that this morning, John Cleese (yes he of Python fame) was to be a guest on Seesmic. It was 12noon PDT and 5am AEST here, so I jumped on line and caught a bit of the tallest Python being genial about life in America, what’s ‘wrong’ with it all (the legal system), and people.

TimeFrame - an online video art show now open

Connecting 2 the World

I posted two days ago about Christi Nielsen and her innovative art show called TimeFrame which has just opened using the Seesmic video platform. TimeFrame will be showing for the next 72 hours or so. Here’s the thread which will continue to update as the hours roll by. Check in and join in if you feel inclined. Just hit the reply button. Timeframe has been designed so that viwers can talk with the artists and others who stop by.

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Time Frame: a 3 day virtual art show on Seesmic

Connecting 2 the World

Now here’s something to lok out for this coming weekend. LA-based artist Christi Nielsen has organised a virtual art-show on the video platform Seesmic. The interactive nature of the platform means the 10 artists and who knows how many viewers, will be able to view and comment on the varied artworks and the comments themselves.

In 12 seconds or less …

Connecting 2 the World

I’m thinking it might be a nice entry-level toy-tool for those keen to practise or to learn video micro-blogging. A new video comment player appeared a week or so back. It’s called 12 Seconds and you get to leave a comment in … you guessed … 12 seconds (or less). This is akin to the 140 characters on Twitter and the status comments in Facebook. 12 Seconds is in ‘private alpha.’

Utterli appropriate: tools for a new gen of citizen journalists

Connecting 2 the World

I’m impressed by the growing slew of portable device apps that make it possible for bloggers and social commentators to post their reports across platforms online or via their mobile phones. Enter Utterli (formerly Utterz) and now Seesmic for the Nokia N95. Last month, I watched the Democratic National Convention via a feed that had been put together to aggregate all the reports coming in from the field from a small team of citizen journalists … boy wonders in my eyes.

Hello, my name is Dramagirl, and I’m a webaholic …

Connecting 2 the World

As you can tell from the title, it was about learning more about the art and craft of blog commenting, and sharing the conversation around. Several of my latest posts here have focused on the flood of social networking sites I’ve been attracted to during the past few months. In fact, an entire theme has developed with these often apologetic posts. I’ve been a bit whiny really, using the sad excuse that such play aka experimentation is all grist to the mill of future posts.Â

A (minor) rant on why good presentation design works …

Connecting 2 the World

Once again I’m reminded of the impact of good design. This morning I received an e-letter from SlideShare pointing me to the World’s Best Presentation Contest winners. Judged by some big-hitters in the web-design stakes (Garr Reynolds, Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte, Bert Decker) here is the overall winner. THIRST. View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: design crisis ). Why did it win?

Using wikis with EFL students

Nik Peachey

You can upload student work for collaborative editing, though you should make sure they are comfortable with this first. Get students to create a story collaboratively. You could use a wiki as a sort of learning record which all the students could contribute to. collaborative learning tutorial wiki writing skills

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Using wikis for teacher development

Nik Peachey

You could then see how well they were assimilating the information they were learning on the course and this would give you the opportunity to revise anything they were getting wrong or misunderstanding You could create a teaching jargon wiki. I think the possibilities for collaborative projects for teacher development are almost limitless. collaborative learning teacher development wiki writing skills

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Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites." The collaborative aspect is great, enabling other users, whether it is a select group or whether you open up the wiki to anyone who wants to contribute, takes the emphasis off you as the creator / author and helps you to share out the work and draw on a much greater pool of knowledge and creativity. collaborative learning knowledge sharing wiki writing skills

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The Blog that Writes Itself

Connecting 2 the World

Well, not really, but while I am adventuring around Europe this northern summer, I’m using Friend Feed , a useful aggregating service to suck in all of my shares on Flickr , Twitter , Seesmic , Tumblr , del.icio.us and elsewhere on my growing social network. And I wondered why I wasn’t getting so much (proper) blogging done lately! I’ve been using Friend Feed for a week now and find it immensely useful to track my own friends’ postings from diverse services.

More commenting possibilities …

Connecting 2 the World

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Blog Learnings Comment systems are the latest webb apps to intrigue me, but boy are they volatile. I had pretty much decided to let go of CoComment and throw in my lot with Disqus both regular, traditional comment systems … you know, the kind where you use words and write sentences?  At the same time I was lamenting the fact that old Wordpress comments won’t show up in Disqus.

Organizational learning theories

Connecting 2 the World

My dissertation not only looks at distributed group collaboration, but also how that effects organizational learning. The following is my discussion on organizational learning, including how I differentiate knowledge management from organizational learning. Organizational Learning Theories There are two prevailing schools of learning theory at the organizational level. Organizational learning is distinguishable from knowledge management. 2008).

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay In preparation for my EDEN19 keynote later this month in Bruges, I have been making notes on connected learning. In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching.

The Next Generation in Student Flashcards

A Principal's Reflections

Numerous studies (Spitzer: 1939, Cepeda et al: 2008,) into human memory have shown that memory retention can be improved by spacing out your exposure to information, so that you review the information again at the optimal moment.

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High Impact Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

EdSense

A significant finding in the book was that teachers can make a positive difference on student's performance despite other circumstances that may impede learning. Why is an evidence based approach to teaching and learning important?

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning. Support and training to promote continual professional learning.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. 2008). 2008).

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 2008).

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Work in progress

Learning with 'e's

More importantly, such activities have been shown to be very beneficial for all those who participate to learn together (Wheeler et al, 2008). 2008) The good, the bad and the wiki: Evaluating student generated content as a collaborative learning tool.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

In 2008, ever hopeful, Gartner insisted that “This thing certainly isn’t dead and maybe it will yet blossom.” ” Take “collaborative learning,” for example, which this year’s K–12 report posits as a mid-term trend.

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#EDENchat Growing minds

Learning with 'e's

When we learn we grow. Such growth can be chaotic and seemingly void of structure at time, especially in the digital age where there are multiple pathways and a bewildering number of choices we can make as to what we learn, how (and with what tools) we learn it, and at what pace we learn.

#EDENchat Growing minds

Learning with 'e's

When we learn we grow. Such growth can be chaotic and seemingly void of structure at times, especially in the digital age where there are multiple pathways and a bewildering number of choices we can make as to what we learn, how (and with what tools) we learn it, and at what pace we learn.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. In late fall 2008, the first draft of the document was written by the world, via a sharing website.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. Current organizational learning and knowledge literature identify and categorize 12 different types of knowledge depending on the location in which the knowledge is created and the depth of knowledge. Without interdepartmental collaboration or conflict, individual groups lack the opportunity to reinterpret intergroup content and negotiate meaning. 2008).