Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008

Edsurge

About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce. Not only educators. I think we would focus more on the education side.

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

Nik Peachey

Tuesday, 16 December 2008. Edublog Awards 2008. ▼ 2008. (64). IATEFL Online Conference 2008. education. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Learning technology teacher development blog. Tips, resources and teaching materials for EFL and ESL teachers.

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Online Video: What does it have to offer teachers and learners?

Nik Peachey

With the spread of broadband access the potential for education and for language teaching and development and autonomous teacher development is huge, but still as yet largely under exploited as the discussion that followed my session highlighted.

Online Video: As Knowledge Resource

Nik Peachey

Read an article on Using Videos from YouTube Watch a video showing How to embed video from YouTube into web pages Download instructions as PDF I created my own channel to share my educational videos. It’s also a great place to find educational videos for teacher development. 

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Online Video: As Communication

Nik Peachey

Over the past couple of years online video communication has been transformed, not only price and quality, but in ease of use and accessibility. This tool has great potential for extending the reaches of our classroom and opening access to much better support for distance learners.

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Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

Over the past few years video sharing websites have become increasingly specialised, bringing about the development of different 'genres' of video sharing sites. As online video increasingly competes with TV this has also brought about the development of genres of 'micro shows'.

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Filming in Second Life 1

Nik Peachey

Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to make my debut as an educational chat show host on The Consultants-E' s Edunation Island where I interviewed Gavin Dudeney.

Text to Speech Movies for EFL ESL

Nik Peachey

Not everyone using the site is doing so for educational purposes, s some of the animations that are already there could be inappropriate for younger learners or offensive to older ones.

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Developmental requirements for technology

Connecting 2 the World

My Introduction to Distance Learning course has students in a variety of educational levels (K- 12, university, public education, and professionals) and subjects (Art, science, math, business, cyptopathology, computer science, foreign language, library science). Tags: distance learning Educational Technology Tony Karrer Writing writing across the curriculum

The fear of podcasting!

Connecting 2 the World

I recently heard a podcast from the ELI conference on the future of education and technology. Tags: communication Educational Technology Educause Podcasts While I am sure there was some editing done, in listening to the podcast I knew that I could never be a star in this area. Since I will be teaching about podcasts as a means of organizational communication in the next few weeks, this got be to thinking, Who should and who shouldn’t podcast.

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. If you are using Ning for educational purposes you can contact them and ask for advertising to be removed. Social networking is one of the key concepts that is driving Web 2.0 these days.

Good resource on Social Networking

Connecting 2 the World

What I like about this blog is that it encompasses many fields in its analysis of social software: law, communication, education, and business. I found a great blog on social networking which I have just started subscribing to. Deborah Pierce Jon Pincus Social Networking social software Tales from the Net

Understanding the big picture while keeping track of the details

Connecting 2 the World

I find whenever I use a new tool, I have trouble using it until I see where it fits into the system of communication and education. I am very excited about my new course, as I have been able to put together a conceptual framework of the types of Web 2.0 technology, and how they relate to each other. I still am having trouble with facebook, but I am getting there.

Skills needed for new communication technology

Connecting 2 the World

The educational system, while they try to claim they are preparing students for the workplace, still stress individual acheivement. George Sieman wrote an interesting post that got me thinking. What are the skills needed for new communication technologies? What should we be including at the higher ed level to prepare students for the workplace of the 21st Century? Here are some idea: How to network.

What can a wiiboard do for me?

The Electric Educator

He does not provide any suggestions on how to actually use the wiiboard in the classroom-- that is up to the educational community, and is what I hope to do through this blog. educational technology johnny chung lee wii wiiboard

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Text to Speech for EFL ESL Materials

Nik Peachey

TTS systems with intelligent front ends can make educated guesses about ambiguous abbreviations, while others provide the same result in all cases, resulting in nonsensical (and sometimes comical) outputs. Text to Speech (TTS) technology has come a long way in recent years and this is nowhere more evident than on the Read The Words website.

Using Product Reviews

Nik Peachey

there are some things to be wary of when using them, but on the whole I think making students aware of the possible dangers, traps and pitfalls, is a valuable part of their education in itself, so I don't see this a reason not to use these sites. Product review sites are becoming ever more popular on the internet, and why not after all? If you are going to spend money buying something, it's always a good idea to see what other people who bought that same product think of it.

Naming My Sources: Part 1

Nik Peachey

It's a great place to get ideas, tips and information about ways to work more efficiently with your computer, but tends to be more 'geek' than educationally orientated. I've decided to start naming some of the sources I use to locate new and interesting websites and information. I've decided to do this for a number of reasons I just don't have time to write about everything I find, so this gives people the opportunity to find things for themselves and perhaps write about them.

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Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

In this feature I'd like to show you how to create your own free wiki using 'Wetpaint' and look at some of the reasons for using wikis to achieve educational goals. First, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, here's a quick definition which comes from one of the most famous wikis, wikipedia.org. "A A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content [.].

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Creating multimedia stories

Nik Peachey

audio education fun mobile learning multimedia second life videoI know that it's easy to be cynical about Microsoft, but every now and then they do produce great things for free! Photo Story 3 is one of those great things, and yes it is free! Photo Story 3 a piece of free software that you can download to your PC and use to create multimedia photo stories complete with images, transitions, effects, text, background music and your own voice narration.

Using 'How to' videos

Nik Peachey

Some of my favourites are: How to audition for a vocal competition How to salsa dance (I still need some work on that one) How to create a home recording studio There's also a good section on careers and education which has advice and tips on selecting colleges, doing interviews as well as more business orientated stuff like negotiating and becoming a better salesperson Using this site with students You'll have to be careful about which videos you choose for your students.

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Video debating website

Nik Peachey

I’ve been having a look at a new website (still in beta) which I think has some great educational / language learning potential. The future of education? It's called BigThink.com The site is designed to create debate and get people thinking about some of the big issues in life. It contains video clips from a very large and broad range of experts giving their opinions on various issues.

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Interaction, Conversation, and Reflection

Connecting 2 the World

I’ll also be talking more about e-learning and digital communication outside formal education systems. Image via Wikipedia. Yes it’s been ages; my regular posting pattern has disappeared, and visits have dropped away.

Wiiboard Software

The Electric Educator

educational technology interactive whiteboard IR pen johnny chung lee smoothboard wii wiiboard Turing a Nintendo Wii controler into a smartboard is a relatively simple process. Here is what you need. Nintendo Wii controler (Note: you do NOT need to have the Wii system. A controler can be purchased for about $50).

Award Nomination

The Electric Educator

educational technology hands on activities lab work MSTA reflection wiiboard My mentor teacher nominated me for the Michigan Science Teacher Association''s "Teacher of Promise Award". I am very honored to by the nomination and grateful for the time that was spent on my behalf. I spent a large part of this past week completing the application sent to me by the MSTA. It was long!

Wii Board

The Electric Educator

educational technology johnny lee MACUL smartboard wii This year, one of my primary projects has been the creation of the Wii smartboard first created by Johnny Lee Chung. This technology allows teachers to create a smartboard for a fraction of the cost of a commercial product such as the ones sold by Smar t. First, I readily admit that the Wiiboard is not for everyone.

To whom much is given …. imagination and poverty

Connecting 2 the World

I am privileged through accident of birth, the acquisition of a good education, and a career that has helped to pay for those nice things in life. My education, moral and social inclinations tell me that yes, I do. It’s BAD day (blog action day) around the world and this year’s action revolves around poverty.

Class Blogging: getting started

Connecting 2 the World

Last year an Australian colleague (who was a genuine pathfinder in his use of blogging in education) ran into difficulty with a state education authority. Subsequently educational bloggers here debated the issues which revolved around the banning of that particular class blog: perceived bureaucratic heavy-handedness, professionalism, pedagogy, the use of children’s images online, the open-ness of the blogging platform and so it went.

Connected Minds.

Learning with 'e's

The chapter showcases some of the recent research into the use of wikis in higher education and Steve Wheeler approaches this topic armed with an extensive data set derived from the discussion group postings of his online teacher trainee groups.

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Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). I believe that educators do more counseling of children and young people than any other profession. Gallagher & Lopez, 2008; Snyder et al.,

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition

Edsurge

Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. based maker of various educational robots with names like GoPiGo, GrovePi and GiggleBot.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Moving From Education 1.0

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. In today’s show, Jarod Robinson geeks out Physical Education Class: Replay apps to help kids see what to improve.

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Announcing the Jeffco 11 educational leadership blog

Dangerously Irrelevant

Starting this week, we are sharing resources and blogging about educational leadership issues in addition to our class sessions. – Leadership Day 2008. Our 11th University of Colorado Denver principal licensure cohort for the Jeffco Public Schools is 31 students strong!