The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft

Edsurge

How could a game featuring so little language drive this much language learning? In my experience creating projects in Minecraft and running after-school clubs, expert players are always keen to help their novice peers learn the essential skills. We then paired up, and the newbies learned gameplay tips and tricks, most of which was conducted in English. Playing in survival mode, a new player is quickly required to learn the basics. Language Learning and Minecraft.

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Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths." With a growing sense of the value of personalized, customized, and student-driven learning, what is the best way to capture and communicate students'' learning plans and goals?

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Tools of the trade

Learning with 'e's

I was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week. Social tagging sites such as Diigo and Delicious can offer this kind of filing cabinet organisation, but so too can wikis and other collaborative tools, which would I imagine, raise the level of engagement and profiling of individuals who organised and shared their content in this manner.

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. In particular, my PLN provides me with a constant supply of resources, thought-provoking discussions, knowledge, leadership strategies, and ways to successfully integrate technology. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning.

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. It’s amazing to think about how 20 years ago, personal computers were only just beginning and now, it’s within arm’s reach of the majority of the youth in America. Educational technology seems to be progressing at warp speed, with new advances emerging every single day. Learning how to reach masses all at once is educational innovation at its best.

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Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 05: Will Richardson

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was fortunate to be the primary host for Episode 05 of Silver Lining for Learning yesterday. Will has been talking about how to rethink learning, teaching, and schooling for decades. Freedom to Learn. Personal Learning Networks. Learning on the Blog.

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. That is, the technologies that dominated educational technology in the 1970s were technologies that were primarily teacher controlled and oriented toward instruction.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

In this paper, having revisited my previous speeches I''m going to try to gaze once more into the near future in an attempt to determine what education might look like in the light of the technological developments that comprise Web 2.0. 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. As with most other technology innovations, Web 2.0 wiki YouTube

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). Ready and eager to commit 5 weeks to learning.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens. Assess student technology use organically. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). Ready and eager to commit 5 weeks to learning tech.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens. Assess student technology use organically. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one).

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens. Assess student technology use organically. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one). Ready and eager to commit 5 weeks to learning tech. Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning and differentiate instruction. Keyboarding as part of learning.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Blend technology smoothly into your curriculum making it a tool, not a distraction.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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Learn to Blend Tech into Your Class; Get College Credit

Ask a Tech Teacher

Starting January 18th, I’ll be teaching a class on blending technology into your classroom: the Tech-Infused Teacher — January 18th-February 21st. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network. Use technology to support teaching and achieve Common Core Standards.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network. Appraise technology to support teaching and achieve Common Core Standards.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Use traditional and non-traditional technology approaches to build an understanding of good writing and nurture a love of the process.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Use traditional and non-traditional technology approaches to build an understanding of good writing and nurture a love of the process. Assess student technology use organically.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Without its one-stop curation of class management activities such as attendance, homework, grading, discussions, resources, and more, each with their own separate website, login, and password, technology use in education would be defined by chaos. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Most importantly, true growth is about learning from people that don’t belong to the same culture as us — a truly eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. Students that take part in a global virtual team are more likely to develop their teamwork skills, reduce stereotyping and obtain better learning outcomes than their peers who don’t participate in a global project. For asynchronous collaboration, you can use groups and forums, a shared blog, or a wiki.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning.

8 Things Every Geek Should Do Twice a Year

The Daring Librarian

i would also add.these ideas for technology educators: look at the "look" of your blog.update your banner graphic once a year at least so that you don''t look stale. so now i''m gwyneth jones here and on twitter in addition to my electronic portfolio and my wikis. i made the mistake back in 06 when i joined wikispaces of making it under my school name cause my intention was for it to be a prof dev wiki. add it to your blog, wiki or slideshare!

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four grad school classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. Leveraging Writing with Technology. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning.

Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER

Edsurge

Karen Stout, president and CEO of the college reform network Achieving the Dream, explained the true value of OER in a recent Huffington Post article: “Using open resources in instruction can create the customized and personalized learning that has the promise to open up our classrooms to those students who so need to be freed from its current construct.”. Others, like Open Osmosis , are building technology to make leveraging the open license of OER easier at scale.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

By Rebecca Koenig In Pursuit of Personalized Learning Baraniuk played electric guitar in high school rock bands while growing up in Winnipeg, Canada—the same city, he notes, that spawned The Guess Who. After several of these epiphanies, I realized this idea of finding out how you can reach students more than half way and give them access to a personalized learning experience,” Baraniuk says. After all, technology is expensive to maintain.

Selfie number 4

Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. With Josie Fraser, Helen Keegan and Cristina Costa in Utrecht, 2007 Graham invited me to speak in Utrecht the following year at an event called 'Show that you Share', which in retrospect became a pivotal point in my involvement in the open learning movement.

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

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Grounded as it is on brain research and extensive research into how people learn self-determined learning is particularly popular among those interested in innovative approaches to learning. Learning Environment.

Engaging Learners: Promising Practices in the Cloud

EdTechSandyK

OLDaily Online Newsletter You Tube Video, Connectivism and Technology [link] Connectivism in Practice Building 21st Century Learning Environments in EC-20 Building Educational Technology Leadership Capacity Promising Practices: Use and Transference - Using these tools with master''s program students so they will in turn use them with their students. Now the professors create a class wiki or site so all of the students can easily stay connected and in touch.

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