2016-01-31

Set Learning Goals on Google Calendar by Briallyn Smith


A year is a lot of time to meet your goals. Google Calendar can be the master planning tool for an entire year. These time management tips show you how.

Stewart-Marshall's insight:
Your Google calendar as a tool for goal setting and time management

2016-01-30

Clips – Simple Video Editor for iPhone


Clips is the simplest video editor in the world. Easily add music and dissolve transitions in this award-winning iPhone app. Also works great on iPad.


Why online learning often fails - EnglishUp


The internet has made it easier, cheaper and some would argue even more effective to study than ever before. You can now log into online learning courses from some of the world's most renowned learning institutions and study with some of the most highly qualified teachers from almost anywhere in the world with just an internet connection and some form of digital device.

 


Stewart-Marshall's insight:
A list of some of the main reasons why online learning fails and how we can deal with them.

2016-01-29

10 online tools for better student research


**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest column by Antonio Tooley The biggest responsibility of...


2016-01-28

2016-01-19

6 Expert Predictions for Digital Education in 2016


The year 2015 was an exciting time in digital education. Now it's time to look to the future and the things to come in 2016.

 


To help you plan your digital education strategy for the coming year, we tapped into some of the digital education leaders to share their 3 biggest predictions for 2016



2016-01-18

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond's TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy


2016-01-14

Why the behaviour argument against mobile devices is flawed


The idea of prohibiting mobile devices in school may appear attractive, and a ban could be the right call in some circumstances. But suggesting that "all headteachers worth their salt" should ban mobile devices – as Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of England's schools inspectorate Ofsted, did recently – does not really address the challenges and opportunities that the devices present to schools. Forcing students to enter an alternative reality every morning where the mobile internet doesn't exist is probably not the answer.



Digital Leadership: Creating Value Through Technology | Best Online Courses


Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This free, four-week online course will introduce you to the new digital landscape. You will learn how to get the most out of technology for your business and how to strategically align business and IT models, to deliver value to your customers. Whether you're a CEO or someone involved in designing IT and business architecture, this course is for you. No prior knowledge of management theory or hands-on technology skills are required to get started.

 


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2016-01-12

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

What attracts my attention more than anything else in this program are the two lists of core apps curated for both teachers and students. As soon as I saw the titles included in these lists I knew from my own experience in reviewing educational apps that these could be a very good start for anyone of you out there trying to incorporate iPad in your  teaching. Unfortunately the the app names are not hyperlinked which means that you need to google them in order to access them in iTunes store.
 


Tablets: The correct prescription | Learning with 'e's


A recent meta-study commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning confirms what many teachers already suspected. A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a). These findings are supported by another, larger meta-study of 41 qualitative reports from the same period, which showed that tablets and mobile devices are most effective when used in student-active contexts (Tamim et al, 2015b).



2016-01-03

Massive Price Reduction on Lots of Udemy Courses | Best Online Courses


Just for eleven days, there's a 2016 New Year special sale at Udemy – thousands of online courses in web development, professional development, programming, IT, etc at $10 each. The promotion ends at 11:59pm, PST, January 11th, 2016


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2016-01-02

FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature


Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.