TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 03/26/2012
CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
“CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.”
Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom
“There’s an ongoing debate about the role social media should play in education. Advocates point out the benefits that social media provides for today’s digital learners while critics call for regulation and for removing social media from classrooms. Finding a middle ground has become a challenge.”
“90-9-1” Rule for Participation Inequality: Lurkers vs. Contributors in Internet Communities (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)
“In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.” This feeds the argument that we are teaching students to be consumers and not content creators or producers.
SunAeon allows you to explore the solar system, look at each of the planets up close and see how they move relative to each other. The planets are rendered beautifully although there are no moons (even our moon). I hope these will be added later. There’s also no additional information about any of the planets.
Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school
“Real learning requires lots and lots of doing, not just listening. One does not learn to play the music — or math or science for that matter — only by sitting in a chair and listening. One learns by doing and figuring things out. I do not provide any answers or insights here, but I wanted to point you to several presentations and interviews below concerning education and schooling that I have found particularly relevant and stimulating.”
Education Week: Blended Learning Sports Variety of Approaches
“As schools mix online instruction and face-to-face learning, educators are identifying promising hybrid approaches”
Consumption vs. Production | Blend My Learning
The “consumption vs. production” dichotomy is an important one for us to consider. Too much of what we currently do, with and without technology, is focused on consumption and not enough on production. Good blog post to prompt deeper thinking about this lens.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.