TL2014 – Resources of the week… (weekly)
MIT + K12 – YouTube
MIT launched the MIT + K12 program, encouraging its students to create videos teaching basic engineering and science concepts to younger students. Produced in partnership with Khan Academy and found on the popular video site YouTube, the videos are geared towards K-12 students and aim to interest these younger students in the STEM subjects.
BioDigital Human | Human Anatomy and Conditions in Interactive 3D
The BioDigital Human is a great free resource that can provide education and fun by giving you a new way to look at and learn about the human body in general and even specific systems.
Welcome to the Visual.ly Learn Center | Visual.ly
“Here, you’ll find resources to help you understand, design & create infographics.”
Skype in the classroom
Skype in the Classroom is a website on which teachers worldwide can post ideas for Skype lessons, connect with other classrooms and come up with ways to collaborate via Skype.
COERLL | Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning
COERLL’s mission is to produce and disseminate Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the Internet public (e.g., online language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, corpora, etc.). The term OER refers to any educational material offered freely for anyone to use, typically involving some permission to re-mix, improve, and redistribute. Thus, COERLL seeks to promote a culture of collaboration that lies at the heart of the Open Education movement. In addition, COERLL aims to reframe foreign language education in terms of bilingualism and/or multilingualism. As such, all COERLL resources strive to represent more accurately language development and performance along dialectal and proficiency continua.
Ouch – Online Game
The game begins by challenging players to inflict injuries on a loveable, unwitting protagonist. Using their arsenal of placebos, painkillers and spider venom, players then defend a pulsing brain against waves of pain signals.
What Could Disappear – NYTimes.com
“Maps show coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded, without engineered protection, in three levels of higher seas. Percentages are the portion of dry, habitable land within the city limits of places listed that would be permanently submerged.”
Measuring Student Achievement in the New Digital Landscape| The Committed Sardine
Measuring student achievement with a standardized test analogous to measuring a person’s health by determining height and weight. There are many more measures that indicate overall health as there are measures that indicate what students have achieved. There are skills and abilities beyond “information recall and low-level understanding of concepts” that our students will need for success in a rapidly changing world.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.