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3 Free iPad Whiteboard Apps To Record Video Lessons Like Khan Academy

great article by Kirsten Winkler

The iPad has found quite some success in the education community with an increasing number of teachers calling an iPad II or even the new iPad their own, and the same is true for many families. Today’s article is a comparative review of three handy whiteboard apps to teach your students and people around the world.


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Will it Blend? Putting the Person Back in Personalized Online Learning Studies
For all the great advantages of online learning, there is one big downside, which is not necessarily the fault of online learning but of the way people relate to it:
There exists a wide-spread deception that using tools can replace teaching or learning for that matter, and while few people would admit actually believing this, the number of blogs and articles about techno-centric education prove the opposite.
Their approach is built on the valid understanding that tools can be used as an extension but then goes overboard until the learning itself becomes completely shrouded in never-ending talks about tools, technologies, apps, etc.
All of this obscures the fact that while people like to talk about education and be seen as philanthropists their understandingof what learning actually means might be limited.
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Will it Blend? Putting the Person Back in Personalized Online Learning Studies

For all the great advantages of online learning, there is one big downside, which is not necessarily the fault of online learning but of the way people relate to it:

There exists a wide-spread deception that using tools can replace teaching or learning for that matter, and while few people would admit actually believing this, the number of blogs and articles about techno-centric education prove the opposite.

Their approach is built on the valid understanding that tools can be used as an extension but then goes overboard until the learning itself becomes completely shrouded in never-ending talks about tools, technologies, apps, etc.

All of this obscures the fact that while people like to talk about education and be seen as philanthropists their understandingof what learning actually means might be limited.

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“One of the most common responses I get when I tell people what I do (teaching & coaching online), is that they say they would miss the “real connection” to people around them. That this would not be for them, because they need a personal connection to people!”
What do you think? Can an online class be as personal as a class in a brick & mortar school?
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“One of the most common responses I get when I tell people what I do (teaching & coaching online), is that they say they would miss the “real connection” to people around them. That this would not be for them, because they need a personal connection to people!”

What do you think? Can an online class be as personal as a class in a brick & mortar school?

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Here’s Why Online Learning Could Be Much More Than Meets The Eye
YouTube has become the most popular way to say “streaming web video.” Every child knows that “to google” means searching for stuff. Where do you go for that quick fix of facts? Wikipedia.
From a brand-perspective, this is the ultimate success. Your brand is merged with what it’s representing. And everyday language picks it up.
But why there is no one-stop source for Online Learning, yet? Is it simply not popular enough? Or are there technical difficulties?
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Here’s Why Online Learning Could Be Much More Than Meets The Eye

YouTube has become the most popular way to say “streaming web video.” Every child knows that “to google” means searching for stuff. Where do you go for that quick fix of facts? Wikipedia.

From a brand-perspective, this is the ultimate success. Your brand is merged with what it’s representing. And everyday language picks it up.

But why there is no one-stop source for Online Learning, yet? Is it simply not popular enough? Or are there technical difficulties?

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The 5 Big Mistakes Of Virtual Education

thanks Kirsten Winkler for sharing


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Skype has become boring and why that’s a good thing
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I quoted Clay Shirky on that quite a bit already, but I think his idea that tech first needs to become boring in order to make a real impact on society is straight on, still.
Great article in which Kirsten Winkler makes a point that a) Skype is increasingly used by people to learn and teach and b) therefore it doesn’t make any sense for online teachers to “hide” on designated teaching platforms but they should face the world wide web instead.
http://www.kirstenwinkler.com/skype-has-become-boring-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/ View high resolution

Skype has become boring and why that’s a good thing

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I quoted Clay Shirky on that quite a bit already, but I think his idea that tech first needs to become boring in order to make a real impact on society is straight on, still.

Great article in which Kirsten Winkler makes a point that a) Skype is increasingly used by people to learn and teach and b) therefore it doesn’t make any sense for online teachers to “hide” on designated teaching platforms but they should face the world wide web instead.

http://www.kirstenwinkler.com/skype-has-become-boring-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/


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gjmueller:

Direct Instruction Is Killing Us

You actually get your edtech card revoked if you haven’t expressed that idea in a forum recently. The direct instruction = assembly line worker thing is has become the edtech equivalent of you’re defending the status quo or you’re saying poverty is destiny or we need to think about what’s good for the kids, not the adults.   I dunno.

gjmueller:

Direct Instruction Is Killing Us

You actually get your edtech card revoked if you haven’t expressed that idea in a forum recently. The direct instruction = assembly line worker thing is has become the edtech equivalent of you’re defending the status quo or you’re saying poverty is destiny or we need to think about what’s good for the kids, not the adults. 

I dunno
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YouTube Rolls Out School-friendly Video Site

YouTube has been an educational resource with tremendous potential that teachers have been wanting to tap into for years. School bans and content concerns have gotten in the way… until now.

With YouTube for Schools, school can block the main YouTube while giving teachers and students access to educational videos for free.

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Teaching Today’s Web-Centric Kids

world-shaker:

There are some great case study examples in here. One was on ePortfolios, and I’ve included a little excerpt below:

“These portfolios represent purposeful collections of student work that serve as evidence for their individual abilities,” says Ken Holvig, the school’s Head Computer teacher. “The steps for creating the portfolio include collection of work samples, selection through teacher and student input, reflection, projection of future goals and presentation to parents and peers.” The e-Portfolios are shared online through Google Sites.

“Our seventh graders have responded to the challenge by building robust documents rich with chosen artifacts and personal reflection,” Holvig notes. In other words, the process of creating e-Portfolios of their own work is motivating students to create better work; thus improving their education and their job-hunting resources down the line.

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