DawsonITE for November 7, 2014
Here is this week’s edition of on-line features from DawsonITE.
Rethinking learning from Dean Shareski
The infographic linked here details the most useful Google apps for the iPad. These are the apps that DawsonITE finds most useful not only for teachers, but any Google user.
What the videos and quizzes have done is help with tracking data, assigning practice exercises, and supplementing instruction into existing classroom structures. Researchers found a positive correlation with increased test scores, but little else to show that Khan Academy tools helped transform classrooms.
Entrepreneurial activity in the field of education technology (commonly referred to as ‘edtech’) is picking up, so we decided to shed some light on 15 European startups that are tackling this space.
The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning.
In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention.
Here’s a brief look at how a few of the web’s biggest user-driven platforms suggest getting in contact with them so you can gain control of a deceased loved one’s account or have shut it down completely.
The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business models.
Google’s new Stars interface for the Chrome Bookmark Manager has launched on the Chrome Web store. Downloading the extension completely replaced Chrome’s old bookmarks interface, so you’ll want to keep that in mind if you’re thinking of installing.
We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.
Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation.
A list of the Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from the latest EDUCAUSE conference.
Video of the Week: A science award that makes you laugh, then think
Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think