syndicating 4660 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs

Let’s Design a School!

Crossposted at SlowchatED.

If you enjoy Twitter conversations on education and you're not yet familiar with #slowchatED, I highly recommend having a look. Rather than juggling questions and answers at the breakneck pace of many popular discussions, the #slowchatED model offers the opportunity for conversations that may benefit from a little more reflection.…
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#moocmooc & Critical Pedagogy

I'm following #moocmooc's exploration of critical pedagogy, and this week I read Chapter 4, "The Promise of Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Globalization" in Henry A. Giroux's On Critical Pedagogy (2011). As near as I can tell, Giroux's argument goes something like this: We are under the threat of a neoliberalism that is  dismantling the safety net of the state,  defining democracy in terms…
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The 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers

eLearning_IndustryOrganizing thoughts is a difficult task, for both teachers and students. Lack of a medium to organize all these thoughts can lead to stress, confusion, and lack of success in regards to yourself, or your students. Utilize these 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers in order to be the best educator possible and ensure that your students are able to reach their full potential.

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10 Years Blogging

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Ten years ago today I made my first post on this blog. 882 post (plus this one) for a total of over a quarter of a million words. I’d posted to blogs before this one, but this one stuck.

You would think, by this time, I’d have some sort of plan going, but no, this blog continues to be pretty haphazard without a real sense of audience or single purpose.…

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SplashED

Last week I became a Splash ambassador.  Splash is an Australian website run by the ABC which collates high quality content to share with Australian educators, parents and students.  It includes videos, audio clips, games and interactives which can be used across all year groups.…

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Assignment 1 – What is Minecraft? #MCEMOOC #EVOMC15

Having had little experience with Minecraft in the first place, it has been a challenge to evaluate the different platforms, and while I fully understand why it is important to be aware of the limitations and affordances of the different platforms the game is available one, I decided to focus on understanding the underlying logic and usefulness of the game from a pedagogical perspective.…
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Hacking Book APIs

This year on the first day of the Ontario Library Association Super Conference there was a morning hackfest.  Several map based projects (Toronto poetry, Edmonton library events, conference delegates homes) were suggested along with a few others that focused on data sets.…

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An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind

eLearningbrosTired of having developers come to you with questions? Better yet, tired of being in the middle of developing your work when you realize you didn’t think something through or document it? Time to get proactive with eLearning Design! Here is a comprehensive checklist of things you should be thinking through and documenting for each page of your course design.

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Convergence

As we close out the first of six weeks of the open section of #msloc430 we are headed into new territory (for me, at least): An attempt at convergence among the open learners and perhaps students in the on-site class section of the course.…
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syndicating 4660 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs