50+ Free Open Courseware Classes for Web Designers Perfecting Their Craft | Distance Learning Net
More than 50 top notch courses that will help you become a better web designer.The Last Professor - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
discussion on the changing attitiudes of higher learning
In previous columns and in a recent book I have argued that higher education, properly understood, is distinguished by the absence of a direct and designed relationship between its activities and measurable effects [sic] in the world.
The sad truth is acadaemia is now a pragmatic, utilitarian enterprise, populated by those who measure and observe and produce - but there once was a place where learning meant inquiry, explanation and understanding.10 Online Learning Tools for Students | MakeUseOf.com
tools for science, math, languages, English
Great tools online tools in various subjects.EWD1036.PDF (application/pdf Object)
Talk notes from 1988: "The concept of radical novelties is of contemporary significance because, while we are ill-prepared to cope with them, science and technology have now shown themselves expert at inflicting them upon us. Earlier scientific examples are the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics; later technological examples are the atom bomb and the pill." The radical novelty of the automatic computer can be found in large numbers and digital (as opposed to analog) implementation: small changes, potentially big effects. Towards the final third this amazing talk becomes a bit uptight.
Edsger Dijkstra, the greatest computer scientist to never own a computer, hand wrote and distributed 'On the Cruelty of Really Teaching Computer Science'Academic Earth
lectures top academics2009 Horizon Report
This is always a good reference source for latest info on technology in higher education.A List Apart: Articles: Elevate Web Design at the University Level
Web education is out of date and fragmented. There are good people working hard to change this, but because of the structure of higher education, it will take time. As part of a year-long journey to discover where we are in web education and where we need to go, Leslie Jensen-Inman interviewed 32 web design and development leaders. The consensus: technology moves too fast for college and university curricula to keep up. How, then, can educators create a sustainable foundation for the future?
Sponsor an Educator...sounds like a new nonprofit idea to me.
Web education is out of date and fragmented.World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others | Edutopia
While we've previously mentioned how to delve into programming in Objective-C, there have been some recent releases of educational materials that can help those who want to learn the language
Starting out with Objective-C.What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating Point Arithmetic - CiteSeerX
online art history resource (with podcasts/videos)Professional Development: How to Get the Right People on Your Team
Most of us are better at keeping appointments with other people than we are at keeping time scheduled for ourselves. That’s why it's easier to show up at the gym when you're meeting a friend. Be careful which friend you choose to work out with though, or you may end up at the bakery enjoying muffins and a latte....Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?
ScienceDaily (Jan. 29, 2009) —I’m Attending MIT, Stanford & Harvard ~ Mattias Geniar
online courses to check out
Check the courses offeredMain Page - Digital Foundations
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite.
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite (see FLOSS manuals at http://en.flossmanuals.net )
bauhaus et software
Wiki as pedagogy
Introduction to Media Design: "Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite. Textbooks and software manuals on today’s market do not include art and design history or visual principles. This book synthesizes historical examples and traditional studio foundation exercises into smart, well-paced software exercises. See it for yourself in Chapter 5, where we explore Illustrator's Color Picker through Joseph Albers’ color exercises. Digital media texts about Adobe Creative Suite, whether they are “Bibles”, “For Dummies” or “Classroom in a Books”, focus on tools and production tips. Digital Foundations is the only textbook that teaches visual skills through production tools."Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners : February 2009 : THE Journal
According to Lovely, and education technology consultant and speaker at the FETC 2009 conference in Orlando, FL in January, it was the recognition of those needs that led her to develop a "top 10 list" of go-to technology tools to help inspire young students and empower under-funded teachers. "The important thing to remember here," she said, "is that this isn't about simply providing you with 10 links. It's much more important to ask, 'What are you going to do with these things? How are you going to use these tools?' That's why we're here," she said. "So I can show you not only what's out there but also how other educators are using these resources to teach their students right now."
COOL TOOLS FOR THE KIDS
February 2009 : THE JournalMSDN Ramp Up
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career - click on a track now to start!
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills100 Free Open Courses to Be Your Own Financial Planner - Learn-gasm
Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Changes
La Universidad de la Singularidad:Silicon Valley, la cuna mundial de la alta tecnología, abrirá este verano la Universidad de la Singularidad, un centro académico único que, financiado entre otros por Google y la NASA, formará a los futuros líderes "para que identifiquen los grandes retos de la humanidad"
Preparing Humanity for accelerating technological change - Nasa & Google
"Singularity University, based on the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley, is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.), and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges."Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace | Edutopia
This is a terrific short video on hiring. Nelson explains how to see past the breadth of the resume to determine if someone is really going to make a difference for you. Found via <a href="http://www.kottke.org/">Kottke</a> and like him I especially liked the part about hiring interested vs. interesting people.
Depth, breath, (being interested rather than interesting), comms, collaboration (not just cooperation, which = not getting in each others way. Collaboration: interested in each other, bring separate depths to a given problem).
Pixar University's Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media. Much of what he says applies to people working in other fields as well.Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain
If you want to introduce your kids to programming, there are MANY different ways to do it. If you want to go down this road, Google is your friend. It is amazing how much stuff is out there. Just start looking, try different things with your kids, and see what works for you. It can be a lot of fun.Python Rocks! and other rants
Great little intro to pythonYouTube - Learn to Change, Change to Learn
"Don't kill yourself striving for 100% coverage of code with automated unit tests. But take a few minutes to increase your coverage by 1%. Most likely, that means going from 0% to 1%. And that's the biggest improvement of all." Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.secretgeek.net%2F6min_program.aspBill Gates unplugged | Video on TED.com
"Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them." Annoyingly good. Truly understands the issues he's looking to solve.A List Apart: Articles: Brighter Horizons for Web Education
Nuevos horizontes para la educación web
"The Web Standards Project have begun trying to tackle the education issue. Industry experts and veteran educators on the WaSP Education Task Force are currently working to develop the WaSP Curriculum Framework (WCF), a modular curriculum that can be used to improve existing curricula or serve as the foundation for emerging programs. (Disclosure: I’m a member of The Web Standards Project, an educator, and the project lead of the WaSP Curriculum Framework.) The WCF will be released in March of 2009 as a living curriculum that will adapt to changes in the industry so that schools using it can ensure their students are learning the concepts that are relevant to their field of study. The WCF’s first release will contain approximately 14 courses divided into six learning tracks: * Foundations * Front-end Development * Design * Server-side Development * User Science * Professional Practice "
"Building a real relationship between industry and education requires that we answer this question for both parties: 'What’s in it for me?' Whether you’re a practitioner or educator, the answer is the same: graduates who are ready for a career in the web."
Schools that teach web design struggle to keep pace with our industry, and those just starting their curricula often set off in the wrong direction because the breadth and depth of our medium can be daunting.
Brighter Horizons for Web Education by Aarron Walter英語の勉強に無料でおすすめのサイト・ポッドキャスト - watanabiの日記
Math objectivesThe iPhone Could Be The Ultimate Study Machine
article on using iphone to study
IPhone as a study toolWalden, and 99 other Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read | Online Education at UniversitiesAndColleges.org
nice overview of programming languages
As I do my professional and personal work, I am always looking for the best tool for the job. In software development, there are several programming languages that can be used for a wide variety of reasons. I am often asked by people new to software development what is the best language to learn. They get confused when I ask them what they plan on doing. The reason is that people think there is going to be a best language for everything. However, everyone knows that there is no silver bullet. On the other hand, there are some languages which are better suited or more widely used in specific areas. So, given that idea, I came up with a list.Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real Time Education
he adds in his bio, as if it’s a minor thing” “Oh, and am the Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotech.” Super smart guy on Twitter alert.
Never before in history has it been easier to glean from the knowledge of others who will give it away to you for free. It’s equivalent to getting higher education. I’m talking about Masters level stuff. And it’s all available right there on Twitter. I call the people I follow who contribute above and beyond the basic answer to “what are you doing?” my professors of Twitter.Seth's Blog: What is school for?
# Do well on standardized tests Be able to read for pleasure Learn for the sake of learningAjaxian » jQuery Ajax Experience Framework Videos
jQuery Ajax Experience Framework Videos article with tutorials100 Free and Useful Open Courseware Classes for Web Workers - Learn-gasm
what the f do teachers do wrong
* Your daily cheat sheet for education news!
DetentionSlip.org100+ Language Learning Sites
あとで見るCramberry: Studying Made Easy
Wow, as long as you enjoyed that weekend playing with perl this is absolutely true.Are Our Brains Becoming “Googlized?”
In a nutshell, the findings were that “emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle aged and older adults,” and that “internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function.” This is a long way of saying that being online helps keep those little gray cells busy. The level of brain activity was compared to that of reading a book. With internet usage, a significantly bigger piece of neural real estate lit up on the fMRI indicating that more parts of the brain were engaged.
Are our brains being rewired by using the Internet? The evidence tends to be pointing that way.PyBrain
PyBrain is a modular Machine Learning Library for Python. It's goal is to offer flexible, easy-to-use yet still powerful algorithms for Machine Learning Tasks and a variety of predefined environments to test and compare your algorithms.The Ultimate Open Courseware Toolset: 60+ Directories, Search Engines, and Web Tools | The .Edu Toolbox
educational resources shared openly
lista de directórios, motores de pesquisa, ferramentas e outros para ajudar no ensinoエンジニアの勉強法について (Yahoo! JAPAN Tech Blog)
エンジニアの勉強法についてSelf-Education Resource List
The internet is an invaluable resource to self-educated learners. Below is a list of some of the most helpful sites out there including opencourseware materials, free libraries, learning communities, educational tools, and more.世界の有名教授の授業がオンラインで聴講し放題！『Academic Earth』 - IDEA*IDEA ～ 百式管理人のライフハックブログ ～
Emerging Technologies for Learning is an initiative from Becta that draws together news, research, analysis and views around technology developments and trends relevant to education and their use within schools and colleges. It aims to provide an environment for debate on technology futures within the education community and those serving it, encouraging dialogue and building shared understandings about the future. It includes sections on the latest technology research, software / Internet news, plus hardware, multimedia and network / wireless sections. Articles include research reports with references, from Becta and elsewhere, news updates on conferences and events, plus discussion areas for topics including information management and personalised learning. Users can interact with the site in a number of ways including leaving comments on articles and proposing new articles.
Intute abstract: Emerging Technologies for Learning is an initiative from Becta that draws together news, research, analysis and views around technology developments and trends relevant to education and their use within schools and colleges. It aims to provide an environment for debate on technology futures within the education community and those serving it, encouraging dialogue and building shared understandings about the future. It includes sections on the latest technology research, software / Internet news, plus hardware, multimedia and network / wireless sections. Articles include research reports with references, from Becta and elsewhere, news updates on conferences and events, plus discussion areas for topics including information management and personalised learning. Users can interact with the site in a number of ways including leaving comments on articles and proposing new articles.
Web sites about educational technologies and emerging trends.Practice Your Code-Fu: Programming Contests and Puzzles Online | GrokCode
Students that listened to podcasts of lectures got better exam results than those who attend in person, a study finds
students learning better through recorded lectures: things like being able to go back over a section you missed et cetera
New psychological research suggests that university students who download a podcast lecture achieve substantially higher exam results than those who attend the lecture in person. Source: NewScientist Digest: Academic Impressions
"New psychological research suggests that university students who download a podcast lecture achieve substantially higher exam results than those who attend the lecture in person. Podcasted lectures offer students the chance to replay difficult parts of a lecture and therefore take better notes, says Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, who led the study. ... McKinney want to now test how podcasts affect learning across an entire semester, rather than from just a single lecture. ... McKinney thinks these technologies can buttress traditional lectures, particularly for a generation that has grown up with the Internet. ... Darren Griffin, a geneticist and education researcher at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK, says podcast lectures are good for lecturers too. They free him up to spend precious class time interacting with his students, rather than just talking at them."
Researchers have found that students that listened to lectures on iTunes and did not attend class did better on the tests than students attending the lectures. It notes motivation as a caveat and may be reason behind the difference as motivated21st Century Pedagogy | 21st Century Connections
Even if you have a 21st Century classroom (flexible and adaptable); even if you are a 21st century teacher ; (an adaptor, a communicator, a leader and a learner, a visionary and a model, a collaborator and risk taker) even if your curriculum reflects the new paradigm and you have the facilities and resources that could enable 21st century learning - you will only be a 21st century teacher if how you teach changes as well. Your pedagogy must also change.
"... communication skills. Marshalling and understanding the available evidence isn't useful unless you can effectively communicate your conclusions." "... team players. Virtually every project at Google is run by a small team. People need to work well together and perform up to the team's expectations. "
...you will only be a 21st century teacher if how you teach changes as well. Your pedagogy must also change.DTOWN
Een vodcast gericht op Nikon DSLR gebruikers.Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning: Contents
Carl Edward Rasmussen and Christopher K. I. Williams MIT Press, 2006. ISBN-10 0-262-18253-X, ISBN-13 978-0-262-18253-9. This book is © Copyright 2006 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT Press have kindly agreed to allow us to make the book available on the web. The web version of the book corresponds to the 2nd printing. You can buy the book for a list price of 36.00 US$ or 23.95 UK£. The whole book as a single pdf file.
Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning'The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching' - Knowledge@Wharton
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught." -- Oscar Wilde101 Killer Open Courseware Projects from Around the World: Ivy League and Beyond | The .Edu Toolbox
lists of sites to visit for resourcesHow to Keep Innovating - BusinessWeek
By this, I really mean two things: always be a beginner at something, and always be in love with what you are beginning.
a salient reminder: All of those
How to Keep Innovating - BusinessWeek
Always be bad at something you are passionate about.
h was an Olympian. But on the other hand, some of my most valuable lessons were learned from a 14-year-old girl who, w初級者のための英語学習法まとめ - モトログ
この文章は、下記のような人が読むと参考になると思います。 * 効率よく英語学習したい人 * 学校の勉強では英語は苦手だったけど英語出来るようになりたいと思ってる人 * スクールに通ってはみたものの今ひとつ身に付かなかった人 * これまで何回も英語にチャレンジしてきてるけどいつも挫折してしまう人
I spent a lot of time on this blog in the past month exhorting everyone to give teaching tools to the neediest public schools. I did that because education is possibly the most important thing we can do for our...
2.0Participative Pedagogy for a Literacy of Literacies - Freesouls
modern society and technology
Harold Rheingold writes about participatory pedagogy.A Guide to Learning ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 1
Learn about the differences between ASP.NET MVC application and ASP.NET Web Forms applications. Learn how to decide when to build an ASP.NET MVC application.
I bet this'll come in handyStanford School of Engineering
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: supervised learning (generative/discriminative learning, parametric/non-parametric learning, neural networks, support vector machines); unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, kernel methods); learning theory (bias/variance tradeoffs; VC theory; large margins); reinforcement learning and adaptive control. The course will also discuss recent applications of machine learning, such as to robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing.Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning - Emerging Technologies for Learning
This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter | Online College Degree
Twitter can be at first glance a strange phenomenon and many don’t understand its purpose right away. However, Twitter is a powerful tool that is growing in popularity as word spreads of its potential capabilities. The idea of writing small blog posts of 140 characters or less to a group of your followers is actually a revolutionary new way to bring communities together, learn from each other, and keep updated with all that is happening. Busy teachers may feel that taking the time to learn how to use Twitter isn’t worth the return for the students benefit, so that’s why this list of 100 tips, apps, and resources is worth browsing. Find out how to get started with Twitter, ways to use it in an educational setting, and tools to help you use it better with these resources below.
le 20 mars 09Top 100 Edu Tweeters | Online Degree World
Página da wikipedia com alguns principios do design.
En kjekk innføring for de som lurer på hva design er og prinsippene bak :-)Class sessions — Open Yale Courses
Earth AcademicEarth academicearth.org
Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education.Advanced Computer Science Courses at Paper Trail
Below I've collected some links to advanced computer science courses on-line. I'm concentrating on courses with good lecture notes, rather than video lectures, and I'm applying a rather arbitrary filter for quality (otherwise this becomes a directory with less semantic utility). This is the good stuff! But only a subset of it - any recommendations for good courses are gratefully received. I'm mainly interested in systems, data-structures and mathematics, so reserve the right to choose topics at will.
Open courseware from various sources. High quality too.iknow（smart.fm）とか、ネットを上手に利用してほぼ無料で英語をマスターする方法 | 口コミ発信！モノ人
英語が分かるようになれたらいいなYouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
an educational hub “volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities”Education: Academic Earth Aggregates Lectures from MIT, Harvard, Yale, and Others
1. Learn something. Become an expert. 2. Earn a following and reputation. Use social networking tools to connect to people for no good reason.
A lot of corporations have seen dramatic decreases in revenue and have cut back projects as well. In many cases, this is accompanied by layoffs, and so everyone is working far harder. But in other organizations, and for a lot...
1. Learn something. Become an expert. For free, using nothing but time, you can become a master of CSS or HTML or learn Python. You can hit the library and read the entire works of important authors, or you can borrow some books from a friend and master Analytics or discover case studies and corporate histories that will be invaluable in a year. You could learn to become fluent in Spanish...
What can you build over the next year that will take time now and pay off later? How can you invest the slack to build a marketing asset that you'll own forever?Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education
Hacking Education article part 2
Last fall I wrote a post on this blog titled Hacking Education. In it, I outlined my thoughts on why the education system (broadly speaking) is failing our society and why hacking it seems like both an important and profitable endeavor.
Big takeaways on changing education
talked about hacking education for six hours.
How education is changing. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avc.com%2Fa_vc%2F2009%2F03%2Fhacking-education-continued.html
What will education be like in the (near) future?100 Exciting and Innovative Lectures for Every Kind of Entrepreneur | Online College Degree
Une banque de liens incroyables classés proprement au sujet de l'entreprenariat ... à garder sous le coudeLearn10 - Power up your learning...
Learn10 - Power up your learning...
Tips about learning
Learn10 gives you a learning habit that's hard to kick. 10 new words; everywhere, every day.Gadling teaches you to read the Cyrillic alphabet in 5 minutes
It used to be that when I saw Russian words like this-- компью́тер, студе́нт, па́спорт-- my eyes skipped over them like yours probably just did. But the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used in Slavic languages like Russian as well as non-Slavic languages like Kazakh and Mongolian, is easy to learn. Given the number of English cognates in Russian (the language we'll focus on here), learning the Cyrillic alphabet allows you to read and understand dozens of words in Russian, including the three above (computer, student, and passport, respectively).Moontoast
ask an expert
Quite an interesting idea. (via sai)
Peer 2 peer e-learningTEDTalks as of 03.30.09 - Google Docs
URL Speakers Name Short SummaryLifehacker - A Master List of Free Online Language Lessons - Language
Open Culture has a comprehensive list of totally free resources for anyone looking to learn a language though audio files. Whether you're brushing up your Yiddish or delving into Dutch, you'll find a free feed here.Thanks for the Add. Now Help Me with My Homework - News Features & Releases
A Study showing potential learning benefits of social networking site like myspace and facebook
Article from Harvard about positives to teens using social networking today.
A new study by Harvard alum Christine Greenhow finds social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook have more educational potential than you might think.
I just co-wrote a proposal to the National Science Foundation about the use of new technologies in the classroom. We're only on the cusp of this, and we need to harness the energy and interest that kids currently have for these things.
Harvard Graduate School of Education article on social networking as an educational toolSmart People Really Do Think Faster : NPR
DTI is a variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that can measure the structural integrity of the brain's white matter, which is made up of cells that carry nerve impulses from one part of the brain to another. The greater the structural integrity, the faster nerve impulses travel. >Personal Note: I worked with DTI during my internship at the MRRC (Magnetic Resonance Research Center) at Yale University. Our signals looked more similar to the second image except that we didn't have a 3d model extracted from the raw signal (the second one shows a raw DTI signal with an overlay of its 3d model representation).
The smarter the person, the faster information zips around the brain, a UCLA study finds. And this ability to think quickly apparently is inherited. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, looked at the brains and intelligence of 92 people. All the participants took standard IQ tests. Then the researchers studied their brains using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, or DTI. Capturing Mental Speed DTI is a variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that can measure the structural integrity of the brain's white matter, which is made up of cells that carry nerve impulses from one part of the brain to another. The greater the structural integrity, the faster nerve impulses travel. "These images really give you a picture of the mental speed of the brain," says Paul Thompson, Ph.D., a professor of neurology at UCLA School of Medicine. They're also "the most beautiful images of the brain you could imagine," Thompson says. "My daughter, who's 5, says they look like
Smart People Really Do Think Faster http://bit.ly/ey8Db So...that means all us twitter users are wicked smart [from http://twitter.com/AdamPieniazek/statuses/1375120864]The DaVinci Institute - The Future of Education by Thomas Frey
The pace of change is mandating that we produce a faster, smarter, better grade of human being. Current systems are preventing that from happening. Future education system will be unleashed with the advent of a standardized rapid courseware-builder and a single point global distribution system.Wired Campus: Professor Encourages Students to Pass Notes During Class -- via Twitter - Chronicle.com
Example of in-class backchannel.
Cole W. Camplese, director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students. He knows he is inviting distraction — after all, he’s essentially asking students to pass notes during class. But he argues that the additional layer of communication will make for richer class discussions.
Heh. Had a chunk of my talk on Wed about why this was a bad idea. But part of how the prof is doing this makes quite a bit of sense and help alleviate my general concerns about this approach.
Twitter e lousa ao mesmo tempo? Até que ponto a inserção destas ferramentas torna o ensino mais produtivo?Computer Science - Free E-Books
100 Awesome Facebook Apps for Productivity and LearningYouTube - khanacademy's Channel
Many teaching videos on a number of math/science related topics.100 Free Online Lectures that Will Make You a Better Teacher | Best Universities
While there are many great lectures here, this is still the lecture format (i.e., sage on the stage), which is not a model of teaching/learning but a mode of performance.
Some promising recommendations here.
Great teachers know that learning doesn’t stop as soon as you graduate from college. Teachers learn from their experience, from their colleagues, from their students, and any number of other resources. If you are a teacher looking for ways to expand your knowledge base, here are 100 free lectures you can watch to help facilitate some of that learning.Home › The Personal Web Design Degree
Great strides have been made towards teaching web development, but what about design? The personal web design degree is an open edu
Great strides have been made towards teaching web development, but what about design? The personal web design degree is an open education curriculum that teaches both beginning web designers and seasoned print designers design within the context of the web.
Personal Web Design Degree555 Blender Tutorials | FilmmakerIQ.com
blender tutorialHow to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources | Best Universities
Good referral to online sources13 things that do not make sense - space - 19 March 2005 - New Scientist
from New ScientistWelcome to the Tricki | Tricki
Wiki-style site that is intended to develop into a large store of useful mathematical problem-solving techniques.100 Free Courses & Tutorials for Aspiring iPhone App Developers | Best Universities
Welcome to Bestuniversities.com, where you can find quality information about the best universities as well as the education available at these institutions. Going to university is a huge commitment of time, money, and effort. Don’t enter into the decision about where to go to school without all the knowledge you need to make a wise choice.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the iPhone is a big deal and it’s one of the most popular subjects of development these days. Lots of developers are creating their own iPhone apps, and with the right know-how, you can too. Check out our list of courses and tutorials to learn everything that’s important about developing for the iPhone.Capo
Capo is a musician's best friend. It lets you slow down your favorite songs, so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played.
slowsdown pitch of audio so you can hear it better
Music editing program
nice app for slowing down songs, looping them, and/or changing pitchTop 100 Free eBooks for Business Students and Entrepreneurs | Best Online Colleges
Whether you’re enrolled in a business school degree program or desperate for a review of b-school basics as you start your own company, it’s hard to pass up free study materials. These 100 ebooks on marketing, management, ecommerce, and finance are all free and worth checking out.Home - mattdee - smart.fm
Home - accalia, smart.fm is a free site for learning powered by personalized learning applications.
elearning, open ID, integration with twitter, etc.
Japanese learning Tool50+ Ruby-related Blogs to Read | RubyLearning Blog
RubyLearning Blogカノログ: 良質な教科書系ウェブサイト集(改訂版)
I can haz higher IQ?
Instead of seeing a single series of items like the one above, test-takers saw two different sequences, one of single letters and one of spatial locations.
Find N-Back test on webTop Educational Websites For Children That Are Fun | MakeUseOf.com
want to read this, but only just started it
nice op-ed on the future of the university
GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapidly rising cost (sometimes well over $100,000 in student loans).
If higher education is to thrive, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured.The Atlantic Online | June 2006 | The Management Myth | Matthew Stewart
The impression I formed of the M.B.A. experience was that it involved taking two years out of your life and going deeply into debt, all for the sake of learning how to keep a straight face while using phrases like “out-of-the-box thinking,” “win-win situation,” and “core competencies.”
Taylorism vs. Mayoism: Both management theories fail.
Most of management theory is inane, writes Mathew Stewart, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead. [Atlantic Magazine, June 2006]
This was on the del.icio.us Popular Booksmarks list. I've only read the first paragraph, but I am finding myself inclined to agree with the general thrust of this article. To be read in full later.The Master List of Free Online College Courses | Universities and Colleges
The scene: A rigorous intro-level survey course in biology, history, or economics. You're the instructor, and students are crowding the lectern, pleading for study advice for the midterm. If you're like many professors, you'll tell them something like this: Read carefully. Write down unfamiliar terms and look up their meanings. Make an outline. Reread each chapter. That's not terrible advice. But some scientists would say that you've left out the most important step: Put the book aside and hide your notes. Then recall everything you can. Write it down, or, if you're uninhibited, say it out loud. Two psychology journals have recently published papers showing that this strategy works, the latest findings from a decades-old body of research. When students study on their own, "active recall" — recitation, for instance, or flashcards and other self-quizzing — is the most effective way to inscribe something in long-term memory.
That old study method still works, researchers say. So why don't professors preach it?How to Save the World
If every child was unschooled -- given the chance to explore and discover and learn in the real world what they love to do, what they're uniquely good at doing, and what the world needs that they care about -- then we would have a world of self-confident, creative, informed, empowered, networked entrepreneurs doing work that needs to be done, successfully. We would have armies of people collaborating to solve the problems and crises facing our world, instead of going home exhausted at the end of the day seeking escape, feeling helpless to do anything that is meaningful to thems or to the world. We would have a world of producers instead of consumers, a world of abundance instead of scarcity, a world of diversity instead of what Terry Glavin calls "a dark and gathering sameness". We would have a world of young people choosing their lives instead of taking what they can get, what they can afford, what is offered to them.
No way, the current system is in place not because those "in power" want it that way but because we live in a democracy and democracy often produces silly rules.Op-Ed Contributor - End the University as We Know It - NYTimes.com
an article about graduate education in US
End the University as We Know It
I don't agree with all of his solutions, but I do agree that higher education, like much of our society, is too much about producing a product rather than about helping individuals learn, change and grow.
From New York Times
GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapidly rising cost (sometimes well over $100,000 in student loans).
The emphasis on narrow scholarship also encourages an educational system that has become a process of cloning. Faculty members cultivate those students whose futures they envision as identical to their own pasts, even though their tenures will stand in the way of these students having futures as full professors.
Higher education is structured in a way that encourages insular departments and hyper-specializationTop 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners : February 2009 : THE Journal
Dix outils Web 2.0 pour l'éducation des jeunesProfessors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline
Ekachai and Menck see it as their responsibility to teach students about Twitter because social media knowledge is becoming essential to their future fields - communications, advertising, public relations and marketing.
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doodling makes you smarter!
More doodles of infinite awesomeness. Love!
"[The] team asked 40 people to listen to a recording containing the names of people and places. Afterwards the people wrote down the names they could remember. While listening, half of the test subjects were also required to shade in shapes on a piece of paper. Afterwards, they remembered one-third more names than test subjects who didn't doodle while listening. "
Doodling improves concentrationVisualizing Bayes’ theorem | Ramblings
Intuitive visual explanation of Bayes' theorem using Venn diagrams
I recently came up with what I think is an intuitive way to explain Bayes’ Theorem. I searched in google for a while and could not find any article that explains it in this particular way. Of course there’s the wikipedia page, that long article by Yudkowsky, and a bunch of other explanations and tutorials. But none of them have any pictures. So without further ado, and with all the chutzpah I can gather, here goes my explanation.YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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People become freelancers for all sorts of reasons. Very few do it to get into business - that’s just a side effect. To be successful freelancers, we need to be savvy business people. Understanding business takes work - some light reading, some heavy ploughing though your government’s forms and requirements, maybe some serious study, and keeping up with business news and events. Material for small businesses and entrepreneurs will be especially helpful. Here is a reading list for you to pick and choose from: 40 Places Where Freelancers Can Learn More About Business. This list is a starting point.
Sources for business information for freelancers or self-employed persons.
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Those who constantly strive to learn more from the world around them, who can’t pass up an opportunity to pour over a book or dictionary, or who take classes just to learn a bit more are a special breed. For those with an iPhone, the chances for learning just got a lot greater. No matter if you love literature, science, nature, arts, foreign languages and travel, medicine, or Christian studies, there are apps that will enhance your ability to expand your knowledge base.
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An article listing and summarizing great blogs for teachers.
Being a teacher is a difficult and often thankless job. Between lesson plans, unengaged students, and new emerging technologies, teachers need help now more than ever. By visiting the 100 blogs below, they will find answers to all their questions, as well as valuable teaching resources.
Being a teacher is a difficult and often thankless job. Between lesson plans, unengaged students, and new emerging technologies, teachers need help now more than ever. By visiting the 100 blogs below, they will find answers to all their questions, as well as valuable teaching resources. General Teaching Blogs Get the latest tips, tools, and advice sure to help just about every teacher out there. 1. Free Technology for Teachers: Like the title says, this blog is a review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. A must visit for teachers looking to integrate technology into education with no cost. 2. Creative Teaching: Targeted for parents and teachers, this site provides useful tips, suggestions, lesson plans, and worksheets to creatively teach children at the elementary and middle school grade levels. The information and materials cover reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. 3. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Vicki is a teacher from Georgia and runs this reOnline Education - Introducing the Microlecture Format — Open Education
Most college students would likely concur - fifty minute lectures can be a bit much. With current research indicating that attention spans (measured in minutes) roughly mirror a students age (measured in years), it begs the question as to the rationale behind lectures of such length.
For those interested, here are Penrose’s steps to creating a one minute lecture: 1. List the key concepts you are trying to convey in the 60-minute lecture. That series of phrases will form the core of your microlecture. 2. Write a 15 to 30-second introduction and conclusion. They will provide context for your key concepts. 3. Record these three elements using a microphone and Web camera. (The college information-technology department can provide advice and facilities.) If you want to produce an audio-only lecture, no Webcam is necessary. The finished product should be 60 seconds to three minutes long. 4. Design an assignment to follow the lecture that will direct students to readings or activities that allow them to explore the key concepts. Combined with a written assignment, that should allow students to learn the material. 5. Upload the video and assignment to your course-management software.100 Awesome Blogs By Some of the World’s Smartest People | Online Universities.com
George emailed me with an interesting question. Paraphrasing George, liberally, what's are some good ways to keep developers sharpening the saw - Covey Habit #7? There's been lots of talk about being a better developer, but what about the unmotivated masses? (Don't worry, we can talk about them, because, since they are unmotivated, they aren't reading blogs.) ;) The assumption being that for every totally-amped developer who is always striving to get better, there's at least 10 developers who are saying, "Hey, it's 5:01pm, I've just checked in massive changes, can I punch out?" Here's some ideas, some mine, some Georges. I'm interested in yours:
m, created diverse teams, and set them to work to design algorithms, define, write, document, and test some application. The application needs to have universal appeal, so sales and accounting can have fun. One year we did a Word Search (like the kind in the newspaper). Everyone participated and there were reasonably significant prizes.BBC - Schools - KS2 Bitesize Revision - English - Writing
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eriments in an fMRI machine. Carolyn says she will be participating in the sc
Cho chweet: "Footage of these experiments is poignant, as the kids struggle to delay gratification for just a little bit longer. Some cover their eyes with their hands or turn around so that they can’t see the tray. Others start kicking the desk, or tug on their pigtails, or stroke the marshmallow as if it were a tiny stuffed animal."
Summary of EQ, delayed gratification studies.
The secret of self-control. People who are able to delay gratification appear to be more successful in life.
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Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want.Understanding how you process information to help you get organized, part I | Unclutterer
When you read a book or newspaper article, do you instantly commit it to memory? Or, are you someone who likes to pace the floor when you’re thinking? Maybe you are someone who can hear a lecture and have no need to take a single note?Top 5 Sites For Learning Piano Online
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Once Mischel began analyzing the results, he noticed that low delayers, the children who rang the bell quickly, seemed more likely to have behavioral problems, both in school and at home. They got lower S.A.T. scores. They struggled in stressful situations, often had trouble paying attention, and found it difficult to maintain friendships. The child who could wait fifteen minutes had an S.A.T. score that was, on average, two hundred and ten points higher than that of the kid who could wait only thirty seconds.
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The marshmallow test -- longitudinal studies show that it may predict future success better than intelligence
The ability to delay gratification is a far better predictor of academic performance than I.Q. "Intelligence is really important, but it's still not as important as self-control."
In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a “game room” at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair. Carolyn was asked to sit down in the chair and pick a treat from a tray of marshmallows, cookies, and pretzel sticks. Carolyn chose the marshmallow. Although she’s now forty-four, Carolyn still has a weakness for those air-puffed balls of corn syrup and gelatine. “I know I shouldn’t like them,” she says. “But they’re just so delicious!” A researcher then made Carolyn an offer: she could either eat one marshmallow right away or, if she was willing to wait while he stepped out for a few minutes, she could have two marshmallows when he returned. He said that if she rang a bell on the desk while he was away he would come running back, and she could eat one marshmallow but would forfeit the second. Then he left the room.
Don’t! The secret of self-control.Op-Ed Columnist - Genius - The Modern View - NYTimes.com
The latest research suggests a more prosaic, democratic, even puritanical view of the world. The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice. Top performers spend more hours (many more hours) rigorously practicing their craft.
Genius - The Modern View
IQ persistence and success
"The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice. Top performers spend more hours (many more hours) rigorously practicing their craft."Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally, Andrew Churches
evolution of taxonomy with specific applications: Twitter, bookmarking, etc. explained"Living and Learning with Social Media"
"Living and Learning with Social Media" danah boyd Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology Penn State: State College, PA 18 April 2009 [This is a rough unedited crib of the actual talk] Citation: boyd, danah. 2009. "Living and Learning with Social Media." Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. State College, PA: April 18.
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Programming Paradigms (CS107) introduces several programming languages, including C, Assembly, C++, Concurrent Programming, Scheme, and Python. The class aims to teach students how to write code for each of these individual languages and to understand the programming paradigms behind these languages.15 Great Resources for Learning Adobe InDesign - Vectortuts+
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Good lesson in video form. Each 1:30 hours.
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Top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy school administrators Here are my top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy principals and superintendents (in no particular order). These are the TED presentations that I think are most likely to interest, educate, and entertain administrators as well as make them think!
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds.
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Here are my top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy principals and superintendents (in no particular order). These are the TED presentations that I think are most likely to interest, educate, and entertain administrators as well as make them think! Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web...Edge: THE IMPENDING DEMISE OF THE UNIVERSITY By Don Tapscott
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So, if concepts from books are easy, what’s hard? Doing it. Picking up the phone, making the plan, signing the deal. Pushing ‘publish.’ Announcing. Shipping. We spent a lot of time on this area. Every morning, each person came in prepared to push someone in the group to overcome the next hurdle. This is what growth looks like, and it was energizing to be part of. We didn’t do this at all at when I was at Stanford. We spent a lot of time reading irrelevant case studies and even more time building complex financial models. The thing is, you can now hire someone to build a complex financial model for you for $60 an hour. And a week’s worth of that is just about all the typical entrepreneur is going to need. The rest of the time, it’s about shipping, motivating, leading, connecting, envisioning and engaging. So that’s what we worked on. It amazes me that MBA students around the world aren’t up in arms. How can schools justify taking $100,000 in cash and teaching exactly the wrong stuff?Intelligent Video: The Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites | Open Culture
Looking for great cultural and educational video? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have compiled a list of 40 sites that feature intelligent videos. This list was produced with the help of our faithful readers, and it will grow over time. If you find it useful, please share it as widely as you can. And if we’re missing good sites, please list them in the comments below.50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom | Online Colleges
Twitter has caught fire across many professional fields as well as personally, but it seems to be in the beginning stages in the realm of higher education. The creative ways Twitter users have incorporated microblogging has become inspirational, so the recent trend of using Twitter at college is sure to keep evolving into an ever more impressive tool. Make sure you don’t get left behind by incorporating some of these educational and fun ways that Twitter can be used in the college classroom.
Twitter has caught fire across many professional fields as well as personally, but it seems to be in the beginning stages in the realm of higher education. The creative ways Twitter users have incorporated microblogging has become inspirational, so the recent trend of using Twitter at college is sure to keep evolving into an ever more impressive tool.
Make sure you don't get left behind by incorporating some of these educational and fun ways that Twitter can be used in the college classroom.Study Tips for Students
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Seth Godin telling it like it is when it comes to the type of thing students are learning in marketing classes from outdated, overpriced, and misguided textbooks. I've seen this firsthand at so many interviews with business school students. A-frickin-men, Seth!
This industry deserves to die. It has extracted too much time and too much money and wasted too much potential. We can do better. A lot better.Books | Derek Sivers
Excellent looking list of books to read
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article on managing a startup and growing rapidly adapting to what users want
Many founders believe that early stage startups are endeavors of execution. The customer is known, the product is known, and all we have to do is act. Eric takes a different approach. He believes that many early stage startups are labors of learning. The customer is unknown, the product is unknown, and startups must be built to learn.Research Online
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This online book describes a study, funded by Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), that involved teachers in the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong implementing innovative teaching approaches to support mobile learning. Palm Smartphone and Apple iPod technologies were used by undergraduate and postgraduate students to assist their learning across a range of curriculum areas. The book outlines authentic activities, assessment strategies, and professional learning approaches that teachers across the higher education sector can easily adapt and implement within their own discipline areas. It is fully downloadable from this site either as individual chapters or as the whole book in pdf form.
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Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus. With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom. Read below to learn how you can take advantage of the power of Skype in your classroom.
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Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.VocabSushi: The better way to build your vocabulary | Contextual Examples From the Daily News
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Timely information for our group! The learning time issue in particular is an important finding that points to a cost effective way to increase student learning time without tackling the issue of a longer school day head on. We know that more time on meaningful tasks is crucial, but the physical cost of attending a bricks and mortar classrooms is prohibitive.
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WordPress can be very simple to work with, but it can also be very complicated. The system can be used to do just about anything you like. In this post we have collected together a range of tutorials that span from the very first things you need to know, like working with the loop, to much more complicated tricks, like setting up post thumbnails on your home page.
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There is plenty of summer vacation season left on the calendar, and boredom may already be settling in around the house. So what are some fun, geeky places to take your geeklets? Even better, what are some fun, geeky places that kids and adults will all enjoy? I was sitting down making some plans for my geeklets this summer. The list of places we wanted to go kept getting longer, and eventually turned into a wishlist, which I then put up for the GeekDads to add to. But this list is by no means complete. Please feel free to add your favorite places in the comments, and we’ll try to add them to the map, too.A Calculus Analogy: Integrals as Multiplication | BetterExplained
hen we want to use regular multiplication, but can’t, we bring out the big guns and integrate. Area is just a visualization technique, don’t get too caught up in it. Now go learn calculus!”The Messenger Series - Microsoft Research
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I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren't what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rustyDo You Have These 11 Traits of Highly Creative People? | Copyblogger
Would you like to be more creative in your copy and blogging? It’s really not as hard or mysterious as you might think.
Are willing to TEST new ideas and compete with others based on results. Isn’t that what they mean by the “market of ideas”? Isn’t that what business competition is about? If you’re afraid of being wrong or losing, your creativity will suffer.
Think of creativity as a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. To increase your creativity, you simply need to “act” like a creative person. Not surprisingly, people recognized as creative tend to share common traits.Unraveling how children become bilingual so easily - Yahoo! News
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With these open education resources, you can take all the classes you want — not for credit, of course — without paying a dime.
Take classes in criminal justice, health sciences, IT, legal studies and more from educational pioneer Kaplan.Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources
While the down economy continues to hurt funding to our schools, more and more teachers are looking to web-based services to help educate their students. Whether it's through ...18 Great Sites To Learn A New Language
useful for my long term Mandarin / Spanish plansArthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education | Video on TED.com
TED Talks Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.In the Future, the Cost of Education will be Zero
However, social media can drastically reduce much of the overhead involved with higher education — such as administrative costs and even the campus itself — and open source or reusable and adaptive learning materials can drive costs down even further.
the nature of information is such that it can be created once at cost and distributed and consumed over and over again for free.Listening to Themselves: Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia
Specific examples of how student produced podcasts enhance knowledge and communication skills.
good links to other sites - take a deeper look here
Edutopia article on podcastingDo You Have These Core Human Skills?
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert A. HeinleiniLearn Technology » Blog Archive » 20 iTunes Feeds for the 2.0 Teacher
Some useful iTunes podcasts for Educators...'Teach Naked' Effort Strips Computers From Classrooms - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Good arguments against PPT
jose bowen suggests teachers teach naked, without computers, so that students are engaged in the discussion and not passively taking in powerpoint slides.
59 percent of students in a new survey reported that at least half of their lectures were boring, and that PowerPoint was one of the dullest methods they saw.
a dean at Southern Methodist University is proudly removing computers from lecture halls. José A. Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, has challenged his colleagues to "teach naked"—by which he means, sans machines.Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
playful learning ideasMind tricks: Six ways to explore your brain - life - 19 September 2007 - New Scientist
the auditory illusions are interesting!
New Scientist's guide to the simple techniques that will uncover the inner workings of your grey matter50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools for College Students | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
By Emily Thomas As a hardworking student, you've got a lot to organize, including essays, exams, deadlines, and class schedules, not to mention your social and
As a hardworking student, you’ve got a lot to organize, including essays, exams, deadlines, and class schedules, not to mention your social and personal life–plus any part-time jobs you may have taken on. In an effort to keep you more organized, we’ve generated this list of 50 useful mind-mapping tools that are designed to help you see your ideas more clearly, analyze and outline research papers, become more efficient when you study, and get inspired to be more creative in your work.5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux
So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? Just one thing, you don’t know an awful lot about Linux to get you started. How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help? Free – you ask? Yes, free. Welcome to the world of Linux where things are free both as in free speech and also as in free beer (mostly)! If you are starting out on your journey towards Linux awesomeness, here are a few free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux that should help you along nicely:
see also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-booksThe Differentiator
inspire the pupils to study
This is a really neat tool that helps you come up with some DI type activities using a generator to help you make objectives. Very clever.
Chinese menu approach: choose one from column A, one from column B ...PythonTurtle
A learning environment for Python suitable for beginners and children, inspired by Logo.
A logo like environment for learning pythonEight Ways To Use School Wikis
article50 Excellent Open Courses for Techie Librarians | Best Colleges Online
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"Techie librarians have lots of great resources available to them online, and open courses are some of the best tools for your professional development."A Textbook Example of What’s Wrong with Education | Edutopia
A former schoolbook editor parses the politics of educational publishing.
K-12 textbooks; influence of Texas on the process; influence of Texas 'conservative Christian activists' on the selection process; "A former schoolbook editor parses the politics of educational publishing."my evolution as a programmer
I was reading an article on "Lambda the Ultimate" about Bruce Mills's book "A Theoretical Introduction to Programming," and in particular about the difference between "menu-lookup" writing of glue code, and "real programming", which the author defines as "to increase the computational capacity, to begin with a set of operations, and develop them into new operations that were not obviously implicit in the original set."
A really nice and introspective peek into Kragen's development as a programmer. Lots of nice insights.Twenty-Five Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom
really nice open learning platform. needs paypal or credit card billing to really go anywhere though, methinks.Getting Things Done Explained for Students - Getting Things Done - Lifehacker
Started to learn a foreign language, but need to verify your texts by native speakers? You can place your text on CORRECTMYTEXT.COM and language experts will check it! Help other users to check their texts in your native language or language that you know!
check spelling 检查拼写Learn Emacs in Ten Years — Edward O’Connor
Somebody emailed me the other day, asking about how to go about learning Emacs. This is my (edited and rearranged) reply. I know you’re something of an emacs wizard, so I thought I might as well ask you: how should I learn emacs? … I’ve used emacs for several years now but have not added very much emacs skill to my repertoire. Well, the short answer is, you should learn Emacs by using it for about a decade. That’s a pretty lame non-answer, so let me try to elaborate.50 Fun iPhone Apps to Get Kids Reading and Learning
Do you own an iPhone? Do you also have toddlers or kids who are about to enter school? Put the iPhone and the kids together with some of the apps listed below to keep the kids busy as they prepare themselves for school.FSI Language Courses - Home
Public domain versions of language courses from the Foreign Service Institute.Repeat "A-E-I-O-U" to Read Faster - Reading - Lifehacker
"If your note-taking skills are suffering from summertime rigor mortis, now's as good a time as any to throw a new technique into the mix. Let's take a look at some new and old tools for improving your ballpoint repertoire." via Lifehacker
If your note-taking skills are suffering from summertime rigor mortis, now's as good a time as any to throw a new technique into the mix. Let's take a look at some new and old tools for improving your ballpoint repertoire.30 PHP Best Practices for Beginners - Nettuts+
Being in the same room to collaborate on a project is no longer necessary thanks to the many different applications that are available over the web. There are free tools for online conferencing, collaborative writing and editing, file sharing, private communication, and desktop sharing. Here are 15 free online collaboration tools and apps to try today:
Collaboration is central to learning on the social Web. This guest post from Karen Schweitzer highlights some great free tools for connecting and sharing with others.Youtubeで学べる、英語のレッスンビデオ・厳選７チャンネル | 口コミ発信！モノ人
Youtubeで学べる、英語のレッスンビデオ・厳選７チャンネルLearn how to play an instrument online | Webware - CNET
25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read August 6th, 2009 By Donna Scott College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.
College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.10 Must-Dos for the First Week of College - College - Lifehacker
With the start of the academic year, it's time to switch out of vacation mode—pronto. What you do the first week of classes can majorly impact your grades four months from now, so don't skip these first week must-dos.英語学習に役立つ、映画の脚本（スクリーンプレイ）を無料で手に入れられるサイトの紹介 | 口コミ発信！モノ人
The Internet Movie Script Database（海外）：映画スクリプトのデータベースとして最大級だと思います。新作も結構すばやくアップされる感じです。イチオシです。 1. 左サイドバーの「Search IMSDb」に映画タイトルを入れて検索します。 2. 「Search Result」の下に検索した映画のタイトルがちっちゃく出てきます。アドワーズ広告がでかいので、検索結果を一瞬見失います。 3. 映画のタイトルをクリックすると、その映画の簡単な紹介ページに飛びます。枠内の一番下に、「Read “映画タイトル” Script」と出るので、これをクリックするとスクリーンプレイが出てきます
映画はとても効果的な英語教材です。映画の脚本を使いながら英語の勉強をすると、聞き取れなかった部分を補えたりするので、とても便利ですね。今日は、無料で映画のスクリーンプレイを手に入れられるサイトを紹介します。 (via http://d.hatena.ne.jp/tanemori/20090811/DailyLink)Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”
Une étude montre que des élèves de 12 ans obtiennent de meilleures performance avec l'apprentissage en ligne qu'en classe.5 Terrific Ted Talks on Future Technologies
A sampling of how technology might influence the future.
ow? Those are questions that some of the most inventive and outrageous thinkers around have been addressing at the yearly TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. TED presenters have been wowing audiences with their future-tech ideas for a long time, and many of these talks are freely available on the web. But it can be a daunting task working out what to watch. So here’s a taster-menu of five great TED talks on how technology might influence the future. Rather than describe the latest in consumer tech, they take on the much harder task of predicting how technology will change our lives in profound ways. I’ve used a few simple rules in selecting the talks: - Was I hooked within the first few seconds? - Was the technology potentially life-changing? - Was I inspired and challenged?Seth's Blog: Education at the crossroads
Education at the crossroads
here are three choices that anyone offering higher education is going to have to make. MIT and Stanford are starting to make classes available for free online. The marginal cost of this is pretty close to zero, so it's easy for them to share. Abundant education is easy to access and offers motivated individuals a chance to learn. Scarcity comes from things like accreditation, admissions policies or small classrooms. Should this be free or expensive? Should this be about school or about learning? If I were going to wager, I'd say that the free, abundant learning combination is the one that's going to change the world.
Actually, there isn't one, there are three choices that anyone offering higher education is going to have to make.
t101 Tools to Learn ANY Foreign Language for Free | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
Here, you’ll find 101 tools that can help you learn a new language without spending a dime on tuition.
In today's global economy, it's more important than ever for students to be fluent in more than one language.20 tips for writing for the web | FatDUX | blogging about user experiences
Interesting set of rules to follow, when writing for an online audience.ART && CODE Symposium: Hackety Hack, why the lucky stiff on Vimeo
i love the "dueling sword" ascii artClive Thompson on the New Literacy
interesting study on how tech effects reading
Bases on a Stanford study there is evidence students are writing more than ever and they want to have an audience and purpose. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wired.com%2Ftechbiz%2Fpeople%2Fmagazine%2F17-09%2Fst_thompson
fascinating take on the ongoing trends in literacy. Study by Stanford concludes that today's youth are MORE proficient in writing because they've lived a life of writing for an audience. "We think of writing as either good or bad. What today's young people know is that knowing who you're writing for and why you're writing might be the most crucial factor of all."
<<I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization"...For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—& pushing our literacy in bold new directions...The fact that students today almost always write for an audience gives them a different sense of what constitutes good writing. In interviews, they defined good prose as something that had an effect on the world. For them, writing is about persuading & organizing & debating, even if it's over something as quotidian as what movie to go see. The Stanford students were almost always less enthusiastic about their in-class writing because it had no audience but the professor: It didn't serve any purpose other than to get them a grade. As for those texting short-forms & smileys defiling serious academic writing? Another myth. When Lunsford examined the work of first-year students, she didn't find a single example of texting speak in an academic paper.>>LEARN SOMETHING EVERYDAY
Aprenda algo todos os dias, traz considerações de forma humorísticas à fatos e personalidades da história, com um boa dose de sarcasmo e inteligência.
You'll learn something new, if useless, everyday.
frases fofasStanford study: Media multitaskers pay mental price
[Multitaskers are] "suckers for irrelevancy. Everything distracts them." "They couldn't help thinking about the task they weren't doing," Ophir said. "The high multitaskers are always drawing from all the information in front of them. They can't keep things separate in their minds."
You might think a lot gets done when you multitask, but a study conducted by Stanford researchers Eyal Ophir, Clifford Nass and Anthony Wagner says it isn't so.
People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time, a group of Stanford researchers has found.P2PU - Peer 2 Peer University / FrontPage
Free university level courses. The mission of P2PU is to leverage the power of the Internet and social software to enable communities of people to support learning for each other. P2PU combines open educational resources, structured courses, and recognition of knowledge/learning in order to offer high-quality low-cost education opportunities. It is run and governed by volunteers.
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.
Learning agents and open education
An interesting peer to peer university drawing upon freely available resources.Stephen Marsland
I've written a textbook entitled "Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective". It will be published by CRC Press, part of the Taylor and Francis group, on 2nd April 2009. The book is aimed at computer science and engineering undergraduates studing machine learning and artificial intelligence.
I've written a textbook entitled "Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective". It will be published by CRC Press, part of the Taylor and Francis group, on 2nd April 2009. The book is aimed at computer science and engineering undergraduates studing machine learning and artificial intelligence. There are lots of Python code examples in the book, and the code is available here.
Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective
Python codes from a textbook entitled "Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective"
by Stephen Marsland
I've written a textbook entitled "Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective". It will be published by CRC Press, part of the Taylor and Francis group, on 2nd April 2009. The book is aimed at computer science and engineering undergraduates studing machine learning and artificial intelligence. There are lots of Python code examples in the book, and the code is available here. Where special datasets are used they are provided with the code, and there are links to additional datasets at the bottom of the page.100 Fabulous Social Networks and Communities for Lifelong Learners | Rated Colleges
Unfortunately, this isn’t a great model. Mostly because it’s based on the idea that there is a small group of people in authority, who will tell you what to do and what you need to know, and you must follow this obediently, like robots. And you must not think for yourself, or try to do what you want to do. This will be met with severe punishment.100 Terrific Twitter Feeds for Teaching Advice | Online Universities.com
RT @TeachaKidd 100 Terrific Twitter Feeds for Teaching Advice http://tinyurl.com/nj73sj [from http://twitter.com/FelipeMorales/statuses/3379942756]
Great list of people to follow on Twitter.
Education folks to follow on TwitterWhat is the Future of Teaching?
Datos importantes sobre el futuro de la enseñanza. Enlaces interesantes
According to the New York Times Bits blog, a recent study funded by the US Department of Education (PDF) found that on the whole, online learning environments actually led to higher tested performance than face-to-face learning environments. “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction,” concluded the report’s authors in their key findings.
As online learning becomes used more and more, what will happen to teachers?
ONLINE. But teachers matter: According to the New York Times Bits blog, a recent study funded by the US Department of Education (PDF) found that on the whole, online learning environments actually led to higher tested performance than face-to-face learning environments. “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction,” concluded the report’s authors in their key findings.100 Totally Fun and Weird College Courses You Can Now Take for Free | Online Classes.org: Find the Right Online Class Match
100 fun and weird college courses are now available for free online.
Part of the fun of being a college student is taking all kinds of weird and fun classes that you'd never dream of.Setting And Achieving Goals The SMART Way - Dumb Little Man
The SMART System When I first learned about the SMART system, I was very excited. It crystallized something in my mind, something I believe I always knew, but could never put my finger on. Having learned about it I was almost immediately able to pinpoint where I went wrong (or right) with some of my recent personal successes and failures. Let me share with you what SMART is all about. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Boxed. You apply the SMART criteria to any goal you wish to achieve and if it does not meet any of the five characteristics you clarify and adjust it until it does.
Dumb Little Man shares ideas to make the everyday person more productive in life. Expect to read tips on finance, saving money, business, and some DIY for the house.College for $99 a Month by Kevin Carey | Washington Monthly
StraighterLine is the brainchild of a man named Burck Smith, an Internet entrepreneur bent on altering the DNA of higher education as we have known it for the better part of 500 years. Rather than students being tethered to ivy-covered quads or an anonymous commuter campus, Smith envisions a world where they can seamlessly assemble credits and degrees from multiple online providers, each specializing in certain subjects and—most importantly—fiercely competing on price. Smith himself may be the person who revolutionizes the university, or he may not be. But someone with the means and vision to fundamentally reorder the way students experience and pay for higher education is bound to emerge
Luckily for Solvig, there were new options available. She went online looking for something that fit her wallet and her time horizon, and an ad caught her eye: a company called StraighterLine was offering online courses in subjects like accounting, statistics, and math. This was hardly unusual—hundreds of institutions are online hawking degrees. But one thing about StraighterLine stood out: it offered as many courses as she wanted for a flat rate of $99 a month. “It sounds like a scam,” Solvig thought—she’d run into a lot of shady companies and hard-sell tactics on the Internet. But for $99, why not take a risk?
This seems very interesting.. but its only basic math, writing, and econ.. bah...
The next generation of online education could be great for students—and catastrophic for universities.Free, legal textbooks related to computer science
Interesting comparative performance of various algorithms on different data
A highly informative visualization of the biases of different ML classifiers. Really useful, especially for talks to non-experts.Open & Free Courses
A great, lengthy piece on cool things to read online to learn more about the world
One would be hard-pressed to disapprove of autodidacticism. Consider a list of notable alumni from the academy of the self-taught: René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, William Blake.Teaching and technology ~ presentations and resources for educators
Textos y presentaciones educativos sobre tecnología
During the last six or so years I have created a number of 'how-to' documents and presentations for a variety of web based and related technologies. They are available from the various workshop web pages however I thought it might prove helpful to link to all the documents from a single page. Some of my workshop participants have referred to these documents as 'cheat sheets'.Phrases.net
Want to know what a phrase or idiom means?
traductor frases diccionario inglés100 Best Blogs for Tech-Savvy Teachers - Online Courses
these blogs offer a wealth of information straight from teachers and other professionals in the education field themselves
While there are still some educators who dispute the importance of technology in the classroom, there is no dispute over the fact that technology is here to stay in schools. Whether you are one of those tech-savvy teachers who can’t get enough of technology news and ideas or you are a teacher just learning to embrace technology in the classroom, these blogs offer a wealth of information straight from teachers and other professionals in the education field themselves.Welcome to BetterLesson
Create, Organize and Share your complete curriculum.
Helping teachers organize and share their curricula.Netflix prize tribute: Recommendation algorithm in Python | This Number Crunching Life
Quick implementation of the Netflix recommendation algorithm (probablistic matrix factorization) in Python.
probabalistic matrix factorisation
I test my code using synthetic data, where I first make up latent vectors for users and items, then I generate some training set ratings by multiplying some latent user vectors by latent item vectors then adding some noise. I then discard the latent vectors and just give the model the synthetic ratings.50 Fascinating Lectures All About Your Brain | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
“Sometimes dogs are doing mistakes adapting in metro, but they are studying.” via donna
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
who russian dogs adapt to their urban environment, ride subway cars, scare people into dropping food. little grifters.Conversational UX Design | From The Head Of Zeus Jones
nice article on how to shift to a UX mindset
Make users learn by doing what they came to do25 Twitter Projects for the College Classroom | Online Colleges
Much has been written about how Twitter is making its way into the halls of higher education. Go beyond the usual tips and strategies of using Twitter with these 25 projects that can be done in a college classroom. Part of the allure of Twitter is that it lends itself well to online classes, so many of these projects can be done without needing a physical classroom at all
these ideas could also be used in a plurk classroom
Part of the allure of Twitter is that it lends itself well to online classes, so many of these projects can be done without needing a physical classroom at all.Би-би-си | Learn English | Видеокурсы для тех, кто учит английский (Часть I)
Тесты, конкурсы и викторины
Idioms5 Great Sites with Free Video Lectures from Top Colleges
check these out
Learning is a pursuit which can only be positive for us. Even if we learn something that we don't think we need to know, it may serve you in an unexpected way10 free Educational Game sites
10 free Educational Game sites These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment.Half an Hour: An Operating System for the Mind
21st century skills are, in short, an operating system for the mind.
Downes10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day
This list of web-based resources will point you toward web sites that will help you learn how to do new things, stay on top of current events, and learn about topics where your current knowledge may be lacking.47 Ways to Fine Tune Your Brain - Dumb Little Man
Dumb Little Man shares ideas to make the everyday person more productive in life. Expect to read tips on finance, saving money, business, and some DIY for the house.Full Circle Associates » How I use social media
More goodness from Nancy White, who is probably one of the most adept users of social media out there. "When the door to connection is open, watch who walks through and follow them, not those who stand at the doorway and naysay! And I'm not just talking about social media early adopters. I'm talking about people passionate about getting something done." That shouldn't (I would say) be taken as an endorsement of a non-critical stance. But if someone naysays, they ought to at least have ventured into the technology (and its community) to have some grounds for their criticism. Nancy White, Full Circle Associates, August 5, 2009.
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fullcirc.com%2Fwp%2F2009%2F08%2F04%2Fhow-i-use-social-media
"My practices have been radically changed and shaped - yes, even transformed - by social software."
Erfahrungsbericht zum Einsatz von Social Media
How Nancy White uses social mediaBuild Brain Power with these 21 Resources - PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement
Resources to help make you somewhat smarter. This should be interesting...
BRAIN ... HowTo be BETTERJustice with Michael Sandel - Home
Philosophy class online from Harvard University.
<<Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world. This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives. In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do.>>How2Heroes › How-To Instructional Food Videos
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how2heroes is a video site that specialises in cooking and food-related how-to videos. Learn new recipes and techniques or share your own with the world!日本に居ながら、ナマの英語に触れる工夫 - 化学者のつぶやき -Chem-Station-
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Learn to use the Adobe Creative Suite using the design principles of the Bauhaus school
opensource graphic design bookBBC - Wildlife Finder - Homepage
THE LAST DAYS OF THE POLYMATH
People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species. Edward Carr tracks some down ... read more »
That is why modern institutions tend to exclude polymaths, he says. “It’s very hard to show yourself as a polymath in the current academic climate. If you’ve got someone interested in going across departments, spending part of the time in physics and part of the time elsewhere, their colleagues are going to kick them out. They’re not contributing fully to any single department. OK, every so often you’re going to get a huge benefit, but from day to day, where the universities are making appointments, they want the focus in one field.”
People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species.
“Nowadays people that are called polymaths are dabblers—are dabblers in many different areas,” he says. “I aspire to be an intellectual polygamist. And I deliberately use that metaphor to provoke with its sexual allusion and to point out the real difference to me between polygamy and promiscuity."
"People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species..."Free Computer Science Courses - Free Science and Video Lectures Online!
User 'carlh' posting a series of lectures.
Reddit lessons on programming C - with discussions!
A course written entirely on reddit.7 Widely-Used And Open Source E-Learning Applications
«There are various open source e-learning applications that can be installed easily, have a wide user community & offers a complete system. Here are 7 of them which you will like:»TED University: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use - TED Talks
The Web is constantly turning out new and extraordinary services many of us are unfamiliar with. During TED University at this spring's TED2007 in Monterey, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, offered an ultra-fast-moving ride through sites in many different areas, from art, design and illustration, to daily news, blogs and curiosity. Now, by popular demand, here's his list of 100 websites you should know and use.
research.philips.comYouTube - Education - YouTube EDU
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world100 Twitter Feeds To Make You a Better Teacher - Online Courses
Twitter Feeds Need to Update
100 Twitter Feeds To Make You a Better Teacher - Online Courses
100 twitter feeds to make you a better teacherLearning jQuery: 11 excellent resources
100 Free Cutting-Edge Courses for Web Developers & Designers
100 Free Cutting-Edge Courses for Web Developers & Designers | Online Universities Weblog10 useful video sites to teach you new tech skills | News | TechRadar UK
10 useful video sites to teach you new tech skillsForum Network | Free Online Lectures from PBS and NPR
Exchange ideas with the world’s leading scientists, educators, policymakers, artists, and authors. Presented by WGBH Boston with PBS, NPR, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Lowell Institute.50 Awesome Open Courses for Web Writers | AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
With the popularity and ubiquity of writing online, there’s a new demand for web writers. If you’re studying to become a web writer, blogger, or copywriter, there are lots of courses that can offer you the education you need. Read on, and you’ll learn about 50 awesome open courses for web writers.
50 siti per imparare a scrivere, gratis20 Free Web Apps to Use in the Classroom
20 Free Web Apps to Use in the Classroom http://bit.ly/md2ym [from http://twitter.com/FelipeMorales/statuses/3271301731]
Teachers who are looking to transform their classroom with new technology can find many free resources online. Many of these resources are web-based and do not require any download. This list provides 20 free web apps that work particularly well in the classroom:
via @tomwhitby @tomsheppYouTube - Lec 1 | MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Fall 2008
MIT programming 101. Very basic python intro
Lecture 1: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variablesInstructors: Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag V...Hand Book : Educating the Net Generation : The University of Melbourne
The publication Educating the Net Generation: A Handbook of Findings for Practice and Policy is now available to download. The Handbook is the main outcome of the Educating the Net Generation project. It provides a set of practice and policy guidelines developed from the project findings.
The publication Educating the Net Generation: A Handbook of Findings for Practice and Policy is now available to download. The Handbook is the main outcome of the Educating the Net Generation project. It provides a set of practice and policy guidelines developed from the project findings.
The Handbook is the main outcome of the Educating the Net Generation project. It provides a set of practice and policy guidelines developed from the project findings. # Cover, acknowledgments, table of contents # Executive Summary # Section 1: Brief Project Outline # Section 2: Background Literature # Section 3: Investigating the Net Generation # Section 4: Implementing Emerging Technologies # Section 5: Guidelines for Practice # Section 6: Guidelines for Policy
The Handbook is the main outcome of the Educating the Net Generation project. It provides a set of practice and policy guidelines developed from the project findings. A PDF version of the entire Handbook or individual sections can be downloadedHow to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily
"Time taken to process an n-word sentence is proportional to n^3, or more." :)Lane
Course managment systems each contain their own inherent pedagogy, and for most systems these pedagogies are traditional in nature. As with all technologies, the design of the product is a result of its perceived use. Today’s enterprise–scale systems were created to manage traditional teaching tasks as if they were business processes. They were originally designed to focus on instructor efficiency for administrative functions such as grade posting, test creation, and enrollment management. Pedagogical considerations were thus either not considered, or were considered to be embodied in such managerial tasks.
Interesting article re. PLE/VLE debate
Course management systems, like any other technology, have an inherent purpose implied in their design, and therefore a built–in pedagogy. Although these pedagogies are based on instructivist principles, today’s large CMSs have many features suitable for applying more constructivist pedagogies. Yet few faculty use these features, or even adapt their CMS very much, despite the several customization options. This is because most college instructors do not work or play much on the Web, and thus utilize Web–based systems primarily at their basic level. The defaults of the CMS therefore tend to determine the way Web–novice faculty teach online, encouraging methods based on posting of material and engendering usage that focuses on administrative tasks. A solution to this underutilization of the CMS is to focus on pedagogy for Web–novice faculty and allow a choice of CMS.
Impact of VLEs etc on pedagogy
How default settings in Blackboard can influence how newbies teach online
She argues that Content management Systems (CMSs) "are not pedagogically neutral shells for course content." Indeed, "a CMS may not only influence, but control, instructional approaches." And "Few instructors are consciously aware that CMS design is influencing their pedagogy." This is a good paper, well-argued, and I agree with the conclusion.
LMS and learningTeaching College Math » Blog Archive » Technology Skills We Should Be Teaching in College
A list of the tech skills that students should learn before they leave college. Ideally, these are skills that would be integrated throughout K-12 and college curricula (USA). Interesting
A blog that attempts to lists the current technology skills that should be taught in College. Food for thought!100 Must-Read Blog Posts on the Future of Learning | Online School
learrning blog posts.
With a struggling economy and a president with a keen eye on education, it will be interesting to see what happens to the future of learning with such opposing forces. Plenty of experts and lay-people alike have kicked around their ideas through their blogs. This collection offers 100 of these blog posts speculating on the future of learning.
This is a great collection of blog posts, references, reports, prognostications, (100 in total) speculating on the future of learning and education. I've read a couple but now have a real task ahead of me to take in the rest, wish me luck.50 Excellent Online Communities for Lifelong Learners - Learn-gasm
Unresolvable100 Free Tools to Tutor Yourself in Anything | Online Classes.org: Find the Right Online Class Match
Whether you want to learn how to renovate your kitchen or the intricacies of calculus, you'll find the assistance you need through these resources.
Includes the following categories: general, language, music, life skills, around the house, technology, general academia, business, health and fitness, math and science, liberal arts, fine arts.
.Elements of Statistical Learning: data mining, inference, and prediction. 2nd Edition.
Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman (2008). Springer-Verlag. Full-text PDF is free.
free online book
@dataspora: "The Elements of Statistical Learning, the authoritative text on the subject, now free at authors' site http://bit.ly/2J8WNK (ht @johndcook)" (from http://twitter.com/dataspora/status/4847621837)50 Must-Listen-to Lectures for Tech Lovers | Online Universities.com
Examples of service that can be used. Classified by task, by cognitive level, by learning style.Does the Brain Like E-Books? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Writing and reading — from newspapers to novels, academic reports to gossip magazines — are migrating ever faster to digital screens, like laptops, Kindles and cellphones.
Is there a difference in the way the brain takes in or absorbs information when it is presented electronically versus on paper? Does the reading experience change, from retention to comprehension, depending on the medium?100 Best Professors Who Blog | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
100 Blogging Professors
Prof's that Blog10 Ways to Improve Your Photography Without Buying Gear « Photofocus
check these out
programming puzzles site to upskill porg skillsGetting Started with Silverlight development
This paper suggests there is benefit in moving from andragogy towards truly self-determined learning. The concept of truly self-determined learning, called heutagogy, builds on humanistic theory and approaches to learning described in the 1950s. It is suggested that heutagogy is appropriate to the needs of learners in the twenty-first century, particularly in the development of individual capability.
In something of a landmark for education Knowles (1970) suggested an important change in the way in which educational experiences for adults should be designed. The approach, known as andragogy, contrasts quite sharply with pedagogy which is the teaching of children. This paper suggests there is benefit in moving from andragogy towards truly self-determined learning. The concept of truly self-determined learning, called heutagogy, builds on humanistic theory and approaches to learning described in the 1950s. It is suggested that heutagogy is appropriate to the needs of learners in the twenty-first century, particularly in the development of individual capability. A number of implications of heutagogy for higher education and vocational education are discussedProgrammers should know math.. just not all of it - Invisible to the eye
I have made a breakdown of the main arguments taught in high school and university which are utilized in computer science. I divided this list in a basic section and specific applications one.
Google Wave for Educators--Put your name on the listWriteThinkLearn.pdf (application/pdf Object)
How to improve writing, thinking and learning.
Una presentación en PDF para organizar mejor el texto escrito y a partir de ahí optimizar las ideas y los modelos de aprendizaje. En inglés.Guide to Getting Started in Machine Learning | A Beautiful WWW
"People remember things better, longer, if they are given very challenging tests on the material, tests at which they are bound to fail. In a series of experiments, they showed that if students make an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve information before receiving an answer, they remember the information better than in a control condition in which they simply study the information."
People remember things better, longer, if they are given very challenging tests on the material, tests at which they are bound to fail. In a series of experiments, they showed that if students make an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve information before receiving an answer, they remember the information better than in a control condition in which they simply study the information. Trying and failing to retrieve the answer is actually helpful to learning.
"People remember things better, longer, if they are given very challenging tests on the material, tests at which they are bound to fail. In a series of experiments, they showed that if students make an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve information before receiving an answer, they remember the information better than in a control condition in which they simply study the information. Trying and failing to retrieve the answer is actually helpful to learning. It’s an idea that has obvious applications for education, but could be useful for anyone who is trying to learn new material of any kind."
Reminded me that asking questions BEFORE reading the chapter is a better way to prepare students for learning.Free Technology for Teachers: 35+ Educational Games and Games Resources
http://www.lilyapp.org/about/Make: Online: Make: Science Room Home
Greetings citizen scientists, budding biohackers, and backyard explorers! We think you'll find the Make: Science Room a fun and useful resource. We hope you'll use it as your DIY science classroom, virtual laboratory, and a place to share your projects, hacks, and laboratory tips with other amateur scientists. Your Make: Science Room host is Robert Bruce Thompson, author of Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture. (Make: Books, 2008) and Illustrated Guide to Forensics Investigations: Uncover Evidence in Your Home, Lab, or Basement (not yet published). We'll be drawing material from these titles first, but will soon branch out into biology, astrononmy, Earth sciences, and other disciplines. We'll be adding lots of material on a regular basis, so check back often. For more info on the site, see Introducing the Make: Science Room.
Make Magazine10 Tools for (20)10
Once again this year, there are a number of tools appearing for the first time on the list, so in this article I am going to highlight briefly 10 of these new tools that I think are useful, innovative, cost effective and certainly worth considering for 2010.Free Programming Classes : Learn How to Program
Free Programming Classes : Learn How to Program
A comprehensive real-time course on programming for everyone from total beginner to experienced programmer. Read each lesson, one at a time. Start at lesson one. Master the material in each lesson before proceeding to the next one. Do not worry about falling behind. Take as much time as you need on each lesson. Do not skim. Ask questions and read the discussions on each lesson. All lessons are actively monitored for questions. This is set so that only I can create posts, so that I can keep everything organized. See also the "Learning Programming" Community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming which was started by 6553321.SICP in Clojure
This site exists to make it easier to use Clojure rather than Scheme while working through SICP.
This site exists to make it easier to use Clojure rather than Scheme while working through SICP. The folks behind SICP were kind enough to release it under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License, which will allow me to annotate the text and adapt its source code and exercises to fit the Clojure language.The 10 best educational websites - Times Online
Times Online from the UK suggests 10 great educational web sites.100 Blogs Every New Teacher Should Read | Online Schools
Here, you’ll find the 100 best blogs for economics students to read.
は100 Incredible Open Lectures for Math Geeks | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
Lalala, math, some of these I should watch sometime.
While many math geeks out there may have been teased for their love of numbers, it’s math that makes the world go round, defining everything from the economy to how the universe itself operates. You can indulge your love of mathematics in these great lectures and lecture series. Some are meant to review the basics and others will keep you on the cutting edge of what renowned researchers are doing in the field, but all will help you expand your knowledge and spend a few hours enjoying a topic you love.100 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
100 youtube clips about various points and events in history
Renaissance Art, ...
If you love history, or just want to learn more about it, YouTube has exactly what you need. Always up to the challege of providing thorough, accurate information, YouTube delivers channels from leading names in historical studies, from The Smithsonian to the Discovery Channel. You’re sure to find just the right information you need for your lecture, lesson plan, or perhaps just your personal viewing pleasure.100 Incredible Open Courses for the Ultimate Tech Geek - Online Courses
Univertv.ru – это открытый образовательный портал! Здесь вы можете: посмотреть образовательные фильмы на различные темы; побывать на лекциях в ведущих российских и зарубежных вузах; посетить престижную научную конференцию или научно-популярную лекцию по интересующему вас вопросу; в разделе «Школа» – увидеть лучшие образцы преподавания сложных школьных тем.英単語学習ソフト P-Study System 公式サイト
英単語学習ソフト P-Study System などを配布しています．例文表示やネイティブ音声対応など、英単語をスムーズに暗記するための様々な機能を搭載しています．英検や大学受験対策，TOEIC対策に便利な問題集も無料で配布しています．iPod Educational Content - 10 Killer Sources
10 great sites for podcast learning
10 Killer Content Sources for Your iPod Learning Mix
you ipod learning mixCosmoLearning | Computer Science Documentaries
Looks good.Scholar Spot - Free Educational Videos, Ebooks, Podcasts
Free videos from Bob Marley to Albert Einstein on topics from Arts and Archaeology to Quantum Physics and Zoology
Coming soon a free university. We are currently in development enter your email address below to be notified when we enter open beta.Michael Nielsen » The Google Technology Stack
Interesting set of links and posts describing the technologies Google builds its software on, and how they work together.
The Google Technology Stack … or as I would put it: An Introduction to MapReduce, Data Mining and PageRank
A great in-depth treament of the engine that powers Google
Part of what makes Google such an amazing engine of innovation is their internal technology stack: a set of powerful proprietary technologies that makes it easy for Google developers to generate and process enormous quantities of data. According to a senior Microsoft developer who moved to Google, Googlers work and think at a higher level of abstraction than do developers at many other companies, including Microsoft: “Google uses Bayesian filtering the way Microsoft uses the if statement” (Credit: Joel Spolsky). This series of posts describes some of the technologies that make this high level of abstraction possible.Free Technology for Teachers: Beyond Google - Improve Your Search Results
this short guide to 15 tools and strategies for helping your students (and your colleagues) improve their Internet search resultsiPod Touch Project
iPod Touch Project
In 2007 Epsom Primary trialed the use of the iPod nano and the Nike sensor kit as a motivator for student physical activity and fitness development. The trial, the ICTchase, was successful in both areas with the students being motivated to run and becoming fitter through the use of the iPods and Nike sensors. This was evident by the increase in the distance ran and times of the runs by the children. Students could run further and in shorter times by the end of the trial period. The iPod Touch was seen as the next step and with the extra features of Movie playing and internet access we were very willing to accept the offer by the eLearning Department to participate in this iPod Touch project. We have been considering the idea that today’s students are digital learners and we intend to find out if the iPod Touch can assist children to learn through digital delivery of content .
Details on a move from a pilot program to full use at a K-8 school.
A school's interdisciplinary research project into using iPod Touch with kidsStart-up studies: A pop quiz | VentureBeat
There’s a classroom exercise that’s a part of the Stanford technology venture program hits its students with each year: If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible?
Selling presentation time is clutch. Lesson Learned: Think outside the box. No, actually, there is no fucking box.
Bicycle tires pump up
Six minute video of Stanford professor describing her 'make as much money as you can with $5 and 2 hours' assignment.Purdue University Adds Twitter and Facebook to Class Participation
Purdue y Facebook hotseat
Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class.100 Essential Reads for the Lifelong Learner | Online School
"Whether you are just starting out in college or are a more experience learner with years under your belt, there is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered. One great way to do that is to read."
100 livros que precisam ser lidos antes de morrer
There is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered.Simply Scala
saveiLearn No. 2
magazines and books
Using iPods in the classroom
iPod in classroom magazine
articles publication on use of ipod-touch etc. in education K-12Op-Ed Columnist - Genius - The Modern View - NYTimes.com
Nature vs Nurture
David Brooks on why genius is created through deliberate practice.
"The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice. Top performers spend more hours (many more hours) rigorously practicing their craft."A List Apart: Articles: You Can Get There From Here: Websites for Learners
You Can Get There From Here: Websites for Learners
The Steve Irwin approach to discovery on the web—“I’m going to click this here link…just to see what happens!”
From A List Apart: "Content-rich" is not enough. Most websites are not learner-friendly. As an industry, we haven’t done our best to make our content-rich websites suitable for learning and exploration. Learners require more from us than keywords and killer headlines. They need an environment that is narrative, interactive, and discoverable. Amber Simmons tells how to begin creating rich content sites that invite and repay exploration and discovery.
What we find changes who we become
"But just as important as the narrative consciously built into a website is the narrative readers create for themselves. Readers build their own narrative as they work their way through a website, moving from one content object to another. This narrative emerges from interrelationships between content items and helps readers turn fragmentary pieces of information into knowledge. The more clearly a reader can discern these relationships, the clearer and more meaningful the narrative he’ll be able to construct."DMLcentral
DMLcentral.net is the online presence for the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at the UC Irvine campus. We think digital media practices are fundamentally reshaping society in far-reaching ways, especially in how people all around the world are learning and connecting with one another.
"Digital Media and Learning"
digital media and learning: the power of participation
oday, at the forum on Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, being hosted by the Sesame Workshop at Google headquarters, we are announcing the launch of a major new research initiative in digital media and learning (DML) and its associated website. Based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute in Irvine, California, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is generously supported by the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative. The Research Hub, for which I serve as Executive Director and Mimi Ito the Research Director, intersects work promoting and networking collaborative efforts to understand and assess the participatory ways in which digital media are transforming youth learning practices and lifelong learning opportunities.…
This site is about collaboration, conversation and exploration in Digital Media and Learning. Join the conversation.Social Media in Learning examples
muitos sites social
Specific examples of how web 2.0 tools can be used for learning - compiled from the comments of the contributors to 'Top Tools for Learning'
100+ ways to use social media for learning15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee | The Oatmeal
The OatmealSummary of all the MIT Introduction to Algorithms lectures - good coders code, great reuse
"As you all may know, I watched and posted my lecture notes of the whole MIT Introduction to Algorithms course. In this post I want to summarize all the topics that were covered in the lectures and point out some of the most interesting things in them."Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code - Teach Yourself - Lifehacker
Get off to a running start using tons of great free web-based tutorials and resources.Donald Clark Plan B: 10 facts about learning that are scientifically proven and interesting for teachers
Links to various ebook web sites.
Comprehensive listing of: free ebook sites, ebook reader sites, about ebooks sites, audio and mobile sites, business and education sites, twitter sites, poetry and kids sites and misc..50 Serious Games for Social Change
Seven principles of knowledge management by Dave Snowden
"We always know more than we can say, and we will always say more than we can write down."
Dave Snowden's Seven Principles of Knowledge Managementデータベースの基礎を理解しよう！ プログラミング未経験から始めるPHP入門：CodeZine
kes sense to you, the best thing you can do now is creating your learning log. It doesn’t need to be perfect, a
Learn how to remember things you learn.NASA PlanetQuest Historic Timeline
Historic Timeline on our Quest for New Worlds (Interactive)Just a bunch of helpful links, books, and pages. For those days when you ask, "How Can I Become A Programmer" : programming
A bit of wheat in the comments.Do Speedy Math in Your Head - Wired How-To Wiki
(1+8 = 9) 8 If it is a double digit number like 88, where it's:The Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009 | Web Design Ledger
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Do you ever wonder why the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) might be more memorable than other technological schools? To become memorable, a school must reach out to people in ways that seem beneficial. Alumni organizations can help spread the word about their alma mater. Great sports teams and debate teams also can help boost a school’s standing. But, another fork to take in the marketing path is through the Internet, as MIT and other schools have done in sharing courses online and without charge.Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List
Top Tools 20097 Keys to Reading Faster | Think Simple Now » 7 Keys to Reading Faster
7 Keys to Reading Faster | Think Simple Now » 7 Keys to Reading Faster
Candidly written lifestyle blog on finding clarity, motivation, creativity and personal happiness. The writing blends abstract spirituality and practical personal productivity.The Child Trap: Books: The New Yorker
The rise of overparenting. Insightful and amusing.
The literature on overparenting raises a number of sticky questions. For example, is it really wrong for us to push our children to excel in areas where they are talented?
“Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.” The article reviews books about the new "crisis" of overparenting. There are some helpful comments, but it is nice that the author acknowledges the pendulum swings in pop psychology and in parenting. Would be nice to follow some of the implications of these movements. The article briefly touches on the implications of the selfishness of current parents, but it is only hypothesis. I'd be intersted in a thorough analysis of implications from a historical perspective. Every generation seems to believe the next generation is spoiled and lazy, which seems to be the real critique behind the overparenting books.
The rise of overparenting.20+ Must-Read Education Technology Blogs for Teachers, Students, and e-Learners | Online Schools and Degree Programs
20+ Must-Read Education Technology Blogs | AceOnlineSchools.com - Online Education
Look through and choose some blogs to follow
20 oktatási technológiákkal foglalkozó blog ajánlója. Nem néztem végig mindet még, és nem is iratkoztam fel rájuk.Games
Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.My Favorite Liar | Zen Moments
I’ve had many instructors before and since, but few that I remember with as much fondness – and why my favorite professor was a chronic liar.
Between today until the class right before finals, it is my intention to work into each of my lectures … one lie. Your job, as students, among other things, is to try and catch me in the Lie of the Day.”How to Learn About Everything
Weird. This was my advice to undergrads, although not in science...
Approach to getting broad understanding of topics you don't understand that well
Blog post/article on how to set your self up to be able to improve your learning ability.
yeah, amen in so many ways. It's harder and takes longer (the biggest problem), but immersion (in combination with good memory) is by far the only way to learn things. It's how I learnt to spell (and that's now slipping: the other aphorism is "use it or lose it")
Note that the title above isn’t “how to learn everything”, but “how to learn about everything”. The distinction I have in mind is between knowing the inside of a topic in deep detail — many facts and problem-solving skills — and knowing the structure and context of a topic: essential facts, what problems can be solved by the skilled, and how the topic fits with others. This knowledge isn’t superficial in a survey-course sense: It is about both deep structure and practical applications. Knowing about, in this sense, is crucial to understanding a new problem and what must be learned in more depth in order to solve it. The cross-disciplinary reach of nanotechnology almost demands this as a condition of competence.E3T
Engage, Expand and Encompass through Technology. Macomb ISD's Universal Design for Learning Initiative
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As I grew older, this conclusion lay dormant and unexamined in my mind. RPGs continued to be my favorite genre. I relished the opportunity to watch interesting, lovable characters develop and interact in epic storylines. (Comparatively interesting and lovable, anyway - say what you will about Cecil, but his quest for redemption revealed a lot more depth than Mega Man's quest to shoot up some robots.) And I loved feeling like a hero. I saved the world in Final Fantasy IV, again in Lufia II, then again in Chrono Trigger.E-learning and Web 2.0 tools for schools
This is a collection of usefull web 2.0 and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying! I add new tools often so check back for new additions to this ever growing map of what the web has to offer. Follow me on twitter.com/swedishteacher and pay a visit to my blog at swedteach.posterous.com or jazzper.se JesperWatchKnow.org - Video - Fun With Letters
phonics phonemic awareness language arts
Excellent collection elementary schoolapophenia: I want my cyborg life
My colleagues aren't that much older than me but they come from a different set of traditions. They aren't used to speaking to a room full of blue-glow faces. And they think it's utterly fascinating that I poll my twitterverse about constructs of fairness while hearing a speaker talk about game theory. Am I learning what the speaker wants me to learn? Perhaps not. But I am learning and thinking and engaging. I'm 31 years old. I've been online since I was a teen. I've grown up with this medium and I embrace each new device that brings me closer to being a cyborg. I want information at my fingertips now and always. There's no doubt that I'm not mainstream. But I also feel really badly for the info-driven teens and college students out there being told that learning can only happen when they pay attention to an audio-driven lecture in a classroom setting. I read books during my classroom (blatantly not paying attention).
None of my colleagues brings a laptop. I do. And occasionally my interns do (although they often feel like they're misbehaving when they do so they often don't... I'm more stubborn than they are). My colleagues interrupt the talk with questions. (One admits that he asks questions because he's more interested in talking to the speaker than listening... he also asks questions to stay awake.) I find the interruptions to the speaker to be weirdly inappropriate. I much much prefer to ask questions to Twitter, Wikipedia, and IRC/IM. Let the speaker do her/his thing... let me talk with the audience who is present and those who are not but might have thoughtful feedback. When I'm inspired, I ask questions. When I'm not, I zone out, computer or not.
"danah boyd is a researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley."
What will it take for us to see technology as a tool for information enhancement? At the very least, how can we embrace those who learn best when they have an outlet for their questions and thoughts? How I long for being connected to be an acceptable part of engagement.
Danah Boyd on the discussion of using a notebook in a conference (or lecture)
"I desperately, desperately want my colleagues to be on IM or IRC or some channel of real-time conversation during meetings. While I will fully admit that there are times when the only thing I have to contribute to such dialogue is snark, there are many more times when I really want clarifications, a quick question answered, or the ability to ask someone in the room to put the mic closer to the speaker without interrupting the speaker in the process. I have become a "bad student." I can no longer wander an art museum without asking a bazillion questions that the docent doesn't know or won't answer or desperately wanting access to information that goes beyond what's on the brochure (like did you know that Rafael died from having too much sex!?!?!). I can't pay attention in a lecture without looking up relevant content. And, in my world, every meeting and talk is enhanced through a backchannel of communication."
Danah blogs about who "began his question by highlight that, unlike most of the audience who seemed more invested in the internet than scholarly conversations, HE had been paying attention. It's not very often that I feel like I've been publicly bitchslapped but boy did that sting. .... Of course, I haven't become that much of an adult because here I am blogging the details of said encounter. There's no doubt that I barely understood what the speaker was talking about. But during the talk, I had looked up six different concepts he had introduced (thank you Wikipedia), scanned two of the speakers' papers to try to grok what on earth he was talking about, and used Babelfish to translate the Italian conversations taking place on Twitter and FriendFeed in attempt to understand what was being said. Of course, I had also looked up half the people in the room (including the condescending man next to me) and posted a tweet of my own.
Had multiple conversations about iPhones / laptops in meetings last week. Agree that it's helpful to be connected during a meeting / presentation, but I wonder sometimes if we could cut meeting time in half if everyone was paying attention for the entire thing. Half of the onus is on the presenters IMHO: get better at presentations.The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - 2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education
Nearly six years ago, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released its signature toolkit, the MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills: Milestones for Improving Learning and Education. Today, this toolkit has been revised and updated to reflect new realities and the P21 Framework for Education.
Includes: The MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool, Implementation Guiding Recommendations, and P21 Framework Definitions (... that spell out expectations for 21st century student outcomes and the necessary support systems at the state and local levels).
2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning6 Free Sites To Learn About Programming in PHP
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” - Albert Einstein
A year and a half ago, I was largely an amateur at what I do, but I had a passion for it. My passion has led me on some interesting journeys.TekPub: Top-quality screencasts and tutorials for web developers and geeks in general.
Contains popular paid series of videos on topics ranging from NHibernate to DDD.20 Free Online Finance Courses - Take Money Classes From the Comfort of Your Home : Generation X Finance
These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers and mp3 players. When you add it all together, you will find thousands of hours of free educational content here from quality sources.
Every now and then, we like to remind readers of the audio/video resources that Open Culture makes available to lifelong learners. These collections are allThere's no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.) | Derek Sivers
Whether you're a student, teacher, or parent, I think you'll appreciate this story of how one teacher can completely and permanently change someone's life in only a few lessons.SchoolWAX TV
Concerned with what you might find on other media sharing sites? SchoolWAX TV was designed with schools, students, teachers, and parents in mind. You will only find educator approved videos on SchoolWAX TV so everyone can learn in a safe and comfortable environment. SchoolWAX TV is the perfect resource for students who are working on their homework or just need a little extra help on any given subject. Teachers can use the animations and videos to capture their students’ attention and enrich classroom lessons! Watch, share, and upload.
SchoolWAX TV was designed with schools, students, teachers, and parents in mind. You will only find educator approved videos on SchoolWAX TV so everyone can learn in a safe and comfortable environment. SchoolWAX TV is the perfect resource for students who are working on their homework or just need a little extra help on any given subject. Teachers can use the animations and videos to capture their students’ attention and enrich classroom lessons!
Great videos site for students and teachers. Good ideas for projects!
online video sharing site designed for school use
videos that teach students, parents and even teachers
great! videos on itThe Last Psychiatrist: The Difference Between An Amateur, A Scientist, And A Genius
May 26, 2009 The Difference Between An Amateur, A Scientist, And A Genius
"An amateur is full of wonder and speculation, tinkering towards the truth but suffering from a lack of knowledge and idleness; he's not even sure if someone else has already made these discoveries. "Is this a worthwhile pursuit?" A scientist performs experiments to confirm or disprove a hypothesis, and in that way he grinds out the truth. A genius has three abilities, which are actually the union of amateur and scientist: 1. to know the state of the art, what is known and what is not known. 2. To be able to think "out of the box". 3. To be disciplined enough to concentrate on the tedium of a formal investigation of his wondrous speculations."
The old sayings "success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration" or "90% of anything is just showing up" really speak not to the necessity of work, but to the point that most ideas are mediocre and it doesn't matter. Diligent application can make almost anything a success.
An amateur is full of wonder and speculation, tinkering towards the truth but suffering from a lack of knowledge and idleness; he's not even sure if someone else has already made these discoveries. "Is this a worthwhile pursuit?" A scientist performs experiments to confirm or disprove a hypothesis, and in that way he grinds out the truth. A genius has three abilities, which are actually the union of amateur and scientist: 1. to know the state of the art, what is known and what is not known. 2. To be able to think "out of the box". 3. To be disciplined enough to concentrate on the tedium of a formal investigation of his wondrous speculations.
"A genius has three abilities, which are actually the union of amateur and scientist: 1. to know the state of the art, what is known and what is not known. 2. To be able to think "out of the box". 3. To be disciplined enough to concentrate on the tedium of a formal investigation of his wondrous speculations."Gazette » 50 Web Applications for Teachers
50 Web Applications for Teachers – 50 web tools to help teachers with lesson planning, research and productivity!
50 Web Applications for Teachers – 50 web tools to help teachers with lesson planning, research and productivity! Teachers have one of the most difficult jobs out there. As an educator, you have to manage a classroom of boisterous students, organize heaps of data, stay up-to-date with current events and plan lessons day in and day out. In today’s technologically linked world, the ability to use web applications is at your advantage as an educator, and we are here to tell you the best tools to useLearning Tools
Exhaustive directory of all kinds of tools that can be used in teaching/learning contexts - from authoring to microblogging
web based learning tools (similar to 21 things) - great resource!
Directory of Learning Tools Here's a list of nearly 3,000 tools that range from "traditional" course authoring tools to Web 2.0 collaboration and sharing tools. Over 3/4 of the tools are FREE. 50 different tool pages under 25 tool categories
Here's a list of nearly 3,000 tools that range from "traditional" course authoring tools to Web 2.0 collaboration and sharing tools. Over 3/4 of the tools are FREE. 50 different tool pages under 25 tool categories
Excellent technology in ed siteBBC News - Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust. A survey of 3,001 children aged nine to 16 found that 24% had their own blog and 82% sent text messages at least once a month. In addition 73% used instant messaging services to chat online with friends. However, 77% still put real pen to paper to write notes in class or do their school homework. Of the children who neither blogged nor used social network sites, 47% rated their writing as "good" or "very good", while 61% of the bloggers and 56% of the social networkers said the same. "Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing," Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News. "Engagement with online technology drives their enthusiasm for writing short stories, letters, song lyrics or diaries." Mr Douglas dismissed criticisms about the inf
Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust.12.02.2008 - EEGs show brain differences between poor and rich kids
News from UC Berkeley
In a study recently accepted for publication by the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, scientists at UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the School of Public Health report that normal 9- and 10-year-olds differing only in socioeconomic status have detectable differences in the response of their prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is critical for problem solving and creativity.
EEGs show brain differences between poor and rich kids
By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 02 December 2008Science: [So what? So everything] - Homepage
Science for parents of primary kids - UK government website.Home Page | Learn Language Vocabulary with Mnemonics @ Memorista.com
Learn Language Vocabulary with Mnemonics
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Memorista currently offers learning tools for 5 languages—French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. Choose from several flashcard packs for each language, like People, Basic Expressions, or Food and Drink. Each word or phrase is presented in flashcard format, and accompanied by a mnemonic to help you associate the words. When you think you've mastered a category, Memorista tests you to check your progress.英語上達完全マップを10ヶ月やってみた
すっごい努力家だな・・・Changing Color in Photoshop
color replacement tool herramiennta de sustitución de colorUniversities and Economic Growth
via kedrosky .... greenspun is right of course but that doesn't mean i've stopped thinking he's kind of an asshole
I don't agree with all of his points, but I do like some of his proposals as to how to restructure pedagogy to make classes far more practical.
"This article is about why educational performance is critical to a society's wealth, how the modern university is not appreciably improved over the template established in 1088, and proposes some simple changes that should greatly improve the effectiveness of undergraduate education."
What universities need to change to improve society
This article is about why educational performance is critical to a society's wealth, how the modern university is not appreciably improved over the template established in 1088, and proposes some simple changes that should greatly improve the effectiveness of undergraduate education.How the iPhone Could Reboot Education | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Recommended by PT
Abilene Christian University, Texas, has just finished its first year of a pilot program, in which 1,000 freshman students were given iPhones - they like the results so far.Only Collect « a historian’s craft
The work is: Only Collect; that is to say, collect everything, indiscriminately. You're five years old. Don't presume too much to know what’s important and what isn’t. Photocopy journal articles, photograph archives; create bibliographies, buy books; make notes on every article or book you read, even if it's just one line saying "Never read this again"; collect newspaper clippings and email them to yourself; collect quotes; save your ideas for future papers, future projects, future conferences, even if they seem wildly implausible now. Hoarding must become instinctual, it must be an uncontrollable, primal urge. And the higher, civilizing impulse that kicks in after the fact is organization, or librarianship.
his should be a fledgling historian’s maxim & I wish someone had told me this earlier. When you start out studying history — when you begin as a graduate historian, you are nothing; you are not even the history books you’ve already read, because you’ve probably misunderstood or not appreciated some fundamental aspect of them.
I've long held this philosophy. "You’re five years old. Don’t presume too much to know what’s important and what isn’t. Photocopy journal articles, photograph archives; create bibliographies, buy books; make notes on every article or book you read, even if it’s just one line saying “Never read this again”; collect newspaper clippings and email them to yourself; collect quotes; save your ideas for future papers, future projects, future conferences, even if they seem wildly implausible now. Hoarding must become instinctual, it must be an uncontrollable, primal urge."
"Here, there’s one more point I could make: time fine-tunes your collecting habits. You are a predator of sources. Over time, things will start to jump out at you. For a lionness in the savannah on the hunt, the merest movement in the grass is a stimulus to action, but she has learned to distinguish between the random twitches of the landscape and the presence of prey. In the library and the archive, the hunt is as much a matter of skill as of instinct. In short, until you’re an adult lion, jump at everything"Tweeght
The idea was born out of a simple necessity - to share thoughts, insights or quotes on Twitter, and follow interesting thoughts from other people. But due to other noise available on the Twitter, these thoughtful tweets were getting buried, and were hard to discover. Now using Tweeght, it's easy to discover thoughtful tweets and hence interesting people to follow.
Tweeght is not only a Tweet, but also a Thought.
not only a tweet, but also a thought. Post a thoughtful tweet. Someone may like to quote or retweet you.Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school? - Yahoo! Answers
Let me explain. I go to a private school that …
I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we're not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble. Well... I did but not too much. Then (surprise!) a boy in my English class asked if he could borrow the book, because he heard it was very good AND it was banned! This happened a lot and my locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker, about half of what was on the list. I took care only to bring the books with literary quality.
Anyway, I now operate a little mini-library that no one has access to but myself. Practically a real library, because I keep an inventory log and give people due dates and everything. I would be in so much trouble if I got caught, but I think it's the right thing to do because before I started, almost no kid at school but myself took an active interest in reading! Now not only are all the kids reading the banned books, but go out of their way to read anything they can get their hands on. So I'm doing a good thing, right? ... I think that people should have open minds. Most of the books were banned because they contained information that opposed Catholisism.
Dievča, ktoré sa nezmierilo so zoznamom zakázanej literatúry na súkromnej škole a v skrinke na oblečenie spravila ilegálnu knižnicu. Spolužiaci sa na to tak namotali, že čítajú jak draci. Rešpekt najväčší.
was all over the lib blogs a few months agoDigital Youth Project: If you care about kids and want to understand how they use technology and why, this is a must-read - Boing Boing
The conclusions are sane, compassionate, and compelling: in a nutshell, the "serious" stuff we all hope kids will do online (researching papers and so on) are only possible within a framework of "hanging out, messing around and geeking out." That is to say, all the "time-wasting" social stuff kids do online are key to their explorations and education online.
"hanging out, messing around and geeking out."
Comment from Cory Doctorow on the Digital Youth Project, publishing results of the ethnographic study of kids use on Internet.MathConnections - home
Do you have students who wonder... * When will I ever use this in my life? * Will I really use math outside of school? * Do I really use it my everyday life? * Who really uses math in their jobs? * What kind of math is needed for different kinds of jobs? * Does math really make a difference?Fun Facts » Dozen and one Brain Hacks that will super tune your brain in a week
Simple list about what is good for brain, nothing new, but good round up.
Mahamritunjay MantraTelstra's 3Rs of Social Media Engagement
The Australian telecom Telstra recently released to the web the social media guide they designed for their employees. It's an animated graphic novel! I think they score points for both attributes (using visuals effectively and releasing it publicly).
Telstra - Austrian telecom - published social media guide for their employees
Telstras multimediale Schiene ... sehr gute Lösung!ALA | AASL Learning4Life
This implementation plan was created to support states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. The plan will also increase awareness and understanding of the learning standards and guidelines and create a committed group of stakeholders with a shared voice.
21st cent skill initiativeFinding Your Co-Founders
Learn a new language online
Site para aprender novos idiomas.Intelligent Viewing: 100 Most Informative Video Collections on the Web | Online Universities
BBC's Hunger to Learn series
BBC Hungry to Learn series
teaching kids in india
ps fall as the children
interesting watching. What an inspirationBeer Sommelier | GreatBrewers.com
site que comibina alimentos
Find the perfect beer pairing for food.Изучение английского через видео
Изучение английского через видео
Изучение английского с помощью видео. Эффективный метод интерактивного изучения английского.まつもとゆきひろ氏が語る「ビューティフルコード」セミナーに行って来た - Slow Dance
前述の通り、コードは工業製品ではなく、一品ものの「作品」。つまり、「プログラマ = アーティスト」。作品を作っているんだというこの自覚を持つことがまず重要。決してプログラマは作業員ではない。Learning via Primary Historical Sources
This is a Phase II expansion grant from the National Science Foundation (2008-2011). The goal of the project is to develop, classroom test, evaluate and disseminate projects based on primary historical sources in Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Logic and Computer Science courses.
This is a Phase II expansion grant from the National Science Foundation (2008-2011). The goal of the project is to develop, classroom test, evaluate and disseminate projects based on primary historical sources in Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Logic and Computer Science courses. This is a collaborative project between Mathematics (Math) and Computer Science (CS) faculty at New Mexico State University (NMSU) and Colorado State University at Pueblo (CSU-P).
Learning Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science via Primary Historical Sources
The goal of the project is to develop, classroom test, evaluate and disseminate projects based on primary historical sources in Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Logic and Computer Science courses.Findings - Ear Plugs to Lasers - The Science of Concentration - NYTimes.com
How to concentrate and get rid of distractionsHow to Succeed at Anything « Aran at Grad School
How to Succeed at ProgrammingA Career in Computing
まとめ：2009年を人生のターニングポイントにするための英語学習Tips17選 : ガジェットなどを駆使し、スマートに楽しむ仕事術「Lifehack」。「ライフハッカー［日本版］」では、その言葉を広義に捉え、生活全般に役立つライフハック情報を日々お届けします。Education Innovation: New Classroom Rules
Offline classroom compared to an online classroomWhat Should We Teach New Software Developers? Why? | January 2010 | Communications of the ACM
by Bjarne Stroustrup
What Should We Teach New Software Developers? Why? | January 2010 | Communications of the ACM
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fcacm.acm.org%2Fmagazines%2F2010%2F1%2F55760-what-should-we-teach-new-software-developers-why%2Ffulltext100 Featured Learning Professionals Online
selection of 100 learning professionals that will provide you with information, inspiration and/or interaction on a range of educational and workplace learning topics from around the world - via their blog, on Twitter or on other social networks.
RT @c4lpt 100 Featured Learning Professionals Online http://c4lpt.co.uk/connexions/100featured.html #edchat #education [from http://twitter.com/FelipeMorales/statuses/4400192813]
100 learning professionals that will provide you with information, inspiration and/or interaction on a range of educational and workplace learning topics from around the world - via their blog, on Twitter or on other social networks.
Here is a selection of 100 learning professionals that will provide you with information, inspiration and/or interaction on a range of educational and workplace learning topics from around the world60 Educational Game Sites That You’ve Probably Never Seen « Tech:-)Happy
Screw ups, disasters, misfires, flops. Why losing big can be a winning strategy.
"There are advantages to thinking on the margin. When we look at a problem from the outside, we’re more likely to notice what doesn’t work. Instead of suppressing the unexpected, shunting it aside with our 'Oh shit!' circuit and Delete key, we can take the mistake seriously. A new theory emerges from the ashes of our surprise."
"This is why other people are so helpful: They shock us out of our cognitive box."
Over the past few decades, psychologists have dismantled the myth of objectivity. The fact is, we carefully edit our reality, searching for evidence that confirms what we already believe. Although we pretend we’re empiricists — our views dictated by nothing but the facts — we’re actually blinkered, especially when it comes to information that contradicts our theories. The problem with science, then, isn’t that most experiments fail — it’s that most failures are ignored.
Article about the messiness of science, its failures and how an “in vivo” investigation that attempted to learn from the messiness of real experiments -Review of 2009: 100 great articles
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"Review of 2009: 100 great resources At the end of 2008 I produced my review of the year by listing 100 resources I enjoyed during the year. This proved quite popular, so I have done it again this year. I have selected 100 resources - articles postings, PDFs, presentations, videos etc - about (workplace and academic) learning, tools or technologies that I found of interest or practical use or made me think! The 100 resources are listed below, chronologically by the month in which they appeared. "
Jane Knight's elearning reviewCursive writing may be fading skill, but so what? - Yahoo! News
Charleston resident Kelli Davis was in for a surprise when her daughter brought home some routine paperwork at the start of school this fall. Davis signed the form and then handed it to her daughter for the eighth-grader's signature.yAuthor.com - Home
yAuthor.com is an on-line service with authoring tools allowing authors to create professionally looking interactive content easily. preview release
Outil de création de contenu en ligne. Très bien fait.
yAuthor.com is an on-line service with authoring tools allowing authors to create professionally looking interactive content easily.
professionally looking interactive content100 All-Time Best Productivity Tips for Working & Learning from Home | Best Universities
Recently, researchers have found even more positive news. The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture. If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than a young person can. The trick is finding ways to keep brain connections in good condition and to grow more of them. “The brain is plastic and continues to change, not in getting bigger but allowing for greater complexity and deeper understanding,” says Kathleen Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, who has studied ways to teach adults effectively. “As adults we may not always learn quite as fast, but we are set up for this next developmental step.” [via xeks]
“As adults we have these well-trodden paths in our synapses,” Dr. Taylor says. “We have to crack the cognitive egg and scramble it up. And if you learn something this way, when you think of it again you’ll have an overlay of complexity you didn’t have before — and help your brain keep developing as well.”英語を体に通すのだ！IT 系のあなたの英語力を鍛える５つのポッドキャスト | Lifehacking.jp
毎週７時間のリスニング 私が主に聞くのは、アメリカのブログ界だったら知らない人のいない Leo Laporte 率いる Twit ネットワークの番組、あるいはその関係者のやっている番組です。これらのポッドキャストは iTunes から無料でダウンロードできますし、深夜であれば彼がレコーディングしている様子を生で見たり、チャットルームに参加することが出来ます。
いつかつかう25 BEST Sites for Free Educational Videos
RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding and viewing educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration.Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2010%2F01%2F03%2Feducation%2Fedlife%2F03adult-t.html%3Fem
Jack Mezirow, a professor emeritus at Columbia Teachers College, has proposed that adults learn best if presented with what he calls a “disorienting dilemma,” or something that “helps you critically reflect on the assumptions you’ve acquired.”
Memory tips100+ Sites for Learning about Business
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英会話、Skype、毎日25分、一か月5000円Zinn Education Project
Download free teaching activities for middle- and high- school classrooms to bring a people's history to the classroom. Sponsored by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
The Zinn Education Project is a website designed to help teachers use A People's History of the United States in their classrooms. The Zinn Education Project provides complete lesson plans for use in elementary school, middle school, and high school settings. In some cases the lesson plans include document excerpts and references to A People's History of the United States. You can search for lesson plans by time period, theme, or by student reading levels.
Lots of teaching resources identified by time period and theme. - not dependent on any text. The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
Howard Zinn is known for telling US History from various perspectives. This would be a great tool for you if you ever talk about US History in your classroom.Difficult languages: Tongue twisters | The Economist
What is the hardest language?
n all dem anglophones
Frankly it's amazing that anyone learns any language. Maybe Esperanto wasn't such a bad idea after all.
In search of the world's hardest languageWiki:Participatory Media Teaching and Learning Resources | Social Media CoLab
A repository of resources is growing on the Social Media Classroom wiki.
all kinds of links to resources
Participatory media include (but aren't limited to) blogs, wikis, RSS, tagging and social bookmarking, music-photo-video sharing, mashups, podcasts, video commentsand videoblogs.Memorize.com - The Flashcard Wiki
Maybe, in some alternate universe, I paid attention in chemistry class...
Openchemistry makes chemistry learning content free, open and available to the world.Use Better Tools to Be a Better Student in 2010 - Note Taking - Lifehacker
using tech for schoolAvoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students : October 2008 : THE Journal
Blogging with students
Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students - Good article on blogging in the classroom.
Includes 5 common mistakes instructors can avoid to make bloggin an effective tool.What Makes a Great Teacher? - The Atlantic (January/February 2010)
Touch Typing Training
results are characters per minuteBiology Animation Library :: Dolan DNA Learning Center
Animations can be viewed within your web browser (the Macromedia Flash plugin is required) or downloaded for play from your computer.
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's learning center has a nice library of animations demonstrating various biology concepts. Some of the concepts covered in the animations library include DNA restriction and transformation, DNA arrays, and model organisms. The animations can be viewed online or downloaded. In addition to the animations library, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has a library of 3D models. Highlighting the list of 3D models is a model of the human brain. Like the other animations, the 3D models can be viewed online or downloaded for use on your local hard drive.100 Best (Free) Science Documentaries Online | Online Universities
"Documentales de ciencia"
Mixed bag of science documentaries.I Have No Talent // RailsTips by John Nunemaker
RailsTips One man, feverishly posting everything he learns. Feed Iconsubscribe »Measuring Measures: Learning About Statistical Learning
It troubles me greatly to hear that people see me as an expert or an authority, and not a fellow amateur. If I've learned anything in my career, it is that approaching software development as an expert, as someone who has already discovered everything there is to know about a given topic, is the one surest way to fail. Experts are, if anything, more suspect than the amateurs, because they're less honest. You should question everything I write here, in the same way you question everything you've ever read online -- or anywhere else for that matter. Your own research and data should trump any claims you read from anyone, no matter how much of an authority or expert you, I, Google, or the general community at large may believe them to be.
Great Zen post about being an expert.
"Being an expert isn't telling other people what you know. It's understanding what questions to ask, and flexibly applying your knowledge to the specific situation at hand. Being an expert means providing sensible, highly contextual direction." Exactly.
This is an excellent meditation on what makes a real expert.Top 50 Blogs for e-Learning Tools and Tips
If you want to learn a new language or if you want to know how that e-learning tool works, you have plenty of online help to reach those goals. The following list of fifty top blogs for e-learning tools and tips concentrate on technologies, resources, business strategies and more for teachers and students. We’ve even included a category that may inspire you to reach even further during 2010.
Top Teaching Tools
If you want to learn a new language or if you want to know how that e-learning tool works, you have plenty of online help to reach those goals. The following list of fifty top blogs for e-learning tools and tips concentrate on technologies, resources, business strategies and more for teachers and students. We’ve even included a category that may inspire you to reach even further during 2010. The following links are listed alphabetically by blog title under each category. We use this method to show that we do not favor one blog over another.Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.Poor, Poor Child. You have no idea.
The letter I wish I could write to my former self, and have beamed at light-speed through some kind of vacuum tube and delivered at the precise moment when I finally decided to learn to program.
Hardship of programmingMemorize Now - Home
Memorize Now - a free tool to memorizing informationWhat's Hot | Watch Free Documentaries Online | SnagFilms
What's Hot | Watch Free Documentaries OnlineAccept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up | Magazine
"Science is a deeply frustrating pursuit." ... "This is why other people are so helpful: They shock us out of our cognitive box."
Recomm. by Francois R.ryanb's ruby-warrior at master - GitHub
ruby game to practice ai
Like CRobots for Ruby!
"This is a game designed to teach the Ruby language and artificial intelligence in a fun, interactive way. You play as a warrior climbing a tall tower to reach the precious Ruby at the top level. On each floor you need to write a Ruby script to instruct the warrior to battle enemies, rescue captives, and reach the stairs. You have some idea of what each floor contains, but you never know for certain what will happen. You must give the Warrior enough artificial intelligence up-front to find his own way."Your amazing brain: Top 10 articles from 2008 - life - 05 December 2008 - New Scientist
This tale of two boys, and of the millions of kids just like them, embodies the most stunning finding to come out of education research in the past decade: more than any other variable in education—more than schools or curriculum—teachers matter.
After his two years were up, Farr went to law school, as planned.,
Worth having every staff read and debate this article.National Lab Day
Share your ideas for transforming learning through the Digital Media and Learning Competition in coordination with National Lab Day — where designers, entrepreneurs and educators compete to create 21st century learning labs — digital media experiences that help young people learn, play, tinker, participate and grow through hands on work
hands on learning ideas/projects
matches students with professionals経済学〔現代経済理解へのガイド〕
ナイスな資料。The 101 Most Important Painters of all time
ただ、分析をしっかりしすぎた結果、簿記ちょっと難しくね？という印象を持たれかねないと思ったので、 シンプルにこれだけやれば受かりますよという間口として分かりやすさが必要と思い、別のものを書かせてもらった。Trends - March - ASTD
twitter in education "Jane Hart, a social media and learning consultant, classifies Twitter and other micro-blogs as tools for personal and informal learning. “The point of social media is to turn learning into a more participatory activity,” she says. Learners use social media tools to ask and answer each other’s questions, and as Hart maintains, “Micro-blogs can support collaboration and understanding.”
about Twitter and other micro-blogging techniques for informal learning in the enterpriseThe Web Way to Learn a Language - NYTimes.com
Here’s a riddle: Imagine there is a learning technique proven effective through 100 years of use that is now enhanced by the power of today’s technology. Imagine it can excite learners to continue their work well past the parameters of the school day. What is it, and would every school in the country do it? It is project-based learning, and the answer is yes, and no. Project-based learning can be traced back to John Dewey and it has come and gone since the early 20th century.
Gary Stager, the executive director at the Constructivist Consortium and an adjunct professor of education at Pepperdine, says the elements of a good project should include relevance for students, ample time to plan, change, and complete the project, and enough complexity to inspire intense work. There should also be a way to connect the project with people across the hall, on the other side of town, or across the world, an opportunity for students to collaborate with peers, international experts, and anybody in between, and a way for students to share their completed work.
Why new schools are choosing an old model to bring students into the 21st century.Top News - iPods help ESL students achieve success
about ipod and apple. 310110
As school leaders ponder the implications of new technologies for their classrooms, one dedicated New Jersey educator has turned theory into practice, using the iPod to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) students. During an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) webinar titled "iPods as Teaching Tools for Language Learners," Grace Poli, media specialist at Jose Marti Middle School in Union City, N.J., and an Apple distinguished educator, discussed how the iPod is transforming learning in her school.
iPods are no longer simply used for listening to your favorite songs. Providing "anytime, anywhere learning", iPods can accommodate different learning styles with children learning English. You can even use songs for grammar exercises and figurative language activities.
IPOD to help ESL student learn English
This site is for the ESL population. It is an article discussing how Ipods can be used to teach ESL students English. Plus it includes links to other sites that could be of interest to the topic. Music is important in almost all cultures. It can be used to reach students in understanding meanings of words that otherwise might have been difficult to explain. Not just music can be downloaded to Ipods but audio stories too. This device can be used in the classroom as a personal guide to the English language. Teachers can pick particular songs to demonstrate grammar or vocabulary. The student will be motivated to learn because this technique makes it about them.Perl基礎文法最速マスター - Perl入門～サンプルコードによるPerl入門～
perlってMTのプラグイン開発以外になんか使うの？Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]
When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with “unauthorized computer trespassing.” That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, “On whose computer did he trespass?” The prosecutor’s answer: “his own.”
Ongoing analysis of the iPad and how it relates to programming and hacking.
Once upon a time, Apple made the machines that made me who I am. I became who I am by tinkering. Now it seems they’re doing everything in their power to stop my kids from finding that sense of wonder. Apple has declared war on the tinkerers of the world. With every software update, the previous generation of “jailbreaks” stop working, and people have to find new ways to break into their own computers. There won’t ever be a MacsBug for the iPad. There won’t be a ResEdit, or a Copy ][+ sector editor, or an iPad Peeks & Pokes Chart. And that’s a real loss. Maybe not to you, but to somebody who doesn’t even know it yet.
Another treatise on the effect that corporate content owners are having on our society. Does freedom have a chance, or will we live in a 100% copy-protected world?
"I still remember what it felt like when I realized that you — that I — could get this computer to do anything by typing the right words in the right order and telling it to RUN and it would motherfucking run. That computer was an Apple ][e." Mark Pilgrim's take on the iPad as a locus of Apple's control.jQueryのセレクタを徹底マスターするのに最適！『jQuery Selectors』 | IDEA*IDEA
jqueryのセレクタを覚えるためのサイト。あら便利！Technophilia: Get a free college education online - Back To School - Lifehacker
by Wendy BoswellSTEVEN STROGATZ - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortiums Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years. The 2010 Horizon Report is the seventh in the series and is produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.
Horizon Report, six emerging technologies or practices are described that are likely to enter mainstream use on campuses within three adoption horizons spread over the next one to five years.Academic Earth Is The Hulu For Education
Lots of free adult education. Kind of a crowded field. Wonder how much of it is can help people get jobs or help create new kinds of work. "This isn’t a radically new idea. Fora.TV and BigThink both offer intellectual video content online. iTunes U hosts a lot of university content as well (as does Youtube Edu). Unlike Big Think, Academic Earth isn’t creating original content, it’s just repurposing existing academic content. And Fora.TV seems to focus more on speeches and public lectures. But Academic Earth has the right plan around providing free course lectures. You can watch an entire semester’s worth of lectures in a few days (if your brain can handle it). My one complaint is that for an academic site, it doesn’t seem to engage the user via forums, comments, social networking features, or ads. Ludlow says that all of these features and applications will be introduced slowly."
Academic Earth is "a user-friendly platform for educational video that would let anyone be able to freely access instruction from the scholars and guest lecturers at the leading academic universities. The site offers 60 full courses and 2,395 total lectures (almost 1300 hours of video) from Yale, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Princeton that can be browsed by subject, university, or instructor through a user-friendly interface."
A user-friendly platform for educational video that lets anyone freely access instruction from the scholars and guest lecturers at the leading academic universities. The site offers 60 full courses and 2,395 total lectures (almost 1300 hours of video) from Yale, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Princeton that can be browsed by subject, university, or instructor through a user-friendly interface.50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
Online flash card web application Cramberry creates simple flash cards in an easy to use, clean interface—great for memorizing boring study terms.
Something to use with the kids?Welcome to Knowledge Forum
Knowledge Forum is an electronic group workspace designed to support the process of knowledge building. With Knowledge Forum, any number of individuals and groups can share information, launch collaborative investigations, and build networks of new ideas…together
Knowledge Forum is an electronic group workspace designed to support the process of knowledge building. With Knowledge Forum, any number of individuals and groups can share information, launch collaborative investigations, and build networks of new ideas…together.
Knowledge Forum is a collaborate space to work and build on ideas and information. It is based on over 15 years of research at the University of Toronto Cognitive Science Department.Forget iTunes U: Students Now Getting College Credit via YouTube - ReadWriteWeb
Story in RWW about RB on UNSW YouTube channel
A computer science professor at an Australian University is doing something revolutionary with YouTube - he's offering students who can't attend his classes college credit for watching his videos. The fact that Buckland is not charging the high school students who are remotely attending his courses but is still giving them college credit is what makes what he's doing so different...and perhaps groundbreaking.
A 2009 ReadWriteWeb.com article about institutions putting their lectures on YouTube to share lectures. Tells about an instructor offering credit for students watching his lectures on YouTube.
Although several universities use YouTube as repository for lectures, generally offered as supplementary material for enrolled students. Public nature of videos allows people from around world to view educational material that once took thousands of dollars to access. Duke, Stanford, MIT, Univ. of California etcalready post videos online to YouTube/iTunes U (audio/video podcasts). However, UNSW is unique, providing college credit to those watching the YouTube recordings. Really little difference between physically showing up in classroom to sit and listen to a lecture and viewing video of same lecture, few universities allow this type of unstructured remote learning to count as college credit for those who are not already enrolled in university. Instead, colleges that support distance learning initiatives usually require students to apply for admission and pay tuition, just as any other student attending classes on campus would have to.
A computer science professor at an Australian University is doing something revolutionary with YouTube - he's offering students who can't attend his classes college credit for watching his videos.Why You Need to Fail - Peter Bregman - HarvardBusiness.org
Blog article by Peter Bregman - July 2009 HarvardBusiness.org
Why we need to failJane's Learning Pick of the Day: 25 places to find instructional videos
Recently I have received a number of emails asking about places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects), so I thought I would put together a posting of the main ones that I know about:
Recently I have received a number of emails asking about places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects), so I thought I would put together a posting of the main ones that I know about: 5min Life Videopedia - instructional and how-to videos Academic Earth - Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars blip.tv - next generation TV network Google Video - videos on all topics Graspr - The instructional video network Howcast - How-to videos iCue...How Social Gaming is Improving Education
RT @thomasjhardy: How Social Gaming is Improving Education - http://bit.ly/a4vwi5 [from http://twitter.com/axbom/statuses/8777021752]
How Social Gaming is Improving Education
Enter social video games as a solution — immersive environments that simulate real-world problems. Today, technologically eager schools are replacing textbook learning with social video games, and improving learning outcomes in the process. Here’s how they’re doing it.Open.edu: Top 50 University Open Courseware Collections
Sammanställnig av öppna & gratis kurser från många stora universitet etc.
We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top 50 university courseware collections. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular subject, or seeing if you like what a particular university has to offer in terms of courses, then this is the list for you.
for a life filled with learningPHP Secure Login Tips And Tricks - Hungred Dot Com
when it comes to login pages where our most sensitive data are being held. Hence, there is a need to better understand how well your login page has been implemented to be considered as really secure. In this article, you will get a list of PHP secure login tips and tricks that will definitely help you decide on your secure rating of your login page.Electronics
Very useful for students who don't know electronics.
Electronics tutorials, including ohm's law, resistor color codes power law, breadboards
complete learning material for beginning electronicsThe seven secrets behind great teaching - Features - TES
interesting summary of effective teaching
Analysis of the personalities, motivations and behavior of 15 award-winning teachers uncovers the seven habits that make them successful in the classroom.
"The TES magazine teamed up with business psychologists Crelos to analyse the personalities, motivations and behaviour of 15 award-winning teachers to uncover the seven habits that make them successful in the classroom."No One Knows What the F*** They're Doing (or "The 3 Types of Knowledge")
29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work
You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a ...mathematics support for students - mathcentre
web support estudiants de matematiques
This is a UK-based site with leaflets and booklets to download, revision exercises with answers, maths video tutorials, and other resources, for students needing maths help in Bioscience, Business, Economics, Engineering, Heath Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics and Statistics.
We are a group of people who run university maths support centres, who teach maths, and who design new media products for learning. We come from the Universities of Loughborough, Leeds and Coventry, from the Educational Broadcasting Services Trust, and from UK Learning and Teaching Support Networks. We have setup mathcentre to deliver mathematics support materials, free of charge, to students, teachers, lecturers and everyone looking for post-16 maths help. mathcentre gives you the opportunity to study important areas of pre-university mathematics, which you may have studied before or may be new to you - the maths you know you'll need for your course.MIT Photography Courses Online
"101 Time-Saving Google Tricks for Work, Play and Learning The Internet is full of useful tools and hacks that keep you more focused and efficient, but you have to know which ones are best. This large list of 101 Google tricks can help you lead a more streamlined, stress-free existence, from your personal to your school or work life."Wikispaces Blog » Blog Archive » Best Educational Wikis of 2009
This is a link to the best educational Wikis of 2009.
Lists a number of award winning educational wikis plus also has tips and tricks on getting the best out of your Wikispaces wiki.
Best educational wikis 2009
The best educational wikis of 2009 from Wikispaces.100 Free Open Courseware Classes About Open Source Everything
w the answer to that question now, and I'm still basi
Types and Programming Languages,9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) « Scott H Young
Learn Effectively by Understanding Your Learning Preferences
4MATHow I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying | Zen Habits
Zen HabitsLyrics Training - Improving your foreign languages skills
No Japanese, boo. :(
Lyrics Training is a simple and fun method to improve your foreign languages skills like English, through listening to the music and typing the lyric of the songs.Learning jQuery: Your First jQuery Plugin, “BubbleUP” | AEXT.NET
A tutorial on writing your first jQuery plugin.
There are many posts available detailing how to write your own jQuery plugin. It won’t take long before you realize that building in jQuery is very simple. Continuing in our jQuery Learning Series, here we’re going to build your first jQuery plugin. It’ll generate a bubble effect for your menu list and we’re going to call it BubbleUP. What is BubbleUP? BubbleUP is a fun and easy plugin to get you started in jQuery. The effect is a nice starting point for learning the basics and many of the steps involved in creating other more intricate plugins you will make in the future. With this plugin, images in a list will enlarge with a smooth animation when you move your mouse over it. Then, if you move the mouse out, it will reset to the original size with the same smooth animation. * Download * Demo Implement jQuery This is a plugin for jQuery, so we first have to implement the jQuery library in our webpage header (you must upload jQuery to your server or link to Google’s hosted v
jQuery Plugin TutorialHg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky
Pretty decent intro to mercurial, clear and well written. Does dabble a bit on differences to svn as well.Background Briefing - 29 March 2009 - MBA: Mostly bloody awful
Something happened to management culture decades ago and now being a Master of Business Administration, especially from Harvard, is rather on the nose. MBA, it's being said, can also stand for 'Mediocre but Arrogant', or 'Management by Accident'. Reporter, Stephen Crittenden.
"Fedex.com makes shipping so fast and easy, even an MBA can do it " (sweet ad) - education shaping culture, heritages squandered - Transcript of Henry Mintzberg, Phillip Delves Broughton, Russell Ackoff, Rakesh Khurana, Will Hooper et al on MBA's, admittance, arrogance, attitudes, best-and-brightest, compensation, elites, quantity over quality, risk averse people taking risks, syndromes, Taylorism and scientism, professions (over practices) - "educating for hubris" - Warren Buffet turned down by HBS, unlike Dubya who "was certainly decisive, let alone divisive, and he was decisive in utter ignorance. The case study method does that" - Leadership? "That's a disease in the United States. Everything is going to be cured by leadership. Look, every time you talk leadership, you're talking followership" - failed models, over-confidence that we have the right-answer - fast tracks (when there is no short cut), credentials over merit
The failure of business schools.100 Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark | AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
lecture video sites
Svær link-liste til masse video som både kan brukes nyttig, semi-nyttig og totalt unyttig! ;-)Els sons del Català
Els sons del Catala`
Conjunt de recursos i materials que s’han elaborat per facilitar l’ensenyament de la fonètica catalana. De la UPCHow to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale - Vectortuts+
There are numerous micro-stock websites that vector designers can design for and make consistent earnings through. Envato runs a few stock sites, such as
Good tutorial for NatBuilding a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com
This is awzzzzom
Lemov himself pushed for data-driven programs that would diagnose individual students’ strengths and weaknesses. But as he went from school to school that winter, he was getting the sinking feeling that there was something deeper he wasn’t reaching. On that particular day, he made a depressing visit to a school in Syracuse, N.Y., that was like so many he’d seen before: “a dispiriting exercise in good people failing,” as he described it to me recently. Sometimes Lemov could diagnose problems as soon as he walked in the door. But not here. Student test scores had dipped so low that administrators worried the state might close down the school. But the teachers seemed to care about their students.
There are more than three million teachers in the United States, and Doug Lemov is trying to prove that he can teach them to be better.Software Creation Mystery » How to Become an Expert. The Effective Way.
However, your growth will be constrained by company needs, timelines, work assignments and acceptable methods. We cannot blame our organizations – this is part of the deal – they pay for your work and expect specific results. But… is this the best way for you to become an expert, acquire new skills and gain knowledge? To become an expert, you have to make many mistakes, learn from them, experiment with alternatives and work hard on your weaknesses. How many organizations do allow this risky, unproductive and unreliable way of working?
Who is an expert?
Kuidas enda arendamise läbi eksperdiks saadaTop 50 Education Technology Blogs
#beinghuman #maths #math #toread How to think like a statistician without the math http://to.ly/1lt0Headmagnet | Get stuff in your head and keep it there!
Headmagnet creates a model of what's going on in your head. It predicts what memories have faded away, and what memories are still inside, allowing you to quickly get things in your head and keep them there. The more you use headmagnet, the better it gets at modeling what goes on in your head.
Know that you know. Create smart online flash cards that predict when you'll forget.
As you study your flashcards Headmagnet tracks the flashcard items you know or don't know. Those statistics are then used to predict how long and how often you will remember an item from a flashcard. Headmagnet provides three ways to study your flashcards; slideshow, self test, or normal test. In the slideshow you simply click through to see questions and answers on the same page. In self test you see one side of a flashcard then the other at your own pace. In the normal test the question side of your flashcards are shown and you have to type your answer.
online flashcardsDaniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory | Video on TED.com
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Fascinating discussion of happiness from a behavioral economics standpoint; hold on for the Q&A session afterwards, which is also interesting
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently
Vidéo TED : La mémoire et l'expérience par Ted Kahneman, Nobel d'Economie
"We think of our future as anticipated memories." Read about this talk on Bobulate.
TED Talks Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars | Online Universities
Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources.Teach Philosophy 101 > Home
"This site presents strategies and resources for faculty members and graduate assistants who are teaching Introduction to Philosophy courses; it also includes material of interest to college faculty generally. The mission of TΦ101 is to provide free, user-friendly resources to the academic community."
My WebsiteInteractive Teaching & Learning
The project-based introductory and advanced curriculums for Adobe® ColdFusion® 8 are designed to teach experienced web developers how to create dynamic, database-driven web applications using ColdFusion 8 software. Introduction to ColdFusion 8 This course covers the basics of ColdFusion and focuses on best practices and design, while stressing the importance of usability, optimization, and performance. Advanced ColdFusion 8 Development This course is designed to teach you how to take full advantage of ColdFusion 8 while building web applications. The course focuses on best practices and design, stressing the importance of usability, code reuse, performance, and scalability. Adobe ColdFusion 8 for Education free licensing Adobe ColdFusion 8 for Education is available free to educational customers to use for learning purposes only and not for production purposes. This includes all qualified students, faculty, and staff of eligible education institutions. Learn moreMathematics Books | Math-Blog
the best math books for the subject at hand
Mathematics is wonderful!Building Skills in Python — Building Skills in Python
- Language Basics A Programmer’s Introduction to Python - Data Structures - Data + Processing = Objects - Components, Modules and Packages - Projects
Looks like a decent book to get going with python. All online - so likely to be updated at least every so often.Uncommon Schools
The Taxonomy of Effective Teaching Practices, described in the book Teach Like a Champion, is a collection of instructional techniques gleaned from years of observations of outstanding teachers in some of the highest-performing urban classrooms in the country. Developed by Uncommon Schools Managing Director Doug Lemov and Uncommon teachers, this set of specific and concrete actions, paired with a library of over 700 video clips of highly-effective teachers in action, has provided teachers nationwide with actionable tools to drive greater student achievement and a shared language to discuss and support teacher effectiveness.Magazine Preview - Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com
Needed to have a nap but read that article about "building a teacher" instead. Long yet int'resting ! http://tinyurl.com/education-rules
The quest for the special elements that make great teachers great and how to give that to everyone else.
behaviors of successful teachingColorTheory_Screen_White.jpg (JPEG Image, 1224x792 pixels)
87 projects. 10 further resources. 52 applications. 94 contributors. The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications. The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications. How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues... ... And what they recommend you do if you run them. What were the learning outcomes? And did I mention that this is free?!
the site for leaders and managers of educational ICT12 Reasons To Be Learning Graph Theory
RT @Kellblog: 12 Reasons To Be Learning (or at least paying attention to) Graph Theory http://bit.ly/a1F9hY #linkeddata #rdf #eav #gtGoogle's Python Class - Google's Python Class - Google Code
Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn PythonHow to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media In Learning
How to use Twitter for Social Learning http://bit.ly/cg8e1G
I had a number of requests to separate out my Guide to 140 Learning into how to use the different tools (Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz), so my How to use Twitter for Social Learning is now available HERE at the C4LPT website. . However, I have reproduced the contents list below. About this Guide GETTING STARTED Getting started with Twitter Accessing and using Twitter THE BASICS Building Community Communicating with others Sharing links and resources Keeping up to date Problem solving Serendipitous learning Presentations, Events, Classes & Training Using the backchannel at an event Incorporating the backchannel in a...Get Into the Rhythm: 50 Open Courseware Collections for Musicians | MatchACollege.com
Cursos de música de graça
Finding a place to take free classes can be a bonus for musicians struggling to pay the rent. The following open courseware collections include classes, entire courses, and lessons that are sure to please the musician in you. Select from college courses from some of the top-ranked universities, educational open courseware collections, music schools, and even podcasts and webcasts.Programming Languages - Google Code University - Google Code
<<Computer Science Unplugged is a series of learning activities that reveals a little-known secret: computer science isn't really about computers at all! Unplugged teaches principles of computer science such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression through games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to university, and from many countries and backgrounds. >> See the PDF of all activities that teachers can download....ongoing · The Web Curriculum
Suggested by arun
[Found via Coast to Coast Bio] Tim Bray outlines a new CS curriculum that re-focuses on the web as a platform (rather than an individual computer). Under this training, CS students would graduate prepared for the modern challenges of working with big data.
The World Wide Web as a framework for structuring much of the academic Computer Science curriculum.
Viewing the World Wide Web as a framework for structuring part of the academic Computer Science (and Computer Engineering, perhaps) curriculum. Includes a link to "The first few milliseconds of a HTTPS connection" which should be as fascinating as a read.thesimplerlife.net » Blog Archive » 14 websites to make you a more intelligent person
In the instant design age many of us often stray away from the basics in design. If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your skull. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles that you refer to on a daily basis. However, the more and more people that flood the internet for design content need to learn the basics before trying to make a stellar gradient in Photoshop. While this is cool and amazing right now, there will come a point where this style is left behind and a new style is made. In history, this lesson has repeated itself with movements like the Bauhaus and Swiss Modernism and will soon label our current trends as part of history. The fundamentals of design will however, never change. They are the glue that holds the industry together and we need to learn & take them to heart.100 Most Educational iPhone Apps | AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
I think I'll have to promote this to the kids - so many of them have iPhones or iPod touches.Photography 101.5 - Aperture
Welcome to the fifth lesson in Photography 101 - A Basic Course on the Camera. In this series, we cover all the basics of camera design and use. We talk about the ‘exposure triangle’: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We talk about focus, depth of field and sharpness, as well as how lenses work, what focal lengths mean and how they put light on the sensor. We also look at the camera itself, how it works, what all the options mean and how they affect your photos.Blog the Web | Teach the Web
lots of resources. wow.Why Toddlers Don't Do What They're Told | LiveScience
"If you just repeat something again and again that requires your young child to prepare for something in advance, that is not likely to be effective," Munakata said. "What would be more effective would be to somehow try to trigger this reactive function. So don't do something that requires them to plan ahead in their mind, but rather try to highlight the conflict that they are going to face. Perhaps you could say something like 'I know you don't want to take your coat now, but when you're standing in the yard shivering later, remember that you can get your coat from your bedroom."
Toddlers listen, they just store the information for later use.
Toddlers listen, they just store the information for later use, a new study finds."What would be more effective would be to somehow try to trigger this reactive function. So don't do something that requires them to plan ahead in their mind, but rather try to highlight the conflict that they are going to face. Perhaps you could say something like 'I know you don't want to take your coat now, but when you're standing in the yard shivering later, remember that you can get your coat from your bedroom."Apuntes de Pak
Apuntes de Francisco José Rodriguez Fortuño alumno de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones en la UPV.
Completa recopilación de apuntes de ingeniería y telecos.
Apuntes de Ing. Telecomunicaciones.
Hay gente generosa y esta web es una muestra. Son todos los apuntes de la carrera de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones de la universidad politécnica de valencia tomados por un alumno.ISEL - Język angielski
How to learn English
Strona poświęcona nauce języka angielskiego.Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » Participatory Media Literacy: Why it matters
Media literacy, Michael Wesch
Dr Michael Wesch at Kansas State University (history of 2.0)
"If print culture shaped the environment in which the Enlightenment blossomed and set the scene for the Industrial Revolution, participatory media might similarly shape the cognitive and social environments in which twenty first century life will take place (a shift in the way our culture operates)."
so, digital literacy is a literacy of using text (incl. visuals) for creating and nurturing dynamic fields and chain reactions of participation "Ultimately, participatory media literacy is as much about a literacy of *participation* as it is a literacy of media.Newt Gingrich: Let's End Adolescence - BusinessWeek
«It's time to declare the end of adolescence. As a social institution, it's been a failure. The proof is all around us: 19% of eighth graders, 36% of tenth graders, and 47% of twelfth graders say they have used illegal drugs, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan. One of every four girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a recent study for the Centers for Disease Control. A methamphetamine epidemic among the young is destroying lives, families, and communities. And American students are learning at a frighteningly slower rate than Chinese and Indian students.»
"Adolescence was invented in the 19th century to enable middle-class families to keep their children out of sweatshops. But it has degenerated into a process of enforced boredom and age segregation that has produced one of the most destructive social arrangements in human history: consigning 13-year-old males to learning from 15-year-old males." Good point.
an graduate a year early get the 12th year's cost of schooling as an automatic scholarship to any college or technical school they want to aJohn Graham-Cumming: Squaring two digit numbers in your head
x^2Finally, A Practical Use for Second Life - ReadWriteWeb
e benefits to working with data in this way don't really need to be touted too much - many businesses already perform data visualization, often using expensive software and powerful computers to do so. What makes what Green Phosphor does so interesting is not that they've come up with a way to visualize data - it's that they've come up with a way to leverage the platforms of virtual worlds to do so.
Second Life and real world data coming togetherIntroduction to Computer Science and Programming | MIT Video Course
A good insight about a classic board game, and why video games are getting better at more than just entertaining.
What’s irritating about the games is that they are exercises in sheer randomness. It’s not that they fail to sharpen any useful skills; it’s that they make it literally impossible for a player to acquire any skills at all.MIT OpenCourseWare | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.189 Multicore Programming Primer, January (IAP) 2007 | Lecture Notes and Video
http://groups.csail.mit.edu/cag/ps3/lectures.shtmlglobeandmail.com: Professor makes his mark, but it costs him his job
On the first day of his fourth-year physics class, University of Ottawa professor Denis Rancourt announced to his students that he had already decided their marks: Everybody was getting an A+.
very interesting. top marks for the courage to experiment. Geddit?! :)
I hate grading...Учебник по языку программирования Python (хабраиндекс) / Язык программирования Python / Хабрахабр
Серия статей «Основы Python» I, Начало II, Строки III, Списки, кортежи, файлы IV, Генераторы списков V, Определение функций, основы VI, Расширенное определение функций Об основах языка Python в сжатой форме Продвинутый уровень Сила и красота декораторов Короткий экскурс в метапрограммирование. Итерируем все и вся Специфика циклов в Питоне. Как я учился работать с XML Консервация объектов в Python Использование модуля Pickle. Memoization в Python Оптимизация работы программ. Простейшее рисование с помощью PIL Regexp и Python: извлечение токенов из текста Как писать маленькие приложения на python с графическим интерфейсом (библиотека Qt). http://netsago.org/ru/docs/1/12/ Одеваем скрипты Python с помощью EasyGui (добавляем простой диалоговый интерфейс) http://djbook.ru/ Учебник по Django (Python-фреймворк для веб-приложений)Maine Education - Learning Results Review - Parameters for Essential Instruction and Graduation Requirements
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Maine Department of Education Regulation
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES – The knowledge and skills described in the Maine Department of Education Regulation 132 support Maine students in achieving the goals established in Maine’s Guiding Principles. The Guiding Principles state that each Maine student must leave school as: A clear and effective communicator; A self-directed and lifelong learner; A creative and practical problem solver; A responsible and involved citizen; and An integrative and informed thinker. For the complete detail of the Guiding Principles, click on one of these links:
MLRHow to get Started with Project Based Learning by David Andrade
Project-based learningPerfect defect » Blog Archive » 120 sposobów na umysłowego “kopa”
Ostatnio trafiłem na świetną stronę prezentującą sto dwadzieścia sposób na to, by poprawić pracę mózgu (http://litemind.com/boost-brain-power/). Jej autor pozwolił mi przetłumaczyć tą listę. Wiele wpisów zawiera linki do anglojęzycznych stron, zawierających uzupełnienie i szczegóły. Dodatkowo dodałem parę polskich odpowiedników.
Sposoby na poprawę pracy mózgu, nie żadna chemia12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills
There are many DIY websites that offer free video tutorials. And then there are those that impart online computer lessons via video instructions. The one apparent improvement that video instructions have over the text and graphic tutorials is that you have a view of what's actually been done on the screen. With text, it's easy to get lost in the language. So, if you like to learn about computers or if you just love an obscure geeky tip 'n trick, check out these twelve free video tutorial sites. It could be an education.
"12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills"Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com
TED Talks Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
Being childish...being normal. --- Irresponsibility and irrational thinking Ann Frank, Ruby, Charley Simpson 100,000 lbs on a bike. World needs kids thinking. Why not to do things....everything were free and Eutopia. You must dream first Kids push the boundaries of possibilities Kids don't think about limitations. Kids do a lot of learning from adults - students should teach the teachers. If you don't trust them you place restrictions on them. Regimes becomes oppressive when they become fearful of keeping control Adults underestimates kids abilities Wrote 300 short stories To show you truly care you listen. Imperative to create opportunities for children to blow you away. "You must lend an ear today, because we are the leaders of tomorrow."
Video I can use for DEP; What adults can learn from kids
TED Talks Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.50+ Free Open Courseware Classes for Social Media Mavens | Best Online Colleges
50+ Free Open Courseware Classes for Social Media MavensNHK高校講座 | ライブラリー | 世界史
NHK高校講座 | ライブラリー | 世界史 NHK High School Seminar Library - World History - Videos and class notes (in Japanese)
NHK高校講座Shaping a Culture of Conversation: The Discussion Board and Beyond | Academic Commons
I have been using this technology since 1995 and for the first time have really realized what it is that I have been working toward. I have always used a descriptive rubric to evaluate participation in the DF and that has helped somewhat in creating a learning community. But, now with Gallagher's "tools", the 5 Eyes, the legs, the social voice, I can really help students participate to regularly create the kind of community that has from time to time evolved serendipitously. For me, the social versus the solo voice has been the biggest challenge, but with the languaging Gallagher has shared, I am enthusiastic about my ability to raise the level of meaningful discourse a notch or two! I teach in a graduate program in Nursing, and one of the areas of my teaching is Nursing Education.
" The answers to question 13 on survey 1, for instance, revealed--quite frighteningly, actually--that these students saw themselves as passive, solitary, joyless toilers in a middle world devoid of intellectual community. "シャドウイングの始め方 - 鰤端末鉄野菜 Brittys Wake
"聴く能力と話す能力の両方を訓練する方法のひとつが、「シャドウイング」shadowing である。きょうはそのやり方を紹介する。"Udemy - Academy of You, The Best Place To Teach and Learn Online
O melhor lugar para ensinar e aprender on-line
Udemy is a website that enables anyone to teach and learn online. Udemy tries to democratize online education by making it fast, easy and free to create online courses. Udemy is an open platform, so anyone can build an online course by posting videos, presentations, writing blog posts, or hosting live virtual classroom sessions.
- Find and Create Online Courses - Teach and Learn Online小野和俊のブログ:プログラマーにとっての読み書きそろばん
人のコードを使い物にならないと簡単に口にする人であればあるほど、その人自身が使い物にならない、という傾向がある。 作り上げたいもののイメージさえあれば、...ある程度の規模のソフトウェアであっても、頭の中で全体のつくりを組み立て、サクサクとつくり始めることができるIntroducing the Collaboration Curve - The Big Shift - HarvardBusiness.org
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
April 8, 2009.
Collaboration (conversation) as a mechanism for accelerating growth along the 'experience curve'
Network effects = the value of a node in a network rises exponentially as more nodes are added to it. These are called network effects
rapid leaps in performance improvement arise as participants get better faster by working with others. These leaps in performance describe the shape and power of the collaboration curve, a new force in our professional and personal lives that turns the experience curve on its side, and explains why the whole of us, working, playing, and, learning together, can often be greater than the sum of our parts.
Collaboration curves. And WoW.
Collaboration curves hold the potential to mobilize larger and more diverse groups of participants to innovate and create new value. In so doing they may also reverse the diminishing returns dynamics of the experience curve and deliver increasing returns to performance instead. The evidence for the collaboration curve is, as yet, mostly anecdotal.
via http://www.informl.com/2009/04/08/climbing-the-collaboration-curve/Measuring Measures - blog - 7 Tips for Successful Self-Learning
<<higher education, properly understood, is distinguished by the absence of a direct and designed relationship between its activities and measurable effects in the world.>>
"Except in a few private wealthy universities, the splendid and supported irrelevance of humanist inquiry for its own sake is already a thing of the past."Seth's Blog: Why aren't you (really) good at graphic design?
List of resources on how to learn graphic design-type stuff.
Ten years ago, you had a wide range of excuses for being a lousy visuals person. Starting with no talent, leading to no skill and going from there. But now, in a world where it is expected that professionals will be able to make beautiful powerpoint slides, handsome business cards, clever bio photos and a decent website, it's as important as driving. And easier to learn and do, and requiring less talent.
No, in fact I’m awful at graphic design. If you’re like me and you have trouble with spacial relations, are borderline color blind, etc. and graphical design, creating power points, etc. is your weak spot consider checking out the resources Seth’s put together. Let’s stop making excuses, okay?
Why aren't you (really) good at graphic design? /Seth's Blog/ - Ten years ago, you had a wide range of ... http://tinyurl.com/dm5uf9 [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/1423593339]
graphic design for blogs, books, sitesLearn Python The Hard Way: Learn Python The Hard Way
For non-programmers.Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles : eLearning Technology
RT @draenews: Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles : eLearning Technology: http://bit.ly/bhtFRJ
Twitter notes and helpful articles100 Professors You Should Follow and Learn from on Twitter | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
Gente que hay que seguirSmall Basic Teaches Kids How to Program - ReadWriteWeb
Язык в 14 слов, 62 страницы инструкций
ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteTalk Enterprise Jobwire About Subscribe Contact Advertise RSS RWW Daily by Email RSS RWW Weekly Wrap-up Home Products Trends Company Index Best of RWW Archives Small Basic Teaches Kids How to Program Written by Lidija Davis / November 8, 2008 11:54 AM / 22 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » After a year in the making, and with very little fanfare, Microsoft last month launched Small Basic, a free programming language aimed at kids. Unlike Scratch and Alice, tools designed for kids to learn programming in a 'codeless' environment, Small Basic is essentially a small version of the BASIC language. Drawing inspiration from the original BASIC language, but based on the newer .Net Framework, Small Basic consists of three distinct pieces: The Language Consists of just 14 keywords, Small Basic is pure imperative code that runs on the .Net Framework. The Environment Small Basic's development environment is simple but provides features that professional developers hPoverty Goes Straight to the Brain | Wired Science from Wired.com
:| (Also, wait, poverty-influenced stress can affect... your genes? Erm, what?)
"To test their hypothesis, Evans and Schamberg analyzed the results of their earlier, long-term study of stress in 195 poor and middle-class Caucasian students, half male and half female. In that study, which found a direct link between poverty and stress, students' blood pressure and stress hormones were measured at 9 and 13 years old. At 17, their memory was tested. Given a sequence of items to remember‚ teenagers who grew up in poverty remembered an average of 8.5 items. Those who were well-off during childhood remembered an average of 9.44 items. So-called working memory is considered a reliable indicator of reading, language and problem-solving ability — capacities critical for adult success. When Evans and Schamberg controlled for birth weight, maternal education, parental marital status and parenting styles, the effect remained. When they mathematically adjusted for youthful stress levels, the difference disappeared."
Does being poor make you physically less intelligent?
Growing up poor isn't merely hard on kids. It might also be bad for their brains. A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and middle-class students found strong links between childhood poverty, physiological stress and adult memory.The Differences Between Good Designers and Great Designers
Use good typography
[object Object]Jam Today? / When the Education Bubble Finally Pops
In a post published earlier today, John Robb claims that as “there is reason to believe that costs of higher education (direct costs and lost income) are now nearly equal (in net present value) to the additional lifetime income derived from having a degree…this situation has all the earmarks of a bubble. A bubble that will soon burst as median incomes are adjusted downwards to global norms over the next decade.
James Levy: Learning Is Not A Spectator Sport
"In a post published earlier today, John Robb claims that as “there is reason to believe that costs of higher education (direct costs and lost income) are now nearly equal (in net present value) to the additional lifetime income derived from having a degree…this situation has all the earmarks of a bubble. A bubble that will soon burst as median incomes are adjusted downwards to global norms over the next decade."
John Robb claims that as “there is reason to believe that costs of higher education (direct costs and lost income) are now nearly equal (in net present value) to the additional lifetime income derived from having a degree…this situation has all the earmarks of a bubble. A bubble that will soon burst as median incomes are adjusted downwards to global norms over the next decade.Tutorial Roundup for Getting Started with InDesign
Reading is declining, what's lost, and what we might do about it.
"There’s a real difference between watching a talk and reading a transcript. A transcript doesn’t convey the tone of voice, the pauses and gestures that punctuate an argument.""And yet people still read articles and essays, and they still demand transcripts. Why?" "The informational density of writing is only half the story. The other half is in the unique ability of the written word to construct and convey complex intellectual ideas.""Reading is not simply a faster form of listening; it is a qualitatively different process that involves completely different pathways in the brain. The field of language acquisition is a messy and contentious one, but few would disagree with the statement that it is much easier - for whatever reason - for children to learn how to talk than to read."Lifehacker - Match Your Learning Style with the Proper Productivity Tools - Organization
Not everyone processes and understands information the same way. You can boost productivity by learning and matching your learning style to the proper tools and techniques, while also making it (gasp) more enjoyable.
Not everyone processes and understands information the same way. You can boost productivity by learning and matching your learning style to the proper tools and techniques, while also making it (gasp) more enjoyable. Photo by Jacob Botter. Organization blog Unclutterer digs into identifying one's own learning style, something we've discussed here before, as well as the related activities and daily habits that can increase organization and productivity. To pin your style down, you'll run through several categories and questions. Here are some sample statements from the visual category:iKnow Is A Social Learning Platform That Can Really Make You Smarter. Opens API.
Although the world market for e-learning is estimated to top $52 billion in 2010 (in 2007, revenues exceeded the $17-billion mark in the ...
Article about iKnow! an intelligent social learning platform. The platform is built upon a learning engine that is supposed to free users from sorting study materials, devising study plans, measuring learning progress and self-managing knowledge on a long-term basis. Users can set personal learning goals and let the system do the heavy lifting.Foreign Service Institute's Extensive Language Courses Are Available Free Online - Language - Lifehacker
RT @lifehacker Foreign Service Institute's Extensive Language Courses Are Available Free Online - .. http://bit.ly/aZ1x14Photography 101.6 - Shutter
How does a shutter in your camera work with nice pics.
Welcome to the sixth lesson in Photography 101 - A Basic Course on the Camera. In this series, we cover all the basics of camera design and use. We talk about the ‘exposure triangle’: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We talk about focus, depth of field and sharpness, as well as how lenses work, what focal lengths mean and how they put light on the sensor. We also look at the camera itself, how it works, what all the options mean and how they affect your photos.More Tuition-Free Education Courses for Teachers
Free classes for teachers
More Tuition-Free Education Courses for Teachers
# of online education courses that are free to self-learners around the world.100 Informative & Inspiring YouTube Videos for Educators | AccreditedOnlineColleges.com
100 Informative & Inspiring YouTube Videos for Educators | AccreditedOnlineColleges.com http://bit.ly/cpfLv3
As the title says7 Ways to Use Psychological Influence With Social Media Content | Social Media Examiner
One of the hallmarks of social media is content: creating it, sharing it and engaging with it. The best content in social media inspires, informs, educates or entertains (and if you’re really lucky, it does all four!). But how do you create content that goes viral? What follows are seven strategies you can employ to help your content succeed.
Among the hallmarks associated with social media will be articles: creating the idea, sharing it along with getting from it. What follows are more effective strategies it is possible to use to help your articles do well.
7 Ways to Use Psychological Influence With Social Media Content
Social media marketing with content created on the convergence of neuroscience, human psychology and group dynamics.Spicy Elephant - the quickest way to put stuff in your brain
例えば、"prepare"という言葉を、「準備する」と覚えちゃ駄目。"get ready"と覚えないと。そのためには、getを「深く」知らなければならない。このgetにsetを加えると、８割ぐらいの動詞は、動詞そのものではなく (get|set) + 名詞で言い換えられる。native usersもよく使うけど、名詞指向な日本語の話者には特にありがたい。ClioWeb Blog Archive » Assigning Wikipedia in a US History Survey
fact-only writing vs analytical writing
As some of you might guess, I get mixed reactions whenever I reveal that I use Wikipedia in my history classes. And not just for reading
s some of you might guess, I get mixed reactions whenever I reveal that I use Wikipedia in my history classes. And not just for reading; I actually assign my students to research and write an article for Wikipedia. And it has consistently been one of my most successful assignments. It shows students the difference between fact-only writing and analytical writing, it provides an introduction to research methods, and it gives them more insight into the working of Wikipedia, so they understand why they should or shouldn’t use it for various situations.BBC NEWS | Health | 'Brain decline' begins at age 27
'Brain decline' begins at age 27 Concentration Mental abilities decline at a relatively young age, experts suspect Mental powers start to dwindle at 27 after peaking at 22, marking the start of old age, US research suggests. Professor Timothy Salthouse of the University of Virginia found reasoning, spatial visualisation and speed of thought all decline in our late 20s.
Mental powers start to dwindle at 27 after peaking at 22, marking the start of old age, US research suggests.
Thought that your mental prime years were in your thirties? Think again: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7945569.stm [from http://twitter.com/mpondu/statuses/1340264706]
An overview of a study on the shape of our learning. I suppose it is no mistake that tertiary education systems follow the curve. "A seven-year study (published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging) reveals the average age at which the top performance was achieved as 22 in nine out of the 12 tests given. The first age at which there was any marked decline was at 27 in tests of brain speed, reasoning and visual puzzle-solving ability. Things like memory stayed intact until the age of 37, on average, while abilities based on accumulated knowledge, such as performance on tests of vocabulary or general information, increased until the age of 60."
Six more years to go before I get the dumb.Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on TED.com
How we can reshape the math curriculum for critical thinking.
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.Google Prediction API - Google Code
Prediction API biedt mogelijkheden om bijv recommendations te doen op basis v historische data: http://bit.ly/c7z06p
Google Prediction APITERRY TALKS » ABOUT
Independent TED event at UBC - great talk by Allen Manser100 Awesome Business Blogs that are Better than an MBA
collection of links to resourcesHere’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio - The Rapid eLearning Blog
e-Learning portfolio considerations article
guias de Tom Khulman sobre como hacer un portfolioTop 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills
The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills, but I figured I’d save you some time.100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Learn | Best Colleges Online
TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Bring on the learning revolution! Ken Robinsons latest short video on TED.com. Should be seen by everyone in education.10项最佳在线免费学习工具 - 译言翻译
列了一些值得一去的网站，包括编程，外语，Linux,教育Education World® : Teacher Tools & Templates
FOR CLASS (KEN's). Downloadable school template stuff, alphabet letters and graphics/geography things/etc
A wonderful site for free tools for teachers, librarians, and administrators.Wiki:Participatory media lesson plans | Social Media CoLab
Participatory media lesson plans
These are a series of small lesson plans (I call them "labs") I've used as assignments for my students. These pages serve as more permanent reminders of what I show them during the face to face class meeting, as assignments, and as resource pages for further learning. Please feel free to add your own.Rutgers Multimedia Chinese Teaching System
readings with vocab lists
brief page description here100+ Free Open Courseware Links for Writers
This list of 100 free open courseware links can help you improve your essay-writing, fiction, blogging, and even managing your own small business.Hacker News | Ask HN: What is your favorite TED talk?
Even as many instructors embrace digital tools in the classroom, some are pushing the technology envelope with more complex tools for teaching or interacting with students. New research suggests the promise of such approaches.Academic Earth's online video lectures let you go to Harvard for free. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
Over the last few months, I've been trying to educate myself on our financial crisis. To that end, I dropped in on a class at Yale that examined real estate finance and the roots of the federal government's involvement in the mortgage industry. "A lot of people have the impression that home prices only go up," my professor, economist Robert Shiller, told us. But this was clearly wrong: Shiller put up a graph showing American home prices during the last 100 years. Over much of the century, the line fluctuates wildly; then, around 2000, it begins an unprecedented, inexplicable spike, even larger than the run-up in prices after World War II.* This was an eye-opener. Anyone who'd seen this graph three or four years ago should have known we were headed for trouble. Who knew school could be this useful? Perhaps Alan Greenspan should have taken this class.
Academic Earth's online video lectures - - By Farhad Manjoo -
It's like Hulu, but for nerds. Many of the professors are great teachers, and, unlike in college, I can go to class on my own time—which ensures that I'm not too sleepy to understand what's going on. Academic Earth achieves something like what Google was trying to pull off with Knol, the messy encyclopedialike project that the search engine launched last year. Both sites let you learn from recognized experts rather than from the anonymous crowds who populate Wikipedia. But Academic Earth bests Knol, because the experts here aren't just throwing up their opinions whenever the mood strikes them. Instead, they're doing their jobs—teaching in actual classrooms, at recognized universities, to real, live, students.Podstawy Fizyki
The Princeton Companion to MathematicsAuthor Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains | Magazine
Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains
The book excerpt: the ShallowsDoes the Internet Make You Smarter? - WSJ.com
We are now witnessing the rapid stress of older institutions accompanied by the slow and fitful development of cultural alternatives. Just as required education was a response to print, using the Internet well will require new cultural institutions as well, not just new technologies. It is tempting to want PatientsLikeMe without the dumb videos, just as we might want scientific journals without the erotic novels, but that's not how media works. Increased freedom to create means increased freedom to create throwaway material, as well as freedom to indulge in the experimentation that eventually makes the good new stuff possible. There is no easy way to get through a media revolution of this magnitude; the task before us now is to experiment with new ways of using a medium that is social, ubiquitous and cheap, a medium that changes the landscape by distributing freedom of the press and freedom of assembly as widely as freedom of speech.
So... does the internet make us smarter? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.htmlEinztein - Find free online courses
правила русского языка
Очередной ресурс-находка. С правилами у меня ведётся постоянная война с переменным успехом. С Грамотой.Ру я так и не подружился по причине крайне убогого интерфейса, попробуем воспользоваться этим источником в борьбе за чистоту языка.Five open-source rails apps to study and learn from
ation of an imag
RT @HoagiesGifted: 'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving http://bit.ly/YHoJP [from http://twitter.com/bfwriter/statuses/14961074185]The Ultimate Roundup of Indispensable and Helpful HTML5 Tutorials
RT @draenews: Del Tools for the 21st Century Teacher: http://bit.ly/dqXhQMGet Started With Photoshop – 15 Basic Detailed Guides - SloDive
Does Photoshop fascinates you but the road to master it seems difficult. Don’t worry,everything can be achieved by having a clear sense of purpose and direction. Its well said that beginning is half way done. Thus clearing your basics are utmost important to master this art. Photoshop can do wonders. So today we have come up with some Basic detailed guides to brush up our skills and thus making you confident enough to jump to advanced level with ease.
Design Resources & Inspiration50 Ways to Anchor Technology (Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow)
lots of great tech ideas for the classroom
Using free websites as learning and teaching tools
"50 Ways to Anchor Technology Using Free Websites as Learning実用的な英語を習得する方法 : 目次 « The Wisdom of Crowds – JP
TOEIC860点を取得、かつ日本の英語教育で欠けている「話す」「書く」ための英語学習方法を紹介しています。私が数百万円の費用と数年の歳月をかけて学んだ学習手法を公開しています。YouTube - Lecture 1: Higher Computing - Richard Buckland UNSW 2008
Richard Buckland6 Free Websites for Learning and Teaching Science
Science education sites10 Free iPhone Apps To Learn A New Skill In 10 Minutes
10 Free iphone apps to learn something new in 5 minutes, http://bit.ly/aADmL7
As well as options for almost unimaginably varied entertainment, the powerful iPhone platform can be used as a learning tool. Thanks to kind-heartedA Roundup of 15 Mobile Web Design Tutorials - SloDive
mobile para agenda2
Design Resources & InspirationRhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!
RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!WEBTOOLS applied to teaching
RT @shannonmmiller: WEBTOOLS applied to teaching ...Great resource! http://ow.ly/20kpT #fhuedu642Announcing jQuery Fundamentals: An Open-Source jQuery Training Curriculum | blog.rebeccamurphey.com
Announcing jQuery Fundamentals: An Open-Source jQuery Training Curriculum | blog.rebeccamurphey.com http://bit.ly/9uYj71
Rebecca Murphey (@rmurphey) Announces the initial release of her open-source #jQuery training material http://bit.ly/ds1PWt – jQuery (jquery) http://twitter.com/jquery/statuses/16404456111» New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) - Currently Obsessed
The New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership. They are able to measure this data thanks to a nifty in-page lookup mechanism, which you can try here. Try double-clicking the word “epicenter”.jQuery Essentials
quick jquery slideshow
Excellent jQuery tutorial: http://is.gd/cT5mu (via @ricmrodrigues) – Use jQuery (usejquery) http://twitter.com/usejquery/statuses/16407036996
Nice introduction to jQuery.The Ultimate Beginner’s Introduction to Exposure | Phototuts+
RT @draenews: Del The Ultimate Beginner’s Introduction to Exposure | Phototuts+: http://bit.ly/b3yCfMHigher Computing For Everyone - Learn Programming - Free Programming Classes Online
The course which started it all! First presented on the social news website Reddit in October, 2009, this course has grown to over 6,000 subscribers. Start here if you have little or no programming background. Even experienced programmers may find new and interesting details as well as a helpful refresher in this course. Start at Lesson One, and proceed through each lesson one at a time. If you get stuck, simply follow the "discussion" links and myself and others will be glad to help you.
http://www.reddit.com/r/carlhprogramming/A Reading List For the Self-Taught Computer Scientist : books
Interesting book on programming / development.The State of HTML5 Apps
RT @draenews: Del The State of HTML5 Apps: http://bit.ly/95vE7h
Intérêt du HTML 5 pour les Webapps.
The state of #HTML5 apps http://dld.bz/hEAeCloudCourse: An Enterprise Application in the Cloud - Google Open Source Blog
To that end, we are excited to release our new internal learning platform, CloudCourse under an open source license. Built entirely on App Engine, CloudCourse allows anyone to create and track learning activities. CloudCourse also offers calendaring, waitlist management and approval features.
Google taking a crack at an LMS? We developed CloudCourse to provide a course scheduling system fully integrated with Google services
new internal learning platform, CloudCourse under an open source license. Built entirely on App Engine, CloudCourse allows anyone to create and track learning activities. CloudCourse also offers calendaring, waitlist management and approval features.A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The most popular educator on YouTube does not have a Ph.D. He has never taught at a college or university. And he delivers all of his lectures from a bedroom closet. This upstart is Salman Khan, a 33-year-old who quit his job as a financial analyst to spend more time making homemade lecture videos in his home studio. His unusual teaching materials started as a way to tutor his faraway cousins, but his lectures have grown into an online phenomenon—and a kind of protest against what he sees as a flawed educational system.
"No one I talked to saw Khan Academy as an alternative to traditional colleges (for one thing, it doesn't grant degrees)."
Awesome article on Salman Khan of Khan AcademyNews: No Grading, More Learning - Inside Higher Ed
In #HigherEd No Grading Might Mean More Learning: http://bit.ly/bVtRFk (Lots of applications to K-12) – Steven W. Anderson (web20classroom) http://twitter.com/web20classroom/statuses/15706374092
No grading meant students inspired to do work
"Davidson, the Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, said that of the 16 students in the course, 15 already have earned an A and she expects the remaining student to soon finish an assignment that will earn an A as well."今からでも間に合う！本気で勉強したい人のための英語学習ページまとめ！ | nanapi[ナナピ]
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Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.Home // Think Vitamin Membership
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This is a Wiki of student examples from all over the United States. Great ideas!
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RT @gcouros: Share great work of your students! Examples of Student Innovation - home: http://studentinnovation.wikispaces.com/
As educators focusing on 21st Century Learning, it is important that we are able to share examples of powerful student work that we can share with educators around the world. It is important that we have this opportunity to not only talk about how we can empower students, but as examples of how this has ALREADY affected student learning. The Motivation? This wiki was inspired (as many things are) by a student that did a phenomenal job on discussing her PLN that was shared numerous times on Twitter
This goes directly to our CIDC goal of improving writing. Many of these student blogs in the first section are great, easy examples of what a blog can be used for.
Ideas to move from tech to teachMetaOptimize Q+A - machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, text analysis, information retrieval, search, data mining, statistical modeling, and data visualization
RT @mcarls: RT .@smack3131: RT .@kylepace: ISTE's new professional development site - http://istelearning.org/ #iste10
What Is ISTE Learning?ISTE Learning is an anytime, anywhere online community for professional development where educators can sample free concepts, buy cool resources and exchange creative ideas. This space provides relevant learning experiences in multiple formats to strengthen the teaching experience and grow digital literacy.18 Memory Tricks You Need to Know on Shine
By Patricia Curtis Can't remember where you put your glasses? Blanked on your new colleague's name? "Forgetting these types of things is a sign of how busy we are," says Zaldy S. Tan, MD, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at…Google Apps Education Training Center
Welcome to the Google Apps Education Training Center. This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.
"Google Apps Centro de Educación, Capacitación Bienvenido al Centro de Capacitación de Google Apps Education. Se trata de un aprendizaje en línea dedicada a los educadores y los estudiantes a aprender cómo utilizar con eficacia de Google Apps en el contexto educativo . El acceso a una cuenta de Google Apps para educación es muy recomendable para que usted pueda experimentar y aplicar lo que aprenden."
RT @infernaldepart: Taking a look at the Google Apps Edu training centre. http://bit.ly/94dCLS Some good stuff for staff CPD!
an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia
Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology - Differentiated Instruction - http://ow.ly/26Jef – nancyrubin (nancyrubin) http://twitter.com/nancyrubin/statuses/17686076065
To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.
Personalize learning via technology-Edutopia
This article discusses integrating technology into the classroom. As schools become more diverse it becomes more important to diversify and personalize lessons. Rubenstein (2010) discusses a South Carolina elementary school that uses a wide array of technology tools. Although having the gadgets available is the first step, using them effectively to create lessons that are productive and engage the students is critically important. Rubenstein (2010) offers 10 tips from Forest Lake's teachers on how to achieve this goal.The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
About how Dunnung-Kroeger began as a theoryDoes the Internet Make You Dumber? - WSJ.com
picture emerging from the research is deeply troubling, at least to anyone who values the depth, rather than just the velocity, of human thought. People who read text studded with links, the studies show, comprehend less than those who read traditional linear text. People who watch busy multimedia presentations remember less than those who take in information in a more sedate and focused manner.Great Ways to Learn jQuery » Learning jQuery - Tips, Techniques, Tutorials
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While no one was looking, someone revolutionized the textbook, higher education, and learning itself in one crazy, bold move. Yes, it’s a digital textbook. Yes, it’s a whole new ecosystem. Two spacious panels. Touch-screen interaction. A fully-stocked store. Video. Note-taking. Sharing and community. Kno is everything a textbook was. And will be.Kno
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While no one was looking, someone revolutionized the textbook, higher education, and learning itself in one crazy, bold move. Yes, it’s a digital textbook. Yes, it’s a whole new ecosystem. Two spacious panels. Touch-screen interaction. A fully-stocked store. Video. Note-taking. Sharing and community. Kno is everything a textbook was. And will be.MIT OpenCourseWare | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.087 Practical Programming in C, January IAP 2010 | Home
This course provides a thorough introduction to the C programming language, the workhorse of the UNIX operating system and lingua franca of embedded processors and micro-controllers. The first two weeks will cover basic syntax and grammar, and expose students to practical programming techniques. The remaining lectures will focus on more advanced concepts, such as dynamic memory allocation, concurrency and synchronization, UNIX signals and process control, library development and usage. Daily programming assignments and weekly laboratory exercises are required. Knowledge of C is highly marketable for summer internships, UROPs, and full-time positions in software and embedded systems development.How to become successful Rubyist — Dmitry Belitsky blog. Web development, freelance, happy life.
This course provides a thorough introduction to the C programming language, the workhorse of the UNIX operating system and lingua franca of embedded processors and micro-controllers. The first two weeks will cover basic syntax and grammar, and expose students to practical programming techniques. The remaining lectures will focus on more advanced concepts, such as dynamic memory allocation, concurrency and synchronization, UNIX signals and process control, library development and usage. Daily programming assignments and weekly laboratory exercises are required. Knowledge of C is highly marketable for summer internships, UROPs, and full-time positions in software and embedded systems development.Bureau 42 | Summer School 2010.1: Quantum Physics
The onset of summer is no excuse to stop learning. In this year’s session, we will address Quantum Physics. Be here each Monday morning through July and August for a new lesson in the nine part series, covering graduate level physics concepts with grade school math, or no math at all.10 Sites That Will Teach You How To Draw Well
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Google Applications in all their myriad forms undoubtedly impacted the education system for the better. Students and teachers alike now enjoy the streamlined suites to bolster lessons and lectures with valuable visuals and tools that better underscore the subjects at hand. The internet juggernaut itself provides some fantastic tips, tricks, and lesson plans to inspire educators to take advantage of everything their services have to offer - however, the possibilities stretch far beyond the ones listed here and are limited only by imaginations and coding. Use them as a starting point to launch (and share!) other innovative strategies to apply Google Applications in the classroom.
Wow some of these dont apply to primary but are still worth a look. Remember that all our students who have activated their email have access to Google docs.MIT OpenCourseWare | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science, Spring 2005 | Lecture Notes
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Take or create an online course, includes ePorfoliosLearn the Basics: 25+ Sites And Resources To Learn Typography
Typography has been practiced and used in our daily life. Range from handwriting in a pocket notebook to the big advertising billboard. It’s sometimes typed using Times New Roman in 12 points for newspaper. Others use Edwardian in 26 points for their wedding invitations. When a designer decide to use the right font for the right job, the typography itself become an art.NIXTY - Empowering Education for Everyone
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