Posted on September 14, 2013 by Marti Weston
Check out the Mindset book.
Want to learn a bit about the students who are entering college right now and infer a bit about digital kids at other ages? Check out this year’s Beloit College Mindset list for the class of 2017.
Started in 1998 by two faculty members at Beloit, the list was originally created as a way for faculty and staff at the college to learn more about how easy it is for adults talk about things that they take for granted but that their students don’t know. The website includes past years’ lists.
As teachers we gain far more credibility with digital-age children when we understand that many of the things we refer to are not a part of their 21st Century mindset, and when we make an effort to understand the context of their young lives.
A Few of My Favorite Items from This Year’s Mindset List Continue reading
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Posted on June 18, 2013 by Marti Weston
For educators and their students, part of teaching and learning in today’s world is knowing how to present information.
To discover a comprehensive list of media creation and editing tools, look no further and check out Software Tools I Like for Multimedia Production by Barbara Schroeder, Ed,D., an associate professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University.
It’s an amazing blog post with links to all sorts of multimedia tools that can help educators and their students create good-looking presentations. I discovered a new tool — Screenr a web-based screen casting site that I intend to explore. Most importantly most of Schroeder’s recommendations are easy to master, thereby enabling our 21st Century learners to concentrate on the topics and the content they are studying rather than on the “how-to’s” of presenting.
A Partial List of Schroeder’s Categories Continue reading
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Posted on January 14, 2013 by Marti Weston
Check out 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student Should Have posted over at the Educational and Mobile Learning Blog. Below I’ve listed five that I want to be sure my students master, but there are 10 more skills over at the blog site.
- Create a presentation.
- Create an e-book.
- Record audio clips.
- Take notes from an iPad and print or e-mail them.
- Make a podcast with VoiceThread.
Accompanying each of the skills are recommended apps that can help students (and teachers) learn how to do the various tasks.
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Posted on December 31, 2012 by Marti Weston
Educator Med Kharbach, the proprietor over at the user-friendly EducatorsTechnnology.com blog, offers a comprehensive end-of-the-year list of 21st Century learning resources, mostly from posts he has written over the past year.
To get a 2013 head-start figuring out how to make your teaching and your classroom environment more welcoming to digital students, it’s worth taking a look at Med’s list. Many of the sources on this list focus on ways to help students collaborate and think critically about the content they encounter in the virtual world.
Check them out by clicking on the image on the right. Think about getting started with the link to What Teachers Need to Know About 21st Century Literacy which includes a short eight-minute video. Also check out The 33 Digital Skills that Every 21st Century Educator Should Have.
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