All Blog Posts Tagged 'Web' (37)

Standing Between Students and Technology recently published a report that glorified the work of Sugata Mitra, a computer scientist who discovered a supposedly-powerful new way of learning. The article is worth reading, but here's the gist of his teaching method:

"He selected a small group of 10- to 14-year-olds and told them there was some interesting stuff on the computer, and might they take a look? Then he applied his new…


Added by Joseph Waarvik on October 29, 2013 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

Play a Game and Fight Disease

Video games might make some of us fat and depressed, but Canadian researchers are hoping gamers will find an online puzzle challenge addictive enough to help them figure out the origins of



Added by KellyAnn Bonnell on December 7, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Are you sure your business can ignore the mobile revolution?

Very interesting post on mobile learning inclusive of mobile learning & development industry.

Added by Kristine on September 14, 2010 at 3:18am — No Comments

Web 2.0 and the Elementary Classroom Environment

So, I am still working on my Master's degree, but seriously focusing on how technology is changing our classrooms. Currently I am working on a paper about the effect that the inclusion of Web 2.0 technology has or is having on the traditional learning environment. I don't seem to be able to find any research articles about it, and I implore all of you to help search some out. If you have any links to articles where research has been done on this situation, either qualitative or quantatative… Continue

Added by Zac Hansel on May 25, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Cleaning up YouTube Videos for K12 Audiences

by Alix E. Peshette

Reposted from the Impetuous Geek

Say YouTube to most educators and IT folks and they will probably wince. Many school distrists block YouTube or only let teachers acess the site. However, amid the offensive flotsam and…


Added by Alix E. Peshette on February 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Favorite Web 2.0Tool/Site for the Classroom

I will be presenting a workshop on Favorite Web 2.0 Tool for the classroom. If you had to choose your favorite Web 2,0 site to use in the classroom, what would it be? It could be for both students and/or educator (K-12).. I appreciate your assistance.

Added by K. L. Evans on January 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Social Learning Tools

Jane Hart (Center for Learning and Performance Technologies) put together a very useful chart comparing the three different ways to build a social learning environment. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on January 8, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Ten Ways Social Media Technology Will Change in 2010

Considering the growing role social media technology is playing in K-12 education, I found Ravit Lichtenberg’s blog 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010 to be insightful. Most edtechies realize that 2009 was a pivotal year for social media technology and see its expanded use by everyday educators as a transformative development in K-12 education. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on January 4, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

R2D2, Where Are You?

A difficult challenge facing educators today is how to effectively utilize technology to improve student achievement. Although the interactive, user-centered, and social-oriented structure of Web 2.0 technology presents wonderful opportunities to improve the way educators teach and students learn, many teachers feel mired in technology overload. Presented with hundreds of different technologies and thousands of approaches to teaching and learning with technology, educators are wondering how… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on December 28, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

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.”

The report examined the comparative research on online versus traditional classroom teaching from 1996 to 2008. Some of it was in K-12 settings, but most of the comparative studies were done in… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on November 26, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day

Meet us here on October 21, 2009, for the first Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day. This groundbreaking, live interactive web event brings together students and educators from across the country to solve your toughest assignments and explore the power of using Wolfram|Alpha for school, college, and beyond.

Learn more about our commitment to education »

Added by Kevin Chilton on October 20, 2009 at 7:27am — No Comments

Social Media Reading List! EXCELLENT Compendium of Adoption Persuasion!

I've been away a bit, laid low by a bad bad chest cold and back trouble, all at once, and I am immensely aware of my mortality. While I've been down, I've been delving into a really remarkable tome suggested to me by friend Cathy Walker of MUVErsLLC, Jump Point by Tom Hayes. I refuse to review it before I have finished the whole thing, but wow, why on earth did that book not cause the kind of stir rukussed up by The World is Flat, or Here Comes Everybody?… Continue

Added by Scott Merrick on September 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

21st Century Teaching & Learning

The following commentary discusses my viewpoint on 21st Century Teaching and Learning, based on responses to a PLN survey conducted by Lucy Gray, Technology Integration Specialist at the University of Chicago, on August 8, 2009.

What is your personal definition of 21st century learning and/or teaching?

21st Century learning is the process whereby digital natives utilize the power of modern technology to learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Classrooms are no longer… Continue

Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Branding in Social Media

The concept of branding is an essential part of social media and web 2.0 literacy. The way in which an individual or business presents themselves online through a variety of online venues is absolutely essential to how viewers will perceive them. This can have either positive or negative consequences depending on how one's web 2.0 brand comes across. Case in point, in the latest issue of Government Technology an article entitled "The Trouble with Twitter and other social networks" depicts an… Continue

Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Critical Thinking and Social Media Technology

With the emergence of social media technology in the classroom, teachers are finding innovative ways to promote student learning. As educators become more sophisticated in terms of utilizing Internet and mobile-based technologies to share information, they are taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities to improve their teaching practice. One particular area of interest to me is the way in which this sort of… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cell Phones in the classroom

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who is currently using, or thinking about using cellphones as part of integrated classroom technology. Anyone?

Added by Gary Bates on June 16, 2009 at 11:55am — 8 Comments

Web 2.0 class at ASU

To blog or not to blog? (With great apologies to William!)

Okay...waaay off base. I thought I had to create a blog at another site, so now I've got a blog here in Classroom 2.0 AND a blog at the following:

Share your outing adventures with me.

Added by Anne Bryan on June 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

LifeLongLearning: Study-Visit in Cordoba/Spain about IT Literacy

Added by Hans Feldmeier on May 23, 2009 at 1:15am — No Comments

SlideRocket is awesome!

Two students created a SlideRocket Show about "Anniversary: 60 years Basic law of the Federal Republic of Germany" in Social Studies - it is in Geman language. Hopefully you enjoy it!

Added by Hans Feldmeier on May 23, 2009 at 1:11am — No Comments

Profile The "Groundswell" of Collaboration in Professional Learning Communities

In the book Groundswell: Winning in a world transformed by social technologies, authors Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff explain what they call the “groundswell” and how it in transforming our world.

According to the authors, the…


Added by Rob Jacobs on May 11, 2009 at 8:31pm — No Comments

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