Making Learning Happen

By dogtrax | Collection of pieces around the Makers Movement and Connected Learning ideas. What happens when hands-on learning returns to our classrooms?

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

<i>Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their</i> …

Education Technology

Watchworthy Wednesday: Meet 10 Women Championing Connected Learning

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s turn our attention to 10 women scholars making their mark as champions of connected learning. …

Education

Becoming Literate Digitally in a Digitally Literate Environment of Their Own

How our school is using Virtual Reality to prepare pupils for a future dominated by technology 

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

Virtual Reality

Why Students Should Blog in Public

*This post was edited on 3/15/16 – The accompanying slides were added to the bottom of the post.<p>More than 20 years into the Internet revolution, many …

Learning

Animated gif without a jump

I like my animated gifs to be without any jump when the animation starts all over again. This is especially difficult to achieve when you’re using a …

Three steps to identify and develop your digital identity

<i>We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut</i><p>Web literate individuals have a multitude of opportunities …

Understanding lurkers

Last week I attended the most excellent SocMedHE16 conference to present a paper that I have co-written with Aras Bozkurt, Len Singh and AK based on …

Hacking and Making with Cultural Data

The Curtin Cultural Makathon was a collaborative one-day event between the School of Media, Cultural and Creative Arts, and the Curtin Library …

Australian Universities

Ethos and Practice of a Connected Learning Movement: Interpreting Virtually Connecting Through Alignment with Theory and Survey Results | Bali | Online Learning

Bali, M. & Hogue, R. (2015, May 8). Virtual, hybrid, or present: The ET4Buddy experiment. Digital Pedagogy Lab. Retrieved from …

Learning

Mentoring's Promise and Limits

Research on the long-term effects of advisers is mixed, and some programs are now relying on video-game networks and other technology to forge stronger relationships.<p>When Leo Hall was 8 years old, his mother sent him to a tutoring program that served the African American and low-income neighborhood …

Education

Design Thinking in the Writing Classroom

Image via trishaclarissa on pixabay.com<p>By Emily Chambers<p><i>Emily Chambers is a former WAC GRA and is studying for her M.A. in Teaching Writing and</i> …

Design Thinking

Digital literacy can be an insurgency

Many large players are interested in digital literacy: libraries, companies, faculty, journalists, even governments. This could lead us to see …

Digital Literacy

On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It

We've always been a hands-on, DIY kind of nation. Ben Franklin didn't just invent the lightning rod. His creations include bifocals, swim fins, the catheter, innovative stoves and more.<p>Franklin, who was largely self-taught, may have been a genius, but he wasn't really an outlier when it comes to …

Pedagogy

Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

<i>Excerpted from The Invent to Learn Guide to Making in the K–3 Classroom: Why, How, and Wow! by veteran teacher Alice Baggett, published in 2016 by</i> …

Education

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think

<b>A busy day at Darien (CT) Public Library’s LEGO Club.</b><p>Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Would you like it to? Fortunately, …

Letting Go

Microsoft's new Paint 3D app will let you 3D print your Minecraft creations

At an event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled a radically updated version of its ubiquitous Paint app for Windows 10, one that lets users build three-dimensional creations. And it turns out that the new tool will be especially useful for <i>Minecraft</i> players. According to Microsoft, players …

3D Printing

Technology as Accelerator #immooc

I love the buzz in the classroom when student are engaged to create something to share their learning; perhaps an Animoto video with captions, a …

Pedagogy

With This Smart Microscope, You Can Play Pac-Man With Live Microbes

image credit: Screenshot via YouTube

Cool Stuff

Creating visualisations with infographics

If you want to create visualisations using free infographic apps, it’s really a matter of preference as to which you might choose, and you should …

An Infographic of One’s Own

The University of Mary Washington first began offering domains and web hosting to all students, faculty, and staff in 2013. But the project did not …

Education

Global Cardboard Challenge: 2016 Playground Arcade Fun

The students really enjoyed watching the school principal<br>play cardboard mini golf. Today's Third Annual Happy Hollow School Global Cardboard Arcade …

Twitter Chats Can Build Collaboration for Systemic Change

« Encourage a Little Rebellion for the Sake of Change | Main | A Letter to Myself on the Eve of My 15th Year of Teaching »<p>Every year I go into the …

Education

ALT-C 2016

On Monday I travelled to Warwick Uni for the ALT-C 16 conference, which was taking place in the Warwick Arts Centre:<p>The main purpose of the visit was …

Glasgow

Sprawly, Interactive 360 Videos, No Code Required.

Web-Based Builder<p>No downloads required. Sign Up, Log In, Start Creating.<p>Transcoding and Hosting<p>We transcode your videos to multiple bitrates, and …

Virtual Reality

Reproducing Marginality?

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>marginality [is] much more than a site of deprivation; in fact I was saying just the opposite, that it is also the site of …

Gender