Half way through the year (almost) and I am looking forward to welcoming Thom and Patricia Reeves to these shores next month. Plans for the regional elearning in practice symposium and the NZ Shar-E-fest 2011 are all but complete. The NZ Shar-e-fest is an event not to be missed. The keynote presentations are bound to invite some useful debate. Be there! Details below.
The discussions in ipadsineducation are getting more interesting and potentially useful in all sorts of scenarios.Just shows how a little bit of vision and innovation can transform the student learning environment and contribute to making learning an enjoyable and meaningful experience.
I’m all for the challenge of change and the benefits it can bring. When I read about those who pontificate and say there won’t be any difference to learning through the use of new and innovative technologies, or its use doesn’t fit some nebulous theory or other, I am reminded of one of my favourite sayings viz:
‘Those who think it can’t be done are usually run over by those who are doing it!’.
Listen to what your students like, take a few risks and get creative. You might find it inspiring and rewarding on both sides of the fence.
I’m still working on rubrics, an interesting and challenging exercise!
In this posting there are links to animation resources, effective practice guides, VET learning outcomes, curriculum design, task based online learning, a new book from Tony Bates,ipads in schools, open learning resources, free learning resources, quality rubrics, collaborative learning guide, conferences and the odd one out.
July edition might be a tad late as I will be up and down the country.
1. A couple of sites which employ video or animation sequences or snapshots using a tutorial format to explain or demonstrate a range of techniques, health issues, technology tips, work activities, tips on software use plus more
Explania: Animated explanations
The title says it all. Not a huge range of explanations under four different categories. Many are sponsored animations and may display a bias . Useful as a resources in various areas.
Thom’s keynote abstracts have been posted to the NZ Shar-E-fest 2011 site.
Many thanks to Ascilite for being a contributing sponsor again this year.
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