EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (January 2014)

WeeklyDigest #1 Jan 2014

Welcome to the year 2014's 3rd weekly digest with Dr. Rod Berger for EdTechReview.in and Core of Education.

There are very good stories coming up on edtechreview.in and we hope our voice's section is helping you gaining more knowledge with great name's around world. We'd like to hear from you your view's for us in comment box below.

Here is the summary about what all is there in this Weekly Digest: 

[Infographic] Technology Enhances Learning

As you know, today’s students are tech enthusiasts and spend hours a day using numerous technological devices. But many educational institutions are still forcing them to learn through textbooks even though there are numerous digital options available....

"Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught

“Effective use of technology in education” is perhaps a new discipline that needs to be taught.

And the thing that is different about this discipline is that the teachers, staff and administrators are also the learners for this, apart from the students (actual learners) of the educational institutions.

The fact that the same technology, product, app or tool can be used for different purposes by different people makes it tougher to find out standard solutions for the educators and learners.

Due to reasons like the one above, teaching this subject is not at all easy. Here are some of the most important things and strong tips I have curated from my discussions with....

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - by Jon Bergmann

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes.  Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below.  

The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class.  This is only the first step.  Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin

  1. What will you flip?  (A lesson, a unit/chapter, a subject, or a class)
  2. Who will make your videos?  (Curate, create, or a combination)
  3. Click on above link to read full article......

The Goal of Teaching - An Experienced Teacher's Viewpoint 

The ultimate goal of teaching is to promote learning. For the most part, learning takes place in many different circumstances and contexts. Although everyone is capable of learning, a student's desire to learn is a vital to mastering new concepts, principles and skills.

Pupils, in general, are endowed with many faculties and multiple learning styles: some learn best in lecture atmospheres, some are motivated by discussions while others absorb best when they read and reflect on what they have read... 

List of 100 Amazing Video Websites for Educators

Online videos make an incredible teaching tool for educators to supplement their lessons, open up new interests, learn about something they’d like to teach to their students or get inspired by real teaching practices. The Web today has an overwhelming number of such resources available for the educators which are of immense help to them.

Video sites have turned out to be one of the most resourceful tools to aid educators......

 

About the Author
Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.
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