Teaching Tools

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In the introduction to my thesis with the working title “Navigating Distributed Knowledge with the use of Web Tools” I wrote:“A major change in education has been the emergence of a distributed knowledge and the use of Internet in teaching practices. Humans have throughout history used tools to increase our understanding of the world. Social… Read more »

Tool: Issuu Viewer

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I have only started to play with this ‘Publishing Platform’.  The layout can be customized and the following functions has recently been added: Publication button – Redirect readers to a prior issues, a library of back issues or your subscription site. Heart button– What’s not to love? Garner support and adoration for products, issues, news, photos within your… Read more »

Deep Approach to Learning

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Table 1 Compares the characteristics and factors that encourage Deep and Surface Approaches to learning. (Compiled from Biggs (1999), Entwistle (1988) and Ramsden (1992))   Deep Learning Surface Learning D e f i n i t i o n   Examining new facts and ideas critically, and tying them into existing cognitive structures and making… Read more »

Rubric for Martial Arts

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A belt system in martial arts is used to show which students have trained longer and have more skill when compared to other students.  The grades are the “Student” Grades (referred to as Kyu Grades), and the Black Belts (Dan Grades) are considered “Expert” Grades. level description Yellow Striking Techniques: Using the head (Kubi-uchi), Using… Read more »

Rubric for Language Skills

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The “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment”, CEFR, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages acrossEurope. level description A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and… Read more »

Acquired skills in Social Media #eci831

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I have started to evaluate the skills I have acquired in Social Media and will create a tick-box list.  Educators who want support can contact me and if you want to share your knowledge of skills that I’m still in progress with I will be more than happy to get in touch!  Used a specially… Read more »

New Personal Learning Environment #change11

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I have changed my digital identity from being an “Innovative Teacher” to become an “Education Coach”.  I’m aiming to share my experience on facilitating teachers open online learning and formulate my new reflections during #Change11 in this new blog called “EduToolkit”.  (this is my previous PLE)

Online Learning Collaborations (#eduMOOC)

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This is a link to the Wikispace for the study group on the topic “Online Learning Collaborations” , which was part of the eduMOOC 2011 focused on “Online Learning Today…and Tomorrow” coordinated by Ray Schroeder from The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield. My interest was on the topic “Collaboration… Read more »