Joshua Kim interviews Marc A. Lo, the Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University.
About 300 to 400 million Chinese students are learning English. About two thirds of European adults know at least two languages. The Swiss probably know three or four. When I visited Switzerland in 1990, the TV stations alternated broadcasting for fifteen minutes in German, French, Italian and English. All the street signs are in those four languages (not part of the article). Only one in five Americans know another language. If I set Texas education policy every school student would be required to take Spanish from grades one through six, but this is never going to happen in our state. The economic advantages of a bilingual Texas would be huge. I use the Anki flashcard app and the free Cerego Spanish and French apps to study Spanish and French. These apps turn my language learning into a fun game. Learning another language engages parts of the brain that are not otherwise engaged. It is an especially good thing to do as you age.
A study of more than two million college students worldwide showed that students are more comfortable studying on their own and that they are not using mobile technology to access materials and lessons outside of the classroom.
If you are not an instructional designer, but would like to learn about the basics, you will probably want to check out the many links in this article.
From eLearning – Articulate
I use the Google apps all the time and really love them. I also use some of the online storage sites. My favorite is Dropbox.
The NMC (New Media Consortium) has just released its Horizon Report for 2017. The key long-term (Five years out or more)are:
Jessica Brogley is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville, and works as an educational technologist for the Platteville public schools.
This article is from EdCircuit, October 28, 2016. Many studies have been published on how music helps our brains develop and stay active in our later years. According to the author, 90% of our brain development occurs during the first five years of our lives. Music forces us to use more parts of our brains and increases intellectual capacity. Speaking as someone who plays the piano – badly- I can say music is also very relaxing and great stress remover.
Blogger Kit Eaton has tested 3,000 or so apps, and these are his favorites:
- 360 Panorama
- Photo 360
- Jet Set Willy
- Tiny Wings
- Angry Birds
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Evernote – I have used this one a lot.
- Sleep Cycle