This is one of the best Prezi presentations I have ever seen. This presentation shows off 60 very useful educational apps. Beyond being full of useful apps it is a great example of the power or Prezi!
This is an interesting article Predicting how technology is changing education. What does the Educational Technology Revolution look like?
Are our students in a an educational race to nowhere?
From the Race to Nowhere website: “Race to Nowhere” is a film and call to mobilize families, educators and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.
Here are a few videos to get the conversation started:
The Unintended Consequences of our educational system: http://www.racetonowhere.com/unintended-consequences
NBC nightly news clip about the Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com/nbc-nightly-news-brian-williams-education-nation
Here is a video of a panel discussion at Stanford University: http://www.racetonowhere.com/stanford-panel-discussion-follows-screening-race-nowhere
What are your thoughts? Is our current educational structure failing our students? What effect have standardized test scores had on our educational system?
How has technology changed learning? Children today have grown up with technology and computers, does this actually change the way they learn?
It’s very interesting to look at the differences in students today versus 20 or even 10 years ago. It is said that the Brains of these Millennial students actually process differently, much more like a computer. They are multi-taskers and need to be actively learning; the passive teacher-centered classroom is a thing of the past and a style that will not likely be conducive to teaching these students.
Here are some resources on 21st century learning:
It is very interesting to think about what really motivates people. Is it as simple as, if you do this task or solve this problem I will pay you lots of money? or is there more to Motivation like wanting to learn things and feeling purposeful?
The book Drive by Daniel Pink is a fantastic view into the underlying causes of motivation. I encourage you to watch this video and read the book!
Here is a short Prezi presentation about Motivation and Drive (note you may need to use Chrome browser to view this Prezi):
Do you ever think about where “good ideas” come from? Do you envision the light bulb in your head just all of a sudden turning on? Or is there more to how we come up with those genius ideas? Are there things you can be doing to increase the likelihood of having these “moments”?
It’s time we get connected! Watch this awesome TEDtalk…
All of the videos in this article are awesome. As Google has shown, it is so important for people to work together to increase productivity, motivation and the generation of “GOOD IDEA’S”!
Marissa Mayer is very well spoken and a great role-model, not just for women, but for seeing what it takes to be successful.
Illinois Institute of Technology Commencement Speech:
Planning a Class with Backward Design
Pearson publishing and Google have teamed up to design a new Learning Management System (LMS) that is FREE! Could this take the place of Blackboard?