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A map of learning theories

Learning Theory Map

From Ana Cristina Pratas‘s Scoop.it we came across this visualized map of learning theories. Enjoy! Link : http://cmapspublic3.ihmc.us/rid=1LGVGJY66-CCD5CZ-12G3/Learning%20Theory.cmap From curator: This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger… gregmhagar‘s curator… Read More ›

accessibility

Inclusive Learning Design to Rescue One-Size-Fits-All Flipped Classrooms (#OER)

In a world going digital, the accessbility of content does not seem to be a problem, right? Wrong! Many digital materials are NOT matching to different learners!  Watching videos is worse than reading paper books ? Does one-size-fits-all happen in the filpped classrooms? Yes, if teachers think it’s all about watching videos at home…. Video content… Read More ›

student-centered learning

(Infographic) Putting Students at The Center

from Studentsatthecenter.org We know that each student is unique, but what about each student’s brain? This new Students at the Center infographic from Christina Hinton and JFF(Jobs For the Future) draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning. Check out more resources about Putting Students at the… Read More ›

Inclusive Design

Designing #OER with Diversity in Mind

From Open Education Week 2013 Webinar : The presenters will discuss factors which act as barriers and enablers regarding the creation and reuse of accessible teaching resources focusing on approaches of educators towards accessibility issues in the context of OER. Pedagogical, technical, and policy-based strategies to design, create and deliver OER/OCW learning experiences that can… Read More ›

students own their learning

Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

by Barbara Bray / Kathleen McClaskey, from www.personalizelearning.com Alliance for Excellent Education’s report on Culture Shift provides facts that point to learner-centered instruction and the use of technology to “guide students toward greater ownership of their learning.” “It is not about instruction or technology. It is about the learner owning and driving their learning.” Barbara Bray / Kathleen McClaskey The… Read More ›

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Complementary Supports for the Achievement of All Students

Dr. Joy Zabala is a pioneer in special education and assistive technology. She is currently the Director of Technical Assistance for CAST and for the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM Center) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education. The AIM Center provides knowledge development, technical assistance and leadership to… Read More ›

What Type of Learner Are You?

What type of learner are you? This infographic from OnlineCollege.org reveals that 27.8% of people are predominantly kinaesthetic learners.  This makes up the biggest proportion of learners.  The next highest proportion learn best through reading / writing, followed by aural and visual. It explains how people can learn things by physically doing them rather than reading or… Read More ›

10 Visualization Tools Selected by Educator for Educator

by Ellyssa Kroski, iLibrarian of oedb.org Data visualization and infographics tools are a great way to keep students and readers engaged. Here are ten free applications which will enable you to create your own infographics, maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams: Creately The free version of Creately enables users to design and store 5 diagrams which can include Venn diagrams,… Read More ›

75 Free or Open Source Resources for Remixing

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform. — from TED talk What’s a remix? In Kirby Ferguson’s view, any piece of art that contains a recognizable reference to another work–a quote from a lyric,… Read More ›

visual aid for teaching

Literacy Shed – Visual Resources for Literacy

The Literacy Shed is a “treasure trove”  for literacy education.  It’s the home to a wealth of visual resources – video clips or pictures –  that the site owner has collected over his 10 year career as a primary school teacher. It can help you improve your students literacy and  critical thinking skills. The curated contents are divided into… Read More ›

visualization, visual learner

ICT for Visual Learners – Tools, Resources and LMS

Visual learners are those whose prefered learning style (in a learning situation) is what they see. These learner like seeing teachers body language and facial expressions, pictures, illustrations, diagrams, posters, cartoons, collages, slide shows, TV Shows, videos, flowcharts, coloring books, graphs, charts, maps, flash cards, underlining and highlighting. So these forms are more effective for them to catch… Read More ›

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Blurb: Multimedia iPad/iPhone App For ALL Learners To Show What They Know

Paul Hamilton works as an assistive technology consultant in the public school system on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He is constantly on the lookout for free options for supporting universal access and universal design for learning. Moreover, free learning resource links are curated. His blog content on “Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner” is open… Read More ›

visualization, UDL, UDI

Resources about Universal Design

In Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning, we pointed to Universal Design for Learning as it is indeed a vital piece of digital learning in 21st century. While in the K12 space it is often referred to as Universal Design for Learning, it is more commonly known as Universal Design of Instruction, UDI; several sections of the educational sector have implemented… Read More ›

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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles, “What’s next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning” The teacher’s role… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).