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Monday, April 29, 2013

Seminar: Visual Story Telling. Inside Your Writer’s Brain


Take your writing projects to their full potential by visualizing your ideas.

Visual Story Telling & Content Creation  
Inside A Writer’s Brain


Thursday, May 2, 2013
11:00 am Pacific Time / 2:00 pm Eastern Time



This seminar focuses on how you can use your Brain to expand your mind. Learn how to make connections that yield more creative thinking and outstanding prose.
  • Capturing creative ideas and planning creative content 
  • Visualizing story elements and  references 
  • Overcoming writer’s block with visual brainstorming 
  •  Creating reference guides for writing projects 
  •  Managing multiple versions of files and exporting to Word 
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Seminar: Visual Story Telling. Inside Your Writer’s Brain


Take your writing projects to their full potential by visualizing your ideas.

Visual Story Telling & Content Creation  
Inside A Writer’s Brain


Thursday, May 2, 2013
11:00 am Pacific Time / 2:00 pm Eastern Time



This seminar focuses on how you can use your Brain to expand your mind. Learn how to make connections that yield more creative thinking and outstanding prose.
  • Capturing creative ideas and planning creative content 
  • Visualizing story elements and  references 
  • Overcoming writer’s block with visual brainstorming 
  •  Creating reference guides for writing projects 
  •  Managing multiple versions of files and exporting to Word 
 Register Now


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Learning And Memory: From Brain to Behavior


Check out this book below:

Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior / Edition 2 
 

"Gluck, Mercado and Myers’s Learning and Memory is the first textbook developed from its inception to reflect the convergence of brain studies and behavioral approaches in modern learning and memory research incorporating findings both in animals and humans. Each chapter integrates coverage of both human memory and animal learning, with separate sections specifically devoted to behavioral processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives", writes Barnes & Noble

The real-life examples will be helpful for students.
 Pub. Date: January 2013

About  the Authors
Mark A. Gluck is a Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and publisher of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. His research focuses on the neural bases of learning and memory, and the consequences of memory loss due to aging, trauma, and disease. He is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001). In 1996, he was awarded an NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bill Clinton. That same year, he received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguish Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. 

Eduardo Mercado is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His research focuses on how different brain systems interact to develop representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. Dr. Mercado currently uses techniques from experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to explore questions about auditory learning and memory in rodents, cetaceans, and humans. 

Catherine E. Myers is a Research Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and Editor-in-Chief of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. Her research includes both computational neuroscience and experimental psychology, and focuses on human memory, specifically on memory impairments following damage to the hippocampus and associated brain structures. She is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001) and author of Delay Learning in Artificial Neural Networks (Chapman and Hall, 1992).

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Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior

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Learning And Memory: From Brain to Behavior


Check out this book below:

Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior / Edition 2 
 

"Gluck, Mercado and Myers’s Learning and Memory is the first textbook developed from its inception to reflect the convergence of brain studies and behavioral approaches in modern learning and memory research incorporating findings both in animals and humans. Each chapter integrates coverage of both human memory and animal learning, with separate sections specifically devoted to behavioral processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives", writes Barnes & Noble

The real-life examples will be helpful for students.
 Pub. Date: January 2013

About  the Authors
Mark A. Gluck is a Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and publisher of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. His research focuses on the neural bases of learning and memory, and the consequences of memory loss due to aging, trauma, and disease. He is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001). In 1996, he was awarded an NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bill Clinton. That same year, he received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguish Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. 

Eduardo Mercado is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His research focuses on how different brain systems interact to develop representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. Dr. Mercado currently uses techniques from experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to explore questions about auditory learning and memory in rodents, cetaceans, and humans. 

Catherine E. Myers is a Research Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and Editor-in-Chief of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. Her research includes both computational neuroscience and experimental psychology, and focuses on human memory, specifically on memory impairments following damage to the hippocampus and associated brain structures. She is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001) and author of Delay Learning in Artificial Neural Networks (Chapman and Hall, 1992).

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Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Book: When Writing with Technology Matters

When Writing with Technology Matters shows how to take advantage of students' affinity for technology to change and improve the writing process. Includes detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects.

Preview the entire book online!

"Students today have been plugged in for their entire lives. They don't remember a time before Facebook, blogs, texting, and websites, and they have experienced a range of digital tools including laptops, smartphones, and tablets...
The authors show teachers how to create a classroom environment that allows students to become invested in writing and provide detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects. This book demonstrates how to take advantage of the digital generation's affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process, empowering students to become better, more nuanced readers, writers, and thinkers who are well prepared for the challenges of a digital world. ". writes Stenhouse Publishers.

About Carol Bedard
For the past thirty-five years, Carol Bedard has worked in the field of education as a music therapist, a classroom teacher, a university professor, and an educational administrator. She is currently the director of literacy for the Houston Independent School District.
Read more...

About Charles Fuhrken
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Charles knew early on that he wanted a career in education. When his parents bought him a monstrous chalkboard one year, he officially opened a school in his bedroom

Read more...

Source: EdWeek Update and Stenhouse Publishers


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New Book: When Writing with Technology Matters

When Writing with Technology Matters shows how to take advantage of students' affinity for technology to change and improve the writing process. Includes detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects.

Preview the entire book online!

"Students today have been plugged in for their entire lives. They don't remember a time before Facebook, blogs, texting, and websites, and they have experienced a range of digital tools including laptops, smartphones, and tablets...
The authors show teachers how to create a classroom environment that allows students to become invested in writing and provide detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects. This book demonstrates how to take advantage of the digital generation's affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process, empowering students to become better, more nuanced readers, writers, and thinkers who are well prepared for the challenges of a digital world. ". writes Stenhouse Publishers.

About Carol Bedard
For the past thirty-five years, Carol Bedard has worked in the field of education as a music therapist, a classroom teacher, a university professor, and an educational administrator. She is currently the director of literacy for the Houston Independent School District.
Read more...

About Charles Fuhrken
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Charles knew early on that he wanted a career in education. When his parents bought him a monstrous chalkboard one year, he officially opened a school in his bedroom

Read more...

Source: EdWeek Update and Stenhouse Publishers


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Every Student Can Become a Mathematician

Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Pre-K to Grade 5 Math aligned to the Common Core empowers students to master key concepts and increase achievement.

DreamBox pairs a CCSS-based math curriculum with an Intelligent Adaptive Learning Engine™ that adjusts to the needs of all students.   
Request an Online Demo


The DreamBox Difference – Intelligent Adaptive Learning from DreamBox Learning on Vimeo.

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How Every Student Can Be Good At Mathematics by Academia.edu

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Every Student Can Become a Mathematician

Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Pre-K to Grade 5 Math aligned to the Common Core empowers students to master key concepts and increase achievement.

DreamBox pairs a CCSS-based math curriculum with an Intelligent Adaptive Learning Engine™ that adjusts to the needs of all students.   
Request an Online Demo


The DreamBox Difference – Intelligent Adaptive Learning from DreamBox Learning on Vimeo.

Related link 
How Every Student Can Be Good At Mathematics by Academia.edu

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

LEARNING HISTORY is coming to you on the 22nd May! Do you want to be part of it?

Attend this Learning Innovation Talks 3 (LIT 03) organized by IMU
 
SPEAKERS & SESSIONS  
Zaid Ali Alsagoff (MC & Host)

Zaid Ali Alsagoff is the e-Learning Manager and Fellow of IMU Centre for Education. He has more than ten years’ hands-on experience with implementing e-learning in higher education. 
He has done research in several key e-learning areas, including social media, web 2.0, open educational resources (OER), educational gaming, role-play simulation, virtual classrooms, learning (content) management systems, e-learning standards, instructional design and courseware development. He has also been a practitioner and promoter of Open Educational Resources (OER) since 2005.
According to one survey, he was ranked among the ‘Top Ten’ most influential people (2012) in the corporate e-learning sector in the Asia-Pacific. He is most known worldwide among learning professionals and educators for his learning adventure (blog) known as ‘ZaidLearn’.

Join us for this really exciting upcoming Learning Innovation Talks 3 (LIT 03) organized by IMU, which will be done FULLY ONLINE.

5 BIG REASONS to attend LIT 03: 

  1. FIRST 1-Day Online Seminar held by a University in Malaysia.
  2. Opportunity to connect and engage with AWESOME EDUCATORS.
  3. Learn SIZZLING NEW TRICKS and tips on how to use technology to transform learning.
  4. Exposure to the LATEST TRENDS in e-learning.
  5. Will Get a DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE if you register and attend.

 Register Now

Oops, I forgot to mention that this online seminar is FREE! What are you waiting for?

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LEARNING HISTORY is coming to you on the 22nd May! Do you want to be part of it?

Attend this Learning Innovation Talks 3 (LIT 03) organized by IMU
 
SPEAKERS & SESSIONS    
Zaid Ali Alsagoff (MC & Host)

Zaid Ali Alsagoff is the e-Learning Manager and Fellow of IMU Centre for Education. He has more than ten years’ hands-on experience with implementing e-learning in higher education. 
He has done research in several key e-learning areas, including social media, web 2.0, open educational resources (OER), educational gaming, role-play simulation, virtual classrooms, learning (content) management systems, e-learning standards, instructional design and courseware development. He has also been a practitioner and promoter of Open Educational Resources (OER) since 2005.
According to one survey, he was ranked among the ‘Top Ten’ most influential people (2012) in the corporate e-learning sector in the Asia-Pacific. He is most known worldwide among learning professionals and educators for his learning adventure (blog) known as ‘ZaidLearn’.

Join us for this really exciting upcoming Learning Innovation Talks 3 (LIT 03) organized by IMU, which will be done FULLY ONLINE.

5 BIG REASONS to attend LIT 03: 

  1. FIRST 1-Day Online Seminar held by a University in Malaysia.
  2. Opportunity to connect and engage with AWESOME EDUCATORS.
  3. Learn SIZZLING NEW TRICKS and tips on how to use technology to transform learning.
  4. Exposure to the LATEST TRENDS in e-learning.
  5. Will Get a DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE if you register and attend.

 Register Now

Oops, I forgot to mention that this online seminar is FREE! What are you waiting for?

Enjoy the online seminar!

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Articles released by the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Just look at these interesting articles, appears in the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), Volume 29, Number 1, 2013.



"This issue contains a range of articles addressing some of the most important contemporary issues in educational technology research, including technology supported learning design in higher education, teacher knowledge and ICT capacity development, the use of laptops and mobile devices in schools, and comparisons of learning outcomes achieved with and without technology".

Design of a blended learning environment: Considerations and implementation issues
By Nuray Gedik, Ercan Kiraz and M. Yasar Ozden

Abstract  
This study identified critical issues in the design of a blended learning environment by examining basic design considerations and implementation issues. Following a design-based research approach with the phenomenological tradition of qualitative research, the study investigated instructor experiences relating to the design, development, and implementation processes of a blended course. 
The results reveal that the design considerations centred on the pedagogical approach, course organization, materials preparation, interactions, and the instructor's and students' roles. The affordances of the implementation included the arousal of the students' interest and participation, flexibility, time conservation, the ability to track student progress, and the improvement of interaction, collaboration, and communication opportunities. The challenges were increased workload, course and time management, overlaps, and the creation of harmony between the face-to-face and online environments. 
The overall results show that the critical issues involved context, the pedagogical framework, instructor competency, and technical issues in the blended course design.
Read more... 

Schools going mobile: A study of the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in Western Australian independent schools 
By Mark Pegrum, Grace Oakley and Robert Faulkner

Abstract
This paper reports on the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in ten Western Australian independent schools, based on interviews with staff conducted in 2011. iPads were the most popular device, followed by iPod Touches and iPhones. 
Class sets were common at lower levels, with 1:1 models becoming increasingly common at higher levels. Mobile learning, or m-learning, was still at an experimental stage in most schools, but common themes were already emerging around the need to integrate mobile devices into a broader learning ecology. Key discussions focused on their role in promoting consumption or production, collaboration or personalisation, and creating seamless learning spaces. Used for both organisational and pedagogical purposes, mobile devices were seen as enhancing student motivation, with empirical evidence of improved student learning also emerging in small-scale studies conducted by two schools. Challenges included the need to carefully manage the technology, ethical issues in its use, and staff roles in its deployment. 
Pedagogically grounded and adequately contextualised professional development (PD) was seen as vital for time-poor staff, while a desire to set up a professional community of practice was widely expressed. All the schools surveyed planned to extend their use of mobile handheld technologies in the future.
Read more...

Visit the website to review articles and items of interest.
  
Source: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology


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Articles released by the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Just look at these interesting articles, appears in the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), Volume 29, Number 1, 2013.



"This issue contains a range of articles addressing some of the most important contemporary issues in educational technology research, including technology supported learning design in higher education, teacher knowledge and ICT capacity development, the use of laptops and mobile devices in schools, and comparisons of learning outcomes achieved with and without technology".

Design of a blended learning environment: Considerations and implementation issues
By Nuray Gedik, Ercan Kiraz and M. Yasar Ozden

Abstract  
This study identified critical issues in the design of a blended learning environment by examining basic design considerations and implementation issues. Following a design-based research approach with the phenomenological tradition of qualitative research, the study investigated instructor experiences relating to the design, development, and implementation processes of a blended course. 
The results reveal that the design considerations centred on the pedagogical approach, course organization, materials preparation, interactions, and the instructor's and students' roles. The affordances of the implementation included the arousal of the students' interest and participation, flexibility, time conservation, the ability to track student progress, and the improvement of interaction, collaboration, and communication opportunities. The challenges were increased workload, course and time management, overlaps, and the creation of harmony between the face-to-face and online environments. 
The overall results show that the critical issues involved context, the pedagogical framework, instructor competency, and technical issues in the blended course design.
Read more... 

Schools going mobile: A study of the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in Western Australian independent schools 
By Mark Pegrum, Grace Oakley and Robert Faulkner

Abstract
This paper reports on the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in ten Western Australian independent schools, based on interviews with staff conducted in 2011. iPads were the most popular device, followed by iPod Touches and iPhones. 
Class sets were common at lower levels, with 1:1 models becoming increasingly common at higher levels. Mobile learning, or m-learning, was still at an experimental stage in most schools, but common themes were already emerging around the need to integrate mobile devices into a broader learning ecology. Key discussions focused on their role in promoting consumption or production, collaboration or personalisation, and creating seamless learning spaces. Used for both organisational and pedagogical purposes, mobile devices were seen as enhancing student motivation, with empirical evidence of improved student learning also emerging in small-scale studies conducted by two schools. Challenges included the need to carefully manage the technology, ethical issues in its use, and staff roles in its deployment. 
Pedagogically grounded and adequately contextualised professional development (PD) was seen as vital for time-poor staff, while a desire to set up a professional community of practice was widely expressed. All the schools surveyed planned to extend their use of mobile handheld technologies in the future.
Read more...

Visit the website to review articles and items of interest.
  
Source: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology


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Articles released by the Asian Journal of Distance Education.

Take a look at these interesting articles, appears in the Asian Journal of Distance Education.


KAWACHI & SHARMA writes,"In this Issue we present a group of papers describing how face-to-face teaching is now used in open and distance educaton.
The phenomenon of not lettinggo of thiselement has several reasons for its continued role in distance education. Someof these reasons are to do with teaching andassessment, and one other may be related tothe need forstudent online socia presence".
 
Face-to-Face Tutorials in ODE and Student SatisfactionBy HERMAN
Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia 
herman@ut.ac.id

Abstract
This article discusses relationship between five sub-variables (tutorial preparation, masteryof subject, teaching ability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline) in tutor performancevariable, tutorial result variable, tutorial cost variable and students’ satisfaction variable in face-to-face tutorial at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.  
Totally, there are seven independent variables and one dependent variable. Three sub-variables (mastery of subject. teaching ability, communication ability) in tutor performance are interacted. 200 respondents as a sample werecollected by purposive sampling. To analyze the data, factorial analysis, correlation, andregression were used. The result showed that there are significant and positive correlationbetween sub-variables in tutor’s performance (tutorial preparation, mastery of subject, teachingability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline), tutorial result, tutorial cost and customer satisfaction.
In addition coefficients regression between some sub-variables and their interaction in tutor performance, tutorial result, and student’s satisfaction are also significant. 
Read more... 


The Leadership Role for Turkey in Regional Distance Education 
By Ugur DEMIRAY
Anadolu University, Turkey
udemiray@anadolu.edu.tr


Abstract
This Paper reportsthe distance education practices in Turkey, and then examinesand discusses the role of leadership which should be undertaken by Turkey in the regions of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Turkic, Caucasian, theMiddle East and northern Africa. International distance education organizations in the world are not well organized and functional in this area, nor arethe regional distance education institutions in the name ofeducational institutionalism. To fill this gap, it is argued here that Turkey take a leadership role in the distance education field in this region and there by organize the practices of the regional countries for their mutual co-prosperity and benefits.

The structure of the potential distance education organization and the regulations of the organization is discussed in more detail based on this argument and available freely online at http://www.midasebook.com.  

The suggestedname for this regional group is ICDEEEWA (International Council for Distance Education forEastern Europe and West Asia). 
A draft of the constitution of the recommended association is presented and discussed at http://www.midasebook.com. 
Read more...

Visit the website to review articles and items of interest. 

Source: Asian Journal of Distance Education


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Articles released by the Asian Journal of Distance Education.

Take a look at these interesting articles, appears in the Asian Journal of Distance Education.


KAWACHI & SHARMA writes,"In this Issue we present a group of papers describing how face-to-face teaching is now used in open and distance educaton.
The phenomenon of not lettinggo of thiselement has several reasons for its continued role in distance education. Someof these reasons are to do with teaching andassessment, and one other may be related tothe need forstudent online socia presence".
 
Face-to-Face Tutorials in ODE and Student Satisfaction By HERMAN
Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia  
herman@ut.ac.id

Abstract
This article discusses relationship between five sub-variables (tutorial preparation, masteryof subject, teaching ability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline) in tutor performancevariable, tutorial result variable, tutorial cost variable and students’ satisfaction variable in face-to-face tutorial at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.   
Totally, there are seven independent variables and one dependent variable. Three sub-variables (mastery of subject. teaching ability, communication ability) in tutor performance are interacted. 200 respondents as a sample werecollected by purposive sampling. To analyze the data, factorial analysis, correlation, andregression were used. The result showed that there are significant and positive correlationbetween sub-variables in tutor’s performance (tutorial preparation, mastery of subject, teachingability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline), tutorial result, tutorial cost and customer satisfaction.
In addition coefficients regression between some sub-variables and their interaction in tutor performance, tutorial result, and student’s satisfaction are also significant. 
Read more... 


The Leadership Role for Turkey in Regional Distance Education 
By Ugur DEMIRAY
Anadolu University, Turkey
udemiray@anadolu.edu.tr


Abstract
This Paper reportsthe distance education practices in Turkey, and then examinesand discusses the role of leadership which should be undertaken by Turkey in the regions of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Turkic, Caucasian, theMiddle East and northern Africa.  International distance education organizations in the world are not well organized and functional in this area, nor arethe regional distance education institutions in the name ofeducational institutionalism. To fill this gap, it is argued here that Turkey take a leadership role in the distance education field in this region and there by organize the practices of the regional countries for their mutual co-prosperity and benefits.

The structure of the potential distance education organization and the regulations of the organization is discussed in more detail based on this argument and available freely online at http://www.midasebook.com.  

The suggestedname for this regional group is ICDEEEWA (International Council for Distance Education forEastern Europe and West Asia). 
A draft of the constitution of the recommended association is presented and discussed at http://www.midasebook.com.  
Read more...

Visit the website to review articles and items of interest. 

Source: Asian Journal of Distance Education


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Join this live, interactive webinar: How to present to a virtual audience with confidence


Attend this webinar to learn to Speak up!

Presenting to a Virtual Audience without Freaking Out

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 3 PM (UK)
Duration: 45 mins (plus Q&A)


The first few moments of any presentation are when your audience decides whether they are going to listen to you or not. You must be authentic, confident and compelling if you want them to find you – and your presentation – credible.

Join Matt Abrahams, educator and coach at Stanford University, as he draws upon scholarly research to analyse credibility and reveal just what it takes to be taken seriously when presenting.


  


 Live, interactive webinar to discover:
  • The two core parts of a credible presentation
  • How to create compelling and connected messages
  • Anxiety management techniques for boosting confidence
  • Pitfalls that trip up even experienced presenters
Register for the Webinar 

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Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.


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Join this live, interactive webinar: How to present to a virtual audience with confidence


Attend this webinar to learn to Speak up!

Presenting to a Virtual Audience without Freaking Out

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 3 PM (UK)
Duration: 45 mins (plus Q&A)


The first few moments of any presentation are when your audience decides whether they are going to listen to you or not. You must be authentic, confident and compelling if you want them to find you – and your presentation – credible.

Join Matt Abrahams, educator and coach at Stanford University, as he draws upon scholarly research to analyse credibility and reveal just what it takes to be taken seriously when presenting.


  


 Live, interactive webinar to discover:
  • The two core parts of a credible presentation
  • How to create compelling and connected messages
  • Anxiety management techniques for boosting confidence
  • Pitfalls that trip up even experienced presenters
Register for the Webinar 

Interested, but can’t attend? 
Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.


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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013

Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "Today, we feature an updated "best apps" story for 2013. Our list includes apps we thought students and teachers might find useful".

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013.

Photo: eSchool News

For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013

Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "Today, we feature an updated "best apps" story for 2013. Our list includes apps we thought students and teachers might find useful".

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013.

Photo: eSchool News

For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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eSN Today: Tips for using Pinterest as a teaching tool


eSchool News writes today: "Many aspiring crafters and cooking fanatics are familiar with Pinterest, a social media site set up like a virtual bulletin board in which users “pin” favorite home décor, cooking, and craft ideas". 

Photo: eSchool News
But now education is hopping on the Pinterest bandwagon, as teachers and administrators are quickly discovering that the site is replete with resources for students of all ages and abilities.

Users may sign up for a Pinterest account using an eMail address, and create boards for different topics. They can search for specific ideas, or “pins,” or browse through popular pins and filter by subject. Pinterest is public, and users can follow other pinners much like they would on Twitter.

Educators and school districts are using Pinterest in the classroom in a number of ways:

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 Source: eSchool News


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