- CreativeLIVE: This site offers in-depth, live, interactive seminars for free. Currently, the most popular classes on CreativeLIVE draw over 150,000 participants and have members from over 200 countries. This site would be an excellent resource for art and business teachers as they offer a huge variety of free classes in those subjects.
- ClickMinded: This site offers advice and techniques for improving your personal or business web site. ClickMinded would be a great resource for a computer-technology or web design teacher.
- TNW Academy: This site offers classes on web and app design with a focus on creating great user interfaces and experiences. Similar to ClickMinded, this site is a solid resource for computer-technology teachers.
For today's edition of the Round Up we're going to start over at the Ed Tech Review with the post, "Technology Can Bring Education to the Masses." The article begins by arguing that the role of technology in education must be accepted, understood, and improved upon in the coming years. The article then goes on to outline the following three successful programs which have "triumphed" in blending education and technology.
Emerging Ed Tech has a great write-up on the benefits of running a "flipped classroom" (where students learn subject material through videos or tutorials at home and then put the knowledge to practice during class time) The article discusses two schools who switched to the "flipped" model and saw a surprisingly high increase in student performance after a very short time period. Definitely worth reading and considering.
Education Elements has an excellent guide on selecting digital content for schools. With hundreds (if not thousands) of options for digital integration, it's getting harder and harder to find and select the appropriate tools for classroom use. They provide an easy to follow 4-step guide and have a great infographic which outlines their process as well (see below...)
And that's all from the Round Up for today! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Mother's Day and see you for tomorrow's Round Up!
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