Monthly Archives: December 2014

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought

“Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

“Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.”

Source: www.teachthought.com

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary ~ Edutopia

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.

Source: www.edutopia.org

You have to have the words to practice word choice.

e-Job: Faculty Research Specialist (Virtual Position) – Fielding Graduate University

Fielding Graduate University is proud to be the only APA accredited PhD program in the United States with a distributed learning model.

Qualifications 
An earned doctorate in Psychology, Sociology or closely related discipline is required. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in communicating complex statistical and methodological issues in a conceptual manner to psychology graduate students with diverse substantive backgrounds and differing levels of statistical expertise. Applicants with a strong background in quantitative methods and considerable knowledge/expertise in several of the following areas; ANOVA, multiple regression/correlation, structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, measurement, test design and psychometric evaluation are preferred. Qualified candidates must have an established and ongoing record of research that focuses on the use of quantitative methods and/or demonstrates the use of these methods. A strong commitment to distance education and a desire to communicate collegially with students and faculty is particularly desirable. The position may be integrated with a current faculty appointment. Candidates must be available to travel to national sessions. 

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

Combine your superb credentials with a deep understanding of virtual education and make a career of it. 

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

Accurate self-assessment requires multiple opportunities to practice within courses and across them. Because the most important goal isn’t agreement between teacher and student assessments. The ultimate goal is for students to make accurate judgments on their own

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today’s students.

Source: elearninginfographics.com

Assessment is at the heart of it all. This inforgraphic gives you a nicely detailed overview of a most important topic!

UW-Stout Last Call: E-Learning Assessment: Assessment in the Online Classroom

EDUC 762 930 January 5 – February 27, 2015 Instructor: Datta Kaur Khalsa (HURRY you may still be able to register if you act today.)

EDUC 762 931 March 2 – April 24, 2015 Instructor: Jim Erbe

EDUC 762 3 semester hours graduate credit

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

It’s too late for new students to register for the January 5, 2015 class. If you’re already a UW-Stout Online Student you can still get into this class. 

New students can register for the March 2, 2015 session now.  There is NEVER a fee for registration.  Register now to reserve your virtual seat. 

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. These questions are usually open in nature and tend to foster divergent thinking. Prince George’s County provides a very good explanation of each of these kinds of questions with examples of each category. 

Source: www.educatorstechnology.com

This infographic sits on top of a powerful set of questions that will help any reader/thinker of any age … get critical!

Dan Siegel: Brain Insights and Well-Being

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Using knowledge to link differentiated functions can change life for the better.

If integration creates well-being and happiness, how do we create integration? We can create integration through kind and compassionate relationships with others, and ourselves. And we can create integration in the brain—the focus of this Series. In this second part, we’ll meet the basic parts that can be linked which will be explored in-depth in future entries. Integration is the linkage of differentiated parts, and so first we need to know the individual parts to then use our mind’s ability to focus attention to link these together.

Source: www.psychologytoday.com

New Year’s Resolution: Recognize amygdala Hijack.  Time to put the limbic region on a peace plan.