Earlier today I stumbled upon Tom Barrett's ICT in my Classroom blog. Tom presents creative ideas for using technology in a classroom environment. His examples are based on work he's doing in his school system but many of them would relate to other types of training and education.
One article I found particularly interesting is how teachers are using a Flip video camera in the classroom.
If you have other ideas for using a Flip video camera in a classroom, share them with us.
Over the past few weeks at TiER1 we've been discussing how to improve our blog. Through this process we've had discussions about content ideas and various content types. We've also discussed strategy and structure as we consider how the blog fits with our overall Web and communication strategies.
During this process we discovered two articles that added value to our discussions:
The first is How-to Create the Perfect Company Blog by Ben Yoskovitz at the Instigator Blog. In the article Ben discusses four types of content:
Industry News and Summaries
Have you ever been in the act of conducting training and suddenly realize that the trainees collectively appear to be in a vegetative state? Hey. We've all been there. Your stomach knots up, your mind races, and you get a mental image of yourself running out of the room screaming. As if even that would wake them up!
Well, don't give in. In the 9-20-2009 online edition of Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (Argentina) reported findings indicating that some people who appear to be in vegetative or minimally conscious states...
Spouse #1: I had to take the trash out because you forgot again.
Spouse #2: I know. I didn't sleep well last night.
Spouse #1 (hefting an iron skillet): Well, you're going to get some good "sleep" right now.
It's been known for a long time that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But, most of that time, scientists got their ideas about the role of sleep by seeing how people messed up when they weren't getting any. Freud was one of the first to put a formal argument on the table. He claimed that experiences of the day were "rehearsed" during sleep and that ideas...
Chris LaBelle, an instructional designer and multimedia developer at Oregon State University, recently posted a review of 9 Educational iPhone applications, including:
Kindle for the iPhone
Abc Pocket Phonics
The Chemical Touch
In the review, he describes some of the advantages of the iPhone apps such as "seamless, motivational learning that is fun, kinesthetic and fully accessible." Mr. LaBelle's article appeared on the Electronic Papyrus blog on October 6.