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Maggie Rouman

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Nov 07, 12

Great webpage! It's a one-stop resource that includes everything you always wanted to know about electronic portfolios.

  • This web page provides links to publications, presentations, and support materials developed and   maintained by Dr. Helen Barrett, School   of Education, University of Alaska Anchorage (retired).
  • References & Links
  • Online Video and Podcasts

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Oct 28, 12

Great time management strategies & tips. Try this activity:
"Determine how you spend a "typical" 24-hour day:
Enter the hours or parts of hours for each activity, the total is 24 hours!Don't be discouraged if you have to go back and change time spent on each activity. "

Oct 03, 12

In a quick, informative video, ASAP Science explains the complex balance of expectations and rewards that makes slacking off so addictive. What happens in our brains? Why do we procrastinate? What we can do about it? This two minute video has some practical tips for avoiding this trap. Something all students can relate to...

Jul 07, 12

"No matter what type of school you attend, it’s important to know the definition of plagiarism. The more you know about it, the easier it will be for you to avoid doing it by mistake."

May 25, 12

If you have either attended or facilitated training in a virtual classroom you know that maintaining a high level of interactivity is key to keeping participants engaged.  Here are ten ideas for exercises to try in your next virtual classroom session:

  • 1. Discuss a picture
  • 2. Discuss a video
  • 3. Play a game

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May 12, 12

Teachers who spend time actually thinking through assignments that align with the learning outcomes of a course are the most effective at assessing the learning that has taken place. Now, however, even the most creative teachers are being stretched like never before in regards to creating assignments that work in technology-rich learning environments. While evaluating learning in the purest sense might never really be possible given the scope of variables, new technologies are making it more achievable than ever before.

May 09, 12

At first glance, the intersections between Montessori education and high-quality digital learning are not immediately apparent. To those of us with some knowledge about Montessori methods—based on formal training, general awareness or, as in my case, the observations of a parent whose children attend a Montessori school—its natural materials and deep traditions seem to stand in opposition to the vision of a futuristic, technology-rich digital or blended learning environment

Apr 22, 12

With the emergence of mobile and ubiquitous technologies there has been increased interest in exploring and thinking about the role of embodiment, and of particular relevance here, embodied cognition and embodied interaction

Apr 22, 12

Embodied Cognition is a cognitive science in which the mind, body, and the environment interact, enabling learners to acquire or construct new knowledge (Cowart, 2005). This triad of influences affords learning in goal-directed, real time environments that engages the senses, perceptions, and prior experiences (Kerka, 2002). The learner learns by doing in a social context where he interacts with the materials and with experts and novices alike to construct his own meaning. Embodied cognition is related to Situated Cognition/Learning Theory and constructivism. It also has sub-fields in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Neuroscience and Social Science.

Apr 15, 12

Learning Materials Colleagues Across Disciplines
Browse new online learning materials in different disciplines. Find new colleagues across disciplines.
Personal Collections Guest Experts
View personal collections from people in different disciplines. Find guest experts in the Virtual Speakers Bureau.
Learning Exercises    
Find learning exercises in different disciplines you can use with your students.

Apr 15, 12

Two Secondary Video Case Studies 
Presented below are three video case studies.  One of the scenarios deals with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) where many things go wrong.  The other case study is a repeat of the same IEP where things go much better.  Please view these and reflect on what you see in your Blog.  Both videos will start playing at once.  Just hit STOP on one of them.

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