Active Learning Strategies
- Crossword Compiler has everything you need to create great educational, professional, and fun crossword puzzles. The program can make a vocabulary puzzle from your own words in seconds, or fill in one of the many supplied grid patterns from a word list. http://www.crossword-compiler.com/
- Fling the teacher allows you to generate multiple-choice questions. If students answer correctly, they get to fling the cartoon teacher. http://www.contentgenerator.net/fling/
- MFL Sunderland has a variety of PowerPoint and other templates to download. Jeopardy and Snake and Ladder games are available here. http://www.sunderlandschools.org/mfl-sunderland/resources%20gen%20pz.htm
Meaning Making Strategies
- A Blog about questions as starting points for writing and researching in an online environment http://elggplans.wikispaces.com/10+Self+10+Worldtem
- Quandary makes action mazes http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary.php
- Social Impact Games lists various educational games http://www.socialimpactgames.com/index.php
Constructing Meaningful Artifacts Strategies
- An example of using location maps http://elggplans.wikispaces.com/mapping
- A walled Blog for middle schools http://personallearningspace.com/login/index.php
A student film festival http://mabryonline.org/archives/2007/04/2007_film_festi.html
International Teen Life wiki allows teenagers from different locations around the globe to exchange their thoughts and perceptions of what their lives are like http://internationalteenlife.pbwiki.com/
Three-step reflective framework for electronic portfolios
This is part of my Doctorate in Education thesis research. http://bronwynhegarty.blogspot.com/
The idea is to encourage reflective writing using a template so that users step through three steps of reflection - 1. Take notice and describe the experience - what you know, think feel, need, decisions; 2. analyse the experience - why the actions and decisions, reactions, 3. Take action - what learned and how will you use it - goals.
This framework is used with a template with prompts to create evidence for electronic portfolios.
Introduction to active/cooperative learning:
Sage's journal: Active Learning in Higher Education
Jon Mueller's Authentic Assessment Toolbox
Tips for Teaching from UC-Berkeley (see esp. section 5)
Add Active Learning to Large Classes
Craig Nelson - (click on the name to find the paper or copy this out http://tinyurl.com/2tvdjx ). For some reason my edits don't always stay even though I am saving.
The link below is probably being confused as a WIKIWORD problem.
Paper on the need for changing teaching paradigms given the \increasing diversity of students:
Anything from Richard Felder of North Carolina State, particularly related to the sciences. For example:
Confessions of an E-Learner http://e-learningconfessions.blogspot.com/
Silence and Voice Blog http://silenceandvoice.com/archives/2007/09/12/pouring-in-learning/
EricPdfResources I made a separate page for them so that this page would stay neater.
Educause article on Active Learning http://www.educause.edu/apps/er/erm07/erm0752.asp
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