Blended · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Smart Education · Teaching

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Title: Lynda – Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Lynda - Learning Microsoft Teams for Education
Size: 152 MB | Duration: 0h 57m
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

Microsoft Teams provides a digital platform that can be used to streamline and centralize classroom resources and operations. This course helps you learn how to create a class, add class members, manage assignments, and engage in meaningful conversations with students. Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.

Topics include:
* Accessing Microsoft Teams
* Creating a class
* Customizing class settings
* Adding students to a class
* Adding tabs and channels
* Adding resources using connectors
* Chatting with students
* Managing student communication
* Starting a meeting
* Getting alerts about activities
* Sharing files and resources
* Distributing and grading assignments

Books · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Online · Smart Education · Teaching

Smart Universities

Title: Smart Universities

Author: Vladimir Uskov

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319594532 | 435 Pages

Smart Universities : Concepts, Systems, and Technologies

This book presents peer-reviewed contributions on smart universities by various international research, design and development teams. Smart university is an emerging and rapidly evolving area that creatively integrates innovative concepts; smart software and hardware systems; smart classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies and technical platforms; smart pedagogy based on modern teaching and learning strategies; smart learning and academic analytics; as well as various branches of computer science and computer engineering.

The contributions are grouped into several parts:

  • Part 1—Smart Universities: Literature Review and Creative Analysis
  • Part 2—Smart Universities: Concepts, Systems and Technologies
  • Part 3—Smart Education: Approaches and Best Practices
  • Part 4—Smart Universities: Smart Long Life Learning.

The book is a valuable source of research data and findings, design and development outcomes, and best practices for faculty, scholars, Ph.D students, administrators, practitioners and anyone interested in the rapidly growing areas of smart university and smart education.

Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Organizations · Teaching

ISTE Digital Learning Pathways

ISTE is now offering courses (pre-order for June 1st 2017) to facilitate digital learning for teachers and students. Currently there are three courses, but more are scheduled. The courses cost about $25 each but group rates are possible.

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ISTE and Metiri Group bring you direct personalized professional learning to support the ISTE student standards and digital age learning. When ISTE launched the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students they made a strategic shift from technology standards to learning standards. These new standards are organic, from the field, expert informed, human focused, and aspirational. Serving as a foundational resources for learning and teaching in a digital age the standards promote student agency, choice, and deep learning. To achieve any impact these standards necessitate a foundational knowledge base, research-backed instructional and technology integration strategies, and assessment tools that can inform teacher practice. We strategically partnered to provide you with relevant, just in time, professional learning where at least 80% of the course content can’t be found anywhere else. These rich materials, real-life examples of digital learning, and practical approaches will help any teacher in any school move the needle for their students as they shift from traditional to transformative practices that empower and engage today’s digital learners. Get started… 

Books · ICT · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawk and Anthony Clark

English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages
What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Set your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM ”science, technology, engineering, and math” skills they most enjoyand where they most excel!

How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?

Kids are curious. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?

This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.

In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.

Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!

 

Books · ICT · STEM · Teaching

Teaching and Learning Stem

Title: Teaching and Learning Stem

Authors:  Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118925815 | 337 Pages

tandlStemEducational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students’ learning. The book draws on the authors’ extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you:- Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is
– Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms
– Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach
– Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning
– Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds

The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don’t require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students’ learning.

Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · ICT · Organizations · Teaching

Shifting Minds: C21 Canada

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Two leading documents are a sequel to Shifting Minds 3.0 Redefining the Learning Landscape in Canada. They are designed to help leaders continue to seek evidence and growth of innovative system cultures that promote competencies needed in a digital economy.

Click to download full documents:
Shifting Minds Imagine A New Generation

Shifting Systems Imagine the Possibilities

Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · Teaching

Engineering Education 4.0

Title: Engineering Education 4.0

Author: Sulamith Frerich
English, German | 1 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319469150 | 996 Pages

 

 

Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences

Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences presents a collection of results from the interdisciplinary research project “ELLI” published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, the TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum between 2011 and 2016. All contributions showcase essential research results, concepts and innovative teaching methods to improve engineering education. Further, they focus on a variety of areas, including virtual and remote teaching and learning environments, student mobility, support throughout the student lifecycle, and the cultivation of interdisciplinary skills.

ICT · Online · Organizations · Periodical · Teaching

Education World April 2017

educationworldEducation World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. We update the site daily, offering:

  • Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
  • Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
  • EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
  • A huge library of professional development articles and columns.

The Education World team, including a network of skilled content providers, have maintained this free resource for educators since 1996. In order to keep the site free, Education World is funded by corporate sponsors and advertisers. The site is also part of The Educator’s Network, which simplifies educator-targeted media buying and offers efficient, optimized campaigns across multiple teacher sites via a single point of contact.

Books · Educational Philosophy · ICT · Old School · Springer · Teaching

Bridging the Skills Gap

Title: Bridging the Skills Gap: Innovations in Africa and Asia

Editors: Jayaram, S., Munge, W., Adamson, B., Sorrell, D., Jain, N. (Eds.)
Springer | English | February 2017 | ISBN-10: 331949483X | 148 pages

Highlights the importance of generating new knowledge on skills at the secondary level
Provides innovative models for skills delivery
Synthesizes important lessons from six case studies

This volume seeks toexamine the skills development agenda for youth by exploring two key questions for sustainable livelihoods: What are the skills needed for employability in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia? And, what skills are currently possessed by students and secondary school leavers? An introductory chapter will set the stage for the discussion and analysis to follow by reviewing in broad terms the current research on relevant topics such as global youth unemployment, the relationship between skills and economic growth, and the expansion of secondary education. The following chapters synthesize a series of background studies focused on Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia, including both a general overview and an in-depth look at several countries. The chapters introduce innovative models for skills delivery, and highlight some of the key elements of successful skills models, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, updated pedagogy, and innovative financing mechanisms. Each of the five core chapters of the book covers one theme, with the support of case studies to illustrate successes, challenges, and lessons in real world examples.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics: Professional and Vocational Education

Assessment · Blended · ICT · Software · Teaching

Classroom Spy

Title: EduIQ Classroom Spy Professional 4.1.3

Simple and effective classroom management software. Put classroom management to a higher level. This software lets you see what everyone’s doing – without leaving your desk. You can monitor the activity of all student computers in your classroom remotely. Plus, you can share your screen with your students’ record activity, control computers, make demos, limit the internet usage, block applications and much more.

Take Control Now
It is hard to teach a group of people how to use a computer. Discipline in classroom can be an issue. We can truly help you with this. Yes, such training isn’t easy. For someone who’s doing something right, there are probably two others doing it wrong, playing games, checking email, shopping…

Main Features:
• Displaying a live picture of a remote computer.
• You can take control of a remote computer by controlling its mouse and keyboard.
• More remote screens can be displayed in a table.
• Computers can be organized in computer groups (e.g. classrooms)
• A remote screen can be zoomed to an actual size.
• The name of the connected user is displayed.
• Record remote computers screens to MPG4 files.
• Show your desktop to students or show student desktop to students
• Power on/off, restart, hibernate, suspend remote computers
• Log off desktop users
• Lock workstation
• Clear desktop
• Control screen-saver
• Block Internet
• Block applications
• Mute remote computers
• Limit remote computers audio volume level
• Disable printing
• Disable Ctr+Alt+Del
• Blank screen
• Start program on remote computers and see the output
• Open web page on remote computers
• Multi-monitor support
• Control over running processes and applications
• You can lock selected remote computers
• You can display a message on selected remote computers.
• When lower bandwidth is required, the refresh interval can be enlarged.
• Automatic connection to a remote computer is optional.
• Settings for the agent are encrypted and password protected.
• Connection to a remote computer is password protected.
• Access to monitoring the console is password protected. If more users use the same computer, different profiles and access passwords can be set.
• More monitoring consoles can be connected to the same remote computer – you can monitor your students from different locations.
• Agent can be remotely installed.
• Fast users switching is supported.
• Multi-session support for Remote Desktop, Terminal Services, Citrix,…
• Console can be used on smart phone or tablet

What are the major benefits of using Classroom Spy Pro?
• Installation and use of the application is very easy since all of the functions can be accessed with a few mouse clicks.
• You have complete control over what remote users are doing.
• This application provides you with a live picture of the remote computer screens.
• You can make the presentation by showing your live screen to students or presenting student screen to others.
• Application allows you to take over the remote computer by controlling its mouse and keyboard.
• The remote computers´ screens are represented in the table with a customizable number of rows as thumbnails.
• Schedule remote computers desktop recording to MPEG4 files
• Execute several actions on all remote computers with on click
• Block applications and Internet access
• Log visited web pages
• Log used applications
• Log keystrokes – keylogger
• …and much more – see feature list and screen-shots

What’s New in Classroom Spy Pro 4:
• Classroom monitoring – see live screens of all students’ computers
• Show your screen to students
• Take a control (mouse & keyboard) over student computer
• Lock all students’ computers to get the attention
• Record remote computers screens to AVI files
• Execute several tools like power off, restart, hibernate, lock workstation,…
• Prevent Internet browsing (block ports, block / allow individual web sites)
• Start or stop applications and processes on remote computers
• Monitor thin clients, Terminal Services (RDP) sessions
• Can be remotely configured and installed
• Works on LAN, WLAN, VPN and Internet
• Password protected
• Multi monitor support

Supported Desktop Platforms:
• Windows XP, Windows 2003 Windows Vista (32/64) bit
• Windows 7 (32/64) bit
• Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64) bit
• Windows 10 (32/64) bit