Motivating Learners: Resources

by Opal Virgo – Friday, 26 February 2016, 2:30 PM

Essential Questions

by Patricia Cross-Bishop (Patti) – Sunday, 21 February 2016, 9:31 PM

Articles (these are all linked to the articles)

http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109004/chapters/What-Makes-a-Question-Essential%A2.aspx

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Personal-Mission-Statement

Dr. Viktor E. Frankl called Man’s Search for Meaning. For a link to his book click here: http://www.authenticeducation.org/ae_bigideas/article.lasso?artid=53

http://www.ericdigests.org/1995-1/think.htm  Author: Stahl,Robert J. Using “Think-Time” and “Wait-Time” Skillfully in the Classroom. ERIC Digest.

Books

McTighe, J. Wiggins, G (2013) A Four- Phase Process For Implementing Essential Questions, 4, 44-49:  Essential Questions: Opening doors to Student Understanding.

McTighe, J. Wiggins, G (2013) Developing Questioning Autonomy, 4, 59-60: Essential Questions: Opening doors to Student Understanding

McTighe, J. Wiggins, G (2013) Response Strategies – Wait Time, 4, 52-53; Essential Questions: Opening doors to Student Understanding

Videos

      https://youtu.be/sn0bDD4gXrE

Digital Storytelling Resources

by Jeremy Boyne – Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:03 AM

Here are links to resources to help with creating a Digital Story. If you have others please add them below.

All working links

Free/Trial Software for Recording A Project 

Video Scribe (thanks Doug)

http://www.videoscribe.co/

Windows Movie Maker

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/movie-maker

iMovie for Mac

https://support.apple.com/kb/dl859?locale=en_US

MS PowerPoint

https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx

Prezi (presentation software that uses motion, zoom and spatial relationships)

https://prezi.com/business/

WeVideo (cloud based video creation platform)

Free version = 5min/month, 2GB max

Paid = $10/month, 1HR, 5GB max

https://www.wevideo.com/

Powtoon (create animated videos)

http://www.powtoon.com/

Capzles (Create rich multimedia movies, timelines, etc)

http://www.capzles.com/

Slidestory (free narration over pictures software)

http://www.slidestory.com/

Zeega (interactive slideshows)

http://zeega.com/

Photos and Videos (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons (Free Images, Video, Music)

https://creativecommons.org/

Flikr: Creative Commons (Non-Copyright Online photos)

https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

Archive.org (free pictures, movies and pictures — non-profit)

https://archive.org/

Morguefile (catalogue of high res stock photos)

http://www.morguefile.com/

Wikimedia Commons (free, shared photos)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Bigfoto (free photos)

http://www.bigfoto.com/

Fromoldbooks (Free scanned pictures from old books)

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

Stockvault (Free stock photos for non-commercial use)

http://www.stockvault.net/

Music

Audacity (Free Multi-track audio editor and recorder)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

FMA (Free Music Archive)

http://freemusicarchive.org/

Freesounds (Free music & sounds — Creative Commons)

http://www.freesound.org/browse/

SoundCloud (mix of free to download tracks & paid)

https://soundcloud.com/

Opsound (Free music)

http://www.opsound.org/

Software – Membership/$ based

Zimmer Twins (Animated Digital Storytelling)

$9.95/month

http://zimmertwins.com/splash

Animoto (professional videos using predesigned templates)

$16/month (personal), $42/month (professional)

https://animoto.com/

https://animoto.com/blog/business/how-to-narrate-your-video/

Additional Software Resources

http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=100&entryid=5656

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/list-of-best-free-digital-storytelling.html

http://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/digital-storytelling/resources

http://www.techshout.com/alternatives/2013/18/animoto-alternatives/

Group Work

Group Work

Digital Project Reflection

First I selected the topic ‘Group Work.’ Barkley (2010, p.124) identifies the effective use of group work (T/S 35) as a strategy for promoting active learning. I relied upon Barkley (2010, p.124), Merriam & Bierema (2013, p.118), Vygotsky (1980) and Brown (2015, p.8) for content, first creating the slides in PowerPoint due to the authenticity of this medium as an instructor tool. Then I practiced speaking as I progressed through the slides, changing my selection of wording and trimming until it was under the 5 minute time limit. Then I downloaded the Office Mix add-on for PowerPoint and recorded a voice-over that matched the slides. Then I saved the PowerPoint as an MP4 video, uploaded to YouTube and investigated the Creative Commons license. Included in the Digital Project: Context, Advantages, Disadvantages, Best Practices, Role of Instructor, Role of Learners, Personalized Examples and References.

Problem based learning

Barrows, H. S. (1986). A taxonomy of problem‐based learning methods. Medical education, 20(6), 481-486.

Barrows, H. S. (1996). Problem‐based learning in medicine and beyond: A brief overview. New directions for teaching and learning, 1996(68), 3-12.

Classroom Strategies: Designing Instruction (2015). Teaching with Case Studies. Humber College Centre for Teaching & Learning website accessed from http://www.humber.ca/centreforteachingandlearning/ instructional-strategies/
teaching-methods/classroom-strategies-designing-instruction /teaching-with-case-studies.html

Eyre, E. (2015). Case-study Based Learning: Enhancing Learning Through Immediate Application. Mind Tools. Accessed from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_94.htm

Hmelo-Silver, C. E., & Barrows, H. S. (2006). Goals and strategies of a problem-based learning facilitator. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 1(1), 4.

Jonassen, D. H., & Hernandez-Serrano, J. (2002). Case-based reasoning and instructional design: Using stories to support problem solving. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(2), 65-77.

Ota, C., DiCarlo, C., Burts, D., Laird, R. & Gioe, C. (2006). Training and the Needs of Adult Learners. Journal of Extension, 44(6); Tools of the Trade. Accessed from http://www.joe.org/joe/2006december/tt5.php

Savery, J. R., & Duffy, T. M. (1995). Problem based learning: An instructional model and its constructivist framework. Educational technology, 35(5), 31-38.

Schön, D. (1987). Educating the reflective practitioner. New York: Basic Books.