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Learning Technologies by Mind Map: Learning Technologies
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Learning Technologies


Site Visits - amazing to see what we study in action

CMS, Task Flow, Importance of Metadata, Work skills for future students - if you can't do it, teach yourself how to do it, The line for copyright is really blurry - even to people who own the rights to images. Free vs. Creative Commons

JPL, There is a reason for a clearly divided storyboard, The business side of LT, Budget, Assumptions, Profit, You get what you pay for, "you can do anything with enough money and monkeys"

PolyClinic, Able to see difference $$ makes, Importance of de-briefing

Group Wiki

Collaborative work is hard

Too many opinions muddy the outcome, wording, style

clear expectations are needed

Management Systems

Course Management Systems (CMS)

Learning Content Management System (LCMS)

Course Management System, Moodle

Virtual Learning Environment, The easy out - European style b/c it covers all the systems

Virtual Worlds

Second Life, Computer speed MAJOR issue, Kept falling off the rooftop b/c of processing delay, Some relevant locations for educational 'field trips', Not a safe place to practice Spanish with native speakers, Was hit on within seconds of entering Virtual Barcelona - not student appropriate, First LT I did not enjoy/envision using - sorry just being honest

Small World, Creepy Encounters, Different social dynamic - setting people on fire?


Emersive Games vs. Flat Games, So many pre-created options

Still need to fulfill the objective

Mobile Learning

"There is an App for that", Including MindMeister & Moodle App, Apple has THOUSANDS of Apps, So many possibilities for a Spanish classroom, I bought an iPod Touch b/c I wanted to see what I could specifically recommend for my students to use for personal enrichment or remediation of specific topics, Some class use = HUGE success, My Spanish App research - list of apps, 690 PAGES of education apps on iTunes

Learning without time limitations

@ K12 level - more supplementary than primary (except netbooks in classroom)

Use what people have/like, SmartPhones, Cell Phones, iPod Touches, etc, unsure about the iPad ... not overly impressed, at least not until the bugs are worked out

Classroom Technology

Some is easier to use than others

Free vs. Paid, Many free options, but you might need to be creative to use, Tech is not cheap, it is an investment, Training necessary

Pet Peeves

Expensive, Unnecessary gadgets/websites

Using Cool Technology "Just Because"

Technology Sitting Idle

Politics of Technology

Students complaining about using technology

Misuse of technology



Always Changing

24/7 Access

Need to Evaluate Resources



Is there a need?

Have a Plan B & Plan C



Multiple types of assessment, Formal, Informal, Formative, Summative

Feedback is crucial

Reflection by teacher

Backwards Design

Test knowledge, not the tool

Importance of finding right tool


Taking Learning outside walls of classroom

PLN, blogs, Twitter



Skype, Easily bring an expert into class

Google Earth

Embed resources in blogs, wikis, Moodle



Check for alternative, pre-made solutions

Time Management, Creation Time vs. Need


How people learn

How people think

How technology has changed 1st two, Google





Students get why tech is important

Frustration w/ internet not working

Respect for other teachers struggles

Technology I want to try:

Cell Phones

iPod Touch


Green Screen Video

Power of the Ning & Backchannel Chat

Sir Ken Robinson

Students need creativity

Catering Model vs. Fast Food Model for Education

We always need to remember what is best for the kids

Expanding PLN

Mutual sharing of ideas on Twitter

Many of my followers/followees are FL teachers in Europe, so many unique ideas

Fascinated to see the flow of ideas/visible sharing

People actually reading/responding to my blog - which started out as personal reflections I wanted to remember for the future

My student voicethread has over 2,400 views - from FL teachers and family/friends of the students