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Academy for Self Learners

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on June 16, 2012
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SchooX offers a pleasant way to discover and transform information to knowledge. It offers a social environment where anyone can discover, collect and review knowledge resources of any kind.

Users who know what’s what can even create online courses and promote them. By using resources of different kinds (web pages, videos, blogs, wikis, online books, documents, online courses) users can knuckle down to any subject they want and even certify their knowledge. On schooX different kinds of resources are supported with special features according to their format. Online courses, for example, are supported by an internal Learning Management Module capable of maintaining the users learning process. SchooX is great and is for everyone! On schooX everyone can be a DiscovererCollectorReviewerLearner or Instructor.


Open Resources for Blended Learning Initiatives

The Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open repository of information, resources, models, and research related to blended learning. Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenge Wave 1 grant, the Toolkit is a collaboration between the University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Skype Education amazing partnerships..

ImageSkype in the classroom is collaborating with some great organisations across the world to offer incredible educational experiences. Access the Skype partners page to explore one by one the amazingly endless student engagement and learning enhancement possibilities offered…

Helpful Tips on how to weave aspiring PLNs

Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, are a universal reality extending from family and friends teachers and students, to worldwide communities like Facebook, blogs, wikis…

Your  PLN can do wonders for your Professional development, Classroom resources and lesson plans and your students skills (Watch the Networked Student Video)

It is in fact a global learning network, enabling you build personal relationships with fellow educators, school administrators and experts from around the world, share resources, learn and collaborate and get feedback on your ideas and projects.  It’s well worth taking time and effort to build it as you’ll soon discover that your PLN is the best professional development you’ll ever have.

At the beginning, the whole process might seem overwhelming. However, creating a PLN, has proved to be the best way to get new teachers on the move.

Start with what you know! Set your goals

Open yourself to the world!

Become an active social-media (Twitter) user by visiting, choosing from hashtags that connect to your interests and  starting using them. It might seem difficult at first to follow threads of conversation but before giving up, try rethinking your strategy. It’s only a matter of weeks before you’ll be able to train others in social media practices. Remember that educators always look for innovative resources.  Thus sharing quality content, will help make more connections quickly!

Sign up in twitter,a diverse and innovative network giving you access to thousands of like minded  teachers around the world with rich backgrounds that can contribute to effective teaching and learning, complete your bio, connect to edubloggers from the Edublogs  (International Edublog DirectoryEdublog Awards Nominees) community, tweet, retweet and contribute.  Don’t forget to check your twitter interactions, email inbox daily and always respond and comment back and thank for RTs / mentions. Whenever possible start twitter topic discussions

Set a daily routine


Take one step at a time.   Read educational blogs and keep on tweeting about your professional discoveries, news, considerations. Get involved in webinar series as participant or presenter.  Share links, ideas, content with other educators and connect to those having a more in depth knowledge about different topics.

Alternatively view webinars (Serendipitiy – FineFocus) post your thoughts about them on your blog, leave comments and  links to your blog posts..

Join educator communities such as EdutopiaClassroom 2.0, and Teacher 2.0 forums that encourage and promote teacher collaboration.  Learn from others, be appreciative and help others learn.

Organise your Resources Put together livebinders, start scooping your favourite content, define your blog objectives

Don’t rush things. Let time take its course

Be resourceful and creative in the use of Skype

Be Prepared to Collaborate and Take part in projects

Blogging (wordpress)and following other blogs helps you build a strong PLN. Read , Write, Comment… Approve comments quickly, and always respond back to your posts readers

Subscribe to RSS feeds,

Use Flipboard,

Backchannel in conferences, follow conversations and highlight links

Share Bookmarks (Diigo, Delicious)

Keep up with experts (LinkedIn Teacher’s Lounge, ISTE),

Get Microsoft Learning Suite Now!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on May 10, 2012
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Get over 20 of Microsoft most popular tools and teacher resources, all in one place.
Learning Suite is a set of innovative applications for education that create a robust, creative and collaborative learning environment for students and educators…Image

Gnowledge: Create, share, learn…

Gnowledge is a free-to-use education platform where everyone can create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments.

What is edX?

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on May 6, 2012
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The future of online education is being decided by brick-and-mortar schools. As we’ve seen in recent weeks, MIT is making a massive push to allow the entire planet to get a quality online education.

Now, Harvard is adding itself to the mix. Harvard President Drew Faust and MIT President Susan Hockfield just announced the new ‘edX’ learning platform.

According to the Harvard Gazette, edX is a “transformational partnership in online education.” So that seems a bit vague. What exactly is it?

ePals: Where Learners connect…

ePals is a platform designed to promote meaningful teaching and learning, showing teachers and students how to use technology strategically to promote the fundamental learning principles essential for academic achievement. This involves creating a safe and secure content-rich environment that challenges students and educators to research smartly, collaborate with other learners of all ages, think critically, problem-solve, and communicate their learning using various web 2.0 tools. It is this way that technology serves deep learning and is not simply an add-on in the classroom.

Save Money. Study Faster. Ace the Class – BOUNDLESS

Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

I’m one of the first in line for Boundless. Looking forward to never buying and using a textbook again. Join Me!

Boundless Learning is making the world’s open educational content more useful for students by connecting them with the wealth of high quality, openly licensed, and free educational content that has been created by leading educators and institutions over the last 20 years. We work directly with pillars of the Open Educational Resources (OER) community and have an esteemed set of advisors and investors with substantial experience in education, publishing, and OER. Boundless curates the best open content to create a free learning platform that saves students money and helps them learn more efficiently.


StudySync User Video

Via Scoop.itSchooL-i-Tecs 101

StudySync™ is an innovative learning tool that connects students to the great ideas of mankind through its extensive library of classic and modern texts. Its innovative, video-based lessons model thoughtful academic discourse and support structured peer-to-peer communication.

StudySync’s® rich combination of texts and visual media provides students with important academic touchstones that help build confidence and incite thoughtful, intelligent response to all types of texts, while stimulating a desire for reading.


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