Brain Based Learning is the new kid on the block, when it comes to learning theories and philosophies. Some may question its longevity in the educational arena; others think that it is the answer to effective student learning. I have provided a link, to an instrospective view and discussion on the topic, and new paradigm. You decide if you think that Brain Based Learning is here to stay, or if it is another passing fad.
Preview the link below, and let me know what you think.
Finally! I have added voice and sound to my previous presentation on The Discussion Board. I realized that I have a lot to learn. But am so very excited at what I have learned so far. I have learned that when there are error, it is so easy to blame the program, and not the user. After checking and back-tracking, I realized that I erred in not uploading my photographs and other media first–then the slides. Something so exhausting, was so simple to correct–yet, it took me two weeks to figure it out.
Kathy Schrock, http://kathyschrock.net/edtech (background and blog list), is known for her insight on education and technology. Her actual blog, listed below, provides a collection of educational technology blogs. The fact that Schrock herself has selected the blogs and links, alphabetized them , and provided tips and tool makes her site.blog a “must-visit” for the novice educational-technology neophyte. Schrock’s alphabetized list contains individual, group, and professional organizational bloggers. The ed-tech blog topics range from: teachers-training-teachers, and the technology-savvy educator; and from K-12, to institutions of higher learning. I like Schrock’s blog, because it is a blog of blogs–a collection of many for me to connect with, and peruse through, at my leisure.
Also, on the blog’s side-bar, Schrock includes presentation, slide-shows, workshop information, her resume`and email contact information. Not only does she provide a blog ofblogs; Schrock also provides links to other resources to help the novice and veteran educator enhance and further develop their instruction, planning, and student learning with technology.
The advancements in technology have impacted my personal, social, family and career life. I don’t think there is any aspect of my life that is in unaffected by computer, cell phone or other portable communication/locator device. How did I ever make it through the day without my cell phone, cable internet, gps or lap top? I can definitely say that I am a child of the Age of Technology. From the time my programmable coffee maker awakens me to the smell of freshly perked coffee; until I sign-off on my lap top, and lay awake with the timer on my television set to automatically turn off at 11:30 pm–I am impacted by the advancements of the Technology Age.