Daily Bookmarks 08/20/2008
ClassTools.net: Games for Education
Free games, tools, and graphic organizers, including a Venn Diagram, priority chart, timeline, and timer. You can create your own casual games with questions, like a word game based on “Space Invaders.”
Create a timeline by adding each event manually or by adding a source (Flickr, RSS, twitter, etc.) Images, music, and video can be included in events. Related services include Tickr, which lets you create a dynamic timeline with Flickr images based on search criteria, and TimeTube, which does the same for YouTube. Some people are playing with this as a way to visualize the river of information from the Connectivism course (CCK08 ) this fall.
The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed
Interview with Stewart Mader on how wikis can be used in higher ed for teaching, research, and administration. He discusses issues of “ownership” of content and how using a wiki can make assessment easier.
Ignatia Webs: My top 5 list of agonising eLearning Myths
Persistent myths about e-learning, including “it’s all about the technology” and “eLearning is putting text online and adding multiple choice questions.”
Clark Aldrich’s Style Guide for Serious Games and Simulations: Techniques for grading student performance in a simulation
When using simulations for learning, how do you assess what people have learned? Clark Aldrich shares some suggestions.