The Learnist Corner

Posted: April 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Welcome to a new world, one that is overflowing with opportunity. A world where learning is the number one priority for all! Learnist is organizing all of the wisdom of mankind in text, images, videos, and audio. Teachers, learners, parents, and many other contributors have collaborated to create an innovative site where users can organize their lesson plans and materials in one place. Learnist is a marvelous creation that encourages all users to gather what they need and create their own learnboard. With Learnist it is simple to organize a series of lesson plans, add commentary, share with colleagues, and incorporate new materials from anywhere on the internet. Learnist also uses a variety of formats that are designed to benefit students’ distinctive learning styles.1

After gathering materials and spicing up the newly designed learnboard feature, educators will have something tangible to refer to in class and students will have a great resource to work with at home, even long after the school day is over.

Learnist also makes sharing with others a simple task. Users can share what they know swiftly and comfortably by remixing anything on the web, like videos, e books, maps, blogs, podcasts, surveys, and more into a simple learning alternative that can then be shared out to others. Learnist represents a well-designed collaborative media tool that can be of assistance to both students and teachers.

4As you continue to explore the elaborate features that Learnist has to offer, you will discover how useful it really is! Users can create lessons on anything as they utilize the content from websites, blogs, YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress, UStream, Scribd, Soundcloud, Slideshare, Amazon, Google maps, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Slideshows, and more. As users browse through others learnboards, they will uncover a plethora of lesson plan ideas and receive advice from experts, professors, and fellow teachers who have also researched the topic at hand.

Learnist also makes it easy to stay up to date with current teaching strategies because it is constantly updated and every user will receive a notification when something is added to a learnboard that they follow. It also serves as a forum where discussion occurs, and as people come together to ask or answer questions, track progress, find information quickly, they can do so by searching for tags, titles, or keywords.

I highly suggest that all of you follow these steps in order to enter, “The Learnist Corner”:

  • Create an interdisciplinary unit with a colleague on a learnboard.
  • Find out what students are learning in other classes and encourage them to suggest related learning’s on your learnboards.
  • Imagine interdisciplinary lessons that connect all of students’ academic areas!
  • Create a learnboard connecting classroom materials with jobs and fields of study.
  • Encourage students to suggest learning’s that apply to career fields, college or advanced study, or life applications related to the materials you are currently studying.
  • Include multimedia materials such as songs, videos, and photos.
  • Encourage students to create their own boards.
  • Create boards with opposing or controversial opinions and engage students in debate.

With learnboards students can keep up to date and revisit their class board if they are absent3 or missing notes. The instructor may also email and tweet out the learnboard link, giving students a chance to stay on track even if they miss material that was already reviewed in class. Overall Learnist will motivate teachers to stay organized, use collaboration, make learning real, combat student boredom with technology, level the playing field, since it gives students in classes with less technology access to multimedia platforms outside the classroom, and keep students up to date.

Become a member of the winning corner by creating your own learnboard today!

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Comments
  1. Ryan Dalpiaz says:

    Some great research here, Kim. I had never heard of Learnist before, but I’m leaving with a greater understanding of it now thanks to you. What an incredible tool to have when creating a lesson. The inquiry that can be collected and share is super beneficial for a teacher because of the input that can be seen, whether it is positive or negative. Another great tool it accommodates is the ability to use other social media devices that can only serve as purposeful within the classroom. I agree with you that is will keep teachers organized and make learning real. Nice job Kim.

  2. Kim,
    I did not even know that something like this existed. Learnist sounds like a very helpful site. This is a great way to communicate with others and expand your own knowledge. There are so many things of their that can be used in the classroom, and so many different ways to teach the same subject. By adding to and searching on this site, you can expand your knowledge and find a new way to teach a subject. This is a great site to continue to expand knowledge and create new ways of using technology and teaching with it.

  3. Learnist sounds like a create tool for teachers. We see all these apps and new technologies that benefits students, but everyone seems to forget about the teachers. You mentioned Learnist allows teachers to share things with colleagues, which is so useful to teachers I feel like. This sounds like a great interactive tool for teachers and students, inside and outside the classroom. I’ll have to keep this in mind when I start my own teaching career! Great post!

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