If schoolchildren are to meet their learning potential, they’ll require the right surroundings for mental stimulation. Ben Lord of Pod Space introduces a fun, informative infographic that shows school staff how this can be achieved.
Cheryl Frose's insight:
Based in the UK, but the students are students everywhere.
In today's post we are sharing with you four important Chrome apps to enhance your productivity on Google Drive. We have already reviewed each of these apps in separate posts in the past and we thought it would be practical to aggregate them in a single page for anyone to instantly access and use. Some of the things you will be able to do with these apps include: the ability to save web content and screenshots right into your Drive, a quicker way to access and create all types of files on Drive, view and edit Microsoft files on Drive, and the ability to sync and manage all your files in the cloud directly from your Google Drive page.
There are a LOT of great books for teachers out there. Picking just fifty is no easy feat but we’ve done our best to cover the best books for teachers from five different angles. Now all of these are exceptional reads. They are in no particular order. Number one is just as great a resource as number fifty. So take a browse through the list or jump direct to your area of interest.
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Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed overnight, it is a skill that can be developed. The following tips are proven to help you grow as a globally-minded leader:
Like pretty much everyone else in the field I've been immensely enjoying Tony Bates's work-in-progress, an online open textbook called Teaching in a Digital Age.
Having said that, I think my perspective is very different from his, and this summary post offers me an opportunity to highlight some of those differences. So in what follows, the key points (in italics) are his, while the text that follows is my discussion.
So what’s a teacher to do? If you plan lessons that involve students using online programs and apps, you’re likely to hit the campus firewall or possibly even risk compromising your students’ privacy. Yet, if you keep your lessons offline, you know you’re missing a huge opportunity to engage students by using technology in meaningful, real-world ways. Well, never fear, because we’ve got all of the answers you seek. Follow these steps to get your class online and using popular apps, without worrying about keeping student data private.
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.
We want our kids to be lifelong learners, to think more deeply about what they are learning in school, and to make connections to their own experiences. We want them to be engaged beyond the classroom, and it can happen with a short message.
I use Remind for things like returning signed forms or announcing a quiz, but the most important way I use the app is to prepare students for lessons by kindling thought the night before.
In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach.
Blended Learning is a big concept, an umbrella term, that contains several other sub-methods. Below are the four models that are most used in schools today.The definitions together with the accompanying videos featured here are taken from Blended Learning 101 course. This course is offered by Khan Academy ( one of the leading protagonists of blended learning approach) in partnership with the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Silicon Schools Fund.
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