I had a number of ideas for educational apps whilst teaching but at that time there wasn't anything available (without coding) for me to experiment with... this article highlights three apps where you can create your own app without coding... can't wait to try out.
Teen-sleep research findings are slowly trickling down to school systems. Studies have shown later start times help combat sleep deprivation in teens, who naturally fall asleep later. It shows a marked improvement in academic success, attendance, mental health and cut sleep-related car accidents."
A few days ago we published a post featuring what we believe are the 9 basic digital skills every teacher should have and for each of the featured skill we provided a number of key tools and apps to help you better cultivate it. Based on your interaction and feedback with this post we decided to create a poster/ infographic embedding all of these skills so you can print and use it in your class. The apps in the visual are not hyperlinked but you can check out all of the links from this chart.
Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.
While statistics on VR use in K-12 schools and colleges have yet to be gathered, the steady growth of the market is reflected in the surge of companies solely dedicated to providing schools with packaged educational curriculum, content, teacher training and technological tools to support VR-based instruction in the classroom.
With such a heavy emphasis on inquiry and investigation, it is important that educators remember how important it is to explicitly teach internet skills. I liked this simple, basic reminder of who bloggers are writing to and not writing to. I also like the occasional reminder of the original digital divide (meaning the "haves" and the "have-nots.")
The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future indicates that more than fifty percent of those entering the profession will leave within the first three to five years.
Nine years ago, the Harrington Park School District in New Jersey started down a path of reevaluation and self reflection, when we realized that we were in danger of losing teachers. We needed to “reevaluate the evaluation”—to figure out how we could bring teachers together over evaluation, as opposed to driving them apart.
The answer? The Self-Directed Growth Plan (SDGP)—an approach to teacher evaluation and student growth measurement that allows for a continual state of growth and change that effective teachers desire to gain.
The scope of future plans for the SDGP process is vast and unlimited, and as we look to the future, we see a possible path for the SDGPs to fit into our work with recertification and micro-credentials. For us, teacher evaluation and training isn’t about seat-time—it’s about learning and competencies.
Beyond teacher training, the SDGP’s true value is in the way it encourages collaboration- if carried out correctly. Promoting student growth and achievement with the SDGP model is measured by the effectiveness of essential questions that is evident almost immediately. Institutions should refrain from mundane and redundant evaluations that add to existing isolation and anxiety of educators.
If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware.
I found that my students really loved English lesson based on movies. Lesson plans have already been prepared based on films that will inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School
Students can use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves (including historical figures), or fictional characters.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Finally colleges recognise that traditional methods of lecturing in does not work. A number of US schools have ditched the traditional school curriculum altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working.
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.
Where should a teacher begin?” Should we just let students go or is there a process to good student-centred enquiry? Probably just letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. We need to model the skills needed
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