On the whole, teacher compensation in the U.S. is embarrassing. To pick on marketers, some might see the fact that the average marketing manager makes twice the average salary of just about every type of teacher as just a wee bit backwards.
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"As a child, I grew up in a world that was dominated by left-brained thinking. Both my parents were in professions that required in-depth analytical thinking. The “rule” in my house was: “If you break something, try to fix it. Only THEN come ask Dad for help.” Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century. Unlike the other three, critical thinking is often difficult to reduce to bite-size pieces of understanding and challenging to teach to others."
Read on for an example of teaching critical thinking with a first grade class as well as a look at 3 underlying components to critical thinking.
Storyrobe is an exciting new digital storytelling application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Storyrobe lets you tell create digital stories using images and video from your camera or photo library. You can use the built in microphone, or any 3rd party microphone to create audio recordings with photos and videos. Use Storyrobe to tell, share, and add to others stories creating a Storyrobe™
The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield is launching a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today, and Tomorrow.” It begins June 27, 2011 and runs for eight weeks.
Rather than write off the use of Twitter in the classroom, why not accept it? From sharing notes to parent and teacher collaboration, Twitter is one of the best educational tools out there. (RT @tonnet Twitter for Education?
This week, noted educator, author, and thought leader Howard Rheingold interviewed PLP co-founder Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to answer this question: As digital media and networks make possible more networked and collaborative pedagogies, who teaches the teachers how to take advantage of the opportunities (and avoid the pitfalls) that new technologies afford?
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“Common Core Standards: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears”