Students show mastery of learning by rocking it out with authentic songs; with a mic...or a smartphone and a QR code jukebox. Whether they created a shared Google spreadsheet, document, or presentation, students were immersed in the process of creating poetical art in real-time, collaborative moments.
This infographic, “Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development,” outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalised, blended and Deeper Learning. It previews the topics that will be covered in the paper “Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation and Development” that Digital Promise and Getting Smart released 1 May 204..
A recent study was completed that aimed to understand how teachers use technology in their classrooms, and to identify some best practices for all to benefit from. As most of you well know, many teachers have to approach classroom technology from different angles. Some have to follow a specific set of rules from …
Rather than trying to design, create, deliver or even “control” what happens within class , teachers need for a focus on “building the new personal and social capabilities” that are are going to be required by the new “connected workers”, in order for them to work and learn effectively in the digitally connected workplace.
As with literacy and numeracy which provides skills to ' participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involved life long learner.'
There should be time set aside to throughout the year for students to learn how to act appropriately while using the net.
There are several activities and resources to help you do that with them; which I shall post on this site over the next few days. .
This infographic shows the growing expense of traditional education for college students. It gives key points that emphasise the advantages and the growing acceptance towards online education. This infographic lists the advantages of taking up an online course for both students and college professors. .
If we really want standards to rise, we need to find ways to make this kind of professional development the norm. To do that we may need to reduce the system-wide effort that is absorbed by coping with extensive, but essentially unproductive, changes.
Teachers returning from the Easter break are about to embark upon yet another phase of change; that is unprecedented in terms of its scope and speed. Will any of these new policies actually improve the problems it was designed to address?