Have you thought of ways of improving your teaching? Teaching is an ongoing learning process. Teachers are generally keen on improving their work, after all they are in the business of "change". How do I go about making changes in the way my classroom is run or in the way my students behave or in the way my school is run? There are so many questions that go through most teachers' minds. How many questions do I ask before I start getting some answers? Action research is a great solution teachers' questions I highly recommend learning about it. What is action research? Marcia Rettig-Seitam explains that "action research is a way for teachers to find solutions to classroom problems. By collecting data and analyzing the results, teachers can change their practices in the classroom as needed. The principle of action research is to plan a change, implement the change, collect any necessary information, and analyze what happened. Action research can make use of data already being collected or needed for classroom practice."
Learning has no borders when it comes to technology. Today, students and teachers can connect for learning 24/7. They no longer need to be in the same physical space. However, connecting face-to-face in realtime is very important to the learning process. Teaching in a Live Online Class can be very rewarding for the teacher and student. There are many benefits to the face-to-face real time online learning environment that require our attention. Teaching in a asynchronous non-time dependent learning platform is not enough for today’s student. Students need immediate gratifications.
Students need to have the opportunity to be with the instructor in real time, so they can get immediate response to their questions and not have to wait. They need to see the teacher in action. What is your opinion.
Please fill in the form if you're interested in writing a chapter or chapters and collaborating on a book on teaching with technology and sharing your experiences. The first chapter/s draft is due on December 31, 2013.
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Cordis News Blueprint for reusing Europe's old industrial sites Cordis News Stephan Bartke from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, TIMBRE's project coordinator, says the researchers are developing technologies and tools for the...
M. Carroll: Colorado education mandate puts arbitrary pressure on teachers Denver Post It makes us feel more pressured and impacts our morale, especially since the process is somewhat arbitrary." Another teacher, who is also a teacher-designee...
Dr. Nellie Deutsch's insight:
Pressure is never a good thing unless you use correctly. I woud avoid reacting to it as a threat and use it to start conversations.
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The intention of using a Teaching as Inquiry cycle to inform an 'E-Learning Action Plan', was to provide staff across the curriculum areas with a tool and a process to guide their integration of e-learning tools and strategies ...
Introduction of technology In Language teaching/learningEmerging technologies make it practical to approach learning in ways that have been advocated by scientists, theorists, and educational psycholo.
Teaching Students to Learn Santa Barbara Independent The human desire to learn is not substantially different, regardless of age, unless there are physical or genetic discrepancies. We humans learn because we want to or because we need to.
Washington Post Q&A with DC area superintendents Washington Post MURPHY: “Recognizing the complexities of the teaching and learning process, it's imprudent to boil it down to only one measure and one moment in time.” STARR: “I think it is fair to...
Dr. Nellie Deutsch's insight:
Life is complex but do we through it out the window. Let's looks for ways we have not used before.
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Most likely the most effective method the instructor would learn comes from watching and also learning coming from teachers along with much more encounter. They are going to have got a whole lot much more experience in ...
Following on from that, I think Evaluation 2.0 breaks down the formative-summative divide and notions of 'the mid-term report' or 'the ex-ante report'. Evaluation 2.0 is continuous, it is dynamic and it is interactive.
Nine Rutgers-Camden students spending summer working on grant-funded researchNJ.comEmily Leibowitz, a psychology major and Cherry Hill High School East graduate from Cherry Hill, received a $3250 Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for a research...
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