Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools.
Now we are all professionals and have never actually done this during a PD session (well I hope not) but I have certainly had the feelings to do so.. So here we go, my top 10 ways to deliver the worst PD ever in no particular order.
We’re Seeing an Explosion of Free and Low Cost Augmented Reality Tools for Education Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR
As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2016, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined.
“The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” - Jonathan Bergmann - In this way, we maximize our class time to observe students using their knowledge and supporting them where they struggle.
Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas.” Perhaps information that is discussed is retained in long term memory. Research by Webb suggests that students who worked collaboratively on math computational problems earned significantly higher scores than those who worked alone. Plus, students who demonstrated lower levels of achievement improved when working in diverse groups.
15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.
We neither need nor want to remove or diminish the role of the teacher in the lives of students. We do however need to amplify the role and the voice of students. Learning doesn’t take place unless it is consensual; a willingness on the part of the teacher, student, and family: to listen, to respond, and to understand the significance of all participants in the process.
A collection comprising some of the most popular apps in this category. The apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D graphics and interactive content. The list also includes some of the best anatomy reference apps out there.
The Apollo missions are NASA’s gift that just keeps on giving. America’s civilian space agency just released a veritable treasure trove of high resolution scanned images from the Apollo archives, many of which have never been seen before.
The term sketchnoting describes a style of visual note-taking recently gaining popularity among conference attendees. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an artist to sketchnote and to take advantage of a different type of learning and making content connections beyond conference keynotes .
Our learners live in a connected world and daily use their devices to learn about the world around them. Unfortunately, much of the news, data, and resources our students consume online is flawed or biased. We need our students to begin to use their devices for more than consuming information.
When I visit a digital age classroom where students are actively using technology tools for inquiry and creating new products to show their learning, I see a similarity to an ecosystem. The students and teacher interact within the classroom environment in an organic way to construct learning experiences.
Problem solving is one of today’s top skills—students who apply problem-solving strategies in the classroom are building important talents for college and the workforce. The math classroom is one of the best places to help students build important problem-solving practices.
This past July, after traveling three billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reached one of its celebrated destinations, Pluto. How do scientists at ground control know when something flying through outer space that fast reaches its target? It phones home, of course!
Because of rapid technological change, the need to fit more class requirements into a curriculum already filled with state-mandated courses, and the hiring practices of schools recruiting new teachers, many teachers colleges are finding it difficult to integrate technology education into their teacher preparation programs.
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