As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...
Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster. Pretty cool, right? The first time it happens, it seems like magic. After watching the video below, I knew I had to figure this augmented reality thing out. I was hooked, interested, amazed, and couldn't get enough... neither could my students!
Many students learn to play the game and give back to the teachers what their teachers want to hear without really comprehending what it is they repeating. One educator calls this inert knowledge. Others call it 'fragile', 'trivial', or 'ritual'.Research shows that the 'prior knowledge' students bring to any learning situation has been shown hard alter. Many teachers are unaware of their students prior views ignoring educationalist David Ausabel’s advice ‘ascertain what the learner knows and teach accordingly’. All too often the more teachers’ teach the more students’ curiosity, the key to learning at any age, is lost. Consider who asks all the questions in class.
"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."
Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.
Habits of Mind PostersThe following is a set of posters that can be used in your classrooms.Some suggestions for the use of the posters: Blow the posters up to A2 size. Print at A4. Use the photocopier to increase to A3.
Developers dive in to create a wealth of autism apps Los Angeles Times While there also has been a surge — albeit smaller — in apps for devices running Google Inc.'s Android operating system, researchers and families credit Apple's iPad, iPod Touch...
This is a guest post by Rachael Costello, high school librarian. Her library orientation lesson for freshman is packed with options, engagement, and interactivity. Glogster provides the platform for delivery, but Rachael fills it with her ideas and productions. I wish all students had such a thorough introduction to their school library, thinking especially about the schools closing and cutting librarians!