We hear a lot about the 21st century learner – but what about the 21st century teacher? Andrew Churches investigates what makes them succeed. What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator?
A look at how PBS LearningMedia's "vast selection of rich digital media resources provides a great opportunity for blended learning that can engage students with compelling content, and directly align curriclum to the new standars."
This post looks at the four central components in the Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects) and suggests examples of media found in the PBS Learning Media materials that may be used to address the standards. Specifically it addresses the following:
* Emphasisis on informational text
* The focus on argument
* The push for media literacy
* Encouraging online collaboration and exchange of ideas
Many great suggestions are provided within each of the areas listed above.
Alan Jacobs and Timothy Carmody will examine how readers' experiences and expectations are changing in response to the new digital reading landscape, and how and why editors and publishers can address those expectations and soothe those anxieties.
Peter Usagi: " The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television. In a series of six hour-long episodes, American mythologist Joseph Campbell peeled back the layers of mystery that had once shrouded our species ancient storytelling traditions" ...
Wesley Fryer has published a book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing." This website provides information in 15 areas such as Interactive Writing, Narrated Slideshow/Screencast, Simulation and Visual Notetaking.
In each area he provides a definition, a description of the workflow, links to tools and student examples. If you are considering trying some new tools check out this website for ideas!
As I put my art room together for the start of the school year, I realized how much I depend on these three classroom management "posters". They were not bought from a storehouse of art supplies but...
This infographic reaffirms how difficult it can be to “sift and winnow” apps when there are more than 67,000 educational iPad apps. Finding the right one to support individuals with special needs can be a challenge and take time!"