Both teaching and marking can take up a huge amount of a teacher’s day; the latter, in particular, especially tends to eat into supposed ‘free time’. Here, Manchester-based primary school teacher and blogger Amy Kingsley discusses one app that’s been invaluable for her literacy lessons.
“By: Amanda Nichols, BirdSleuth student intern Looking back on everything I was taught in school, I realize that a lot of things have changed from my primary school classes to today. The primary co...”
Buncee is one of my all-time favorite Web 2.0 tools for school. This is a fantastic simple to use site (w/ a drag-n-drop interface) for creating stunning presentations, projects, animations, eCards, and more.
“The great thing about any kind of project based learning — whether it involves game design or not — is that when students make meaning through creative articulations, they have to make active and intentional choices.”
“You remember the Bug Adventure box I made up for the little ones to help with their chosen bug project? There was a reason I put everything in a large plastic box, rather than the customary wooden...”
I've been hearing lately that a lot of teachers are doing Project Based Learning. In fact there is even a hashtag on Twitter that has quite a huge usage - #PBL. A bit of an explanation from Edutopia: "Confucius and Aristotle were ...
TikaTok is a project-based learning tool. This site has a bunch of colorful templates that your students can use to make eBooks. Your students can add their own photos, illustrations, and writing to make it their own creation.
Poster Maker, Pixtellerby Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I love to fool around with images. I’ve written several articles about image editors, because I think they’re useful to both the adult readers of my blog, and their children/students.
Students do their best work when the audience is real, live or online. When their work will be seen and viewed by many people, the student knows the work matters, the work is of value, and that they should do their best. In the student’s mind, there is a distinction between turning something in for the teacher versus turning something in for the greater public. Schools engage students and promote deeper learning use the 4 P’s of next gen learning: posting, publishing, presenting, and portfolio.
Via Nik Peachey
“The first thing I wanted to do was revise what makes something living alive. The reason for this is that Viruses aren't generally accepted as being a living thing, but instead of simply teaching t...”
When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements.
“This week we continued working with zoo animals and our kids have gone above and beyond our expectations. They created the perfect zoo for animals! This is the greatest aspect of doing project based learning (PBL's) with ...”
Learn about the SAGE framework for project based learning. SAGE stands for student choice, authenticity, global significance and exhibition. See how you can use this framework to deepen student learning.
Jim George's insight:
Wish this kind of learning/engagement took place in Japanese schools. Going to try & apply some of it to my business classes at least