“ Excellent write up about the SAMR method and iPad implementation by Richard Wells @ipadwells. Great work here to help us understand that it is a transformation of mindset. If these things were easy...”
Via John Evans
"One of the most iconic freedom fighter has just left us a couple of days ago leaving behind him a huge legacy for next generations to learn from. Nelson Mandella's life was a genuine fight for human rights and justice and it was thanks to his civil activism that apartheid was abolished in South Africa. The fight for freedom cost Nelson so dearly, 27 years of his life was spent in prison. The lessons we can draw from Nelson's eventful life experiences are inestimable and here are some of the teaching resources I have curated fro you to help yu teach your students about this legendary man."
“ This semester Edublogs is once again hosting a student blogging challenge. The Student Blogging Challenge offers a series of blogging tasks designed to help students (and teachers) improve their blogging skills.”
Via Karen Bonanno
"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common:"
Via John Evans, Karen Bonanno
Programming is the new literacy -- and your kids need to master it.
Viv Hall's insight:
"Some forecasters are calling coding the new literacy because of what kids learn in the process. Coding helps kids develop essential skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Plus, it encourages them to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use."
“Kathy Cassidy has been a pioneer leading the way with student digital portfolios. In this episode, she discusses how she gets her grade one students to create digital portfolios using edublogs. Th...”
“ Creating animations can be a fun element to add to a creative writing project. Creating the animation could be the final piece of the project in which students bring their short stories to life.”
Via Karen Bonanno
"A MaKey MaKey is a very simple to use piece of kit which can be used to add a little bit more fun to a class coding project. The MaKey Makey is a bare bones circuit board that connects to your computer via USB. There are7 terminals for attaching electrical wires to it. These are arranged like an old games controller – with up/down/left/right arrows and also spacebar and left click. A strip along the bottom allows for another wire to connect it to Earth."
Via John Evans
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