If you’ve never tried a Mystery Skype with your class, you should. It’s a highly engaging way to build important competencies in your students. A Mystery Skype is just a simple guessing game at first sight, but it’s really so much more. Two classrooms arrange to connect with each other using Skype, and then take turns asking yes/no questions to try to discover each other’s exact location. It’s a great way to make an initial connection that may lead to further collaborative learning projects.
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
HAMPTON — As the technologists at Winnacunnet High School look forward to the future, they know two things for sure in the ever-changing landscape that is 21st-century education: They need comprehensive wireless Internet access and they need modern...
I’ve long been a fan of Bloom’s Taxonomy…not necessarily for all the ways it has been pushed into different fads throughout the years, but instead for the way that it helps me (and my students) think about the learning process. It helps me approach the learning process in a more holistic way, ensuring that I don’t camp out in one way of thinking and evidencing learning for too long.
A few years ago, I created some different versions of Bloom’s Taxonomy for my students. I wanted them to really think about all the different ways that they can approach learning. You will notice that my images don’t have the traditional Bloom’s pyramid. That is intentional. Each of these ways of thinking is important in its own right.
The best list of PowerPoint presentations for teachers
The resources below include presentations created by other teachers and shared online for the community, you can use services like Slide Online, AuthorStream or even SlideShare to share the presentations but also make them available for download from websites that are based on WordPress like a blog or any other webpage.
Many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators.
Below is a set of great tutorials on the use of iPad. I have personally handpicked these resources from several online blogs, websites, and e-magazines. These guides are detailed, to the point and will definitely help you handle your iPad in an effective way. They will also introduce you to some amazing secrets about your iPad that you might have never known before.
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...
Revising that might more clearly articulate the differences between physical and digital communities, so a decent definition of digital citizenship then might be “Self-monitored participation that reflects conscious interdependence with all (visible and less visible) community members”
Information Literacy is ..."the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber and Johnston)
"The World Digital Library is a database of more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, WDL can be searched by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of resource. Search tools and content descriptions are available in seven languages..."
Take a look at the nearest creative writing school and you will find legions of adults fighting to get back to the creative freedoms of childhood and playing, the free-associating of an unfettered imagination. If you can't play, you'll never be able to write, compose, imagine, sculpt or sketch.
Common Sense Media announced a new partnership with Edmodo, the popular social network for teachers and students. They've created the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit, a set of student activities for the Edmodo platform based on our free K-12 curriculum, Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture.
The activities are designed to make it easier for teachers to introduce digital citizenship concepts like Internet safety, identity, privacy, and cyberbullying using Edmodo’s secure platform and communication and sharing tools.
Our learners need to know the rules regulating the use of copyrighted materials and there is nowhere else better than Creative Commons to do that . In this regard, I am sharing with you a video explaining what CC is all about and I am also including a great graphic on CC from Technology Enhanced Learning Blog.
Elementary education overemphasizes literacy at the expense of disciplines that lead to greater academic, professional and personal success for adults. By placing STEM disciplines at the center of elementary education, we lay the foundation necessary to meet adult personal and professional challenges while providing an environment in which to apply the 3Rs.