Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
I esp. like tip number five. As with close reading, we need to teach students how to watch videos--closely and purposefully. I think, too, that it goes without saying that the educator needs to watch it closely before assigning it.
A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.
High school teacher uses 1-3-6 protocol to facilitate collaboration. 2 mins. Part of a new editorial partnership, this page features a weekly selection from the Teaching Channel, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality videos on inspiring and effective teaching practices.
As your students look around their classroom environment, does a visually stimulating array of primary sources surround them? As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources to promote critical thinking and inquiry.
"Thinking about using Twitter with your students ? The visual below is one of the best guide I have come across online. The graphic is created by Langwitches and provides a cognitive incentive for those reluctant teachers out there to start using social media with their students and particularly Twitter."
"In the quest to build capable readers, promoting independent, self-selected reading remains key. Creating ravenous, lifelong readers doesn’t just happen, it takes a schoolwide culture to help reach that goal.
We want kids to read more. We want them to enjoy reading. We know that reading builds vocabulary, fluency, and background knowledge.
So let’s do our part to promote and encourage independent reading across our schools. Listed below are 25 tips and ideas to help your school or district create a schoolwide reading culture that supports independent reading."