Most educational games for the iPad aim squarely at the kiddish crowd. But those punk whippersnappers who need to get off the lawn shouldn’t have all the fun. Adults can enjoy their own as well, including these!
We can't think of a better time than the holidays to learn a few forgotten tenets about the craft of listening.
Do we really know how to listen, in this society that so engaged with 21st century technology that we often seen students sitting next to each other and texting or messaging rather than having a face2face conversation. Is the art of listening being lost? Check out this post for 10 rules that might help you become a better listener.
Read on to learn how to listen actively; what it means to clean your lenses; and much more!
There is already evidence that teachers are using social media as part of teaching strategies, with the aim of encouraging students to view social networks as less of a pleasurable distraction, and more as something that can be used in projects and for personal expression in a medium they prefer.
Via Susan Bainbridge
As I noted above, the idea of the “flipped classroom” wasn’t new to 2012. Nor was it something devised by Khan Academy or TED. Video-taped lectures assigned as homework can be traced back to Colorado math teacher Karl Fisch who had his work popularized in turn by a story in 2010 by Daniel Pink who called the practice “flip thinking” or the “Fisch flip.” But well before that, many other educators were thinking about ways they could “flip” or reverse instruction: chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams recorded their lessons circa 2007. And in the 1990s, let’s not forget, Harvard professor Eric Mazur pioneered the idea of peer instruction in order to alter his own teaching practices away from heavy reliance on lecturing.
"Online Education has seen a huge surge in interest over the past few years, and with the internet evolving rapidly as well as public perception toward collaborative learning progressing, now is a dynamic time in the area of digital education. Here are seven current trends in online education that are likely to influence the near future."
My goal is not only to answer the “why do I have to take this course?” question when they enter the class but to spark and encourage a life-long interest in science. Twitter is an excellent tool to reach and teach my students about science both during the class and long after those final grades have been submitted by posting content that engages and interests students.
myHomework is an app where students can manage their school life. Available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the web, myHomework replaces the traditional student planner.
This is a great app for all students: elementary, middle school, high school, college and beyond. The most important feature of this app is that it is simple and intuitive. There's not much to it. Sometimes, apps for organizing are too time consuming to set up and use. This one is simple as 1-2-3.