The concept of the flipped classroom seems to be gaining ever increasing momentum within the field of education generally. Much of this revolves around the use of video to deliver input / lectures to students who can then come to class and do the more engaging and practical part of their work with some teacher support.
"Inquiry-based learning is founded on students taking the lead in their own learning, but it still requires considerable planning on your part [as teacher, guide, learning architect]. Projects must fit into your larger program structure, goals and plans, but the students will be actively involved in planning the projects with you and asking the questions that launch their individual inquiries."
In media studies we often look at the creation of print and digital advertisements. Traditionally, students learn many of the foundational principles for creating a layout through a lecture or text book reading, and then eventually create their own.
What if we started with creativity rather than principles?
Let your fingers do the walking over to Education.com to view a neat history activity that is appropriate for students of all ages. This lesson provides opportunities for movement, choice, and creativity.
Where I have struggled the most is with students “who already know the material.” These students need enriched – they need to be pushed to the next level. Not necessarily to the 6th grade indicators but deeper into 5th grade indicators
For those who aren't keen to create their own individual blog, a blogging team can work well to develop reflective writing and shared responsibility.In this post, Terry Freedman provides a few really practical examples of how to get your blog team going and writing!
During last night's opening keynote here at ISTE 2012 in San Diego, education creativity merchant Ken Robinson suggested that emphasizing the line between digital natives and digital immigrants may actually do more to discourage the modernization...
"In modeling our own creative process we powerfully model for our students the rewards of approaching their lives with joyful wonder, the resilience to fail, the agency to seek their own solutions. The increased creativity in faculty and in students becomes the measure of successful professional development within our schools."
A great call to action creativity in our learning design - by Dr Margaret Haviland
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article explores the benefits of nature on child development and discusses the Leave No Child Inside movement spurred by Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods." It provides a simple list of outdoor...
This article reviews the excellent book by Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Mark Lowenthal, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids, and discusses some of the common challenges experienced by bright children. Great book for parents and teachers!
Each Pecha Kucha speaker presents with a deck of 20 slides (or images) each. Each of these slides progresses automatically to the next one, after being visible onscreen for 20 seconds. This is the reason why Pecha Kucha is often called 20x20...
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