One of the biggest problems in education is motivation. The newly updated Padagogy Wheel tries to figure out how to solve that problem.
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This is another great design addressing education pedagogy all while addressing Blooms Taxonomy, cognitive domains, action verbs for objectives and questions, as well as activities and apps to address one's needs.
The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.
As we all know, the government is making a big push for CCSS. This article shared by David Miller provides an additional resource for the benefit of teachers. CC Lesson Planner is a multi-platform option to research lesson standards based on varying curriculum areas.
The Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools, a…
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This article paints a fantastic picture of how powerful collaborative writing and feedback can be in improving student writing all while addressing the 4 C's. The best piece of the post is knowing students can purchase a hard copy of their collaborative writing.
A complete educational application about the vital role of the relationship of man.
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This app is available in multiple languages. What has me seeing some benefits of the app is its interaction and use of a young boy as an explorer looking to learn more about himself and his surroundings. Students will learn about their senses, nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and more.
Ever since I came across Robin's Scoop.it site I have found some top knotch resources. When educators are looking to integrate video projects into their curriculum, one must consider what time may be needed outside of class to complete the work. Well, here is one video option that works on multiple platforms. Thus, enabling students to work on projects at home as well as school.
I have just began testing this recommendation by Richard Byrne on Free Technology 4 Teachers. But in the time I have taken to test the web resource, I have found it to live up to the billing of syncrhonizing notes to the video. Now the video used was from YouTube and the site does have an option for other videos. So, I will be looking further into what other video sources it will work with while synchronizing one's notes to Google Drive.
Yesterday Sony posted an infographic in the Sony Reader store. This infographic contains a flow chart that asks the user questions and then directs them to a particular title based on how the user answers.
Today's connected students may be more digitally aware than ever thanks to mobile technology, but this handy infographic shows a number of interesting ways that technology is being used in educational settings.
"For me, iPad workflow has to do with fluency. It is:
the fluid movement between appsthe unconscious decision what app to use in order to accomplish any given task
The workflow is almost like Grammar in a language. Grammar helps you put components of a language in the proper order, grammar rules help you use the right tense, remix word to create new meaning, the correct vocabulary words attached in combination with pronouns and conjugation help you communicate exactly what you had intended.
Silvia Resnthal Tolisano (@langwitches) is one of those amazing and inspirational educators I would truly enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with in person. One of the biggest attributes I appreciate from Silvia his her open classroom. She is always sharing student success stories.
Through those stories I start to develop visions of different approaches to use with my college students. A second aspect that I admire of Silvia is the integration of visual images. There are numerous images (some may call them mind maps or even infographics) that aide in my understanding of her approach and vision. The one shared in this post serves as a great example.
Teaching students the importance of having and using manners is nothing new to teachers. However, what has changed is the type of etiquette kids needs today—namely, the digital kind. True, please, thank you and excuse me are still significant, but in addition to these basics, students growing up in this ever-connected, social media crazed world require much more. Concepts such as online privacy, sharing and creating a positive digital footprint through the demonstration of responsible online behaviors are just as vital.
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.
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Not only does this site provide essential questions to kick start those classroom and online discussions regarding copyright, plagiarism, and cheating but it provides links to sites like Grammarly (plagiarism checker) and Digital Copyright slider.
Preview and download the course iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators on iTunes U. (RT @sjunkins: An iTunes U Course on How to Create an iTunes U Course from the brilliant mind of @TresslerTech.
One of the items I have on my mile long list of summer is to explore iTunes U as an option for my online and face-to-face pre-service course Technology in the Classroom. Thanks to this share by Jon Samuelson I may move this item closer to the top of the list. Guidance is always nice!
With Google ringing the death knell for its RSS Reader application, the July 1 curtain call has kicked a number of companies into action as they vie for the market left by Google Reader's ...
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Ping.it looks to be a promising alternative to those of us currently using Google Reader. Honestly, I have already migrated from Google Reader to Feedly but the ability to customize based on keywords and popularity has me quite interested in learning more.
Please return and let us know your thoughts on Ping.it as an alternative to Google Reader and Feedly.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
I really like the visualization of varying pedagogical approaches and questioning styles used to improve and deepen student learning. There are some great points made within the diagram that has me reflecting upon my college course.
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”
As our students become more aware of the technology around them, we as educators and parents need to spend time talking face-to-face on what is appropriate and what may need to be kept to oneself. This TeachThought post that Nik shared on his Scoop.it site is a good starting point for discussions.
I realize this post from Nik Peachey is dated November 2011 but it does still connect with learing in 2013. I find some of the recommended sites valuable options for those of us that facilitate online courses whether it is for K12, post secondary, or graduate students.
Among the 10 tools listed by Nik I am most interested in reviewing vyou.com and tricider.com. Here are Nik's descriptions for the two sites:
You can use Vyou embed a video booth that students can go at any time of day to ask you questions. The video booth gives the impression that you are always available and builds some presence on your course. The messages students send you are delivered to an inbox and you are notified so that you can answer them. Vyou also has a very handy mobile app so you can answer the questions where ever you are on your iPhone or other mobile device.
Tricider is a great tool for crowd sourcing opinion. You start with a single question problem and then you or your students can add possible solutions to the problem. Students can also add some pros and cons to the solutions and vote on the ones they prefer. These can be embedded into webpages and can give far more structure to online discussion than things like threaded forums which often become garbled and confusing.
In looking to continue the improvement of my own classroom instruction, whether it be with pre-service students or professional development sessions, I am always looking our for insightful Blooms Taxonomy approaches. This post from Learning Solutions Magazine contains a well constructed event map. Within the map one will find knowledge components mapped to presentation types that are then matched up with procedural and declartive assessment methods.