The basic lesson design sequence for Direct Instruction–established by Madeline Hunter–includes 6 fundamental steps: 1. Anticipatory Set 2. Objective & Purpose 3. Input & Modeling 4. Checking for Understanding 5.
This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.
A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better learning outcomes?
"...well-run organizations employ technology as a way to improve their performance...Far too often, school leaders fail to consider how technology might dramatically improve teaching and learning, and schools frequently acquire digital devices without discrete learning goals and ultimately use these devices in ways that fail to adequately serve students, schools, or taxpayers."
Johnson City Press (subscription) Teacher education in US mostly ranges from mediocre to awful, says new ranking Daily Caller The vast majority of the 1,430 education programs that prepare the nation's K-12 teachers are mediocre, according to a...
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The TODAY show scans the "future" of education, featuring Knewtown, Kahn Academy, and others -- without any apparent skepticism about the costs or limitations.
"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."
It's almost officially summer, and if you’re an edtech nerd like me, you always start twitching with excitement when June rolls around (seriously, picture Elaine dancing in Seinfeld). ISTE's annual c (Excited for #ISTE13?
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