Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.
Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.
"In the years after the attacks of September 11, debates about how the United States should respond to the threat of terrorism remain of central importance. The death of Osama bin Laden, the rise of 'homegrown' terrorists, and the use of drones to kill suspected terrorists pose new questions and challenges for policy makers and citizens. Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy helps students consider the issues surrounding the 9.11.01 attacks and the U.S. response to terrorism in a constructive context that promotes dialogue about future policy directions." http://wp.me/p2dv5Z-1AU
Working with classmates makes school more enjoyable and research shows that the benefits of working with peers goes far beyond just the social aspect. From boosting confidence and motivation to grasping a better understanding on the information, peer learning is continuously proven to be highly effective. Student Benefits Retaining Information – When a student listens …
Student teaching provides a way for prospective educators to acquire firsthand experience in the classroom. Student teachers have the opportunity to work on the day-to-day tasks involved with education, including coming up with lesson plans, interacting and encouraging students and even taking part in after-school activities. Student teaching also offers a way to work on fostering relationships with professional educators in order to build a successful career. To enjoy all of these benefits, student teachers need to ensure that they are making the most of their experience in the classroom by taking the following steps: 1. Build relationships with teachers and students.
The Apple Keynote 2015 edition happened on 9/9/15 in the legendary Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Monster announcements were made across several of the Apple products. However, the unveiling of an all new iPad Pro got every spectator on the edge of their seats as one-after-another Apple demonstrated the glory of their tablet device. When it comes to devices for learning and teaching in classroom, I am a big fan of the iPad. The excellent quality display features, graphics, anywhere, anytime truly mobile learning solutions offered by this tablet with a lucid, highly responsive MultiTouch experience and App Store’s unlimited productivity, creativity and teaching-learning oriented solutions have made iPad an irresistible education technology tool for all educators. When Apple released its first ever iPad it might not have the huge diversity and potential that this tablet device could offer. Tim Cook himself admitted to being amazed at the diverse ways in which people had used the iPad. He called it Apple’s vision for the future of personal computing.
Since its five years of inception, iPad has truly transformed the way we create, the way we learn, and the way we work. And the all new iPad Pro is all set to take the create-work-learn paradigm to an all new level.
Editor’s note: This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Clifton is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. August is back-to-school time for most Missouri K-12 students and staff. From new clothes and supplies to freshly decorated classrooms and new teachers, …
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true. Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.
As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Great book selections from Beaverton School District Book Expert/Connoisseur, Jen Blair.
Summer slide is a concern for all parents. It's that time when schedules are off and students can fall in to bad habits. I am living proof of that. I stayed up until 3AM watching tape delayed summer league basketball while snacking on Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The one thing I have been doing this summer is reading....and before you ask, yes, reading books. I read the "interwebs" all the time, but I have fi
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