We've been a part of it. We've all used it. And we've probably all noticed that it really doesn't work very well. Brainstorming sounds like a good strategy. Generate new ideas. Encourage creativity. Engage lots of people all at once. In theory, it makes all sorts of sense. But in practice, it usually falls flat. Brainstorming was…
I love project-based work. It has given my students a sense of purpose and provided a meaningful context for the skills they are learning in my class. But despite its name, I am not grading the project so much as the process of getting there. That’s where the real learning occurs. Consider these three students, …
Wow! I wrote and published a book! I was asked to write the book by edTechTeam after an online chat where I outlined what I had presented about NZ education at an event in Miami. My aim in writing the book is to inspire educators around the world to implement significant change based on the amazing initiatives…
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.
Jim Lerman's insight:
Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."
How To Create Animated Gifs For PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations. If you want to produce GIFs for an upcoming presentation, you will be happy to know that GIFs are relatively easy to create. While there are a variety of ways to make GIFs, here are a few simple options that will help you create impressive GIFs quickly.
Five or so years ago when it launched (way back when, in technology terms), Pinterest entered a social media market dominated by text. Quite simply, it brought an unprecedented visual aspect to social media which users enjoyed, though it was a fairly basic platform. Fast forward to today and you’ll find a plethora of new …
Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. This post provides an overview of how maker education is being implemented based on the teaching practices as defined by the Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy (PAH) continuum.
Uusi OPS tuo monialaiset oppimiskokonaisuudet jokaiseen kouluun. Monialainen oppimiskokonaisuus on parhaimmillaan ilmiötyöskentelyä, jossa tutkitaan yhdessä kokonaisvaltaisia, aitoja todellisen maailman ilmiöitä. Eri näkökulmista, oppiainerajat ylittäen, oppiaineita ja sisältöjä integroiden.
Kulkuri ja Kolin koulu toteuttivat yhteisen ilmiöprojektin keväällä 2015. Matkan varrella opittiin paljon paitsi ilmiöistä, myös suunnittelusta, tiedonkulusta ja yhteistyöstä. Tutustu kokemuksiimme ja löydä onnistuneen ilmiön eväät omaan projektiisi.
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