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Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay

Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

'Flipping' the classroom ensures students receive a personalized education tailored to their needs, say two early adopters of the model.

"After comparing the test results from both years, the data showed our students were learning more in the flipped environment than in our traditional classroom setting. Since then, our students' test scores have continued to improve, and the anecdotal feedback from students and parents has been extremely positive."

I am definitely interested in flipping my classroom every now and then!

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Laptops replace lectures in some area schools - JSOnline

Laptops replace lectures in some area schools - JSOnline | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Waukesha - Last year, Kim Crosby spent about 80% of her class time teaching math concepts at Waukesha STEM Academy. For the other 20%, she helped students individually.

"Why is memorization and fact-regurgitation so heavily valued when school leaders and employers say they want greater problem-solving and critical thinking skills from graduates?"

"What is clear, at least to Miron, is that research suggests well-executed project-based learning builds higher-level thinking skills in students, and that an engaging teacher - technology or no technology - is essential."

Go project-based learning and technology in the classroom!

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Making a Difference: Service-Learning Projects - WeAreTeachers

Making a Difference: Service-Learning Projects - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Our guest blogger, Joann Wasik,  is a Metadata Cataloger for The Gateway to 21st Century Skills.
 
Students have long been taught that, as adults, they must contribute to society in a meaningful way and for the common good.

"Service-learning, then, extends beyond the act of providing a service to include reflection, problem-solving, and a process to ultimately bring about a lasting change that benefits the community."

Also, great ideas for service learning projects included!

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Educational Technology Guy: Google announces new Google in Education resources

Educational Technology Guy: Google announces new Google in Education resources | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
MT @AFTteach & @daveandcori: #Google's #Education resource page collects all of it's education resources in one place.

Google Education would be a very good resource.

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Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program - NPR (blog)

Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program - NPR (blog) | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch ProgramNPR (blog)At a government-run public middle school in Bangalore, the blackboard's cracking, the textbooks are tattered and most of the students are barefoot.
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What is 21st century education?

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like criti...

Great video about 21st century education!

 

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Pr. William park may become a 24-hour classroom

Pr. William park may become a 24-hour classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
If all goes well, Prince William Forest Park could return to its roots as a place for kids to learn about — and enjoy — the environment.

This would be a great opportunity!  I could connect my water quality knowledge, too.

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8 Easy Ways to Get Your Students Thinking About ST... - WeAreTeachers

8 Easy Ways to Get Your Students Thinking About ST... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that many of the top careers of the future will involve science, technology, engineering and math.  So, what are you doing to integrate STEM into your everyday classroom activities?

"Have your students calculate their own scores … as well as averages, percentages and more … on each of their assignments or integrate concepts like measurement, mass and finance into your science and art classes."  Ummm, YES!

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What new research on extended school day says

What new research on extended school day says | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Two new studies are flashing warning signs about the move to extend the school day and the consequences of doing it the wrong way.

Interesting idea: push afterschool and summer programs where kids learn differently, instead of longer school days!

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