A few years ago, I recall walking past the door of our school makerspace and noticing a crowd of kids surrounding a table. Inside a group of 5th and 6th graders were hovering around someone, listening intently to directions. As I inched closer I heard the quiet voice of a parent demonstrating how to do several hand stitches. The mom, a PTA regular and all-around super volunteer, was showing our students some basics in sewing. Both boys and girls watched as she shared tips and tricks. Soon the students dispersed and moved back to their workspaces around the room working on their pillows, shirts, purses, and other sewing projects.
The parent volunteered an hour each Tuesday around lunchtime to work with our students during our “open studio” time. She served as a facilitator and mentor to young makers in our elementary school for several years. The connection that she made with students helped to demonstrate the link between hands-on learning and its purpose in the real world, as well as the value that parents and community bring to the school setting. This type of active parent involvement is one effective way to begin building a network of creativity and innovation in your school
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.
מאמר נחמד על השינוי התרבותי-טכנולוגי במעבר ממה שמוגדר במאמר עידן המידע לעידן החוויה. המעבר מעדכונים כתובים לעדכונים מוקלטים מצולמים וכו' השיתוף של רגעי מציאות בממשקים שונים. לא בטוחה שמסכימה עם כל מילה אבל בהחלט יש השלכות מעניינות על החשיבה על חינוך ותרבות בעידן הזה.
For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow. This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way.
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing.
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כלי לבדיקת מידת האותנטיות של עבודה שמוגשת. המגיש יכול לבדוק בעצמו ולהבין שלא עמד בדרישות ההגינות והמקוריות ולתקן. מתאים לטקסטים באנגלית.
You wouldn’t just randomly choose a tool from your toolbox and feel confident it was the right one to cut a board or attach a hinge. Same goes for school makerspaces.
Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of shiny gadgets in your makerspace. You need to have the right materials to meet your goals.
Vinnie Vrotny, director of technology at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, understands how tempting it is to fill a space with the latest devices. But before you do, here are eight questions you should ask to determine if you’re choosing wisely.
InstaWeb is an excellent iPad app that allows you to easily convert web pages to PDFs for offline reading. It’s true that most of browsers come in with integrated functionalities to save webpages in different formats, but InstaWeb goes one step further in that it embeds a clutter remover feature which enables you to save webpages in a clean and ready to read PDFs. Using InstaWeb, you will be able to save any article you find online in a very reader friendly PDF format. Also, you can save your converted PDFs to cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive; share them via email or print them out using an AirPrint compatible printer. InstaWeb is free today and only for a limited period of time.
The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
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סרט דוקומנטרי על בתי ספ המפעילים למידה מבוססת פרויקטים ועל מה שקורה לתלמידים ולמורים השותפים בלמידה שכזאת.
This research project by the University of Washington in collaboration with The George Lucas Educational Foundation is studying the impact on student learning of a PBL approach to Advanced Placement courses.
Lihi Telem's insight:
מחקר מעניין ומקורות מידע ומשאבים בנושא למידה מבוססת פרויקטים
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