“ Below is a curated collection of some of the best YouTube channels created by teachers for teachers. This is a work we have published a few months ago and is meant to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access a plethora of educational video materials to use in their instruction. We have arranged these channels into the following categories: channels for science teachers, channels for math teachers, channels for chemistry and physics teachers, channels for learning English, channels for educational documentaries, and channels that provide intelligent content for students. Enjoy ”
Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The infographic below features a number of excellent books to consider. The overarching theme is personal development. All of these books have been features in previous posts here in EdTech and mLearning. For a comprehensive collection of books curated by teachers for teachers check out this section. Enjoy
Instructional strategies, according to Alberta Learning, are “techniques teachers use to help students become independent, strategic learners. These strategies become learning strategies when students independently select the appropriate ones and use them effectively to accomplish tasks or meet goals.” the strength of instructional strategies is that they determine how teachers can go about realizing their teaching objectives.
Several weeks ago, I invited Brilliant or Insane readers to join me in brainstorming a bunch of tips that could entice kids to fall in love with reading this summer. At the time, quite a few teachers I support were in the midst of rethinking traditional summertime reading ideas and I was hoping to inspire them.
Here’s what we know: when readers have choice, access to texts they are eager to read, and time to do it, they thrive. When any of these factors are compromised, they disengage quickly. The conversation that unfolded in the comments section of my Bucket List for Summer Reading post validated this perspective.
While doodling has often been seen as frivolous at best and distracting at worst, the idea of sketchnoting has grounding in neuroscience research about how to improve memory. When ideas and related concepts can be encapsulated in an image, the brain remembers the information associated with that image. William Klemm, a professor of neuroscience at Texas A&M University, says the process is akin to a zip file.
“This is a way to get your working memory to carry more,” Klemm said at a Learning and the Brain conference in San Francisco.
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.
This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.
So what does tomorrow’s leader look like? Here are four traits on the rise:
Part of the team. For a millennial workforce, working collaboratively is key – and that includes the chance to challenge and question the boss. Great leaders will spend time meeting their staff and really listening to what they have to say.Admitting mistakes. Authenticity rules, and that might mean having the courage and conviction to admit lack of knowledge or making the wrong call. Humility is critical, particularly in an age of transparency and public accountability.Multi-sector experience. Millennials are far more likely to move between jobs and sectors as they develop their career, and they’ll expect their leaders to have the same breadth of experience. The journey from shop floor to CEO isn’t as relevant for tomorrow’s workforce.Female characteristics. It’s still a shocking truth that 5% of Fortune 500 positions go to women, but the evidence shows that businesses benefit enormously from behavioural traits often considered to be female, such as emotional intelligence, diplomacy and complex social skills. Women make great leaders.
Via Rami Kantari, Ines Bieler, Gust MEES
“Just as motorists take driver’s education to learn how to react to road situations, digital age students need a course in navigating precarious situations online, such as cyberbullying and copyright infringement. That’s what led us in 2011 to develop the Digital Driver’s License (DDL) project.”
Via Deborah Welsh
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world, AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.
Life may be a little easier if you use this list of valuable web tools for teachers and students. Teachers can use this list to find tools to introduce topics, to assess students’ knowledge, to collaborate on projects, to differentiate assignments, and so much more. Students can use this list to find cool web tools to use for their collaboration and final products.
With so many choices, from “click and go” to “might want to read the manual,” teachers can easily add more web tools to their classes and truly immerse their students in their learning. If you are one of those teachers or students looking for more web tools for your lessons, dig in
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