"In this posting, we’ll look at options to increase the depth of your instruction. What you’ll notice throughout the activities is a shift to student ownership of learning, as well as the need to think at higher levels to complete the activities."
Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.
Reflection. We should ask ourselves about the information we receive.Analysis. By using our own knowledge and other data we evaluate information and arguments that reinforce or question ideas.Acquisition of information. By contrasting and collecting data from other sources we can, in many cases, confirm or reject the information we have analyzed.Creativity. This is stimulated by the need to associate ideas and knowledge with the purpose of building up our arguments.Structuring arguments. Learning to build up cases on a solid foundation in order to support the criteria we have constructed.Decision making. Learning to take decisions based on our own criteria.Commitment to our own opinions and arguments.Debate. The ability to explain and defend our ultimate criteria and contrast it with other criteria that may be as valid as our own.
Via Alfredo Calderon
Gary Harwell's insight:
Critical Thinking is something in which we all could user a little more insight.
Whether you’re actively flipping your classroom, exploring blended learning or teaching traditionally, video (relevant to your lesson, of course) has some great benefits for your students learning and memorizing. It adds a new graphic and audio component to your teaching that captures... http://elearningfeeds.com/why-you-should-add-video-to-your-teaching/
Remember that professor you had in college who took you under his wing and made you feel like you had something unique to contribute to the world? How do you know if you're doing the same for students?
We all like to throw out, "Online, e-learning,M-Learning" and any other tech stuff but what REALLY happens online every minute. This should give us some idea of the pool we are throwing our students into.
Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize education.
With its highly collaborative, online/offline format — and its attractive price tag (free!) — many schools, businesses and other organizations are ditching their expensive, clunky software for this powerful suite of tools.
Getting the students to work through the plan is not hard. It's getting the teachers to produce one or getting the teachers to have the students produce on is the problem. It's much easier but way less effective to do CELTA on PowerPoint.