A busy, but comprehensive and helpful, guide to using multiple intelligence theory in lesson design. Using MI by offering multiple entry points is a great way to differentiate and to allow all learners to engage.
Unpredictable, inconsistent, and designed to be wildly relevant for learners, their engagement, and their development.
Sandy Speicher leads IDEO’s Design for Learning domain, which brings human-centered thinking to systemic challenges in education. Her work helps educators use design tools and methods to work in new ways, to prepare for future challenges, and to transform their organizations and communities.
We all know at least one person who refuses to be drawn to technology. 'It's too difficult', 'I'm too old', 'It's not for me'....the excuses are vast and reasoning fairly simple to understand for technology is at once scary and exciting.
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
"We all know at least one person who refuses to be drawn to technology. ‘It’s too difficult’, ‘I’m too old’, ‘It’s not for me’….the excuses are vast and reasoning fairly simple to understand for technology is at once scary and exciting. For a multitude of people who have not yet experienced the draw of technology, even if they do have to use a computer, they simply do not ‘see’ beyond their own experiences."
Music & Life: An Alan Watts Animation brought to you by the publisher behind: believeyourowneyes.com
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
It is a hoax! Great analogy.......life is a musical thing and we should be dancing as we go. Goals are wonderful and necessary ( to me) but we must be present and stay aware of the ride. It is a ride.
I have children who are young adults. Praying they heard my message and take their time, experiencing everything by being present. I hope they take as long as they need to be college learners; to stay learners for life. Racing to the mortgage is an error many of us made. What a mistake!
Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.
I really love the one about what it takes to create effective elearning. http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/general/item/374-10-awesome-infographics-about-elearning ; Purpose first; logistics second!
Comic strips and cartoons are great learning and teaching materials. Students love them and you can see the excitement in their eyes the moment they know they are included in their lesson. Well, think of yourself when you were a student, I bet you had the same feelings about these materials.
Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the businesses of the future? Plenty of companies are worried that the pool might not be big enough to pick from in the future, so check out this infographic by NowSourcing to see if you’ve got the right stuff to succeed.
For those who don’t know the Gestalt Community Schools, they are an outstanding set of charter schools that believe in building better communities through education; They are achieving excellent results for their students who mainly hail from low-income communities. Innovation abounds at Gestalt’s middle and high schools where students and teachers are using a rotational blended learning model that focuses on closing skill deficits in literacy and numeracy.
In this model, students rotate through 3 learning stations:
- The first is direct instruction from the teacher,
- the second is guided practice in small groups,
- and the third is independent digital practice prescribed by the classroom teacher.
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