The theory of multiple intelligences spearheaded by the celebrated cognitive scientist Howard Gardner has received so much acclaim within the educational circles since its inception some decades ago. Gardner defines intelligence as the ability to solve problems in a given context. He argues that there are at least 9 kinds of intelligences :
At first glance, the intersections between Montessori education and high-quality digital learning are not immediately apparent. To those of us with some knowledge about Montessori methods, its natural materials and deep traditions seem to stand in opposition to the vision of a futuristic, technology-rich digital or blended learning environment. Here are five intersections between Montessori education and digital learning that this author has observed as a parent to a Montessori preschooler, online educator and an education policy researcher.
Here are some great apps for storytelling and creativity. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are for creating stories in various ways and others are to help kids plan out a story. Matt has listed them in the order of importance for his classroom. The first 10 on the list are the 'must have' for all elementary classrooms.
Technology can be used to support any subject and technology to support creative writing is one such area. Here are some favourite but often overlooked sites and tools as well as some staples for inspiration, creation and publication and they work just as well in primary as they do secondary education.
Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel.
Children love the chance to explore, read, and share their favourite books. We often get so busy with all of the things we must teach them, this time is overlooked. This teacher library used Tellagami Appto create and share a quick animated avatar videos about what the children read. What fun the children had... and so many more applications!
You don't have to leave the digital world behind in order to make meditation, and its benefits, a part of your life. Here are 12 online meditation tools to help you be more present, more mindful, and more creative.
Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students' iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.
The Los Angeles public school district's troubled iPad rollout has been billed as a security fail, but experienced educators say that locking down iPads isn't the answer. Here are some suggestions on "the right way to bring iPads to schools"!
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Creating designs with words can be a great way to reinforce spelling , learning of new words and describing a theme or topics. Students can create their own designs and use them to decorate the classroom. here are 4 great apps which allow you to design using words in different ways.
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