Why choose Google Drive's Presentation app over Power Point? No reason, unless you are collaborating on a presentation. Since more students are working on projects electronically and from different locations, this could be a great tool.
Classroom discussion and debate is a big part of the Reading Like A Historian curriculum. Watch how you can teach students to take positions and defend their point of view with sources in a classroom debate environment.
Arlis Groves's insight:
The Teaching Channel contains a variety of videos of classroom lessons using engaging and valuable skills. I love the ones demonstrating the use of primary and secondary source documents. Here this! I scan the www and read best practices articles all the time. These videos make it super easy to see how theory works in the classroom.
As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.
You can’t swing an iPad in the hallway without hitting someone talking about becoming a 21st century teacher, 21st century student, or something involving the 21st century. While I personally am quite over that term, it fits and makes sense. I guess. (Personally, I think a better term is ‘modern’ teacher or ‘connected’ teacher rather than just stating that someone exists within this century. Kinda vague, no?)
So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? Quite simply, it’s a little more than integrating the computer lab into the classroom. In fact, classrooms should look nothing like a computer lab that we’ve come to know and instead should resemble a set of grouped students collaborating, learning with each other, and having a ‘guide on the side’ teacher who helps steer the proverbial ship.
Think you got the chops to become a 21st century teacher, a modern teacher, or at least an educator who has a classroom of engaged students? Use this handy chart to find more than two dozen ways to become the teacher you’ve always known you could be. Most of the ways are briefly explained but that’s kinda the beauty of the whole chart. You can take the sentence or two and turn it into a new teaching process that others may not already use. For example, the term ‘collaborate’ (see below) could mean just about anything to a modern teacher. Collaborate via Skype? Collaborate to try out Project-Based Learning? Collaborate to grow your PLN? The sky is the limit! In fact, these days we talk about space so much that the sky is not the limit.
Have I gotten you excited enough to start taking your own great leap into the world of modern education? I hope so. Shoot for the moon, you might hit a star. If not, use this infographic-y visual as a guide to becoming a modern teacher. If you are already one, pass this along to your friends and colleagues to make sure they’re becoming one too.
What ways would you add to this visual? Want a print-friendly PDF? Click here. Also, check out the great blog by Mia MacMeekin who made this chart!"
This article is one I didn't want to misplace. Students with global ed skills are supposed to be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Academic language is essential to have "in one's pocket."
Over the past 60 years, reading comprehension has changed its emphasis from the mastery of skills and subskills that are learned by rote and automatized to a focus on learning strategies, which are adaptable, flexible, and, most important, in the...
You can add questions to any You Tube video if you sign up for the Beta test Google just started. You can sign up by clicking here. You can add questions (only multiple choice for now) anywhere in the video.