"Planning to integrate digital portfolios in your instruction? This list of tools is a good place to start with. It contains some useful web applications that you and your students can use to easily create e-portfolios. Using e-portfolios with your students has several educational pluses that include:"
The problem with content is that it’s best graded by those who consume it, but Google and other search engines are the ones who are going to determine your page rank. That makes it a tricky dance, to be sure. High quality content should be the backbone of any SEO strategy so that new users and customers find your site organically, but with such a difficult to define metric, it can be hard to know if you’ve achieved your goal.
Christmas for kids is one of the most special times of the year, and we know it! We have hundreds of free Christmas activities for kids at Activity Village. Have a good look around, find some inspiration and ideas, and enjoy yourselves! See also Advent for Kids
Critical thinking. We all endorse it. We all want our students to do it. And we claim to teach it. But do we? Do we even understand and agree what it means to think critically?
According to Paul and Elder’s (2013a) survey findings, most faculty don’t know what critical thinking is or how to teach it. Unless faculty explicitly and intentionally design their courses to build their students’ critical thinking skills and receive training in how to teach them, their students do not improve their ski
At this time of year, I usually recommend that parents and teachers/therapists have an honest conversation via phone, Email, written note, or in person, re: which gifts can be the most meaningful and thus have the greatest impact at this time, for this particular child. My two decades “in the trenches” have taught me the importance of team collaboration that can help plan and execute an effective and enjoyable “teachable moment”.
If done right, integrating toys & tech can help facilitate cognition and self regulation. Here is my list of toys and how it can benefit a child with autism. You can use these toys as the guidelines or actual basis for your planned “teachable moment”. Good Luck!
Tweeting and retweeting is part and parcel of life on Twitter, but getting to grips with the basics is more difficult than you originally thought. For example, if you’re being retweeted by a spam account and it’s getting on your nerves, how do you block a retweet? If you’re sharing an article from somebody else’s Tweet, how can you add retweet with a comment? We’re here to answer some of the common questions about retweeting on Twitter. Believe us, there’s more to a retweet than you could ever imagine. P.S. If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to craft Tweets that will get retweeted, this blog post is one to add to you
This miniature guide, which has sold more than half a million copies, is widely used in teaching and learning, in personal and professional life. It distills the essence of critical thinking into a 24-page, pocket-sized guide. It introduces the interrelated complex of critical thinking concepts and principles implicit in the works of Richard Paul and Linda Elder. This guide is widely used at the college level. It can be used as a critical thinking supplement to any textbook or course.
Singapore’s new National Stadium has the world’s largest single-span dome. And by leaving it open at one end, its designers have given the multi-purpose pitch one of the most beautiful backdrops in sport, with one of the most efficient structures possible.