created three videos and activity packs to introduce your K-12 classroom to the creative process. Explore these resources in your classroom then join us on March 5th when we head back to Google Headquarters for a live virtual field trip where we’ll introduce your students to brainstorming ideas, digital design tools, and more!
This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences.
When I think of Professional Development for teachers in the traditional sense, I am more and more convinced that being connected as an educator is more effective in accomplishing the goal of profe...
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We couldn't agree more and love the direction that our county is going with its talent. Our new online PD platform truly allows teachers to customize their PD to fit their individual needs in this 21st century world.
The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.
The DPLA planning process began in October 2010 at a meeting in Cambridge, MA. During this meeting, 40 leaders from libraries, foundations, academia, and technology projects agreed to work together to create “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future generations.”
In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to begin work on this ambitious project. A two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted at the Berkman Center, brought together hundreds of public and research librarians, innovators, digital humanists, and other volunteers—organized into six workstreams and led by a distinguished Steering Committee—helped to scope, design, and construct the DPLA.
Today large collections of learning resources sit online, waiting to be accessed. The burden of locating these resources, assessing their quality, connecting them to related resources, and sharing them with others often falls on individual educators.
The Learning Registry makes all of these activities easier by acting as an aggregator of metadata—data about the learning resources available online—including the publisher, location, content area, standards alignment, ratings, reviews, and more.
With the help of publishers and developers who make data about online educational content available to the Learning Registry and use the Learning Registry’s open source platform to create the tools educators need, digital learning resources can now be consumed in a smart, efficient and social way.
Powerful new tools in educators' digital arsenalCherry Hill Courier PostStudents can embrace the learning styles that work best for them: visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic and logical-mathematical.
So, in an effort to promote metacognitive thinking... um... or something, I decided to try something new this year. I've posted a chart of Bloom's Taxonomy on the back wall of my classroom. (@oswego98 I've got a giant Bloom's Pyramid on my back wall.
How to Study Though learning styles differ, there are various guides that give tips on the best learning styles that have been tested and proven to give very (Read: : How to Study guide - How to Study Though learning styles differ, there are...)...
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.
Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum. For schools with Macs and iPads, the ...
Topics include:-online collaboration tools -social networking-web 2.0 tools-technology integration-higher order thinking The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional ...