Are you using or planning to use Google Classroom in your instruction? Below is a run-down of 12 important things every student should be able to do on Google Classroom. These are basic tasks to help students manage their classes and assignments in Classroom. This work is based on guidelines provided by Google Classroom Help. The chart at the end of this post provides links to resources where students can learn more about how to go about doing each of the tasks mentioned in the visual. Enjoy
Op de website 'Nature Soundmap' vind je op dit moment 400 unieke natuurgeluidsopnamen, opgenomen in 81 landen.
"A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds." (Bron)
Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses.
One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.
Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class."
“ Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both creating lessons that promote formative possibilities...”
Via Les Howard
Roos de Groot's insight:
Veel voor flipping the classroom, maar ook videos om tijdens de les te gebruiken en andere middelen.
Teachers who are eager to assess the development of critical content knowledge or skills during the learning experience often rely on exit tickets for quick perspective. This affords teachers the opportunity to see what learning is happening and even to what degree at a moment when they’re able to respond most effectively.
Exit tickets are powerful formative assessment tools. When every student is required to complete one by nearly every teacher they have in a given day, the practice grows a bit stale, though. Ready to mix things up a bit? Consider these approaches.
Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.
“ It is not a secret that I enjoy helping teachers learn how to use video creation tools with their students. Creating videos is a process that students enjoy because the final product is something that they can share with a potentially large audience. Teachers like video projects because students get engaged in developing and sharing their best work. At the end of the project there is always a question of how to share the work. If your school doesn't block it, YouTube is a good way to share (depending on your situation you might make the videos unlisted instead of public).”
Via John Evans
Computermeester is een Vlaamse website vol met gratis educatieve spelletjes voor kleuters t/m groep 8. Wellicht ken je de site. Zo niet, dan moet je er maar eens gauw gaan kijken, want deze site bevat onnoemelijk veel leuke educatieve spelletjes....
Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.
70% of UK schools are now using mobile devices in the classroom, according to Tablets for Schools. The vast majority of those devices are likely to be iPads, yet how many schools can you name who are standout users of the device?
Roos de Groot's insight:
Waar aan gedacht moet worden qua training van leraren bij ipads in de klas
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.
"There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!). Two of my favorites iLEAP Pick A Student and Random Name Selector makes sure that you call on every student in your class. Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps to make sure that all of your students are held accountable in class discussions. Try projecting the screen from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch so that students can see which one of their peers is up next!"
It’s one of the most versatile devices in the history of… well… devices. The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality.
A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways. In the below infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees present an overview of how this shift is taking place.
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