Designing the classroom of the future is no easy task, mostly because it's difficult to know what the future will look like. As little as five years ago, few could have predicted the ubiquity of tablets and their accompanying need for more and more WiFi capabilities. Even the maker movement's reliance on "creative spaces" is a relatively new phenomenon.
"TED is a a great video resource I have often recommended and featured in several of my posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. TED talks are both informative and inspirational and there are a variety of ways to integrate them in your teaching. For instance, you can use them with your students to enhance their oral and communicational skills through sparking discussions around particular topics. They are also a good way for students to practice their self-expression abilities and learn how to craft cogent arguments and express their opinions. TED talks can also be used for writing practice. Students watch a talk at home and compose a written feedback in few paragraphs on its content. They can then exchange their written work with their peers and peer edit each other before they share the final work in the class blog or website."
This is the third post in a series of posts I am sharing with you to help you better make the most out of Google Scholar. After we have learned how to effectively search Google Scholar and how to sift through its search results, today's resource features 7 important tips on how to easily find and access academic and scholarly articles. It is a sort of anatomy of how Google Scholar works and how to use each of its salient features. I find this document really helpful and can be used with students in class to help them discover the potential of this academic search engine.
"... Below are 7 simple ways any teacher can implement at any time to, to some degree or another, help students pay closer attention. Provided in the following infographic from Reading Horizons are some strategies for increasing student engagement."
"Using your child’s interests, strengths, and talents you can connect them to reading they enjoy as they simultaneously builds their reading skills. Their increased reading skill will result in more satisfying reading experiences. In short, as literacy levels increase, so does the pleasure of reading.
But this can go the other way as well; celebrating reading and making progress visible can also improve ability, perseverance, and curiosity. If we can think of from multiple perspectives–using joy to promote literacy, or using literacy to create joy–we can see that it can go both ways. This can be thought of as the Reading-Pleasure Cycle.
Using the reading/pleasure cycle intentionally, a lifelong love of literacy can be developed."
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