Google Chrome is such a great resource for students.
I’d like to add that Zotero’s reference manager can plug in to Chrome and you can send new items to the standalone version from the browser. Also Diigo is a nice resource for teachers and its extension works well. Finally, Awesome Screenshot is great!
Social Networks are a great resource for businesses, keeping in touch with friends, and education. Social Networks help educators and students learn, stay in contact, connect, share and more. But which Social Network is best for what?
As a new teacher, I once believed that teaching and learning were one and the same. I taught, and the students learned.
These are some great steps to follow for PBL from Amber Graeber's blog. A comment made by a reader also makes sense: before step one, make sure you are assessing student needs and interests. That will lead to the "driving" (essential) question that lays the foundation for your unit.
Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias serves as director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab and coordinator of the Expert Advisory Group to the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Pre...
Some of the factors that lead to burn out are well-known, but boredom was one that was a little surprising to me. Mr. Elias also offers questions to ask oneself to determine if you are experiencing teacher burnout.
Here are some great questions content area teachers can ask themselves while implementing Common Core.
From the article:
"1) In what ways is the deep examination of a work of visual arts for elements of composition comparable, but not identical to, the process of deconstructing informational text? "2) Can a musical score in a rehearsal setting, with its own system of symbols and vocabulary, be seen and used as informational text? "3) How might a dance teacher assist students in using informational text (e.g., research and performance reviews) to inform and support making original dances? "4) How can reading, analyzing, and reflecting upon playwright and directorial statements support an actor’s understandings of the script as he brings the text to life on stage?"
“10 Ways To Ensure Parents Won’t Need To Ask ‘What Did You Do At School Today‘” by Alison Anderson was originally published on Getting Smart I think parents don’t like it, or, at the very least, get annoyed when they ask their children, “what did...
The report is less about the failures of education and more about the dire consequences to the nation because of education. The text also follows in the long shadow of President Reagan's National Commission on Excellence ...
Do you think that education can only happen in classrooms? Of course an individual should make use of technology and adopt an effective learning process that can help him/her enhance knowledge and sharpen communicative skills as well?
One of the most valuable additions to my PLN over the last year has been Christopher Tully. Christopher Tully is a multimedia technology instructor at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, adjunct professor, and trainer.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
What has come to be know as educational technology sprang from behaviorist psychology and philosophical positivism and gradually came to include the theories of (RT @MiguelEscotet: Humanism and Educational Technology Must Coexist | Scholarly Blog ...
Wendi Pillars, a veteran English-Language-learner teacher, explains how Action Research can help educators better understand and address instructional challenges.
Action Research can be a lot of fun, even if it is rigorous and demanding. I suggest all teachers try it as part of some project you are working on to improve your practice. I did it as a trainer and it taught me a lot about my style, my ability to build relationships, and my ability to guide students toward discovery.
21st Century Scholar blog posts for the week of 9/10. The 21st Century Scholar Blog is featuring the following posts for the week of September 10th: Monday: “The Nation is 'Really, Really, Really,' At-Risk: U.S.
When a teacher teaches in a lonely forestAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)This point brings me to the second question posed above, which is my extrapolation of the original to 21st century U.S.
From the article: "On those days, the tree does indeed fall in the forest. A classroom full of kids is there to be part of it and have it recorded in their memories for many years. In most such cases, their senses are engaged in their learning—they are up and about, doing things, negotiating ideas with others, measuring their success in terms of their purposes for working, speaking and listening. But there is no assessment near by to hear it, at least one that has value in the quest for superficial accountability."
This is great and speaks to the futility of standardized testing to get a good read on what really happens in the classroom.
Preface: the following is a self-indulgent, nonsensical rant about the beauty of questioning. Feel free to read on, but you’ve been warned. Clocks and old watches are miracles.
Terry often thinks that his rants are rants, but truly, you need to read this article to see a great mind at work. :)
From the article: "Questioning is the art of learning. Learning to ask important questions is the best evidence of understanding there is, far surpassing the temporary endorphins of a correct 'answer.'"
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