Have you heard the words, "blended learning" in a meeting or at a conference and nodded like you knew it then, but didn't? Here is a great resource to help you walk the talk, and maybe even put this teaching strategy into your practice.
Knocking down the myths about math. Math is not about speed, memorization or learning lots of rules. There is no such thing as “math people” and non-math people. Girls are equally capable of the highest achievement. This session will include interviews with students.
Keith Fiore's insight:
An excellent course that will have you re-thinking everything (you might have been told/taught)
The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement.
The concept of the I-Search is a strategy where students select a topic they would like to explore related to a subject matter (teacher directed). The students develop a "web" showing what they know about the topic. Student example of a web is shown here
A recent report found that educators believe that the secret to effective discipline is proactively building relationships, not reacting punitively to student misbehavior. In surveys with 300 New York City public school teachers that included an open-ended question about the largest threat to school safety, the most common response was a lack of cohesive culture and positive relationships between staff and students.
Typically, rubrics are set up in a table format and can be looked at through five different components. However, rubrics do not have to be tables - they're often the easiest way to capture the various components of quality rubrics. The document is a way for the learner to self-assess without waiting for an adult's feedback, using indicators of quality that make sense (and are often informed by them). What does a good rubric look like?
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." -- Tagore, Bengali poet
As part of Edutopia's summer professional development experiences, we are starting a Web Tools Collective to explore and learn with other teachers from around the world. We plan to "study" a variety of web tools and resources, and identify ways that they can be used in the classroom. The Web Tools Collective is a flexible, open-learning experience. We will provide a learning space (Edutopia blogs and groups) and a loose structure for exploration. You are welcome to jump in and out as your schedule and interest allows. You can post daily, weekly, just once or twice, or you can even just lurk.
Often I wonder if I have mixed-up, or even mangled an expressions. Or affended someone while saying a foreign-language faux pas. Sometimes I am even confused about confusing terms, or I have a tongue malfunction and mispronounced commonly words -- Well, look no further, they're all explained in this useful guide.
A helpful source to double-check your writings before you hit submit.
Google understands the importance of finding the right information at the right time. We create tools to let you find the information you need, of the kind you need, when you need it. In most cases, a simple search works really well. But for more specialized questions, a bit of instruction in how to search improves all searcher--from middle school students to trained professionals--and lets you discover and use more, higher quality sources than ever before. Search education content with Google's Education Search
After selecting the learning objectives and assessments for the course, we need to think about the various instructional activities we will use to engage students with the material and enable them to meet the objectives. Of course, the key is to align instructional strategies with the other two components. Many instructional strategies are flexible, and can be used in service of several learning objectives, but some of them are better suited for a particular set of objectives. In most cases, we will need to use a combination of instructional strategies.
This chapter is written for two books. For the Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology (EPLTT) book, this chapter serves as an introduction. For the Foundations of Instructional Technology book, this chapter serves as an overview of learning and instructional theory. Each chapter contains a thorough description of a theory, model, or strategy along with multimedia files that support and illustrate the content. It might be useful to get a sense for today's learner before you read this book, this video discusses todays learner. Before discussing the individual chapters, it is necessary to define some of the primary terms that we are using. It is important to understand learning, cognition, and instruction. It is also useful to distinguish between theory, model and strategy. --- Kristi Leonard, Erin Kyungwon Noh, and Michael Orey Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Independent
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view.
From Scholastic - a complete digital storytelling unit plan. There are four detailed lesson plans to assist you throughout the project-based learning unit. Covers planning, writing, graphics, motion graphics, and narration. Students will learn the technological tools required to record and edit voice narration for presentation purposes ... and more
More than 1600 federal teaching and learning resources organized by subject: art, history, language arts, math, science, and others -- from FREE, the website that makes federal teaching and learning resources easy to find.
Access to the Internet brings an almost unlimited amount of content to our fingertips. Effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of this information is critical to learning. Ubiquitous access to information provides many opportunities and challenges for "formal" education systems. After all, what good is memorizing the atomic number for Iridium when you can just text Cha Cha?
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