... on what they are learning; Keep it simple--less text the better; Easy to use and navigate--intuitive, accessible design, guidance when necessary; Incorporate visual examples; Relate to real life--authentic learning usually with ...
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.
Create a template for students to fill in that helps them structure their reflections (Until they are competent enough to work without it); Encourage students to maintain a record of their achievements and their reflections; Don't always use the...
"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”
But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."
Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!
Presentation by Jackie Gerstein for integrating the flipped classroom approach in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.
Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Ready, Set, (W)eRead!
Wesley Fryer's notes from Amy Page & Lynn Lary‘s “Ready, Set, (W)eRead! Redefining Library for the 21st Century” at the October 13, 2012, Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Seaside, Oregon.
Second, the teaching activity must develop not only positive contents, but also soft skills and what we call “meta competences” such as the ability of oneself to feel that he or she is actually learning.