“teachers and school administrators need to set clear goals when it comes to homework — and parents and students should be in on the discussion, too. "It should be a broader conversation within the community, asking what's the purpose of homework? Why are we giving it? Who is it serving? Who is it not serving?"”
Via Mel Riddile
Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.
In classrooms across the country, educators are thinking about how to integrate technology into their instruction to engage students, increase real-world connections to content, and manage coursework efficiently. Let's take a moment to reflect on some of the ed tech trends of 2015 as we start to dream about what next year will bring!
“Teachers have told us they need a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Plus, they want accurate image citations. We’ve heard you and created “Photos For Class” to meet your needs for images!”
Via Nik Peachey
TinyTap is a social platform which empowers families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own personalized interactive lessons and games and playing thousands of new ones shared daily by a worldwide community of educators and learners worldwide. Together we are building the world's largest marketplace for educational games - a community that celebrates creativity and knowledge!
“ Finland doesn't waste time or money on low-quality mass standardised testing. Instead, children are assessed every day, through direct observation, check-ins and quizzes by the highest-quality "personalised learning device" ever created - flesh-and-blood teachers. In class, children are allowed to have fun, giggle and daydream from time to time. Finns put into practice the cultural mantras I heard over and over: "Let children be children," "The work of a child is to play," and "Children learn best through play." The emotional climate of the typical classroom is warm, safe, respectful and highly supportive. There are no scripted lessons and no quasi-martial requirements to walk in straight lines or sit up straight. As one Chinese student-teacher studying in Finland marvelled to me, "In Chinese schools, you feel like you're in the military. Here, you feel like you're part of a really nice family." She is trying to figure out how she can stay in Finland permanently. In Finland teachers are the most trusted and admired professionals next to doctors, in part because they are required to have a master's degree in education with specialisation in research and classroom practice. "Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians," one Finnish childhood education professor told me. "We also have an ethical and moral responsibility to tell businesspeople to stay out of our building." In fact, any Finnish citizen is free to visit any school whenever they like, but her message was clear: Educators are the ultimate authorities on education, not bureaucrats, and not technology vendors.”
Via Miloš Bajčetić
They truly instilled within me a sense of wonder and appreciation for language, math, and science. Classrooms and textbooks have always been boring to me, but shift the education into game form and I’ll absorb every last ounce (and still be hungry for more).
Skoolbo is a great new site to help with reading and maths. Children are immersed in an incredible learning world and are highly motivated by the inbuilt rewards. Parents and teachers are equipped with an array of tools to help achieve wonderful educational outcomes for their children. And best of all – it’s free!
We grew up playing with toys that activated the most colorful realms of our imaginations. Our blocks were skyscrapers and galaxies — whatever we wanted them to be.We’re creating elegant, educational iOS apps to spark the curiosity of kids around the world today.In our apps, kids play and learn by diving into big ideas, seeing how things work, and making connections about the world they live in.
“ The following Docs Basics lessons will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Google Docs, its key features, and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of Docs, you can create a more collaborative classroom, apply research techniques in documents, provide students with real-time feedback and much more.”
Via Gerald Carey
“ The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs by - Eric Curts Table of Contents Overview How to name documents and folders How to choose sharing options: Edit, Comment, and View How to share a document with specific people How to share a document as a link How to use folders How to create folders fo...”
Via Gerald Carey
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