If you're short on time but looking to learn about some of the coolest and most engaging web 2.0 tools, you're in luck! From Today's Meet to Socrative, there's plenty here for a teacher on the go but in the know.
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Posters are great learning tools that we use in our classrooms. They attract students attention and they can seamlessly communicate various concepts and ideas . These ideas can range classrooom rules to key grammatical structures. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started a section called Educational Posters where we feature some awesome posters we come across online and that have a great educational value.
Robin Good: If you are looking for a good curated resource for video documentaries, and you are not looking just for mainstream stuff, Chockadoc provides over 32 different collections and over 2000 free video documentaries, immediately viewable online.
Kids learn best when they see how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind. The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-training.
The first step in writing a rubric is to investigate if the process, product or performance that students will be engaged in deserves a rubric. Once you've established that a rubric is a good fit, there are several different starting options.
I’ve long believed that teacher development, especially when it comes to technology, is best done online and over a longer period than can be accomplished with face to face training courses. Online study gives teachers the opportunity to try out new ideas with their students, think things through, and reflect on what they have learned. Working online, they can also grow within a community of teachers from around the world, learn from each other and share their learning experiences.
These principles have been at the heart of two new courses I have been developing in partnership with CELT Athens. I will be tutoring these courses from September 2012, so follow the link if you would like to find out more.
Infographics , also called information graphics, are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics give visitors a lot of complex information quickly and beautifully in a clear way...
Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.
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Project Based Learning - there are many views on this subject. This post provides a great diagram that helps to see the continua that one may consider when designing PBL. It looks at six issues: Trust (locus of control), Questioning, Collaboration, Content, Knowledge and Purpose.
For example, with Trust the continua moves from teacher directed to student directed. Based on the project you may find that the location varies.
A short description is provided for each of the six issues that you may want to consider as are additional resources.