I discovered some fabulous pedagogical portals well worth visiting for educators, both newbie and veteran. Take a look if you and your partner teachers seek a little inspiration for engaging learners in meaningful conversations and a few new activities.
There are a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free. This site has information for 15 of them. Most of the tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
Creativity and innovation have become buzzwords in education (though not as quite as trendy as hipster beards or skinny jeans). It’s easy to look at the maker movement and write it off as yet another trend in education. But what if it’s not just a trend? What if it’s an idea whose time has come? For years, schools have been stuck in a one-size-fits-all factory model, where students passively consume content. But here’s the thing: kids aren’t widgets. While one-size-fits-all works great for socks, it’s not ideal for minds. Kids need to dream and wonder and imagine. They need to design and build and tinker.
Richard Meagher's insight:
John shares stacks of really useful ideas and resources on his blog.
Creating comic strips can be a great way for students to tell stories, express understanding of content, give reports, and be creative. There are many tools available for making comics, but a great one is Google Slides. Learn how to use Google Slides, including many of the newest features, for your students (and you) to create online comic strips. Presenter: Eric Curts
Check out these fun, easy ideas to engage students using Blendspace, a free tool to create interactive lessons, activities, and more with digital content! Compiled by teacher Mike Gershon, these ideas will refocus your students on learning.
"A disaster." "Largely gaming devices." "Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible." "WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!" These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74
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