"...[H]ow do teachers prepare students for global citizenship and 21st century skills without "adding on" a whole new curriculum? Here are some suggestions and resources for building global learning communities, engaging students in global language learning, building intercultural awareness through global literature, and exploring the world through virtual travel. These ideas can be integrated into busy school days and current content areas using common technologies and instructional resources."
Jim Lerman's insight:
Excellent article with numerous ideas and resources.
If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students.
A discussion of the benefits of concept-based instruction supports the majority of attributes in the IB learner profile. Concept-based instruction requires an understanding of synergistic thinking, transfer of knowledge and social ...
This list of best practice strategies is based on “Institutional Policies/Practices and Course Design Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education,” produced by WCET in February 2009 and updated in April 2009.
"Last week, my teaching partner Sarah and I decided that we would start our procedural writing unit. I always love to teach procedural writing because there are so many fun lessons to do with procedural writing. Last year students took pictures of each other eating gingerbread cookies and they had to write out how they ate their gingerbread cookie. They completed the assignment with using the pictures that were taken and the text that they wrote to create a procedural writing video. Here is one from last year:"
"For most people, however, I recommend Google Keep, especially for anyone who uses the many products Keep integrates with. These include Chrome, Calendar, Gmail, Photos, Drive, Docs, Google Now, Google Assistant and Google Home. The integration of Keep with these other apps is powerful stuff."
"How to make “bring your own device” programs work for your schools, and how to assess your students’ reading skills without losing valuable instructional time to testing: These are among the best practices in educational technology use featured in the November/December 2012 edition of eSchool News.
This is the time to transform our educational system so all learners can compete and contribute to the global economy and workforce. The term "Personalized Learning" is a buzzword in education. The presenters will clarify what is and what is not Personalized Learning and define Personal Learning. They will share Personal Learning Toolkits that include charts, Common Core lesson examples, Personal Learner Profiles and Personal Learning Backpacks along with strategies to support the diversity of learners in the classroom. Presenters will walk you through how to transform a traditional classroom to a Stage One Personal Learning Environment.
Learn about the Six Steps to Personalize Learning!
Cheating is a plague upon schools across our nation, and it appears to be on the rise.
How can we advance academic integrity in our schools? Check out the five suggestions within this article, including "Teachers matter enormously, and can have a huge influence over whether their students cheat by their pedagogical choices and styles."
This study is a snapshot of how Ontario universities are currently promoting academic integrity (AI) online. Rather than concentrating on policies, this paper uses a semiotic methodology to consider how the websites of ...
I love using Google presentations! I use Power Point or Keynote when I present, but the collaboration feature and ability to easily publish Google presentations to the web make it my presentation tool of choice when working with students.
Biospeleology is the scientific study of cave organisms and ecosystems. In this episode, amateur biospeleologists Josh and Chuck explore the dark, dank world of caves and the weird and wonderful creatures that live in them.
The AdWords Keyword Tool has been retired! Here are our eight favorite keyword research tool for SEO and PPC keyword research.
1. FreshKey ($20 software)
FreshKey is my #1 go-to keyword research tool that allows me to see beyond the regular Google Instant suggestions and predictions that appear when I start typing things in on Google.
2) Soovle (free)
Soovle allows you to explore the most typed in keywords on multiple search engines based on the keyword root you give it. It even includes Amazon and eBay.
3) Ubersuggest (free)
Meet the keyword research tool on steroids, Ubersuggest.
Ubersuggest takes any keyword you give it and immediately gives you an almost unlimited list of alphabetized and numerical keyword variations of your original keyword.
4) Search Term/Query Reports (free-ish)
The search term/query report is a PPC report that shows you what search terms have actually triggered your ads based on the current keywords you’re bidding on. So it won’t expand your reach since your ads are already showing for those terms, but it will help you improve your quality scores and granularity within your account.
5) Google Keyword Planner (free)
The Google Keyword Planner is sometimes regarded as the alpha and omega of keyword research tools. You must have an AdWords account to access it, and that doesn’t mean you have to pay anything to use it, it’s still free.
6) WordStream’s Keyword Tool (free)
I could never forget WordStream’s very own keyword tool for both SEO and PPC keyword research.
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