Project-Based Learning Drives Personalized Learning. “When will I use this in real life?” This is the infamous question that many students ask math teachers. The math department at Greenwood uses that question as ...
This Aboriginal pedagogy framework is expressed as eight interconnected pedagogies involving narrative-driven learning, visualised learning processes, hands-on/reflective techniques, use of symbols/metaphors, land-based learning, indirect/synergistic logic, modelled/scaffolded genre mastery, and connectedness to community. But these can change in different settings.
Jarrod Sing, a colleague of mine passed on this excellent resource which I would highly recommend to anybody teaching students aged 9 - 90. Essentially, the lesson is a trick in which you hand out the activity sheet and ask them to follow the directions carefully, as we are focussing on following procedures today.
"If you're a teenage speaker brought in to address a crowd of teachers on the subject of how you and your peers learn best . . . what are you going to say? "I — have no clue," Ned Cephalus nervously says from behind the podium. "I'm just a very average teenage brain"—complete with backpack, zits, and a journal he keeps about school. Yet in this funny and fast-paced "NED talk," Ned knocks out eight powerful conditions of learning that can change everything for students."
Ben Kestner studied flute at the London College of music and in Berlin with Andreas Blau and after spending time playing and teaching he pursued a career in education. He is currently Middle School Principal at St. John's International School in Belgium. He believes that we need to push the reset button when we talk about the future of education and start again.
This is the third post in my series looking at what I've learned in 2013. In this post I'm going to write about personalized learning and whether BYOD or BYOM can help to give students more voice and choice.
"Middle to late in term 2 of this year we decided to survey a large cohort of our Middle Years students (Yrs. 6, 7, and 8), all of whom are involved in our 1:1 iPad Program. Over the past two years we have decided to survey our students about their iPad, or more so Mobile Technology use to assist us in gaining a slightly better understanding of their feelings and perceptions relating to the use of their devices to support their learning."
Consider an Apple TV in the classroom or looking for ways to effectively display your iPad or iPhone on a projector screen wirelessly? Check this out. (Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out via @Edudemic I especially like number 4.
"A while ago, I created this poster A Tale of Two Classrooms. It wasn't meant as a statement of Classroom B is best. It wasn't even meant as a statement of Classroom A is awful. It was meant as a representation of Classroom A and B."
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