“ This was my first full term as a full-time, academic, faculty teaching librarian. I entered the profession as a public educator - well, technically, para-educator, or instructional assistant. And I...”
Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das
“ I like storytelling activities and storytelling learning tools. Storytelling helps kids develop oral language skills, boost thinking skills, creativity, and imagination. While learning to put a story”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
A really useful list suggesting some great app. Includes description of how you can use them.
On any given day, you can find numerous blogs or so-called topical "news" sites offering recent stories about research claiming to show groundbreaking findings that accelerate problems related to aging. The ones that seem to get the greatest attention are those showing how this food or that food is a magical solution to all of your problems. They often go on to say something like:
"New research shows that eating chocolate daily will increase your life span by fifty years."
Have you ever posted a photo or video online that wasn’t yours? If you have, you could have broken the law. That’s scary to think about, right? Understanding copyright is an important skill, but it’s a confusing topic. Why do we have copyright laws? What are common copyright violations? To help your students better understand what copyright is, we created a simple handout to assist with your instruction.
Via Elizabeth E Charles
Now that the new school year is about to start, it would be great to devote a session with your students where you can talk to them about issues related to copyright and proper use of digital artifacts from the net.
Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.
10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick Ed note: This is an updated version of a related post published last year. Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are...
Number 1. Get them to ask their own question! This is so important and quite a difficult thing to get students to do. They are so used to answering questions given by the teacher that when it comes to creating their own questions they don't know how. A really important starting point.
The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it’s used in the context of educational technology tools that offer lessons keyed to the academic level of individual students. Other times it’s referring to the personal touch of a teacher getting to know a student, learning about their interests and tailoring lessons to meet both their needs and their passion areas. As with most education jargon, the phrase isn’t fixed, but it usually connects to the idea that not all students need the same thing at the same time. It implies choice, multiple pathways to learning, many ways to demonstrate competency and resists the notion that all students learn the same way.
Educator Mia MacMeekin has put together a clear infographic highlighting some of the ways teachers design “personalized” curriculum.
We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.
How to Develop Independent Learners www.teachersofgoodthings.com. As a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mother, my main goal was to develop independent learners, so they would prove to be self-learners for life.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
Thanks for the suggestion @slsguernsey very useful!