"Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students."
Gamification, and the gamification of education in particular, is a huge and complex area. We have written about gamification in the past (in the form of educational apps that gamify subjects such as maths or languages).
How are you currently engaging students in your classroom? What’s working, what’s not, and what’s missing? In today’s blog, we introduce Moodle badges, a feature designed to add reward and recognition to your classroom.
We're all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do. The post 27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School appeared first on Edudemic.
"Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience.
It is also among the most troublesome due to its relativity. Rigorous for whom? And more importantly, how can you “cause” it?
Barbara Blackburn, author of “Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word,” shared 5 “myths” concerning rigor, and they are indicative of the common misconceptions: that difficult, dry, academic, sink-or-swim learning is inherently rigorous.
Myth #1: Lots of Homework is a Sign of Rigor Myth #2: Rigor Means Doing More Myth #3: Rigor is Not For Everyone Myth #4: Providing Support Means Lessening Rigor Myth #5: Resources Do Not Equal Rigor"
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
Kathy Lynch's insight:
Awesome apps lists for the Flipped classroom and SPED
"Effective schools make a big difference in student achievement. Effective leadership makes a positive difference, too. Effective teachers, however, directly impact student learning and achievement. It’s been shown that teachers who have a large repertoire of effective instructional strategies teach differently."
While math and English language arts teachers have a much more direct call for Common Core implementation, teachers in other content areas are also being called to implement the Common Core State Sta
Kathy Lynch's insight:
I am finding that my view of my job is being reshaped. As this article and the common core suggest, while I have trained as a Science teacher, I really should have been trained to teach skills using science as the content. This article reinforces that idea and helps with my retraining.
"Dropbox is my number one productivity tool that I use every single day, both for teaching and personal purposes. If you are still toting around USB thumb-drives and moving files from your home and work computers that way, keep on reading. If not, feel free to check out some of my more advanced Dropbox articles listed below.
For the completely uninitiated, Dropbox is a cloud storage solution that is free for the everyday user. Dropbox will give you (a rather paltry) 2GB of space when you first sign up. You can increase your free space to up to 19GB by doing certain tasks (referrals will net you an extra 500MB each). If you find that you need extra space, you can opt to purchase additional storage of up to 500GB total."
Thanks for sharing, John. I teach in a different classroom every period and Dropbox has saved me from myself. I have left behind innumerable flash drives during my travels and Dropbox has eliminated the need to carry anything physical. This has been a big time and sanity saver.