An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Four questions to ask yourself before deciding to use a piece of technology in your classroom.
"Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy. Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and seemingly divergent initiatives pulling you in a thousand directions, education can break even the most noble spirits. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are ten tips to keep you ticking when things get tough."
The post also suggests that as teachers we need to find the balance between the needs of our learners and content. For some great suggestions check out this post!
Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.
Check out the 10 free tools, including Google Search Education, Google Custom Search, the Find Tool, a variety of search engines (although I would also include Carrot2 at http://search.carrot2.org/stable/search) and more!
"Just a little reminder, Blooms HOTS ( higher order thinking skills ) are : Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating. If you are not familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy I recommend that you read : Everything you Need to Know about Bloom's Taxonomy . Here are the apps according to the HOTS mentioned above :"
Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.
Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate.