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"Imagine a classroom where children sit at desks embedded with ‘multi-touch’ surfaces that allow them to work simultaneously in the same physical workspace, both on their own and in collaboration with others. Imagine that this system of desks is networked and connected to a central smartboard from which the teacher can send individual assignments to different desks, send one group’s work or answers to another group, intervene if an individual or group needs assistance, or pull work up to the main board for the entire class to see. This may sound like a classroom of the future, but it is in fact a classroom of the present, developed through the joint efforts of experts at Durham University’s departments of computer science, education, and psychology."
Global education is not new. Aspirations to the “education of the human race” first appear in Lessing's treatise of that name (1780), but the idea goes back to Renaissance Europe's rather belated realization that there actually ...
Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.
Cultures of Thinking and Ron Ritchhart Questioning is a vital part of thinking, teaching and learning. We need to consider the purpose of every activity our students engage in while always looking to build higher level questioning into the daily...
"@kylepace: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators http://t.co/7LRyRWA3 from @rmbyrne #edtech #googlect"...
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already published 7 Must Have Tools to Publish Students Work but today we are updating this list to include new tools. Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly ...
Many teachers have enjoyed having an ipad of their own to use. It is a great tool for teachers, but these tools can be used to enrich the classroom experience. How can I possibly use just one ipad in the classroom?
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Shakespeare vs. menus: The battle over public school reading lists.
A PowerPoint presentation is just another form of communication, and the same rules apply to multimedia that apply to writing or verbal communication.
This article offers guidelines for using and assigning multimedia presentations in the classroom and includes a rubric based on the Five Features of Effective Writing.
When you consider adding a multimedia aid such as a slideshow to your presentation, or ask students to create a multimedia presentation, keep these four rules in mind:
1. Communication is everything.
2. Technology is only a tool.
3. Communication goes both ways.
4. Make your assessment reflect your priorities.
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
Listed below are 5 of my favorite free iPad apps (app-tivities as I call them) to use in my class.
Barbara Chow | Virginia B. Edwards | Paula Frohman | Karen Kodama | Lucia Rodriguez | Brenda Welburn | Shuhan C.
"PE Scholar is a free community resource for sharing high quality physical education resources, lesson plans, academic articles, blogs, and more." (Excellent resources from @pescholar just added to #edpsych site 4 #educators on @scoopit
Instructional coach Ben Curran offers tips on getting started with student blogging, which he says can help address the common standards in language arts. (Teachers! Have you used #blogging as a tool in your own classrooms?
TIMEHow Teachers Use Skype in the ClassroomTIMEOn Oct.
Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students.
A new survey by the Verizon Foundation finds that middle-schoolers, across income levels, are using mobile apps to learn math, do 'virtual' labs, and collaborate with peers on projects.