As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth.We are also expected to know the web tools that our students use and the new ones we can use with them in the future; but this is not always possible and because not all of our time constraints it becomes difficult to keep up the the new releases . It is at times like these that you can call upon your PLN.
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“In last week’s post – here – I looked at how we might mark students’ written work strategically, considering not just the feedback we will give them, but also the practicalities of how we expect th...”
A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Your Approach to it. “Blended Learning” has many definitions. Here’s one I really like, “Blended Learning is … a shift to online delivery for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive. Learning in multiple modalities yields more and better data that creates an integrated and customizable learning experience.”
Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. These questions are usually open in nature and tend to foster divergent thinking. Prince George’s County provides a very good explanation of each of these kinds of questions with examples of each category.
Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.
“Neuroscience is now discovering the tremendous effect a good narratives has on the formation of our brain circuitry. One impact of these narratives is developing what’s called “Fixed” and “Growth” mindset towards intelligence.”
Setting up a classroom website or blog for your classroom is as easy as pie. Before web2.0, users needed to have a sophisticated HTML and CSS knowledge before starting out on the laborious task of putting up a page into shape. Now that web2.0 is ubiquitous it no longer requires any advanced coding skills. There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes.I have handpicked a list of the most popular platofrms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy
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