Parents, educators praise flexibility of virtual schoolsWausau Daily HeraldVirtual schools are lauded by some parents, students and educators as an invaluable alternative for a niche group of students, including those who have struggled academically...
Don't Confuse Technology With College Teaching. pcassuto | 15 août, 2012 03:31. http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/sub- By Pamela Hieronymi. This spring, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
"The Huntsville City School district is ditching textbooks and passing out laptops instead," reported a Huntsville TV station. Huntsville Alabama is one of many districts making the shift to digital learning this fall.
According to KIPP Academy, the student passing rate on Spring 2012 KIPP Common Assessment Test is 49% higher in 'flipped' classrooms, which is actually a pilot study that relies on YourTeacher's Algebra 1 iBooks which ...
Both Wallwisher and Google Docs are versitile, powerful, easy to use and free which enables teachers to use them frequently with their students and as a result, gain efficiencies in their classroom.
For example, if your students have access to iPads or laptops, consider making Wallwisher part of your daily Do Now routine to get a feel for background knowledge prior to a difficult read, identify main idea in a Do Now excerpt, write a GIST statement, or propose a question about the text.
All student responses (text or images) are pinned on a Wallwisher bulletin board where they can be discussed, peer evaluated, or even posted on your class blog to be shared with other classes or parents.
My Teacher Said Computers Not for People Like Me - Gbenga SesanAllAfrica.comFederal Government College, Idoani, Akure had just received two sets of computers and Gbenga Sesan, who was in his third year, was too excited to try his hands on the...
I know I scooped this a couple of months ago, but it has come around again. A great resource for language arts, and a model, perhaps for uses in other content areas.
Try using this video as a lesson starter, without giving context. It makes a solid point when choosing and using words in writing. Aligns well to CCSS Anchor Standard 3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
To further push rigor, ask students to critique the video (and some of the comments) for improvement in clarity, and even point of view.
It's alarming that such a simple video about word choice would illicit such impassioned dialog. Ahhh the power of words!
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