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Through our technology dependence, from smartphones to laptops, we seem to have a keyboard attached to our fingertips at all times. Have you thought about the last time you wrote something by hand? Research shows that our brains benefit from handwriting in multiple ways.
Melissa Thompson talked with Dr. Marc Seifer, a graphologist, expert in handwriting, and the author of The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis (published in 2008). According to Seifer, the following are the main ways in which handwriting helps our brains.
Dans cet article, je partage le matériel de formation que nous utilisons, avec ma collègue Deborah Dominguez, pour faire découvrir aux enseignant·e·s 12 méthodes actives d'enseignement. Cet atelier d'1h30 se déroule en mode Jigsaw, comme dans l'atelier "Articuler le travail des étudiant·e·s en et en dehors de la classe". L'idée générale de cet atelier est de…
TEACHER LEADERSHIP & DEEPER LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS
In this new paper commissioned by the Ford Foundation, Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership and learning can fuel deeper learning for all students.
Here is what the paper tackles:
examines current reforms’ limitations and notes some promising emergent examples, (like Social Justice Humanitas Academy in LAUSD); summarizes 30 years of research about how teachers learn and lead (also drawing on stories of teachers CTQ has worked with since our founding in 1998); identifies three promising shifts that could be leveraged to create an effective system of teacher leadership and learning; and describes next steps that stakeholders (including policymakers, USDOE, state education leaders, superintendents, and others) can take to advance teacher leadership toward a more equitable public education system.
The infographic below reveals 3 big changes we can leverage now to improve public education for all students.
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!
For any educator who grew up in a world where information was scarce and difficult to access, the possibilities offered by this combination should be a revelation. Edtech enthusiasts have long been predicting the miraculous impact that technology will have on education and yet research studies continually show the minimal impact large investments in technology have had.
The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.
This is a quick post to share with you this excellent resource from Fusion Yearbooks. This is a collection of some of the most popular educational podcasts to energize your teaching. This collection comes just in time for summer holidays when you have more time to spend on your personal as well as professional development.
I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators. They are frequently veterans and usually leaders in their academic field and within their institutions.
In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. Here are some ways I have found to be successful in this endeavor.
So we are all using devices now, whether they be the 6 iPads that come to our classroom for an hour or two a week or at the other end of the scale, the school-wide one-to-one device program. This digital access brings with it a range of new decision making processes.
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