One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.
Offering authentic news-style bulletins, scripted to suit varying English Language Teaching competency levels. The material is suitable to support listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading & writing skills.
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.
Ce laboratoire en trois étapes, qui débutera le mercredi 30 septembre prochain, vous permettra de découvrir à quel point l’intégration de la robotique à l’enseignement favorise l’apprentissage des étudiants, mais aussi la collaboration entre départements. Hâtez-vous de vous inscrire à cette activité gratuite sur la classe de demain.
Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It helps you quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning gaps of individual students and intervene in real-time to give one-on-one help in the classroom.
If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education?
La plupart des enseignants ayant participé à l’Enquête internationale sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage (TALIS) estiment que leur rôle est d’aider les élèves à effectuer leurs propres recherches (94 %) et qu’il est préférable de laisser les élèves réfléchir eux-mêmes à des solutions pour résoudre des problèmes pratiques avant de leur montrer la marche à suivre (93 %). Ces réponses indiquent que la plupart des enseignants adhèrent à une vision constructiviste de la pédagogie...
Draw.io is one of my favourite tools and the one I use most for creating graphics and infographics. As someone who doesn’t draw very well and has only limited design abilities it has really helped me out a number of times and enabled me to produce professional looking illustrations, product mockups and teaching materials.
What it means to be literate today is significantly different to what is was in the not too distant past. Once, being able to decode text was sufficient even if barely so. Today literacy involves the ability to make meaning from a multitude of text types, formats and modalities. The skills required are more diverse and the opportunities for engagement are much expanded. This new literacy with its multiple dimensions requires teaching programmes with a broad depth and appropriate scaffolds
Today we’ve launched a brand new feature on Quizalize – the Team Game feature. The Team Game view can be shown on your interactive whiteboard, so students can see their progress in real time and your...
Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.
The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The first tip refers teachers to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal development, which frames student ability in terms of a range: what they can do unassisted, what they can do with the support of a More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), and what they cannot do even with support. This is different for each student, and understanding these ranges for students can help inform grouping decisions, whether you’re using a peer instruction model, ability grouping, or another approach.
Their mission is to promote inquiry based learning as the stance that is foundational for all aspects of life of a school community. It is based on the belief that understanding is constructed in the process of people working together to solve the problems that arise in the course of shared activity.
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