Come and join us to find out more about how to use Minecraft in Education. Listen to Sarah Zaman and Elliott Plumb who are experienced teachers and will share some examples from their classes. You will also have a chance to ask questions.
One of the things that I always recommend to schools transitioning to Google Apps for Education is to make Chrome the default browser on all of their computers. Chrome is easy to keep updated, offers a fantastic assortment of extensions, and it allows users to sync information across multiple computers and tablets.
Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.
Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are three tips for successful collaboration...
Digital Learning Now believes that it is critical that all students have access to all of the high-quality course offerings that they need to be prepared for life and work in the 21st century. Courses should be offered in different modalities, ensuring that students can learn at their own style and pace. “Course access” describes...
Last year John Green produced a Crash Course on world history. Recently, Green launched Crash Course World History 201. The new course is intended to go into more depth on some topics and fill in the gaps of the previous course. As Green states in the introduction below, the videos are not intended to prep students for the AP exam, they're intended to make students think about world history.
This webpage is a summary, written by Carol Ormand, of Marsha Lovett's presentation at the 2008 Educause Learning Initiative conference. Dr. Lovett's slides and a podcast of her presentation can be ...
There are three problems with [the autodidact's] premise, van Merriënboer and Kirschner write. The first is that novices, by definition, don’t yet know much about the subject they’re learning, and so are ill equipped to make effective choices about what and how to learn next.
The second problem is that learners “often choose what they prefer, but what they prefer is not always what is best for them;” that is, they practice tasks that they enjoy or are already proficient at, instead of tackling the more difficult tasks that would actually enhance their expertise.
Third, although learners like having some options, unlimited choices quickly become frustrating—as well as mentally taxing, constraining the very learning such freedom was supposed to liberate.
The No.1 App for Every Teacher…. | Learning and Innovation dedwards.meChrome Web Store - StayFocusd google.comStayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.Quill quill.org My daughter writes these worksheets at home. I know that she'd rather complete them online, with the instant feedback that online delivers.
"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"
The challenge of implementing disruptive innovation within a school has never been more apparent than in recent weeks, as skeptics turned giddy when Rocketship Education, one of the most innovative school systems in the nation, stumbled....
"Earlier this week at the Practical Ed Tech Summer CampI was able to use Plickers with a group for the first time. Plickers is a neat student response system that uses a teacher's iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a student response system. Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students. Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Each orientation provides a different answer. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses."
Chris Carter's insight:
I love when a product is tested by the person writing!
We tell children why it’s important to eat their vegetables. We tell them why they need to get outside and run around. But how often do we parents tell children why it’s important to sleep? “Time for bed!” is usually the end of it, or maybe “You’ll be tired tomorrow.” No wonder children regard sleep as vaguely punitive, an enforced period of dull isolation in a darkened room. But of course sleep is so much more, and maybe we ought to try telling children that.
Chris Carter's insight:
As we plan for the school year ahead, a timely reminder.