Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.
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...
Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips. Articles of the Week The Death of MOOCs Has Been Greatly Exaggerated slate.com Perhaps the course creator’s finish line and the student’s finish line are simply in two different places. Digital Life in 2025: Pew Research asks the Experts pewinternet.org Future Tech, thy name …
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.