For great educators, teaching is a calling more than an occupation. That’s why educators spend so much of their time not only teaching in and beyond the classroom, but also constantly learning themselves, exploring every avenue that can make them more effective (like using Twitter for professional development).
So why would they take the time to blog at all, much less regularly? And is it something every educator should consider? To find out, we asked six Milken Educators with regular blogs on different topics to share their insights. What we learned was that there is no one reason to blog, but myriad reasons and benefits for doing so.
With EQuIP's Student Work Protocol teachers are able to find ways to strengthen lesson plans. This protocol works in groups or on an individual basis. Watch how a group of teachers use the protocol for Math and ELA lessons.
Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.
"According to an article on Time.com about the best and worst learning techniques, active learning methods (e.g. writing) are far more useful for long-term retention than passive learning methods (e.g. highlighting or underline words).
One of the best ways? Surprisingly enough: flashcards, according to research from the Association of Psychological Science."
In his University of Hawaii online course, Introduction to e-Learning, associate professor Michael Menchaca requires his students to introduce themselves to each other by creating 15-second videos on Instagram.
ATLANTA – For teachers in rural areas, technology training for classrooms can be elusive. It’s one reason why swarms of teachers, smartphones in hand, crowded around a small table covered in bar coded stickers at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, eager to learn. They listened intently on Sunday as Terra …
"It’s a beautiful thing when students can use digital tools to build real world creations. While 3D printing is still a little on the expensive side, the Foldify app does an amazing job allowing students to create their own three dimensional paper masterpieces. Using the app, students can choose different paper templates, paint them digitally, model them in 3D, then print for assembly in the real world. It really is a delightfully fun, creative and rewarding experience."
"There are lots of great apps for gathering information about current events and finding stories that are of high interest to your students. NPR has an easy to navigate website and high quality iPad app that makes it easy to find articles and interviews. In addition to accessing print content that you might find in other newspapers, NPR has audio recordings that students can listen to straight from their device. Not only is this a great option for students who may struggle to follow along with the vocabulary in a news story but it also helps students grow as listeners."
"“What would happen if we took a deep breath, stepped away from the storyboard, and crafted a fascinating narrative to guide our learners? One that our learners felt and experienced on an emotional level; that elicited a response to go, or change, or do; and above all, that resulted in the meaningful change we’re really seeking—now that’s a powerful tale!”"
"Layar is a system that allows you to turn flat 2 dimensional images into augmented reality versions in a really simple way. If you have existing displays you can simply add in video, audio or social media links to it. Follow the link to their site for more info on their system. Once the digital copy is created you simply view it through their app and the image comes to life."
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