This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. I started a list – see below. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.
"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."
Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps. A learning map is a version of a mind map specially designed for teachers and students. Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are placed on an endless canvas and are connected to each other with branches that help visualize a learning path to follow.
The Crosswalk between the UDL and Danielson FfT frameworks grew out of a need expressed by UDL experts in the field. As teachers strengthen their practices by infusing the principles of UDL in their work, their performance within the Danielson FfT improves.
Seating arrangement of desks in a classroom can have a big impact on the environment and student behavior. Here is one seating arrangement idea that works great for group learning and instructional time.
Lisa Carey's insight:
A quick and easy addition to the traditional group of desks. This video will make you question why you never thought of this before!
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