21st Century Skills do not replace content knowledge. Rather, they are complementary building blocks to help students gain knowledge in ways that are more engaging. The convergence of data, voice, graphics, and live ...
"Yesterday, I wrote a short post about Kwiqpoll. After that post was published I got a few requests for suggestions about other web-based polling/ survey tools. Here are eleven other ways you can conduct polls and surveys online."
Have you checked out a book from your public library and read it on your iPad yet? You didn’t know you could do that? It’s possible for library patrons to borrow books from their public library, read them on the iPad’s gorgeous screen, all without leaving home or ever having to worry about an overdue library book.
The majority of public libraries offer digital media to their patrons. As e-readers and tablets become more popular, it is likely that the amount of digital content available to readers will increase, as will public libraries’ commitment to invest in digital content. (USA)
"I have jumped onto the Flipped Classroom craze to take the opportunity to propose and discuss an experiential model of education (ala John Dewey and Kurt Hahn), one that has experience at its core and provides learning options for all types of learners. In this model, the videos, as they are discussed in the flipped classroom. support the learning rather than drive it.
My series on the Flipped Classroom – The Full Picture includes the following posts:
The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education Flipped Classroom Full Picture: An Example Lesson UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture"
Here’s some ammunition for what often turns into a pitched, take-sides verbal brawl as well-intended teachers try to come to a compromise on using Twitter (in fact, many of the new Web 2.0 tools–blogs, wikis, websites that require registrations and log-ins, discussion forums. You can probably add to this list) that works for all stakeholders
On this site you will find my favourite links to free on-line services that allow you to provide your students with enhanced learning opportunities which you can then embed into, or link from, your school/college/university's website, course blog...
This is Part 3 of a four part series. In this post Step 6 and 7 are presented. Step 6 suggest that you include an advance organizer to help students apply their past knowledge and connect it to their new knowledge. A wide range of suggestions are provided as well as recources to help you with Advance Organizer.
Step 7 discuses how to incorporate formative learning and assessment. There is a discussion on formative assessments as well as a wide variety of additional resources. Links to the first two posts in this series in in this post (and they are also posted in this Scoop.it).
This is a very precise guide to using Scoop.it that Shirley Williams published on Social Media Pearls. We love the way she shared her introduction to Scoop.it:
"First, Let me share a story on my introduction to Scoop.it. I wrote a blogpost on “storytelling”. I received a trackback to Scoop.it. I followed it to find a curated post by Karen Dietz sharing her perspective and summary of my post with my link still intact. I used this new platform to thank her and started following her web-magazine (Just Story It). The outcome: Karen gained a new targeted follower and I gained new traffic to my site. Another curator, Martin Gysler did exactly the same; I really liked his posts and I started to follow him but this time I joined Scoop.it!"
A lot of you have commented on why you liked Scoop.it first because it was simple but stocked to it because of the community it provided. We love to see that happen!
I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong. Here’s why."