In a rapidly changing world, today's students will need a whole new set of skills to solve tomorrow's problems. Computational thinking gives them the ability to recognize when and how technology can boost their own critical-thinking, creative and problem-solving skills in order to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.
The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. As with most education jargon, the phrase isn’t fixed, but it usually connects to the idea that not all students need the same thing at the same time. It implies choice, multiple pathways to learning, many ways to demonstrate competency and resists the notion that all students learn the same way.
LEGO® Education LearnToLearn is a hands-on educational tool that helps elementary school students experience the possibilities of what can be learned using LEGO Education solutions within Design and Engineering, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies while also building and reinforcing the most fundamental learning skills of the 21st century: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations.
Beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. iPadders have provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. Nicely integrated!
Google Keep is an excellent tool to use for creating digital sticky notes. You can use both text and images to capture and share your notes. You can also use it to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.
The visually stunning field of tilt-shift photography became a fairly big thing in the Web a couple of years ago. It uses a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model.
The conceptual age is upon us. How does your classroom need to change? This infographic presents the basics of new blended learning models that will enable you to rethink school and prepare students for the world they’re about to enter.
Terry Heick uses these sorts of stems to create “learning blends” for students–either with them, or for them. He couples these prompts with other components–technology like apps or social media channels, texts from literary classics to postmodern non-fiction, creativity, or even local matters of citizenship.
Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.
From Jackie Gerstein's resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we'd like to instill in our students. The post also includes a long, helpful list of resources for everything from how to help students develop hope, to encouraging empathy and social and emotional skills, to how to foster grit, tenacity and perseverance: an educator's guide.
A new music video by Brunettes Shoot Blondes for their song ‘Knock Knock’ uses 14 different Apple devices to tell a charming, animated love story. With synchronized iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macbooks, it’s surprising that this isn’t an Apple ad.
As with most nutrients, it’s better if you get them directly from the foods you eat. But now how am I supposed to know which foods have which vitamins? Thankfully, the Internet answered. This handy dandy infographic shows what these vitamins do, which foods they are in, and even shows you what food group they belong to.
What is Educational Technology? An Inquiry into the Meaning, Use, and Reciprocity of Technology / Qu’est-ce que la technologie pédagogique ? Un examen de la signification, de l’utilisation et de la réciprocité de la technologie