This year, Code.org is launching the Hour of Code as part of the annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), a celebration geared to encourage interest in the field and show that anyone can learn the basics.
Reading aloud to kids is not only beneficial to young learners linguistic abilities but is also connected to their social and cognitive development. And the most important of them all is that only 15 minutes of read-aloud is enough to make a difference.
While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. Perhaps this is why the core standards in English-language arts include an important emphasis on developing speaking and listening, the basic tools for conversation. This eight tips can be used regularly to help students learn good conversational skills.
A good story does have to abide by certain rules and these rules are learned through practice. Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Story and WALL-E, talks some of these rules in his popular TED Talk, The clues to a great story.
Waking up and getting the day started is one of the toughest parts of the day. Everything you have to do is jumbled and floating around in your head. You want nothing more than to just stay in bed. But you can’t because you have a life and people that depend on you. It’s bad enough that you have responsibilities, but you have to dress nice too?!
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Differencebetween.net not only facilitates your understanding of a topic, but it also enables you to differentiate two similar subjects. The site provides you with instant information on various topics. The subjects are organized into a range of categories from ‘Business’ to ‘Technology’. Some examples include:
Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 Difference Between LCD and LED Televisions Difference Between Goals and Objectives
Younger kids typically love to draw and aren’t too worried about the outcomes of their artwork — until they get older. By the time they’ve learned to read and write, art takes a back burner to academics, primarily because of what most schools prioritize. Over time it becomes harder for kids to think in pictures the way they once did. But what if students were encouraged to think in pictures alongside words?
Whether it’s green, black, white, or oolong , a steamy cup o’ tea should be in your hands at all times. From chamomile to rooibos, the endless entourage of healthy and heartwarming teas can make you a superhuman. Literally.
The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area.
Whether you want to start a new project, write an essay, or plan an event, brainstorming is an effective method to outsource ideas and create mind maps. Brainstorming a topic before writing about it can help students focus their ideas and direct them in the writing process.
One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated." I'd like to propose that by simply incorporating a range of practices that allow ourselves and others to express gratitude, we might transform our schools.
Explore the ready-to-use curriculum, including detailed lesson plans, student worksheets, and class demonstrations. Microsoft's Teacher's Resources have developed this critical thinking and web research curriculum guide.
Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!
Andrea Zeitz's insight:
Fibonacci allowed me to see the natural beauty in numbers and the amazing interplay of numbers in nature. Every student needs know this magic.
Ask, Don’t Tell: Powerful Questioning in the Classroom addresses how artful questioning may be the most powerful tool a teacher has in his/her instructional tool kit to manage the class, engage students with the subject matter, encourage dialogue, and deepen understanding.