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Year-long Research Study Proves Atomic Learning Impacts Student Success. The Challenge of Modeling 21st Century Learning A Complimentary White Paper Today's students are different.

Year-long Research Study Proves Atomic Learning Impacts Student Success

Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers. The research is clear. Based on findings by Atomic Learning's partner, SEG Measurement, this free resource discusses the importance of professional development in helping teachers effectively use technology in their teaching and the challenges of providing technology training for teachers.

Read the full white paper A Study of the Impact of the Atomic Learning Professional Development Solution on Student Achievement Full Research Study Results Everyone seems to say that technology engages students and, in turn, engagement improves achievement. SEG Measurement, a recognized education research firm and Atomic Learning partner, completed a thorough analysis of the impact of teacher technology integration training on student achievement.

The results? Download the full research study. Google Earth Tour Builder lets you tell stories through maps. Education World Community. Blogs on Teacher Leadership. This post represents the work of a group of educators and education activists who wanted to help educators help students process the verdict in the Jordan Davis murder trial.

Blogs on Teacher Leadership

Many of us wrote from our experiences both in and out of the classroom, and as such, many of us used "I" statements in talking about these ideas. The writers are Melinda Anderson, Joshua Block, Zac Chase, Alexa Dunn, Bill Fitzgerald, Matt Kay, Diana Laufenberg, Chris Lehmann, Luz Maria Rojas, John Spencer, Mike Thayer, Jose Vilson and Audrey Watters. Mind Map Organic Study Technique (MMOST) MMOST hand drawn map by Tim Fulford It amazes me that generally, students are still not taught how to learn – the one basic skill that you would think is fundamental for successful education.

Mind Map Organic Study Technique (MMOST)

Things are changing and as the awareness in the brain’s capability increases it is becoming more and more accepted that we can learn how to learn. Schools and education authorities worldwide are beginning to incorporate “Accelerated Learning” concepts and principles but progress is still painfully slow. My subject this month will be of value to new visitors and regulars alike and covers a technique that will help you swiftly and easily get through your study text books. It is called the Mind Map Organic Study Technique (MMOST) and was devised byTony Buzan, the renowned inventor of the Mind Map. Educator Resources. 10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education. The following is a guest article from Vanessa Burke.

10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education

Teacher's Toolbox. Sketchlot - Create a sketch Online, share it with students. PadCal. Popplet. Logical Choice technologies. Lean Content. Latest tools added to edshelf - June 16 - hofmannalbrecht - Gmail. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: free graphic organizers. Free Excel 2010 Tutorial at GCFLearnFree. Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org.

Hard Rock Medical. 15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of. Microsoft Excel Reviews. Microsoft Excel 2010 makes it possible to analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before, helping you make better, smarter decisions.

Microsoft Excel Reviews

New analysis and visualization tools help you track and highlight important data trends. Easily access your important data on the go from almost any Web browser or smartphone. You can even upload your files to the Web and work simultaneously with others online. Whether you're producing financial reports or managing personal expenses, Excel 2010 gives you more efficiency and flexibility to accomplish your goals. Make fast, effective comparisons. TOEFL: For English Programs. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get!

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators.

Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links. Digital Portfolio - Student Growth - Innovation - 21st Century Skills. Group: Learning Math. Peggy Scripter. 6 Simple Steps for Teaching Content Vocabulary. MindShift. How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation’s values.

MindShift

With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America. Continue Reading. Teacher Network. eLearning, Education Technology and Teacher Blog : InformED. Latest tools added to edshelf - June 2 - hofmannalbrecht - Gmail. Lisa Prescott. Lessons Worth Sharing. CamStudio Tutorial. CamStudio Tutorial 1 - Getting Started with CamStudio (a FREE Screen Recording Program) (HQ) Screencasting Intro. Screencasting Let's Get Started. Screencasting.

Bigfoot, Goldilocks, and Moonshots: A Report from the Frontiers of Personalized Learning (EDUCAUSE Review. The creativity of higher education innovators has produced three categories of solutions with the potential to break the "iron triangle" of cost, quality, and access.

Bigfoot, Goldilocks, and Moonshots: A Report from the Frontiers of Personalized Learning (EDUCAUSE Review

Josh Jarrett is Deputy Director for Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For a conversation with Josh Jarrett, please see this video. More than four years ago, a report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda noted: "In the view of many college and university presidents, the three main factors in higher education—cost, quality, and access—exist in what we call an iron triangle.

These factors are linked in an unbreakable reciprocal relationship, such that any change in one will inevitably impact the others. "1 In other words, every positive improvement comes with an equal, but negative, trade-off. Unfortunately, that "iron triangle" remains strong, encapsulating a challenge that continues to face higher education today. The Challenge. EDUCAUSE Analytics Sprint 2012/07/24. 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports. This afternoon someone emailed me asking for some suggestions for tools for creating book trailer videos.

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

It has been two years since I last wrote about the topic so I created a new list of tools for creating book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers . Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, video clips, and text.

Get Ready for Summer: PD, Events, Tips and More - hofmannalbrecht - Gmail. Ontario Time Machine - Using Graphic Organizers. Using Graphic Organizers Graphic Organizers are visual or graphic tools for note taking.

Ontario Time Machine - Using Graphic Organizers

They help you with your learning by letting you see, in graphic format, the relationship between selected facts and pieces of information. They are also known as Concept Maps. Some of the more common graphic organizers offer ways to compare and contrast information. From the instructional coach–ideas and strategies for teachers. ePortfolio: my ePortfolios: build ePortfolio. Free K-12 Lesson Plans, materials and resources. Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. Common Core Shifts. Common Core State Standards Initiative. 7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom. 7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom by first appeared on gettingsmart.com The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education.

Update Your Browser. BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts. Engrade. 12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy. Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Getty You don Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. All things in eModeration: Moderating Class Blogs and Facebook Student Groups. Creative Commons License Photo Credit: saebaryo via Compfight This post is a response to the TESOL Greece blog challenge on eModeration. It is primarily aimed at EFL teachers of young learners, teens and young adults but I hope teachers of other disciplines and age groups will find some areas of interest.

It will try to answer the following questions: What is moderation and why is it important? What should we moderate class blogs and Facebook student groups? 6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs. Here is a step by step guide to show you how you can add " Voice Comments " within your Google Docs. This application is developed by 121 Writing. Design principles: Ken Robinson. This model supports collaborative group work among peers,... The Ultimate List of Cloud-Based Learning Management Systems. I see an increasing interest for cloud-based eLearning. Are you looking for a Cloud-Based Learning Management System?

Of course you are! At the following post you will find a list of 20 (updated 06/25/2014) Cloud-Based Learning Management Systems that will being updated regularly. The past few days I received a lot of requests from eLearning developers, small businesses owners, and global enterprises concerning cloud-based learning management systems. The future of education technology.

MOOCs: Threat or Opportunity? [INFOGRAPHIC. Online Learning: A User’s Guide to Forking Education. Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. UPDATE: Cool. Sorting Students Into Learning. GSMA Mobile Economy 2013. Project-Based Learning. Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series) Nichole: Literacy has always been defined by the technology, right? Before the printing press, your ability to orally recite something meant to be literate. BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!

A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers. Pages This Blog. Teachers' digital skills tick list. 5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom. Student : ‘ Teacher, am I going to pass this course ?’ Secret Stories. Free Teaching Resources, Lesson Plans & Worksheets – Promethean Planet. A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites. When I was teaching, the single greatest way for me to prepare was to have conversations with my colleagues who had taught the concepts before. For one, this helped all of us develop a common discourse, which was inevitably clearer once we were working through our thoughts in trying to explain ideas to each other. Second, chatting informally helped me to develop a conversational tone, and to speak extemporaneously with the class, which ultimately helped to convey my passion for the subject matter, which is what brought my colleagues and I together in the first place.

In addition, the most effective assignments that I used were based on ideas or resources that other teachers had shared with me. Teacher collaboration not only saves time, and makes work easier, it improves the quality of curriculum. The second domain consists of sites that produce and share free curriculum materials, in a more traditional broadcast model. Curriculum Sharing Networks Curriculum Sharing Broadcast Sites.

Tips and Lessons for all ages. InstantClassroom Seating Chart Maker. Makes you think. Learn Science at Nature. What Connected Learning Truly Promotes Might Surprise You. Technology has entered society like a massive, happy storm, and left few things unaffected. It was only a generation ago that technology took the form of cordless phones, cable television, and the soul-deleting wizardry of the digital clock. Today there are mobile supercomputers shrunk down to the size of an index card in the pocket of students, a staggering reality that’s easy to take for granted.

Computers in your pocket. What this means for education is, well, that education needs to be rethought. TooFAST VERSION 2.0. Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities. 27 Places For Free Textbooks Online. Introduction. Naturally Embed UDL in No Time. Teaching Kids to Code.

Learn To Code, Code To Learn. The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations. English Language Learning. Www.pdkmembers.org/members_online/publications/Archive/pdf/DissGuide1305.pdf. How Important is Grit in Student Achievement? Forbes.com. Learning To Ask The Right Question. Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions. Vision Boards For Kids. K - 12: Helping Students Achieve Dreams Through the Vision Board. Cognitive Milestones Ages 5 to 8. Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs: Ellen Galinsky: 9780061732324: Amazon.com. Self-Regulation: The Key to Successful Students?

Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom: A Literature Review on the Teacher’s Role. The Other 21st Century Skills. 10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning.