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5 Curriculum Components. Ten Bodybrain-Compatible Elements of the HET Model The Highly Effective Teaching (HET) Model provides a way of conceptualizing the orchestration of a Bodybrain-Compatible learning environment by implementing the science of learning (how the brain learns) and its implications within the classroom for schoolwide improvement.

5 Curriculum Components

Originally developed by Susan J. Kovalik as the ITI (Integrated Thematic Instruction) Model and continually updated, the Highly Effective Teaching Model is currently used in hundreds of school districts across the United States and locations throughout the world. OER. Open Educational Resources – OER At present, our biggest OER endeavour is the Open Textbook project, Canada’s first government-funded open textbook project, announced October 2012.


In this section you will find a collection of resources and updates about the Open Textbook project and OER in general. What are OER? OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. The Quality Standards. The eToolkit illustrates the updated Essential Quality Standards within seven clusters of related standards.

The Quality Standards

It also includes Helpful Resources to further support designers and developers, as well as an overview of the Quality Review Process used by eCampusAlberta. For each of the Essential Quality Standards, the eToolkit provides a full description of the standard, examples of how it is demonstrated in online courses, and supporting research drawn from the literature review. Also included is a rubric which describes three levels of quality pertaining to each standard – essential, excellent, and exemplary. The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning.

Should You Flip Your Classroom? At its core, "flipped instruction" refers to moving aspects of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space.

Should You Flip Your Classroom?

With the advent of new technologies, specifically the ability to record digitally annotated and narrated screencasts, instructional videos have become a common medium in the flipped classroom. Although not limited to videos, a flipped classroom most often harnesses different forms of instructional video published online for students. Despite recent buzz, catalyzed primarily by Salman Khan's TED talk, flipped instruction is by no means a new methodology. In the early 19th century, General Sylvanus Thayer created a system at West Point where engineering students, given a set of materials, were responsible for obtaining core content prior to coming to class.

The classroom space was then used for critical thinking and group problem solving. The Pros Advocates of the flipped classroom point to its potential as a time-shifting tool. Versal. RubiStar Home. Build rubric. FREE - Federal Registry for Educational Excellence. Browse By Subject Browse By Standard What is FREE?

FREE - Federal Registry for Educational Excellence

The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. Read more > Disclaimer The U.S. This site contains links to learning resources created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Further, the inclusion of links to items does not reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or materials provided. Curriculum Pathways® SAS® Curriculum Pathways® available at no-cost to all educators and their students SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, used by thousands of teachers in all 50 states, is available at no-cost to every educator.

Curriculum Pathways®

Investing 16 years and over $75 million, SAS will continue to fully fund the product’s development to help educators cope with a system in crisis. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight announced the change in 2008, strongly reaffirming the company’s more than 35-year commitment to education. “SAS Curriculum Pathways is now a free resource from SAS to our nation’s children,” said Goodnight. “Shrinking budgets and pricing structures should not stand in the way of America’s students receiving education technology that will engage them and better prepare them for today’s work force.” Problem-Attic. OpenSim. Quick and Easy Tools for Learning. Quizzes, Games, Websites and More! Activities for Elementary, Middle-School and High School Students. Mikogo: Remote Desktop, Web Conferencing & Online Meetings.

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Education Exchange. Research. There are many graduate students world wide conducting thesis and dissertation research on the effectiveness of WebQuests.


Some of these studies have made it into print as well, though the number of data-based studies in refereed journals is still small. There is not, at this point, any edited bibilography available about WebQuest research. Here, though are some places to get started to begin your own research. Google Scholar tracks many kinds of publications ranging from research journals to practitioner magazines and online papers. As of this writing, there are over 3000 articles cited that use the word WebQuest. To narrow it down some, try adding the word thesis, or dissertation to the search terms. A search of the ProQuest dissertation database reveals the studies described below.

A case study of the use of an inquiry-based instructional strategy with rural minority at-risk, middle grade students Swindell, James Wilson, Jr., Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2006, 183 pages. 14 Tools to Teach about Creative Commons. Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. Gooru. Interesting Ways. - Home. OER Commons.