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Sketchnoting. "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett. 2c80ff eb3e25af119a45e4963829691bc16642. Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk. "What makes me enjoy talking the most," explains Milo, a Year 3 student, "is that everybody’s listened to you, and you’re part of the world, and you feel respected and important.

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

" Oracy -- the ability to speak well -- is a core pedagogy at School 21, a London-based public school. "Speaking is a huge priority," stresses Amy Gaunt, a Year 3 teacher. "It's one of the biggest indicators of success later in life. It's important in terms of their employability as they get older. It's important in terms of wellbeing. Oracy is taught during assemblies and wellbeing classes, but "it's embedded into every single lesson," says Gaunt. From forming different groupings to using talking points, learn how you can integrate strategies for effective talk in your classroom.

AZk12 - Professional Development for Educators. Technology Integration Matrix. The Voice of the Active Learner. Quality Student Blogs Part One – Posts. As I have written about before, I have a system in my classroom where students can earn their own blog.

Quality Student Blogs Part One – Posts

Adapted from Linda Yollis’ idea, I have found the system to work well in both my grade two and grade four classes. Recently, six 4KM and 4KJ students were the first to earn their own blogs for 2012. They join a couple of student bloggers in our class who were in 2KM or 2KJ in 2010. Teaching about and encouraging quality comments is a big part of our classroom blogging program. It is the first blogging skill we teach students and we invest a lot of time in this process. Teaching students about creating quality blogs and writing quality blog posts is another area that needs explicit teaching and ongoing feedback. Over a series of blog posts, I will look at aspects of quality student blogging. What makes a quality student blog post? 21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an aunt or an uncle, it is important to know that today’s students are wildly different in some ways, from past generations. 21st Century learners… Want to have a say in their education.

21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

They’ll respond better when their voices are heard.Often have higher levels of digital literacy than their parents or teachers. Jose Popoff: 10 reasons why I believe students should blog. Stop Stealing Dreams. What is school for?

Stop Stealing Dreams

The economy has changed, probably forever. ePals. iEARN Collaboration Centre. Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation. Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom.

Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation

The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. Blooms Taxonomy Flip Chart for Student Use. Virtual Tours and Fieldtrips. Virtual Fieldtrips, Virtual Tours Virtual Tours of Museums and Exhibits Tour The American Museum of Natural History You can find 360 degree tours of dioramas, pictures, and video.

Virtual Tours and Fieldtrips

Tour an Ancient Roman Villa In this virtual tour, you can see the villa from all sides and enter the inside rooms. Are we teaching math all wrong? By Carol Lloyd As sure as one plus one equals two, it happens year after year.

Are we teaching math all wrong?

Kids who have been bringing home A's in chemistry and acing AP Calculus arrive at college with visions of STEM careers dancing in their heads. Then they hit an invisible, but very painful, wall. According to research from the University of California, Los Angeles, as many as 60 percent of all college students who intend to study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subject end up transferring out. Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning. I bought my six-year-old daughter a Black & Decker LI3100 Compact Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Screwdriver.

Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

I tell her it's critical for defending our Tampa, Florida neighborhood against the coming zombie apocalypse. Credit Rob van Nood and his design-thinking-heavy Tinker Camp in Portland, Oregon for the zombie angle. It's a brilliant mechanism for adding urgency and creative play to a curriculum straight out of the maker movement. Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question. The real question we should be asking is, "What do we believe should happen after the end of the school day to help ensure that students retain what they have learned and are primed to learn more?

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

" Any answer with the word, "work" in its name, as in "homework," is not typically going to be met with eagerness or enthusiasm by students. Ideally, we want children to understand that they are always learners. In school, we refer to them as "students" but outside of school, as children, they are still learners. Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate. Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and Candy Crush Saga.

Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate

They aren’t alone. 59% of Americans play video games, and contrary to stereotypes, 48% of gamers are women. The US$100 billion video game industry is among the least-appreciated business phenomena in the world today. But this isn’t an article about video games. High Five 2012: The integrated language arts and journalism curriculum. The NAA Foundation, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, developed High Five in an effort to address concerns about student achievement. High Five provides an integrated, three-unit curriculum that includes reading, writing, journalism, grammar, linguistics and visual literacy.

All materials are age-appropriate for middle-school students. The curriculum uses the daily newspaper as a textbook and information source. High Five places special emphasis on schools with students who are majority-minority, low-income and/or primarily conversant in a language other than English. Each unit, aligned to Common Core State Standards, is designed to be used as a stand-alone piece. Download the units. Technology and the Curious Mind. Learning Space Design. Zoo Atlanta Hangouts On Air. Visible Thinking. Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns. A student takes notes at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found.

Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education, in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning. Draw your own video game.

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns. Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education. Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods. ‎www.cte.hawaii.edu/publications/Collab_web.pdf. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About. The Case for Cultivating Cultural Awareness. Sometimes students, parents, teachers, and administrators are comfortable living in the shells of their own existence.

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen. Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series) Teacher: As a K-5 teacher, we understand that it's really important to integrate the curriculum as much as possible. So if you're doing a lesson in the computer lab, if it's combining some of the reading skills, writing skills, language art skills, or their knowledge about a certain subject area, I think that it makes learning a lot more meaningful.

Podcasting. Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. Would you put this 6-year-old in handcuffs? Higher-Level-Thinking-Questions-Template-2h6cuh5. Beyond Cut-and-Paste. Eliminate Topical Research Rituals The first step in fighting against simple cut-and-paste thinking is to gather all teachers together to discuss and adopt a school-wide policy outlawing the assignment of topical research projects.

17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times. 1.) 21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher.