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Early Math: Bugabaloo Shoes Addition. Videos Archives. This presentation by John Hattie with a focus on professional development and the “Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders” was part of a one-day conference “Promoting a National Professional Learning System: a call to action”… In this video of the 2012 London Festival of Education John Hattie, author of Visible Learning, explores what the international research shows in relation to the panel’s question “What makes great teaching?

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The global view.” The second panelist Pasi Sahlberg,… In 2010 the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education (MGSE) has appointed Professor John Hattie, author of “Visible Learning”, as Director of its research institute. Visible Learning Lecture by John Hattie. These two videos show 30 minutes of edited highlights from a talk given by John Hattie.

Visible Learning Lecture by John Hattie

In part 1 Hattie presents influences with negative, or very low effect sizes related to students’ achievement. In part 2 John Hattie outlines some of the most successful influences to promote learning in schools. This lecture is a good starting point to understand better what actually works best in education. 2 Klicks für mehr Datenschutz: Erst wenn Sie hier klicken, wird der Button aktiv und Sie können Ihre Empfehlung an Facebook senden. Schon beim Aktivieren werden Daten an Dritte übertragen - siehe i.nicht mit Facebook verbunden2 Klicks für mehr Datenschutz: Erst wenn Sie hier klicken, wird der Button aktiv und Sie können Ihre Empfehlung an Twitter senden. Questions to ask while problem solving by David Wees. Host a Cardboard Challenge - Imagination Foundation.

Mrs. Moore's Class Blog. Bedtime Math Origami is creative math fun - Bedtime Math. Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding papers into shapes and artful forms, continues to evolve and attract new artists into the, ahem, fold.

Bedtime Math Origami is creative math fun - Bedtime Math

Origami requires spatial reasoning skills, thinking in three dimensions. It builds an understanding of geometric shapes and concepts. Origami is also creative and fun. Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami. Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option. Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up. Some Videos to Inspire at Back to School. I wrote my post asking administrators to inspire us back to school simply because of my own hopes and dreams.

Some Videos to Inspire at Back to School

I wrote it in the hopes that it would make someone think while they prepared their own meetings and activities, and it seems to have done just that. One question I have then gotten is which videos to show at back to school? And while I had a few in mind, I asked on Twitter and got many great responses. Christine Moynihan: The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Math Instruction. Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. Questions to ask while problem solving by David Wees. Put on Your Thinking Caps. of learner needs.pdf. Digital Activities For Visual Literacy. Visual literacy is the ability to construct meaning from or communicate meaning through information presented in the form of an image.

Digital Activities For Visual Literacy

While it may seem like this could only be applicable to the elementary student, visual literacy pervades all subject areas, disciplines, and grade levels in schools. From identifying patterns, to understanding modern art, to interpreting and creating graphs, visual literacy is one of the most widely important skills students should develop while in K-12 schools. Teaching and practicing visual literacy, as well as making students’ thinking visible to others, has never been easier.

Many activities and methodologies exist for incorporating visual literacy and making thinking visible in the classroom, but now mobile apps are able to help support the practices of visual literacy and visible thinking even more. 37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom.

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration.

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place. Teacher iPad Orientation Toolkit: 6 Tools Every Teacher Should Master. Recently I co-facilitated an iPad 101 workshop for secondary teachers with fellow iVenger colleagues (@mryenca, @classroom_tech, and @fiskeclass).

Teacher iPad Orientation Toolkit: 6 Tools Every Teacher Should Master

As we are a K-12 1:1 school district, this course was not a “just the basics” course but truly designed to meet the individual needs of each of the learners. After introductions, we asked each attendee what they wanted to learn. While we didn’t plan it, naturally… many of the proposed topics fell into the usual categories: workflow, organization, assessment, etc… … Over the past few weeks, multiple posts and articles have popped up with some stellar resources to prepare teachers of mobile learning with the supplies they need to be successful in the 2013-2014 school year. Place Value, CRA Style. What is CRA you ask?

Place Value, CRA Style

It stands for concrete, representational, and abstract, and it's a research based instructional sequence that results in deeper understanding of mathematics concepts. Concrete learning is hands on. It's using manipulatives to make meaning of a new concept.Representational is showing that same concept using pictures.Abstract is representing a concept using symbols.

Now that I've set the stage, let's talk about place value. Two Wonderful Bloom's Taxonomy Paint Palette for Teachers. Kelly from iLearntechnology has just posted this wonderful and creative work.

Two Wonderful Bloom's Taxonomy Paint Palette for Teachers

These are two Blooms Taxonomy palettes that visually explain the learning process associated with this taxonomy. Kelly purposefully designed these palettes to contain different colours because as he argued that learning is also colourful and is therefore composed of many colours. Back to school inspiration. Finding Nemo: First Day of school. First day jitters. More iPad Math Stations. Due to the overwhelming response to an earlier post on iPad Math Stations.

More iPad Math Stations Introducing Math by Design Resources . Educator Resources. You probably know already that Math by Design (MbD) gives students a highly creative experience in seeing geometry and measurement come alive. This section gives you the keys you need to work through and build on that experience. Take a look around. Perhaps you want to bookmark this part of the site for future reference. Reflection: A Key to Developing Greater Self-Understanding.

By Giselle O. Martin-Kniep Webster's unabridged dictionary defines reflect as “to think seriously; contemplate; ponder.” Reflection is a critical component of self-regulation. Self-regulated learners are aware of the strategies they can use to learn and understand when, how, and why these strategies operate. They can monitor their own performance and evaluate their progress against specific criteria. How Do I Assess Individual Learning When Students Work Together?

Mathematics. Metacognition… thoughts on teaching mathematical problem solving skills. Problem Solving: Where does the “F” go? (Photo credit: Brian Metcalfe) How do you go about teaching problem solving skills? How to Change Education - from the ground up. Good Read: Technology Is a Tool, Not a Learning Outcome. Math Coach's Corner. Ideas Overall List. 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom. Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences. A fresh look at learning If your child has a special need or learning difference, you've come to the right place. Common Sense Media gets lots of requests for product recommendations from parents whose kids struggle with traditional learning. Some of their kids have a hard time with schoolwork; others have trouble staying on task or find it difficult to express their feelings.

Our hope for you and your kids No matter which hurdles your kid faces, the apps and other media included in Power Up can give them an added boost. Adele_b: @maggiev what do we want kids... 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. Lemonade Stand - Play it now ONLY at Twitter-for-teachers.pdf. Talking It Out: The New Conversation-centered Leadership, by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz. MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

Magic Squares. Suzanne Alejandre: Magic Squares. Shezza456: Tests don't measure everything... Susan Ann Darley: 12 Mind-blowing Benefits of Play. Sharing thinking about math from students. Sharing thinking about math from students. The Math in the Real World Pool. Love2Learn » Blog Archive » The Vitruvian Man – a context for learning. Math in the real world. Seven Bridges of Königsberg. Teachers as Leaders:Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders. Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do. Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others. This is also one of the challenges that skilled teachers have some control over. Reflect, Refresh, Recharge:Take Time for Yourself—and for Learning.

I'm no longer in the classroom, yet I still have to remember to take my time eating lunch. Reflect, Refresh, Recharge:Architects of Summer. Media/misc/getting_started_educator_mpb.pdf. New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread. Editor's note: See the full archive of the five-week boot camp. 26 Interesting Ways to use Voicethread in the Classroom.