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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?

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. In December 2011 Hattie lectured about “The future of measurement” during the MGSE’s Deans Lecture Series. In April 2012 the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) organized a public Visible Learning Session with John Hattie in Toronto, Canada. Visible Learning Lecture by John Hattie. These two videos show 30 minutes of edited highlights from a talk given 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.

Schon beim Aktivieren werden Daten an Dritte übertragen - siehe i.nicht mit Twitter verbunden2 Klicks für mehr Datenschutz: Erst wenn Sie hier klicken, wird der Button aktiv und Sie können Ihre Empfehlung an Google+ senden. Questions to ask while problem solving by David Wees. Host a Cardboard Challenge - Imagination Foundation. Solve It Your Way! | 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. Origami requires spatial reasoning skills, thinking in three dimensions. It builds an understanding of geometric shapes and concepts. Origami is also creative and fun. I look forward to the Origami USA Conference each year so I can marvel from afar as my friend Debi Pfitzenmaier posts photos of her teen son’s amazing creations along with those of other talented folders.

Move over soccer moms, Debi is one of a growing number of Origami Mommies. Origami is a hobby that can lead to lucrative careers that require math and modeling. Getting Started Debi advises parents to start children building relatively simple things like airplanes and other basic representations. Libraries and art centers may host origami classes or camps like Debi’s son once attended. Patience, Grasshopper Your child’s early pieces may not be much to look at. Intrigued? 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. Register Now and join a community of a million educators. Take 30 seconds to register (it's free!) And: Access our downloadable Back To School Starter PacksComment on videosGet help - and help others - in our Q&A section Register Now Already registered? Learn about Teaching Channel Plus for Schools & Districts Sign In or Sign Up My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes Grades 6-8 / Math / Warm-Up CCSS: Math.MP.6 Common Core State Standards Embed Video Great Lesson Ideas: My Favorite No with Leah Alcala [01:00:10;24] Leah: Hi. Error loading player: No playable sources found <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Related Videos Approaches to Poetry: Pre-Reading Strategies Grades 6-12 / ELA / Tone & Theme ELA.RL.8.410424 > Lesson Objective Use mistakes to quickly clarify concepts Length 6 minutes Questions to Consider How does this strategy allow for immediate re-teaching?

Teacher & School Info Leah Alcala Math / Teacher Follow School Details Martin Luther King Middle SchoolBerkeley, CA Feedback. 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. 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. So in no particular order, here are some of my favorites. (I tried to pick shorter ones because I know my own attention span is limited at the beginning). Brave by Sara Bareilles – I will be showing this video to my students as well, but the message in it applies to everybody; I would love to see how big your brave is!

The Fairy Scientist – to remind us how kids wonder and we should cultivate that. Suli Breaks – Why I Hate School but Love Education. Suli Breaks – I Will Not Let an Exam Result Decide My Fate. Rita Pierson – Every Kid Needs a Champion. Introduction to Genius Hour. Christine Moynihan: The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Math Instruction. Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong | by Alina Tugend. Questions to ask while problem solving by David Wees. Put on Your Thinking Caps | Math by Design. Community.mindsetworks.com/images/easyblog_images//1526/hierarchy of learner needs.pdf. Digital Activities For Visual Literacy | Gary G. Abud, Jr. Visual literacy is the ability to construct meaning from or communicate meaning through information presented in the form of an image. 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. If you’re new to visual literacy or visible thinking, there are plenty of resources out there online to get you familiarized. 1. 2. 4. 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. 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. Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins. Not sure where to start? Pinterest is ideal for getting inspired on a wide range of topics. Get inspiration for decorating your classroom. You’ll find a wealth of lessons and ideas on Pinterest to look through. Swap lesson plans. Collaborate with other teachers and educators. Pinterest doesn’t have to be all business. 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).

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. A few of my favorites (which are also linked within the Thinglink below) are: Without further ado… I will bid you adieu and unveil the Teacher iPad Orientation Toolkit.

Hover over the image for hidden gems and goodies. Interactive TechChef Thinglink. Place Value, CRA Style. What is CRA you ask? 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. I talked with both 2nd and 3rd grade teachers today, and both grade levels are starting the year with place value. In 2nd grade, they will use groupable manipulatives, linking cubes, to model numbers with tens and ones (a review from 1st grade). In 3rd grade, my good math buddy Jeremy wanted a place value mat that the kids could use to work with base-10 blocks (concrete) and that also had representations of each place value (representational), so I whipped up this PV mat for him.

Click here to grab a copy of the I Can card instructions. Two Wonderful Bloom's Taxonomy Paint Palette for Teachers. Kelly from iLearntechnology has just posted this wonderful and creative work. 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. Each learner has his/ her own colour and each colour has is own importance. I think the same can be said of learning. Learning that tells you that you can only use one colour is rather uninspired. But learning that encourages you to use all of the colours can create something really meaningful and beautiful. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Source: ilearntechnology. 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. I have decided to share a couple more stations the students are currently working on. 1. Candy Math Station Do you have left over Halloween candy in your house that you want to get rid of? 2. One of our grade 2 Learning Goals for our current unit is "Telling Time To The Quarter Hour. " 1. 2. I decided to use the Educreations App. Students were given a white sheet of paper with 4 times that I had written on it. I love that my students' blogs are snapshots of what they are doing everyday. Www.teachingace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Kidblog-Parent-Instructions.pdf. Introducing Math by Design Resources . Educator Resources | Math by Design. 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. And, remember, you can follow our suggestions or adapt them to meet the needs of your students. Math by Design in a Nutshell Will it fit in my curriculum? The Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum in Mathematics The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics The National Educational Technology Standards by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) What is it? How does it work? For whom is it intended? Shhh…don't tell the kids. Www.opsba.org/files/OPSBA_AVisionForLearning.pdf. 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. They can recognize improvement and identify strategies for dealing with challenging situations. Reflection is intrinsic to many of the learner-centered practices described in this book. As with other learner-centered practices, reflection requires that teachers provide students with time to think about their learning. Reflection is needed throughout the learning process. How Can Teachers Get Students to Invest in and Value Reflection?

To get students to be reflective and value the process of thinking about their learning, teachers need to practice and value reflection themselves. To to this: How Do I Assess Individual Learning When Students Work Together? Math | 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 do you teach pupils the thinking skills necessary to solve mathematical problems in contexts that are unfamiliar to them?

These are difficult questions. I’d like to start by associating problem solving skills within the context of metacognition. Let’s start by saying what it’s not. For some pupils we need to show them the toolkit and teach them how to use it one tool at a time. A better definition of metacognition that I’ve have read is teaching one’s brain to control the thought processes it has for the purpose of directing it towards the management of their own learning.

I have a developing interest in Singapore Maths, the national curriculum and teaching methodologies used in Singapore. Act it out Use a diagram or model Make a systematic list Look for patterns Work backwards Use before/ after concept Use guess and check Make suppositions Simplify part of the problem. How to Change Education - from the ground up. Good Read: Technology Is a Tool, Not a Learning Outcome. Math Coach's Corner. Static.squarespace.com/static/509c0d15e4b058edb8f35a86/t/50ec7ca4e4b01d8c697c0b6c/1357675684568/79 Ideas Overall List. 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom. Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.

Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning. No more squabbles: Use Stick Pick to help kids take turns. Too Noisy lets students know if they are being too loud. Kids who show good behavior in Class Dojo can earn iPad time. Looking for more iPad teaching help? What are your favorite apps for the one iPad classroom? Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences. 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 Coolmath-Games.com. Twitter-for-teachers.pdf | iGeneration - 21st C... 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 -- Including at Work.

Math Thinking | Sharing thinking about math from students. Math Thinking | 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. Www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el201306_Henderson-Whipple.pdf. Reflect, Refresh, Recharge:Take Time for Yourself—and for Learning. Reflect, Refresh, Recharge:Architects of Summer. Media/misc/getting_started_educator_mpb.pdf. New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread. 26 Interesting Ways to use Voicethread in the Classroom.