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Search. SMARTBoard Ideas in RCPS Classrooms. Presenting new information with SMARTBoards. Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Differentiated Instruction is an instructional strategy for incorporating UDL. The De-Schooling Scenarios: (1) Free Market Rules. Two of the six scenarios -- Free Market Rules and Free Learning Rules envision the dissolution of formal education under the pressure of “free market” or “free learning” forces respectively.

The De-Schooling Scenarios: (1) Free Market Rules

This post briefly describes the Free Market Rules scenario, which can be summarized as “business wins; efficiency works.” The related worldview of education goes like this: Education is a business, thus the market is the main force of change. Education’s main commodity is information/knowledge transmission. Education delivery is currently riddled with inefficiencies -- high labor costs, redundant offerings, excessive overhead. Cyber-Utopia vs. Cyber-Dystopia: Hanna Spegel at TEDxPannonia.

FORUM: Improving education involves everyone. NOVEMBER was parent-teacher conference season.

FORUM: Improving education involves everyone

My wife and I met with our kids' teachers. We are grateful for their instruction and try to be their allies. Parent involvement -- like other aspects of our unequal society -- can emerge at the extremes, excessive or inadequate. For my wife and me, reading to the kids or helping with homework is often rushed. Still, conversation with our children -- over homework, reading together, reflecting or joking -- is cherished time. A generation ago, Jonathan Kozol, in his book "Savage Inequalities," contrasted scarce socio-economic opportunities available to some families and neighborhoods with a "superfluity of opportunity" others receive. Those disparities in adversity were vivid one September Saturday when I joined a volunteer canvass blocks from the old Winchester factory to raise awareness about the New Haven Promise college scholarship program and the schools' Parent University.

Parental engagement happens in different ways. Josiah H. In Search of Student-Generated Content in Online Education. Enabling students to create their own educational content increases engagement, improves learning, and can result in products of lasting value.

In Search of Student-Generated Content in Online Education

So why are effective examples of student-generated content in online education so hard to find? What is student-generated content? Contemporary education at all levels tends to cast students in the role of content consumers; they are presented material which has been developed by others - teachers, vendors, instructional designers or other professional developers - and are expected to demonstrate that they have absorbed the content in some way.

Student-generated content has also long been an integral part of the educational process. Student-generated work products such as papers, essays, lab reports, etc. are most commonly used to complete assignments, prepare for tests, or otherwise aid the process of gaining comprehension or knowledge. Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom. Using the Technology of Today, in the Classroom Today - Powered by Google Docs. Assistive Technology-Elementary. Standard Technology Tools Checklist For Elementary IntelliKeys®: A programmable alternative keyboard that plugs into the keyboard port of your computer.

Assistive Technology-Elementary

It works with any software that uses a keyboard, mouse or switch. A set-up overlay is used to customize settings. Write:OutLoud®: A software program that is an easy-to-use talking word processor that enhances a student’s writing success. This program provides auditory output to allow the student to hear what they are writing in addition to seeing it. AlphaSmart 3000®: The AlphaSmart is a lightweight and portable word processor that allows the student to complete and organize written work in up to 8 different 10-12 page files.

Computer Control Panel: The Control Panel of each computer has accessibility options. IntelliTalk®: A software program that is a talking word processor. Kidspiration®helps students K-5 see, organize, and develop their great ideas. PixWriter: A software program for early writing intervention. Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School. George Osodi/Associated PressAt an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands.Go to related article » Overview | Can cellphones serve as effective instructional tools in the classroom?

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School

In what ways can the use of mobile technology support and strengthen curriculum? What are the drawbacks? In this lesson, students learn about innovative uses of cellphone technology and applications in the developing world, then explore how their phones can be used as learning tools. Math Forum - Technology in Math Education. SMART Boards Why are they so easy to use? Teachers Love SMART Boards: Grade: High School.

Here is a article called “Whiteboards for Dummies” written by Calvin Hennick for Scholastic – Administrator.

Teachers Love SMART Boards: Grade: High School

This article discusses how to utilize your SMART Board more effectively by identifying some of the obstacles of using a SMART Board once you get it into your classroom. The stories about using it to hang... read more I’ve spent years reviewing and sharing interactive online resources that work great on a SMART Board. To be honest, I’m very picky on what resources I share and I require all the sites I share to have certain minimum standards. I watched an amazing video from that showed images of what’s called the Extreme Deep Field (EDF). It’s finally here! As the school year comes to an end, I want to say thank you to all the teachers who work so hard every single day (and night) to help develop and nurture the children in their care. A long time ago, I learned a brain-based memory technique that helps me remember a list of items. Okay, I'm hooked. Educators weigh pros, cons of teacher-student online interaction. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School. How Twitter can help teachers connect with students — and each other. This post was written by Liz Perman, an editorial project manager for SmartBrief.

How Twitter can help teachers connect with students — and each other

Hundreds of educators from international schools around the world came to Nice, France, for the European Council of International Schools annual conference from Nov. 17 to 21. Teachers everywhere are grappling with how to integrate social media into their lesson plans, and many seem skeptical of the appeal of Twitter, let alone how it could be used for educational purposes. Interactive 'clickers' changing classrooms - US news - Education. Cell Phones in the Classroom : Learning Tools for the 21st Century. Transition Words. Writing Worksheets Worksheets.