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Promethean launches ClassFlow. ClassFlow is a new learning platform for teachers that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more meaningful.

Promethean launches ClassFlow

Now teachers can save time creating lessons and engage students by turning mobile devices into a dynamic & collaborative classroom experience. London, England (January 22, 2014) At BETT 2014, a leading global learning technology event, Promethean has officially released the Beta version of ClassFlow™ - a transformative, cloud-based classroom orchestration tool that enables teachers to create lessons, deliver interactive content across multiple devices and assess student understanding. From today, teachers can register for ClassFlow and start to build and access interactive lesson plans from most web browsers. In addition, ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as tablets and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards.

The Beta release of ClassFlow is designed for classroom teacher use. Note Taker HD. Nearpod. eBackpack. How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello. Developing Digital Learning Communities with Google+ Certifications - Google Resources. Sample Lessons - iPad in Education. A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher. 6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘.

A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher

Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. 7.00 am: Access news app whilst devouring breakfast. Apologise for spraying coffee during reaction to latest education announcement. Carefully wipe iPad screen and check all is in working order by scrolling twitter timeline. 7.20 am: Plug iPad into car stereo and load ‘Driving’ playlist. 8.00 am: Deal with overflowing inbox on iPad whilst waiting for school computer to load. 8.25 am: Contemplate handing in resignation as only free period of the day has become a history cover with year 10. 8.45 am: Take staff briefing notes on iPad and share with form group on Edmodo before walking to classroom.

QR Scavenger Hunt. How to Deliver Blended Learning That Drives Engagement. There’s an old saying: Nobody knows enough to be a pessimist.

How to Deliver Blended Learning That Drives Engagement

This is certainly true of the new methodologies for teaching and learning that have evolved since the fascinatingly complex digital student took center stage in our classrooms. Time and time again teachers have asked themselves, “How do we connect with these kinds of students? How do we get them to learn?” Gradually and out of necessity—not to mention a healthy dose of compassion and caring—new instructional methods that are sensitive to the needs and expectations of our digital students have evolved.

The good news is that these new methods have largely been integrated into the lives of both teachers and students with much success, despite the worried looks and the head-shaking they initially caused. What’s the Rundown on Blended Learning? Blended learning is also known as “hybrid” learning or “flipped” learning. According to the Clayton Christensen Institute, most blended learning works on one of four models: Ease Into It. QR Codes. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) Via eLearning Infographics Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think.

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher InfographicIn clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have. Shut the Front Door! Digital Differentiation With Google Forms. 20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Eight Ways To Build Blended Learning Class Culture.

If students don’t care about the quality of work they produce online, everything they do online loses its value: the websites or apps they use, the data collected.

Eight Ways To Build Blended Learning Class Culture

Nothing can be utilized with fidelity if students are half present when they are online. That's why while giving a tour of our learning labs at Ranson IB Middle School, I was struck by an extremely important question I don't get asked very often. One of the teachers asked me, “How do you build the culture around Blended Learning so that students will put as much care in the work they do online as they put in the one they do in class?”

I would lie if I said I can guarantee that at any given time 100% of our students are giving it 100% online. 11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth. 11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth by Saga Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them.

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

They range from habits of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one important thing in common: they make your job harder. It sounds easier to lecture to a sea of faces than to get through to thirty individuals. It sounds simpler to make students volunteer the answer than to spark voluntary interest. We all make healthy mistakes, every class period of every day.

They really only scratch the surface of a long list of potentially destructive practices. 1. Effective instructional strategies change with time; what you learned in teaching school may no longer be relevant to the students you’re currently dealing with. Ken Robinson: 10 talks on education.