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22 Powerful Closure Activities. Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the improper use of Madeline Hunter’s lesson plan model (PDF) as a de facto checklist of eight mandatory teaching practices -- anticipatory set, objective and purpose, input, modeling, checking for understanding, guided practice, independent practice, and closure -- a custom that Hunter decried in 1985 (PDF).

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Although it offers multiple benefits, please don't view closure as a professional must-do. What Is Closure? Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor Rod Lucero calls the recency effect. Chronas May Be The Best New World History Site Of The Year. Chronas is a new site that lets you used a time “slider” at the bottom to see how the world looked at pretty much any given date during the past 2000 years.

Chronas May Be The Best New World History Site Of The Year

If you click on the countries/regions/empires shown, then it will show you the appropriate Wikipedia entry. It’s still working out its kinks — it wouldn’t let me view it on a mobile device and, even though it says you can view it on browsers other than Chrome – I wouldn’t. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History, though I’m not quite ready to add it to The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sites. Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip. Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom. I didn't understand the pull of Instagram the first time I heard about it.

Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom

To me, it sounded like a fancy app that would take regular pictures and make them look like they were crappy, old photographs. Eventually, though, I changed my mind. I saw the artistic side of the app and eventually began to see the social interaction. Instagram became another layer of sharing our world and telling our stories. Create and share visual ideas online. Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. Classkick - Students Work, Everyone Helps. Canva och årshjul. Kahoot! Startsida. Skolresurser, läromedel, kurser, seminarier, böcker, hemsidor, för lärare, rektor, skolor i Sverige. The Guide to Keeping Up With Google. Lärarschemat - appen som samlar ditt lärarliv!

Utvecklad tillsammans med lärare - för lärare.

Lärarschemat - appen som samlar ditt lärarliv!

Lärarschemat är en Iphone- och Ipad-app för alla Sveriges lärare. Comics in the Classroom: Why Comics? Throughout the month of August, and Reading With Pictures are bringing you Comics in the Classroom, a blog series about using comics in education, including why graphic novels are complex texts as defined by the Common Core Standards, how to use graphic texts to teach in the content areas, how and where to find the best graphic texts, and more.

Comics in the Classroom: Why Comics?

UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom. If you’ve followed our blog here at Teach Learn Grow, you know that we’re a huge proponent of formative assessment.

UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom

There is no shortage of formative assessment techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom. They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Add to the many techniques the digital tools available these days in smartphones and tablets, and formative assessment becomes easier than ever to implement. We’ve blogged previously about some of these digital tools, and I recently came across Jeff Knutson’s blog at Graphite – Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools that Give Great Feedback.

Share Google Drive Files Quickly with a Google Contact Group. 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers. 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers by TeachThought Staff In the conversation around teacher quality and performance, crucially missing is the notion of time.

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

Simply put: Teachers. Dagens namn. Almanacka, kalender. Skola. PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative. Creative Commons. 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century. 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century.

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

12 Questions To Promote Self-Knowledge In Students. Merging Metacognition & Citizenship by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous post in 2013. Why should someone learn? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators. Self-Directed Learning Through A Culture Of "Can" Self-Directed Learning Through A Culture Of “Can” The long-term output of any school should be not just proficient students, but enabled learners.

Self-Directed Learning Through A Culture Of "Can"

An “enabled” learner can grasp macro views, uncover micro details, ask questions, plan for new knowledge and transfer thinking across divergent circumstances. 20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention. Om att kombinera ”No hands up” och ”Think pair share” Evernote för lärare och andra kunskapssugna. GoStudyIt! Skapa en bok av din blogg. Podguide. - Lärare inspirerar lärare. Professionally Speaking. Adam Schair is Vice President, Human Resources Communications at Thomson Reuters in New York and a member of the Thomson Reuters Internal Communication & Engagement Council.

Professionally Speaking

He manages a team of human resources communications specialists. This post appears with his express permission. Fortune Favors the Bold: Communicating at Virgin Atlantic, by Adam Schair I recently went to a highly entertaining and informative IABC Westfair talk given by Jenna Lloyd, Virgin Atlantic Marketing Director, about communications at a company borne from Richard Branson’s innovative mind, created with the sole purpose of shaking up an industry. Although Jenna focused on external communications, she made it clear that Virgin’s internal and external communications are treated with the same tone and goal of challenging the status quo and creating the unexpected.

4 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voice Inside You. Email There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Hur man skapar ett ordmoln? 6 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom.

4 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom by Linda Pruett Personalized learning is a key to transforming education. What is personalized learning? It is meeting the kids where they are – and then helping them grow in their strengths, and better see themselves. Bevaka dina intressen på Twitter - Så här gör du. Wikipediapedagogens viktiga kunskaper. Google Maps Now Allows You to Measure Exact Distances. Google rolled out a small but significant update to Google Maps Tuesday, which allows you to measure the exact distance between two or more points on a map.

The search giant announced the new feature — currently limited to the desktop version of Maps — in a post on its Google+ page. En-v5 - emaze. Our Tools - The Teacher Toolkit. Exit Ticket - The Teacher Toolkit.