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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).

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. Teachers use closure to: Check for understanding and inform subsequent instructionEmphasize key informationTie up loose endsCorrect misunderstandings Students find closure helpful for: Creative Closure Activities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Have kids sketch a book cover. 11. 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.

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. Here’s a video describing how it works: Related The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 -- So Far Here's one more in my series of mid-year "Best" lists (you can see all 1,300 of the lists here).

June 6, 2014 In "best of the year" The Best Social Studies Websites -- 2010 It's time for another year end list, this time focusing on social studies. October 10, 2010. Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom. I didn't understand the pull of Instagram the first time I heard about it. 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. After spending a few months using it, I see a powerful element that I had failed to understand before. Instagram reminds me to pay attention. I know. And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. So, with that in mind, I'm thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.Just Let Them Take Pictures: I'm thinking of letting kids take pictures for the sake of taking pictures. | create and share visual ideas online. Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. Classkick - Students Work, Everyone Helps.

Canva och årshjul. Har nu testat Canva ett par gånger och är helt såld! Har tittat på Canva tidigare men inte hunnit med att kika vidare utan den blev liggande i min "testa-sen"-mapp. Men för några veckor sen tipsade Niclas Vestlund i fbgruppen "IKT-verktyg", som jag har startat, om Canva och jag kikade på hans instruktionsvideo och kände genast att jag fick flytta upp denna på prioritetslistan =D är grymt!

Man kan göra posters, inbjudningar, facebookcovers osv, det finns färdiga mått att välja mellan, men man kan också välja egna mått på bilden. När man sedan valt kan man utgå utifrån färdigdesignade för inspiration eller skapa från noll. Det finns hur mycket gratisobjekt som helst att använda för att göra sin grafiska design riktigt proffsig. När man är klar med sitt projekt kan man ladda ner det antingen som .png eller .pdf Jag har under det senaste veckorna skapat massor av olika saker; Facebookcovers, Twitterheader, posters till vår filmfestival på skolan osv Så jag skapade denna: 1. 2. 3.

Kahoot! Idag tänkte jag ge ett konkret tips på ett roligt och användbart verktyg i undervisningen, nämligen Kahoot. Har du aldrig spelat Kahoot så kan man bäst förklara det genom att säga att det är en interaktiv frågesport, där du som lärare skapar frågor och svarsalternativ och där sedan eleverna kopplar upp sig mot spelet och spelar tillsammans. Kahoot kan t.ex användas för att kolla av vilken förförståelse eleverna har inför ett arbetsområde, det kan användas för att se om eleverna förstått flippen, genomgången eller texten de läst.

Tyskläraren i mitt arbetslag sa direkt att detta är något som hon hade kunnat tänka sig att använda för att snabbt kolla glosor eller ha som mindre läxförhör. Så hur fungerar det då? Som lärare skapar du först ett konto. När du skapat ett konto så väljer du vad det är du vill göra. Sen är det bara att sätta igång att skapa frågor. När du känner att du är klar, klickar du på ”save and continue”. Under tiden går eleverna in på adressen Lycka till :) Startsida.

Skolresurser, läromedel, kurser, seminarier, böcker, hemsidor, för lärare, rektor, skolor i Sverige. The Guide to Keeping Up With Google. Lärarförbundet | Lärarschemat - appen som samlar ditt lärarliv! Utvecklad tillsammans med lärare - för lärare. Lärarschemat är en Iphone- och Ipad-app för alla Sveriges lärare. Här har vi samlat smarta funktioner som lärarschema, kontaktbok för dina jobbkontakter och sammanställning av din arbetstid.

En app för alla lärare Som du hör på namnet utgår appen Lärarschemat från en lärares arbetstidsschema. Du gör din lektionsplanering i din Iphone eller på din Ipad och kan lägga till anteckningar, bilder, ljudklipp och påminnelser. Dela din planering Ibland kan andra också behöva se ditt schema. Samla dina jobbkontakter I kontaktboken kan du samla och gruppera dina jobbkontakter. Koll på jobbet Hur mycket har du egentligen jobbat? Ferietjänst eller semestertjänst? Lärarschemat fungerar oavsett! Dokumentera på ditt sätt Ibland passar det bäst med en anteckning. Så kommer du igång med Lärarschemat Fyra steg för att snabbt komma igång. Ladda ner appen från App Store. 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.

We hope you’ll join us and bring the power of comics to your classroom! The following guest post is written by Tracy Edmunds, M.A., Curriculum Manger at Reading With Pictures “It always strikes me as supremely odd that high culture venerates the written word on the one hand, and the fine visual arts on the other. Yet somehow putting the two together is dismissed as juvenilia. Why is that? Why can’t these forms of art go together like music and dance?” When I was in school, kids would slip comics inside their textbooks to read on the side. Emergent, Beginning and Struggling Readers Accomplished Readers.

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. 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.

I wanted to add his discoveries to our list in an effort to build it out and make it a comprehensive go-to for teachers looking for these tools. Here are Jeff’s digital formative assessment finds that we can add to our list: Here’s a recap of the 33 digital formative assessment tools we previously shared. 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. Simply put: Teachers. Don’t. Have. Time. To. Assessment design. Grading. Data extraction. Which is what planning periods are for, yes? But technology may be able to help. From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do.

Assuming you have an iPad. 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers; 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers. Dagens namn. Almanacka, kalender. Skola. Om cookies på våra tjänster SVT sparar viss data för att ge dig en bättre upplevelse.

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PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative. Creative Commons. En infographic skapad av Shihaam Donnelly som förklarar hur CC (creative commons licenser) fungerar. Nedan beskriver jag de olika delarna av en CC-licens. Tänk på att andra lagt ner tid och energi på att skapa sådant som du har användning för (bilder, musik, texter, filmer mm), så länka hellre en gång för mycket än en gång för lite till ursprungsskaparen av verket. CC Erkännande. Alla cc-licenser har erkännande. Det betyder att de som använder det du skapat måste ge dig erkännande, d v s ange dig som upphovsman och i övrigt följa de andra cc-villkor som du lagt i licensen. CC Icke kommersiell. CC Inga bearbetningar. CC Dela lika. De sex vanligaste licenserna av CC där man kombinerar ihop ovanstående symboler. ”CC BY” Andra får ändra, bygga vidare på, distribuera vidare (även kommersiellt) det som du skapat. ”CC BY SA” Andra får ändra, bygga vidare på, distribuera vidare (även kommersiellt) det som du skapat. ”CC BY ND” Andra får sprida (även kommersiellt) det som du skapat.

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century. 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century by Terry Heick We recently offered a definition of project-based learning, and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning. We also have looked at the difference between “doing projects” and project-based learning, various project-based learning resources, project-based learning apps, and offered ways for using an iPad in Project-Based Learning. And have shared some practical ideas for better teaching through project-based learning as well. What might be missing from these posts, however, are simply the characteristics of project-based learning in the 21st century.

What does it look like? We tend to think of project-based learning as focused on research, planning problem-solving, authenticity, and inquiry. But what if we had to settle on a handful (or two) of itemized characteristics for modern, connected, possibly place-based, and often digital project-based learning? 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century 1. 2. 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? While Paulo Freire, John Dewey, and others have provided compelling arguments for what might be the goal of education, learning and education are not one and the same.

One simple overarching goal of learning, as opposed to education. might be for each learner to understand “how to work well in one’s place,” wherever that place may be. Learning—here defined as the overall effect of incrementally acquiring, synthesizing, and applying information—changes beliefs. 12 Questions To Help Students See Themselves As Thinkers Self-knowledge is formed through ranges of meta-cognition and basic epistemology. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Globalization & Citizenship Authentic self-knowledge and accountable local placement promote healthy communities that can solve problems and celebrate knowledge on a scale that resonates globally. 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.

An “enabled” learner can grasp macro views, uncover micro details, ask questions, plan for new knowledge and transfer thinking across divergent circumstances. This doesn’t happen by content “knowledge holding,” or even by the fire of enthusiasm, but by setting a tone for learning that suggests possibility, and by creating a culture of can. First, it’s important to realize that a “culture” is comprised of tangible factors (students) and intangible factors (curiosity). Learning Can If a learner is develop a sense of can, he or she must learn it. While some students have more natural confidence or initiative than others, can is slightly different than confidence. So how does this happen? Read the rest of the article Terry Heick’s blog at Edutopia. 20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention. As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students' attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson to keep kids from day dreaming...or worse yet, nodding off.

Here are some ideas:Desk Switch: Students have ten seconds (count down from ten) to find another desk to sit in that is in a different part of the room than his or her normal desk. Students stay in that desk for the rest of the lesson. Why? Two reasons, first switching desks gets them up and moving. Second, sitting in a different place in the classroom will give them a different perspective and wake up their brains a bit.Position Switch: Have students turn their chairs around and sit straddling the chair with their hands resting on the back (girls in dresses can sit side-saddle).

While good sitting is important, a few minutes of sitting differently can keep kids alert. Did you get a new idea? Om att kombinera ”No hands up” och ”Think pair share” | Min undervisning. Evernote för lärare och andra kunskapssugna | Fleischer Kompetensutveckling. GoStudyIt! Skapa en bok av din blogg. Podguide | ABF Pod. Start | - Lärare inspirerar lärare. Professionally Speaking. 4 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voice Inside You. Hur man skapar ett ordmoln? 6 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom. Bevaka dina intressen på Twitter - Så här gör du. Wikipediapedagogens viktiga kunskaper. Google Maps Now Allows You to Measure Exact Distances. En-v5 - emaze. Our Tools - The Teacher Toolkit. Exit Ticket - The Teacher Toolkit.