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Does Your Classroom Cultivate Student Resilience? Over 100 years ago, the great African American educator Booker T.

Does Your Classroom Cultivate Student Resilience?

Jean-Pierre Lebrun - Ensinem os filhos a falhar. ERTE. Having a ball in the classroom. Students in Robbi Giuliano's fifth-grade class sit on yoga balls as they complete their assignments at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School in West Chester, Pa.

Having a ball in the classroom

(MATT ROURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS) By — Kathy Matheson, Associated Press March 12, 2013. The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class. Robbi Giuliano teaches fifth-graders as they sit on yoga balls at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School Monday on Feb. 4, 2013, in West Chester, Pa.

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today. The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011.

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog. I heart intelligence Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites. Augmented eTwinning Reality - studio_augusto. On the website The Teacher Garden there is a wide variety of ways to use QR codes in the classroom, such as managing library materials, writing prompts, assessing students, flipping the classroom and making lessons interactive, among many others.

Augmented eTwinning Reality - studio_augusto

All this activities have been done by teachers of different subjects. In the blog post Interactive Bulletin Boards, third-grade teacher Terri Eichholz explains how she used QR codes in her classroom and engaged students and teachers from other classes in her project. eLearning Industry - Post your eLearning article. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get!

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links.

Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. Learning Resources Teaching Resources Reference Communities & Blogs. Maxmydream.com - Innovative Assessment. The First 5s with iPads. Author's Note: This post expands on ideas that I originally shared last year on Edutopia.

The First 5s with iPads

With the start of school approaching and the looming expectation of incorporating iPads into the curriculum becoming a reality, the big question many educators are asking is: "Where should I begin? " The 23 Most Influential Twitter Users in EdTech — MediaCore. Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies. Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life?

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and think with pictures. Standards Support Visual Literacy Instruction Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made. " How To Integrate Classroom Technology With No Money. At the beginning of my edtech adventure, technology integration sounded like something I would have to go to my administration and beg for tens of thousands of dollars to get anything done. (Don’t get me wrong, I still want and mobile device carts!)

But as I did further research, I found out new ways of integrating technology and 21st century skills with the resources that I already had. Which meant that I did not have to beg for money! I did however have to ask for time, support and an opportunity to move the school closer to the digital age than the year before. We built a Windows computer lab about 4 years ago. We used the lab to focus on teaching students the Microsoft environment and basic Internet skills. The Best of TED for Teachers. TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is one of the most popular video platforms online.

The Best of TED for Teachers

Under the moniker ' ideas worth sharing ' TED talks went viral attracting millions of audience from all around the globe and giving them access to the world's most inspiring voices. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting a lot about TED to the point that we created a separate section devoted solely to everything that has to do with TED. Given this huge importance of TED as an educational resource we deemed it important to share with our fellow teachers and educators the best of TED . These are mainly lists of TED talks we have watched and published during this year. Enjoy. 1- Top 10 TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers 2- 4 TED Videos Teachers should Not Miss 3- 5 TED Talks about Creativity.