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Over the last few weeks, our grade 8 students have been working on virtual Rube Goldberg Machines , using a physics simulator called Phun. For the assessment of the work, the teachers really wanted to focus on the students' understanding of the various simple machines they were expected to build into their complex machine. With that in mind, the students were asked to create voice-over narrations of their machines - being asked to explain how the different machines combined and transferred the energy through the system.
My school (formerly a sixth to eighth grade middle school,) is now an inquiry-focused, sciences and technology kindergarten to eighth grade school... elements that when put together can also be called my dream job. The school is in its third year of this paradigm shift toward a custom-built K-8 inquiry, sciences and technology context. We believe that our new school context creates an optimal environment to perpetuate the learning goals of our District .
I was watching a TV series set in the 1970s during the week.
As should be the case, there is ongoing discussion among educators about the skills that should be taught to their learners.
This chart is cross-posted on our new site at Personalize Learning .
This month’s topic comes to us from my good friend Clive Elsmore ( @clivesir ), who has worked extensively as a volunteer teacher in India and Sri Lanka over the past few years.
The 2012 Olympics are taking place from the 27th July to 12 August this year and lots of schools are planning Olympics-themed lessons next term.
The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...Over the past two years, I’ve been involved (off-and-on) with an International Sister Classes Project involving teenage Intermediate ESL/EFL classes around the world.
We took care of eggs in our classroom this month. We marked the eggs with an O and X so we could tell when they were turned.
Sharing our writing on the SMARTboard through a document camera “The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” - Jean Piaget (quote taken from Literacy Smarts)
Teaching year prep/one this term has been challenging and exciting.
Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant.
21st century learning - the best!