Maps & Data. 30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom. Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans?
If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Although 80% of K-12 teachers do have Twitter accounts for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate tweets into classroom lessons. And at first glance, it might be difficult to understand why you would, especially when Twitter is best known for getting updates on the oft mundane activities friends, family and celebrity crushes. But with 288 million active users worldwide, educational experts, like those at the National Education Association, say that Twitter can be a welcome tool for teachers who want to increase information, communication, and collaboration, both inside and outside the classroom. The Question Matrix by. This is a blog about questioning students in lessons.
“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” Morpheus – The Matrix Film – 1999 A couple of years ago, I first blogged about Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce! In my adaptation of PPPB, I added my own twist to teacher-questioning, by introducing the characters from Winnie The Pooh. My resource can be downloaded below. Full Circle: As a result of sharing my interpretation of PPPB, geography teacher @JohnSayers then wrote this blog; Asking Questions and tweaked the resource into this useful matrix.
. • to clarify • to challenge assumption • to evidence for argument • to gather viewpoints and perspectives • to predict implications and consequences • to question the question. 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate. The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. April 2, 2015 After yesterday’s post on “Flipped Learning Resources” one of our readers emailed us this beautiful visual outlining the six main steps involved in the creation of a flipped classroom.
These steps include: planning, recording, sharing, changing, grouping, and regrouping. Read the graphic for more details on each of these steps. As a refresher for those who are not yet familiar with the concept of a flipped classroom. Flipped learning or Flipped classroom or is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time.
Via Daily Genius Courtesy of eLearning Infographics. 5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom. Photo Courtesy of flickr and Sue Waters The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why.
They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners. However, it’s important to remember that the process of creating word clouds is just as important as the resulting resources. How to Use Word Clouds with Students Far from just an assessment tool, creating word clouds can be useful in promoting critical thinking, relationship building, and even as a great kick-starter. 1. As educators, we’re well aware that words are the building blocks of comprehension and cognition. 2. 3. 4. 5.