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7 Tools for Creating Classroom Blogs. EdTechTeam GAFE Tips Posters. TeachersGiveTeachers (@TsGiveTs) | Twitter. Copy of Google Maps Introduction - Google Slides. How to HyperDoc - Google Slides. 10 Reasons Why Every Teacher Needs a PLN #edchat. 6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset. Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger, and timely, endeavor. Best defined by the research and work of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler and Eduardo Briceno, growth mindset is the recognition of the brain as a muscle that—with practice, effort, and nurturing—can continue to grow and develop. When you think of an inventor or innovator, past or present, what descriptors come to mind?

Creative. Persistent. Curious. So how do we provide not only the physical tools but the mental tools to Make? 1. Create more opportunities for collaborative brainstorming to solve problems with new ideas. 2. If you want to get better at a specific sport, you must go to practice. 3. 4. Yeah, I said the dirty word. 5. 6. Jennifer R. Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age.

When Tech Meets Project Based Learning. Almost 20 years ago, when Paul Curtis was a social studies teacher at the just-opened New Technology High School in Napa, Calif., there wasn’t much “tech” to support project-based learning. “We didn’t even give the kids email addresses back then,” he chuckles. Even now, Curtis, Director of Curriculum for the New Tech Network, is confident that project-based learning can happen without much technology.

But use it right, he adds, and technology can change the “tone” of the classroom in powerful ways. “It asks teachers to give up ‘the script’ for the classroom,” he says. Curtis sees technology shaping project-based learning in multiple ways. First technology can fuel students’ curiosity and put them in charge of learning and exploration. Next: technology can provide teachers a construct or scaffolding for doing project-based work. “The best curriculum comes from the passions of teachers and students,” Curtis says. Flush with Funding, Flocabulary Will Let Students Write Their Own Rhymes. When y=mx+b, b is the y-intercept, you’ll see. M is the slope, the rise over run. They’ll wait until we stop, but that day will never come. That’s a line from “ Linear Equations,” from Flocabulary, a New York City-based startup that makes catchy educational hip-hop videos.

Soon, students may be able to write their own hot verses as they practice Cartesian coordinates: Flocabulary is adding composition features. The music video maker will debut the Lyric Lab, a feature that will allow students to write and record their own educational hip-hop songs for class, at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. “Kids learn from each other through creating and sharing, so we eventually want to create a community,” Rappaport said, “but we want to take privacy super seriously and nurture that slowly. Building a community of users isn’t the only long-term goal, however. “We’ve been a front-of-the-classroom tool for five years,” Rappaport said.

Our #PBL assessment tool ensures that your projects are on track. Get it here => #pblchat. 6 tips for making the most of PBL. Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning. In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, we're producing a series of Top 20 lists, from the practical to the sublime. 20 Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning 1. Use Social Media One of the best ways to document collaboration and engage students with technology is use social media platforms like Edmodo. Students can use it to share ideas, you as the teacher can use it to formatively assess where students are in terms of products and content knowledge, and it is a great way to have real evidence of collaboration. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Bonus! A quick note on these tips: There is no real silver bullet to get every single kid under the sun engaged in your classroom, but good teachers use all the strategies they can muster. Patricia Mancilla (@PmMancilla) | Twitter. Matthew Arend (@matthew_arend) | Twitter. Hashtag #etwinedu sur Twitter. Short-Term Engagement vs Enduring Engagement □□□ (Recap of #1QEdChat by @MrsDale_Edu) #edchat #elearning #edtech. Viewer - Learning Designer.