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11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom by PowToon! I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind: “A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a “good” or “expensive” or “public” education, but whether you were encouraged to develop your creativity starting at an early age and continuing throughout your school years.” – Adobe.Inc We saw this first-hand, when Edson Tellez, a volunteer teacher in rural Mexico, wrote to us about how PowToon changed the way his students viewed the world, “they’re getting more creative, more receptive, and more dynamic in each class.”

11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom by PowToon!

The mind blowing fact is that developing creativity is the number one determining factor in the overall success of your students! Even if you teach in the most affluent school, with the most high end gadgets - your students are still only as good as the instructions given to them. They are only as good as the lesson you present and the creativity you encourage. Mzfea8h3.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024 × 1920 pixels) - Scaled (52%) Technology is a Tool. Edutopia. 10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer. You’ve reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break.

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

Now, as you pack your bags and head for that beach vacation and some quality “you” time… Don’t forget that another school year is quickly approaching. Yes, you should take some time off, but you should also prepare for the new year by learning some new tools. Trust me, you’ll have plenty of time to finish that pina colada in your hand… Each of these tools can help you in some way in the classroom, whether it’s just getting organized or making assessments easier and data more relevant. Digital Tools for Teaching – Tool #1 – Google Drive I know, I know. Pear Deck. Practical Ed Tech Tips.

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Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT - TEAL. In the late 1990s, educational innovations in teaching freshman physics, specifically a method called interactive engagement, were delivering greater learning gains than the traditional lecture format.

Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT - TEAL

These innovations were not lost on Professor John Belcher, teacher of first-year physics at MIT and one of the three principal investigators on the Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) project. Belcher was grappling with the mismatch between traditional teaching methods and how students actually learn. Despite great lecturers, attendance at MIT's freshman physics course dropped to 40% by the end of the term, with a 10% failure rate. Even though MIT freshmen had good math skills, they often had a tough time grasping the concepts of first-year physics. Traditional lectures, although excellent for many purposes, do not convey concepts well because of their passive nature. Funding came from several sources. Leadership. 6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits.

While having an interactive scenario in your eLearning course can make it more immersive and engaging, it simply won't be of any value to your learners if it doesn't offer them real world benefits.

6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits

In this article, I'll share some ideas that you can use to create effective eLearning scenarios that offer real world benefits and always meet their learning objectives. The most powerful, interactive, engaging, and effective eLearning scenarios are those that give your learners the skills and knowledge they need outside of the virtual classroom. Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning. Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process.

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

With good assessment practices, PBL can create a culture of excellence for all students and ensure deeper learning for all. We’ve compiled some of the best resources from Edutopia and the web to support your use of assessment in PBL, including information about strategies, advice on how to address the demands of standardized tests, and summaries of the research. PBL Assessment Foundations 10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning (Edutopia, 2011) This comprehensive guide from Edutopia goes over many best practices for assessment, including authentic products, good feedback, formative assessment, and digital tools.

Teachers can use this as a professional learning tool and primer for PBL Assessment. Rubrics. Blooms+Wheel.png (PNG Image, 1600 × 1019 pixels) - Scaled (64%) 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 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students. There are at least 50 ways new tools are helping teachers to create new learning environments and experiences for students.

50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students

Stacey Childress, CEO of NewSchools (@NextGenStacey) sees innovative teams using new tools to create new learning environments and, “Expand the definition of success to help their students,” as they: 1. Set ambitious personal goals and create plans to reach them; 2. Academics as Teachers: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning and Implications for Professional Development Programmes. December 22, 2012 in Volume 2.

Academics as Teachers: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning and Implications for Professional Development Programmes

New approaches. Learning.futures is about re-engineering subjects to enable students to experience a seamless integration of the best of online and face-to-face on campus learning.

New approaches

As a globally-oriented university we engage with the innovative approaches to learning taking place around the world that respond to advances in both technology and insights into how people learn. We are committed to research-led approaches and are exploring and prototyping new educational and technological possibilities, integrating online and face-to-face experiences. This future-focussed strategy has been named to highlight the importance of focussing first and foremost on how students come to learn (and then on what teachers should do to support that). Some well known educationalists have commented that a major challenge of higher education is preparing students for a future that is largely unknown. New_approaches_to_learning_and_teaching-irmeli_maunonen-eskelinen.pdf.

Teaching Styles. The term Teaching method refers to the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction.

Teaching Styles

Your choice of teaching method depends on what fits you — your educational philosophy, classroom demographic, subject area(s) and school mission statement. Teaching theories primarily fall into two categories or “approaches” — teacher-centered and student-centered: Teacher-Centered Approach to Learning Teachers are the main authority figure in this model. Google. Google. 5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier 

In my first year of teaching about a decade ago, I was given very straightforward instructions for what I was charged to do. I was told to follow the curriculum, ensure that my students didn't disrupt the classroom, meet the state standards for my subject, and make sure that my students passed the standardized exams at the end of the year. To meet these goals, I was provided with a curriculum, a school rulebook, test prep materials, and was wished good luck. The curriculum I was given consisted of a set of lessons that were organized like a script. The formula was simple: wash, rinse and repeat. Teacher asks this, students say that. In addition to the curriculum, I was given the school rulebook.

The final set of tools I was armed with were a set of test prep materials. For anyone on the outside looking in, all the materials I was given meant that I was well-prepared. As behavior problems rose, I was forced to pull out the school rulebook. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 150 Teaching Methods.