This Teamwork Skills Checklist Assesses High School Students Work Readiness. Written by: Anne Vize • edited by: Donna Cosmato • updated: 9/11/2012.
Team Building Activities, Initiative Games & Problem Solving Exercises. Team-buildinggamesactivitiesideas.pdf. How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit. The Learning Revolution: It’s Not About Education. Image: Tony Crider/Flickr The education system is changing.
Established teaching methodologies are reaching their limits in most developed countries. New requirements are needed. In the search for solutions, technology is playing an increasingly prominent role — allowing for new approaches such as the “inverted classroom,” Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) and “mobile learning”. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games.
I’ve been posting annual lists of the The Best Online Learning Games for a number of years.
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?
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. " Putting aside the imperative to teach students how to create meaningful images, the ability to read images is reflected in the following standards. Three Tips for Structuring Classroom Blogging Projects. Posted by Bill Ferriter on Tuesday, 09/17/2013 In preparation for three different Teaching the iGeneration workshops I'll be delivering in October, I'm pulling together a ton of content for structuring classroom blogging projects.
I thought Radical Nation might benefit from some of the content, too. Here are three tips that I always recommend to teachers interested in blogging with kids: Tip 1 - Create ONE Topic-Focused Classroom Blog A lesson that session presenter Bill Ferriter learned early in his work with blogs is that they are far more vibrant -- and attract far more attention -- when they are updated regularly. The solution in Bill's classroom is to always START classroom blogging projects with ONE classroom blog that EVERY student can make contributions to.
Bill also tends to create blogs that are focused on a specific theme or topic rather than general blogs that contain content across several domains and/or interest areas.
Interdisciplinary Resources. Podcast. You asked for it…so here it is: Gamification Part Deux!
After learning about gamification and the beginning steps to implement it into your classroom in our last podcast, we have move to the next level. Points, awards, and other motivators to grab and keep your students engaged are emphasized in this edition. With great examples from Michael and Kamie, this will take the idea of gamification and help you implement it into your lesson, unit, or entire curriculum! Please comment below or tweet us... 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds. Good assessment is frequent assessment.
Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance.
It sounds obvious, but a student is a human being with an entire universe of personal problems, distraction, and related challenges in recalling the information in the form the assessment demands. Social Studies Chat. Simulations: Real-World Practice - Global Learning. 5 Awesome Examples of how Students Can Use iBooks Author for Learning. iBooks Author is still making the news in the educational sphere. This is probably the first mobile app to be embraced wholly in education in such a short time since its release. Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach. New Milford High School graduation Credit: We exist in a world where almost everything in real time is streaming online -- from concerts and sporting events to breaking world news eight time zones away.
Technology has truly made the world a smaller place. Yet schools are slow to catch the technologies available for streaming, due to shrinking budgets, personnel cutbacks and training voids. As your school lays the groundwork for the upcoming year, the adoption of live-streaming a few of your significant events might be a good topic to propose at the first Home and School Meeting this August. Highlighted below are some examples of schools that have found great success in live-streaming special events and, in turn, removing barriers to engaging families and the community.
Free and Available Tech Tools. Internet Catalogue. Document-Based Whole-Class Discussion. What Is It?
Document-based whole-class discussion is a classroom activity where students engage in the interpretation and reconciliation of multiple historical documents. Rather than a heated debate, the classroom dynamic resembles a deliberative seminar, where the teacher plays an active role in facilitating student participation. Sign In - AP Teacher Communities. 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad. Want to self-publish a novel?
Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering. The good news is that it’s never been easier to quickly and easily get your digital pen flowing. The following are powerful apps designed to help you create books on the iPad. So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later.