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Growing 21st Century Skills. Technology for Formative Assessments: Updated Post. In 2012 I wrote a blog post about using technology for formative assessments.

Technology for Formative Assessments: Updated Post

It has been my post popular blog post by far, with over 14,000 views. How to Add the Human Element to Online Learning. Untitled. PearsonNorthAmerica (@PearsonNorthAm) 4 Delightful Editing Tips to Make Your Words Dazzle and Dance. The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American educator well known for the use of the term Andragogy as synonymous to the adult education.

The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles

According Malcolm Knowles, andragogy is the art and science of adult learning, thus andragogy refers to any form of adult learning. (Kearsley, 2010). The term andragogy can be supposedly equivalent to the term pedagogy. Andragogy in Greek means the man-leading in comparison to pedagogy, which in Greek means child-leading. The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles. EDU 653 Blogs Fall 2015. A Biologist's Guide to Online Instruction. Top 7 Tips To Be A Successful Webinar Host.

Many learning professionals are unwilling to host their own webinars, as they assume that being a successful webinar host requires skills they do not have.

Top 7 Tips To Be A Successful Webinar Host

In this article, I’ll share the top 7 tips to help you through this process and make sure that you become a webinar host who highly engages and captivates their attendees, whoever they are. Connecting with your audience through a webinar goes beyond the capabilities of social media, your website, or your professional blog. 6 Killer Examples Of Gamification In eLearning. Let’s first understand what gamification is and how it is different from playing games.

6 Killer Examples Of Gamification In eLearning

In one of my earlier articles on gamification, Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning, I had highlighted both these aspects as follows: Gamification is about more than just playing games (in fact, sometimes it does not involve playing games at all). It can be defined as the concept of applying game-design thinking to non game applications.Wikipedia defines gamification as “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems”. What Are The Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning? Again, I will recap from my article the key benefits of gamification: Better learning experience.The learner can experience “fun” during the game and still learn if the level of engagement is high.

5-Step Food Prep and Recipes Guide for a Lean, Healthy Body. Ten Tough Interview Questions and Ten Great Answers. The best way to prepare yourself for the interview is to know what may be coming and practice for it in advance.

Ten Tough Interview Questions and Ten Great Answers

Fear of the unknown can only exist when there is an unknown. Take the time to understand some of the “standards” when it comes to interviewing questions. The following are some of the most difficult questions you will face in the course of your job interviews. Some questions may seem rather simple on the surface—such as “Tell me about yourself”—but these questions can have a variety of answers. The more open ended the question, the wider the variation in the answers. Others are classic interview questions, such as “What is your greatest weakness?” The following answers are provided to give you a new perspective on how to answer tough interview questions. 1. It seems like an easy interview question.

Wrong. So as you answer this question, talk about what you’ve done to prepare yourself to be the very best candidate for the position. Lesson Plans. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans We have hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices.

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Find the perfect one for your classroom. Standard Lessons See All Standard Lessons. UCDTLE0061.pdf. Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3. Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization (PDI) Chart (Version 3) The PDI chart was created for a reason: to clarify the differences in these terms.

Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

How to Integrate Technology. When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too.

How to Integrate Technology

Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. The Power of Positive Feedback and Publishing. In his blog post on entitled, Top 3 Reasons I Have My Students Blog, Steve Kowalski says, “When it comes to writing, the more feedback a student receives, the more they want to write.

The Power of Positive Feedback and Publishing

Even a small number of comments creates positive reinforcement that will motivate students to write.” For fourteen years, I was the technology coordinator for a very small school district in the middle of a cornfield in Northern Illinois. From that small world, a wider audience didn’t seem plausible. I honestly didn’t believe that anything I could contribute would be valuable in a larger world. 8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – From Samantha on Edudemic. Written by Samantha Morra Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate.

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – From Samantha on Edudemic

Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. Common Core math, explained in 3 minutes. Nothing goes viral like a bad Common Core math problem, something that takes a simple subtraction question and turns it into a multi-step process that confuses anyone over the age of 20. But there's a reason the new math is complicated. One goal of Common Core is developing number sense: an understanding of how numbers can be broken down into units of smaller numbers.

5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb. So many of us teach the way we were taught. Kurtis Hewson's Professional Site. On October 26, 2011, in conjunction with the Education Undergraduate Society, I shared with University of Lethbridge Faculty of Education students thoughts related to the Evolution of Digital Footprints and things they can do early in their teaching training and subsequent career to build a positive digital footprint.

As mentioned in the presentation, it is important to put thought now to your digital footprint and how it reflects you as a future educator. Take small steps to begin the work! Find some helpful resources to get started on the way to developing a strong, professional digital footprint (you may use the Presentation handout to help you set some next steps or record thoughts that you have along the way). Resources to support Footprint 2.0 (Cleaning up your Footprint) Twitter Resources Blog Resources Sample Online Portfolios for Teachers General resources related to Footprint 3.0 Like this:

Feedly. Technology for Formative Assessments. In my experience, teachers tend to rely more heavily on summative assessments (assessment OF learning) than formative assessments (assessment FOR learning). There is power in formative assessments and their ability to inform instruction and improve student learning. How to Organize Digital Information: Web sites, blogs, and more. Embracing the world of Online Teaching & Instructional Design.