Project Based Learning. Teaching. Proiektuka. Teaching Strategies. Learning strategies. Planning for Project Learning in Your Classroom, School, or Scho. How to adopt best practices in 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days, 5 months, and 5 years.
Editor's Note: Special thanks to Cacso Bay High School teacher Susan McCray and principal, Derek Pierce for their assistance compiling this list. Energizing Work: A King Middle School student works on her Kinetic Conundrum art project. Credit: Michael Warren You've read the articles, watched some videos, and come away feeling as inspired as you are frustrated. The projects profiled here are full-figured creations by teams of teachers at schools whose cultures and schedules support grand ideas. IAR: Assess students > Answer: Good/Poor fixed-choice questions. Question 1 1A.
The promiscuous use of sprays, oils, and antiseptics in the nose during acute colds is a pernicious practice because it may have a deleterious effect on: the sinuses red blood cells white blood cells the olfactory nerve 1B. Frequent use of sprays, oils, and antiseptics in the nose during a bad cold may result in: the spreading of the infection to the sinuses damage to the olfactory nerve destruction of white blood cells congestion of the mucous membrane in the nose 1B is the better question. 1A is wordy and uses vocabulary that may be unfamiliar to many students. 1B not only asks what part of the body is affected (sinuses) but also what is the result (spreading of infection).
Question 2 2A. 2B. Respiratory disease cancer accidents rheumatic heart disease. Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. In this video, students in a gifted classroom use the multi-user learning environment Quest Atlantis to explore issues related to the creation of a game reserve in Tanzania.
Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students. Among these, teachers must balance the requirements of high-stakes accountability while meeting the needs of diverse students within their classroom. The 26th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA reported that approximately ninety-six percent of general education teachers have students in their classroom with learning disabilities.
Differentiation as effective instruction Overcoming obstacles to effective differentiation Setting the scope. Starting With Why: The Power of Student-Driven Learning. I know a high school student who is quite amazing.
She’s keen. 10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning, by definition, is flexible.
It encourages learner-centeredness, provides the possibility of more authentic work, and allows learners to self-manage and self-direct in places they used to have their hands held. But this has its drawbacks. Learning is a capacity-building endeavor that seeks to, well, build capacity will ironically depending on that same capacity to progress, There are a variety of ways to support students in project-based learning, including organized digital learning spaces that support creative thinking, collaboration, and ultimately project management. Below are 10 apps for more organized project-based learning. 1. Platform: iOS. The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment. Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary. Every Monday my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board.
We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down. For homework, we'd re-write each word seven times. Good, now you know it. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Poof. Copying definitions from the dictionary we would probably all agree is not an effective way to learn vocabulary. The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it.
Selecting Words. How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning. Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education’s relationship with technology. However, it fits. Blended learning is marrying the influx of technology with the learning principles that are proven to work.
It’s a powerful combination if done properly. That’s why this new-ish term is, as stated just a few sentences ago, such an overused term. PBLU - Project Based Learning resource for Educators. PBLU is a site I just found that is a new online social network of educators who use Project Based Learning in their classrooms.
It is officially launching this summer and will provide free online courses (2 weeks long) and project ideas for teachers to use. It will have resources, links, help, and ways to connect with other PBL educators. Planner PARCC aligned. Educators, this is your chance to decide on the texts you will teach as you prepare your students to be thinkers and doers.
Note to Readers 11.05.13 Since this post was first written, the PARCC Aligned ELA Common Core Curriculum & Assessment Planners have been updated to include audio files and drop-down toolboxes for user friendliness. They have also grown to include additional space for entering instructional objectives and teaching notes as well as including pop-up boxes that display the grade-level standards as teacher work to build their plans. I have been working with due diligence to help teachers make sense of the marriage between the PARCC Frameworks released first in the Fall of 2011 and updated in the Fall of 2012 and the most recent significant release of PARCC Assessment information, the Assessment Blueprints released on April 30. The fact is, I posted a blog similar to this one two weeks ago, but since, my website crashed and several blogs were lost. Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning.
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