PISA en español
'PISA in Focus' N°11: ¿Cómo se están adaptando los sistemas escolares al creciente número de estudiantes inmigrantes?N°10: ¿Qué pueden hacer los padres para ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito en los centros educativos? N°9: Autonomía y rendición de cuentas en los centros educativos: ¿están relacionadas con el rendimiento de los estudiantes? N°8: ¿Leen actualmente los estudiantes por placer? N°7: Centros privados: ¿A quién benefician? N°6: Cuando los alumnos repiten un curso o son transferidos a otros centros: ¿Qué repercusiones tiene esto en los sistemas educativos? N°5: ¿Cómo algunos estudiantes superan su entorno socioeconómico de origen? N°4: ¿Se ha deteriorado la disciplina en los centros? N°3: ¿Vale la pena invertir en clases extraescolares? N°2: Mejorar el rendimiento desde el nivel más bajoN°1: ¿La asistencia a educación infantil se traduce en mejores resultados en el aprendizaje escolar? Las pruebas de PISA son aplicadas cada tres años. La participación en PISA ha sido extensa.
Learning outcomes and content
The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates.
The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You
Latest update 4th June 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. Acapela.tv is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations.Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Many thanks to Heather for her photograph
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks
WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution
Classroom collaboration tool
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration
The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? This week on EmergingEdTech, we’ve put together a listing of 20 top notch free tools that are being used in schools and classrooms to collaborate and interact on assignments, projects, and other active learning efforts. These tools deliver a wide array of functionality, from communication to collaborative document editing, whiteboards, and gaming, to full Learning Management System capabilities. 1. Twiddle provides a really easy to use collaborative online whiteboard. 2. 3. 4. 5. Yammer is a private social network. 6. 7. Vyew is a collaborative interactive white board.
In previous blogs, we focused on web tools to collect and organize content and tools to help students create and present ideas. In this module, we focus on how to use web tools to foster collaboration. Randy Nelson (Pixar University) provides a brilliant definition of collaboration by using two principles of improv. First, accept every offer and second, make your partner look good. Principle 4: Shut up and Listen Good improvisers are not necessarily more clever, or more quick-witted. Principle 5: Action beats inaction Don't talk about doing it, do it. Principle 8: There are no mistakes Earlier I said that we have to be willing to make mistakes. As a quick example, watch this video (caution, one bad word near the end). Imagine what would have happened if the cast would have cut him off. Extending Class and Thinning the Walls A variety of web tools provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other (in or out of the classroom) or with others outside of the class. Tools
Tools to Help Students Collaborate
Online Collaboration Tool & Platform | Blackboard Collaborate
Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom In
On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration
Cultivating Collaboration: The First “C” The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take? In this column, we’ll focus on the ideas that shape our approach to the standards. Librarians, teachers, administrators, parents, and children must work in concert. The best place for the collaboration to begin is around the topic of quality nonfiction. Identifying Quality Nonfiction LiteratureWhile there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes quality nonfiction, there is consensus on some basics. Finding Quality Nonfiction LiteratureEducators have an immediate need to identify quality nonfiction literature in all the content areas. Here is our starter list and a brief description of what each offers. Robert F.
Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3
Presenters at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference described how librarians today must curate, foster citizenship, forge connections—and more By Michelle LuhtalaRead more by Contributor August 2nd, 2012 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Common Core Invariably, there comes a time when either Valenza or Miller deliver a presentation where an audience member raises a hand to say, “Yes, but…” After the “but” comes a reference to state testing, instructional mandates, curricular requirements, and so on.
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In my constant quest for classroom management techniques, I stumbled across Whole Brain Teaching. WBT is a structured classroom management approach which has had great results. Immediate pros of WBT: Structured - The drilling of routines and commands is hugely helpful to students, particularly those in my area of specialisation (pre-school to Grade 3).Energetic - the gestures and sillyness of it keep students engaged, which is very difficult to doFree - The materials (videos, articles and ebooks) are all free. They aren't trying to make money from educators. I was able to legally read their primary manual this weekend. Obstacles to using WBT in my placement The biggest one would be my host teacher. Another is that I wanted to incorporate WBT into my research project, which I have to frame around, "How can I...?". A great video of WBT, there are piles of them on Youtube (search "Whole Brain Teaching", add grade level if desired):
Whole Brain Teaching - Guff or Great?
Oh dear. The Kansas City Star asks: Teachers learn ways to keep students’ attention, but are brain claims valid? Probably not. Unless you’re buying a brain scanner or a plush brain, product ‘brain claims’ are generally just marketing patter. But let’s see. When Chris Biffle called out the word “Class!” Whole Brain Teaching reminds me of Brain Gym, a notorious bit of British neuro-nonsense from a few years ago. Class-Yes: Our primary attention-getter activates the prefrontal cortex, often called the CEO of the brain… Little if any learning can take place if the prefrontal cortex is not engaged. while even “mirror neurons” have a role to play: Mirror: Many brain scientists believe that we learn by mirroring the gestures and activities of others. If such warm-ups did work, your best bet for activating your primary visual cortex, for example, would be to stare at a rapidly-changing pattern of random colors for a few minutes. But that’s teaching.
Whole Brain Teaching...? - Neuroskeptic
The Official Brain Gym Website
Online Concept Mapping Apps
WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution
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MindMup: Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud
We think History | Collaborative Digital History
Historians are turning to more and more advanced digital tools, from databases and geographic information systems, to text mining and web scraping. Few historians have these skills before we find a research project that could benefit from them. As a result, there is a growing demand for tutorials that teach historians and historical geographers new digital skills. A NiCHE spin off project, the Programming Historian 2, provides the model for developing these tutorials. They provide peer review for the tutorials, both to ensure the high quality of these lessons and so the authors can claim some academic recognition for their effort. The Programming Historian 2: The Geospatial Historian: Historical GIS Bibliography Jessica DeWitt curates a list of HGIS links and a substantial HGIS bibliography for the University of Saskatchewan HGIS Lab. Integrated Database in Environmental History of Canada William Turkel’s How To website: The Historian’s Macroscope: Big Digital History, by S.
Digital Tools | NiCHE
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Kreatory ćwiczeń interaktywnych
Quizalize - Pinpoint classroom progress in real-time
Crossword Puzzle Maker for Kids
ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more! ABCya’s award-winning Kindergarten computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.
Classroom Collaboration Tools
8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators
Collaboration | Feature 8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators By Bridget McCrea06/05/13 Ready to bring collaboration into your classroom? Here are eight free apps and tools you can use to get students working -- and learning -- together, in and out of the classroom. Flowboard. About the Author Bridget McCrea is a business and technology writer in Clearwater, FL.
A Video for Dublin | Ms. Cassidy's Classroom Blog
Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom
The Student Blogging Challenge runs twice yearly. A new Challenge starts March and September, each year. It is made up of a series of 10 weekly tasks all designed to improve blogging and commenting skills while connecting students with a global audience.The Challenge is open to both class blogs and to individual student bloggers from all over the world and of all ages – blogs don’t need to be hosted by Edublogs to participate! The Student Blogging Challenge is coordinated by Sue Wyatt, Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt. Here is where you can read more about the Student Blogging Challenge: Receive the latest News from the Student Challenge Blog There are two ways to get the latest posts, which include the challenge activities, automatically delivered to you. Email notificationSubscribe in a Reader Email Notification The first and the easiest is to sign up for email notification. If you look in the right sidebar you will see a box that says ‘Enter your email address’. Subscribe in a Reader 1.
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Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, spent some time teaching the teachers at my school about Padlet. www.padlet.com What you can share on Padlet: The box where you type or share your item. You can:TypeRecord Your VoiceAdd a HyperlinkAdd a PhotoAdd a Document The flexibility of this tool means you could have one class Padlet for the year and share resources and links throughout the year. Editing As with many tools the gear icon (as shown in the graphic below) is where you go to edit your background and change your settings. You can customize your Padlet page with a different background, title and more. Organizing Richard Byrne taught me something new today. You can move the Padlet layout to stream. Security and Control There are lots of features you can customize.
How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool
Using technology for collaboration in the Classroom