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
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks
bubbl.us | brainstorm and mind map online
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
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. Among the highlights of her partnerships with educators in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Philadelphia, Miller featured ongoing, multi-pronged collaborations that are open to any educator wishing to include his or her students, such as Somewhat Virtual Book Club and World Read Aloud Day. If George Siemens’ statement, “The network is the learning,” is true, then Miller and her colleagues built a formidable learning platform for their students—and many, many others. Common Core
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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
bubbl.us - Brainstorm and Mind Map Online
Coggle - Simple Collaborative Mind Maps
WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration
Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider
A Video for Dublin | Ms. Cassidy's Classroom Blog
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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The Global Read Aloud
Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Fran Siracusa, co-founder of and educational technologist for Calliope Global. As citizens of the world, students in today's classrooms seek global contexts for learning. Opportunities for networked and international collaborations are bringing both the world to classrooms and classrooms to the world. With a focus on international standards of instruction, globally-minded programs inspire students to be curious through investigation and reflective in analysis of thought. By examining the landscape of the classroom, educators can design collaborative learning spaces that will support the teaching and learning of skills needed for the interconnected world of today and tomorrow. While there are many design ideas that could help drive this transformation, we suggest the following three as a starting point. 1. The design of a collaborative learning space begins with a dialogue between all stakeholders. 2. 3.
Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World
Today’s employers say the capacity to collaborate to solve problems is going to be even more important for tomorrow’s workers than content knowledge. And a recent study shows employers are looking for people who can work effectively in teams. Forward-thinking teachers are using technology to promote teamwork and collaborative projects, linking their students to classrooms across the globe. Yet building students’ collaborative skills is tough in traditional classrooms, where a teacher stands at the front of rows of students isolated by desks. Thoughtful use of technology can break this traditional paradigm, but educational technology leader Alan November cautions that the first step is to change old mindsets, not to provide new gadgets. “Sadly, most schools use the internet only to find information,” November observed four years ago in a video reflection about the myths and opportunities of technology in the classroom. How can teachers use technology to create such environments?
How Technology Can Encourage Student Collaboration | Common Sense Education
Student Centered Classroom