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Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience. Design a Community Space - A Mathematics Lesson Plan on Area based from Jeannie Baker's 'Belonging' Following a reading of Jeannie Baker’s ‘Belonging’, in this lesson plan, students are given the task of designing a community space with the perimeter of 240 metres.

Design a Community Space - A Mathematics Lesson Plan on Area based from Jeannie Baker's 'Belonging'

Home. The Padagogy Wheel developed by Allan Carrington. It Is Not About the Apps, It Is About The Pedagogy The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently and with a view to long-term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching.

The Padagogy Wheel developed by Allan Carrington

The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it is a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives. The Padagogy Wheel is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing student-centred activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods. Teaching Cybersafety - Budd:e Blocker A Cybersmart Lesson.

In this lesson, students recognise that computers can be infected from an email (attachment), a bad or dodgy download from the web, or from an infected USB (flash) drive, CD ROM or DVD.

Teaching Cybersafety - Budd:e Blocker A Cybersmart Lesson

They learn to choose to scan every download, and every device. They recognise what a virus or other piece of malware can do to a computer. They also discuss the importance of checking with teachers, parents and carers before downloading a file while identifying the importance of discussing anything bad that happens online. Investigate with ICT. Effective teaching of reading. BYOD in schools: What Works? Australians, brace yourselves for a technology tsunami. Digital culture shock is currently reverberating around the world.

Australians, brace yourselves for a technology tsunami

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented digital revolution, and technology is birthing all sorts of disruptive business models that we’ve come to love and rely on. Imagine your life without all the apps that feed you, get you where you need to go and keep you in touch with the rest of the world? ETL523. Interactive Video Learning. Quill.org — Interactive Writing and Grammar. NowComment. Home - Using Technology Better - Teacher training and staff development day speaker.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Poetry Month. There's no doubt that when taught well, poetry can get kids excited about reading, writing, performing, and finding their voice.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Poetry Month

As we approach the beginning of April, which is National Poetry Month, I've put together a selection of videos about the power of poetry for young people -- both in the classroom and beyond. Video Playlist: Celebrate Poetry Month! Watch the player below to see all the videos, or view this playlist on YouTube. Poetry Open Mic (5:38) An elementary teacher builds community and covers core language arts standards by holding weekly open mics in her classroom. Students recite a poem of their choosing, which builds both oral speaking and reading comprehension skills. More Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month Whether you feel like a seasoned beat poet, or are just dipping your toes into the world of poetry reading and performance, there are many ways to bring poetry into the classroom. Mathematical Habits of Mind. We all have them, some good and some bad.

Mathematical Habits of Mind

We pick them up from friends, family, and even strangers. 1 Question That Encourages Students to Connect to Literature. Posted 11/22/2015 5:42PM | Last Commented 11/23/2015 10:37PM As a student teacher, I am always looking for creative and engaging ways to help my middle school students connect to the literature in English class without reverting to the overdone personal reflection journal entry.

1 Question That Encourages Students to Connect to Literature

The Essential Unique Search Tool Your Students May Have Never Used - November Learning. The Wayback Machine is as basic a reference tool for the Internet Age as a dictionary.

The Essential Unique Search Tool Your Students May Have Never Used - November Learning

When was the last time you saw a student use it? By Alan November. Five From Five – The Centre for Independent Studies Literacy Project. Try different learning theories and models. Idioms are Dying: Should we mourn them? — The Writing Cooperative — Medium. Idioms are Dying:Should we mourn them?

Idioms are Dying: Should we mourn them? — The Writing Cooperative — Medium

If I offered you a penny for your thoughts would you say I’m barking up the wrong tree, and that curiosity killed the cat? Or, maybe, you wouldn’t say anything because actions speak louder than words. Ed and Periodic Videos. Quill.org — Interactive Writing and Grammar. Digital tools in ELT. Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers – Helping teachers make better classrooms, one mouse-click at a time.

Kathy Schrock's iPads4teaching - iPads for Teaching. Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway? Much like leadership offline, students and adults can LEAD others in how they interact and treat each other online.

Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway?

When we put our heads in the sand and ban social media, we miss a huge opportunity to showcase and tap into digital leadership and model a positive online presence. This got me thinking about some of the other things that we may do personally online , but not necessarily model all the time in school. One such practise is that of reading and responding online.

So often students are told to use tracks and be active readers, to write regular journal reflections, but this usually starts and stops at the physical book. When are students getting the same opportunity to read and respond online? Moving Towards a Digital Literacies One of the big challenges faced in the move towards 21st century learning is how to best embrace and engage with digital literacy. How to cook up a new magazine for 8-12 year olds. Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 11 September 2013 Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE). The IOE study, which is believed to be the first to examine the effect of reading for pleasure on cognitive development over time, found that children who read for pleasure made more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling between the ages of 10 and 16 than those who rarely read.

The researchers, who are based in the IOE’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies, compared children from the same social backgrounds who had achieved the same test scores as each other both at ages 5 and 10. They discovered that those who read books often at age 10 and more than once a week at age 16 gained higher results in all three tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.

Understanding and shaping the digital transformation of schooling. ACMI Story Monster.