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Lesson Plan Search Engine. Faculty of Ed at BU - A community for current & former students. Canadian Teachers’ Daily. The Name Game. Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Classroom 2.0 with 75 Articles from Innovative Educators. Classroom 2.0 was started in 2007 by Steve Hargadon, and it has been the premier social network for educators and technologist who are interested in leveraging “Web 2.0″ tools in the pursuit of discovering ways in which technology can impact learning. The site now has over 70,000 members worldwide, and offers a wide variety of discussion forums (grouped by “Tool”, “Subject”, and “Area”) along with events, recordings, and other resources. If you are not a member, I highly recommend completing the simple registration process, checking out these resources, and participating in the dialogue (or start one of your own!).

Earlier this year, Steve got together with Richard Byrne ( FreeTech4Teachers ) and Christopher Dawson ( ZDNet Education ) and initiated a project with the objective of producing a collaboratively developed book to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Classroom 2.0. Tailoring the Classroom of the Future With the Fabric of the Past Print This Post. Graphics Organizer resources from TeachersFirst. 40 Alternative Assessments for Learning.

When people think of assessment, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. Assessment does not always have to involve paper and pencil, but can instead be a project, an observation, or a task that shows a student has learned the material. In the end, all we really want to know is that the skill was mastered, right? Why not make it fun and engaging for students as well? Many teachers shy away from alternative assessments because they take extra time and effort to create and to grade. On the other hand, once the assessment guidelines and grading rubric are created, it can be filed away and used year after year. The project card and rubric can be run on card stock (one on each side of the page), laminated, and hole punched with other alternative assessment ideas.

Here are 40 alternative assessment ideas to get you started! Alternative Reading Assessments 1. Create a bookmark to match the theme of the last book read. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Alternative Writing Assessments. The PLN for K12 Teachers. ScienceFix - Science Fix. Supalogo - create nice logo. 12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers. Whether we are a teacher, parent, relative, boss, or community member, each of us has a chance to make a positive and impactful difference in a child’s life. But in order to do this, we must carefully consider this question: What matters most to our children? For 20 years I have been posing this question to my students. At the beginning of every school year, I would ask my students to give me advice on how to be their best teacher.

The classroom would become immediately silent as the students wrote intensely for longer than they had ever written before. Surprisingly, many of the responses were the same. Here is a list of the 12 Most Important things that came out of these amazing conversations: 1. Wish me good morning, and send me off with a “see ya tomorrow.” 2.

When you look at me, let me see happiness in your eyes. 3. Sit and talk with me privately; even if only for a second. 4. Help me dream of things I might be able to do; not just the things I need to do now. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. What do Principals Look for When They Hire? I like having student teachers in the building. They are predominantly bright and keen and excited, and they bring an influx of positive energy to our school. They also remind me that teaching and learning is fun and sometimes a little bit scary, and as much as the universities are doing a better job than ever preparing students for their work, there is still an awful lot to know about working with kids and working within an organization that cannot be learned by coursework alone, and the practicum sessions really help with that.

It is also a great reminder of the power of a learning community and amount of collective wisdom on a staff. The kids like having them because they are usually younger and have some fun lessons they've been saving up for their practicum. The first thing I want to clarify is that I never have seen teaching as a job. You need exact or very good credentials. Congrats, you made the short list and are going to be interviewed. Johnny Bevacqua, St. 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. How do you think young people are portrayed in the media? Record / upload For Broadcasters For Podcasts For Educators Get Started & Sign Up For Communities For Sports Get the App Audioboo assistant vinspired play #ReverseRiots - How do you think young people are portrayed in the media? Embed Code options Coinciding with the one year anniversary of the 2011 riots, Reverse Riots is a Do Something UK campaign set up to empower young people to create a wave of positivity towards British youth.

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