Edutopia sur Twitter : "RT @teachthought: 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Qs: #teaching... 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions. 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.
A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so.
The latter is a topic for another day, but the former is why we’re here. 1. The TeachThought Learning Taxonomy is a template for critical thinking that frames cognition across six categories. Industries: Glass, Automotive & Building Products. The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught. The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing.
A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost all of whom are African-American. “What might a character be feeling in a story?” She asks. She repeats the question, before engaging her pupils in a high-tempo conversation about what it is like to read a book and why authors write them, as she moves smartly around her classroom. On an October morning last year, I watched Doug Lemov play this video to a room full of teachers in the hall of an inner-London school. Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”).
Lemov never considered himself a brilliant teacher. Characteristically, he started with a spreadsheet. Take “cold calling”. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES. What do we want our students to learn from us?
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Teaching in Australia Listen. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. As part of their preparation for the new school year teachers try to look for new web resources and materials they can use to help them with their teaching.This is definitely not an easy task for one needs to live online in order to be able to keep up with the new releases and sift through the tsunami of web tools available online.
In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of articles featuring some of the best free web resources for teachers across different educational spectrum. We have already published lists of free websites for teachers of ; Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies , Music Education , Economics, and Physical Education and Health, ESOL and today we are going to provide you with another list of great websites where teachers can find lesson plans, teaching tips and many more.
Check out the list below and let us know what you think. Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Hexagonal Learning. After reading the inspirational post on The Learning Spy I decided to give this a go.
My year 10 class are doing Macbeth and this is a challenging play for boys who have not ever done Shakespeare before. We have watched the Polanski version of the film and have collected quotes and created scene summaries. The lesson before this one I gave students each five post-it notes and asked them to write a quote on each. When they had done this, they had to stick them on an appropriate poster named for each of the themes. This took some discussion but certainly showed me that they had an understanding of the ways that the play deals with themes and ideas and an ability to link that knowledge to selected evidence. Macbeth. TEDxTeen 2012. Special Section: INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Backstage @ Campbell Hall, UCSB The Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press hands Sir Ken Robinson a blank check and asks him to use his imagination to design a learning place of his dreams.
In their 3-part interview backstage at Sir Ken's UCSB Arts & Lectures appearance, they promise to sign it after he answers the following questions. Part 3 offers a surprise view of Sir Ken rarely, if ever, seen. Part 1: What would he call it? To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - IMDb. Open Education Resources. Mind Mapping & Diagrams. Digital Literacy. 20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers. eBooks. Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard.
WordWeb iPhone Dictionary and Thesaurus. WordWeb English Dictionary for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Also available: the Chambers Dictionary and Chambers Thesaurus Up-to-date international English dictionary, based on WordWeb Fuzzy lookup with spelling and sounds-like suggestions Synonyms, similar words and many usage examples 285 000 words, phrases and derived forms 225 000 word sense definitions (Audio version) 70 000 professionally-recorded audio pronunciations 85 000 easy-to-understand text pronunciations Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?
, vowel, consonant, select word types) Includes many proper nouns, compounds and phrases Bookmarks, recent and random words Full coverage of American, British, Canadian, Australasian and Asian English Works offline, one app for iPad, iPod and iPhone Cross-reference to other offline and online references On iPad: 25 Things You Should Know About Character - StumbleUpon. Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment!
— about characters: Fictional Landscapes by UK-based artist Kyle. Webyarns.com: stories for the web. Inanimate Alice - Homepage. Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources. Last week I talked about visual literacy in Visual Literacy Activities with Children's Picture Books.
I suggested children's picture books make a natural place to start teaching kids about visual literacy. Here are some online resources I've found that also support visual literacy. Almost any website can be examined from the perspective of its visual communications. Encourage your kids to become aware of what's behind the type and placement of images, choice and size of font, subheadings, flow of one chunk of text to another, colours etc. This helps them not only to develop visual literacy skills they can use in their own projects, but also to become more media savvy as consumers.
Reading/Language Arts Education Resources on the Web. Language Arts Resources Resources Bartlett Quotations Over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact. Beacon Learning Center. Reporting Links. Brainstorm and mind map online. Warschauer/Whittaker - The Internet for English Teaching: Guidelines for Teachers (TESL/TEFL) Read & Discuss The Books You’re Reading On Your iPad With Subtext.
When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content. Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Web Conferencing, Online Meeting, Web Meeting Software. Penguin Gifts. The Great Novels of Charles Dickens (Boxed Set) - Charles Dickens. The Australian Teachers of Media (Victoria) Teachit - English teaching resources. Infographics as a Creative Assessment. Digital fiction. English teaching resources. Information_Sheet_English_2011. Digital Reading App, Online Reading with Friends, Ebook Reader App, iPad Ebook Reader.
Web English Teacher. AATE National Conference 2011. Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Socratic circles: fostering critical ... - Matt Copeland. The benefits and importance of Socratic seminars are widely recognized, but little has been written on how to make them happen successfully in the classroom. By offering real-world examples and straightforward answers to frequent questions, Matt Copeland has created a coaching guide for both the teacher new to Socratic seminars and the experienced teacher seeking to optimize the benefits of this powerful strategy. Socratic Circles also shows teachers who are familiar with literature circles the many ways in which these two practices complement and extend each other. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills, and build better classroom community and conflict resolution skills.
By giving students ownership over the classroom discussion around texts, they become more independent and motivated learners. iPad Book: Shakespeare In Bits Macbeth. The Shakespeare In Bits for iPad series provides you this all-innovative fully-voiced and fully-animated study version of Macbeth presenting Fiona Shaw and Stephen Dillane. Do not settle for cut-down movie versions, or lifeless translations of this text. The book Shakespeare In Bits includes the total unique text mixed with all-latest dynamic-text functions to make understanding easy and quick. New translations for complicated phrases and words are a touch away, together with full study notes for every section, analysis, plot summaries and the rest you have to make understanding Shakespeare classic simple. Moreover, the whole play is introduced along with two-and-a-half hours of animation which shows every kind of every scene. Using a single touching you will be treated to a magnificently animated event of the present action showing exactly what is going on.
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