background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Why should you differentiate instruction? Differentiation. Differentiated Instruction. - We give you powerful free tools to help you educate the world. - Share Text & Images the Easy Way. 6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers. One of the best things about education technology is that it has allowed students and teachers alike to turn to online annotation and records, making hastily scrawled, illegible scribbles and coffee-stained pages a thing of the past.

6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers

From university students keeping track of lectures to young students making plans and mind maps, there is an online note-taking tool to suit everyone… 1. Study Blue A great site that allows students to create online flash cards, study guides and quizzes. These learning resources are stored online, making heavy folders and easily-misplaced notebooks redundant, as students can simply login anywhere anytime and use their notes to revise, or test themselves using their flashcards. 2.

A brilliantly simple online interactive whiteboard, Scriblink allows notes to be shared as they’re created. 3. Perfect for individual students, Penzu is the online version of the old-fashioned notebook or journal in which you build up your body of lecture or class notes. 4. Video hosting and organizing. What a 'flipped' classroom looks like. Ipads, Evernote, and Second Graders!

Differentation in learning/ teaching. Twitter for Professional Learning - ISTE 2013. Ipads, Evernote, and Second Graders! WhatsOnYouriPad.pdf. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services.

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps  LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps 

How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level. You will notice that several apps that are in the same app category (ex. screencasting: ShowMe, ScreenChomp and ExplainEverything) are represented on different levels of the Bloom’s. iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom. What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you.

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier. .

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier

We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. 25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier. Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom. Updated 01/2014.

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace.

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. View Mailing. Among the challenges in any teacher education program include - making connections between the program and the field, - coherence among the various parts of a program, - dealing with the limits of time for classroom work, - student teacher stress over home and work life in addition to the demands of the actual program, - the additional stress of an unknown future in a tight job market, and - the mental switch from an undergraduate to a professional program and the changes in tempo and structure that occur when assignment come thick and fast: they often have to unlearn some habits and relearn others.

View Mailing

Much of the success students teachers (called “teacher candidates” (TCs) at OISE have comes not from their academic work but their ability to juggle the above and not be fried mentally and emotionally. But I teach history methods. I am not their guidance counselor, nor am I to teach them about counseling students in my history curriculum unless . . . Khoran. Ncooper. Math Matters, Even for Little Kids. Published Online: March 27, 2012 Published in Print: March 28, 2012, as Math Matters, Even for Little Kids Commentary By Deborah Stipek, Alan Schoenfeld, and Deanna Gomby Everyone knows that children who are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade are fated to struggle academically throughout school.

Math Matters, Even for Little Kids

Concerns about early literacy skills are justified because reading skills at kindergarten entry predict later academic achievement. But guess what predicts later academic success better than early reading? A widely cited 2007 study of large longitudinal data sets, University of California, Irvine, education professor Greg Duncan and his colleagues found that in a comparison of math, literacy, and social-emotional skills at kindergarten entry, "early math concepts, such as knowledge of numbers and ordinality, were the most powerful predictors of later learning.

" Jmljwl. Pwalther. Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Arowell. Kskubic. SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN. Joseph R.


Codde, Ph.D., Professor and Director - Educational Technology Certificate Program Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education Department Michigan State University Adapted from Arthur W. Chickering's and Zelda F. The following is a brief summary of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education as compiled in a study supported by the American Association of Higher education, the Education Commission of States, and The Johnson Foundation. I utilized the Faculty Inventory presented at the back of this book to share with you the practices I apply in my teaching. TEDxSaintGeorgesSchool - Pat Bassett - Schools of the Future.

iPad Apps. SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN. Need a Job? Invent It. Think-Pair-Share Variations. Learning is a collaborative venture.

Think-Pair-Share Variations

Daretodifferentiate - home. Are You Left or Right Brain? Ways To Differentiate Instruction - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo. (This is the first post in a two-part series on differentiation) I posed this question last week: "What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction? " Tomlinson - Differentiation Central.