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Imagine how you’d feel waking up one morning to discover that much of the money you’d put in your bank for safe keeping had been withdrawn.
I was working on a self evaluation sheet to give to students, and thought that I might share it here with everyone. The purpose of this sheet is to help students notice different elements in their learning. It's focus is on the 4 macro-skills, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation strategies.
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The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Please let us know what you think of the new TIM. Click here to take survey
In a post last fall, I discussed the SAMR model , which identifies different levels of classroom technology integration. In the model, technology integration is viewed along a hierarchy.
This line, which I’ve heard in various forms, always makes me cringe.
<img class="alignleft" title="jgcc" src="http://hastac.org/files/legacy/u1405/JGC_Logofinal.jpg" alt="" width="222" height="360" /> Literacy and numeracy are important. We all know our children need to be able to read and write and add up, but increasingly as the pace of change in our world increases what were once seen as fundamental aspects of education need to be challenged.
Pearltrees is a great, free site I wrote about in January that lets you organize web content in a visual pattern. There is a Chrome browser extension that makes it easy to add sites to your tree.
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E ffective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners. Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches?