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Ok2ask_summer_2015.pdf. Planificări - 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing - 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools.

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Certainly for that focus, it makes sense as Grant and Jay McTighe designed the framework and would be considered a credible source on how to mess it up. But it also make sense as an example in the kinds of mistakes schools make when introducing any new “big thing”–classroom management, curriculum, PD, etc., so we’ve revised it a little not only explore how to implement UbD poorly, but any new idea poorly. Sigh. 1. 2. INSTEAD: Think big, but start small and smart – Work with volunteers at firstAsk all teachers to plan ONE unit in Year One.Encourage teachers to work w/ a colleague or team, and begin w/ a familiar unit topic.Provide additional designated planning and peer review time.Provide online help 3. 4.

INSTEAD: Develop a multi-stage multi-year plan to improve current initiatives via UbD – 5. 6. 7. IXL - Awards information. Knowledge isn't the only reward on IXL...

IXL - Awards information

IXL is not just about helping your kids learn math, it's also about helping them enjoy learning. That means encouraging them to have fun! Unlike traditional workbooks and exercises, IXL offers hours of intrigue for students—without distracting them from grasping key concepts. Uncover hidden treasures One of the ways IXL makes learning fun is through hundreds of virtual awards that reflect kids' favourite animals, foods, places and hobbies. Quizmakers. E-Learning: Teaching's bookmarks. Free Tools For Teachers : Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide. Storytelling is an ancient art that is undergoing a renaissance with modern technology.

Free Tools For Teachers : Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide

By incorporating digital storytelling projects into classroom learning you can reach today’s students and at the same time help them develop the skills needed to be successful in our complex, technology rich world. Creating digital stories engages and inspires students, ignites a love for learning, and creates more teaching stories for others to share and enjoy. Learning becomes personal when students tell the story Microsoft's Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide offers countless ideas on digital storytelling techniques for teachers, points to valuable digital storytelling resources for educators, and tips on using the Microsoft software products most commonly found in digital storytelling projects. With these tools, you can make a project of any length, topic, or scope.

Center for Digital Storytelling. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling. ITL Research. Childnet - Childnet. Webwise. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking. One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.”

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1.

This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Google Testing Center. Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers. The beginning of the new school year is a time when some parents like to get involved and volunteer their time in schools.

Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers

This is great, but it does require some scheduling. Top 7 Websites for Downloading Lesson Plans. 1- Lesson Plans Center This is one of the popular sections in Teachnology.

Top 7 Websites for Downloading Lesson Plans

It features a library of original lesson plans with more than 30,000 lesson plans. For Teachers. If the world were a village of 100 people (20 pictures). Professional Development for Creating 21st Century Student-Centered Learning Environments. 13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about. Wikis are great learning and teaching tools.

13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about

They have some distinctive features that you cannot find elsewhere particularly the collaborative feature they provide to its users. Several teachers from all around the globe embrace wikis in their classrooms and use them to create a student friendly environment where to enhance what is being taught in the classroom. If you are not yet familiar with how to use wikis in education or you want to learn more about how to integrate them into your lessons , here are some interesting posts to start with : Today we are providing you with a list of different wiki platforms. We did not include Wikipedia because it is taken for granted that everybody knows about it . This is an online project to add videos to Wikipedia articles. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Open content licensing for educators. Competenţe Digitale. Laborator virtual de Informatică şi TIC - EFK - Software educaţional pentru copii - Secţiunea 1 - elearning, e-Learning for kids. Instruire asistată de calculator. Weekend Project - Apply for the Google Teacher Academy.

Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012. 10 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers. First thank you all for the positive feedback I received in your emails following the publication of "12 Educational Videos your should not Miss".

10 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

I do feel glad my posts are leaving good impressions on some of you.In the same regard and to provide you with more video resources , I have compiled a list of YouTube video channels that are sepecifically made for teachers and educators. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a couple of posts about such channels in the past but this one here is the most recent an updated list which includes some channels I have not covered before. With these channels on your favourite list, you will be able to have free unlimited access to a treasure trove of awesome educational videos that are made to meet your teaching needs within a general framework of the 21st century education. Please if you have other suggestions share them with us below and let us benefit from you too. Thanks. Learning English with Songs. Have you tried learning a foreign language as an adult?

Learning English with Songs

What were some of your experiences? Learning a foreign or second language is easy for young people, but it gets more difficult to learn as one gets older. One of the reasons may be that we become dependent on our first language and do not feel the need for an alternative language. So motivation is always a variable to any kind of learning.

An additional challenge is the learner’s emotions. TOOBEEZ, Teambuilding, Joe Donahue. Keynote Roman Weishäupl & Nick Sohnemann - IAB Engage 2011. Wp-content/uploads/2012/05/30_Fun_Revised.pdf. Download Marvin for End Users, Java, Web and .NET Developers. Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Introduction Course. Course-builder - Course Builder. YouTube Launches A New Program for Educators. Materials design for the digital generation_0. Free Technology for Teachers. Understanding wikis and ethical responsible posting of information online. Understanding wikis and ethical responsible posting of information online.

Understanding wikis and ethical responsible posting of information online.

Grade Level(s): 9-12 By: John Pawkowski Students use online wiki to enter information about businesses or local attractions. Topics: Wikis, Business, Ethics, Copyright, Internet Responsibility. Objectives: The student will be able to enter information about businesses or local attractions and to understand the importance of ethics and personal responsibility when posting information on the Internet. Materials: Computer, Internet connection. Plan: Wiki's are web sites that allow anyone to collectively contribute content to a web site. Anticipatory Set: Have students log onto web site, Modeling: Show students home page on and explain the purpose of the web site, whose goal is to build an informational database on every community in the world that includes information about local attractions and local businesses. FlexBooks. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

Kid Printables - free printable fun for kids - StumbleUpon. Dont Pay for Technology: 25 Freebies for Students - StumbleUpon. Jun 29, 2009 In today's economic climate, paying for technology isn't prudent, and for some students, it isn't even an option. Fortunately, there are plenty of freebies on the web that can help with document creation, research, writing, storage, collaboration, studying and more. How to make an origami corner heart bookmark.


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