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Planning. 10 Popular Blended Learning Resources Teachers Actually Use. By Janis Beem Whether you’re new to blended learning or a seasoned veteran of blended learning, there’s always more to learn.

10 Popular Blended Learning Resources Teachers Actually Use

Take a look at 10 of the top resources for blended education, also known as hybrid learning, from some of the most notable names in the field. So, in addition to great resources like YouTube, iTunesU, and a variety of blogs and social media channels, here are 10 of the most popular blended learning resources teachers use. Inspiration. Pinterest. How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning. Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre. Deeper Learning 4 All. Deeper Learning Video Series (Deeper Learning) Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs.

Edutopia is pleased to premiere the first blog in a new series designed to showcase compelling examples of how students are developing 21st century skills through a deeper-level of learning. Through this blog series, we hope to increase awareness and encourage replication of successful models. Chris Anderson, TED curator. (Photo credit: Pierre Omidyar via Wikimedia Commons) As many of my readers know, this year I have been dedicated to using the 21st Century four Cs.

Storytelling. Online Communities of Practice. Formative assessment. L Houle's Wiki - NO Registration Necessary. Updated April 2016 When working with K-8 students we must be concerned for students' privacy and anonymity.

L Houle's Wiki - NO Registration Necessary

Most Web 2.0 sites require registration or allow teachers to set up class accounts. These extra steps to set up educational accounts takes time that's hard to locate in your busy day. Surely too a majority of us are tired of remembering are own usernames and passwords let alone keeping track of those of our students. Below are sites that do not require username, email or password. Creativity Tools Art Fun | Avatar Creators | Posters | Sign/Text Generators | Word CloudsABCya! Shifts in PD-Examples. Communities of practice. Social Learning - What is it? Are you past oriented or future oriented. Global Village Construction Set - TED Talk. Communities of Practice Explained. Curriculum. Documenting children's learning.

Free Pics. 22 Easy Formative Assessment Techniques for Measuring Student Learning. I came across Terry Heick’s blog – 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds – at TeachThought from earlier this year and really enjoyed the formative assessment strategies that he outlined.

22 Easy Formative Assessment Techniques for Measuring Student Learning

Using formative assessment techniques in class – or “simple assessments” as Terry calls them – are easy to administer and provide the instant feedback teachers need to identify which students need more help, and then adjust their instruction and lesson plans to help them. Visit Terry’s blog above to get more detail on the following ten formative assessment techniques: 1. New Clothes 2. Do’s and Don’ts 3. Combining Terry’s ten with the ten we’ve blogged about can give teachers 20 great formative assessment strategies for measuring student learning. 11.

What is 'pop culture'? Formative Assessment Strategies. How Children Learn: A World Tour of Class Portraits - Maria Popova. A lens on the environments in which we educate the generations around the globe.

How Children Learn: A World Tour of Class Portraits - Maria Popova

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom Portraits (public library) is part Where Children Sleep, part Bureaucratics, part What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets part something else entirely -- a poignant lens on a system-phenomenon that is both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of peculiarity, revealed through more than 450 portraits of schoolchildren from 20 countries. Jessore, Bangladesh. Year 10, English Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics USA, St Louis, Grade 4 & 5, Geography Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art St.

Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. Critical Evaluation. ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps. What is an ePortfolio?

ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps

An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio. Digital Portfolios / Tools. Blended Learning in Plain English. Find Great Blog Topics with these 50 Can't-Fail Techniques. Assessment for Learning. Technology for Communities of Practice. Differentiated Instruction. Formative vs Summative Assessment - Enhancing Education. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds.

Good assessment is frequent assessment.

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance. It sounds obvious, but a student is a human being with an entire universe of personal problems, distraction, and related challenges in recalling the information in the form the assessment demands.

This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding. Simple Assessments The word “simple” here is misleading. Questioning Toolkit. Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls.

Questioning Toolkit

They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human. Most important thought during our lives will center on such essential questions. What does it mean to be a good friend? Collaboration. Global and Social Activism. The Importance of Block Play - Journey Into Early Childhood. Reggio. Learning Environments. Teacher Blogs. Bloomin' Apps. Documenting children's learning. ‎www.digitallearningnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/DLNSmartSeries-BL-paper_2012-02-05a. Deeper Learning. A teacher works with a small group of students at Capital City School in Washington, D.C. The school uses the deeper learning skillls of critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, and learning how to learn to help students develop a strong foundation in traditional academic subjects, starting from an early age. Not Just for Honor Students - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - deeper learning, edchat, edreform, education, high schools.

Students in the same big American secondary schools often have very different experiences: students that start a few grade levels behind get a thin drill-based pedagogy while high performing students receive enriched coursework from talented teachers; struggling students often get a double dose of test prep while advanced students take thought provoking electives and challenging college level courses.

Not Just for Honor Students - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - deeper learning, edchat, edreform, education, high schools

Powerful learning experiences. The alternative to thin test-prep is an engaging sequence of learning experiences–for all students. Anson New Tech is a good example. “The school has helped an extremely poor rural community of 25,000 to graduate students that have the skills they need to be successful in life,” according to principal Chris Stinson. 5 Habits of Mind: Debroah Meier. Deborah Meier (an educational reformer, writer, and activist) believes that schools should teach students a specific set of skills in order to be highly effective.

5 Habits of Mind: Debroah Meier

The skills, also known as ‘habits of mind,’ include: Significance (why it is important)Perspective (what is the point of view)Evidence (how do you know)Connection (how does it apply)Supposition (what if it were different) Here is a video of Deborah Meier further explaining the five habits of mind: As a teacher, I believe that these questions should be used when creating lesson plans. As a teacher it is really important that our lessons include each of these elements. Here is a great example of how a ninth and tenth grade teacher uses the five habits of mind in her lesson.

Wagner, T. (2010). Early Years Development. Leading for Deeper Learning: 10 Proven Strategies - Vander Ark on Innovation. Over the summer we interviewed two dozen school and network leaders producing strong academic results and developing powerful young people.

Leading for Deeper Learning: 10 Proven Strategies - Vander Ark on Innovation

Considering their leadership stories, we found ten things in common: Good goals. Good schools have good goals; they use a variety of strategies to personalize learning supported by aligned supports, staffing, and schedule. Danville Kentucky is great example with goals focused on powerful learning experience, growth, global preparedness, communication, and community. Deeper learning will be a random occurrence without goals that make it a priority. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs. 6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning. “6 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning” by Susan Oxnevad was originally publish on gettingsmart.com Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

Students can develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. In order to facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary. These ideas are supported by the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core identifies a spiraling set of skills necessary to prepare students for success.


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