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Samara Despoina

I am teacher at a high school in Thessaloniki. I teach Literature, history and Language.

Teacher tools 2.0. Secondary Grades. Web2 tools. Art Teacher Guide Smart-Soft Critique. Empathic Critique Using empathic critique to foster the culture of collaborative discovery in studio art classes Marvin Bartel © 2008, 2012, author bio, author CONTACT, HOME.

Art Teacher Guide Smart-Soft Critique

S Guide Art Lesson Plans Page. Drawing Lessons and Crafts for Kids and Children K-12: KinderArt : Learn How to Draw. DRAWING FOR KIDSNote: Grade levels are given as a guideline only.

Drawing Lessons and Crafts for Kids and Children K-12: KinderArt : Learn How to Draw

Lessons are always adaptable. 20th Century Art Lesson Plans. Written by: Lynn-nore Chittom • edited by: Wendy Finn • updated: 9/11/2012 Learning about 20th Century art can be a fun and expressive experience for your art students.

20th Century Art Lesson Plans

This lesson plan teaches various 20th Century art movements through the use of representative artists as an inspiration for student creativity. 20th Century CreativityStudying 20th Century art should be a fun experience for the teacher and the students. Most art from this time period is bold and expressive and more easily reproduced in student work than art from previous periods. The best way to teach art from this period is to provide students with sample pieces that represent the various movements and inspire them to create their own original work based on the themes of the period. Surrealism ppt. Sleep learning is possible: Associations formed when asleep remained intact when awake.

Is sleep learning possible?

Sleep learning is possible: Associations formed when asleep remained intact when awake

A new Weizmann Institute study appearing August 26 in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone -- even when no odor is present -- both during sleep and, later, when awake. In other words, people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their waking behavior. Sleep-learning experiments are notoriously difficult to conduct. For one thing, one must be sure that the subjects are actually asleep and stay that way during the "lessons.

" The most rigorous trials of verbal sleep learning have failed to show any new knowledge taking root. Prof. Overview of learning styles. Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques.

Overview of learning styles

Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. What's Your Learning Style? Increase Brain Power. Increase Brain Power Keeping the brain healthy and Increasing Its Power Expanded brain function equals enhanced performance If the brain can function better and faster, it will.

Increase Brain Power

A healthy brain naturally seeks to operate as efficiently as possible. If you expand brain capacity and connections, the brain will take advantage of the new resources every time it faces a processing task. 11 Ways to Improve Your Memory and Remember More. 11.

11 Ways to Improve Your Memory and Remember More

Get some sleep. Learning how to learn. Yes, that's the title of my new MOOC, or rather the latest MOOC I'm studying. 'Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects' started this week through Coursera and UC San Diego, and it's already a bit of a mind bender.

Learning how to learn

For the most part, MOOCs teach you about a given subject, be it Dutch poetry, advanced Mandarin, beginner-level javascript etc, but this one teaches you about learning itself. Will I see my knowledge increase exponentially as the course goes on? Will I suddenly unlock that other 90% like Scarlett Johansson's character in that awful new Luc Besson film, Lucy? We're only on day two, and already there's talk of the Pomodoro technique, Diffuse thinking and the million billion synapses we have kicking around our grey matter. Three Simple Strategies for Learning Anything Better. It was eighth grade.

Three Simple Strategies for Learning Anything Better

I was sitting alone in the corner outside the dean’s office. In trouble. Again. It’s not that I was a wild child. Far from it. 14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking. Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items.

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be used to complement and execute Bloom’s Higher Order of Thinking framework, focusing on analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Assessment, CCSS, Competency-based learning, deeper learning, education, learning, teachers. Today Digital Promise and Getting Smart released “Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation and Development.” This white paper outlines the attributes of next-generation teacher preparation and makes recommendations to support the development of teacher preparation and development systems.

21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding. Excellent Tool to Create Rubrics for Your Class. November, 2014 Rubistar is a great free web tool that teachers can use to create educational rubrics to use in class. By definition, a rubric according to Geidi Andrade, is "a document that articulates the expectations for an assignment by listening the criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor". As a teacher you can create rubrics and use them for a variety of purposes. These include: grading students assignments, providing focused feedback on works in progress, preparing lesson plans and many more. " Rubrics can teach as well as evaluate. When used as part of a formative, student centered approach to assessment, rubrics have the potential to help students develop understanding and skill, as well as make dependable judgments about the quality of their own work.

Using Exhibits as Assessment. 24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills. August 31, 2014 Reflection is a fundamental skill from which is branched out all other thinking skills. Reflection is a form of meta-thinking, a process of deep contemplation and pondering.

It is also the basis of critical thinking for we can not raise critical thinkers if we do not have good 'reflectors'. When students are taught the art of reflecting, they become independent learners who are engaged in a constant process of assessment and re-assessment of their learning needs and strategies. Reflection is all about questioning. Focus on portfolios: 4 advantages of alternative assessment. I’m happy to say that my school is currently dipping its toes into alternative assessment in the form of writing portfolios. Although I’m a big fan, it is the norm to view portfolios as a ‘non-traditional’ approach to judging performance. Nevertheless, portfolios, and alternative assessment methods in general, are frequently used in education to evaluate students based on objectives tailored to their learning needs.

In contrast, traditional assessments such as multiple-choice exams estimate a learner’s improvement in content knowledge against other exam takers. As the sole criterion of improvement and/or competence, traditional testing can create faulty comparisons and overlook achievements. So, what exactly are the benefits of alternative assessment and portfolios in particular?

‘Path by the river’ by @ALiCe__M from ELTPics 1. DIGCI2-excerpt. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF.

The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video. 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education. 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education. Digital Citizenship. Blogs on Classroom Technology. Teacher ads - - school exchanges, class twinning... How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios. To teach. to learn. to empower. this is my world. — nashworld. Journey in Technology. The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content. Learners - Essay writing - Study skills. How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios.

Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. Share Photos, Videos, Text, Music and Documents Easily. AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. - brainstorm and mind map online. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes. Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! How to Google it. School Improvement Network, Professional Development for Educators and Teachers.

Learners - Essay writing - Study skills. Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources. Is the Web a good research tool? This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content. Study Skills. Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools. Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources. Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship - Main Page. Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students. Blogs on Classroom Technology. Largest organization for teens and social cause. Digital Etiquette. Using Technology In The Classroom.

Technology has always been a major focus on This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom. Teacher Resources. Useful Teaching Websites. Sustainable education - towards a deep learning response to unsustainability. Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future.

Journal of Sustainability Education. Education for Sustainability - Table of Contents. Introduction. Education for Sustainability. Efs educators guide final 7july11. Sustainability Frontiers - ‘Go out on a limb… That’s where the blossom grows’ – Tom Forsyth, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland * Fig_1-3.gif (GIF Image, 266 × 261 pixels) Education-for-sustainability.jpg (JPEG Image, 560 × 369 pixels) Sustainable Schools Project.