Teaching Digital Citizenship: Digital Media and Your Brain. Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. Image Creative Commons Greetings from FETC at the Miami Beach Convention Center in sunny Florida.
Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps. Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb.
The first post involved the “why”, and this second post provides 15 ideas for the :how”. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging, authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development . Booking Info – Look for contact information at the Booking Site. Excellent Ecology and Environmental Science Apps, Games, and Websites. Some Helpful Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students. Resources for teaching safety online - Kathleen Morris - ABC Splash -
It can be risky to leave students totally alone to develop internet behaviours.
Kathleen Morris highlights a range of resources which can help teachers support students to be savvy online. The internet has always been an evolving medium, however, the rate of change is becoming increasingly rapid. This means children are faced with more challenges in navigating their online world as both consumers and producers. Teachers and caregivers are also challenged as they seek to find the best way to guide children on their journeys. While all teachers would agree that addressing internet safety in the classroom is important, many are unsure how to get started. The following four websites provide a wealth of free information and resources for learning or teaching about internet safety.
How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom. Like many of you, I've been thinking a lot lately about how we can better prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and critical consumers and creators. While I don't have all the answers, I've come to one conclusion: Media-literacy education must deal with YouTube. Ninety-one percent of teens use YouTube. Part 1: Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum. Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking.
This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. You will not want to miss it! Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum. Welcome to part two on this series based on Computation Thinking.
This second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculumn. You will not want to miss it! Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! MediaSmarts. A List of More Than 30 Useful Digital Citizenship Resources. Chances are you’ve heard a lot about digital citizenship by now.
Many reputable and respectable organizations have devoted their life’s work to developing digital citizenship resources to promote its values in educators and learners worldwide. We at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation are proud to be among them. Bringing It All Together: Literacy, ICT and the 21st Century Skills. By Stephen Pinel Literacy, 21st century skills, ICT and a common pedagogical framework – these four seem to be flavours of the month in many schools, including mine.
What is not evident, however, is how schools blend all of these disparate strategies together into one framework. Too often, the professional development (PD) delivered for each of these strategies is delivered separately, in a piecemeal approach, and in ways that can contradict each other. This article shares a framework that integrates these four important strategies, so that units of work can be prepared that take students from learning basic skills directly from teacher modelling, right through to collaborative application of these skills against real-world, authentic problems.
ICT and 21st Century Skills The 21st century skills have been hashed over by quite a few different groups over the last 20 or so years. . • collaboration • knowledge construction. START ANY TIME. DO AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. 2017 Charles Sturt University CRICOS 00005F.
Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume. 6 Digital Tools To Engage Students - 6 Digital Tools To Engage Students by Rachelle Poth Are you looking for some new ways to keep students engaged through the end of the school year?
Here are 6 tools that I have found to be quite helpful as this school year winds down. More importantly, these are also some of the student favorites, in no particular order. Recap 2.0 Recap 2.0 is a Question and Answer platform available on Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones and Android devices, which can be implemented right away and is easy to use.
Students can submit questions and receive direct feedback from the teacher, parents can receive feedback by email through Recap, and there are many other features available for assessment and classroom management. In a Recap Journey, teachers create a multi-step path for students. STEM & Maker Space - Virtual Library. The Power of the Maker Movement Piktochart infographic created by Heather Lister.
References and further readingBritton, L. (2012). The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption. The Digital Shift. Retrieved from C. (2016). Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, University of Massachusetts. 22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy. 22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff In 2012, one of the first posts we created was a “twitter spectrum,” an image that clarified different ways that twitter could be used in the classroom in (hopefully) authentic ways.
TeachBytes has followed that up with an excellent graphic of their own that uses a pure Bloom’s Taxonomy approach. The specific ideas range from “remix trending tweets with video and music” to creating concept maps showing the relationship between tweets. Top 10 sites to help students check their facts. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is An Excellent Tool for Creating Visually Appealing Presentations, Newsletters and Interactive Reports. 12 Virtual Field Trips You Don't Want To Miss! – Create-abilities.
Schools are so lucky these days. 17 Formative Digital Assessment Tools That Help You Know Students. A big benefit of doing formative assessment properly is that we get to know our students really well. But why is this important? It has to do with the fact that teachers don’t actually create learning, but rather encourage and facilitate it. Only learners create learning, but teachers guide the process by responding to student performance. 8 Things To Look For In Today's Classroom - 8 Things To Look For In Today’s Classroom by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of things you should look for in today’s classroom? The common response often begins and ends with technology, but as we’ve discussed often, it’s not about the technology. Control Alt Achieve: 4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs.
Google Docs is a great word processor, but is much more than just that. Although we can certainly use it to type up a report, take notes, or write a story, we can also get creative with the features and functions built into the program to make some fun learning activities. A Big List of 50 Must-Try Online Teaching Tools. Having a database of useful online teaching tools is a great practice for every teacher. Teaching Content Curation and 20 Resources to Help You Do It - InformED. At St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, Dr. How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs. How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs.
The Padagogy Wheel developed by Allan Carrington. It Is Not About the Apps, It Is About The Pedagogy.