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My Life as a Middle School English Teacher. Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom. Increasingly, educators are acknowledging and welcoming the relative advantages of social media into the teaching and learning process.

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom

From creating school Facebook pages to connecting students with experts via Twitter, social media has taken root as a legitimate classroom learning and communication tool. The highly linguistic nature of social media allows us to create and consume ideas and information unlike ever before. Much attention has been given to composing an articulate blog post and condensing our messages to 140 characters or less.

However, effective use of this 21st century technology requires that we not only become proficient in textual communication, but also in our ability to express ourselves and interpret others' ideas through visual literacy. Why Visual Literacy Matters Visual literacy is the ability to: Mrs.Wideen's Blog. Resilience Café. Self-regulation technique helps students focus in class. At Cindrich elementary school in Surrey, B.C., 10-year-old boys are putting themselves to bed earlier, an enthusiastic girl in Grade 6 takes herself for a run when she’s feeling hyper, and a diminutive boy who is still learning English tells his teacher he will do better work if he sits on a special cushion.

Self-regulation technique helps students focus in class

It is all part of self-regulation, a philosophy of education that is moving into public schools in British Columbia. The Surrey School district is the largest of six districts in B.C. that has taken it on, almost out of self-defence. On CBC radio's The Sunday Edition Dec. 1, starting 9 a.m. Eastern: Karima Bennoune on her book about ordinary Muslims who risk death to combat fundamentalism. “I just saw kids coming into my classroom and me getting frustrated at their behaviour,” says Lianne McBride, a Grade 5 teacher at Cindrich.

Self-regulation ultimately hands the job of taking charge of their learning and their behaviour back to the kids. Remembering what calm means That idea isn’t new. Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: English. I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom.

Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: English

A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? To begin with, I don’t lecture.   - Home. 186 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha – Blogush. Follow @paulbogush An updated version of this post is here 286 Videos Four years ago I wrote a post simply called 99 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha.

186 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha – Blogush

I decided to reincarnate that post because many of the videos are no longer on the internet, some of the sites have gone under, and I have always wanted to get to an even 100. Videos play an important role in my class (well not so much this year, because of something I can’t write about here, but they will continue again next year They serve as much more than a time filler (ok maybe sometimes), they are played for more than just cheap laughs (although I am a big fan of cheap laughs), and they all usually have some point to them (maybe the snoring dog video has no point). Yes conversations can bond people, yes sharing personal stories can create a common bond between people…but so can video if used carefully and purposely. Project-Based Learning. Project Based Learning Checklists.

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BCTLA: Publications and Downloads. Download "The Points of Inquiry" Posters Elementary Resources Middle/Junior Secondary Resources Secondary Resources.

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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Students First, Not Stuff. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. 20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment. I visit a lot of classrooms.

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

And I'm always fascinated by the variety of ways teachers launch the new school year and also with how they "run their rooms" on a daily basis. From these visits and my own experiences as an instructor, I'd like to offer my top 20 suggestions for keeping your classroom a safe, open, and inviting place to learn. 1. Community Build All Year Long. Routinely include strategies and activities in your lessons, such as Save the Last Word for Me, that allow students to express their thoughts and ideas, build relationships, and practice collaboration.

As teachers, are we having an impact? Or are we merely bearing witness? December 31, 2013 by stevemiranda.

As teachers, are we having an impact? Or are we merely bearing witness?

Mrs.Wideen's Blog. Inquiryandlearning - Home. Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: English. FocusOnInquiry. 186 Videos that will make you go Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh, and Ha-Ha. Zondle. Making Science Relevant For Students With Current Events. Project-Based Learning. Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning Checklists. Curriculum Search. BCTLA: Publications and Downloads. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Good news for teens: The CDC says they should start school later. It's quite the irony.

Good news for teens: The CDC says they should start school later.

When kids are babies and toddlers and have absolutely nowhere to be, they won't sleep in late to save their (or, more accurately, their parents') lives. By the age that they'd rather walk on glass than get up at 6 a.m., they have to get up early to go to school. Watch. NY77 THE COOLEST YEAR IN HELL Documentary. Focusoninquiry. BCTLA: Publications and Downloads. BC Education – Onward and Upward? I kinda think so… Recently I had the opportunity to hear Rod Allen and Maureen Dockendorf talk about the future of education in BC.

BC Education – Onward and Upward? I kinda think so…

They came to our district to share some of the amazing work that is going on around the province, and to share the Ministry’s vision of education. I took copious notes during their presentation…here is what I came away with. Rod started the presentation and highlighted the fact that there is great work going on in our province. We are a high performing jurisdiction – among the best in the world. Countries like Finland…yes Finland, are looking to us for answers. Four-eign the World. Discovery learning is the new higher learning. Encyclopedias, record labels and publishers were once in the business of producing unique content that generated big revenues. All are being bludgeoned by the digital age that brought abundance, mass participation, democratized production and the rise of a new delivery channel – the Internet. A similar fate could soon await Canada’s universities. On the surface, they may seem in good health.

Competition is fierce and lecture halls are packed with young, tech-savvy learners. But as The Globe and Mail’s series on higher education has clearly revealed, deep anxieties exist. The university is in danger of losing its monopoly, and for good reason. But cheap online courses aren’t the biggest challenge. Great Ideas for Projects. Resilience. University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university.

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