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Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Participate in one of the upcoming webinars leads by Mr Bob Lang, a UK teacher willing to share his tips and tricks. Read more Featured examples of Gapminder in education
Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it! Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Investigate how immigration, assimilation, discrimination, prejudice and pride are all part of the history of interaction between the predominant American culture and Asian Americans. Technology and Ethics
#edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids? A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering.
#edtech #edchat #elemchat Many educators believe that students already know how to use their iPads, but the truth is that most students only know what I call “The Neanderthal Basics.” The Neanderthal Basics when it comes to students on iPads are: Game Play: there is no doubt about it students love to play games on these devices — so much so in fact, that they don’t see the potential for all the things that their iPads can do.
To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright.
#edchat #mlearning #ipaded Some times when I am speaking at a conference about iPads in education teachers will share a concern that they have about every student getting an iPad. They are worried than the students will just work in isolation and our society will become even more fractured and self-centered with students never learning to work together.
Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf.
Critical thinking has become a buzzword in education. In the past, the emphasis in classrooms has been on imparting information and content — the times tables or the capitals of the United States, for example. In recent years, however, there's been a shift toward teaching critical thinking , a skill that elevates thinking beyond memorization into the realm of analysis and logic. Put another way, critical thinking is about knowing how to think, not what to think.
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Love and Logic ® provides simple solutions and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages: Raise responsible kids Have more fun in their role Easily and immediately (first use) change their children's behavior Trusted for over 30 years, Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide. In addition to books, CD's, and DVD's, Love and Logic holds successful seminars across the country.
Every Monday The Library of America features a new Story of the Week. It could be anything: a short work of fiction, a character sketch, an essay, a journalist's dispatch, a poem. It could be Stephen Crane's "The Black Dog" or George Jean Nathan's "Baiting the Umpire." What is certain is that it will be memorable, because every story is from one of the hundreds of classic works of American literature published by The Library of America.
For a first time parent, every movement that the baby makes can be absolutely nerve-wracking. You oscillate between feeling happiness at what your child is doing and fear at not knowing if that is the right behavior for your kid. Every kid goes through many different stages of development, each as important as the other. In the first few years, after your child's birth, you will notice that many changes occur in your kid's physiological and behavioral self. A proud parent can feel exhilaration and anticipation at watching these changes.
Author: Dr. Linda Elder Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Copyright: 2006 Pages: 24 Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" ISBN (10Digit): 0-944583-29-6 ISBN (13Digit): 978-0-944583-29-6 The essence of critical thinking concepts and tools written in language accessible to children. This mini-guide is designed for K–6 classroom use.
© 2008 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved In his review of critical thinking research, Stephen Norris wrote that critical thinking in children is uncommon: “Most students do not score well on tests that measure ability to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, and appraise inferences” (Norris 1985). Why is critical thinking so difficult? Some argue that humans aren’t designed for it.
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