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Distance and online Learning. Learning / Taxomonies. Feedback. Team Collections - Education. Collated by others - Education. TED-Ed. Teacher and Class Blogs. How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project. The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking. Effective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners.

The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking

Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches? The four approaches to teaching thinking represent some of the research and products of the Harvard's Cognitive Skills Group. But more important, the four approaches together broadly attend to the core components of the instructional enterprise - from curriculum design, to implementation, to assessment.

This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit. Cational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn. 11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos. No Excuse List. C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please. Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. ICT-Atelier: MWUCE. Byrdseed Gifted Classroom Ideas.

The Differentiator. US idea of 'cultural literacy' and key facts a child should know arrives in UK. Schools find active kids make smarter students. When students at Meadowview Elementary in Farmington needed to improve their reading scores last fall, they were turned over to physical education teacher Joe McCarthy.

Schools find active kids make smarter students

Each morning for months, McCarthy had the students spend 15 minutes running or shuttling from side to side in the gym. It wasn't any type of punishment, but part of a growing trend in education that focuses on increased physical activity to improve learning. The students were selected based on their scores on fall state assessments. When the kids took the tests again earlier this year, after McCarthy's exercise regimen, they showed the greatest improvement of any students at Meadowview, double the school average, McCarthy said. "And all we did was move more," McCarthy said. "It's more than a theory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a paper in 2010 urging more physical activity for students because of the health and academic benefits. Pitching P.E. Role models. Why Learning Should Be Messy. The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School in Woodbury, New York.

Why Learning Should Be Messy

Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. Donald Clark Plan B: Blog marathon: 50 blogs on learning theorists over next 50 days. The six secrets of a happy classroom - Schools - Education. Apparently it is the same minority of top pupils, usually sitting at the front, who raise their hands to answer questions, while the majority switch off and opt out.

The six secrets of a happy classroom - Schools - Education

According to the education expert Professor Dylan Wiliam, this ingrained, almost sacrosanct, classroom habit is widening the achievement gap in our schools. Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl - Communities of Practice for Professional Learning: Connected Learning for Adults. Top 5 tools for collaborative teaching « Learning Activist. This is a summary of the 5 tools that i have found most useful.

top 5 tools for collaborative teaching « Learning Activist

Some have even been developed collaboratively over time by my team. Overview This is an essential document and it should show the sequence of units through the year. It should also include key mapped syllabus dot points and outcomes. Assessment tasks would also be mapped on this document. Lesson schedule. One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln. Virtual Community/Social Media Stanford 2012 Course Wiki.

Articles. Obviously not exhaustive, but here are a few ‘creative’ ideas for using Apple’s brilliant free piece of software, iBook Author, rather than the traditional ways you might use it. 1 – An obvious use is to write your own iBook about your teaching practice, so that you can share your ideas with the wider education community.


The end result is very professional, and with time spent, the skills needed to use it are not too hard to learn. Towards alternative lifelong learning(s): what Freire can still teach us. Judith Walker, Doctoral Candidate [1] Educational Studies, University of British Columbia I am hopeful, not out of mere stubbornness, but out of an existential, concrete imperative (Freire, 1999, p.8) Introduction In the first edition of the Rizoma Freireano, McLaren and Jaramillo (2008) contributed an article calling for ‘alternative globalizations’.

Towards alternative lifelong learning(s): what Freire can still teach us

In this paper, the authors firmly reject the inevitability of a global neoliberal capitalism, which has come to dominate our understandings of the nature of globalization, and instead put forward the alternative ideals of ‘critical globalization studies’ and ‘critical globalization pedagogy’. Digitalstorytellingebook. Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning. View or download the publication (PDF )1 View the publication in ePub format2 View the publication in Kindle format3 View or download the publication in text only format (PDF )4 Order print copies5 An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society.

Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning

What the publication offers Aimed at individuals in further and higher education who have an interest in lifelong learning: academic staff, lecturers, tutors, learning support staff, learning technologists, and information, advice and guidance professionals, the publication signposts some of the effective higher education practice taking place in the UK and addresses the benefits and challenges that arise in a digital age. Co-genT. Gazelle. Use Google Forms to Make Grading More Efficient. I have been using Google Forms for a little over a year now.

Use Google Forms to Make Grading More Efficient

I originally used it in some basic ways like making a websearch assignments, but this past semester I “fell in love” and slightly became obsessed with Google Forms as a rubric. Untitled. Ed: what's the purpose of education? Join the debate. 11 Tools to Turn Your Students Into Academic Superstars - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech. How do you stop online students cheating? 31 October 2012Last updated at 12:44 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent.

How do you stop online students cheating?