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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. More Arts Please Sir (Photo Courtesy of Beechwood Sacred Heart School UK) "To lose our culture is to lose our memory.

C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please

" Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution. Sal Khan has a simple mission: a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution

Naturally, people think he's crazy. The craziest part is not the "world-class education" part, because plenty of people want that. ICT-Atelier: MWUCE. Byrdseed Gifted Classroom Ideas. The Differentiator. Try Respondo!

The Differentiator

US idea of 'cultural literacy' and key facts a child should know arrives in UK. What are your views on ED Hirsch?

US idea of 'cultural literacy' and key facts a child should know arrives in UK

Never heard of him? If so, you're in good company: only a small number of people in the UK have. But you might be well advised to look Hirsch up – his philosophy could be coming to a primary school near you, very soon. Hirschism, if there is such a thing, is spreading fast through the English school system. 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. 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. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” 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. "Only a quarter of pupils consistently put their hands up," he says. "They can't wait to take part, while others switch off completely.

" Some sort of randomisation process is required, Wiliam long ago decided, and his unorthodox solution, as demonstrated in a new BBC2 series, The Classroom Experiment (part of the channel's very welcome School Season of programmes), is to write the pupils' names down on lollipop sticks, the teacher then pulling them at random from a pot. No one can hide – everyone is potentially in the firing line. 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.

In my new role as Lecturer in Blended Learning, a part of my role is staff development.

One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln

Staff development has always been a part of my roles, both in how do you do staff development in a networked world? It was one of the big questions at the national AITD conference on training and development where I was invited to be a keynote. 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’.

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. 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. 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. I now use google forms for every rubric! It gets easier as you create them because then you always have them to modify and adapt! I have used Google forms in multiple ways this year: from creating rubrics for projects, to student information logs, to contact with parents, rubrics, and even grading homework assignments. Having all this information on one Google form spreadsheet can save me time and frustration. Video Introduction to Google Forms: Watch the video to make rubrics and save valuable time!

Tips Here are some links to some useful forms I created. Timeline- rubricGlog- rubricDBQ essay- rubric Thematic Essay- rubric Guest Speaker- formHow I keep track of student and parent contactCurrent event blog post 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 WATCH: Online university courses are growing rapidly, but how can they be sure who is really answering the questions? Imagine taking a university exam in your own home, under the watchful eye of a webcam or with software profiling your keystrokes or your syntax to see whether it really is you answering the questions. Online university courses have become the Next Big Thing for higher education, particularly in the United States, where millions of students have signed up for courses from some of the most upmarket universities.

With spiralling costs and student loan debts crossing the trillion dollar barrier this year, the online university has been seen as a way of reaching many more people for much less money.