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This is a post I had simmering in the back of my mind for a while until this morning when someone asked how I was able to publish posts so quickly. The truth is that while sometimes I do write a bunch of posts in quick succession, I often use the scheduling tool in Blogger to publish posts. I use the scheduling tool when I know I will be away from my computer or think that I won't have time to write on a particular day. For example, this coming weekend I'll be home but I have a lot of things to do that will keep me from writing new blog posts so I've already written and scheduled posts that will appear live on Sunday. Click on the images below to view them in full size and see the details contained within them. How to schedule posts: In the new Blogger interface.
Why and how to use Twitter in the Classroom has been occupying me for a while now. I have written about my thoughts in Twitter Policy and Rational and Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom . A post for Twitter in K-2 is also in the making (stay tuned). As I am on a Twitter adventure with our 4th and 5th graders and their teachers @teitelbaumsteph & @shellyzavon , I am breaking down steps to tweeting and the process of learning during Tweeting as a classroom. Ryan Bretag’s post Twitter for Thinking Publicly echoed beautifully my thoughts about the “use of Twitter beyond the usual lower level posting assignments, message blasting, or basic discussion forum-like uses.” Terry Heick came up with a fabulous Twitter Spectrum on Edudemic to include Higher Order Thinking Skills.
Welcome to our sixth post in our free professional development series on class blogging! To celebrate Connected Educator month , we’ll be publishing posts over the next few weeks that walk you through the process of class blogging. While many of the class blog examples we’ve included are from primary grades, the same principles apply for class blogs regardless of student age (including adult learners). The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! Helping parents and students connect with your class blog Class blogs are an excellent way for parents to find out what is happening in class and what their child is learning.
These days I’m a STEM curriculum writer and advocate, but I’ll confess that each year when Middle Level Education Month rolls around, I feel an extra longing to be back in a science classroom with young adolescents elbowing their way through the door, eager to learn “stuff.” It’s a place where I spent 16 wonderful years of my professional life. Many of my middle-school students were natural scientists. They loved to explore, invent, build, figure things out and be actively engaged in their learning.
Selected photo highlights of what I got up to this year, in no particular order A year is a long time , especially when you’re trying to write a reflection post on what you got up to. While I’m in the middle of trying to summarize what this year has been like for me, I thought I’d put together this photo essay as a warmer. I’ve taken hundreds of photos during the year, so this really is just a small selection that caught my eye for one reason or another. 1. Doğuş University Conference: November, 2011
After nearly three years, I'm now approaching the end of my Masters. You might call it the 'thick end' as it involves the by no means small matter of conducting research and writing a dissertation. As regular readers will know, I am researching the use of blogs by ELT teachers, focusing on how/to what extent they are used as part of reflective practice and the role the community plays in this. With that topic in mind, I have designed a survey, which I have embedded below. If you are an ELT teacher who has his/her own blog about language teaching, I would appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to answer the questions and contribute to my research. And please, spread the word - pass the link on to any ELT bloggers you know!
The following is one of a series of guest posts written by real teachers across America who embrace Kidblog in their classrooms. We’re excited to showcase their stories of dedication and success right here for you readers at home. Welcome, Kidblog fans, to another installment of our inspiring interview series! Kidblog’s Matt Hardy has been hosting candid Q&As with teachers across the country to learn more about how they’re incorporating technology in their everyday classroom curriculum.
Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Thursday, April 19th 2012 Student centred learning is an theory that seems to have gained popularity in education communities over the years. Wikipedia defines this type of learning as “putting students first … focused on the student’s needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles with the teacher as a facilitator of learning. Teacher-centred learning has the teacher at its centre in an active role and students in a passive, receptive role. Student-centred learning requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning.” I would describe the blogging program that occurs in my classroom as largely student centred.
This is a post I had simmering in the back of my mind for a while until this morning when someone asked how I was able to publish posts so quickly. The truth is that while sometimes I do write a bunch of posts in quick succession, I often use the scheduling tool in Blogger to publish posts. I use the scheduling tool when I know I will be away from my computer or think that I won't have time to write on a particular day.