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In my experience, I have found that the PYP Learner Profile is a much maligned, ridiculed and – even worse – ignored element of the PYP. Yet, it encapsulates the very essence of what it means to be a PYP school bringing up future “global citizens”. It gets laminated and stuck on walls.
As class sizes keep growing, it becomes harder and harder to find the time to look for new elementary teaching materials , while still giving your kids the personalized attention they need (and deserve!).
Schools, the way they’re currently constructed, are not needed anymore, says educational researcher Sugatra Mitra, founder of Hole in the Wall project in India and winner of the 2013 TED Prize.
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Next Monday evening, our school is hosting a Learning Showcase Night, where students will take their parents to each class and lead a conference about their learning over the course of the year. Today I put my regularly scheduled lesson aside to give my students a chance to stop, look back, and reflect on their learning, so they will be prepared to talk with their parents about it. Fortunately, as much of student work for my class has been published on blogs, students had a chronologically organizaed portfolio ready for them.
Do you remember Dewey the Turtle?
You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words , but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist. OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke. But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to .
I just deleted my Pinterest account . But I love Pinterest. Let me explain.
Humans are extremely visual. We experience life visually and the role of photos, images and videos in our life is evidenced by the sheer quantity ( 250 million a day ) of photos of friends, family and cute dogs that are uploaded to Facebook every day . I remember returning from the annual summer holidays and my father would invite all our friends over to view the photos and videos that he had taken on the yearly trip.
How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 7.65K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We've already taken a look back - way back - at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960's and 70's), but it is also interesting to see just how much online education has evolved in just the more recent past. Why TED Talks Have Become So Popular
As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes.
Class comments from Kathy: I was excited to see the example in the book that described a good way to begin teaching varying sentences was to model. That is exactly what I did with my class last year when I dabbled in teaching sentence fluency.
Nearly every morning a real treat appears in my GoogleReader - a link to one of Paul Cornies's Quoteflection posts. I've mentioned Paul's work before on the Blue Skunk here and here and Paul's been kind enough to write a guest post, 10 Students Who Taught Me , for this blog. His book 365 Quote Quest: Reflection on Vital Quotation has an honored place on my bookshelf. In a world of fast communications, of rapid conclusions, and of too often ill-considered bombast, Paul offers readers an oasis of reflection and deep considerations. Get to know Paul and his work. A Fire to Be Kindled
Thousands of libraries across the United States offer digital lending for Kindle devices. Read on to see how you can enjoy the benefits of free library books on your Kindle. Just like you can check out physical books from your local library, at over 11,000 public libraries you can also check out ebooks for use on your Kindle.