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27 Classroom Poster Sets: Free and Fantastic. Add some color and inspiration with classroom posters.

27 Classroom Poster Sets: Free and Fantastic

Here are 27 free classroom posters sets for and grade level! These instant download poster sets cover inspirational quotes, learning quotes, curricular content and even classroom management. I’m excited to share these fantastic creations from other teachers with you – there are over 130 printable pages all together in this collection! There’s no shortage of great teaching tips for sprucing up your classroom. If you’re looking for something different – I’ve got your back! Attitude Matters Classroom Posters Source: lightbulbsandlaughter.blogspot.com 1.

The Learning Toolbox - Cornell Notes. Google Classroom by Gavin Middleton. Google Classroom is your mission control for class.

Google Classroom by Gavin Middleton

Create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Instant. Paperless. Easy. (google.com/edu/products) Educational Clips from Popular Media. Teach & Learn with Adobe. Rethinking Lesson Activities with the SAMR Model. The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model by Terry Heick As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools. The attempted personalization of learning occurs through new actuators and new notions of local and global citizenship. Here, families, business leaders, humanities-based organizations, neighbors, mentors, higher-education institutions, all converging to witness, revere, respond to, and support the learning of its own community members.

The 9 Domains Of the Inside-Out Learning Model 1. TL Virtual Cafe: Hacks for Back to School. Last week I had the honor of presenting as part of TL Virtual Cafe’s Back to School Special along with Andy Plemmons and Nikki D.

TL Virtual Cafe: Hacks for Back to School

Robertson. If you missed it, make sure you check out the webinar archive, as it was pretty awesome. Throughout the presentation, I had several requests for more info about what I was talking about; thus, this post was born. The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World. By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels.

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World

Over the last 8 years, we've watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on the site. There's now so many that we realized we needed to filter this down even further. So what follows is our list of the very best 100 - hand-picked for their quality, insight and potential to inspire positive change. 15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers. Teaching is a constantly evolving profession; new ideas and new techniques that may help you become a more effective educator are constantly emerging.

15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers

However, ongoing training for teachers often comes in the form of expensive conferences that are beyond the district’s budget. What’s more, too much PD can feel like a distraction and a chore when balanced with your significant teaching load – all the more so when you finally schedule time for it, only to find the course you’ve chosen isn’t as useful as you would have hoped. How can you both find a way to make time for professional development and ensure you’re finding the best courses out there? The following list of resources may help. Develop Connections and Create a Plan Image via Flickr by mathplourde. Game-Based Learning. Everything Indexed. Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities. Sjunkins: 10 Terrific Twitter Chats for ... Teaching with MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki.

Since late 2011, MinecraftEdu has made its way to thousands of classrooms around the world.

Teaching with MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki

It has been used to teach all kinds of skills and subjects from math to foreign languages to social justice to fair trade. The overarching idea of MinecraftEdu is to retain the magic of original Minecraft while adding elements that facilitate its use in classroom. Read more about TeacherGaming's philosophy here. It can act as a powerful bridge between physical and virtual classrooms, fostering critical 21st century skills.

This page lists some resources and examples about using MinecraftEdu in your classroom. Your first lessons. Classroom Observation Strategies. Classroom observation makes teaching and learning more visible.

Classroom Observation Strategies

It encourages colleagues to collaborate to improve teacher practice and student learning. But which classroom observation strategy should you choose? These resources provide an introduction to some common observation strategies. ASCD Chunk, Challenge, Chew. Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right. Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Right.

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right

10 Tips for Getting Started in your New iClassroom. The question continues to arise: OK, I'm getting iPads...

10 Tips for Getting Started in your New iClassroom

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom. How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom by Barbara R. Blackburn Instructional rigor is a concept we can agree is important, despite the debate about the use of the word itself. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).

The verb generally refers to [actions associated with] the intended cognitive process. The object generally describes the knowledge students are expected to acquire or construct. (Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 4–5) RevisedBloomsHandout.pdf. Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills Reproducibles. Contemporary learning. Dr. Justin Tarte on Twitter: "21 things every teacher should do this year: via @growinglearners #edchat #unionrxi... Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas. There are many different ways to engage students, and one of those ways is through blended learning options. By using blended learning ideas in the classroom, students often learn more easily because they are interested in the activities and the knowledge. Presenting information to students the right way can be the key to seeing them develop a higher level of interest for anything they need to learn.

Here are nine ways to achieve meaningful student engagement with blended learning. Augmented Reality - The new revolution in learning and teaching? by Matt Bower on Prezi. TED Talks in Prezi. Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning. Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling itself the “Deeper Learning Network” has codified some of what its members believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model). Some of the goals include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences. Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus. Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students.

Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on task. The ubiquity of digital technology in all realms of life isn’t going away, but if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area. Help us spark innovation in schools worldwide!