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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year. The questions I gave him were based on the following areas: Fostering Effective RelationshipsInstructional LeadershipEmbodying Visionary LeadershipDeveloping Leadership CapacityCreating Sustainable Change In my opinion, the principal is probably the most important job in an educational organization. Even though the questions were developed for superintendents to ask principals, I think that they should be questions any educator, parent, and even student should be able to openly ask their principal. 1. 2. 3. 4. Many leaders are scared about developing people and then having them leave. Again, great leaders develop more leaders. 5. The old notion is that teachers and students are accountable to a principal is one that is dying (thankfully).

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015 While doing research for my upcoming e-book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I have come across dozens of tools with pretty awesome potential for teaching and learning. These six are the ones I think are the most interesting and most useful right now. Wherever you fall on the technology spectrum — from newbie to experienced user — there’s probably something here you haven’t tried yet. Although most of these tools aren’t brand-new, they are all steadily growing in popularity, and each one can enhance teaching and learning in a unique, time-saving, or engaging way. Turn Hand-Picked Content into Your Own Online Newspaper Difficulty Level: MediumPrerequisites: It helps to be familiar with Twitter. Curation digs into all of this. A tool like Paper.li is a fun, visually appealing, tech-savvy way to teach curation. Here’s a quick demonstration of how this tool works: Suggested Uses: Gorgeous, Web-Based Alternative to PowerPoint Difficulty Level: EasyPrerequisites: It helps to know some PowerPoint.

Créer des exercices interactifs avec Edueto Edueto est un service gratuit (en anglais) qui permet aux enseignants de créer des activités en ligne pour les élèves ou les étudiants. Les enseignants peuvent concevoir des exercices tels que des quizz à réponses uniques ou multiples, des exercices d’association textuels, de classements, de remise en ordre de séquences et ensuite de les affecter à leurs élèves. La plateforme permet de suivre les progrès de l'élève et son suivi. On peut également utiliser des exercices créés par d'autres enseignants et aussi les adapter. Comment fonctionne Edueto ? Les enseignants utilisent Edueto pour créer des exercices originaux en ligne, les élèves les complètent directement en classe ou à la maison. 1) Créer un exercice : Dans un premier temps , il suffit de choisir l'un des modèles de la page d'accueil et ainsi commencer à créer ses exercices. 2) Attribuer l'exercice La plateforme permet d'inscrire ses élèves, sans nécessité d’une adresse mail, simplement en fournissant un code. Vidéo :

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below. 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? 1. How do you know if you are driving the right way when you are traveling somewhere new? 2. We can’t all be blessed with “epic” workdays all the time. 3. 4. 5.

Semaine éducation médias 2016 : Le respect dans un monde numérique Du 2 au 6 novembre, on soulignait la Semaine éducation médias. Cet évènement annuel a pour objectif de sensibiliser les élèves, les parents et les intervenants du milieu de l’éducation aux enjeux médiatiques, dont ceux relatifs aux médias numériques. Dans une société où la population est de plus en plus exposée aux médias et aux publicités et où les sources d’informations sont multiples, l’éducation aux médias est primordiale. À cela s’ajoute entre autres la montée de l’utilisation des médias sociaux, particulièrement chez les jeunes, qui soulève des questions relatives à la protection de l’identité numérique et de la vie privée. Cette année, la Semaine éducation médias s’est déroulée sous le thème Le respect dans un monde numérique et visait à encourager les jeunes à agir de façon responsable, éthique et intègre dans les environnements virtuels.

My Five Favorite Classtools.net Tools There are dozens of great game builders, writing templates, and handy classroom tools on Classtools.net. I've tried nearly all of them over the years. My five favorite Classtools tools are featured below. Mission MapQuest is a great tool for map-based quizzes and games. The concept behind it is simple, you create a series of clues that your students need to follow to identify places around the world. The Classtools Fake SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to register to use it. Connect Fours is a game in which that you have to create four sets of four related terms from sixteen terms displayed on the game board. The Random Name Picker and the Fruit Machine are two of those tools that can be used in almost every classroom setting. Twister, like the Fake SMS allows you imagine what historical figures would have done if they had access to social media.

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management By Jennifer Gonzalez You know the basics: Establish clear rules and consequences, be consistent, keep students engaged. But even with all that in place, the small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. Here are some habits you might have developed that are messing with your classroom management, along with more effective alternatives. 1. This was a big problem for me. Alternative: Make a conscious effort to hold a neutral, “on-task” facial expression when you need your class to be focused. 2. Addressing student misbehavior in a public way risks embarrassing the student, and if she is prone to being oppositional, she’s likely to talk back and dig herself into a deeper hole. Alternative: Whenever possible, address off-task behavior in private. Others just speak in a quiet voice by the student’s desk or call the student up to their own. 3. So many behavior problems start with students simply not understanding what they are supposed to do. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

outils numériques pour les élèves & les profs About eModeration Station Tools, Techniques, Tips and Tweets for online moderators Are you an educator? Do you work online? I’m Nicky Hockly, the Director of Pedagogy of an online training and development organisation called The Consultants-E. I learned the hard way. In I was thrown. I took a six-week fully online course as a participant myself, run by a university in the UK. After my online experience as participant, I changed a few things about the way I was working myself as an online facilitator. Things have changed. And that’s why I decided to start this blog. My hope is that this blog will provide teachers with support in the form of tools, techniques and tips for online (or e-) moderation. Nicky Hockly – November 2009

Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips | Edutopia The dog days of summer are upon us; now is the time when all the other activities have run out. Whether you're a parent looking to entertain bored, overheated children, or a teacher already brainstorming ways to break down the four walls of your classroom in the fall, how about taking a virtual field trip? As edtech writer Audrey Watters argues, real-life field trips offer enriching experiences that virtual ones can't, but resources are not always available for in-person trips. Besides -- virtual trips can take you places that wouldn't be logistically possible in the real world. Video Playlist: Virtual Field Trips Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources for Exploring Virtually Virtual field trips can be as simple as taking an online 360-degree tour of a museum, or as complex as a fully immersive multimedia unit that teaches about the culture, history, and geography of a faraway place -- plus everything in between.

Helbling Mind App Web 2.0, New Learning Technologies (and EFL) Free Technology for Teachers; free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology written by Richard Byrne. Nik’s Learning Technology blog by Nik Peachey, for English Language teachers. EdTech Toolbox: a place to share e-learning and Web 2.0 tools for education. Computers and laptops in education are important only when used with good pedagogy. Digital content and creation is an important part of the process for educators in the 21st century. Using ICT in further education; free resources for teachers and students (Open Source, Freeware, Creative Commons); Patricia Donaghy. Ana María Menzes blogging on new media. Nik’s QuickShout; educational technology and ELT. Mark Brumley: educational technology. TEFL in general

Thematic areas > New Media in Language Education Les nouveaux médias révolutionnent l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues de plusieurs façons: L’internet donne accès à des matériaux authentiques et à des exemples de langues étrangères et autres Les smartphones, Skype et e-mail permettent aux apprenants d’avoir un contact direct avec d’autres interlocuteurs dans le monde entier Les réseaux sociaux encouragent la connectivité immédiate et commente ce qui se passe dans le monde La mission des enseignants de langues est de trouver des moyens innovants pour rendre l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues plus efficace et plus intéressant – tout en maintenant la qualité et les valeurs de l’enseignement plus conventionnel. Cela soulève des problèmes et des défis : Contribution du CELV au développement de l’utilisation des nouveaux médias dans l’éducation aux langues Un certain nombre de projets du CELV passés et en cours, portent sur l’utilisation des nouveaux médias dans divers environnements d’apprentissage et d’enseignement:

Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it's often accompanied by shame -- most people do everything in their power to avoid it. But to paraphrase educational philosopher John Dewey, a true thinker learns as much from failures as from successes. What if educators worked to take some of the sting (and the stigma) out of failing, and encouraged reflection and revision to build upon the lessons learned? Perhaps there's a goldmine of opportunities if we can re-frame failure as a valuable learning experience, an essential step along the path to discovery and innovation. Video Playlist: Freedom to Fail Forward Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. P&G Thank You, Mom | Pick Them Back Up (02:00) This ad was launched during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, and you can see why it was a crowd-pleaser -- it's a moving reminder of how many times you have to fall before you can run and the importance of getting a little help from someone who believes in you.

Numérique : « On a encore plus besoin du professeur » En quoi la révolution numérique vous amène-t-elle à parler d’un « nouvel humain » ? Michel Serres – Le diagnostic est clair et largement admis : depuis les années 1980, le numérique bouleverse toute la société, les commerces, l’industrie, la banque, les hôpitaux et l’école en particulier. Dans cette bascule des civilisations, comparable à l’apparition de l’écriture et à celle de l’imprimerie, le nouvel humain, que j’ai baptisé « Petite Poucette », n’est pas un remake de ses parents ou de ses grands-parents. Elle a son ordinateur, son portable… Autant pour des gens comme moi, aussi adaptés que l’on soit, ces engins demeurent des outils, comme la voiture, autant elle vit dans le monde impliqué par ces technologies. Petite Poucette, porteuse de ces évolutions, n’a plus les mêmes relations avec les personnes, elle n’habite plus le même espace, elle est davantage dans le virtuel que dans le réel. Vous comparez Petite Poucette dans l’univers numérique à saint Denis portant sa tête.

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