For Students 2016
2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices. Positive behaviors Interactions that convey a portrait of the way you want to be perceived and healthy interactions with technology itself, for example, moderating the time online or gaming, ergonomic issues and balancing use of media with daily physical activity.
BOSTES Teacher Accreditation - News
22 Jan 2015 Over Term 1 a number of BOSTES endorsed providers will be running registered professional development across a variety of focus areas. As these activities are QTC registered, accredited teachers will be able to use this professional learning towards their maintenance of accreditation. To view more details on the professional learning running throughout the remainder of Term 1 please click on the links below: Listing as of 19 January 2015 4MATS System Australia
Developing higher order thinking skills in your learners
By Rachel Jones: (extract) All teachers work in one way or another using taxonomy. Many of us use Blooms hierarchical taxonomy, which sets out levels of learning from Understanding, through various stages to Analysis, right through to Evaluate towards the zenith of the pyramid, with Create at the top. This was designed to promote higher order thinking skills in education, and is really useful for encouraging teachers to consider Metacognition- the actual processes of how students learn. Of course there is also SOLO Taxonomy, which has been embedded into teaching practice, allowing students reach towards an extended abstract. Whichever taxonomy you use as educators, we should be guiding our learners to achieve their potential and beyond.
The Challenges of Digital Leadership
As founding director of CASTLE (the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school leaders, I have had the good fortune to work with administrators all over the world on digital leadership issues. Because digital devices and online environments can simultaneously be transformatively empowering and maddeningly disruptive, the work of integrating digital learning tools into schools is usually difficult and complex. Common challenges arise, however, and can be thoughtfully addressed by proactive leadership. Vision
The Best Ways to Use Padlet - Examples from Teachers
This afternoon at the ISTE 2016 conference I had a nice meeting with Melanie Broder from Padlet. She told me about some of the things that Padlet is working on developing during the rest of the year. One of things is a community for educators. That community should help teachers find creative uses of Padlet as well as sharing lesson activities in general. Until that community gets going, take a look at Padlet's Best of Education wall. Padlet's Best of Education wall features twenty-seven Padlet walls created by teachers.
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category
Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. These ideas offer a great way to put the tool to good use. Organization
Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Benjamin Bloom’s (1956) prominent work is the development of the Taxonomy Anderson, et al. (2001), defines taxonomy as a special kind of framework that classifies objectives. They explain that “a statement of an objective contains a verb and a noun. The verb generally describes the intended cognitive process.
What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It
John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools. Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning. Visible Learning and its sister book, Visible Learning for Teachers, began to solve a knotty problem. To wit, thousands upon thousands of education research studies -- some high-quality, some low-quality, some large-scale, some tiny -- confuse just about everyone. Individual teachers and principals have no practical way to sift through all of them on their own, which leaves educators vulnerable to fads and fashions -- in part because no matter how unrealistic the idea, some study somewhere can be used to validate it. When aggregated together, however, all those studies provide important guidance.
Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources
“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” – Stephen Few This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Use infographics to introduce a chapter, unit, or lesson. Students can work in small groups to decipher the infographic. Students should also create infographics.
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding
What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately." Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps. Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary. "When the cook tastes the soup," writes Robert E.
Emotional Intelligence theories - Daniel Goleman's EQ concepts
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Motivating teenagers: How do you do it?
Photo by Bevan Gold Swain/Thinkstock Ian was sitting at his usual place during what his parents had decreed was his nightly homework time. But he had his chair turned away from his open books and calculator, and he was removing the fourth raw hot dog from the package. He gingerly placed it sideways on the family dog Walter’s muzzle and commanded him to “walk.” Ian got the idea after a liberal sampling of YouTube’s stupid pet trick videos. Ian’s mother, Debbie, peeked in on her son and then turned around to stare at her husband.
Google Launches Toontastic 3D, an App for Telling Animated Stories
Could one of your students be the next Ava DuVernay or Steven Spielberg? A new, free app out today (Thursday, January 12) gives kids the tools to try their hands at directing. Toontastic 3D allows children to create their own animated movies.
Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand -
Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand by TeachThought Staff