Creating a Classroom Library Here's how I organized my classroom library. There is no right or wrong way to organize your library and these ideas are simply how I choose to organize mine. Just below is a picture of my second grade library in progress. It is amazing how it transforms! I have combined my library and my meeting area. SAMR and Google Apps - great ideas and tips SAMR stands for “Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition”. It is a framework for using technology to transform learning. Substitution: Using new technology for an old task - good, but not the best way. For example, digital worksheets are still worksheets. Augmentation: Using additional new technology for an old task - this can make some tasks better. How to add music to your Google Slides presentation Music is a great way to liven up your presentations and keep your audience engaged. Unlike Microsoft PowerPoint, however, Google Sheets doesn’t include support for audio files. But with the following workarounds, you can add a soundtrack to any slide for a more dramatic deck. Add a link to an online music file The easiest way to add music to your Google Slides presentation is to link to a track from an online music service like Spotify, Soundcloud, or Grooveshark.
A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students Many economics and personal finance concepts overlap with math curriculum, but economics and personal finance teachers are not trained to teach complex calculations and formulas, and math teachers may not focus on the personal finance and economic applications. A new CEE resource, Math in the Real World, brings together the expertise of math teachers and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons that teach important personal finance and economic concepts in the context of math lessons. Deriving Marginalism This lesson creates a connection between derivatives and marginalism. Students engage in a set of scaffolding activities that explore the Marginal Cost Function, Marginal Revenue Funct... Related LessonsWhen Graphs Mislead Us Students will watch a video and answer questions about Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Graphs of real GDP per capita are used to demonstrate that the same set of data can be shown in dif...
New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders in local districts. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. The Conceptual Foundations provides the intellectual foundation for the Toolkit project and specifically, the Inquiry Design Model. The Inquiry Design Model (IDM) is a distinctive approach to creating instructional materials that avoids over-prescription by highlighting key elements, offering pedagogical suggestions, and relying on teacher expertise and experience.
Getting Started with Google Classroom When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access to Google Classroom, we can see that there was cause for excitement because while GC is relatively basic, what’s needed is there and done with fidelity. This article will break down the ‘Getting Started’ aspects of Google Classroom and will point out important features along the way. Logging In Only accounts that are associated with Google Apps for Education are eligible to utilize Google Classroom. Assuming you are a GAFE school, head over to to start your login and setup process.
Tackling the school industry mathematics divide This article consists of edited extracts from Identifying and Supporting Quantitative Skills of 21st Century Workers: Final Report. Prepared by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Australian Industry Group, © Commonwealth of Australia 2014. The teaching of mathematics in secondary schools and the use of mathematical skills in the workforce are very different. Students who are mathematically capable at school often have difficulty transferring this ability to the workplace. This issue was tackled by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Australian Industry Group with support from the Office of the Chief Scientist in a project entitled Identifying and Supporting Quantitative Skills of 21st Century Workers. Key messages
Level the playing field Veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Soledad O’Brien tells how technology can help overcome barriers and close achievement gaps. “Education is the next civil rights,” said Soledad O’Brien in her opening keynote address at ISTE 2015. This story appears in SmartBrief’s digital publication, SmartReport on ISTE 2015. To see more features, tips and our Tech Showcase, download it now. 12 Tips to Make You a Chromebook Pro They're inexpensive and easy to use, but these tricks make Chromebooks even more user friendly. Chromebooks are a relatively inexpensive alternative to traditional laptops. While they don't offer the full functionality of a Windows PC or a MacBook, they are great for those who spend most of their screen time online and need some basic productivity programs. There are a lot of nifty features inside. Chrome OS recently got an update that includes the addition of Google Now to the Launcher, meaning that weather, calendar, and other info is quickly accessible, just like on an Android device.
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