DesignShare Home Student-centered learning is Individualized, community-based, experiential, and collaborative. The FNI Learning Community model supports students in all four of these defined areas, as demonstrated by Norma Rose Point School in Vancouver, British Columbia. This new video from Fielding Nair International shows how successful innovative spaces can be through the voices of the school community. View the video here: ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO DIRECTOR – BANGALORE, INDIA Are you passionate about learning and design? Do you want to design the learning environments of the future all around the world?
How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Process (Step 3 of 5) This fall, my high school is transitioning to digital textbooks through a 1:1 program. In this five-part series, I am describing the process we went through to to make this transition. In the past two installments of this blog series, I covered the organization and building phases of creating an ePub environment in your school. This piece will continue to focus on the process, and feature an analog version of this process orchestrated by Tim Calvin, Burlington High School English teacher and the Burlington High School English department. Teacher-created text book Anytime you incorporate new technology, it is good to have a sense of where you came from and where you are going.
Free Web Slideshow Software by CodeJam - Freeware Photo SlideShow software for YouTube (& others*) About MemoriesOnWeb MemoriesOnWeb is a powerful yet simple to use slideshow freeware (yes, put your wallet away). It's designed for folks who want to create photo/video slideshows easily and upload to free video hosts* (eg. YouTube) to share it with friends and family. Based on the same engine as MemoriesOnTV (our shareware for DVD slideshows), MemoriesOnWeb offers a host of advanced controls that allow you to blend your photos & video with almost unlimited creativity.
Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Response to Intervention Page Content Response to Intervention is an outgrowth of changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. Previously, children who struggled academically in school had to: fit the qualifications of a legislated category (special education, 504, English Language Learners) to ensure there was funding for extra services; and fall significantly before being served. Rules and regulations varied from state to state and level to level.
Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher Game-based learning (GBL) is getting a lot press. It is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. Dr. e-Learning Design and Training Triptico "A simple desktop app, packed full of innovative resources to enable you to quickly create engaging interactive learning." Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind The app development market is exploding. More and more companies are creating “educational apps”. In some cases, they are simply digital versions of a book or a web based tool. Some seem to have “no educational value” to it at all, but are still sold under the label of “education”.
Tools for Differentiation / FrontPage Image Source: Free Web Page Headers What is Differentiated Instruction? Adjusting the curriculum, teaching strategies, and classroom environment to better meet the needs of all students. In a differentiated classroom: Student differences shape the curriculumPre-assessment is typical and frequentMultiple options for students are offeredThere is variable pacingVaried grading criteria are usedIndividual efforts and growth are honored from How to Differentiate Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Carol-Ann Tomlinson