Tech For Teachers Course Description A hands-on, high-tech workshop for teachers of grades 6-12. High-energy sessions designed for all learning levels. Participate in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of digital tools and resources tailored for the secondary (grades 6-12) educator. Join in a discovery, discussion and demonstration of free web-based applications that work anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Intelligent YouTube Channels Below, we have gathered together some of the most intelligent video collections on YouTube. A great place to find culturally enriching video... General Universities Spotlighted Collections YouTube EDUYouTube got a lot more intelligent when it launched YouTube EDU, a section of the site that centralizes all of its educational/academic content. Teacher’s Guide to Polling in the Classrooms After you’ve introduced your class to the concept of derivatives, how can you be sure your students understood the topic? How can you increase student-to-student interaction? So many teachers feel like they only get feedback from the most outgoing students. They wonder what the quieter students are thinking and how much of the lesson the class really understands. Great educators know that teaching is not a one-way street. Getting students involved and engaged is key to helping lessons stick.
Updated: Epic Rubric on Google Sheets - Teacher Tech When it comes to calculating things, don’t do it by hand. I was standing in 110˚ heat yesterday as the ladies at the fireworks stand attempted 5 times to calculate my bill. I’m still not confident they calculated it correctly. Even when using a calculator it is too easy to accidentally type in a wrong value or lose track of where you’re at. Even when confusion is not an issue, time is.
Project Gutenberg : Free Books : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming by Dudeney, Henry Ernest, 1857-1930 texts eye favorite 166 15 Great Video Sites for Educators YouTube: The undisputed king of all video sites. Whilst all the others are great and offer you a little more safety in regards to content, pretty much all the great content from those sites can also be found here in most cases. TED-Ed: From a site that’s long been known for big ideas, you’ll find TED-Ed, videos specifically designed to act as highly engaging and fun lessons. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded by other teachers or share your own. Open Professionals Education Network CC licensed (BY) Flickr photo shared by David Amsler modified by Paul Stacey Reusing existing Open Educational Resources (OER) can save significant time and effort. The OPEN partners recommend TAACCCT grantees invest up-front time finding OER to reuse rather than starting development of new educational resources right away. A significant benefit of OER is that they provide source material to build your development efforts around. No need to invest development effort in creating something that already exists. OER come in a wide variety of types.
What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries. Deeper Learning: The expert panel identified several long-term trends that will greatly influence the adoption of technology in classrooms over the next five years and beyond. SPARC: What We Do For over a decade, SPARC has worked internationally to make the Open Agenda the default mode for research and education through the adoption of Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education policies and practices. SPARC is a catalyst for action, focused on four strategic pillars critical to ensuring the open sharing and broad use of knowledge. Our work to advance the following strategies includes but is not limited to: the development of resources for stakeholders, convening events with practitioners and decision-makers, development of policies for the sector, administration of targeted projects, and generating media awareness:
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