Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers A Great Resources to Creating Blogs and Websites that are Safe for Students. What does Bloom have to say about all of thei technology being used in the classroom? Well check out Bloom's Taxnomy listing different Web 2.0 tools. 101 Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers.pdf 101 Web 2 0 Tools For Teachers.pdf social networking with students After being in full time tech integration for nearly seven years, I’ve had the privilege to return to the classroom at such a pivotal time in education. With the use of wonderful Web 2.0 tools and the ability to easily collaborate across the globe, students have opportunities today that weren’t even envisioned three years ago. One of those opportunities involves creating a professional learning community through Edmodo, a teacher moderated social network where students can share ideas, publish their work, and learn how to communicate effectively online. What better place to build on our 21st Century Skills? What can Edmodo do? Let’s take a look at some of the features:
Planning - New2Teaching website When writing an essay about planning schemes of work, it is important for you to be aware of what the children in the class are going to learn. This will be informed by the requirements of the statutory national curriculum, the Curriculum Guidance for Foundation stage, the National Literacy Strategy and National Numeracy Strategy (Primary Strategy). You will need to be aware of the developmental expectations for the year group you are planning for, and to give some sense of what they might be expected to have already covered. This will give a clear sense that you are planning for progression. Back to School with Web2.0 - List of Resources - Interactyx I don’t think it matters how old we get there is something about a new school year starting that makes many of us think of new pencils, crayons and paper. And while school looks very different from when many of us went to school there is still that excitement about starting fresh and learning new things. So for the start of this new school year I went in search of new technology tools for students and teachers. The increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. So what’s new?
Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations. While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new. 21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity Google Chrome is such a great resource for students. First things first, the browser allows users to sign in to Chrome anywhere and bring up bookmarks, history, and settings, an incredible feature for students on-the-go who are using multiple computers. In addition to this useful feature are a wealth of awesome extensions that students can use to save time and concentrate their efforts.
Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach! Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol’ “Elements of Plot” lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts related to “Plot” can be kind of “dry” and “boring”, especially if you’re a student in grades 7th-10th! You know what I’m talking about because we’ve all been there ;) I took some time (well, quite a bit of time!) designing a new way to introduce the “elements of plot” to my ninth grade English students! Instead of using the original “Plot Mountain” (pictured below) – I decided to take my students on “Plot Roller Coaster Ride”!
Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education… Over 20 Essential Resources Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today’s students. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech) Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? Plant a Question, Grow Answers AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook. How does AnswerGarden work? You create an AnswerGarden by entering a topic on the Create New AnswerGarden-page.