A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills January 29, 2015 Here is another great resource from Dr. Jackie Gerstein, one of our favourite EdTech bloggers. Jackie designed this beautiful chart featuring 12 attributes and skills that teachers should tend to in their instruction. Chez Renee ScreenChomp for iPad2 is fast becoming one of my favorite apps to use in French class. This app is basically a white board that students can draw on, but they can also import photos, AND they can record their voices! Here's an example of how I used it in 3rd year French. Students had been reading and studying a short story (a chapter from Le Petit Nicolas called les cow-boys). In the past, one of the activities I've done to help students review the story was to divide them into groups and ask them to act out a scene from the story for the class with costumes & props.
One Minute French One Minute French provides an introduction to basic French. With this course you will not become fluent, but you will acquire a range of useful expressions which you can use while on a trip to a French-speaking country. Your efforts are guaranteed to make a good impression on people you meet. Poetry 180 - Home Page Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.
Ten rules for writing fiction Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a character's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead looking for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways than an Eskimo to describe ice and snow in his book Arctic Dreams, you can do all the weather reporting you want.
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential. In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level). We couldn’t find the original sources for a few of them, so if you’re an owner and aren’t credited in the image itself, please let us know. Also, if you have some favorites we missed let us know on facebook, twitter, or Google+ as well. The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy!
Langwitches Blog The conversation about visible thinking in Math started with one of our teachers at Graded, The American School of São Paulo, Adam Hancock, wanting to know how he could incorporate having students’ use their blogfolios in Math class. It seemed natural to have students write for Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), but writing did not seem part of what Middle School Math was about. How could “blogging” go beyond taking a digital image of a Math problem on paper or a quiz and writing about ”how the student felt about solving the problem or passing the test?”or ask themselves what they could have done better? One of the first steps was to bring more “language” into the Math classroom.
A Vos Plumes! » Teachers What are we trying to do when we teach writing? How do we create good assignments? How can we respond effectively to student writing? How can we make class time lively and worthwhile? Resources (at left): the long view of teaching. Aerogel A block of aerogel in a person's hand Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in "jellies" with gas without causing shrinkage. IUPAC definition Gel comprised of a microporous solid in which the dispersed phase is a gas.