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! Apprendre l'anglais:Cours d'anglais,jeux,exercices,grammaire,tests-Enseigner l'anglais 12 Buzzing EdTech Concepts Teachers Should Know about 1- What is Educational Technology ? 2- What is Asynchronous Learning ? 3- What is Mobile Learning ? 4- What is quest-based learning ? 5- What is a MOOC ? 6- What is Project based learning ? 7- What is Inquiry-based learning ? 8- What is Authentic-learning ? 9- What is Blended Learning ? 10- What is Gamification ? 11- What is BYOD ? 12- What is flipped learning ? Courtesy of Ed Tech Review Lessons From McGraw Hill: The Eurocentric Influence on History Textbooks and Classrooms Earlier this month, McGraw Hill found itself at the center of some rather embarrassing press after a photo showing a page from one of its high-school world-geography textbooks was disseminated on social media. The page features a seemingly innocuous polychromatic map of the United States, broken up into thousands of counties, as part of a lesson on the country’s immigration patterns: Different colors correspond with various ancestral groups, and the color assigned to each county indicates its largest ethnic representation. The page is scarce on words aside from an introductory summary and three text bubbles explaining specific trends—for example, that Mexico accounts for the largest share of U.S. immigrants today. The recent blunder has to do with one bubble in particular. Pointing to a patch of purple grids extending throughout the country’s Southeast corridor, the one-sentence caption reads: McGraw Hill swiftly did its damage control. Take the Civil War. Related Video

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds). Digital Citizenship or Just Citizens?

Is there one great phrase to boost student effort and performance? - Assessment Literacy Have you read Daniel Coyle’s book, The Talent Code? It dives into patterns that are common across some of the world’s talent hotbeds. If you liked it, be sure to check out his blog – The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%; it really resonated with my passion for formative assessment strategies. It’s also a phrase that needs to be shared with educators and parents alike. Teacher feedback is at the heart of successful formative assessment. In his blog, Daniel shared research by a team of psychologists from various universities that was designed to determine if there was a best practice for providing constructive feedback. “I’m giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.” As Daniel points out in his blog: Looking closer, the phrase contains several distinct signals: 1) You are part of this group. 2) This group is special; we have higher standards here. 3) I believe you can reach those standards.

Barn spelar och leker GTA - Värnamo Nyheter Det var en kollega till Jeff som först reagerade på att några killar lekte på ett våldsamt sätt på skoltid. När hon frågade vad de lekte fick hon svaret: "Vi leker GTA". Läraren ‪Jeff Thulin var den som visste mest om tv-spel på skolan och sitter dessutom med i Trygghetsgruppen så han fick i uppdrag av rektorn att titta närmare på den senaste utgåvan av GTA (Grand Theft Auto) som heter GTA V. Han lånade hem spelet och det här är vad han såg: En realistisk miljö präglad av prostitution, svordomar, droger, alkohol, tortyr och blodigt extremvåld.‬ – Jag har själv spelat tidigare utgåvor av GTA men den senaste skiljer sig lite från de andra, säger Jeff som, efter ett gemensamt beslut på skolan, höll en information för varje årskurs i samband med höstterminens föräldramöten. Jeff Thulin om GTA På mötet fick föräldrarna se Youtubeklipp från tv-spelet. - Jag ville chocka föräldrarna för att få dem att inse allvaret. Prostituerade rånas En halvlögn – Det kommer hela tiden nya tv-spel. – Absolut!

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind - Jump Into A Book Here begins the inspirational tale about a boy who had hope. A boy who believed that he could bring relief from drought and hunger to his people. William Kamkwamba, born in Malawi, knew what it was like to see life slipping away. He was born into a loving village where he would go to school, work the fields with his father, and enjoy the company of his extended family and community. But William watched it all go away as the sun’s heat burned bright and the rains would not come. Before the drought years arrived, William was always fascinated with electricity and how it worked. In a book called Using Energy, William had read about windmills. This didn’t deter William, however. Despite all of the roadblocks in his way, William didn’t let go of his dreams. He had access to a library which held old textbooks and he would spend hours reading and reviewing old science books. Soon news of Williams “electric wind” spread beyond the borders of his home village and inspired people around the world.

Felix Gyllenstig Serrao | SpelLäraren SpelLäraren Felix Gyllenstig Serrao Profile: Jag lärare i Göteborg som är väldigt intresserad av spel. Jag har märkt att många lärare inte har någon större kunskapsbas när det kommer till spel. Därför vill jag genom att blogga och föreläsa om spel informera både lärare och föräldrar om spel och ge lärare pedagogiska verktyg genom spel. Posts by Felix Gyllenstig Serrao: SpelLäraren · En blog för dig som lärare eller förälder som vill veta mer om vad barn och ungdomar spelar för spel eller är nyfiken på gamification Skapa en gratis webbplats eller blogg på WordPress.com. Följ Få meddelanden om nya inlägg via e-post. Gör sällskap med 517 andra följare Skapa en webbplats med WordPress.com

Kids explain how banned and challenged books helped them and even saved their lives / Boing Boing By Joan Bertin and Millie Davis Banned Books Week has come and gone but we can be sure of one thing: the coming year will be marked by challenges to the same kinds of books that were controversial this year, and in years past. report this ad Controversies over what books are taught in class or shelved in the school library typically start when an adult—usually a parent or community member—feels that a book selected by teachers and librarians is inappropriate, offensive or objectionable. Ironically, some of the most frequently challenged books are the very books that young readers say are especially important and meaningful to them. To explore the significance of controversial books for young readers, we asked authors of frequently challenged books to share messages they’ve received from their readers. As a result, we have received hundreds of messages testifying to the positive effects of reading the very books that are frequently challenged and sometimes censored. I Am 15 Years Old….

Vieläkö verkkovideoiden esittäminen askarruttaa? Omnian opettajia ei. Kuten tätä blogia seuranneet tietävät, verkkovideoiden esittämisoikeus opetuksessa on tulkinnanvaraista. Mikään kirjoitettu laki tai säännös ei anna tähän selkeää vastausta. Jokainen opettaja onkin oman tulkintansa varassa videoaineiston äärellä. Nyt tilanne muuttui, ainakin Espoon Omniassa. Omnian johtoryhmä hyväksyi viime viikolla tekijänoikeusohjeistuksen, jonka yhteydessä on seuraavanlainen linjaus verkkovideoihin liittyen: Videoaineiston esittämisen osalta tekijänoikeuslaki on tulkinnanvarainen. Tämä on mielestämme järkevä linjaus, jota Kopiostossakin on peräänkuulutettu. Käytännössä Omnian opettajat voivat tästä lähin esittää opetuksessaan verkossa olevia Youtube- ja muita videoita, kun ne ovat laillisesti verkossa ja selvästi ei-kaupallisessa jakelussa. Koska lait ovat tässä kohdin tulkinnanvaraisia, ei linjauksen lainmukaisuudesta ole 100% varmuutta. Omnian ohje on hyväksytty pari viikkoa sitten, eikä sitä ole vielä julkaistu. Entä jos olet opettaja, mutta et Omniassa?

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