*Why Ownership? ( Hilda K. Weisburg) Although it’s been around for a while, “ownership” has become one of the latest buzz words. It has always been important for you as a leader to own your library program, but there are others who need ownership as well. Owning leads to lifelong learning for students, and involvement and investment in your program from teachers and administrators.
27 Meaningful (and Fun) Ways to Use Technology for Teaching and Learning A Cavalcade of Inspiring Ideas for Kicking up Learning and Enhancing Engagement in Your Classroom! There are enough ideas, resources, and (mostly) free tools here to keep you exploring and learning all year long. Have at it! 1. Get Your Students Creating 60 Educational Technology Blogs to Keep You Inspired and Informed We’re always looking for new resources to inspire and inform us about teaching, education trends, and technology. Today we’d like to share the following extensive list of sites and bloggers, where you will find informed opinions, reviews, and forums on all things educational. 21st Century Educational Technology and Michael Gorman oversees a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mike maintains this blog along with his own 21century ed-tech wiki, and also posts articles at Tech and Learning magazine and November Learning.The Answer Valerie Strauss writes for both parents and teachers of pre-K through graduate school students.
101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. *Robert Mager's Performance-Based Learning Objectives (useful for your Assignment 3: Critical Issues Workshop!) You don’t have to read up on learning objectives for too long before you run into the name of Robert Mager and hear about his performance-based learning objectives. These are also sometimes called three-part learning objectives or behavioral learning objectives. This isn’t necessarily the only way to write learning objectives. Smart people have continued to think about training and the development of learning objectives since Mager’s time, after all. But even though there are other schools of thought about learning objectives, what Mager had to say is still solid advice in many cases.
Top 10 Education Tech Blogs This post was written by Romane Robinson, who is currently pursuing an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A passionate student and proponent of human development, Romane has a BS in Research and Experimental Psychology and interned at Brainscape as a CEO Relations Manager in 2014. Education is evolving fast. Every day, we hear about some new technology that will change the world and the way we learn in it.
EmTech Google Support Site - Classroom Resources Search this site Here you will find templates that you can use in your classroom! Each tool has a variety of templates available for multiple grade levels. Use your imagination, take a template and adapt it for your needs. We even have a form for you to share a template you have made...ECSD can share the Google love! A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain Teaching strategies are among the most important ingredients for highly-effective learning environments. In addition to literacy strategies, approaches to assessment, and grouping strategies (among many others), knowing the right teaching strategy for the right academic situation may not be a matter of expertise or training, but memory: out of sight, out of mind, yes? Which makes the following infographic from fortheteachers.org useful. While it doesn’t offer definitions and explanations for each strategy (it’s an infographic, not a book), and many great strategies are missing (e.g., 3-2-1, exit slip, project-based learning, accountable talk, ask a question, etc.) it does work well as a kind of reminder for what’s possible, even offering categories for each strategy, from progress monitoring (think-pair-share, KWL charts), to Note-Taking (graphic organizers). There are 87 instructional strategies listed below, but several are repeated across categories, so let’s call it “50+” strategies.
“Rationally” Sketching Functions – App Lesson - App Ed Review Description: This app lesson will develop high school students’ knowledge and ability to sketch, plot, and understand rational functions. Instructional Objective: Students will be able to sketch rational functions, noting the x and y intercepts, asymptotes, and the locations of curves. Step 1: Students will watch this video in which the graph Project ECS@ESC The GENOVESI ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY CENTER (ESC) offers rich and engaging experiential environmental science programs for students and teachers at all grade levels. Nestled in the Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn, this 7,000 square foot learning center, sitting on over an acre of beautiful grounds, is home to over 200 living organisms, four dynamic learning labs (Flora, Fauna, STEM and a fully equipped biotechnology lab), an outdoor learning space with pond habitat and a greenhouse laboratory. As a premier informal science destination space, ESC’s mission is to deliver hands on environmental science and STEM instruction.
The Effects of Technological Changes on Education - App Ed Review Imagine going back in time, before the onset of the internet, and having to write a seminar paper for one of your university courses. Sounds easy? Well, think again.