Beautiful Reactions Precipitation Chemical Garden Color Change Metal Displacement My Favorite Things & Recommended Resources Save Pinterest My Favorite Things and Recommended Resources! I get a lot of questions about the resources I use, and recommendations for certain tasks. So I thought it would be helpful to create a recommended resource page for educators with all of my favorite things: my favorite web tools, gadgets, books and more. For your convenience, I’ve also copied this information into a blog post. Bookmark the new Recommended Resources page for your reference and convenience, the permanent home of this list. The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners This is going to a relatively short “The Best…” list sharing places where ESL/EFL/ELL teachers who are both new and experienced with using educational technology can find resources, ideas, and support. Here are my picks for The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners (not in order of preference): A video from Nik Peachey called Web 2.0 For EFL/ESL Teachers.
Video Library Our new educational effort is called Pivot Interactives. The new Pivot Interactives website offers a powerful platform for students to learn science concepts and science process skills. It contains classroom-ready activities with integrated data tables and graphing capabilities, teacher-modifiable student instructions, and allows teachers to create classes to assign and grade student work. In addition, the platform features more video arrays with the Pivot Player interactive tools, and a user-interface that allows users to change variables within the videos, such as the mass of objects or frequency of a wave. Here are the changes underway: During late summer and fall 2017, many of the videos on the Direct Measurement Video website will be migrated to the Pivot Interactives site and will no longer be freely available.
16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning February, 2016As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning. Web Tools
CareerStart Most parents and educators don’t need research to tell them that the middle school years are a particular challenge, but ample data is available. Despite the fact that most students in the fifth grade, even those from families struggling economically, feel good about their teachers and school and see lots of hope for their futures, their trust in school is often questioned over the following three years. This is, perhaps, not surprising.