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Learning It’s a Geometric World! To date, we have 25 blog entries detailing the progress of our PBL project through student voice and pictures. The following links to a blog about Day 16 of our project. http://ksmithschool.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/geometric16/ 5 hours ago by Smart Student EdTech

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Teaching Resources, Ideas, Lesson Plans, and Tools for Teachers Grades 9-12 Sign in -or- Register Where Teachers Come First bookwizardMy Book Lists GO Instant access to reproducibles Downloadable eBooks The Macmillan Community Preparing to teach a class is a lot like preparing dinner for friends. Slightly nerve-wracking, more time-consuming than you expect, and each time, there are surprises, sometimes great, sometimes terrible. Always, you learn new things. You can wing it and end up with a wonderful success.

Common Sense Media close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Blended Learning Definitions The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual.

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place. Digital literacy is defined as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, and create information using a range of digital technologies.” Many educational and business professional cite is as a critical 21st century skill.

NOVA Education Common House Dust Could Contain Cancer-Causing Molecules For scientists, dust is a goldmine of information about the chemicals we encounter every day. From NOVA Next | Jan 9, 2017 UTeach Professional Development UTeach Professional Development is proud to announce a new program of online professional learning designed for in-service classroom teachers, the Academy of Innovative Teaching and Learning. The Academy is designed with working practitioners in mind: online and on demand courses that address topics classroom teachers and school administrators have repeatedly requested. Flexibility and choice are two important characteristics of the Academy. There is only one required course, Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning. Beyond that, participants need only complete one Academy courses in each of groups A, B, and C in order to earn a certificate of completion in the Academy.

10 Great Web Tools to Create e-Books for your Classroom I have just finished compiling a list of some must have web-based tools that can allow you to create books.These tools can also be used with students. They are very simple to use and have friendly interfaces. The best way to get students engaged is to make them feel they are responsible for their learning, you can for instance have them paired in small groups and work on a writing project using one of the tools below. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of these book making tools : Reading to Learn in Science Welcome, Science Teachers! This website is all about improving your students’ learning of science content by improving their ability to interpret science texts. This resource focuses on two main questions: What’s the pedagogical basis for emphasizing literacy development in science education? What specific tips and tools can you put into play on Monday morning to help enhance your students’ disciplinary literacy?

Superintendent John E. Deasy Kicks Off LAUSD's Digital Citizenship Week Today is the first day of the Los Angeles Unified School District's inaugural Digital Citizenship Week. Starting today and running through Friday, March 21, all 650,000 students in K-12 classrooms throughout the district are being taught skills to engage safely and responsibly in the vast digital world. The lessons are provided to teachers, parents, and students from Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum. Digital Citizenship Week launched at an inspiring event last Friday at Western Elementary School, a smaller K-5 school in South L.A. where students have been using iPads in their classrooms since last September. City and district officials were treated to a celebration of what those 650 students know about being digital citizens who are successfully using technology.

New Jersey Department of Education Governor Chris Christie • Lt. Governor Kim GuadagnoNJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs DOE A to Z: A B CD E FG H IJ K LM N OP Q RS T UV W XY Z # Classroom Aid Free eTextbooks Collections WikiBooks is the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit. The English and German collections have more than 1000 books, while books in many other languages are available too. Learn Your 24 Character Strengths: VIA Character Survey Each one of us possess all 24 of the VIA character strengths in varying degrees making up our own unique profiles. The VIA Classification of Character Strengths is comprised of 24 character strengths that fall under six broad virtue categories: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence . They are morally and universally valued, encompass our capacities for helping ourselves and others and produce positive effects when we express them. Knowing your constellation of character strengths is the first step towards living a happier, more authentic life. Discover your personalized Character Strengths Profile by taking the our free personality test, the VIA Survey.

No Silver Bullets: Hybrid High Learns a Tough Edtech Lesson Ask education leaders and they’ll tell you: Hybrid High, the University of Southern California's experimental two-year old charter school, is doing just fine. More than two-thirds of its original students are meeting their growth targets. But peek behind the stats and you’ll discover a school that had a nearly disastrous encounter with technology in its first year--and only began to recover when school leaders put teachers back in control. A year ago, Hybrid High ninth graders scored lower on standardized tests than they did when they started at the school. Many teachers felt pushed to the side--and consequently some left the responsibility for student learning to technology. Only after school leaders re-instilled in the teachers the sense that they are in command of the technology has the school begun to deliver for students and their families.

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