Tales of Utopia « In the beginning part of the year, I started collaborating with Jeff in Montana on a Gifted and Talented project, where middle school students undertook a unit on Utopia. The study book was Animal Farm. We developed a series of activities to meet the standards, which ultimately had the goal of engaging students in creating their own original short stories that used themes taken from the book and other texts. The project culminated in his students publishing their book online. The stories they created are excellent! 12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources 12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources by Shannon Dauphin Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to make lessons stick in the minds of their students. According to Edutopia, studies have shown that students who use project-based learning remember the material much longer and have healthier attitudes toward education.
New Study Finds iPads in the Classroom Boost Test Scores A new study shows that students who use iPads in the classroom score better in literacy tests than those who don’t. As previously reported, educators in Auburn, Maine began instructing 266 kindergarteners using the iPad 2 this fall, and those who used the tablet scored higher on literacy tests and were more enthused about learning, according to Apple blog TUAW. For parents and educators, higher test scores are enough of a result to turn heads. Last month, Apple ramped up its educational effortsby launching iBooks 2 and iBooks Author, an e-book creation platform teachers and smaller publishers can use to develop apps.
Recommended iPod Apps (Grade Levels & Subjects) Escondido Union School District - iRead - Google Docs The Elevated Math application is now available from the iTunes store. We love for you to consider it for review. The official release follows. Please contact us with any questions! New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Why was New Pedagogies for Deep Learning established? There is a growing sense among education leaders, educators, students and parents that traditional approaches are not delivering the necessary outcomes for all students to flourish in the increasingly complex world in which they live. Education is at a major turning point with a powerful push-pull dynamic at play. Push being that traditional school is too often boring leaving students disengaged and pull that the digital world is exciting and ubiquitous. All students need to be able to flourish and positively solve life challenges and problems important to them. Equipped with new pedagogical models, a growing digital ubiquity and new learning partnerships, students will shift from learning about life to learning being living.
Utopia Etymology Varieties Ecology Ecological utopian society describes new ways in which society should relate to nature. They react to a perceived widening gap between the modern Western way of living that, allegedly, destroys nature and a more traditional way of living before industrialization, that is regarded by the ecologists to be more in harmony with nature. Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
10 Best Apps 4 Teachers Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. Deep Challenge Series The Global Network is an international community for educational innovation, launched in January 2014 among 7 countries (Australia, Canada, United States, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Uruguay) aiming to promote New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. Deep learning experiences foster the development of abilities relevant to this era, including skills that prepare students to be creative, connected and collaborative problema solvers who contribute to the common good in a globalized and interdependent world. It involves students, teachers, principals and families, working together facing a fundamental challenge: how to design learning experiences that lead younger generations to a fuller personal and educational life. The objective of the Deep Challenge Series is to invite Educational Communities to participate in deep learning and educational change, whether or not they belong to the current Global Network.