Kathy Cassidy This spring, our class has been working with other classes around the world--sharing and learning together. Several collaborative projects have resulted. The book below is one of the products from that collaboration and contains pages created by various PreK - 2 classrooms from around the world as part of the Flat Classroom Project. Each of the participating classes focused on "A View From the Window" of their school in a different way. Our page (containing photos and text created by the students) is first, but it is fascinating to see what all of the other classes have created as well. Click on the image to see the finished product.
A teacher in social media - Pearltrees - 10 tips for teachers A (Finnish) teacher's dive into social media - "I discovered pearls in Pearltrees!" + 10 tips for teachers This time I thought I could write about Pearltrees from a teacher's perspective. I started to use the web curation tool Pearltrees during my autumn holiday (in 2012) and I'm still amazed by the possibilities it has to offer.It was the head teacher of our upper secondary school Kari Rajala who first introduced me to social media. I started using Facebook and soon got friends from my fellow teachers. In a week, I was already in Twitter following all kinds of discussions and weaving my personal learning network.
Education Week Blogging is as much about sharing with one another as it is about getting your own voice out. This week marks my second year anniversary blogging for Education Week. There probably won't be a cake decorated with frosting and candles to celebrate the anniversary, and my Education Week editors may not even know it's been two years (yes, I'm dropping a hint). The Magic of Learning Remote Scavenger Hunt We are heading into our third week of social distancing, school closures and “shelter at home&... We are in the Midst of... Are you aware that we are in the middle of making history? Defining Paperless 2.0 “I’ve gone paperless!” The transition to the 1:1 classroom regularly goes hand in hand with a call for teachers to go paperless. The idea is a popular one for schools (and businesses) who can realize quick savings from reduced paper costs and offset the cost of the new devices. It can also be popular with teachers for a variety of conveniences when distributing and collecting materials. But what about learning?
25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty How Can We Stop Cheating In Online Courses? 6.11K Views 0 Likes While clearly not every student is trying hard to take the slacker route, it's worth noting that picking out the students trying to take this route gets a little more complicated when you move from taking classes in person to taking classes online. 5 Ways To Have A High-Tech Classroom With What You Already Have 11.45K Views 1 Likes There are a host of ways to use the technology you already have at your fingertips to create a Classroom 2.0.
7 Reasons educators should blog Like many others, I find blogging a useful activity. So useful, in fact, that I think everyone involved in education should do it! Here, in no particular order, are my reasons. Keep an online (research) notebook - 10 Tools To Engage Students In Academic Discussion Forums- Digital Citizenship Series 0 Comments May 26, 2014 By: Michael Gorman May 26 Written by: 5/26/2014 6:21 AM ShareThis
77 Educational Games and Game Builders I'm often asked if I know of any games for subject "x," "y," or "z" for a particular grade level or age group. My answer is usually yes, but I need to search my archives. Therefore, I've gone through my archives and dug up many of games that I've mentioned over the last four years that are still active online.
How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes I am so excited to incorporate writing in my math class during the new semester. My goal is to have students use blogging as an instructional tool to write and express their mathematical ideas. I hope to provide them with an opportunity to reflect on their understanding of mathematics. Blogging and technology are two tools that go hand-hand.
A Life Our Students Will Never Know Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, April 10th 2012 Over the holidays, while attempting to be less “connected”, I’ve been thinking about how much technology seems to be increasingly infused into our day-to-day lives. With laptops, smart phones, iPads, iPods and other portable devices becoming so common place, gadgets are no longer something we go to, they come with us. This clearly brings about many pros and cons. Technology lets us connect and access information more easily, however, being hyperconnected can compromise our health and wellbeing.
BLOGOsphere-The Magic Medium! Teachers, even if they DO not always realize IT, love to share. Who can deny that they do NEVER exchange ideas with their colleagues about their lessons and students? The very reason WHY this happens is that teachers feel the need to learn and grow in order to ADAPT themselves to the changes THEY FACE IN A 21st CENTURY EDUworld. However, is THE exchange of ideas with colleagues the only way teachers can move forward? The fact that many professionals across the world are already making use of social media to share and COLLABORATE is very strong evidence that the answer to the question above is “NO”.