5 Ways to Collect Digital Exit Tickets One of the strategies that I use when creating lesson plans is to reflect on the previous lesson. Part of that reflection includes feedback from students. This can be done by simply asking students to raise their hands in response to a "did you get it?" Mary Meeker’s essential 2016 Internet Trends Report The fastest way to learn everything going on in tech is to read this report. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing these compilations of the most critical stats and trends about how technology is evolving. From the funding climate to smartphone adoption to the tech giants to cutting-edge inventions, the Mary Meeker Internet Trends report has it all. Below you’ll find the full 2016 report embedded. Some highlights include:
The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks! Google Classroom makes organizing and managing all of your Google Apps activities streamlined and easy. Set it up in minutes. (Sketch by Matt Miller) 10 Ways to Teach Innovation Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking. The burden of reinvention, of course, falls on today’s generation of students. So it follows that education should focus on fostering innovation by putting curiosity, critical thinking, deep understanding, the rules and tools of inquiry, and creative brainstorming at the center of the curriculum.
5 ways we must transform our schools, according to the OECD’s head of education - Global Education & Skills Forum Blog Our children need to become global citizens and we need to transform the way we teach in order to properly prepare them for the world. That was the message from Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills at the OECD, speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2017 in Dubai. Mr Schleicher said that the most successful societies were often the most creative ones. The more diverse our children’s interests and experiences, the more they are encouraged to work with their peers to address problems in new ways, the better prepared they will be for the new digital age.
Spiral You start by creating an online class group for your students. Your students can then use any internet-connected device, such as a tablet or mobile phone, to create their own profile on Spiral and join your online class group. You’re now good to go! Spiral apps mirror your normal learning activities but what’s really smart is that our unique three-way view solves the problem of how to get everyone joining in. Here’s how it works. Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 What are the top trends facing the world in 2015? By exploring the challenges we face today, together we can progress towards our future. In the coming year, we face a number of diverse and significant challenges: growing income inequality, heightened geo-strategic tensions, the unsustainable use of our planet’s natural resources and, of course, the climate crisis. Every year the World Economic Forum taps into the knowledge, observations and experiences of its Global Agenda Council Members, asking them to identify the issues that they believe will have the biggest impact on the world over the coming 12 to 18 months.
Google Classroom: List ALL Your Student Files - Teacher Tech While I love Google Classroom, it can be a lot of clicking to locate student files. I created a script that will list all of the files in a Google Classroom class folder. The script lists all of the assignment folders in the class folder, creates a tab for each assignment and lists the files in the assignment folder. This can be used in multiple ways: Quickly find a list of student files submitted.Locate documents a student has submitted.Make notes and record data on files students have submitted.See which students are missing documents.Quickly leave feedback for students on files.Sort and organize student submissions. alicekeeler.com/showmeallthedocs
50 Apps Students Will Be Using In Your Classroom 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers 9.43K Views 0 Likes Student blogging is a wonderful way to get into the world of online writing and learning. UC data confirms computer science is foundational – Code.org – Medium At Code.org, we often say that computer science isn’t just a skill for students who want to pursue careers in tech. It’s foundational. As Steve Jobs once said: “computer science is a liberal art.” We recently wondered: is there any data to support this idea?
Which Creative Commons License is Right for me? 23 Jun 2014 The poster explains the rules associated with the various types of Creative Commons license visually and helps you pick the right license for sharing your work. couch mode print story Creative Commons makes it easy for content creators to define a set of rules under which they would like the public to use their creative work. For instance, if you upload a photograph on the Internet, you can apply a Creative Commons license that would allow others to embed that photograph in a website or use in a presentation but not sell it commercially. The important thing to note about CC licenses is that they are irrevocable.
These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies - Bloomberg Nordic nations dominate the top 15, while South Korea reigns supreme and Russia is dealt a huge blow There’s something about those Nordic countries. In the battle of ideas, Sweden climbed to No. 2 and Finland cracked into the top five of the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies. South Korea remained the big winner, topping the international charts in R&D intensity, value-added manufacturing and patent activity and with top-five rankings in high-tech density, higher education and researcher concentration. Scant progress in improving its productivity score — now No. 32 in the world — helps explain why South Korea’s lead narrowed in the past year. Silver medal winner Sweden owes most of its rise to improvement in the manufacturing value-added metric, while Nordic neighbor Finland jumped two spots in large part because of the rise of high-tech firms in the country.