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Free Technology for Teachers My Teacher Motivation Page #1 Website for teaching jobs, as per Google and MSN. Kentucky School Media Association National Education Association American Federation of Teachers National Parent Teachers Organization Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts National Council of Teachers of English National Art Education Association American Alliance for Theater and Education Association for the Advancement of Arts Education New Horizons Online – Art as part of all curriculum (now retired, but articles are archived through 2006) American Educational Research Journal TESOL Quarterly Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers.
The Music Mish Mash The Development of Mental Abilities Young children think differently than do older children and adults. Such thinking is not wrong, simply different and age-appropriate. When a preschooler asks, "If I eat spaghetti, will I become Italian?" she reflects, in an original and amusing way, her belief that "you are what you eat." Rather than "correct" the child, we might ask, "What do you think?" Transductive Reasoning The foregoing example illustrates a form of reasoning that is characteristic of young children. People who eat spaghetti become Italian [major premise]. I eat spaghetti [minor premise]. Therefore, I will become Italian [conclusion]. In fact, though, her reasoning is transductive, and she thinks Robert eats spaghetti, and he's Italian. If I eat spaghetti, I will become Italian too. What is missing in transductive reasoning is the major premise, the overriding rule from which a particular conclusion can be deduced. We can observe this transductive approach to causality in many other ways as well. Physiognomic Perception
Definitions of Bloom's Taxonomy Activities at Various Cognitive Levels of Learning (LoL) Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives is used to define how well a skill or competency is learned or mastered. A fuller description of Bloom’s taxonomy is given in the following pages but a brief summary of the activities associated with each level is given below. At Knowledge Level of Learning a student can define terms At Comprehension Level of Learning a student can work assigned problems and can example what they did At Application Level of Learning a student recognizes what methods to used and then used the methods to solve problems At Analysis Level of Learning a student can explain why the solution process works At Synthesis Level of Learning a student can combine the part of a process in new and useful ways At Evaluation Level of Learning a student can create a variety of ways to solve the problem and then, based on established criteria, select the solution method best suited for the problem. What do I do at this level?
Inventions History Fire was used c.600,000 BC by people moving northward. Evidence of its use was discovered in caves near Beijing where it may have been used to cook or ward off dangerous animals. Fired Ceramics first occurred after the last ice age, c.30,000 BC. The first fired ceramics were made of clay and shaped into models of animals. The first axes date from c.250,000 and have been discovered in ancient settlements in Africa, Europe, and Asia. The bow and arrow dates from c.30,000 BC in what is now The Sahara desert. The Egyptians discovered the try square c.2600 BC. The chariot derives from Mesopotamia and dates from c.2000 BC. Glassblowing dates from c.100 BC in Syria. Egypt invented the water clock in c.300 BC to tell time. Countries around the Mediterranean Sea began to use an abacus to make calculations. Assyria saw the first iron saws in c.800 BC. The year 105 saw Tsai Lun given official recognition for his invention of paper. The first quill pens seem to date from 635 in Spain. by J.
Constructivism (learning theory) Jean Piaget: founder of Constructivism In past centuries, constructivist ideas were not widely valued due to the perception that children's play was seen as aimless and of little importance. Jean Piaget did not agree with these traditional views, however. He saw play as an important and necessary part of the student's cognitive development and provided scientific evidence for his views. Today, constructivist theories are influential throughout much of the non-formal learning sector. One good example of constructivist learning in a non-formal setting is the Investigate Centre at The Natural History Museum, London. For more detailed information on the philosophy of the construction of human knowledge, see constructivist epistemology. Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Piaget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. It is important to note that constructivism is not a particular pedagogy.