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Cooperative Learning

Cooperative Learning
What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. It is a well-researched instructional strategy and has been reported to be highly successful in the classroom. For a more in depth explanation of this strategy, follow this link to the self-guided tutorial. What is its purpose? There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society. How can I do it? Five Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning 1. The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive methods. How can I adapt it? Cooperative learning can take place in a variety of circumstances. Assessment and Evaluation Considerations Observing cooperative learning groups in action allows you to effectively assess students' work and understanding. Teacher Resources Related:  onderwijsTraining resourcesLesson Plan Ideas

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list. By drawing mind maps you actually visualize your tasks and how each task can influence each other in a better way, making your brain remember more easily and/or come up with new ideas. The Tools There are various tools for mindmapping out there, both free and paid versions. In this article I will focus solely the free options. The ones that require any installation, can be run on all platforms that support Java unless something else is specified. Freemind ↓ I found the application quick to install and very easy to understand, – which is probably why it is one of the more popular. You can download Freemind here. Xmind ↓ Xmind has a more professional business-like look compared to FreeMind. You can download Xmind here.

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out. PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC . Simple. In my experience, I’ve seen teachers attempt to integrate 30 iPads into their classroom by handing them out and then trying to figure out which apps are worth using. In order to do this, you’ll need skills modern teachers must have. 1) Build Your PLN Whether you call it a ‘personal learning network’ or a ‘professional learning network’ is not important. 2) Establish Real Relationships Whether it’s online or offline, the ability to establish real relationships is critical to any modern teacher. 3) Understand Where Technology Fits In Education 4) Know How To Find Useful Resources 5) Manage Your Online Reputation

Lesson Plans - FITC Lesson Plans Banking/Financial Services Bankruptcy Budgeting Career Charitable Giving Coin Recognition/Values Credit/Buying a Home Decision Making Economic Reasoning Entrepreneurism Financial Behavior Financial Goals General Teacher Info Goods & Services Income Insurance Investments Loans Monetary and Fiscal Policy Money Opportunity Costs & Tradeoffs Other Productivity Retirement Planning Saving/Spending Scarcity & Choices Supply & Demand Taxes Banking/Financial Services The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life. Students will: List the roles and functions of money. Complete Lesson Plan Student Lesson Plan Grades: 2 Money: Kids and Cash(pdf) Length of Lesson: One class period Objectives: Students will understand the following: A bank pays interest to people who put money in it. Grades: 3-5 "At the Bank" Scavenger Hunt(pdf) See if you can find these items while touring a financial institution like a bank, thrift, savings and loan, or credit union. Grade: 3-6 Money

Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - 30 Questions For Teacher Reflection Details Written by Mark Clements A lot of college level teacher training programs talk about the importance of developing a “reflective practitioner” but what exactly does this mean for the classroom teacher? If you haven’t yet accepted responsibility for student learning than it doesn’t mean much at all. You’ll have some success as a teacher and some failures which you’ll most certainly blame on any number of factors. Below you will find a list of 30 Questions Teachers should be regularly asking themselves to ensure they’re classroom is as focused on learning as they would like it to be. Modeling Reflection – Questions to Ask With Students 1.Was this activity successful….why or why not? 2.If we do this again, what can I do differently to help you learn more? 3.Did this activity help you learn more than others we’ve done? Classroom Culture – Questions to Ask About Your Rules & Relationships 4.Are the relationships that I have with my students helping or hindering their ability to learn?

7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology The Current State Of Technology In K-12 2.52K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 9.73K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. The Importance Of The Evolution Of Education 7.30K Views 0 Likes Over the past century, the modes of both imparting and receiving education have undergone a paradigm shift.

The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life. The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk is a good lesson about the importance of knowing about money and banks. While you might think that you know the story of Jack, go to Jack and the Beanstalk , from Old Fairy Tales. Jack and the Bean Stalk: This site provides the story of "Jack and the Bean Stalk." The story of Jack asks the question, "What is money?" 1. What is meant by these three functions? First, for money to be a medium of exchange everyone has to accept that "it" is money. Next, money must be a unit of account. Finally, money must be a store of value. Activity 1 Answer the following questions after reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk above. 1. 2. 3. [1. 4. Functions of the Bank A bank has a number of functions as well. A second function is to lend money to others and receive interest in return. Activity 2 Jack and the Bean Stalk can also be considered as a story of a bank. 1.

Over de didaktiek van social media in de dagelijkse lespraktijk (#in #boektweepuntnul)) Vandaag is BoekTweePuntNul uitgekomen. Een boek waarin lezers kort,maar helder geïnformeerd worden over 125 social media + web 2.0 applicaties en webtools. Ten behoeve van de onderwijsuitgave heb ik onderstaande inleiding geschreven. De naam "sociale media" wordt gebruikt als verzamelnaam voor internetapplicaties die een aantal kenmerken met elkaar gemeen hebben: Ze zijn laagdrempelig in gebruik. Voor het onderwijs hebben sociale media een duidelijke toegevoegde waarde. Door verschillende sociale media te gebruiken, kunnen onderwijsgevenden en leerlingen ook een persoonlijke leeromgeving samen stellen. Verder bevordert het werken met sociale media competenties die in de huidige samenleving van groot belang zijn (de zogenaamde 21st Century Skills, ). Vanuit het oogpunt van 'digitale didactiek' ( ) is de kracht van sociale media met name: Wilfred Rubens

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Steve is in the back, uploading your file We're sorry, but we could not find what you are looking for. Global Digital Citizen Foundation © 2015|terms & conditions|privacy policy THE TEN CHAIRS Musical chairs in High School? Absolutely! This is a terrific lesson plan from Teaching Economics As If People Mattered where the students act out the distribution of wealth in the United States. What is wealth and who owns how much of it? What are assets and debts? What changes have families seen in their economic condition between 1976 and today? The following information will help you, the teacher, prepare to have a lively, engaging, and effective hour of learning with your students. Learning Objectives This lesson, which takes approximately one classroom hour (55 minutes) has the following learning objectives: Define the concepts of wealth and assets Compare wealth and income Apply an understanding of the definition of wealth by providing examples of wealth for different income groups Dramatize the shift in wealth from 1976 to 2004 Links to recent articles below allow you to have more recent information Concepts and Key Terms Download Lesson Plan, Charts, and Student Placard

The Kid Should See This Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution There has been a growing buzz around a recently coined phrase " Flipped Classroom". This term starts to take root in education as more and more educators are discovering it. So what is this all about and what are its advantages in learning and teaching? ( Awesome Infographic included below ) Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Flipped Classroom shifts the learning responsibility and ownership from the teacher's hands into the students'. Flipped Classroom depends a lot on educational technology and web 2.0 tools such as podcasting and screencasting applications. "In most Flipped Classrooms, there is an active and intentional transfer of some of the information delivery to outside of the classroom with the goal of freeing up time to make better use of the face-to-face interaction in school. Read the following inforgraphic for more details

Ten Activities for Establishing Classroom Rules | Lesson Plan When it comes to setting rules in the classroom, in some ways the old adage "hope for the best, but prepare for the worst" rings true. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through. Many teachers involve students in establishing their classroom rules. (Surprisingly, student-created rules are often much the same as -- or even tougher than -- rules a teacher might create. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through. So what will those rules be? If you are really stuck for the kinds of rules that might be appropriate for students at your grade level, see some suggestions on the Classroom Rules -- Elementary Level Web page. The consequences for breaking a classroom rule are at least as important as the rule itself. First time: Name on board. How do you want me to treat you? The rule-making activity takes place over parts of several days.

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12 The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Do not fear…you will become comfortable in a beanbag, find a new young-at-heart-love-for reading air, and (at times chuckle) as I give you a sneak-peek into the crevices (oh, look out for that dirty sock) of the teenage minds. Here are the Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class... 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If anyone has more ideas to capture the wondering, daydreaming, (hormonal) minds of middle school students, I would love to read about them. P.S.

Please Don't Touch Me! {Dealing with Anxiety in Kids} As the holidays approached and we were getting ready to visit family and friends, I was tempted to create a festive and sparkly sign to hang around my daughter's neck. As we visited a new-to-her preschool last week I wanted to do the same thing again. I wanted to create one that could be seen from the front and one that could be seen from the back. The sign I wanted to make would've said, "Please don't touch me," "I am really overwhelmed right now" or "I am really nice if you give me some time to warm up." Another main sign that I'd love to hang on her neck would say, "Be kind. Do you have a child who experiences a lot of emotions and anxiety like I do? Does spending time with family and friends and new people sometimes cause a lot of anxiety for you or your child? How do you prepare for so many unfamiliar situations, people, and routine changes? Here are a few things that I do to help alleviate my child's anxiety in new settings or in high stress one (lots of people)... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.