interactive media resources present knowledge in different and (if you do it right) compelling ways engage active participation by the entire class instead of broadcasting to it like a passive audience This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools. Storify Drag and drop elements from Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, blogs to create a story that you can Tweet, blog, embed. Screenr 21: Online Interviews With Wetoku This is the 21st post in the “ 30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series. Be sure to subscribe to the Teacher Challenge blog by RSS , like us on facebook , and follow us on twitter to keep up with future challenge posts as they are published. This guest post is written by Lisa Dabbs . Objective
Project Based Learning / Project Based Learning In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations. Rigorous and in-depth Project Based Learning: is organized around an open-ended Driving Question or Challenge. These focus students’ work and deepen their learning by centering on significant issues, debates, questions and/or problems.creates a need to know essential content and skills. Typical projects (and most instruction) begin by presenting students with knowledge and concepts and then, once learned, give them the opportunity to apply them.
Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form A Division of the American Library Association You are at: ALA.org » AASL » Learning Standards & Program Guidelines » Learning Standards & Common Core State Standards Crosswalk Share this page: School Kids Needing Computers for Homework Buying a computer these days is certainly cheaper than it use to be. However, a computer is still an item that some families living in America can’t afford. Even if you can find a good used computer on sale, it is still costly to pay for an Internet service each month. Knowing how expensive it is to own a computer and be connected to the World Wide Web, I am shock what today’s school systems are doing. In a lot of households, you have a Dad and a Mom who both work full-time jobs. So asking the parents to take the kids to a local library, so they can have access to a computer is really showing a lack of respect toward these working families.
Creating Infographics with Students I have been mesmerized by Infographics for a while now. Take a look at my previously written posts. What are infographics? Here are some definitions I ran across as I was learning and wrapping my mid around teaching with infographics: Page d'accueil de Nero Kwik Media - Site officiel Burn One-Click Copying Whether it’s a home video of your baby’s first step or a series of clips from your skydiving trip, these are the memories that are worth saving. Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students Concrete, authentic project-based learning helps students illustrate core knowledge. VIDEO: Project-Based Learning: An Overview Running Time: 9 min. Ask Seymour Papert, renowned expert on children and computing, why students are turned off by school, and he quickly offers an example:
Common Core State Standards Initiative - Curriculum and Instruction ESE Resources for Implementing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in 2012-2013 Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy Updated Interactive PARCC Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics Grades 3-11 (Revised Version 3.0 November 2012) and English Language Arts/Literacy (Version 2.0), Grades 3-11 Facebook's latest news, announcements and media resources - Announcements - Introducing Groups for Schools - Facebook By Michael Novati, engineer Today we’re announcing Groups for Schools, which allow people with an active school email address to join groups at their college or university. See what’s happening on campusYou can join a group for your major to discuss classes, for your sorority to plan upcoming events, or for your dorm to share photos.
50 new tech tools you should know about You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips. New mobile apps, services, social networks and other digital tools pop up so frequently that keeping up with them is a nearly impossible task. Just when you think you're up to date, something newer and hipper comes along. But before you wave the white flag, let us help. Once again we have sorted through hundreds of new and emerging tech tools to bring you 50 of the most buzzworthy ones. (Last year's list can be found here.)
My StoryMaker: powerful, flexible, FREE story design environment for kids and adults Good morning all! Came across this great resource via tweet from Sheri Burkeen, an Early Childhood Center Technology Coordinator for PK-SK girls based in Memphis, Tennessee. And what a find it is! Perfectly suited for after-school summer fun (camp counselors, take note): My StoryMaker is a free, easy-to-use, Flash-based interactive story development platform developed by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, with the generous support of Carnegie Mellon University and The Grable Foundation. The basic idea is that you start by selecting characters and a goal:
The Elements Of A Digital Classroom What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing. It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that. The following inforgraphic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including: eBooksBook rental via KindleiPadsOpen Source softwareiTunesUDigital cameras, projectors, and headphones