Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the profession and measure and improve teacher quality. In health there are well-established protocols that govern the introduction of any new drug or treatment.
Council Post: 10 Ways Edtech Advances Are Shaking Up Education Education technology or edtech offers unique opportunities for student development. The roots of edtech in whiteboards, projectors and tablets have given rise to popular learning platforms. Now, students can access on-demand courses, and learn whatever they want thanks to technological advances in the field. Companies can provide classes to their workers the same way, allowing them to leverage industrial edtech for their own business needs and purposes. The development of edtech isn't expected to slow down any time soon. A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet by TeachThought Staff Like most buzzwords in education, “authenticity” isn’t a new idea. For decades, teachers have sought to make student learning “authentic” by looking to the “real world”–the challenges, technology, and communities that students care about and connect with daily.
8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake”. We recently discussed the SAMR model during an Academic Technology Work Group meeting at The College of Westchester.
Software for Online Tutoring, Online Training, and Online Teaching Easy-to-use for any number of attendees without the hassle of downloading software. WizIQ works using Flash technology with a familiar browser-like tabbed interface and standard keyboard shortcuts. This means that if you can view a web page, you can present or attend a live class. Differentiating Your Classroom with Ease - The Brown Bag Teacher For me, differentiating no longer means creating separate games/activities/learning targets. It doesn't mean that some students do more work or students are being taught different content. It does mean tweaking activities, so they have the just-right scaffolds and pushes for my students. To me - right now - differentiation means... Believing these things, our team has developed structures and organization to help us be intentional in our planning.
Wayfinder Learning Lab Stephen Taylor Currently MYP Coordinator, Middle School curriculum Coach and Science Teacher at Western Academy Beijing, I am a recent arrival in China after serving as PreK-12 Director of Learning and IBMYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Former HOD Science and IBDP Biology and MYP Science teacher. Middle school girls’ football coach and Roots & Shoots supervisor. IBEN school visitor, candidate school consultant, Project Zero online coach. Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide In today's post, we are sharing with you one of the best and simplest guides I have ever read on Google Forms. This visual tutorial is created by Eric Curts and covers a wide range of tips and tricks on anything you need to know about Google Forms. Check it out and, as usual, your feedback is most welcome. Enjoy Here is a cursory look on the table of content of this guide :
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