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Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.

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Teaching With YouTube Teaching With Video: 9 Tips For Teaching With YouTube by Marlon Gallano Let’s face it, times have changed. 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers Use these effective classroom management tips to deal with difficult students... Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders Luca Nisalli By Gayle Allen Teachers and school leaders face very different challenges today from even a decade ago.

The Gamer Disposition - John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas by John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas | 10:09 AM February 14, 2008 Today’s multiplayer online games are large, complex, constantly evolving social systems. Their perpetual newness is what makes them enticing to players. Each generation of games begets a new generation of participants who develop what we call the gamer disposition. It’s exactly the disposition you should want in your workforce. WebQuest Repository About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: Stream a Huge Playlist of Songs Based on the Bestselling Book Image by HayeurJF, via Flickr Commons Though the burials of ancient Egyptian rulers offer at least one notable exception, nearly all the world’s religions have agreed on one thing—if one thing only: you can’t take your stuff with you. You can leave it to the local church, mosque, or synagogue, your heirs, a charity of your choice, your dog; but your material possessions will not go wherever you might when it’s over. However, should consciousness somehow survive the body, or get uploaded to a new one in some sci-fi future, perhaps you can take with you the experiences, memories, sensations, and ideas you’ve accumulated over a lifetime.

Tech in the Classroom Tech in the Classroom is a recurring feature that examines widely available technology, software and gadgets and how they might be used in a school setting. What favorite gadget or tool are you using in the classroom? As this new content area grows, let us know what products you’d like to read about. Tech in the Classroom: Google Chromebook These inexpensive laptops run the Chrome browser and offer more laptop functionality than a tablet. Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school. A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools.

GitHub for Education, Revisited A GitHub for Education, Revisited I’ve written several times in the past about the potential for a “GitHub for education” – that is, a version of the popular social coding network GitHub where the “code” that’s shared is openly-licensed educational content. That could include OER in any digital format – text, code, video, audio, photos – and any edu-related genre – course readings, handouts, syllabi, exams, assignments.

ged578 / Learning Style Theories Learning Styles Theories Presented To You By John Whitley, Jr. Tourism: Developing Writing Skills through Collaborative Writing It is true that I don’t dedicate enough time to writing activities. I ask my students to do small writing tasks but not the real thing, at least not as often as they would probably need. Would it be a plausible excuse to say that I have 148 students and that it takes an awful lot of time, time I don’t have, to correct their essays?

New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here's some help and advice Whether you’ve just returned to school to find Interactive Whiteboards have been installed over the Christmas break, or you have been using an IWB for years but never really got to grips with what it can do, here’s a summary of blogposts I’ve written in the past that hopefully will prove useful to you. Photo Credit : Library Cart by Sweetjessie General IWB Ideas Here are 8 ideas to keep it Simple when getting to grips with your interactive whiteboard. Stick to the basic tools and use them well.

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