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Dare to Differentiate - 50 Terrific Teacher Tips!

Dare to Differentiate - 50 Terrific Teacher Tips!

10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] How 3D Printing Works 3D printing sounds like something from science fiction, but the process is similar to that of CNC machining, where billets are cut into specific shapes and products. But rather than cutting, it prints. A 3D printer works by “printing” objects–but instead of using ink, it uses more substantive materials–plastics, metal, rubber, and the like. It scans an object–or takes an existing scan of an object–and slices it into layers it can then convert into a physical object. The result is a product that while not as intricate, durable, or functional as the real-world equivalent, is otherwise a real thing that didn’t exist 30 seconds before you printed it. In fact, what it is you’re actually producing depends on what is being printed: if it’s toy jewelry, rubber balls, and plastic chess pieces your after, you’re printing not an analogue of the real thing, but the real thing itself. Crazy. 11 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Differentiation - tools, tips and resources Differentiation is an important aspect of education. Students learn differently, have different needs, different backgrounds, different skills, different ability levels, different interests and more. As educators, we try to create engaging lesson activities that provide a variety of learning experiences and allow students to demonstrate their learning in different ways. Differentiation should occur in both how students learn and gain knowledge and skills, and in how they demonstrate and are assessed on what they have learned. “In the practice of education, differentiation is defined as working to address the abilities, interests, and needs (both perceived and real) of individuals. Here are some resources, tips, and tools on differentiation: Digital Differentiation - ideas and tools for differentiating with digital resources Tools for Differentiation - helping teachers meet the needs of all learners Differentiating with Web 2.0 Technologies

Teacher Resources : Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy The Differentiator is a simple web app that helps you create objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy. You simple click on the thinking skill, content, resources, product, or group tabs and then select what you want the student to do by clicking on the sub categories. For example, on the Thinking Skill tab, you can chose Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, or Creating and then a sub-term. Product tab has visual, multi-media, oral, written, and construct tabs as what the student would create as a product to demonstrate their learning. I think this is a great tool to help teachers come up with different objectives and some different activities for students to do in class. Related: Differentiation Using 21st Century Schools Differentiation with Web 2.0 Technologies

Learning Archives - TeachThought It’s Not About The Thinking by Terry Heick It’s not the thinking behind an idea that should bother us, but rather the effect of the idea. #edtech. Content-based academic standards. Read Post → 4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning. Read Post → 50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students by Dennis Lee, This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”. Read Post → Want To See Their Best? Read Post → 7 Skills Students Will Always Need by Jennifer Rita Nichols Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post. Read Post → 15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick The role of technology in learning isn’t entirely clear–or rather, is subjective. Read Post → Read Post → Read Post → Read Post → Data-Driven Teaching? Read Post → Read Post → Read Post → Read Post → Read Post →

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate. Katie’s the best teacher I’ve ever seen…. In addition, Katie and I have co-authored a piece for Education Week Teacher on the topic that will be appearing there soon (it’s appeared: The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success), and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too (that two part series has also appeared). I also did a second two-part series in Ed Week on differentiation. Also, check out The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations. Given all that, a “The Best…” post was inevitable, and here it is. Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction: The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction is by Rick Wormeli. Reconcilable Differences? Deciding to Teach Them All is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.

Better Group Work Experiences Begin with How the Groups Are Formed July 31, 2013 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog Like many matters regarding teaching and learning, there isn’t one best way to put students into groups. The best way is related to what you want students to learn from their group experience. Randomly formed groups – Students join with others sitting nearby or the teacher creates groups using some random method like birthdays, house numbers, last digit in a cell phone number, etc. Student-formed groups– Students form their own groups, selecting members from among their classmates. Teacher-formed groups – Teachers assign students to groups using any number of different criteria. There are other criteria teachers can use to form groups and they may be more important than ability. When teachers use knowledge and skill criteria to form groups, students have a greater chance of experiencing a group that accomplishes more than they could as individuals.

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins. Education has traditionally focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. However, as the ever increasing pace of technological innovation drives changes in the world, educators must re-evaluate whether the skills they teach truly provide their students with the best opportunities to succeed in school, the workforce, and in life overall. This naturally leads to the question of what those skills are or will be, and while there are other excellent suggestions out there, Pearson’s 2014 edition of “The Learning Curve” report lists the 8 skills below as those most necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Understanding and Teaching These Skills Leadership Digital Literacy Communication The U.S.

Bilingualer Unterricht in Bayern | ISB - Staatsinstitut für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung München Kontakt Impressum Home Bilingualer Unterricht in Bayern Glossar Bilingualer Unterricht in Bayern An bayerischen Realschulen und Gymnasien wird der bilinguale Sachfachunterricht weiter ausgebaut. DOWNLOADS zum bilingualen Sachfachunttericht in Bayern. "Der bilinguale Sachfachunterricht in Bayern" Artikel im Jahrbuch des ISB 2009 von Josef Koller und Tobias Schnitter Angebot für das Gymnasium Angebot für die Realschule Angebot für die Fachoberschule und Berufsoberschule

The Demands Of Teaching: 10 Top Teacher Training Needs by Justin Marquis, Ph. D “Those who can’t do, teach.” –Anonymous As someone with a teaching license who has also taught at the university level, I have always found this offhanded dismissal of educators at all levels offensive. A few even believe that public service, such as teaching, should be a mandatory requirement of all U.S. citizens regardless of their training or interests. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the national teaching program evaluation organization, believes that both rich subject area knowledge and an understanding of how to teach are necessary for successful teaching. Do they need to major in English, science (which one?) 1. I have ranked this first because it is the most undervalued, yet most valuable aspect of teaching. 2. If you know how to teach and how to learn, you can teach almost anything given some time, motivation, and support. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. This is a cross-post from

Learners NOT Students! All of us are learners. Think about it. We were born curious and open to learning or we wouldn't walk or talk. It's just how each of us were made. Learning is part of us. 1350-1400 - Middle English, alteration (influenced by Latin studre, to study) of studient, studiant, from Old French estudiant, one who studies, from present participle of estudier, to study, from Medieval Latin studire, from Latin studium, study.] This is the 21st century not the Middle Ages. All the references to student that we could find represent someone who studies or is being taught as part of an institution. A student is someone who is learning when they attend an educational institution. In the Free Online Dictionary, student means: 1. a. b. How about calling students, "learners?" Think about yourself as a learner in and outside of school. A student... What do you think of the term "learner"?

About TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This underlying philosophy is the driving force behind all of TED's endeavors, including the TED Conferences, TEDx, TED Books, the TED Fellows Program, and the TED Open Translation Project. With this philosophy in mind, and with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world, TED-Ed is the newest of TED’s initiatives. TED-Ed TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. TED-Ed Lessons There are two types of TED-Ed lessons.