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For Teachers – Google in Education

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Laurillard conversational framework This article or section is a stub. A stub is an entry that did not yet receive substantial attention from editors, and as such does not yet contain enough information to be considered a real article. In other words, it is a short or insufficient piece of information and requires additions. 1 Definition Laurillard (1993,2002) claims that there are four main aspects of the teaching-learning process and that different educational media can be analyzed (and used) in terms of these dimensions. This framework can be considered both learning theory and a practical framework for designing educational environments.

Ten games that make you think about life At the start of this year, we decided to come up with a list of Flash casual games with a philosophical bent. To be honest, we struggled. After days of research, we could only find a handful of games that had the thought-provoking depth we were looking for. Our list (which you can view by clicking here) was therefore only five games long. Fast forward to now, and it is remarkable how much difference a few months can make. Cloud Storage & Unlimited Online File Storage - Rackspace Cloud Files Cloud Files provides online object storage for files and media, delivering them globally at blazing speeds over Akamai's Content Delivery Network (CDN). Store as many files as you want—of any size. Reliable file storage Because Cloud Files replicates your files three times, your users not only get files faster, but more reliably.

Project-Based Learning Activity A Project-Based Learning Activity About Project-Based Learning What Is Project-Based Learning? Students engaged in project-based learning (PBL) activities "work in groups to solve challenging problems that are authentic, curriculum-based, and often interdisciplinary" (McGrath, 2003). Project-based learning is a component of an inquiry-based approach to learning. 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom. After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer it myself. "It's cute," she added. Um, I don't think she thought it was so cute. I think she was treading lightly on the ever-so shaky ego of a brand-new teacher while still giving me some very necessary feedback.

How to Host your Website on Google App Engine for Free This step-by-step tutorial describes how you can upload and host your HTML website with Google App Engine for free. The Royal Family of UK has selected Google as the web hosting provider for Prince William’s official wedding website. The site, available at, contains news updates, photo galleries and videos and everything is hosted on Google App Engine. How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning Editor's Note:Posts about the flipped class on The Daily Riff beginning in January 2011 have generated over 240,000 views to-date - thanks contributors and readers . . . See our other links related to the flipped class below this guest post. Since this post was written, Bergmann and Sams have released their book, Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Do check it out. - C.J.

Book Thief Below you will find resources to accompany the teaching of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. This PATH only includes unlocked resources that do not require a login name or password. Reader’s theater is an effective way to help students process dilemmas experienced by characters in a text. In this activity, groups of students are assigned a small portion of the text to present to their peers. As opposed to presenting skits of the plot, reader’s theater asks students to create a performance that reveals a message, theme, or conflict represented by the text.

Top Ten TED Talks for Nonprofit Leaders At StayClassy we have a unique window into a community of innovative nonprofit leaders. These are people who are out there innovating, inspiring supporters, and creating impact every day of the year, in places all over the world. Drawing on the inspiration we get from seeing their work, we put together our top 10 TED Talks for nonprofit leaders. Here are 10 videos filled with ideas that will inform, assist, and inspire you as you strive to make a positive impact in the best way you can. 1. Starting a Movement Flip this lesson! A new way to teach with video from TED-Ed Announcing a new way to use video to create customized lessons: the “Flip This Lesson” feature from TED-Ed, now in beta at With this feature, educators can use, tweak, or completely redo any video lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on a TEDTalk or any video from YouTube. How? Just plug the video in and start writing questions, comments, even quizzes — then save the lesson as a private link and share with your students.

Games with Flashcards Hello everybody :) I thought I ´d open up a little post about games. I often have parents or other teachers come to me asking me what to do with flashcards (except for showing them to the kids). So I thought maybe we could do a little collection of ideas that everybody can benefit from? Patent an Idea - How To, Where To, And Why To A patent is a legal document that is granted to the first to file for a patent on a particular invention. It allows them to exclude others from making, using or selling the invention that is described in the patent for a period of twenty years from the date that they first filed the application. So if your invention has potential then the idea to patent an idea should be on your mind.

T & F Online The purpose of this study was to better understand the instructional and assessment strategies that are most effective in the online learning environment. Faculty and students identified several strategies for maintaining instructional quality in the online environment, including the importance of using a variety of instructional methods to appeal to various learning styles and building an interactive and cohesive learning environment that includes group work. Online assessment strategies include having a wide variety of clearly explained assignments on a regular basis and providing meaningful and timely feedback to students regarding the quality of their work. Effective assessment techniques include projects, portfolios, self-assessments, peer evaluations, and weekly assignments with immediate feedback. The role of meaningful feedback cannot be overemphasized.

How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning Studies show that focus is a key attribute for performance improvement and success in life. Yet today’s modern workplace is full of distractions, from text to tweets. Check out these effective techniques for increasing focus for adult learners participating in e-learning, classroom training, and other learning events. From nano-learning to rewards, learn how to focus attention and improve e-learning outcomes. Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence, has just written a book called Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. Goleman calls “attention” a “little-noticed and underrated mental asset,” which is essential to success in work, play, relationships, and self-awareness.

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