Resource List for Teaching the Past Perfect Tense I had heard about your need for Past Perfect resources. Alas, be in need no more. I’ve compiled some of the inter-web’s best and put them at your fingertips. How to Use Games to Build Community in Distance Learning The COVID-19 pandemic forced students and teachers to change their routines drastically and quickly as they shifted to online learning. They could no longer sit in a circle and read a book, jump up to the front of the classroom to recite a poem, or work with a partner to share a dialogue in a language class. During this extraordinarily complex time, it is important to offer students not only a solid academic experience, but also a place for connection and community, familiarity and consistency, discovery and expression—all virtually. Weaving games into lesson plans can improve engagement, inspire creativity, and develop content knowledge during a challenging time.
Between Worlds: How can we harness disruptive technology to reinvent learning experience When people ask me what our best insurance is against being made irrelevant by AI, I always reply: rethink education. On this week’s show, I spoke to someone doing just that. Richard Culatta is the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and prior to which, was the chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island and the director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. For Richard, the future of education is more than just digital textbooks or electronic whiteboards - the real challenge is whether we can leverage disruptive technology to fundamentally reimagine the experience of learning.
4 Past Tenses and When to Use Them Do you have difficulty with the past tenses in English? Do you know the difference between the past simple and past perfect? Knowing what they are and when to use them can be tricky, but don’t worry we are here to help you with all your past tense doubts! We’ll show you when to use them and give you some fun ways to practise them at home! So, let’s start by looking at the four main past tense forms in English and their most common uses. The first past tense you’ll often learn in your English classes is the past simple. President Donald J. Trump Is Supporting America's Students and Families By Encouraging the Safe Reopening of America's Schools SUPPORTING SAFE REOPENINGS: President Donald J. Trump is advocating for schools to safely reopen this fall to ensure our Nation’s children receive optimal education and care. By supporting the resumption of in-person schooling, President Trump is standing up for the well-being of American children who need to get back in the classroom and working parents.Children are at an extremely low risk for a serious illness or death from COVID-19, far less than adults and even less than from seasonal influenza.The social costs to children and families of keeping schools closed in terms of harm to children’s wellbeing outweigh the risks presented by the safe reopening of in-person classes.
MindShift: High schoolers share how missing out on seminal events like prom and graduation have affected their mental state "It’s Friday, June 5th and today I graduated high school from my couch. They showed graduation slides with the graduate’s name, photo and message and I got pretty excited when I finally saw my slide after probably 200 other slides. But my heart kind of dropped when the announcer pronounced my name wrong. You know, it’s graduation, it’s already disappointing enough that we’re having a virtual graduation, instead of an in person one. So for my name to be pronounced wrong, in addition to having my entire high school experience summed up by a five second grad slide, it was super disappointing.
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Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Middle and High School Math Classes More Engaging Many of us will be teaching remotely this fall due to the pandemic. How can we ensure that effective mathematics instruction and deep learning will still take place? Using Google Slides is a simple yet versatile way to teach mathematics remotely. Mindshift: How Culturally Relevant Teaching Can Build Relationships While Students Are Home Teachers submitted resources and lesson plans relevant to the times and students' experiences. There were resources on understanding the virus and how to interpret pandemic data. Coronavirus brought renewed attention to systemic racism because of the way Black, Indigenous and Latino people died from the infection at disproportionate rates. The Black Lives Matter protests that emerged from the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis also amplified the need for systemic change. Mental health was a top priority as students were seeing trauma unfold around them.
10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try - Ditch That Textbook Google Classroom’s basic features are powerful. Take it to the next level with some add-ons created just for teachers and students. The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Alice Keeler, my co-author in our upcoming book Ditch That Homework, proves that again and again. Engaging Students from a Distance - Jessica Strom's Math Collection I keep seeing Sara Vanderwerf tell people on Twitter that I have some great thinking on this. So I decided I need to blog about my ideas so that I have something I can share with people. (I do not claim to be the best or know the best for all of this, I am just sharing my ideas).First off, my decisions on how I am teaching, whether in the classroom or from a distance are always founded in the Thinking Classroom. This is a set of elements that were researched and organized by Peter Liljedahl.
The Daily: Why Teachers Aren't Ready to Reopen Schools michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” [music] Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking - qepcafe The proposed model is a mode of thinking that can be applied to all disciplines of study, problems, or issuesThe model consists of three components: intellectual traits that are developed by the habitual use of intellectual standards applied to the elements of thought or reasoning.One needs to identify the parts or elements of thinking (take it apart by looking at its purpose, the question or problem it seeks to address, the assumptions involved, along with the points of view, the concepts involved, the conclusions or interpretations reached, and future implications or consequences.The quality of each part of one's thinking needs to be assessed by comparing it to intellectual standards. These include: (a) clarity through elaborations, example, illustration),