Useful Infographic & Commentary On Flipped Classroom Michelle has written a useful post at her blog on Flippin’ for ESL. If you’re an ESL teacher, I’d suggest it’s a “must-read.” In her post, he shared this infographic from Daniel Grafton, which I think anyone exploring the idea of a Flipped Classroom would find helpful. I’m adding this info to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea. Visual Thinking Evolution A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common, but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information.
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning
5 (less traditional) ways to create and share knowledge online The communication of knowledge and ideas is intrinsic to the human condition. Our earliest ancestors had a rich oral tradition, through which they passed on what they knew about the world, often across great distances. Our systems of communication have evolved and matured, from those oral traditions to the earliest cuneiform writings and all the way up through books and newspapers, to radio and television. With the advent of the modern age and Al Gore’s gift of the Internet, we’re now able to share our knowledge, ideas, and lots and lots of cute pictures of cats, around the world in less time than it has taken me to write this sentence. Today, the avenues available to our quest to gain and share knowledge are boundless, but I’d like to share with you five of my own personal favorites.
11 Free Mind Mapping Applications & Web Services Mind mapping is a way of taking notes, capturing ideas, exploring concepts and breaking down information into a more readily understood format. It’s a place where visual representations and written representations of things merge to create something that is more natural to the mind; it works with and represents the way we think, where as paragraph-based text is not representative of the thought process at all. There are a million and one uses for mind mapping. Product Reviews for Teachers Website Review Teacher Rating: Not Yet Rated Kid conservationist's paradise with great images, vids, animals galore
The idea of the flipped classroom, and how Doddle can make it a reality If there's one buzz phrase that buzzed a little louder than all others in 2012, it was “flipping the classroom”. It’s a term I first heard in the US, but the idea is old – indeed many of us have used it in our own teaching to a greater or lesser extent. Inverting the traditional idea of setting tasks for homework, in the flipped classroom model, teachers assign introductory material like videos or presentations as homework. This means that the teacher can spend more time in lessons overseeing group work and working with specific examples.
Edutech for Teachers » Digital Citizenship October21 Whether it’s a profile update, tweet, post, file download or YouTube video, our students are confronted every day with making important decisions related to social media and other digital networks. The question is—which choice will they make? A responsible one, or one that could have lasting negative consequences? To ensure your students create a positive digital footprint, celebrate Digital Citizenship Week during October 21-25 by engaging them in activities and lessons that promote safe and respectful online behaviors.
Technology in the classroom Funny how easily we get worked up over innovation. Frequently, we are so afraid of change that we stop thinking rationally the minute something new hits the classroom? I am talking about all those flipping out over the relatively new use of technology in the classroom. The term used is the ‘flipped’ classroom.