Literacy with ICT Versions of each of the posters, are available for viewing and printing as PDF files. See printing instructions. a wall-size poster of the developmental continuum online student-friendly versions of the continuum descriptors that enable student self-assessment posters of each of the fours snapshots of student literacy with ICT that span various grades To view PDF Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results Five years ago, Sparks Middle School hit bottom. Its test scores were some of the worst in the district. A chain-link fence was locked after hours to prevent gangs from tagging the open-air hallways.
Toolkit Our Personalize Learning Toolkit includes resources that can help your school or organization personalize learning for all learners. You can use this toolkit to:help you understand the language around personalizing learning.provide background knowledge of the differences of Personalization, Differentiation and Individualization.understand Universal Design for Learning as the foundation to create Personalized Learning Environments.realize that there are three stages of Personalized Learning Environments.design Personal Learner ProfilesTM and Personal Learning BackpacksTM.guide change with the Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning.have the research and resources to support your journey to personalize learning. Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (V3) This is version 3 of the PDI chart with revisions and a facelift based on feedback from educators around the world. Go to this page to read more about the new version of the PDI chart...
Education, post-structuralism and the rise of the machines I was asked by the excellent Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to speak to her PLP class about MOOCs, and, while we had what i thought was an excellent forty minute chat, there were tons of comments that i never had the chance to address. As i look over the questions they asked, I see that in answering their questions i have a chance to lay out many of the thoughts that I have had about MOOCs while they have been all the rage here on the internet in the last few weeks. I opened the discussion with a quick personal intro to my contribution to the MOOC discussion and then we moved to Q & A. Feel free to skim along and pick up the part of the discussion that interests you. 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments.
20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability. But where does one begin? Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information.
Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration Editor's Note: Blogger Mary Beth Hertz was one of the organizers of Edcamp Philly, a free education "unconference" that took place in Philadelphia last May. The event attracted the attention of educators from around the world--not only for the excellent content and collaborative spirit, but also for the unconference model itself -- one that costs next to nothing to produce by facilitating ad-hoc community participation. Since then, groups of educators around the world have begun to organize local edcamps in their areas. In this four-part series, Ms.
Forum: It’s Personal – Personalized Learning for Students and Educators Key Questions Right Now: What practical steps can educators take to personalize learning for their students in 2012–13, and how can technology facilitate this? The Big Picture: How close are we to being able to realize the dream of personalized, differentiated, passion-based learning for educators and students, and what still has to happen to make this fully real?