What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology. Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.
Five Steps to Create a Progressive, Student-Centered Classroom By Mark Barnes A student-centered classroom is built on autonomy and the elimination of traditional teaching practices. The student-centered classroom operates on collaboration, project-based learning, technology integration, and plenty of conversation between students and teachers about learning. Here are five steps to building a remarkable student-centered classroom. EyeSay! Visualise the main features of your writing Tip: double-click on any sentence to edit it. How successful were Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ reforms? During his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson passed an overwhelming volume of legislation - 135 acts over 6 years to be exact.
Creative Commons Explained In Simple Terms Whenever I give a presentation or run a workshop about student video projects, I spend time explaining what Creative Commons licensing is and its benefits for consumers and producers of media. Sometimes in my workshops I use Common Craft's explanation of Creative Commons licenses and what they mean for consumers and producers of media. I've embedded the video below. Applications for EducationCopyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft can be very useful in helping students understand why they cannot simply copy and paste whatever images they like that they find online. For my Canadian friends the rules of copyright are different than they are for me in the United States.
You Probably Misunderstand Feedback For Learning By Grant Wiggins Editor’s Note: The title was written by me, not Grant. ; ^ ) Who could argue with the idea that formative assessment is a good thing? Digital Icebreakers – Teacher Reboot Camp Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. What we share, post, like, and comment on impacts us, our peers, and people around the world. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!”
The Entire BusyTeacher Library: 80 E-Books for Busy English Teachers – The Busy Teacher Store “ Wow! What a fantastic resource. I’m really so impressed both in terms of quantity and quality of materials and ideas. It certainly is an entire library. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy another ELT book again. ” - Nik Peachey, teacher trainer, commissioning editor for the BBC – British Council’s Teaching English website (2003-2007)
Think, Pair, Share What is Think, Pair, Share? Think-Pair-Share is a strategy designed to provide students with "food for thought" on a given topics enabling them to formulate individual ideas and share these ideas with another student. It is a learning strategy developed by Lyman and associates to encourage student classroom participation. Rather than using a basic recitation method in which a teacher poses a question and one student offers a response, Think-Pair-Share encourages a high degree of pupil response and can help keep students on task. What is its purpose? Providing "think time" increases quality of student responses.
Tour of London Tour guide: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this fantastic tour of London by bus. My name’s Greg and I’m your guide this afternoon on our tour of London. As you can see, we’re on an open-top bus, so you can see all the attractions from your seat and you don’t need to walk anywhere. And please don’t worry about the rain, I’m sure it’ll stop soon. A-a-and please ask any questions at any time.Tourist 1: I have a question.Tour guide: Yes?
ToonyTool - Quickly Create Single Frame Comics ToonyTool is a free website for quickly creating single frame comics. To get started with ToonyTool simply go to site and either upload a background picture or choose one of their background picture options. Then you can choose comic characters to appear in your comic. Once your characters are chosen, select speech bubbles and add some text. Why Formative Assessments Matter Summative assessments, or high stakes tests and projects, are what the eagle eye of our profession is fixated on right now, so teachers often find themselves in the tough position of racing, racing, racing through curriculum. But what about informal or formative assessments? Are we putting enough effort into these? What Are They? Informal, or formative assessments are about checking for understanding in an effective way in order to guide instruction.
Login to your Symbaloo The Benefits Of More Symbaloo PRO for education: Share webmixes with students and colleagues and utilize customizable options that are not available on free accounts. A simple landing page on your domain can link to different webmixes categorized by subject, grade, school, or anything else you can think of! 15 Tools for Teaching History With Technology - A Handout One of the things that teachers often ask me for is a set of tools to get them started on using technology in their classrooms. This is a common request because it can be overwhelming to look at a website or a read a stream of emails with tips and try to figure out where to start. For that reason, I have started to put together short PDFs that contain a few options for a three or four common activities in a subject area. These are not meant to be comprehensive guides, they're meant to be starter kits.
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