21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation through technology The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. It is important, though, not to be seduced by the messenger. The problem is that educators, as a group, know how to do and use the lecture. The Flipped Classroom Model Experiential Engagement: The Activity Summary
Learning Inventories When teachers know how their students learn best, they can design instruction that benefits all students. Knowing their own learning profile can help students become better learners, because they will be able to adjust their interaction with new material in order to understand and retain it. Several learning inventories are included in the Getting to Know Students Packet on the main page. Below are some links to online learning inventories that students can take to find out how they learn best. Websites on Learning Inventories: Learning Styles Online.com Find Your Strengths Learning Style Inventory What's Your Learning Style? Abiator's Online Learning Styles Educational Inventories: Learning Style & Multiple Intelligence VARK: A Guide to Learning Styles
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION Phi Delta Kappan By James W. Keefe and John M. Jenkins Kenneth Sirotnik and John Goodlad caution us to think in terms of school "renewal" rather than "reform." Renewal is concerned primarily with what Sarason (1989) calls "creating new settings" that reflect critical inquiry about educational practice. Personalization of instruction and learning is the effort on the part of a school to take into account individual student characteristics and needs, and flexible instructional practices, in organizing the learning environment. In the past, antecedents of personalization have been known under different names: nongraded education, continuous progress education, individualized instruction, individually guided or prescribed education, and so forth. Several current systematic approaches to instructional improvement, such as style-based instruction and differentiated instruction, do border on the truly personalized. What, then, are the basic elements of a personalized approach to instruction? .
Inquiry HUB A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools As a consequence of society’s digitization it becomes increasingly important to use technology in education, in primary as well as in secondary education. Students must achieve a number of digital literacies and competences that can enable them to succeed in a world where digital tools are a natural part of everyday life. In order to ensure that students acquire the necessary digital literacies and competences, and to ensure that they can critically think, it is important that they are presented with a range of digital tools and gain an understanding of the tools’ capabilities. This places high demands on the teacher. The pedagogical framework of eDidaktik.dk can form the basis for an assessment of whether a digital tool is suitable for use in different forms of teaching. The framework is based on a distinction between a monological , a dialogical , and a polyphonic form of teaching. The monological form of teaching The monological form of teaching is based on L.
The Differentiator Try Respondo! → ← Back to Byrdseed.com The Differentiator The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Kaplan and Gould's Depth and Complexity, and David Chung's product menu. Try It In: French Dutch • Tweet It • Like Byrdseed • Pin It Students will judge the ethics of the [click to edit] using a textbook and create an essay in groups of three. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy adapted from "A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by Anderson and Krathwohl Depth and Complexity adapted from The Flip Book by Sandra N. Depth Big Idea Unanswered Questions Ethics Patterns Rules Language of the Discipline Essential Details Trends Complexity Multiple Points Of View Change Over Time Across the Disciplines Imperatives Origin Convergence Parallels Paradox Contribution Key Words Consequences Motivations Implications Significance Adapted from David Chung and The Flip Book, Too by Sandra N. Group Size One Two Three Four
Assistive Technology indicates a link to that software publisher's web site. ALVA Access Group, Inc Makers of outSPOKEN, inLARGE, and brailleOUT access softwar for Windows and Macintosh systems Aurora Complete line of software for augmentative communication and learning disabilities. Dolphin Computer Access Developers of software solutions for computer users with visual impairments. Fat Cursor A shareware program that will enlarge the cursor on a Macintosh. The current version can be downloaded at this URL: Hear-It Auditory tools from the Hearit Company for special education, reading, ESL/BIL programs ILIAD The NASA Johnson Space Center Learning Technologies Project has developed an affordable information retrieval tool called ILIAD that can be easily used by the blind to search the Internet. To receive instructions send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: start iliad (that's it, no message in the body) and ILIAD will send you instructions.
PBL – the best teaching method in the 21st century instruction Let me start this article with what Obama says in a speech at the Center for American Progress : “ Let’s be clear — we are failing too many of our children. We’re sending them out into a 21st century economy by sending them through the doors of 20th century schools.” This is a true statement issued from the lips of a political person rather than an educator. There is a huge need for a total reformation of school systems and curriculums to better fit in the 21st century education. Today, however, I am introducing you to a teaching ,or better say, instructional method that is called Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning or PBL in short is “ an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. Projects and activities are the keys to a better understanding of PBL. Some features of PBL Check out these links to learn more about PBL You can also watch this video, it is great
New Tech Network Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the student population grows more diverse by the day. Income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests, and abilities now vary so much, that a traditional teaching approach, with a uniform lesson targeted to the average-level student, just doesn't cut it. (Sound familiar to you educators out there?) To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the Forest Lake teachers and staff are deploying a powerful array of widely available digital-technology tools. More important than the gadgets themselves, of course, is how the teachers use them to create personalized lessons and a productive environment where each child is engaged. 1. You now have at your fingertips far more than just the old standbys of words and still pictures. 2. Why wait days or weeks to deliver and grade a quiz to find out which kids missed important concepts? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Template: UDL Class Profile Maker: Tools & Activities: Teaching Every Student The Class Learning Profile Template supports you in creating a learning profile for the students in your class. Understanding the qualities, including strengths, needs, and interests, that students bring to the curriculum is an important part of building a UDL classroom. You can download it in Microsoft Word or pdf Format, to use on screen or in print. The template has three parts: 1. 2. 3. This template was published by ASCD in Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning (Rose & Meyer, April, 2002).
How Does Project-Based Learning Work? Tools for understanding the process of planning and building projects. Project-based learning, as with all lessons, requires much preparation and planning. It begins with an idea and an essential question. When you are designing the project and the essential question that will launch the activities, it is important to remember that many content standards will be addressed. Have in mind what materials and resources will be accessible to the students. Teacher Eeva Reeder developed and implemented an architecture project for her geometry students. Here are steps for implementing PBL, which are detailed below: Start with the Essential Question The question that will launch a PBL lesson must be one that will engage your students. "Questions may be the most powerful technology we have ever created. Take a real-world topic and begin an in-depth investigation. Edutopia.org PBL blogger Suzie Boss describes a variety of project kickoff ideas in How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start.