10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017 Virtual field trips let you take students all over the world to unique experiences they wouldn’t get otherwise. Here are 10 to check out. (Public domain image via Pixabay.com) 16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step to teaching totally online when necessary.
9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers Everyday new web 2.0 tools emerge and some others die. It is thanks to the existence of such tools that internet became interactive and users shifted from the basic role of just passive consumers of digital input to active participant in the creation of the digital knowledge. The fact that this information revolution has radically transfomed education is no novel news to teachers and educators. The use of technology in education has become pervasive and the more we continue to invest in this field the better our instrction become.
Lesson: Design From Nature (Lesson adapted from TeachEngineering.org and the Biomimicry Institute.) Summary In this activity, students discover how engineers can use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They learn how careful observation of nature — in this case, reverse engineering a flower to glean design ideas — can lead to new innovations and products. 4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students April 5, 2015 For today’s post, we have curated for you 4 interesting YouTube channels to recommend to your students.These popular educational channels feature educative videos ideal for inclusion in classroom instruction. Students can use them independently to expand their knowledge and push the limits of their intellectual curiosity. The content shared on these channels is adequately challenging for students and will definitely benefit their cognitive growth and raise their critical awareness to a wide range of topical subjects. 1- Crash Course
Flipped Learning Certification Level - I Jon Bergmann Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class model. Jon has helped support the worldwide adoption of Flipped Learning by working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon has coordinated or guided Flipped Learning initiatives around the globe including China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, India, South America, and the United States. Jon is the author of thirteen books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom, which has been translated into 13 languages. He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development For a while there, the word “MOOC” seemed to be on everyone’s tongue. For many educators who had reached their saturation points, MOOCs were the education world’s version of a song you heard every single time you turned on the radio and little by little grew to hate. In the background of all this oversaturation though, MOOCs have actually been embraced by a lot of great schools and professors. And the courses now available include a number of subjects aimed directly at teachers. 3 Reasons to Consider Taking a MOOC
30 Educational Netflix Shows to Stream in Your Classroom What are the best educational Netflix shows? We’ve gathered the top 30! Whether you’re showcasing these to students or using them as part of a distance learning curriculum, these are the best options currently streaming. 8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers It is really amazing how technology is transforming education and making it way easier and better than it used to be. If you are a digital immigrant like me ( 30 years old up ), you would exactly not only know what I am talking about but also feel it. When I think back to those pen and pencil days when instruction used to take place in a boring classroom full of chalk dust and how hard and limited our access to information was, I know how lucky our students are to be living in this digital boom where unlimited knowledge is at their fingertips. Internet has definitely changed the course of education. It has revolutionized every facet of it and its train is still moving so you either hop aboard or lag behind and get outdated. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to give a hand to all those of you looking for new pathways to integrate technology into their classrooms and eventually improve their students learning.
15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge. The handy infographic below from Mia MacMeekin takes a look at some tips and best practices for facilitating discussions when you’re teaching online.
18 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, & High School What are the 25+ best podcasts for students to listen to and learn from? We asked teachers to share their favorites, and here’s what they had to say. Disclaimer: We’ve divided the list by grade level because some might be more intense or cover more mature topics than is appropriate for younger students. But you are the best judge for your own kids or students, so we recommend vetting all material before sharing. Best Podcasts for Students in Elementary School 1.
7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others. This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Top 13 Educational Tools Online that Every Teacher Should Know The proliferation of web-based tools seems to be growing with an ever-increasing pace. Teachers have a lot to gain from these new resources that are making their work easier. However, with the immense choice of websites and online tools devoted to the educational process, it may become difficult to determine the ones that are really worth the time spent in exploring.