Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. They can be found in a newer post on this blog.
Mr. Driscoll's Class Wiki - Flipping the Class | THE BASICS | Flipped Class In Action | | Getting Started | Student Access | | Flipped Class Resources Welcome to today's professional development session on "flipping the class!" Below is a brief intro video (also a sample screencast...)
Introduction to ASSISTments: a path to understanding - TeacherWiki From TeacherWiki Welcome to ASSISTments. Neil Heffernan, Project Director and Co-Founder, Professor of Computer Science, Director of the PhD Program in Learning Sciences and Technologies If you are here you have visited our registration page and have requested the code needed to create a new ASSISTments account. Word has spread about ASSISTments and the number of teachers requesting accounts has risen rapidly. 50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.08K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom.
- Paper, we don't need no paper! Tools and tips for going paperless 0 Comments February 14, 2012 By: David Andrade Feb 14 Written by: 2/14/2012 6:41 AM ShareThis Going paperless - it's good for the trees, good for budgets, increases efficiency and organization, and makes life easier in many ways. Goal of Flipped Class Videos: Content Delivery or Skill Development? It recently occurred to me that since I began flipping my world history course in January, each of my screencast lectures have had one overarching goal: content delivery. This has proven tremendously useful and the early results, considering both assessment scores and student feedback, are encouraging. Transitioning some of my direct instruction (content delivery through lecture) to video has helped students understand some of the major events and themes from world history, but I realized what I should shift my focus towards: building social studies skills!
Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet Greetings from Boston and BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ). If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place.
Language Links 2006 - Icebreakers-Getting Acquainted with Students Post ideas for getting acquainted with students using the target language here. What kind of language-based assignments can I give that will help students get to know one another better? (See below for instructions for these activities.) - Don't forget scaffolding! Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom.
Flipping History Q & A Since I started flipping my world history class this year, many educators have asked questions about the model and its implementation. Chase Moore (@moore2cw), a fellow world history teacher interested in the flipped model, recently posed the following questions. He had recently read my post about the flipped mastery model in our history class (which has since changed a bit, more below). I thought posting this brief conversation could further the discussion online with others interested in the ways that the flipped model can be applied to the social studies classroom.
48 Ultra-Cool Sitios de verano para los niños y las ideas de los profesores «Ed Tech A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1.
Learning & the Brain - Connecting Educators to Neuroscientists and Researchers The Web-Connected Generation:How Technology Transforms Their Brains, Teaching and Attention May 4-6, 2012At the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel Arlington, VATHIS EVENT HAS PAST. Please click the conferences link in the navigation to see our upcoming events. Neuroscience is finding that today's multitasking digital media environment is changing students' brains, in positive and negative ways, and will transform teaching, education and learning. Explore how the Internet affects students' brains, focus and behavior; how apps, video games and social networks are being used to rethink learning, teaching and interventions; and how new cognitive computer games can improve student learning, memory, attention, reading, math and science skills.
About About Jon Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. 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. Today Jon is dedicated to writing, speaking and otherwise promoting the flipped classroom concept.