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21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology
In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for the first day of school, and eager to meet a new group of students. As an educator, I often find myself repeating the same icebreakers each year, trying to quickly get to know my students through “Two Truths and a Lie” or a “Getting To Know You” fact sheet. In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 13 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students: Have students create a Pinterest board with 10 pins that summarizes them.Ask students to create a 30 second podcast that introduces themselves. Have any other 21st century icebreakers? Like this: Like Loading...

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Adult Virtual Icebreakers - Adult Online Teaching Strategies What is an "Icebreaker?" "Icebreakers in the classroom help create safe environments where learners and facilitators can begin to navigate new and uncertain waters by getting to know each other." From: Icebreakers Build E-Learning Communities, Gregory A. Kompe, team building activities, ideas, games, business games and exercises for team building, learning organisations development,training, management, motivation, kids activities and childrens party games. home » teambuilding/games » free team building games (2) free ideas for team exercises and activities - for team-building, training, employee motivation, learning and development, recruitment, and other group activities If you don't need the introduction - go straight to the games and activities . Here are lots of free and team building games, activities and exercises ideas for team development, employee motivation, personal devepment, ice-breakers, energisers, learning and fun. These activities extend the first section of team building games and activities on this website, which also serves as a full listing for all exercises on the other pages.

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning? "There is no longer a four-walled classroom," says Dr Cecilia Goria, of Nottingham University's Language Centre. "Teaching and learning now extends beyond that." Technological innovations have changed language learning radically from the old-fashioned image of pupils learning lists of verbs out of textbooks. Although language teaching has a long history of using tech, dating back to the 1960s, recent developments such as social networking and easy-to-use video cameras have removed many of the limitations. Whereas using tech may have once meant a weekly trip to a computer lab, it can now involve anything, from Facebook and Twitter to podcasts and videos in the classroom.

Students Yearn For Creativity, Not Tests The other day as I was sitting in my office, sophomore Sarah Almeda popped into my office, as she usually does. After day three of PARCC field-testing I was catching up on some dreaded paperwork, one of the least favorite aspects of my job. Sarah, bubbly as ever, asked if she could email me her presentation as part of the Academies at New Milford High School. I said sure, but then asked her when she would be giving the actual presentation. Her reply was later today.

8 Online Icebreakers Download the PDF 1. Animal Haiku Topic: If you were an animal, which animal would you be? Description: Write a haiku to highlight the traits that you think you have in common with this animal. The word haiku means “light verse” in Japanese, and it does not rhyme. 3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works What can leaders learn from improv comedians? For five decades, The Second City comedy theatre and school of improvisation has been a launch pad for the leading comic performers of our times, from Alan Arkin to John Belushi, Gilda Radner to Tina Fey, and Steve Carell to Stephen Colbert, and many more. In a reference to our talent development prowess, we’ve been called the Harvard of Comedy (which is great, except that we think Harvard is the Second City of higher education).

Ten years of research shows a move from digital competency to digital fluency Since 2001, Jisc RSC Scotland’s Electronic Training Needs Analysis (ETNA) survey has painted a vibrant picture of technology use across the Scottish further education sector. Over a decade ago, the landscape was quite different when learning technology was just beginning to make an impact. Since then, technologies such as VLEs have become mainstream and technology use has evolved with good access to digital resources on and off campus, offering more flexibility. We’ve seen an increase in the use of mobile devices, and e-books has been an area of particular growth. Respondents’ skills levels and confidence have also increased over time. Today it’s good to see that technology is firmly embedded in the daily working practices of a wide range of staff including lecturers, librarians, senior and middle managers.

14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Apps by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education One of the top frustrations of classroom teachers is behavior management. Keeping your little learners engaged, focused, and respectful is a constant process. Easier said than done though, right? Icebreakers, Online Learning, Active Learning If you read the Chronicle Of Higher Education or follow coverage about online learning in popular media, a persistent question emerges: How can teachers build community in online courses? These publications frequently cite the importance of creating community in online courses. But, as instructors and designers, how do we do that? How do we create a supportive, friendly, intellectually stimulating learning environment among adult learners who may never see each other in person? One way to create this sense of community is through the use of icebreakers. Icebreakers are interactive activities that help students and instructors get to know each other.

STRENGTHENING AN INTACT WORK TEAM - Leadership - Managing Stress - Teambuilding - Emotions - Valuing Diversity - Communication - Conflict Resolution - Robert Pennington, Ph.D., - Stephen Haslam As corporations flatten their hierarchy and depend more upon teams and smaller work groups to make decisions, greater conflict is inevitable as the decision making function is shared. Few supervisors and fewer employees are prepared to function well within such settings, even though most are highly motivated to be responsible and successful. Most teams need help to function successfully over the long run. This four phase program is designed for an intact team, a group of people who work together on a regular basis from a few month project to a stable multi-year department. A sample Internet accessed survey can be viewed by clicking here: Internet team functioning survey. The overall goal of the team building would be to create a High Performing Team.