4 Safe Search Engines for Kids If you are a parent or a teacher looking for search engines to recommend to your kids and students, the list below will be a great start for you. 1- Ask Kids Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. Lesson Planning and Creating a Teacher Plan Book Lesson planning. Every teacher’s got to do it. Not only do we have to do it, but it’s important that we do it well. Well crafted lesson plans create a direction and a vision for your day. Google Classroom: Posting a Daily Warm-Up - Teacher Tech If you give a daily warm-up, you can use Google Classroom to facilitate the administration. Create a generic Google Form. Link to the live Form view in the “About” tab of Google Classroom. Have students use the same form every day to fill out the “5 a day.” Go to Google Drive and create a Google Form for your daily warm up.
Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model Photo credit: iStockPhoto Children are more than one test, once a year, in one sitting. It seems as if many schools and districts have lapsed into a deep state of amnesia of Maslow's hierarchy of needs -- a possible lingering hangover from NCLB. So here's a radical assertion: When assessing and teaching children, the time has more than come for education to embrace the whole child. This approach calls for schools and educators to curtail the deficit model and replace it with the abundance model. Let's take a look at the abundance model.
APS Formative Assessment Sign in to continue to Google Sites Sign in through Arlington Public Schools Sign in with a different account 5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills.
37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom 37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration. One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place. Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins.
Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution? “Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week. 1. BE FLEXIBLE.
Would a Course Syllabus Be Better as an Infographic? – The Visual Communication Guy: Design, Writing, and Teaching Resources All in One Place! At the college where I teach, professors have the unique opportunity every May to develop a course outside of their typical curriculum. Teachers get to explore their interests in new courses as diverse as “The Chemistry of Cooking” and “Writing a Film Short.” Students are offered a wide variety of four-week courses that provide a break from their typical coursework.
What works best This page has now been revised (May 2010) in the light of John Hattie's recent apparently definitive work Visible Learning; a synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement (London; Routledge, 2009). The first thing to change has been the title, which used to be "What works and what doesn't". Hattie points out that in education most things work, more or less.
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iPad App Catalog - Abingdon The apps on your child’s iPad have been carefully selected as appropriate learning tools. The students will not be allowed to download any apps on their own, and ALL apps will be downloaded through the county provided App Catalog, not the App Store. We will teach your child about Apple IDs, passwords, and how to use each app appropriately. Below are descriptions of some of the main apps your child will be using. If you are concerned with an app that you see your child working on, please alert the teacher or tech team. Instructional Software & Resources - Arlington Public Schools Arlington Public Schools selects online instructional resources in accordance with APS Policies and Policy Implementation Procedures. Although APS enters into data privacy agreements with the service providers for classroom software such as Google Apps for Education, some of these resources also may require students to accept a Terms of Service or License Agreement when they sign on, even though the student is a minor. Parents and students should read and understand these terms.
45 Minute Goals Can Transform Your Teaching Don’t walk in the classroom defeated. Make professional development personal. Start tomorrow. It is easy in simple, small steps.