TeamJelleybean: Recycling in Kindergarten Our recycling inquiry continues! Here are the reference posters that I talked about in our last recycling blog. These poster are located on our classroom door and students often re-visit to check and/or confirm where things go when they are eating snack or lunch. Students have been working on using the puppet pals app on iPads to develop a public service message about how to recycle. They have choice of background and characters in their video and are responsible for creating the message.
50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out - Getting Smart by Guest Author - “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out” by Julie DeNeen first appeared on the informED blog. Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you. Blackboard Learn Today's active learner expects to be able to easily connect online with their different communities – including their education community. However, they want to keep their academic and personal lives separate. So we worked with students, educators, and administrators to develop a global learning network for Blackboard Learn. This network connects users at Blackboard Learn institutions around the globe and enables them to learn from each other through social, informal means – complementing the more formal classroom and online course experiences. Because we all know that learning doesn't end when you leave the classroom.
Curse of knowledge The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that leads better-informed parties to find it extremely difficult to think about problems from the perspective of lesser-informed parties. The effect was first described in print by the economists Colin Camerer, George Loewenstein and Martin Weber, though they give original credit for suggesting the term to Robin Hogarth. History While the economists Colin Camerer, George Loewenstein, and Martin Weber were the first to "coin" the term "curse of knowledge" and to describe, and effectively, define this phenomenon, they are self-reportedly not the first individuals to document or study the effect; on the other hand, in their publication they state that: "All the previous evidence of the curse of knowledge has been gathered in psychological studies of individual judgments", referring readers to Baruch Fischhoff's work from 1975, which also involves the hindsight bias. Applications See also
Ms Ugolini's Kindergarten Class: Math Hello Families, To reinforce what they have learned about two-dimensional shapes in class, try this activity with your child: Imagine that your backs are drawing boards. Courses I Teach Infographics My Innovation management class has been searching, gathering, and cataloging important terms in their innovation class. It has been exciting to see what new videos, products, ideas, and work experiences the students bring to class each week. We are very lucky to have some inspiring innovators among us. Here are a few concepts and terms we have looked at so far. (Clickable) ~Mia
Edmodo Promotes Blended Learning Tagged with: Blended LearningVideo When students at Meadowbrook High School were asked to show administrators how their teachers incorporate the digital world into their classes, the students chose to highlight how their teachers use Edmodo both as an instructional support tool and a tool for professional development. Rather than writing an article for the school newspaper, the students produced a video as part of their MBK411 news series. Under the direction of teacher Randy West, the students presented their video to the Chesterfield County School Board to show evidence of how teachers are incorporating blended learning into their classrooms.
Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning with Alan November May 10, 2012 by PC Munoz "Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning" is a Scientific Learning webinar presented by Alan November, proposing that educators make the most of today's "small world" by turning classrooms into global communication centers and collaborating with fellow teachers and students from all over the world. November's ideas about a new culture of teaching and learning are plentiful, as are his suggestions for further research. In this webinar, November proposes a pathway to a 21st century educational paradigm that is centered around information, collaboration, and empathy.
Focus On Play In Kindergarten May Improve Grades Later On, Study Says BY KATHRYN DOYLE Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:09am EST (Reuters Health) - Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools for the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective in high-poverty schools, the authors write. “The active ingredient is children are taking responsibility for their own learning,” said Clancy Blair of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, who led the study. “The key aspect is children planning what they’re going to do and making a plan for it and executing that plan,” Blair said. “They’re practicing all the cognitive skills that are important for learning.”