Interactive Classroom Activities | The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning Students learn through their participation in the attainment of knowledge by gathering information and processing it by solving problems and articulating what they have discovered. Each activity below provides students with opportunities to deepen their learning by applying concepts and articulating new knowledge and many of these activities also provide the instructor feedback about the students’ learning. Entry/Exit Tickets Entry & Exit tickets are short prompts that provide instructors with a quick student diagnostic. These exercises can be collected on 3”x5” cards, small pieces of paper, or online through a survey or course management system. Entry tickets focus student attention on the day’s topic or ask students to recall background knowledge relevant to the day’s lesson: e.g., “Based on the readings for class today, what is your understanding of ___________?” Learn more about entry and exit tickets, and see examples. Free Writing/Minute Paper/Question of the Day Exercise Ice Breakers
20 Serious Games For School This content has been archived. It may no longer be relevant Rather than being designed for entertainment, serious games are made with a specific objective in mind. In education, this includes games designed to teach students a specific set of skills or an important concept. Social Studies/History Past/Present is an interactive history game designed for students in grades five through eight. English/Language Arts Youth Voices challenges students to become social media powerhouses as they interact with others through blogging, conducting research projects and responding to questions.Gemmings Rush helps students, especially ESL students, build their vocabularies as they click on gems with letters to build words.Total Mayhem is a game for young learners, covering topics like sight words, and guiding more advanced learners through activities explaining the different parts of speech. Math/Business Science Health/Physical Education
Curious Ways Tablets Are Enriching Learning Experiences Tablets are playing a pivotal role in placing future education experiences in the hands of teachers and students, giving them access to highly engaging and interactive learning materials. Portability, versatility and increasing computer performance of tablets are bringing completely new experiences, changing how we enjoy entertainment, shop, gather information, communicate and blend our digital and real worlds. This series by PSFK and Intel explores how improving tablet capabilities are changing the status quo in many aspects of our lives. Numbered are the days of elementary grade computer training lab as more affordable mobile technologies make their way into more classrooms. Devices such as tablet are not only bringing students new interactive experiences, they’re allowing teachers break through the confines of traditional classroom walls. “Students are actually excited to use the devices. Dreamworks isn’t alone in this space. Related stories: About Time for a Tablet Upgrade?
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10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning January 5, 2015 Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions to the other, this tool enables students to discover the world right from their classrooms. It is also a very good way to teach students about geography concepts, distance measurement, map readings and other fundamentals of mapping such as longitude, latitude, locations and many more. There are actually several ways to use Google Maps with students. Create Maps to build supplemental knowledgeLocate and study Maps for historical contextUse Maps to study mathematical and science conceptsCreate virtual tours to enhance field trip experiencesExplore the Google Cultural Institute for use in the classroom Watch this introductory video about the new Google Maps
Home | Education in Emergencies | Working Group – Canada Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons Kidtopia - a Google custom safe search engine and web directory for elementary age students The Right to Education | Education Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. Normative instruments of the United Nations and UNESCO lay down international legal obligations for the right to education. Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens.
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Improving Education in Developing Countries | CFTC – UN Food & Agriculture Organization No country has ever achieved rapid and continuous economic growth without at least a 40% literacy rate. Worldwide, 124 million children and adolescents are not in school – and the number is rising. Of these 1 in 11 (59 million) are primary school aged (6-11), and 30 million are in sub-Saharan Africa. Girls are the first to be excluded: 16.7 million girls in sub-Saharan African are not in school, and over half of them will not get a single year of education. A single year of primary school increases a boy’s future earning potential by five to 15% and a girl’s even more. Children learning the alphabet together in a RAINS-supported village, Sang, Ghana © CFTC 2013 Child reading in a CHADET sponsored school, Woliso, Ethiopia © CFTC 2012 CFTC’s objective is to improve access to education at four levels: Early childhood care & education: care and stimulation for children in the critical first six years of life. Teacher Training Primary Education Education Gift
32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generated a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there. Want to see how it works? App developers are building AR apps for fun, educational, and commercial uses. Which augmented reality apps do you use? 32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom From edshelf Image attribution flickr user turkletom