The Top 3 iPad Apps for Learning A New Language June , 2014 Language learning is one of the key academic areas that can be readily boosted by the use of a variety of iPad apps. These apps will allow you and your students to learn a new language and improve your communicational skills in the target language using different activities, games, and practices. The app store is teeming with language learning apps but the best three I would recommend are the following: 1- Duolingo Amazing Facts about How Technology is Transforming Education March 22, 2014 The educational landscape is witnessing a transformational revolution fuelled by recent developments in the digital world and wide internet access. With this new revolution key players in education are being assigned new roles that set them off from those traditional stereotypes that permeated the teaching/learning pedagogy and practice of the previous centuries. ISTE 2013 survey, whose results are featured in the visual below, brings to the surface some interesting stats and facts about the role of technology in the transformation of education. I have gone through some of these stats and I am really taken aback by the spectacular speed of these changes in education.
Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data? Katie Hiscock Gone are the days when parents could tuck all their children’s homework in a drawer or rest assured that their child’s complete records were under lock and key, on paper, in the school’s main office. For the past few years, most American public schools have been moving student records online and many teachers have been assigning homework online.
Edcanvas - Organiser, partager et, suivre l'utilisation de matériaux éducatifs Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop “More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. When it comes to college students, the belief that more is better may underlie their widely-held view that laptops in the classroom enhance their academic performance. Laptops do in fact allow students to do more, like engage in online activities and demonstrations, collaborate more easily on papers and projects, access information from the internet, and take more notes.
Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students? Big Ideas A peak into many kindergarten classrooms across the country will reveal teachers trying to make classrooms feel warm and inviting by plastering the walls with colorful decorations and fun patterns. But could this effort to make school a welcoming place for its youngest students actually be hurting their ability to learn? In a New York Times article Jan Hoffman delves into new research showing how easily distracted kindergarteners are by their surroundings.
They Haven’t Done the Reading. Again. Browse the Pedagogy Unbound archives or join our new teaching group. If you believe the research, on any given day, something like 70 percent of our students come to class having not done the assigned reading. That phenomenon is immensely annoying to most faculty members. Who among us has not faced a classroom full of blank stares, with seemingly no one prepared to answer the well-thought-out question we've asked about the reading? Nik's QuickShout: Multiple Media Search I have to say that I think Spezify has just become my favourite new search engine. I think this is a really great search engine to use in class with students or to get them to use. It's really simple. It displays all results as images and it searches a wide range of multiple media sources such as video, image Twitter etc, not only text. To make a search you just type in your key word and all the results start to appear as images. If you click on the small spanner icon at the top right you can adjust the setting.
Alternatives to Free Time at the End of Class My first year of teaching, I would often end my lesson, check for understanding, have students fill out an exit ticket, review the homework assignment, breathe a sigh of relief, glance up at the clock, and develop immediate diarrhea upon realizing that I had a whole 10 minutes of class left. You see, I walk this weird, confusing line of being a teacher who hates giving students "free time" but also hates giving students busy work, so it was really hard for me to figure out what to do on the spot. This still happens every once in a while, but now, instead of succumbing to physical and emotional panic, I simply choose one of my weapons out of my Mildly-Academic-Things-You-Can-Do-With-10-Minutes-Left-of-Class Arsenal, which today I will be sharing with you. (Disclaimer: A good teacher would tell you, "Keep lecturing. Create another exit ticket. Post higher-level thinking questions on the board and have students write down their answers silently and in complete sentences."
5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning June 12, 2014 Read Write Think is a must have resource for teachers. It provides a variety of lessons, interactives, calendar activities, printables, diagrams and many other teaching and learning materials for free. I have been using it and recommending it for my fellow teachers for few years now. Read Write Think arranges its materials into different categories searchable by grade level (k-12), resource type (classroom resources, professional development resources, parent and after school resources), Learning objectives ( collaboration, comprehension, critical thinking...etc), and by themes( Arts, Careers, community…etc). Going through the materials of this website, I selected for you the 6 most popular learning activities and tools used by teachers on Read Write Think.
4 of The Best Android Apps for Flipped Classrooms September 25, 2014 I have been receiving several requests to feature a list of the best Android apps for flipped classrooms. I know I have repeatedly featured here different iPad apps for creating flipped lesson videos but the thing with Android is that I am not really a huge fan of it for the simple reason that its app store is lacking several powerful apps that are indispensable to us in education. Even when I was working on today's list I was really disappointed that apps such as Educreations, ShowMe, Knowmia are not available for Android users. However, I did manage to cobble up 5 of the best apps that teachers can use on Android to create flipped lessons.
Handy Resources and Checklists for Implementing 1:1 in Your School June 13, 2014 After posting "What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 Vs BYOD" I received a couple of emails from some educators asking about more resources to help their schools better implement a 1:1 technology program. My number one go-to place for materials concerning the designing and implementation of any 1:1 program is called 1-to-1 Essentials. 1-to-1 Essentials Program is created by Common Sense Media and comprises some great resources and materials that will provide you with the guidance you need to proactively address issues related to the implementation of a 1:1 program in your school. These resources include checklists, PDF documents, and videos and are arranged int three main phases :
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