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A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have

A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have
Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been publishing some great checklists over the last couple of years. We have decided to go through all of them and come up with the list below. Some advantages of Checklists ? As we said before, checklists have several pluses and here are some of them : Checklists provide you with a roadmap of the trajectory your work, plans..etc will takeThey organize what should be accomplished so that nothing is left behindThey give a sense of priority to the things that need to be done firstThey also help you attain your objectives and plan for next ones Here are some important checklists you need to have . 1- Teaching with Technology A Basic Checklist Download it HERE 2- Classroom Teacher Checklist Download it HERE 3- Classroom Management Checklist Download it HERE Related:  Technology Readings / IdeasPed Web 2.0

Inquiry Teapots.. Indo Style | The Learning Journey So earlier this year @dwyerteacher from Japan asked me if I’d like to receive an Inquiry Teapot. I knew a bit about this Inquiry Teapot initiative from @Namastececi and Craig’s blogpost on Inquiry Teapots . My grade one class and I accepted and were pretty excited. Actually I didn’t tell them anything except that we were to expect something from Japan. Before opening it, even before unwrapping the DHL packing we examined it. We left the box for a day. So what did we do with this teapot? made some tea (Writing to Instruct)weighed the teapot, lid and box and found out the differences between each ( numeracy)used the concept ‘Connection’ to inquire into how tea might be cultural, how it is connected to other things in life? We also worked together communicated, shared and used our creativity, all as a result of this one teapot. So we sent off the same teapot to Dubai to @nairahamdy and the last we heard it might go to Switzerland then New Zealand. Like this: Like Loading...

Vivre et apprendre avec les médias sociaux y compris et surtout à l’université Danah Boyd lors Symposium pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage avec la technologie le 18 avril dernier donnait une conférence Vivre et apprendre avec les médias sociaux ! Je trouvais son titre explicite et correspondant bien à la situation actuelle. J’affirme que les dangers d’internet et du web 2.0 sont déjà un débat récurrent et poussiéreux. Voilà, le décor est planté Les réseaux sociaux ne peuvent plus être négligés Il n’y a pas d’un côté le Web, vu comme un terrain de jeux, et de l’autre l’enseignement. Ce n’est pas moi qui le dit. D’ailleurs nos voisins européens vont encore plus loin dans leur réflexion : et si l’on autorisait les candidats au bac à se connecter au Net ? Des réponses aux risques évoqués à l’introduction du Web 2.0 dans les salles de cours Adaptons enfin notre enseignement aux pratiques sociales des adolescents. Bon, une bonne fois pour toute rappelez vous ce que vous disiez à chacune de ces étapes ! De nouveaux rapports enseignants-étudiants En complément WordPress:

50 Apps In 50 Minutes LACUE 30hands Mobile is a fun and innovative storytelling app that allows students, teachers and anyone with creativity to easily create stories or presentations based on photos, images or slides using a smart phone or tablet. Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Uses: In class stories or presentationsSynchronized slide + audio lectures for flipping the classroomAudio-enhanced image portfoliosForeign language "spoken" flashcardsPhoto-enhanced audio interviewsFun photo memories with audioWhatever you can creatively come up with using images + audio Users include Students, Teachers, Presenters, Photographers, Bloggers, Journalists, Artists, Families 5 Easy Steps:

School Choice: The Good, the Bad, and the Untested | Education on GOOD Schools, like politics, are a seriously local issue today. At first glance, school choice initiatives in communities around the country—which determine how children choose and are assigned to schools—seem like part of a monolithic national movement called school choice. On closer inspection, however, they display tremendous diversity, for good and for bad. This was not always so: Neighborhood schooling was once the American norm for assigning children to elementary schools. It was seen as the modern, progressive way to provide universal, free, accessible, efficient and equal schooling to all children. By the second half of the 20th century, however, the idea of universal provision of infrastructure—including schools, electricity and telephone wires—was under attack by many as inefficient, unequal and constraining. As a result, there's no single school choice paradigm. The entire genre, by the way, is untested. But we are learning a few things. Illustration by Fatim Hana

Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. While you are at it, I would appreciate that you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at (mjgormans). I believe that creativity is necessary in today’s classroom. Free software that is stored locally on your classroom computers or network - Current PostWeb 2.0 applications accessible using the internet… with just about any device - be sure to subscribe! 15 Free Software Programs Stored on a Classroom Device to Promote Creativity… Are They In Your Classroom? Free software includes those programs or Apps that are downloaded to the local computer or device. Scratch – I could write post upon post about Scratch. Office Suites – There are a lot of office suites, some are free and others maybe provided by your school.

Et si on enseignait vraiment le numérique ? Il faut relancer la Déclaration d'indépendance du cyberespace proclamée en... 1996 Le Monde | | Par Olivier Ertzscheid, maître de conférences à l'université de Nantes. Ils sont nés en 1996. 16 ans plus tard, pour ces natifs du numérique, il ne reste plus rien de cette déclaration d'indépendance. Apple, Facebook et Google décident seuls et en fonction de leurs seuls critères ce qui est publiable et ce qui ne l'est pas, invoquant le plus souvent le motif de "nudité" ou de "pornographie", et l'appliquant, par exemple, à la fermeture du compte d'un internbaute ayant osé choisir "l'origine du monde" de Courbet comme photo de profil. Combien de collégiens, de lycéens et d'étudiants, combien de ceux qui sont nés en 1996 sont-ils au courant de cette Histoire, de ces pratiques, de cette évolution ? Former à Facebook, à Google, à Twitter est certes encore utile mais lorsque ces outils disparaîtront ou seront remplacés par d'autres, à quoi cela aura-t-il servi ?

10 Great Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you’re probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend getting started with. Evernote is the Swiss Army knife of iPad apps. I use Evernote for a little bit of everything from bookmarking websites to dictating notes to myself. I subscribe to the RSS feeds of a few hundred blogs and websites. If you want to make your own short instructional videos for students, Knowmia Teach is an app you have to try. Box is another service that I use for file storage and sharing. It took me a while to come around to Pinterest, but now that I have I really like it. Haiku Deck is an iPad app that all students and teachers should have installed on their iPads. Skitch for iPad is an app that I use when I want to quickly edit, create, and or draw on an image. A couple of years ago a friend of mine set a New Year’s resolution to watch one TED Talk a day.

10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education There have been some rumblings that TED Talks may have jumped the shark–a topic our own Nathan Jurgenson took on recently. Either way, there have been some worthwhile talks given on ideas for changing education, and the folks over at TED have done us all a solid by piling 10 of them together in a single post, starting with the ubiquitous Ken Robinson “Bring on the Learning Revolution,” then including Emily Pilloton’s ideas on design in learning, Dan Meyer’s ideas on a potential math makeover, and Diana Laufenberg on the importance of mistakes.. You may have caught most of them, but if you haven’t here’s your chance. If you’re not sure where to start, give Laufenberg’s thoughts on failure a listen. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education

12 Must Bookmark Sites for Teachers Always Prepped Blog The amount of online tools available can seem overwhelming Below are 8 must bookmark sites for teachers (we did the research, so you can spend more time teaching!): Common Core Help: CommonCore Website - Look up all of the standards, as well as, look at various resources.P21 Toolkit - Comprehensive Toolkit to Implement The Standards Lesson Planning: ReadWriteThink - Great resources for lesson plans. Personal Learning Network/Professional Development: Twitter (only if you participate in the various Education hashtags)Claco – The Premier PD website for TeachersEdmodo – There are some great communities on Edmodo to connect with other educators Websites/Blogs: EffectiveTeachingPD – Julie Adams writes some great content about teaching/PD. Looking for some tech tools? What are your thoughts? Beautiful classroom reports, designed to save teachers time.

Today: A Conversation with Idit Harel Caperton on Constructionism, Social Learning, Web 2.0, Seymour Papert, and More Join me today, Tuesday, March 12th, for a live and interactive conversation with Idit Harel Caperton about her work and research on learning. Dr. Caperton is a pioneer in using new-media technology for creative learning, innovation, and globalization through constructionist learning theory. She founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004 to leverage her unique blend of award-winning research, business acumen, and leadership in spreading innovative new-media learning projects for benefiting kids and youth around the world. Most recently, the Workshop launched Globaloria to invent ways of using social networking and Web 2.0 tools to teach computing and game-making in schools worldwide. In 1995, she founded MaMaMedia and launched,, and Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)Duration: 1 hourLocation: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

6 Helpful Tips For The 1 iPad Classroom by Ben Lovegrove, While most educators and teachers are aware of the benefits that can arise in the classroom through the use of iPads and tablets, budgetary constraints can often limit the way that technology can be used to augment learning activities in smaller schools (or school districts). In many cases, schools find that the money required to buy iPads for an entire class would be better spent on other equipment or products but this doesn’t mean that the classroom should be an iPad free zone. There are countless benefits to be gained from having one or two iPads in the classroom a single device can still be a useful asset for your classroom for lesson planning and supporting curriculum. There are several ways that teachers can make effective use of a small number of iPads in a classroom here are some ideas to get you started. 6 Helpful Tips For The 1 iPad Classroom 1. 2. 3. 4. Again, only 1 iPad is required. 5. 6.

NC Teacher: “I Quit” Kris L. Nielsen Monroe, NC 28110 Union County Public Schools Human Resources Department 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 October 25, 2012 To All it May Concern: I’m doing something I thought I would never do—something that will make me a statistic and a caricature of the times. Before I go too much into my choice, I must say that I have the advantages and disadvantages of differentiated experience under my belt. In New Mexico, I led a team of underpaid teachers who were passionate about their jobs and who did amazing things. Then, the bottom fell out. The Internet told me that the West Coast was not hiring teachers anymore, but the East Coast was the go-to place. I had come from two very successful and fun teaching jobs to a new state where everything was different. Union County seemed to be the answer to all of my problems. Let me cut to the chase: I quit. Why? Because… I refuse to be an unpaid administrator of field tests that take advantage of children for the sake of profit. Dr.

What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology Look around at any restaurant or mall and it’s easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that – used wisely – technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well. Check out the infographic below to see how mobile technology is integrated into the lives of even the youngest kids. Over 1/2 of children under 12 who use iPads use them for educational purposes. 10% of children under 1 use mobile technology, 39% of kids age 2-4, and by age 5-8, 54% of kids are using mobile technology. The majority of parents now agree that technology can be used for educational purposes, and they’re no longer as opposed to its use as they once were!