10 Alternatives to Think-Pair-Share for Classroom Discussion Editors Note: Originally this blog featured five alternates to think-pair-share in classroom discussion. But the post was so popular we've added five more ideas below! Enjoy! All learners need time to process new ideas and information. They especially need time to verbally make sense of and articulate their learning with a community of learners who are also engaged in the same experience and journey. musée numérique de l'image fixe à l'image animée August 28, 1955 Fourteen-year-old African-American Emmett Till is brutally murdered after reportedly flirting with a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi. For the first time, both black and white reporters cover the trial epitomizing "one of the most shocking and enduring stories of the twentieth century." The white defendants, Roy Bryant and J.W.
Kids' Zone Join Sebastian, age 8, and learn what a copyist does, as he interviews artist Jessica Artman in The Charles Engelhard Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. #MetKids is made for, with, and by kids. Credits Producer and Director: Masha Turchinsky Camera and Editor: Marina Zarya Post-production: Lisa Rifkind and Emily Sutter Production Assistant: Aliza Sena The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J. Westerberg The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not
Best French Websites French teacher hints, advice and tips: I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your French language association www.frenchteachers.org - plus ACTFL www.actfl.org and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis.
10 Marking and Feedback Strategies What feedback techniques could you use that make students act on feedback? There are a few days left before the end of half-term and feedback and marking will be required before the holidays begin. Why not try some of the following and avoid unnecessary marking in your own time. Recently, I purchased The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking by Mike Rohde; sourced to help develop my blogs and tweets into content that is more interesting and engaging for everyone. Take a look at some of my other blogs featuring sketchnotes? Strategies: Arcimbolder (texto en castellano) Arcimbolder is my latest creation, an image filter software that recreates an image as a collage of objects from an object pack. It is inspired by the artworks of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a 16th century painter known for creating portait heads made of fruits and vegetables.
National Gallery of Art NGAkids CD ROMs Eight new NGAkids CD-ROMs are available through the Gallery's LEARNING RESOURCES portal. If you are having compatibility issues or if you prefer using our art activities offline, we invite you to register and borrow these free CDs. The set includes some of our most popular interactive programs, including Brushster, Dutch House, Faces and Places, Jungle, Photo Op, Sea-Saws, and Still Life. To install all of them at once, order the NGAkids Art Zone "combo" disc. What's Happening? 16 Flipped Classrooms From Around The World Flipped classrooms require educators to reconstruct traditional classrooms by sending lectures home and providing more face-to-face time at school, but elementary- through university-level instructors are finding good reasons to try them out. Frequently traced back to Colorado teachers Aaron Sams and JonathanBergmann, who were quick to experiment with posting videos online in 2008, the flipped classroom concept is small, simple and has shown positive results. The general idea is that students work at their own pace, receiving lectures at home via online video or podcasts and then devoting class time to more in-depth discussion and traditional “homework.” Where: Clear Brook High School, Harris County, Texas
eLearn mag 25 resources lang learning Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, one of the most visited learning sites on the Web. In her monthly column for eLearn she shares some "gems"—useful or valuable tools, resources, and products she has unearthed for learning and performance improvement/support. In this month's column she focuses on free resources for learning how to speak a foreign language. I learned German at school and actually went on to study it at university. In school I was taught the rules of German grammar and spent a lot of time building my German vocabulary mostly through memorization. But it wasn't till I spent time in Germany that I really learnt how to speak German.
3 Ways Lesson Plans Flop—and How to Recover In an ideal world, all lessons would be flawless, your delivery would be impeccable, and all students would master the content every day. Unfortunately, we are human, and so are our students. We all know that there are myriad reasons that lessons flop, ranging from poor planning to a fight with your boyfriend over breakfast to the kids already having reached their maximum cognitive load for that day. kids JUNGLE interactive Create an imaginary landscape with NGAkids JUNGLE. Mix and match the animals, control the weather and lighting conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants. An "AUTO" button generates random compositions, so you can sample program options and experiment with special effects as a starting point for your own designs. This Shockwave interactive is intended for children of all ages. To begin, just click one of the menu pictures above.
Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia