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20+ of the Best Online Teacher Communities Are you looking for inspiration on lesson plans, activity ideas or school resources to share with your class? #PlanningShoutout is where you can find ideas and inspiration from countless teachers, many of whom are sharing online and virtual teaching resources to use during this period of school closures. Of course if you have some useful resources to share, you can do so via this hashtag. WISE Home Page Java UpdateJan 15, 2014 On January 14, 2014, a new version of Java was released. Please update your computer to this version to continue using simulations and probes in WISE. Project Based Learning – The World is the Stage The best educational decision I have made in the past 26 years was introducing Project-Based Learning (PBL). As a secondary school principal, I witnessed first hand the disengagement of students in their schooling coupled to their inability to see the relevance in what they were being taught. Like all school principals, I wanted to provide the best educational opportunities for my students and teaching staff, in an attempt to arrest this disconnection of interest.

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons. For one thing, students can learn at their own pace when they’re watching lectures at home.

The Differentiator Try Respondo! → ← Back to What the Little League World Series Can Teach Us in the Classroom If you didn’t follow this month’s Little League World Series, you missed out on some amazing baseball and really great kids. I live in Lewisberry, PA. We are located approximately 100 miles from Williamsport, PA, the home to the Little League World Series. The close proximity makes it a given that I will pay attention to the series each year. Not to mention, it is just good old fashioned fun. Glossary of Online Learning Terms ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING: When learners participate in an online learning course at different times, it is known as asynchronous learning. This might also be called eLearning or web-based training (WBT). Asynchronous learning allows learners to go through a course at their own pace and on their own schedule. AUDIO CONFERENCING: Audio conferencing refers to a connection between three or more locations that involves a voice-only connection.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-12 school year, and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! If the World were 100 PEOPLE 50 would be female 50 would be male 25 would be children There would be 75 adults, 9 of whom would be 65 and olderThere would be: 60 Asians 16 Africans 14 people from the Americas 10 Europeans31 Christians 23 Muslims 16 people who would not be aligned with a religion 15 Hindus 7 Buddhists 8 people who practice other religions12 would speak Chinese 6 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 4 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 60 would speak other languages86 would be able to read and write; 14 would not 7 would have a college degree 40 would have an Internet connection78 people would have a place to shelter them from the wind and the rain, but 22 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 11 would be undernourished 22 would be overweight 91 would have access to safe drinking water 9 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

The Resourceful School:Favorite Freebies December 2011/January 2012 | Volume 69 | Number 4 The Resourceful School Pages 84-85 The International Children's Digital Library is an amazing open-access resource with hundreds of digital books in dozens of different languages. Educators can use it to give children access to a rich library of culturally diverse books in a fun digital format. "We shouldn't assume people know what digital citizenship is." “We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is.” by David Ryan Polgar and Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Digital Citizenship is huge. the project Everyday, we are bombarded with television images, video games, music, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can make a public visual statement about our feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what we are thinking. This is not political. Peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, REFLECTION AND RE-ENVISIONING OUR WORLD: A Call to Compassion, Peace and Community A Call to Compassion, Peace and Community Held: August 12, 2019 (or day of your choosing)International Youth Day (or special day of your choosing) Welcome - What gathers us together and global 24-hour gathering of Compassionate Cities (440 initiatives) & Sister Cities (471 members) Reading of Proclamation Readings by Leaders: 1-3 selected readings from various faith traditions about mourning and grief

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