Cooperative Learning What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. It is a well-researched instructional strategy and has been reported to be highly successful in the classroom. What is its purpose? There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society. How can I do it? Five Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning 1. The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive methods. How can I adapt it? Cooperative learning can take place in a variety of circumstances. Assessment and Evaluation Considerations Observing cooperative learning groups in action allows you to effectively assess students' work and understanding. Teacher Resources
How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution?" I have just become principal of a school that will be participating in this revolution this year. The ninth- and tenth-graders will be all receiving iPads. Aside from the obvious technical challenges, the real challenge I see will be to assure that this sizable investment will take student learning to the next level. In the Classroom Let's imagine a math class full of geometry students with iPads. Another Example A science teacher can provide similar learning opportunities. Getting Teachers Onboard One of the biggest questions teachers have about giving students iPads is, "How do you keep the students from playing games?"
Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom Flirting w/ eLearning SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - Email Share February 15, 2013 - by John Hardison 15 Email Share For a multitude of reasons, teaching in today’s time is nothing short of exciting. Not too long ago, a few clicks of the mouse had me calculating how I could improve an already-strong lesson plan. The equation? SoundCloud + QR Codes = A Gallery of Students’ Voices. The Foundational Lesson Plan I try my very best to never put the cart before the horse. For one of our recent classroom assignments, students needed to demonstrate mastery of certain poetry terms and genres of American Literature by writing their own songs. The Problem We are absolutely blessed in Studio 113 to have a mini-recording studio with a microphone and Peavey mixer that run through a desktop computer equipped with Mixcraft 6 . The Solution SoundCloud is a website that allows creators to upload their songs, podcasts, and other sounds to share with the world. The Process The process is an absolute blast to watch. The Gallery Walk
The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out. PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. Simple. In my experience, I’ve seen teachers attempt to integrate 30 iPads into their classroom by handing them out and then trying to figure out which apps are worth using. In order to do this, you’ll need skills modern teachers must have. 1) Build Your PLN Whether you call it a ‘personal learning network’ or a ‘professional learning network’ is not important. 2) Establish Real Relationships Whether it’s online or offline, the ability to establish real relationships is critical to any modern teacher. 3) Understand Where Technology Fits In Education As mentioned above, we are simply deluged with new tech toys for education on a daily basis. If you can’t figure out how a digital tool helps you in under 15 seconds, you don’t need it. 4) Know How To Find Useful Resources 5) Manage Your Online Reputation 7) Slow Down
onderwijs-door-de-eeuwen-heen2 - home Free Technology for Teachers 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. iPad 2 review It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 1. iOS now supports folders. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
How to Create Your Own Free iPad Templates for Keynote The recent update to Keynote, brought the ability to import presentations complete with master slides and preset styles. So, this got me thinking. How could I take advantage of this new feature? Well, here is a simple, but straightforward way to do just that and create some free iPad templates for Keynote to supplement the 12 themes that Apple gives you as a default on the iOS version. Start by opening Keynote, or PowerPoint, on your Mac/PC and choose a template for your presentation. Repeat for as many templates as you would like to bring over to the iPad, and organize them by creating a folder for these new templates, like in the image below. Now, these aren’t new templates in the strictest sense of the word, because once you start editing one of these, it will automatically save your new content, so here is what you need to do. Rename your newly duplicated presentation by tapping the name under the thumbnail and then open it when you are done. Like this: Like Loading... Related
Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - 30 Questions For Teacher Reflection Details Written by Mark Clements A lot of college level teacher training programs talk about the importance of developing a “reflective practitioner” but what exactly does this mean for the classroom teacher? If you haven’t yet accepted responsibility for student learning than it doesn’t mean much at all. Below you will find a list of 30 Questions Teachers should be regularly asking themselves to ensure they’re classroom is as focused on learning as they would like it to be. Modeling Reflection – Questions to Ask With Students 1.Was this activity successful….why or why not? 2.If we do this again, what can I do differently to help you learn more? 3.Did this activity help you learn more than others we’ve done? Classroom Culture – Questions to Ask About Your Rules & Relationships 4.Are the relationships that I have with my students helping or hindering their ability to learn? 6.Was my demeanor and attitude towards my class today effective for student learning? 7.Am I excited to go to work today?
Masterclass Flipping the Classroom ? Droog's Afgelopen dinsdag, 29 januari, heb ik kennis mogen maken met Aaron Sams en Jon Bergmann, de grondleggers van het Flipping the Classroom model. En wat ik daar vooral geleerd heb is dat Aaron en Jon twee zeer gemotiveerde, bevlogen en excellente docenten zijn. Zij zijn zo bij hun leerlingen betrokken dat zij een techniek hebben ontwikkeld om al hun leerlingen beter te bereiken. Wat is Flipping the Classroom en Flipped Mastery? De door hen ontwikkelde techniek is zo veel meer dan wat in eerste instantie vaak gedacht wordt als je slechts de titel ervan hoort en een korte beschrijving. Waar het echt om gaat is: ‘What is the best use of your face-to-face class time? Dit is de vraag die Aaron en Jon zich stelden nadat een leerling als volgt reageerde op hun serie eerste video’s, waarbij zij hun stem hadden toegevoegd aan powerpoint presentaties die ze al jaren in de klas hadden gebruikt: “I love the video’s, because they mean I don’t need to go to class anymore!”. De video’s Afsluitend