Keeping Up with New Tools There are hundreds and hundreds of web-based tools available! There seem to be a dozen or more new tools online every day! Here are some of the newest ones that I'm exploring (from my Pinterest boards):Donna BaumbachWebTools-New 2 Me! kolb's learning styles, experiential learning theory, kolb's learning styles inventory and diagram David Kolb's learning styles model and experiential learning theory (ELT) Having developed the model over many years prior, David Kolb published his learning styles model in 1984. The model gave rise to related terms such as Kolb's experiential learning theory (ELT), and Kolb's learning styles inventory (LSI). In his publications - notably his 1984 book 'Experiential Learning: Experience As The Source Of Learning And Development' Kolb acknowledges the early work on experiential learning by others in the 1900's, including Rogers, Jung, and Piaget. In turn, Kolb's learning styles model and experiential learning theory are today acknowledged by academics, teachers, managers and trainers as truly seminal works; fundamental concepts towards our understanding and explaining human learning behaviour, and towards helping others to learn.
Best Applications For Annotating Websites I’m always on the look-out for web tools that can mimc a key instructional strategy I use with students in the classroom — having them use post-it notes to annotate books or articles so they can demonstrate their use of reading strategies (asking questions, making connections, etc.). I thought it would a good subject for another “The Best…” list. In order to make this list, it had to be available free-of-charge, be accessible to English Language Learners, and not require any downloads of any kind. Here are my choices for The Best Applications For Annotating Websites (not in order of preference): A.nnotate is the newest addition to this list. Instead of describing A.nnotate in detail here, though, I’m going to suggest you read a very thorough description of it — with screenshots — at The Make Use Of blog.
Kolb Learning Cycle Tutorial - Static Version Text and concept by Clara Davies (SDDU, University of Leeds) Tutorial design by Tony Lowe (LDU, UNversity of Leeds) Multimedia version (Flash plug-in required). Introduction Reflective practice is important to the development of lecturers as professionals as it enables us to learn from our experiences of teaching and facilitating student learning. Developing reflective practice means developing ways of reviewing our own teaching so that it becomes a routine and a process by which we might continuously develop. Kolb developed a theory of experiential learning that can give us a useful model by which to develop our practice. Dumbing Us Down - The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 1. Confusion: I teach too much, and everything that I teach is out of context. The orbiting of planets, the law of large numbers, slavery, adjectives, architectural drawing, dance, assemblies, etc. Editors note: I have met countless college graduates whose heads are filled with volumes of academic jumble, but who cannot focus, live under constant stress, can't make a decent income, and can't maintain a stable relationship with a member of the opposite sex. 2.Class Position: I teach students that they must remain in the class into which they were born, the class where they belong. If I do my job well, my students will be unable to imagine themselves somewhere else.
EDU 609 - Antioch University Seattle School Library Certification Program Helen Adams, a former Wisconsin school librarian and technology coordinator, is currently an onlineinstructor in the School Library Media Endorsement Program of Antioch University-Seattle. Helen's published works include numerous article in professional journals. Additionally, she has written Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Libraries Unlimited 2013), Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program (Libraries Unlimited 2008), Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries (co-author, Libraries Unlimited 2005), and is a contributor to the forthcoming The Many Faces in School Library Leadership , 2nd edition (Libraries Unlimited 2017). A former AASL President in 2001-2002, she is currently a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Privacy Subcommittee, the Knowledge Quest Advisory Board, the ALA American Libraries Advisory Board, and the ALA Nominating Committee.
John Hattie & Helen Timperley: Visible Learning and Feedback Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement. But research has also shown that this impact can be either positive or negative. Although feedback is among the major influences, the type of feedback and the way it is given can be differentially effective. John Hattie discusses this fact extensively in his book “Visible Learning for Teachers (2012)” and Helen Timperley contributes the “Feedback” chapter to the compendium “International Guide To Student Achievement (2013)” by Hattie and Anderman. The most powerful single influence enhancing achievement is feedback In an often cited article from 2007 Hattie and Timperley provide a conceptual analysis of feedback and analyse the evidence related to its impact on learning and student achievement.
How to do Assessment › Assessment Primer › Assessment › University of Connecticut Assessment to improve learning focuses on how well students are learning what we intend them to learn. By establishing learning objectives, assessment methods are used to measure selected learning outcomes to see whether or not the objectives have been met for the course or program. Ways of gathering evidence (Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide by Suskie 2004 and Assessing for Learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution by Maki 2004) A summary of Direct Assessment Techniques (2 page
Standard 2 - Literacy and Reading - School Library Media Services The reading theme I chose is Black History. This theme will be taught starting the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through Black History Month, February, allowing students to learn how famous Black Americans contributed throughout history.