Alternatives to Book Reports Being able to consume, critique, and create media is so important for our 21st century students. While I love to write about books in my book reviews, lots of children don't share my enthusiasm. If your kids or students groan at the mere mention of writing a book report, consider some alternative ideas. Instead of a book report, have your kids make a book trailer! If you're not sure where to start, check out this article by Kim Chatel, Making a Digital Story with Kids. How to Use Miracast Screen Mirroring from Windows or Android Miracast is a wireless display standard included in Windows 8.1, Android 4.2, and newer versions of these operating systems. With a Miracast receiver plugged into a TV or another display nearby, casting your screen should be easy. This feature is also available on devices running Amazon’s Fire OS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 and newer.
Arts Arts Craft Ideas for Kids 24 how-tos Kids driving you crazy? Settle them down with the fun and easy art projects in this craft ideas for kids video seri... In this guide: Watch How A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Writing Accuracy April , 2014 Below is a wonderful classroom poster I came across in Edutopia's Pinterest board.The poster outlines 5 things students should pay heed to when engaged in writing tasks. You can print and use this poster in your class with your students. It can be used as a self assessment checklist that students draw on when working on their writings. It can also be a good way to initiate discussions around areas that pose real difficulties to students writings.
6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration In an unplanned series of sorts, we’re showcasing a couple of posts about the 2013 NMC/EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Horizon Report for Higher Education . We’ve already talked about the key trends in the report and some challenges we face in implementing education technology , so we’re ready to take a look at the six technologies highlighted in the report as being game-changers for education. Along with MOOCs, tablet computing rounded out the ‘first horizon’ (identified as entering mainstream use in a year or less), we’ll address them next. Y’all know that we like iPads here at Edudemic and we talk about them a lot, and the Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions using tablets of all kinds to supplement learning in a variety of subjects.
gnitive Differences Between Adults & Children Author: Jeff Durham - Updated: 15 September 2012| Comment There’s an old saying that goes “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and, whether you believe that or not, the same principle cannot be applied to humans. iPads in sport – four of my favourite apps! They seem polar opposites don’t they? Technology and sport. If you draw your conclusions based upon stereotypes – people that enjoy technology don’t do much sport, and people that are incredibly sporty shy away from sitting in front of a computer. Furthermore, those of us from the 80s vividly remember Ivan Drago – who had all the technology money could buy, and he got soundly beaten by Rocky, who had nothing but his drive, passion and ambition – and a sledge full of stones, to help him train.
Pages to Projects: Wild About Shapes Our good friend Rebecca Dunn shares how to incorporate art education principles into storytime in her popular Pages to Projects series. If you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, we’d love to hear about it! Share your experience in the comments or on social media.
Bio Cube The Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator. Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography.
12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative?