Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE). The project was managed by Nick Laudato and Bill Johnston from CIDDE. Search for an image… Browse the collection…
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Very Good Apps and Tools for A Better Classroom Management February, 2016Below is a collection of some very good apps and tools to help teachers with classroom management. Some of the tasks you can do with these apps include: conduct instant formative assessments in class, create seating charts, record class attendance, randomly pick students for classroom participation, create and share permission slips, visualize and assess students understanding, set timed tasks in class, improve students behaviour by providing real-time feedback, poll your students and many more. Web Tools Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Education World: Classroom Management: Principals Help Teachers Develop Essential Skills From time to time, Education World updates and reposts a previously published article that we think might be of interest to administrators. We hope you find this recently updated article to be of value. Almost everybody agrees that strong classroom management skills are essential for successful teaching. Essential Extensions: Practical Chrome Extensions for Education I love it when I find a new app or extension that does something cool. Whether it’s a new function, a more efficient workflow, or it will block spoilers for Star Wars, a good extension is a powerful tool. As I often write about, there’s not enough time in education to waste, so I’m particularly fond of the tools that help save clicks and make our work more effective, both for students and teachers.
Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors. Teaching Functionality Easy Lesson Plan Development Use the web-based app to build, edit and manage your lesson plans in our Show-Explain-Ask framework. Effective Classroom Management and Managing Student Conduct Some degree of decoration will help add to the attractiveness of the room. *Teachers should identify expectations for student behavior and communicate those expectations to students periodically. * Rules and procedures are the most common explicit expectations. A small number of general rules that emphasize appropriate behavior may be helpful.
8 Cool Free Online Design Resources for Creative School Projects The free online design resources that are available today are versatile, simple, and powerful. They are user-friendly and social media-oriented in every way. They’re also free to use, which makes it easy to explore and experiment with them as much as you like. The tools listed in this post fit the bill nicely.
Classroom Having a learning disability or autism can sometimes leave the one diagnosed with evasion of confrontation and generally unable to function in daily activities such as going to school. Things someone would take for granted can sometimes be the most difficult action for others. What this will help;● Enforce routine through repetition ● Simulate the common actions taken when one first enters a classroom● Feedback and rewards for choosing the correct action to match activity ● Interactive 3D environment● Fun and immersive sound effects and music About ABA Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Powerful Digital Clickers for Teachers May 10, 2016 Digital clickers are interactive learning technologies that provide teachers with an effective way to collect meta-data about their teaching and engage students in learning. Clickers are proved to increase students learning outcomes and can be used for a variety of purposes. For instance, teachers can use them to pose questions at different intervals during class instruction to check on students understanding. They can also be used for delivering short quizzes, polls and surveys and gather informal data to inform ones teaching methodology. There are a variety of digital clickers to use in class. The collection below features some of our favourite titles:
How to teach … behaviour management The ability to manage the behaviour of your class effectively is one of the top skills that every teacher needs. Even the most meticulously planned lessons can go to pot if students misbehave. Many practitioners, including newly-qualified teachers, are always on the lookout useful class management techniques especially before the new school year begins, so we've collected a range of useful resources to help you get the best out of your pupils. In Positive ways to manage behaviour, Paul Dix provides a range of techniques for getting your class under control, including: establishing explicit rules and routines, providing students with clear choices around their behaviour, and letting them start each day with a clean sheet.
Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.