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Whizzy things - interactive resources for screen and whiteboard

Whizzy things - interactive resources for screen and whiteboard

KinectEDucation How Web 2.0 Can Save Your Primary School Budget | Chantellemorrison Whilst I was preparing for Term 1, 2014, I went looking throughout our school for big books. I am a firm believer in the use of big books from pre-school and into secondary as a tool for teaching students to read. I don’t just mean the process of reading but also, text analysis, code-breaking, critical thinking and synthesis. By integrating spelling, grammar and writing into big book lessons, students are better equipped to understand how all of these facets of literacy work together. Anyway, in my search to find big books, not only did I not find many, but the ones I did find weren’t really relevant to my purposes… especially since our chosen text type was exposition. Students often can’t see the text very well.Only one practitioner can use each big book at a timeThey need to be accessioned through the libraryThey easily become tatteredIt’s difficult to find a big book that specifically addresses everything So, I did something a bit out-of-the-box. Enjoy :) Like this: Like Loading...

10 Habits Of Effective Teachers 10 Habits Of Effective Teachers Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” phrasing. That’s an important distinction, because here we’re talking about something a bit more clinical. Not entirely scientific and analytical and icky, but not entirely rhetorical and abstract and mushy either. 1. To curriculum, pacing, assessment design, curriculum materials, etc. 2. Fresh data. 3. You know the pros and cons of project-based learning, scenario-based learning, learning simulations, and the like. While others spend their lunch breaks swilling Diet Coke and counting down days until the weekend, you sketch out scope-and-sequences for fun. 4. Speaking of instructional design, the design of experiences that promote understanding of the most important content is a huge part of what an effective teachers do. Which is what design is about. 5. What you plan backwards from is up to you, but you start with a goal in mind—a standard, habit, assessment, indicator, or some other goal. 6. 7. 8.

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Message to My Freshman Students | Keith M. Parsons For the first time in many years I am teaching a freshman course, Introduction to Philosophy. The experience has been mostly good. I had been told that my freshman students would be apathetic, incurious, inattentive, unresponsive and frequently absent, and that they would exude an insufferable sense of entitlement. I am happy to say that this characterization was not true of most students. Still, some students are often absent, and others, even when present, are distracted or disengaged. Welcome to higher education! First, I am your professor, not your teacher. Your teachers were held responsible if you failed, and expected to show that they had tried hard to avoid that dreaded result. Secondly, universities are ancient and tend to do things the old-fashioned way. Lecture has come under attack recently. Hogwash. Finally, when you go to a university, you are in a sense going to another country, one with a different culture and different values. Take the issue of documentation.