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Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy Various researchers have summarized how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy. Following are four interpretations that you can use as guides in helping to write objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy. From: KC Metro [old link, no longer functioning?] Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains. From: UMUC From: Stewards Task Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy Task Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. ©2001 St. From: GA Tech According to Benjamin Bloom, and his colleagues, there are six levels of cognition: Knowledge: rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts Comprehension: understanding what the facts mean Application: correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas Analysis: breaking down information into component parts Synthesis: combination of facts, ideas, or information to make a new whole Evaluation: judging or forming an opinion about the information or situation

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher Email Newsletter Sign-Up And Site Blog Information Sign-Up for Email Updates From My Blog! This website is frequently updated so I have a daily blog where I highlight "Websites of The Day." You can sign-up to receive free email updates from my blog by going there and clicking on the "Feedz By Email" button. You can also sign up for the RSS feed from my blog (Click here to show you how). I send out a free monthly short newsletter containing the "Top Ten" entries from my blog to people who don't want to receive daily updates. Few of the activities accessed by these links have been made by Mr. Articles Shaking Up the ESL Classroom Building Cathedrals in the ESL Classroom Family Literacy, Computers, and ESL Samuel L. Audio (also see Podcasting) Partners in Rhyme Language Dialer Sound Snap Soundboard Find Sounds Soungle Jamendo Bibliography Ottobib Citation Machine Bibme EasyBib MLA Citation Generator OSLIS Citation Maker Chatboards Dave's ESL Cafe Discussion Forum Teachers.net ESL Chatboard

10 Free Educational Game Sites These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment. I searched out and visited a bunch of sites with free educational games and selected the ten I thought were most useful and appropriate to education. In addition to a brief overview of each site, I have also attempted to define the grade range that each site is applicable to. I made my own judgement for most sites since it often wasn’t indicated (feel free to weigh in if you think I’m off target on any of these). Most of the sites listed here are geared towards K-12 (with many leaning towards K-6 or so), but some do have fun games that will challenge the Higher Ed student and adults as well. Funbrain (Grades K through 8): This popular site from Pearson Education features ‘Arcades’ specific to Math and Reading, along with the ‘Classic Funbrain’ games such as Math Baseball and Grammer Gorillas. Sheppard Software (All Ages): This site provides a wealth of free games, puzzles, quizzes, and more.

» Use the Pygmalion Effect to Create a High Performing Team the awesome culture blog “High expectations are the key to everything.” - Sam Walton The Pygmalion Effect Study In the 1960s, Harvard psychology professor Robert Rosenthal teamed up with South San Francisco elementary school principal Lenore Jacobson to conduct what later became known as the Pygmalion Effect study. In the study, 20% of the students within each of 18 elementary school classrooms were randomly assigned to a ‘high achiever’ group, with the remaining 80% serving as the control group. The teachers in those classrooms were told that these particular students in the ‘high achiever’ group had a superior IQ; even though the students were in fact chosen at random. “When teachers expect students to do well and show intellectual growth, they do; when teachers do not have such expectations, performance and growth are not so encouraged and may in fact be discouraged in a variety of ways.” Marva Collins Pygmalion in Management J. “A manager’s expectations are key to a subordinate’s performance and development.” 1.

The Do It Yourself Scholar | Explore the best in free web learning. Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : Shots - Health News hide captionTeachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. iStockphoto.com Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. In my Morning Edition story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach. The first psychologist to systematically study this was a Harvard professor named Robert Rosenthal, who in 1964 did a wonderful experiment at an elementary school south of San Francisco. The idea was to figure out what would happen if teachers were told that certain kids in their class were destined to succeed, so Rosenthal took a normal IQ test and dressed it up as a different test. "It was a standardized IQ test, Flanagan's Test of General Ability," he says. After the kids took the test, he then chose from every class several children totally at random.

PDF to Word Converter Online - PDFBurger.com – 100% FREE How to convert PDF to Word online Updated: 24 July, 2016 Although we all know that virtually any document can be saved in or imported to the PDF format, few realize that the opposite is also possible with the right tool at hand. Docs.Zone will help you convert PDF to Word in no time preserving the original formatting. Our powerful PDF to Word converter combines various algorithms to analyze the source PDF file, identify structures that can be recreated in MS Word and converts the data into a fully editable document. The possibility of converting PDF to Word comes in especially handy in situations when you need to quickly make a few edits in a file without requesting the original that may not be available for some time. The process of PDF to Word conversion using Docs.Zone is really straightforward: As you see, converting PDF to Word online is extremely easy.

Teacher's Guide on The Use of Podcasting in Education What is a Podcast ? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary a podcast is a " digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio payer." in other words, it is a digital audio file that is created, shared and heard. Podcast can also be in the form of videos streamlined online, however, video podcast is known as vidcast or vodcast. Educational Uses of Podcasts Podcasts can be used for several educational purposes. Here are some of them : 1- Recording for this you will need a microphone and an audio recording software like the ones mentioned below. 2- Test your Podcast Always make sure you listen to your podcasts and redo the parts that you dont like until you finally get the vesrion you want then move on to the next step 3- Publish your podcast You can use online platforms for publishing your podcasts. Tools to create your podcast Here are some of the softwares you might start with to create your podcasts .

Designing Science Class for a Growth Mindset Join us for this free 1-hour discussion of Carol Dweck’s research on Mindset and its implications for classrooms implementing the next generation science standards in K-12. We’ll discuss the authentic focus of these performance standards which challenge students (and some teachers) who just want to get “the right answer.” Discover the ways we can use a new definition of rigor to enhance the reward of hands-on science and engineering, focusing and investing students in their own learning. Key Take-Aways: The difference between a growth and a fixed mindset How to use the power of effort and challenge to engage students in science and engineering practicesHow higher order teaching leads to the development of higher order thinking skills Webinar Details Who should watch: Administrative Leaders, Principal Leaders, and Teacher Leaders Presenter Information: Francis Vigeant, Co-founder - Teacher - CEO of KnowAtom Register now on the right to watch!

Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. Look for educational technology blogs ( such as the one you are reading now ) and subscribe to their feeds to stay updated about the latest web tools to use in your instruction. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers

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