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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc. Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments. In fact, most of them are alternatives to homework altogether, including group brainstorming, modeling/think-alouds, or even the iconic pop-quiz. Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Related:  explore

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers. Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite. Provided we keep moving and pushing and trying and reflecting, failure should, assuming we’re thinking clearly, lead to progress, So rather than failing and falling back, we fail forward. Tidy little metaphor. So what might this look like in your classroom? Failing Forward In The Classroom: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum 1. How does this promote failing forward? Say: “Your design work on the app blueprint is coming along nicely. 2. How does this promote failing forward? Say: “Your first two drafts didn’t work so well, huh? 3. How does this promote failing forward? 4. How does this promote failing forward?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 3 Best Alternatives to YouTub... March 29, 2014 YouTube is by all means one of the primary video hosting websites teachers flock to when looking for video materials to use with their students. However, searching through a condensed platform such as YouTube is time consuming given the abundance of irrelevant content on it and hence the importance of having handy websites that provide curated video content specifically designed for student audience. In this regard, I am sharing with you three of my favourite video resources that I have been recommending to teachers over the last couple of years. 1- SchoolTube SchoolTube is one of the largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators. 2- Next Vista All videos in the regular collections of NextVista are for a student audience, highlighting the creativity of students and teachers around the world. 3- TeacherTube Teacher Tube is another good alternative for YouTube.

A Soft Murmur 5 Reasons To Use YouTube In The Classroom If you like to bring multimedia into your lessons (and who doesn’t?) then you probably use YouTube in the classroom from time to time. But there’s a lot to the mega-video site and it’s getting a bazillion hours of video uploaded every minute nowadays. So there’s no shortage of content and the Google folks have done their best to tame the mountain of videos into an easy-to-use resource. See Also: The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators But you should know how to do more with YouTube than just watch a video, comment, or search. Who knows, you might just get inspired to use YouTube even more in the classroom! Start unique and unusual discussions Through video you can keep class exciting and new. Download all your YouTube videos Create playlists to inspire long-term learning Give students the option to dig deeper into a subject by creating a playlist of videos related to that concept. Help struggling students get caught up Create custom quizzes for your YouTube videos

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers March 11, 2015 Popular Culture has this wonderful list featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students. The channels suggested in this list cover various content areas and are arranged into two main categories: general and university collection. Below are some of the channels that stood out to us from the general category. These are channels that provide inspiring videos on different intellectual subjects. We invite you to check them out and as always, share with us what you think of them. Big Think "Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content -- with thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, we help you get smarter, faster. GoogleTalks American Museum of Natural History "The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Edutopia "Welcome to Edutopia's YouTube channel.

Get acquainted with the amazing augmented reality app Aurasma Pages Tuesday, 11 March 2014 Get acquainted with the amazing augmented reality app Aurasma Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have a really exciting guest post from Anthony Peters (from Parklands College) called 'Aurasma Awesomeness’ coming up on this blog. In it Anthony describes an innovative lesson he created and completed using Aurasma last week. Aurasma step by stepThis video made by Jill Compher shows the steps to using Aurasma and is taken from An Aurasma “How To”.Examples of using AurasmaI loved watching the following two videos taken from the blogpost entitled: 1) Aurasma in the music room2) Aurasma used with homework help! 3. Wondering - what is your experience of this app? Posted by SchoolNet SA blog at 8:09 pm Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: Aurasma No comments: Post a Comment Newer PostOlder PostHome

Popplet Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. While you are at it, I would appreciate that you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at (mjgormans). Also, feel free to contact me about any conference, in-service plans, or PD you might wish to include me in. ( I believe that creativity is necessary in today’s classroom. Free software that is stored locally on your classroom computers or network - Current PostWeb 2.0 applications accessible using the internet… with just about any device - be sure to subscribe! 15 Free Software Programs Stored on a Classroom Device to Promote Creativity… Are They In Your Classroom? Free software includes those programs or Apps that are downloaded to the local computer or device. Like this: Like Loading...

Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it's often accompanied by shame -- most people do everything in their power to avoid it. But to paraphrase educational philosopher John Dewey, a true thinker learns as much from failures as from successes. What if educators worked to take some of the sting (and the stigma) out of failing, and encouraged reflection and revision to build upon the lessons learned? Perhaps there's a goldmine of opportunities if we can re-frame failure as a valuable learning experience, an essential step along the path to discovery and innovation. Check out this list of videos to help start the conversation about embracing failure. Video Playlist: Freedom to Fail Forward Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources on Embracing Failure The ability to grow and keep trying when you don't succeed -- resilience and grit -- are key to cultivating a growth mindset, in academics and in life.