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Engaging Students, Transforming Schools

Engaging Students, Transforming Schools

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Virtual Teacher Australian History Trove Pictures of Australia Take a look at the Picture Australia site. This site will not be officially lauched for a while yet. I provides a single point of access to over 450,000 digitised images from pictorial collections of many leading cultural heritage institutions. Educational assessment The final purpose of assessment practices in education depends on the theoretical framework of the practitioners and researchers, their assumptions and beliefs about the nature of human mind, the origin of knowledge, and the process of learning. Alternate meanings[edit] According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary the word assessment comes from the root word assess which is defined as: to determine the rate or amount of (as a tax)to impose (as a tax) according to an established rate b: to subject to a tax, charge, or levyto make an official valuation of (property) for the purposes of taxationto determine the importance, size, or value of (assess a problem)to charge (a player or team) with a foul or penalty

Curriculum Guides Featured Curriculum: Understanding News Media The goal of Understanding News Media is to help young people think critically and act responsibly as they navigate communication media. The features and graphic organizers were created for middle school students but with modification could be used by younger or older students. Courtesy of the New York News Publishers Association NIE Program. New York Times NIE Curriculum Guides These New York Times curriculum resources are made to be used with any daily issue of The Times.

What is global education? The heart of global education is enabling young people to participate in shaping a better, shared future for the world. Global education emphasises the unity and interdependence of human society, developing a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity, affirmation of social justice and human rights, as well as building peace and actions for a sustainable future in different times and places. Global education promotes positive values and assists students to take responsibility for their actions and to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Game based learning Educational games are games explicitly designed with educational purposes, or which have incidental or secondary educational value. All types of games may be used in an educational environment. Educational games are games that are designed to help people to learn about certain subjects, expand concepts, reinforce development, understand an historical event or culture, or assist them in learning a skill as they play. Game types include board, card, and video games. An educational game is a game designed to teach humans about a specific subject and to teach them a skill.

Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom - 1. Meaningful Learning (1) Identify the characteristics of meaningful learning(2) Contrast learning FROM technology and learning WITH technology(3) Give examples of classroom methods that support the National Education Technology Standards (NETS)(4) Describe how technology can foster "21st Century Skills"(5) Describe the components of "technological pedagogical knowledge"Part One:What exactly IS Meaningful Learning?Key Understandings - These are some general concepts that you should know before we breakdown Meaningful Learning.1. Learning is driven by understanding and persisting on a task/activity (one of the reasons the USA's 'No Child Left Behind' program doesn't work, and why we hope it doesn't come to Quebec).2. Group Work and student interaction adds to meaningful learning3. Part Two:How Does Technology Facilitate Meaningful LearningThis section relates to Objective 2 of the chapter.Learning FROM Technology vs Learning WITH Technology -New technology is not being implemented in new ways.

NZ Curriculum Online Teaching as inquiry is a fundamental part of ensuring success for all the students in your class. Here you will find ideas, resources and tools to support your inquiry journey, as well as school stories to help provide inspiration and promote discussion. This resource is presented in a way that will suit you if you are new to the inquiry process, or if you have experienced it before. Nonviolent Peaceforce If you want to intern at an international nonprofit, we have just the job you're looking for. NP Internships contribute to the global civilian peacekeeping movement while providing firsthand experience in the workings of an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO). Interns work on various projects including fundraising support, campaigns, events, public relations, social media management, and communication in either the Head Office in Brussels or US Office in Minneapolis. Generally NP internships are unpaid. Internships can be summer-long, semester-long, or customized to meet your needs. For inquiries regarding internship positions, contact Nancy at

Report: More kids 'cyberbaiting' teachers cyberbaiting Athima Chansanchai Nov. 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM ET Where to Find Good Educational Videos There’s a right and a wrong way to use videos in the classroom. Not all videos are primed for instructional use, and not all instruction lends itself to video. However, pairing a great video with the tools students need to engage with it can lead to a deeper understanding of or alternate perspective on what’s being taught. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (January 12, 1746 – February 17, 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach. He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto was "Learning by head, hand and heart". Thanks to Pestalozzi, illiteracy in 18th-century Switzerland was overcome almost completely by 1830[citation needed]. Life[edit]

PowerMyLearning Connect Collaborate with teachers in your school Engage families in the learning process Mix and match educator-curated activities Design your own flexible playlists