The “WHY” Guide to #Edchat topics Although many educational models and pedagogies can seem like a conveyer belt of fads sometimes, many of them at least focus on one or two key educational concerns. Regardless of whether you think it a passing fad, many of them have an aim that you should know about and be considering as a teacher in the 21st Century. I must admit though, as busy teachers, it is understandable that to fully implement a number of them is unrealistic. So here’s my summary of the key take-aways from each model that you should aim to implement in your teaching. 5 Things Learners Expect From Their Educators (This is Part Two in a two-part series about the expectations of learning relationships. Please check our previous post in Part One: "5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers.") More and more in recent years, we've started referring to the kids in our classes as "learners" rather than "students." It began unintentionally but became more and more frequent. We gradually realized that the relationship between learner and educator is not always the same as between student and teacher. As we explored earlier in the "5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers," we are shaping our goals for new school year, and we're trying to consider an even more nuanced connection between any learner and his or her guide.
How to flip the classroom using game-based learning Paul Rogers, award-winning author of Little Bridge, explains how game-based learning helps teachers and students prepare for more productive and effective lessons. Join his webinar on 25 February 2016. Effective learning happens when you are fully involved in what you are doing. Similarly, when you want to get the most out of reading a book or watching a film, giving it your full attention makes all the difference. But when you are learning, this is even more important, because the activity is not just receptive, but makes all kinds of demands on your memory and your understanding. If your mind is wandering, if you're bored, if you lose interest, the learning will not be effective and your motivation will wane.
The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers . Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world.
What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? "If only [insert subject here] were taught this way when I was in school, I might actually know how to do it." I have said this countless times, and I hear it often from others. As executive director of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN), I have an "elevator speech" at the ready whenever people ask what flipped learning is. Once I explain the concept — and they register how a flipped classroom could have changed their own learning experience — they nearly always respond with some variation of that refrain. Defining the Terms Usually, the quick explanation I offer describes a flipped classroom: In this scenario, teachers record their lectures, which students watch outside of class, and then dedicate class time to doing the homework.
Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 ORLANDO, Fla., October 8, 2013 View All Press Releases Analysts Examine Top Industry Trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 in Orlando Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10. Useful links Here a link (in French) about flipped teaching in different school subjects: Here some sites to prepare lessons: – Scoop.it – Pearltrees
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. ‘Flipped classroom’ model lets students leave their homework at school When some students head back to class this fall, they’ll leave their math homework at school some nights. And no, it won’t be by accident. Rather than grapple with rows of tricky textbook problems, the students will be asked to hit “play” on instructional videos designed to teach math concepts in an engaging way. Working on those problems, which traditionally would have been assigned as homework, will instead fill their in-class time. 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past couple years proclaiming "infographics are dead," infographics are, in fact, alive and well. We just checked -- they're totally healthy. I mean, there are a lot of them, but when marketers spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences, they're still finding success.