Webinars E-rate 2.0 & Wi-Fi: What you need to know about e-rate and Wi-Fi success factors Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Schools are faced with the daunting challenge of advancing to 21st century learning with 1:1 or BYOD initiatives while dealing with limited IT budgets and support. Managing Google Apps Inside Your School District Presenter - Prowise Prowise Presenter is screen-independent cloud software that you can access anywhere, such as at home or at work, and from every type of a notebook, tablet, PC or digital board.
About - Geek Palaver See, I do smile! I’m Russell Winn and I love education and educators, but what we have here in Huntsville City Schools seems focused on wiping out both. Stephen King writes, “Truth is in the details.” Blog – Emily blogs The benefits of reading with young children are well-documented, and it’s hardly ground-breaking to suggest that the more engaging the books, the more eager the reader. I’m going to focus here on picture books, why to use them in ELT and how to choose them. What are picture books? Why use them? In November I was asked to review for the EL Gazette on a new publication, Teaching English to Young Learners ed. Janice Bloom.
What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry Posted 05/12/2015 12:23PM | Last Commented 06/03/2015 4:10PM Continuing to follow up the post 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom… Incorporating inquiry into courses is one of the areas that I personally struggle with the most. Inquiry has many meanings, but I’m going to define it as a student directed, interest driven approach to new knowledge.
Responses to Change Nearly every nation on earth—except for the United States—primarily uses the metric system for all weights and measures. With its clear base-10 relationships among measurements, the metric system is easy to use. So why does the United States still mainly use the far more complicated customary measures? How Stuff Works explores the American resistance to change. Teens may be more immersed in the digital world than their parents, and that’s a good thing for their brains. This article explores how technology is making teens’ brains more flexible and better able to adapt to change.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR TEACHING TEENAGERS It is important for you to prove during those first few days that you can maintain order and run a businesslike class. But now you must selectively relax those rigid standards. While teaching in class, you must let your sense of humor show through from time to time. You’ll need to laugh together, to let them make fun of your big nose or funny clothes. You must recognize the students for the individuals they are. Why It's Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network Many educators refer to the connections made via Twitter as their PLN or Professional Learning Network. I have recently decided my PLN is now my PPLN – Powerful Personal Learning Network. When you connect with the right people your learning network can become the most powerful part of your learning 24/7/365.
Let’s not use 21st century technology with 19th century pedagogy Technology may be changing but classrooms and teaching methods are pretty much unchanged since this picture was taken (Creative Commons image) By Larry Magid In a talk at the National PTA Conference in Charlotte, NC, Thomas Murray, State and District Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy Director for Alliance for Education, reminded me of what’s been bothering me for years. “We’re using 21st century tools in 20th century learning environments.” I’d go even further than Murray. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard Educator Review What's It Like? With Educreations Interactive Whiteboard, it's easy for students and teachers to create a multipage presentation or lesson that can easily be shared with other students, teachers, or parents. You begin creating a whiteboard-style slide by adding images from the choices in the drop-down menu, or by writing (choose a color and finger-write or type using the on-screen keypad). You can move around to resize images and text, as well as draw directly on the images, and there's no limit to the number of slides in a presentation.