pet pARTners: Art with Heart We have been having the best time with our community service project, pet pARTners! In case you haven't heard, my smartest artists are working to help solve the problem of homeless pets in our community by raising awareness of our local animal shelter, FurKids, through our artwork. We are posting the artwork on our school's social media and will display the original pieces in the community as well. Our goal is to bring in donations for food and care, and get more animals adopted into forever homes. In addition to serving our community, which many artists do, we are expanding our drawing skills with careful observation and learning to break down complex forms into simpler geometric shapes. This will be an ongoing project and we will try out some different media in the next round of portraits. Students can access the FurKids site with current pet photos using our iPads.
Why I became a teacher: to pass on my love of literature | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional Like lots of people, I never thought I'd be a teacher when I was at school. To be honest, I only did my training because my husband was on a four-year course and I was on a three-year course at Cardiff University, so I wanted to do something for one year. I thought doing a teaching qualification would be interesting and might be quite useful. My first teaching practice, as part of the course, was in a primary school for three weeks. Although it was fun, the kids were running wild. But when I went into a secondary classroom, to teach my own subject, it was a completely different experience. I'm convinced that nothing else I might have done would have given me so much pleasure and satisfaction, or fitted in so well with family life. When I retire, in just a few years time, I can look back on a career which made a positive difference to the lives of thousands of children. It was completely different then, of course. The major challenge in teaching is time; there's not enough of it.
The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools We’re always excited to find the next best thing. But how does one actually find this supposed next best thing? Let Edudemic do the work for you! For example, ever wanted to spend zero dollars but have some of the most bleeding edge technologies at your disposal? Fear not! In the vain of C4LPT, we bring you many other resources that are not as well-known as those featured on their site . Sharing and Collaborating These sites offer a place for educators to find open educational resources as well as provide a place for those who want to share their ideas or work collaboratively on projects. Apple Learning Interchange . Open Courseware Search Engines Use these search engines to find more open educational resources and information. OER Recommender . Open Courseware These institutions offer open courseware available for anyone to access. TU Delft OpenCourseWare . Online Academic Video Sites These sites provide educational videos free of charge that will help inspire your teaching. Open Vault . Wikis
Making it Funny: 8 Hilarious Infographics Humor is a fickle thing. One person’s laugh-out-loud joke is another person’s head-scratcher. Some people strive for the perfect pun, while others would rather choke on their punini, pun fried noodles, or pun seared scallops than debase themselves with wordplay. What makes a kid laugh uproariously may make an adult groan, and what makes an atheist giggle with glee may make a fundamentalist cringe. Finding that humorous sweet spot is no easy task. Here are some infographics to tickle the funnybone, along with color commentary on what makes the good stuff work. Flow Charts: Funny? The flow chart is a popular format for humor infographics, perhaps because it lends itself to short, pithy one-liners. Take the example below. Nerd Humor: Tech, Geeks vs. Nerds, geeks, IT techs and related folk are a big audience for the humor category on Visual.ly. Comparisons are also popular in this niche: comparing geeks to hipsters, for example, or geeks to nerds, or geeks to uber geeks. Workplace Humor
Fostering an Active Online Discussion | GradHacker Heather VanMouwerik is a doctoral candidate in Russian History at the University of California, Riverside. Follow her @hvanmouwerik or check out her website. When I was an undergraduate, in those heady days of invite-only Gmail accounts and “Heather is…” Facebook statuses, there were only two ways to communicate with classmates: seeing them in class or stalking them after. If you wanted to hold a study group, were confused by the reading, or wanted to work on a group project, then you had to plan to meet in advance. At the time collegial community could only be built through face-to-face contact—students physically occupying the same space with the same goals and the same schedule. This model works great within a certain set of parameters: at a university with an in-residence student body, small student-to-teacher ratios, and in courses with high attendance and daily discussion requirements. Despite the changing realities of higher learning, course community continues to be important.
19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times." That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunity to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife, a seventh-grade girl's weak jab, and dozens of creative swear words. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones. Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management 1. A hypnotist's first induction technique often involves directing subjects to focus on something they're already doing. Teachers, like hypnotists, can string along a series of requests by asking students to do something most are already doing, then waiting for 100-percent compliance, and finally issuing another directive, etc.
Family tree of the Greek gods Greek cosmological entities Essential Olympians and Titans The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes References External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons Teacher as Facilitator Teacher As Facilitator Theresa London Cooper Teachers, especially new teachers, so desperately want their students to learn that they often end up doing most of the work. The truth is we must see ourselves as facilitators of learning who possess knowledge, not as the keepers of knowledge. Plan ahead and think about the needs of your students. If we are to move students toward independence, we must take the position of coach and facilitator, helping students use what they know to learn what they need to know. Are you a facilitator or a dispenser of information? E-mail Theresa.
Los nueve culpables del envejecimiento Un nuevo trabajo recopila las principales causas de deterioro biológico que hace que los organismos envejezcan y enfermen. Los nuevos tratamientos rejuvenecedores tardarán en llegar, pero son posibles Hace ya 30 años que un gusano de un milímetro le dio al ser humano la lección de su vida. Aquella criatura era capaz de vivir el doble de lo normal y sin enfermedades. Con el tiempo, los humanos aprendieron que el secreto de su longevidad estaba en unos pocos genes y consiguió, modificándolos, crear otros gusanos que viven diez veces más o ratones matusalén que doblan su esperanza de vida y sin rastro de cáncer, una de las enfermedades más asociadas al envejecimiento. Por ahora no se ha logrado dar el salto para lograr lo mismo en humanos, pero, a cambio, empieza a estar clara la respuesta a una pregunta universal: ¿por qué envejecemos? Los estudios con gusanos o ratones son “la demostración de que algo que parecía imposible se puede lograr” Daños primarios Daños secundarios Daños terciarios
51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1. Social Learning 2. 3. 4. Social Learning Learning Content Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools
Writing an SLO (Student Learning Objective) for Art SLO. SGM. SGO. Whatever your state calls them, they can be more than overwhelming. I am from the state of Ohio, so my SLO aligns with our state fine arts standards. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's dive in. Baseline and Trend DataNotes: Your district will put forth guideline for completing your pre-assessments. For example: Pre-Assessment data: Pre-Test Results (Score Ranges) # of students & contextual factors 20 – 30% 6 (2 IEP, 1 504, 2 ADHD) Example:Student Learning Objective (SLO) Template This template should be completed while referring to the SLO Template Checklist at the beginning of each section. Teacher Name: Denise Pannell Content Area and Course(s): Art Grade Level(s): 1 Academic Year: 2014-15 Please use the guidance provided in addition to this template to develop components of the student learning objective and populate each component in the space below. Student Population Notes: Use this section to describe your student population. Example: Assessment(s) Denise
Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong - Adam Richardson by Adam Richardson | 8:27 AM October 17, 2011 Recently President Obama started talking about the first substantive changes to the No Child Left Behind Act in its 10-year history. He argued that while the goal of closing the achievement gap between students of different ethnicities and income levels is a laudatory one, the levers and incentives that the program has in place are not working. I couldn’t agree more, but I still have a fundamental disagreement with the narrow focus of No Child Left Behind. Less of the Three R’s, More of the Four C’s To put it bluntly, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) should stop focusing exclusively on the “Three R’s” (reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic), and should focus much more on the Four C’s: Creativity, Complexity, Curiosity, and Collaboration. Creativity If you lack the ability to be creative, inventive, and resourceful, and look at problems from a fresh perspective, you’re not much use to many employers these days. But how do you test for creativity? Complexity
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Ocho frases geniales de Jacques Cousteau Ocho frases geniales de Jacques Cousteau Cetáceos: orcas, ballenas y delfinesPara ver todas las fotos haz click aquí Liderando expediciones a lo largo y ancho de todo el planeta, el explorador, marino e investigador francés Jacques Y. "La felicidad de la abeja y la del delfín es existir. "No es necesario civilizar la ciencia; necesitamos utilizar la ciencia para civilizar a la civilización". "Innumerables veces he tenido que explicarles a los periodistas que nuestro equipo no tenía ningún objetivo, ninguna idea de qué íbamos a encontrar en una misión; si como explorador hubiera sabido lo que iba a encontrar, no hubiera ido. "La razón de que haya hecho películas sobre el mundo submarino reside simplemente en mi creencia de que la gente protege aquello que ama. "Muchas personas atacan al mar, yo le hago el amor". "Lo que una persona no descubra, otra lo hará". "Cerrar los ojos a la naturaleza solo nos hace ciegos en un paraíso de tontos".