Teach 4 the Heart Teaching Resources I am the founder of Teach 4 the Heart (www.teach4theheart.com) I've also taught middle school math for four years, including Math 6, pre algebra, and Algebra 1. I've also taught English and accounting. I lean towards a more traditional teaching style, but I am always looking for new ideas. I believe technology should aid in genuine learning, not just be used for its own sake. Teaching Assistant of the Year - Pensacola Christian College - 2008
10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015 – edutechchick Students require constant feedback in order to be actively engaged and strive towards growth while learning new concepts. Technology, as an instructional tool, can be especially powerful when used to conduct formative assessments. Why? Because technology has the ability to provide feedback instantly. Brain Teasers Sliding Triangle The triangle at left lies on a flat surface and is pushed at the top vertex. The length of the congruent sides does not change, but the angle between the two congruent sides will increase, and the base will stretch. Initially, the area of the triangle will increase, but eventually the area will decrease, continuing until the triangle collapses.
5 Tools for Creating & Sharing Online Corkboards This afternoon on Twitter I was asked for suggestions for tools similar to Padlet. I love Padlet, but it's always nice to have some alternatives bookmarked. My list of alternatives to Padlet is featured below. I've ordered the list according to my preference for each tool. The best alternative to Padlet is Lino It. Lino It is a free service that allows you to create a canvas of online multimedia sticky notes. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – CELT If you have trouble accessing the interactive Flash-based model below, the content is available in a text-only table. View Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Model (text-only) website. A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).
About AT23 Gallery - AT23 Gallery The AT23 Gallery is a collaborative effort between parent and child. Its roots lie in the interest that Aiden Brueck, age 5 years 8 months, displays in arts and crafts. On a daily basis, Aiden asks his father, Jeremy Brueck, to "do a little craft" with him. These activities range from drawing and coloring to more sophisticated projects, like painting, writing comics and creating a keytar for a stuffed monkey.
We Are All Confident Idiots – Pacific Standard The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight. By David Dunning Last March, during the enormous South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! sent a camera crew out into the streets to catch hipsters bluffing. Examples of Formative Assessment When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning. Observations Questioning
12 Fantastic Free Tools for Creating Social Media Marketing Images September 25, 2014 by Tricia Goss The human brain processes visual data 60,000 times faster than text. Your audience’s eyes are drawn to visual content. They are more likely to engage, share and recall it. Incorporating graphics into your social media marketing strategy is a good call, and – good news! Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff). You can find an older list of influences related to student achievement in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning. 1. Student Self-Reported Grades Self reported grades comes out at the top of all influences.
Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence accurately. Their research also suggests corollaries: high-ability individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others. Dunning and Kruger have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in those of low ability and external misperception in those of high ability: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.
Model Curriculum: Mathematics (K-12) Mathematics (K-12) REVISED Model Curriculum – June 2014 The model curriculum is intended as a tool to support districts in their own curricular planning. During its development, teams of educators used all available information about the Common Core State Standards and PARCC to appropriately organize and sequence the standards across five units. Since the model curriculum's original development, PARCC has released the Evidence Tables for grades 3 through Algebra II ( The evidence tables indicate which evidence statements and standards will be assessed on the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) occurring at approximately 75% of the school year and which will be tested on the End of Year (EOY) assessment. In response to this release, the model curriculum underwent a revision to ensure that standards occurring on the PBA were addressed in the first four units of the curriculum.
Free Icons Over 5000 Icons in 77 Icon Sets Speedometer Check In Above & Beyond In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. To get the word out to about the “3Rs + 4Cs” approach, P21 and FableVision partnered to produce a short, animated film called Above & Beyond. Enjoy & share, so we can help ALL our students flourish in the 21st century. Many members of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning helped shape and refine this story – using their communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity skills. Special thanks to Ken Kay, Tim Magner and the Executive Board and Strategic Council of The Partnership for 21st Century Learning for all their time, talent and vision on this project.