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Games with Flashcards Hello everybody :) I thought I ´d open up a little post about games. I often have parents or other teachers come to me asking me what to do with flashcards (except for showing them to the kids). So I thought maybe we could do a little collection of ideas that everybody can benefit from? The Role Of Student Choice In Connected Classrooms There have been some questions that have been bugging me (again) recently. What is the relevance of the skills and content we teach; and who has decided that we, as teachers, know best?Who decided that we can’t trust the choice and direction of young people?Why is it OK to impose boring, unengaging lessons for the sake of a student’s “TBD future?” How many schools and how many classrooms allow student choice?
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Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles Highly competent instructional designers and professionals now make the most out of scientific research. They usually incorporate new insights, test them and repeat what works. PR 2014 himss ibb version 5 Humetrix Introduces New iBlueButton® Enhancements to Support Caregivers Version 5.0 of iBlueButton Lets Caregivers Manage Multiple Individual Accounts,Receive Updates to Their Medical Records All From Their Mobile Devices iBlueButton Offering Free Multiple Profiles Until May 31 Orlando, February 24, 2014 – Humetrix is at HIMSS this week demonstrating version 5.0 of its signature iBlueButton app, enhanced with “caregiver” features that allow anyone to view, download and share with doctors their own medical records, as well as those of loved ones, all via their smartphone or tablet. Until now, there has been no easy way for consumers, many managing care for themselves as well as other family members, to easily manage multiple individual health records on their mobile devices.
These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star Sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of the great resources available to us. It’s not until you pull your head up from your desk and look around that you realize what’s available. That’s why it’s important to be connected to other people who have similar interests or do similar work. You’ll learn from them and have access to all sorts of information. If you think about it, there’s really not much that you know (if anything) that you didn’t learn from someone else or because of someone else. Last week I was at PowerPoint Live 2009 in Atlanta where I spent some time with people in the PowerPoint community.
Book Thief Below you will find resources to accompany the teaching of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. This PATH only includes unlocked resources that do not require a login name or password. Reader’s theater is an effective way to help students process dilemmas experienced by characters in a text. In this activity, groups of students are assigned a small portion of the text to present to their peers. As opposed to presenting skits of the plot, reader’s theater asks students to create a performance that reveals a message, theme, or conflict represented by the text.
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner Critical thinking is the engine of learning. Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, analysis, evaluation, innovation, application, and scores of other verbs from various learning taxonomies. So the following infographic from Mentoring Minds is immediately relevant to all educators, and students as well. It’s a bit of a mash of Habits of Mind, various 21st century learning frameworks, and the aforementioned learning taxonomies, promoting collaboration, problem-solving, and real-world connections (standard “critical thinking fare” with Habits of Mind-sounding phrases such as “Open-Mindedness”). Best Android Apps and Options for Persons with Disabilities With the swiftness with which technology has drastically changed over the years, it can be easy to get so caught up in all the hype and excitement of how the latest gadgets have transformed how we live. For techies and the younger generation, getting up to speed and adapting to the change in our lifestyles is a breeze. But, for some others, catching up is somewhat akin to a chore, and so they are, quite sadly and unintentionally, left in the dust. Not to worry, though.