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Educational Origami is a blog and a wiki, about 21st Century Teaching and Learning. This wiki is not just about the integration of technology into the classroom, though this is certainly a critical area, it is about shifting our educational paradigm. The world is not as simple as saying teachers are digital immigrants and students digital natives. In fact, we know that exposure to technology changes the brains of those exposed to it. The longer and stronger the exposure and the more intense the emotions the use of the technology or its content evokes, the more profound the change. This technology is increasingly ubiquitous.

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Interactive ICT resources for schools What2Learn provides a wealth of resources for teaching ICT as a separate subject. It will also help you to integrate ICT right across the curriculum. Designed by a winner of three national teaching awards and based on quality educational materials provided by the Pearson Publishing Group, What2Learn provides a resource that can be used in ICT lessons throughout the year and intensively at revision times. At Key Stage 4 we have many general resources to develop student understanding of ICT hardware, software, applications and theory. We have also added content to support the OCR Nationals ICT Level 2 and resources for the new GCSEs which were launched in 2010. Key Stage 3 ICT content includes over a hundred interactive activities tied in directly with the standard units.

Thematic Units, Rich Topics and Themed Learning - Information Literacy for pupils, teachers, inquiry, questions and projects Click on the subject or topics area you wish above and you will be taken to our Delicious collection. The tags will refine the search for you... just add in any further tags to refine your search further. Remember, these are hand selected links. The Lorax The book is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger corporate greed poses to nature, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in any of the story's illustrations or in the television special) and the environment as The Lorax. Plot[edit] By cutting down the tree, however, he summoned the titular Lorax to appear from the stump of a Truffula tree. He "speaks for the trees, for the trees have no tongues" and warned the Once-ler of the consequences of cutting down the truffula trees, but the Once-ler ignored him, instead calling his relatives to come and work in his factory.

Teaching critical thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy Published 18 April 2014 In her previous posts, Unlock author Carolyn Westbrook introduced the basics of teaching Critical Thinking in ELT. Today, she explores Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Objectives classifies a number of skills which can be used to teach critical thinking. The six skills are often depicted as the triangle shows. However, representing the skills like this gives the impression of a hierarchical approach to critical thinking. Best tools and practices for concept mapping Last summer my interest in concept mapping was renewed when I read How Learning Works by Susan Ambrose et al.. At several points in the book they encourage higher educators to use concept maps. It has taken me a while to follow up but, with a little help from the POD List, here we go. Concept map or mind map? Concept mapping and mind mapping are graphic organizers, strategies for visualizing knowledge or graphically representing ideas.

WebQuests Template WebQuest Title Goes Here Introduction | Task | The Process & Resources | Conclusion | HyperText Dictionary Introduction 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations.

KEY PRINCIPLES - CLIL principles CLIL principals consist of three main blocks: - the 4Cs: Content, Communication, Culture and Cognition - Bloom’s taxonomy Automate - Share Calendar Events With Yourself Recently I started a new part time job at I’m super excited about the new job, but this means having multiple Google Calendars to check and make sure I’m in the right place. I have coded a way to automate my Calendar events to auto add myself. See below to grab the script.

Hubii Publishers If you are a publisher we are interested in talking to you to describe our revenue model. This matters to you as we want to create an environment to provide a sustainable revenue model for all parts involved, therefore please send us an email to If you would like to add Publications to Hubii you can do that on this form. Work with us What Bloom can do for you! A colleague of mine once said: CLIL is all about teaching students both higher language as well as higher thinking skills. I agree. Yet, implementing that into our everyday lessons is a challenge for many of us. Or at least for me. So, in this post I want to talk about different thinking skills and how to apply them to your lesson. Games as instructional technology II: Bloom’s Taxonomy Another pedagogical element present in games is Bloom’s Taxonmy. In an effort to hierarchically order cognitive processes, Benjamin Bloom developed the Taxonomy of Cognitive Outcomes. Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy is based on the idea that cognitive activity can be ordered into six levels, each increasingly complex.

More Than English: Teaching Language & Content to ELLs What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Bloom’s Taxonomy in its various forms represents the process of learning. It was developed in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom and modified during the 1990’s by a new group of cognitive psychologists, led by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom’s) to make it relevant to the 21st century. The revised taxonomy emphasizes what a learner “Can Do” so the stages are now represented as verbs: We must remember a concept before we can understand it.

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