Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze topics, and think creatively and analytically. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. (What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?) I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process.
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Blog How to Use Technology in the Classroom - MentorMob Blog Everyone seems to think that technology can help students, parents, and teachers solve the host of challenges facing education today. But how exactly tech should be integrated into existing lesson plans, what kind of web access kids should have in school, and how new hardware gets paid for are just a few of the barriers to change. But there are two particular models for tech integration that seem promising: Flipped Classroom and Project Based Learning. The critical questions these two teaching methods ask are these: how can classroom learning facilitate a collaborative atmosphere that’s engaging for students and that mimics the 21st century work environment? And Next Comes L: Homemade Stretchy Resistance Bands Awhile ago I made some stretchy resistance sensory tools for my kids, including a sensory tunnel and two homemade stretchy bands. They are a great way for J, who seeks proprioceptive input, to get the input his body needs and they are also a great tool for fidgety kids. These homemade stretchy resistance bands were so simple to make, even if you have zero sewing skills. And there are lots of ways to play with them! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. The inspiration for these homemade stretchy bands came from the Stretch-Eze and some other large cloth tube-like stretchy thing J played with during summer camp.
These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training "Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world" —Teresa Ewington Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material. In order to do this more effectively, it helps to understand exactly what causes the mind to forget things. By understanding what makes a person forget, we can incorporate things into our programs that help counteract those causes. Forgetting is an important function.
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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. We’re always looking for the best and most useful resources so don’t be shy, share! Wow, This Short Film Made Me Look At Asperger’s In A Totally New Way AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250 posted By The Autism Site The Autism Site Jonathan Carlander, a 24-year-old film school graduate with Asperger’s Syndrome, wanted to use his thesis project to capture what it feels like for someone on the spectrum to navigate the world of romance. The result is this poignant and heartwarming short film about a college student on his first date with a neurotypical girl.
10 Promises of eLearning: Unrealized or Unrealistic ? The worldwide E-Learning market is rapidly growing, estimated to reach $51.5 billion by 2016, growing at the year-on-year rate of 7.6%. The growth will be much more significantly disruptive in the coming years with regions such as Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe also jumping onto the bandwagon. Trends of Bring-Your-Own-Devices Sales of smart mobile devices is adding fuel to this fire. eLearning has become strategically important for various demographics: There have been innumerable claims about the superiority of online-delivered learning over traditional classroom-methods. E-learning has been labelled as an excellent method of achieving personalised, self-paced, tailored learning that is user-adaptive yet affordable and accessible as well as interactive and engaging with newer methods such as gamification. However, not all learners possess the necessary self-awareness and motivation to learn independently.
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