Future - How much is ‘too much time’ on social media? #LikeMinded A special series about social media and well-being This month, BBC Future is exploring social media’s impact on mental health and well-being – and seeking solutions for a happier, healthier experience on these platforms. Stay tuned for more stories, coming soon… Share your tips for a happy life on social media with the hashtag #LikeMinded on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Describing yourself as ‘a social media addict’ doesn’t usually inspire concern from other people. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals.
Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs?
20 incredible apps teachers can use in a single-iPad classroom - BookWidgets Yes! You finally got your brand new and shiny iPad for the classroom! There’s only one tiny (read: enormous) problem. There’s one iPad and there are 25 students. Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices.
3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!" I clicked on the "CC" button underneath the YouTube video, and the closed-captioning appeared at the bottom of the screen. Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. Though my English learners were the initial reason I starting using closed-captioning on videos, I soon realized that students with special needs also benefited. Techie Tues – Jenny Hansen’s Top Ten OneNote Tips – K.B. Owen, mystery writer Welcome to Tuesday Terrific, where we celebrate getting over the Monday hump and picking up speed for the rest of the week. I am SO excited (somebody pinch me!) to have the ever-fabulous blogger/tech guru/writer/overall-great-gal Jenny Hansen here today!
Pricing Why different pricing for schools/districts and individual teachers? School and district purchases of MasteryConnect include special reporting features as well as multi-user management features. With individual teacher purchases, pricing reflects the possible variation in numbers of students for a single teacher.
35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom Save Pinterest Google Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know Open Educational Resources | Feature 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know By Dian Schaffhauser07/02/14 Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience.