Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits: Teachers find them easier and faster to create, because they no longer have to spend precious time thinking up all the different ways students could fail to meet expectations.Students find them easier to read when preparing an assignment. With only the target expectations to focus on, they are more likely to read those expectations.They allow for higher-quality feedback, because teachers must specify key problem areas and notable areas of excellence for that particular student, rather than choosing from a list of generic descriptions.
64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information Julie Greller’s blog A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there’s also a link to some free ebooks. In this post, she offers a list of links to resources for digital storytelling. 100+ Digital Storytelling Tools for Your Digital Selves part I 100+ Digital Storytelling Tools…part II Four Video Apps To Help Parent/Teacher Communication Teaching is not an easy job. We all know this to be true. I have a sure fire way to make your job easier. Take out your smart phone and take video of the interesting things you do in class. It doesn't even have to be interesting, just take some videos of students doing their regular daily work.
Teacher Age Restrictions. You may only use the Site and Services if you are: (i) at least 13 years of age; or (ii) if you are under 13 years of age, with the consent of your teacher or a legal parent or guardian. By using the Site and Services, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age or, if you are under 13 years of age, that you have the consent of your teacher, legal parent, or guardian to use the Site and Services. Verification of Identity. Listening to Music About the Course This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues. View class sessions » Course Structure This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2008.
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Download Video in Different Formats Sharing, linking, embedding, presenting video to our students is a good way to enhance learning. Students are more motivated and gain interest on lessons when they watch video. However, watching streaming video from Youtube, Vimeo or other video sites is somewhat disappointing when the internet speed is so slow and the video stops and shows buffering. The best solution is to download the video first and insert it in your presentation (make sure you are to download only creative commons).
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How to Evaluate Web Resources The Internet has given writers in all fields the ability to conduct research more quickly, and more thoroughly, than ever before. Whether they're writing hosting reviews, tapping out novels, or blogging like a rockstar, nearly everyone who writes now relies in some part on the Internet for information. Yet with almost 640 terabytes of data being transferred every single minute—much of it poorly sourced—it can be difficult to discern, at first blush, the accuracy of information found on the Web, as well as the authority of its resources. Life online has undoubtedly changed the procedures used to gather and assess information forever. But when it comes to well-written and effective content, the need for correct information, from reliable and authoritative resources, remains the same. Even in the cut-and-paste age of Wikipedia, evaluating sources based on their authority, relevance, and accuracy is still a requirement for serious writers.