QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them. Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the product and scan the price into the computer, your mobile device or computer can look up QR codes to: take you to a website, read some text, give you a phone number, or generate a text message. QR Codes are barcodes of information that hardlink the physical world with the online world. QR Codes in the Classroom For the classroom teacher, they are valuable for three reasons: They can save us time.They can save paper.They provide a link to mobile devices that help students do their homework and follow along. Back in March, we discussed QR codes in our Lesson in Simple Augmented Reality. This Post.This blog post is divided into three parts. Preparing the Teacher to Use QR Codes The first step of a teaching journey is to embark on learning it yourself. Step 1 Get Your Mobile Device Ready: Download a Free QR Code Reader Step 2: Get Your Computer Ready.
OneDrive Sign in Use your Microsoft account. What's this? No account? Create one! Forgot my password Sign in with a single-use code Wikispaces Beautiful Word Clouds Top Apps for Web Conferencing - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blackboard collaborate, elluminate live, google+ hangouts, gotomeeting, join.me, online conferencing, online meeting, skype, virtual classroom, virtual conference, virtual meeting, web The virtual classroom and conference room is a growing trend made possible by amazing online tools and apps booming across the web today. One of the best ways to stay in touch, learn new concepts, or discuss ideas across the city, state, country or globe is through web conferencing. There are many tools out there that make you feel as though you’re working right in the same room with your students, teachers or colleagues from wherever you may be in the world. These tools make collaborative and interactive online learning possible from anywhere. Let’s explore the top web conferencing tools out there: Elluminate Live! Elluminate Live! Elluminate Live! This Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool recreates the essence of the classroom environment in many ways, online. The whiteboard feature adds value, creating a visual element to the tool that helps educators better explain their lesson. Elluminate Live! 10 out of 10 for Education3 out of 10 for Business2 out of 10 for Individuals Join.me
Top 10 Apps for Arts Education - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - AB EX NY, Amit Sood, art apps for education, Art Authority for iPad, art museum apps, Art Project, Art2Go, ArtHD, educational apps, Gagosian, Google Art Project, London, Love Art: Nat Art has permeated human culture for centuries, outlining significant events, movements, revolutions and thoughts throughout time. Studying art is the exploration of history, Language Arts, humanities, anthropology and more in a classic liberal arts education. Ideally students would have the opportunity to visit the local art museum or travel the globe to view the works of the world’s greatest artists throughout time to grasp these lessons beyond the pages of a textbook. Yet, this can be costly venture that with today’s budget cuts and educational systems – makes it near to impossible. Below, Amit Sood discusses on TED his development of 17 art museums from nine countries on the web. Digital tools can supplement the experience of learning about art in a context of different subject ares. In addition to art galleries and museums, there’s lots of great apps out there that allow students to actually begin drawing or editing photos. What apps are you using with your students?
Flashcards Deluxe PBL Series… Driving Questions: Students Uncovering Amazing Content Through Inquiry Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Project Based Learning. I know you will find new information… whether you are an experienced PBL user, or brand new. In this post I address the concept of “Driving Questions” I know it is a read you will enjoy and share. Quick Note – I have been getting a lot of request asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. Driving Questions: Uncovering Amazing Content Under Through Inquiry I really like Diving Questions. Another reason I am fond of “Driving Questions” is that they allow students to work together in the amazing process of divergent thinking. Last, I like “Driving Questions because there are so simple, that they can be difficult to construct. Why are driving questions so difficult? This is the power of the Driving Question and its importance in PBL. Please feel free to explore the links below to even better understand the Driving Question. Like this: Like Loading...
Driving Questions Now that we have looked at how to ask questions, let's look at why we ask questions. What is our objective? The kind of question we ask our students changes depending on how far along we have progressed in a project and on the mastery level of our students. As students proceed through a project, we can identify two levels of progression: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal progression enhances the breadth of student knowledge and occurs as students work through different stages of a project. The major horizontal questioning stages encountered in the classroom are outlined below. At the Beginning of a Project: Brainstorming: The driving question is posed to get students' juices flowing about a topic. Organization: These driving questions help organize students' gathered thoughts into several overarching themes. During a Project: Guidance: Teachers ask clarifying questions to guide student thinking on a topic. Clarification: Student ask questions to clarify a point or a concept.
The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom Updated 10/2013 Have you ever thought about how silly we teachers can be? When we get in front of students, we present ourselves to be the ones with all the answers, and then after we talk to the students, we start asking questions as if we don't know anything we just talked about. No wonder students get confused! The Goal of a Question On a more serious note, as teachers, we need to come to grips with the fact that we really do not know everything, and there is no reason to assume that the students know nothing. There are a number of things to consider in this scenario. What we really end up telling the students when we ask this sort of question is, "Ok, here is your last chance. The fallacy with this thinking is that sometimes the students do not understand that they do not understand, and if they do not know what they do not know, there is no way that they can ask a question about it. How do we then go about appropriately checking for understanding? We ask specific questions!
How to Refine Driving Questions for Effective Project-Based Learning In my last blog about driving questions, we reviewed the purpose of the driving question as well as some tools to help you refine your driving questions. In addition, some sample, poorly written driving questions were given to have you practice. We will review them at the end of the blog and look for some exemplars from all of you. There are many types of driving questions, but I like to break them down into three types. Philosophical or Debatable: These types of questions are honestly debatable questions that have complex possible answers. Product-Oriented: How do we create ______ to ______? Role-Oriented: Students love to take on roles and pretend to be things they are not, even high school students. I've had teachers ask, "What is the difference between essential questions (à la Understanding By Design) and driving questions?" We spend time crafting and refining driving questions for the student. One last point, be culturally responsive. Rewriting Last Week's Poorly Written Questions
Web 2.0 Web 2.0 CC hello.eboy.com/eboy/?p=549 There are a lot of Web 2.0 applications. I am not going to try to list them all, but I do want to list those that are reliable and proven for transforming 21st Century teaching.In the future I will be adding a small 60 sec overview of each! Until then enjoy what I have found to be valuable in the classroom.