The 9 characteristics of a positive digital citizen Are you a positive digital citizen? Do you know what digital citizenship really means? There are a lot of ideas floating around the web that becoming a proper digital citizen is basically just not bully someone online.
17 Killer Presentations Tips for Students Who Want to Stand out by PowToon! The best presentation I ever heard was about soap. The presenter was a big football jock and before he began speaking he pulled out a small, pink bar of soap, threw it in the air and said, “This is my favorite scent – lavender rose.” The whole room chuckled, and he proceeded, “Now I’m going to tell you how this bar of soap has destroyed society.” My jaw dropped. 176: Perfect Maps Audio Link Before we start I'd like to thank listener SkepticHunter for posting another nice review on iTunes. Don't forget to post one too if you also like the podcast! Recently I installed Google Earth on my iphone, and showed my daughter the cool feature where you can start with a view of the whole planet, and then zoom in to the exact spot where you currently are.
Dan Meyer’s Dissertation June 3rd, 2015 by Dan Meyer Title Functionary: Learning to Communicate Mathematically in Online Environments Bloggy Abstract I took a collection of recommendations from researchers in the fields of online education and mathematics education and asked our friends at Desmos to tie them all together in a digital middle-school math lesson.
8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions. The teacher should embody learning as well. Will Richardson recently wrote this in a comment on one of my recent posts on what teachers need to be like in our current day and the focus that needs to be on learning: …we need teachers who are masters at developing kids as learners who are adept at sense making around their own goals.
The History of Flight and Some Mathematical Application A. Developments before the Wright Brothers Men had always wondered why it was impossible for them to attain the art of flying. Top 10 Apps For Your School - Educate 1 to 1 There are a multitude of apps that could make this list and schools may wish to consider adding to the portfolio without overloading the users. It is interesting how ‘top’ apps are usually generic in nature and that they allow teachers and students to be creative with their use. Of course there will always be subject specific apps that enhance learning. However, initial app deployment should be based on scarcity and familiarity to help teachers, parents and students cope with all this new information. As a benchmark, more than twenty apps is overwhelming and not recommended.
5 Tips To Help Integrate iPads Into Your School - Educate 1 to 1 This fact there are over 14 million iPads in schools illustrates how many ‘decision makers’ have chosen the iPad as a tool for learning. As we continue to integrate the iPad into schools, it is worth reflecting how the initial setup and training can have a real impact on the success or failure of a 1-to-1 programme. The recommendations below are borne out of a desire to help teachers without overwhelming them and to model good practice to students. There are many apps that could have been chosen, but those mentioned below are generic and able to serve a purpose across the curriculum. Early engagement can be facilitated by linking email accounts to the iPad and suggesting users sign up to apps like Flipboard or perhaps a daily newspaper.
Maths Tarsia Jigsaw Files for Free from MrBartonMaths.com Why are Tarisas so great? I have been using Tarisa igsaws for the past 10 years of my teaching because: - You can easily create wide range of activities, including jigsaws of various shapes and sizes, dominoes, matching rectangular cards and follow-me cards. - The teacher does not need to spend time cutting up the jigsaw as the software automatically jumbles up the pieces of the jigsaw in the Output section, thus allowing the teacher to simply print out a copy and hand it to the students to cut out and assemble - Key Point: There are plenty of ways of adding richness and challenge to Tarsia jisaw activities, as I explain in the "Twists" section below. How can I get the software?
Relationships plus technology equals…? Here comes a ramble with no direction…just writing as a way to figure things out. I would love your thoughts. I saw a conversation online that I have either heard or been a part of several times. The question that started the conversation was (and it is a relevant one), “Can you be a great teacher in our world today and not use technology?” The reality of this question is that there is no simple “yes” or “no”. There are teachers that are not great with technology that are amazing teachers, and there are teachers that are great with technology who are not the best teachers. Tarsia With this software you will easily be able to create, print out, save and exchange customised jigsaws, domino activities and a variety of rectangular card sort activities. The activities created using this software can be presented in printable form, ready to cut out. Formulator Tarsia known earlier as Formulator Jigsaw is an editor designed for Teachers of Mathematics creating the activities in a form of jigsaws or dominos etc for later use in a class. It includes the powerful equation editor for building the math-expressions for the activities. An advanced feature of text placement along the side of the shape makes this tool irreplaceable software for fast activity creation. Formulator Tarsia became a powerful tool for learning activities since it supports the activity templates.