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Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development for Teachers

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice This typology is an attempt to redefine how we think of learning in the 21st century context. Current definitions of learning focus on performance rather than holistic growth, and on what the learner can do after a learning experience. 10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn from kids? Would you teach at the 100,000 student classroom? What have you learned from online education? Gluten Free Pita Bread Whoever thought making pita bread could be so simple and quick? This is a great and easy recipe that you can quickly throw together for sandwiches or even better pita chips! You must be careful to spread the batter as evenly as possible as you want it to bake evenly.

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo! News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point.

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. The Six Syllable Types - Reading Guest Author - Heidi Shelton Jenck Have you ever wondered why parents and teachers ask children to clap for each syllable they hear in words, often without really understanding the point of all that enthusiastic clapping? So, why do we teach children to hear syllables in words? Children do benefit from learning the concept of syllables, such as hearing them in words, understanding the syllable-spelling connection, and knowing that every syllable has a vowel. There are six common types of syllables found in English orthography. Teaching how these syllable patterns work in reading and spelling can be a powerful skill building activity for students, especially those who struggle to read, write, and spell.

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing Asking if technology enhances learning is like asking if dogs are playful. Whether we're discussing tech or those furry mouth-breathers, the answer is the same: it depends on the situation. Here's a better line of inquiry: how do you coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies in order to positively influence academic achievement? We can begin to answer this question with the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework (TPACK), which conceptualizes the integration of "Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Content Knowledge (TCK), Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and the intersection of all three," explains Dr.

Thanksgiving Day Treats This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine My mother is well-known for her Southern-style peanut brittle — sweet, crunchy, and chock-full of nuts. Growing up, I used to make it alongside her, spreading out the hot sugar syrup and nuts on a marble slab once used by my great-grandmother. The confection makes a delightful holiday gift, and this recipe's generous yield means you'll have brittle to give away and some to offer guests — just as Mama always did.

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators By Gayle Allen Earlier, I wrote about four activities teachers and school leaders can use to jump-start creative problem-solving in teams. Given the increased pressure on educators to innovate, the goals for each activity were to build or deepen skills associated with that work. Readers expressed particular interest in one of these activities, so I wanted to do a deep dive and provide additional information.

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier.

Gluten-Free Magic Cookie Bars As it is Thanksgiving, here in the USA, I thought it appropriate to say Thank You to my readers by sharing something delicious! After being gluten-free for several years, I find it is always fun to try to replicate favorite recipes without changing them overly much. For years my favorite cookies were on the back of the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk can, but the graham-cracker crust has wheat in, this year I decided to see if I could make a gluten-free version. So, here it is! Gluten-Free Magic Cookie Bars ( makes 2 dozen bars) 2 cups Rice Chex, smushed 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter 1 (14oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 cups ( 12 oz) semi-sweet Ghiradelli chocolate chips 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut ( sweetened is fine) 1 cup chopped walnuts

Stages of Social Networking Experience Every person, business, or organization who currently uses Social Networking had to start at the beginning to set up a user account. Some people set up their account or accounts and never use them, others set them up and it seems like they are using them all day long. Everyone is different and no one way is right or wrong, just as friendships and relationships are as different as the people who share them. Social Etiquette is changing as new technologies allow people to interact and carry on relationships in different ways. From my experience people and organizations go through several stages as they start using Social Networking and develop in their maturity. The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class February 25, 2015 Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning. The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students' success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions. There are a variety of ways to do formative assessment in class and this post features some interesting examples of formative assessment techniques. You can also draw on technology to formatively assess your students and gather feedback from them. Here are some of the best web tools to use for in-class formative assessment, for more tools you can check this page.