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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom
Editor's Note: Author David Bill is a designer and educator who consulted with The Third Teacher+ on the Remake Your Class project highlighted in the videos below. The tips in this post go along with the companion video. We are excited by the simplicity (and low price tag!) of this great redesign. Hope you'll share any of your own tips in the comments area below. If you're thinking of completing your own classroom remake project, good for you. The tips below can be used for smaller scale remakes right way. Whether you are looking to reorganize one corner or redesign the entire room, here are eight tips that may help you throughout the process. 1. Students are your primary users and should be at the center of such a remake process. Create Visual Inspiration Ask parents, colleagues or friends to donate a variety of appropriate magazines. Digitally, you can utilize Pinterest as a way for to create a "board" of inspiration. Students Define Pain Points 10x10x10 Student Helpers 2. Word Association

EdTechTeacher | Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – from Jen Carey Jen Carey is LIVE blogging for us from the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA. You can also find these posts on her site – Concurrent Session #2 – Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – Don Orth, Director of Technology at Hillbrook School, Christa Flores, MS Science & iLab Director, Tim Springer, Founder & President Hero, Inc. What should classrooms (physically) look like with the learning that is happening now? The Hillbrook School is hosting an iPad School 2.0 Summit this summer. Where do you go to be creative? Don played a short video of Tim Springer that highlights our need as educators to be adaptive and flexible. When Hillbrook adopted iPad, what they found is that it shifted the learning environment. Instead of a computer lab, Hillbrook has a multimedia lab or, what they term, an iLab (Idea Lab). The primary focus here is student directed learning and allowing students to own their experience.

Europeiska centralbanken börjar köpa obligationer Programmet börjar i mars och kommer att pågå till september 2016. Banken väntas köpa obligationer för 60 miljarder euro per månad. Tidigare i dag kom beskedet att banken lämnar styrräntan oförändrad på rekordlåga 0,05 procent. ”Vi har inte varit här tidigare” Pengarna som används för att betala lånen är ”nytryckta” digitala pengar. – Nu hoppas Mario Draghi att det här ska sätta fart på tillväxten i ekonomin och att vi snart kommer att få se att inflationen stiger upp till den här målsättningen på 2 procent, men vi måste komma ihåg att det bara är gissningar. Oklart hur programmet ska utformas Tyskland har tidigare ställt sig motvilligt till pengakanonen, dels av rädsla för inflation, dels för att en av konsekvenserna skulle kunna vara att de värst krisdrabbade länderna låter bli att genomföra ekonomiska reformer. Metoden har tidigare använts i bland annat USA och Storbritannien, med goda resultat för ekonomin, men stimulanserna har också lett till ökad ojämlikhet.

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces "Look at your learning space with 21st-century eyes: Does it work for what we know about learning today, or just for what we knew about learning in the past?” -The Third Teacher Does your classroom mirror the rectilinear seating arrangement popular in Sumerian classrooms, circa 2000 BCE? Or is your classroom seating flexible and tricked out with the IDEO designed Node Chair by Steelcase? The Basics To rethink your student seating arrangement, use Kaplan's floorplanner and try out with names like lasso, the robot, and the big x. Flexibility: Students should be able to easily transition to functional spaces, such as a class library, literacy center, computer area, stage, reading nook, etc. Also, your classroom walls are important learning real estate -- spaces to fill with content-related murals, posters, banners, whiteboards, and bulletin boards. Make Sure Bulletin Boards Are Teaching Tools My first classroom bulletin board featured a hundred hand-colored carp. Perhaps not. Don’t miss Ms.

Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at 4 Star Hotel Central London | Westminster Central London Luxury Hotel | St. Ermin's Hotel The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic] - Blog | USC Rossier Online Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior. The following infographic was created by USC Rossier Online, the online master of arts in teaching degree offered through the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, to help teachers, parents and school administrators understand the power of brain-friendly learning environments The Science of Classroom Design [Full Size Here] Brought to you by USC Rossier's Masters of Arts (MAT) Online Teaching Degree Embed this graphic on your site:

Online Etymology Dictionary I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What? Does Your Classroom Tell a Story? Do you have mystery objects that attract the curiosity of students, leading them to ask questions that foster meaningful conversations? Is your classroom visually stimulating for the students? Does it cultivate creativity, and more importantly, is it filled with objects, images, and even props that help your students learn -- even when they think they're not learning? Like most teachers, I decorate my classroom with posters and objects that help promote learning, but that also lend a little pizzazz to an otherwise humdrum learning environment. It is typical, for example, for science teachers to have full skeletons and periodic tables in the classrooms, or for history teachers to have maps and portraits of famous historical figures pinned to the walls. Why is that Map Upside Down? One of my favorite classroom props is the "south up map." Curiosity and Wonder In short, you want your classroom to be more than just a visual showroom of your particular subject.

La différenciation pédagogique 2015 K-12 Edition What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). > Download the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition (PDF)> Download the Chinese Translation PDF (courtesy of Beijing Open University)> Download the Korean Translation PDF (courtesy of Korea Education & Research Information Service – KERIS)> Download the Portuguese Translation PDF (courtesy of Colégio Bandeirantes) > Download the report preview (PDF)> Download the interim results (PDF)

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design Problem-based learning, makerspaces, flipped learning, student blogging -- these are becoming perceived staples of 21st-century learning. With such ambitious practices taking the spotlight for how people regard modern classrooms, it's not surprising that a murmur of impracticality or skepticism is still a frequent response when they're first introduced. So how do we encourage teachers everywhere to believe that great changes can happen in their classrooms? By helping them envision small, practical steps that will lead them there. Here are five elements of 21st-century classrooms, along with concrete suggestions that teachers can visualize and implement today. Element #1: Zones 21st-Century Learning Principle Instead of requiring students to learn, work, and think in one place all day, consider how your space might become more flexible. Practical Steps Element #2: Accessibility Ask your students for feedback on how they use and would like to use classroom resources. Element #3: Mobility

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