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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers
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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading. RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading." Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text. Several spinoffs of the technique offer negligible advantages over RRR, if any. Popcorn Reading: A student reads orally for a time, and then calls out "popcorn" before selecting another student in class to read. Why all the harshitude? 1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Excellents conseils pour stimuler la créativité ~ la technologie éducative et de l'apprentissage mobile November 18, 2014 Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to move the process of whatever you are working on ahead. I believe we have all experimented creative blocks at some point in our work but the good thing is that there are several good ways we can use to overcome this block. The visual below from Gonzalo Gomez features some ideas to help you unleash your creative thinking. 1- Go for a walk or do any kind of physical exercise. 2- Take a break. 3- Change the way you do things and break your work routine. 4- When a new idea dawns on you, make sure you take note of it.

13 Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions Samantha Cleaver Leo Tolstoy's The Two Brothers tells the story of two brothers who are offered the opportunity to find happiness. One chooses to go on a journey and finds happiness—as well as difficulties—along the way, while the other stays at home and leads a happy but uneventful life. When Jasmine Williams' fifth-grade students at Carter School of Excellence in Chicago read The Two Brothers, they discussed this question: Which brother made the better choice? Williams' students sat in a circle, holding their books and graphic organizers filled with notes. Citing textual evidence is about more than rattling off quotes from the story. Discussion is a perfect place to develop students' ability to use textual evidence. As teachers know well, finding and using textual evidence is challenging for students—choosing a solid piece of evidence or creating a clear interpretation can be overwhelming. Choose texts that inspire debate.

Das Handy in der Schule Smartphones und Schule – zwei Bereiche, die nicht immer gut miteinander können. Viele Schulen, die ich kenne sprechen sich lieber für ein generelles Verbot mobiler Endgeräte aus, anstatt sich mit einem sinnvollen Einsatz im Unterricht zu beschäftigen. Gut, das ist nicht immer einfach, setzt doch dieser ein gewisses Hintergrundwissen voraus, im technischen wie auch im juristischen Bereich. Vielleicht ist ja einigen an dieser Stelle mit zwei Hinweisen geholfen: Passend zu vielen unklaren Rechtsfragen hat im November den Artikel „Handys an Schulen: Häufige Fragen und Antworten“ veröffentlicht. Throwback Week: How To Read A Unit of Study Have you ever thought of the TCRWP’s Units of Study as a script? If you have, then you’re not alone. However, they’re NOT a script! If you’ve ever been unsure of how to read the Units of Study books, then this Throwback Week post is for you! Six months ago, Beth Moore, who is a staff developer for the TCRWP and a co-author of the Units of Study books, penned a post with a few key steps to getting the most out of the TCRWP Units of Study. As the school year comes to a close, many of the schools I work with are launching into a week or so of in-service, summer institutes, and other professional development. Full disclosure: I coauthored one of the units, and work very closely with all the authors. Step 1: Keep an open mind. Step 2: It’s not a script. Step 3: Think long-term. Step 4: Read each minilesson. Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link. Step 5: Do the work that the kids will do. My own writers notebook. Happy summer, everybody! Like this: Like Loading...

Créer documents numériques augmentés sur Chrome. Le futur du livre numérique et plus… Utiliser navigateur Chrome et Web Store applications. L'enseignant peut créer un document avec Motto Editr (cahier d'activités ou leçons) interactif et multimédia, l'élève compléte son cahier avec Motto Readr à son rythme et il n'est pas obligé de se connecter à Internet. Tout ce travail peut être effectuer par mail, clé USB, lien Url ou en dépôt sur ENT. Editeur MOTTO. Édition HTML5 glisser/déposer basée sur le concept de blocs déplaceables et extensibles. Blocs texte, vidéo, audio, image. Liseuse MOTTO. En savoir plus sur NTEO : Un conseil : En premier ouvrir cette article dans le navigateur Chrome. Un exemple d'utilisation pédagogique : La BioTrousse urbaine interactive : encourager les jeunes à jouer dehors et reprendre contact avec la nature. Autres articles similaires

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking The Question Game by Sophie Wrobel, The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. In A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, Warren Berger suggests that there are three main questions which help in problem solving: Why questions, What If questions, and How questions. Regardless of the question, the question needs to be phrased openly and positively in order to achieve positive results – a closed or negative question only raises bad feelings against each other. Why questions help to find the root of a problemWhat If questions open up the floor for creative solutionsHow questions focus on developing practical solutions

The History of the Future of Education 6 min read (This was delivered at Ryerson University's ChangSchoolTalks.) It's a refrain throughout my work: we are suffering from an amnesia of sorts, whereby we seem to have forgotten much of the history of technology. As such, we now tell these stories about the past, present, and future whereby all innovations emerge from Silicon Valley, all innovations are recent innovations, and there is no force for change other than entrepreneurial genius and/or the inevitability of "disruptive innovation." This amnesia seeps from technology into education and education technology. I've been working on a book for a while now called Teaching Machines that explores the history of education technology in the twentieth century. Of course, these revisionist narratives shouldn't really surprise us. I'm particularly interested in "the history of the future of education," or as what Matt Novak calls his blog, the "paleofuture." Image credits The other prints in this series are pretty revealing as well.

Spotlighting Online Literacy Resources As 2015 quickly approaches, it is a perfect time to reflect and set some new goals. With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to some incredibly useful resources. First is Joan Sedita’s important work with literacy and her comprehensive website, Keys to Literacy. This website is well respected in the professional community and was cofounded with Brad Neuenhaus in 2007. Sedita earned her MEd from Harvard and has taught in the field of literacy for more than 35 years. Keys to Literacy covers topics ranging from Common Core implementation to professional development. One especially informative resource on Sedita’s website is the Fall 2014 Keys to Literacy Newsletter. As you can see, this post started with a focus on Sedita and her work with Keys to Literacy and quickly migrated into a mashup of experts and resources in the literacy field. Mary Beth Scumaci is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Division of Education at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York.

Délégation aux relations européennes et internationales et à la coopération Composition Déléguée : Marianne de BrunhoffLe chef de service : Marc Rolland Mission valorisation et événementiel : Didier Déon, Jacqueline PelletierMission de liaison avec les directions de programmes et les réseaux : Jean-Luc Clément Département promotion de la mobilité et des formations internationales : Michel Le DevehatDépartement veille, synthèse et affaires budgétaires : Dominique Ducrocq Sous-direction des relations internationales : Andrzej RogulskiDépartement Asie et Afrique subsaharienne : Marc MelkaDépartement Afrique du Nord, Moyen-Orient, Amériques et pays en crise : Olivier GironSous-direction des affaires européennes et multilatérales : Hervé TillyDépartement de l’Union européenne et des organisations multilatérales : François GorgetDépartement Europe, Russie, Caucase et Asie centrale : Florentine Petit Missions La délégation aux relations européennes et internationales et à la coopération coordonne les politiques européenne, internationale et de coopération des ministères.

Visual thinking Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams. It’s also about using tools — like pen and paper, index cards and software tools — to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable. Why is visual thinking important? There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it. We think in pictures. Think you can’t draw? Squiggle birds (I learned squiggle birds from my friend Chris Glynn). So why is visual thinking important? The whirl. Visualization is increasingly used in business and science to simplify complexity: a picture is worth a thousand words. Drawing is a natural process for thinking, exploring ideas and learning. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Broschüre mit Tipps zum Umgang mit Hate Speech im Internet Ausschnitt aus der Broschüre Trolle, Shitstorms, böse Kommentare – drei Phänomene, in der sich eine dunkle Seite des Internet zeigt: Die teilweise sehr verbreitete hasserfüllte Kommunikation im Netz, auch bezeichnet als Hate Speech. Nicht nur Betreiber_innen von Nachrichtenwebsites sind betroffen und haben begonnen, die Kommentarfunktion zu deaktivieren. Auch Produzent_innen von YouTube-Videos oder politisch engagierte Menschen können ein Lied davon singen. Daher ist Hate Speech ein klassischer Gegenstand von Medienpädagogik – im Sinne der Prävention bei potenziellen «Täter_innen», aber auch zur Stärkung und Unterstützung von Betroffenen.

Reading 'can help reduce stress' Subjects only needed to read, silently, for six minutes to slow down the heart rate and ease tension in the muscles, he found. In fact it got subjects to stress levels lower than before they started. Listening to music reduced the levels by 61 per cent, have a cup of tea of coffee lowered them by 54 per cent and taking a walk by 42 per cent. Playing video games brought them down by 21 per cent from their highest level but still left the volunteers with heart rates above their starting point. Dr Lewis, who conducted the test, said: "Losing yourself in a book is the ultimate relaxation. "This is particularly poignant in uncertain economic times when we are all craving a certain amount of escapism. "It really doesn't matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world and spend a while exploring the domain of the author's imagination.