How Can SWOT Analysis be Used in the Classroom?

How Can SWOT Analysis be Used in the Classroom?

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Primarily used by organizations, SWOT is an analysis tool that is used for planning and problem solving. The acronym SWOT stands for strength, weakness, opportunities and threats. Using this tool, we can analyze and identify the positive and negative internal (strength and weakness) and external (opportunities and threats) factors relevant to a situation, decision or […]

How Can I Support a Shy Student in the Classroom?

How Can I Support a Shy Student in the Classroom?

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Being shy is not a cause for worry. But, when shyness, limits a student’s participation in the classroom, then it becomes a concern. Students who are shy, mostly take great effort not to be noticed and rarely engage in group discussions. On the off chance, they do participate; but their responses are softly spoken with […]

Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

July 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Education today is so focused on helping children decide on what they want to “do” when they grow up, and equip them for that. Education helps children become better doctors, engineers, or scientists. Last week I was watching a TED talk by a teenager who was suggesting that maybe the focus of education needs […]

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (July 12 – 19, 2014)

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (July 12 – 19, 2014)

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TOOLS
VoiceThread
An interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos.
cram
Find or make your own flash cards.
Diffen
Compare any two things easily.
RESOURCES
thatquiz
Math quizzes adjustable by number of questions, difficulty, and feedback.
Neok12
Educational videos, lessons and games for K-12 students.
Imaginative Narrative Topics
Writing prompts for students.
GIVEAWAY OF THE WEEK
Headphones
Enter in the rafflecopter widget for a […]

What is the Hot Air Balloon Strategy?

What is the Hot Air Balloon Strategy?

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In this strategy, a diagram of a hot air balloon is used as an aid for learning. The different components making up the image, i.e. the balloon, burner, and the basket, are used for illustrating or representing all important elements of a topic. The strategy incorporates two fundamental study techniques; Questioning and Visualization, to promote […]

What is iPad Fluency?

What is iPad Fluency?

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Like when learning a foreign language, simply knowing individual vocabulary words (knowing which specific app to use) and individual grammar rules (the skill of how to actually use the app in the context of learning targets or objectives) will not make you a fluent speaker of a target language.
Hearing (watching or reading about how others […]

What is Text Annotation?

What is Text Annotation?

June 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In simple words, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. Reading comprehension is one of the pillars of the act of reading. It is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.
Students are likely to increase their retention of information […]

Something New

Something New

June 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most people have preconceived perceptions about themselves. They may think of I am “a sports person,” or “an arts person.” Very often they can get stuck within this vision box. Imagine the person who considers themselves to be a “stay-at-home-and-relax” type of person who “never really travels.” I once worked with a woman who told […]

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (June 28 – July 5, 2014)

June 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TOOLS
ONLINE DICTATION
A tool to transcribe speech.
iStudiez Lite
An app to organize and schedule courses, assignments, classes and homework.
FineTune
A professional development tool that helps to critically evaluate and respond to student writing.
RESOURCES
Motion Math
Delightful math games for elementary students.
Taxonomy
Sample rubrics for Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
Encalc
An online scientific calendar which can handle units and dimensional analysis.
GIVEAWAY OF THE WEEK
Gift card
Post […]

What is a Consequence Wheel?

What is a Consequence Wheel?

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Consequence wheel is a tool which encourages students to explore and find out the consequences, impact, cause-effect relationships or interrelations of various events, ideas, decisions, trends and situations; to aid organization of thoughts and development of multiple concepts.
Learning Outcomes:
The use of the strategy targets the facilitation and improvement of skills such as brainstorming, reflective thought, […]

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