5 Video Tools For The Classroom

5 Video Tools For The Classroom

Using videos in the classroom encourages teamwork, allows learning at an individual pace, provides access to authentic study material and develops research skills.  It is an extremely versatile educational tool. Here are three tools that teachers can use to enrich the learning experience for their students.
Vialogues
Enhance discussions either publicly or privately.
Knovio
Convert PowerPoint slides into video […]

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for instant feedback about how students are learning…
Learning takes place in students’ heads where it is invisible to others. This means that learning must be assessed through performance. Assessment techniques can be broadly classified into two forms – Formative assessment techniques which […]

How teachers can use tools to support collaborative reading?

How teachers can use tools to support collaborative reading?

The capacity to collaborate to solve problems is said to be even more important for tomorrow’s workers than content knowledge. Two or more people working together have a better chance of solving a problem than one person working alone. Collaboration is increasingly important in the modern world, as we become more connected around the globe. […]

How can teachers ensure students never miss a deadline?

How can teachers ensure students never miss a deadline?

A student’s life is largely the summation of classes, assignments, tasks, co-curricular activities. It’s all about widening knowledge base, developing skills and pushing forward. Often, however, teachers find their students tumbling from one task to another and missing deadlines. Somewhere in the middle, many lose track of what they were supposed to do and when, […]

What Tech Tools Can I Use To Schedule Class Activities Efficiently?

What Tech Tools Can I Use To Schedule Class Activities Efficiently?

You are an enthusiastic, committed teacher, convinced that education is more than just covering certain lessons printed in a book. So you devote a lot of your time preparing inquiry-based lessons, putting together activities that will challenge your students and then teaching or coaching in creative and engaging ways. But you want to go another […]

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (Sept 20 – 27, 2014)

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (Sept 20 – 27, 2014)

TOOLS
Pixel Press Floors
An app to draw and create your own video games.
News-O-Matic
Newspaper for kids on iOs and Android.
Socratic Smackdown
A framework to develop discussion and debate skills.
 
RESOURCES
Science is Fun
Activities for science.
Cell games
Game & Quiz about different parts of a bacterial, animal&  plant cell.
Theme Poems
Learn and create your own poem.
 
GIVEAWAYS
Teacher Appreciation Pack
Enter for a chance to win […]

Common Core Intervention across the Curriculum (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

“How often do you hear someone proclaim that they love math?”
The implementation of Common Core State Standards across the curriculum provides a real-world approach to learning and teaching. It is increasingly essential for educators to develop students who not only are critical thinkers but innovators as well. This course helps teachers […]

GRADUATE – Common Core Intervention across the Curriculum

“How often do you hear someone proclaim that they love math?”
 

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EDUC 600
1 Semester Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee
Professional Development Credit: 1 semester credit issued through the regionally accredited
Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class), with instructor interaction
Semesters: Spring, Summer & Fall
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How do I Provide the Right Tools for Different Types of Learners?

How do I Provide the Right Tools for Different Types of Learners?

There are no “regular” students. The notion of broad categories of learners: smart, not smart, disabled, not disabled, regular, not regular, etc. is a gross oversimplification that does not reflect reality. By categorizing students in this way, we miss subtle and critical learner characteristics.
Different types of learners have unique characteristics and varied strengths, weaknesses, and […]

Tools for Education: MMORPG

Tools for Education: MMORPG

According to Wikipedia, MMORPG is the acronym for “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.” In an MMORPG, thousands of players exist in the same game world at the same time. Most players begin by playing individually.
The game trains players and builds them up with competencies that are marked with tokens or skill categories – in other words, […]

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