Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

This more specialised content is also ideal for teachers developing materials for content and language integrated learning (CLIL)courses or for teachers who want to develop video projects. This kind of material, though at times sensitive carries a lot of potential for classroom exploitation.

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Text to Speech Movies for EFL ESL

Nik Peachey

Since then I've had a little time to put together a tutorial video and think about how to use it in the classroom. You could use it to create materials for young learners through to business courses.

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Naming My Sources: Part 2

Nik Peachey

First of course has to be Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day ……For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL This site is a huge and constant source of information and new sites and resources.

Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

Mexico English Teachers' Alliance [link] Teachers helping teachers [link] EFL Classroom 2.0 link] Classroom 2.0 Some suggestions: To support particular dispersed groups doing specific projects / training courses To record and share examples of practice and expertise specific to their context To help train and develop teachers in the use of ICT / Learning Technology Why create your own network for students? Social networking is one of the key concepts that is driving Web 2.0

Developmental requirements for technology

Connecting 2 the World

The discussion on the eLearning Technology blog about cursive vs. print vs. touch typing got me to thinking about any of the technologies being used in the classroom today. My Introduction to Distance Learning course has students in a variety of educational levels (K- 12, university, public education, and professionals) and subjects (Art, science, math, business, cyptopathology, computer science, foreign language, library science).

Video conferencing for EFL

Nik Peachey

This would be a good way to carry out classroom research, decide on learning goals and make sure that all students had a means to feedback to you in private and on an individual basis. Students are going to need a webcam and a microphone of course. It's not often that you look at a product and think 'Ah! That's exactly what I've been looking for! And it's free!' But tokbox does seem to be that kind of product for me.

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Using wikis for teacher development

Nik Peachey

Much of this you could also do on a blog, but using a wiki gives you the opportunity to structure different pages for different topics, like having a classroom management section and a section on teaching pronunciation etc. You could work with a group of trainee teachers and ask them to create a wiki training manual by adding information to each section as they study on their course. You could work with a group of trainers to create a teacher development course book using the wiki.

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New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Anderson introduce a course where you can find the answers to these questions and more. From Shaelynn - In 2008, the district I worked in adopted a 1:1 Laptop Initiative. It also helped me become a better educator as I analyzed and reflected upon my classroom and craft.

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Using vocational education to teach academic courses

The Hechinger Report

Kate Allender, of Tesla STEM High School, has designed a course integrating AP Psychology with a hands-on study of forensics. It’s not until the second-period bell rings, however, that you begin to see how different this is from a traditional psychology course.

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Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. Invented by Brian Bean, this model of teaching is transforming Texas classrooms and beyond. Real World Classrooms When Teaching Finance. Vicki: Ok, so what is the real-world classroom teaching model?

How to Use Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom


However, it also means that anything you do to stay on top of educational science and bring it to the classroom contributes to the use of brain-based learning with your students. Why put in the effort to research brain-based curriculum and use it in your classroom?

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Over the course of the year, I have seen some much growth and improvement since the work began in August. Costa & Kallick (2008) share why reflection is a critical component of the learning process: Reflection has many facets.

5 Great Ways to Make Your Classroom a Healthier, Happier Place

The CoolCatTeacher

The first thing students do when they enter my classroom makes a big difference. Remember they should also use it when they leave the classroom. Clean Your Classroom. Kids still get sick, of course, but I believe I’m doing all I can.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

After all, textbooks are a must in classrooms. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. Decrease in State Funding: The government has been scaling back on the funding on college education since the great recession of 2008. Post the recession, states cut inflation-adjusted spending on K–12 education by approximately 4% between 2008 and 2013.

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course. Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas.

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AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. Most students are able to achieve at much higher levels with 1:1 teaching , but, of course, the logistics are impractical. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:48. During back to school season, so many things are new.

The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost


That seed later grew into the News Literacy Project (NLP), an independent nonprofit Miller founded in 2008 to help students and teachers discern between fact and fiction in the digital age. On Tuesday, the Knight Foundation renewed its support for the nonprofit 20-fold, with a $5 million grant that will allow the News Literacy Project to expand its online course for middle and high school students and its professional development program for teachers and librarians.

The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

According to Angela Duckworth, of all the factors that we can measure in a classroom, effort has the strongest link to achievement. Ballentine Books, 2008.)

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? This article examines four steps I undertook when teaching a first year undergraduate accounting course. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. 2008).

Julia Steiny: Students Curb Classroom Misbehavior with ‘Shirt of Shame’

K-12 Schools - Education News

Of course, creating group norms is a good idea for any work team, youth or adult. By creating consequences along with norms, they teach each other that order in their own classroom is up to them to maintain, not someone else’s work. By Julia Steiny.

Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?


In 2008, Heidi Williams, author of the book “No Fear Coding,” began asking herself some retrospective questions about her role as a teacher at an International Baccalaureate School in Racine, Wisc. To Williams, that definition had built up too many negative connotations over time, including the implication that she was simply standing in front of a classroom dictating to children—something she felt was an inaccurate depiction.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Sharing ideas, innovative teaching, empowerment and encouragement is at the heart of Davis’ work as a teacher, author and her award-winning blog, Cool Cat Teacher (voted the Edublog Best Teachers Blog in 2008, just one amongst a long list of awards). Flatten your classroom.

10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom

The Thinking Stick

With that in mind here are 10 ways you could use Google Maps in the classroom. 5 ways to use My Maps in the classroom. Now… because this is Google… of course you can share a map just like you can a Google Doc. 40+ Ways to Use Google Earth and Maps in the classroom.

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Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

I revisited the central prediction of the first edition of Disrupting Class (2008), which was that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet. 5 May 2008. 18 August 2008.

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Bloom and bust

Learning with 'e's

Bloom's Taxonomy has been hailed as a template for best practice in course design. It has been a part of the bedrock of teacher education courses for over half a century, and is a model just about every learning professional is aware of, and has used at some point in their teaching career.

Class Size Matters: Understanding the Link Between Class Size and Student Achievement

eSchool News

In fact, The National Center for Education Statistics points out that after the 2008 recession , pupil-teacher ratio increased. Classrooms Become More Collaborative. Small class sizes make it easier to manage the learning environment and give educators a sense of pride in the classroom.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

They would work with students on their educational goals, whether that was working through the HiSET prep workbook or completing worksheets for a course. A 2008 state audit found that parents were pleased with how much they learned with these home visits. In 2008, SPICE was already using technology in innovative ways. They incorporated pre-made courses into their programs, and they provided laptops to their learners. (A

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


Now the course is offered each semester and a whopping 3,000 students take it in any given school year. He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . You can also watch this Course Hero video on Vimeo. EdSurge:How did your course become an online class? I would still teach the course in person but we would also live-stream it, and increasingly people were just watching it online.

Develop Stronger Teaching Skills Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

But learning new ways of teaching and preparing new materials in response can be overwhelming, given a faculty member’s overall responsibilities (Loch & Reushle, 2008; Price & Oliver, 2007).

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom “reduces students’ average final-exam performance by roughly one-fifth of a standard deviation.” Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Since 2008 I’ve, perhaps conveniently, argued that scholars and advocates on both sides of this debate are correct.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later


It became know as the flipped classroom—a modern, video-based version of a model pioneered by a handful of higher ed professors during the 1990s. By 2008 it had its own conference, FlipCon (which closed in 2016). Of course, the flipped movement still has its critics. But notably, a cohesive opposition movement has failed to materialize, in part because research on its impact in the classroom has generally been positive (or at least neutral ).

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall in two of her schools. We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. She was in the classroom for many, many years.

Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup


That inspired him to start Instructure in 2008, best known for its Canvas LMS. (He Math classrooms are continuously evolving to help today’s students succeed,” Overland said.

Hype, Hope and Humblepie for Predictions About Digital Learning


When “ Disrupting Class ” was published in 2008, we caused a stir by predicting that by the fall of 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be delivered online in some form or fashion. Using technology effectively in the classroom has been the focus of decades of research.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. Note that each student mastered the competencies in each course at a different rate.