Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008


About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce. Not only educators.

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Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. If you are using Ning for educational purposes you can contact them and ask for advertising to be removed. Mexico English Teachers' Alliance [link] Teachers helping teachers [link] EFL Classroom 2.0 link] Classroom 2.0 Social networking is one of the key concepts that is driving Web 2.0 these days.

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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).

Online Video: As Communication

Nik Peachey

This tool has great potential for extending the reaches of our classroom and opening access to much better support for distance learners. It’s often used among friends to keep each other up to date on what they are doing, but it does have a range of uses for the EFL classroom. Over the past couple of years online video communication has been transformed, not only price and quality, but in ease of use and accessibility.

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Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

This kind of material, though at times sensitive carries a lot of potential for classroom exploitation. Over the past few years video sharing websites have become increasingly specialised, bringing about the development of different 'genres' of video sharing sites. As online video increasingly competes with TV this has also brought about the development of genres of 'micro shows'. These are complete episodes of shows that take place within 2 - 5 mins.

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Naming My Sources: Part 2

Nik Peachey

In this second part I'd like to spread the word about some of the more ELT and Educationally orientated blogs which have provided me with a wealth of information and professional development. It's aimed more at general education than at EL teachers, but a lot of the sites and activities it mentions could easily be used with EFL ESL students, especially if you are using a CLIL type of approach. blog e-learning education knowledge sharing rss

Using Product Reviews

Nik Peachey

On the whole I think that sites like this are a really useful source of authentic materials, real language use and authentic real life tasks that can be useful to students beyond the classroom. there are some things to be wary of when using them, but on the whole I think making students aware of the possible dangers, traps and pitfalls, is a valuable part of their education in itself, so I don't see this a reason not to use these sites.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? AACE Journal, January 2008, 16(1), pp.

Video debating website

Nik Peachey

I’ve been having a look at a new website (still in beta) which I think has some great educational / language learning potential. The future of education? It's called BigThink.com The site is designed to create debate and get people thinking about some of the big issues in life. It contains video clips from a very large and broad range of experts giving their opinions on various issues.

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What can a wiiboard do for me?

The Electric Educator

He does not provide any suggestions on how to actually use the wiiboard in the classroom-- that is up to the educational community, and is what I hope to do through this blog. educational technology johnny chung lee wii wiiboard Over the summer, I came across this video by Johnny Chung Lee. This video gained a huge following amongst the ed tech crowd. Johnny Lee''s stated goal is to make technology more accessible by discovering new functions for everyday technology.

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Award Nomination

The Electric Educator

Many teachers use projectors in their classrooms. educational technology hands on activities lab work MSTA reflection wiiboard My mentor teacher nominated me for the Michigan Science Teacher Association''s "Teacher of Promise Award". I am very honored to by the nomination and grateful for the time that was spent on my behalf. I spent a large part of this past week completing the application sent to me by the MSTA. It was long!

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. We’ve put together a quick primer on what blended and hybrid learning strategies are and why they might have a place in your classroom. Computers & Education, August 2008, 51(1), pp.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom


If you’re trying to figure out the best way to support ELL children in the classroom, promoting additive bilingualism should be the goal whenever possible. 9] Additionally, if a child is from another culture, their first culture is also valued and respected in the classroom.

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening


In school, one example of active listening would be a student waiting their turn and considering what their peers have to say before stating their opinion in a classroom discussion. A classroom example of passive listening? 8] And finally, practicing active listening can promote empathy —a skill that can enrich a student’s life both in and outside of the classroom. Provide students with an opportunity to model active listening skills by holding regular classroom meetings.[7]

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. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness. Real World Classrooms When Teaching Finance. I mean, I was supposedly an educated man.

How to Use Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom


In his book A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain , educational researcher Robert Sylwester wrote, “The human brain is the best-organized, most functional three pounds of matter in the known universe.” [3]. Rather than a concrete theory, brain-based learning is more of an educational mindset. Because new research is always coming out, it’s important to intentionally look out for new ideas in the educational world.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests. Now, last time in episode 231 , we discussed education reform in Virginia and how they have been moving away from overtesting. The goal, the end in mind was educate kids for tests.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. It consists of an introductory chapter explaining the main concepts and principles of this exciting approach to educational practice. Moving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0:

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the key to the practical use of flex spaces in education. My visits to this school have been inspiring as I have seen the future of education in the present. However, stepping into Zaina Hussein’s 4th-grade classroom provided a perfect example of how the entire Wells community has evolved together to deliver fantastic learning opportunities for kids.

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 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. In today’s show, Jarod Robinson geeks out Physical Education Class: Replay apps to help kids see what to improve. Listen to Rob Donatelli talk about 5 easy brain breaks for your classroom. Founder of www.connectedpe.com & over 100 educational software products & services. classroom. And obviously this is something that all classroom teachers do.

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How Educators Can Foster Student Motivation

Digital Promise

To learn how educators can help students develop intrinsic motivation, we spoke with Dr. Christina Hinton, faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Founder and Executive Director of Research Schools International (RSI) , and Dr. Tom Callahan, Director of the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning, and educator at St. He removed his teacher’s desk, and structures his classroom in a U-shape so he can move around the circle regularly. 2008).

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.

How higher education’s own choices left it vulnerable to the pandemic crisis

The Hechinger Report

What this whole crisis has done to higher education is just exposed the cracks that have been there for over a decade of financial mismanagement.” American higher education is composed of thousands of colleges and universities, with different track records and results. Among other problems, one in four higher education institutions had no financial contingency plan when Covid-19 hit, the consulting firm EAB found. Higher education endowment funds realized returns of 6.8

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. I don’t follow higher education very closely, so this is all from 20 feet away. Also note, the point of this post isn’t to showcase how innovative higher education is but rather to point out innovations that are out there as a kind of survey while also hopefully helping pollinate the possibility of innovation in the upper end of the field and ‘industry’ of education.

Google Parts Ways With Longtime Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap


One of the most visible faces of Google’s education efforts—who helped lay the groundwork for its dominance in the U.S. education market—has left the organization. After more than 14 years at Google, my last day is today,” Jaime Casap, the company’s former chief education evangelist, said in a YouTube video posted on June 27. Nor was there much thought about an education business. These seeds would help Google grow into a dominant force in the education market.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal ( www.tigweb.org ), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

eSchool News

Their classrooms will be equipped with a laptop or tablet for every student, and in many cases, the students will get to take those devices home at the end of the day. Wherever you are on that spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom. We both teach in one-to-one classrooms. Diana’s students have iPads that they take home, whereas Jen has a cart of laptops students use daily in her classroom.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Naturally, the Internet is far and away the richest and most radical change from the days I was a student, and education will, frankly, never be the same again. billion by 2025, while the education sector will attract 15 million users. How can teachers use VR in the classroom. Find all the available Google Cardboard education apps here.

After the Pandemic, Higher Education Can’t Afford to Go Back to ‘Normal’


As educators, we craft learning experiences based on the pedagogical foundations set by those who came before us. In higher education, the student persistence and retention strategies used by institutions all over the world are built on the seminal works of great theorists such as John H. COVID-19 has exposed the flaws in our ability to deliver remote education in a manner that is equitable, inclusive—and innovative.

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

The Hechinger Report

of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S. Education Department suddenly had a big pot of money to give away to “innovations” in education. Other funds made it possible for lesser known programs in reading, writing, math and science instruction to reach classrooms around the country. ” “That’s the dirty secret of all of education research,” Goodson added.

LIVE: @Microsoft_EDU @SWAY is an Awesome New Presentation Tool for your Classroom


In todays video from ISTE 2015, Tammy shows me just how quick and easy it is to create a SWAY and share it with your classroom. Educational Resources. Tammy has presented for CTA Good Teaching North (2014), Cap CUE (2014), all three California Subject Matters Project Conferences, Capitol Area Science Education Leaders, and several San Joaquin County Office of Education events. Check out our Educators Guide to Podcasting today! | Video | Slideshare Presentation.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Vescio, Ross, and Adams, 2008 ; The Wallace Foundation, 2012): A vision of academic success for all students based on high expectations. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). 2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). 2008).

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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. The News Literacy Project also recently began offering a program for educators, called NewsLitCamps. Educators learn how to spot and address bias, how to discern whether a news source is credible and the role of social media. Education Technology Nonprofits Digital and Media Literacy