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. McLeod, an associate professor of education leadership at the University of Colorado in Denver, said things haven’t gone exactly as he hoped when releasing that video ten years ago. Not only educators. I think we would focus more on the education side.

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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.

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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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.

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!

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we discuss ways that any classroom can talk about sustainability and caring for the environment, no matter the political landscape of your community or school. In May, there will be a teacher orientation on how to use the companion educational curriculum.

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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? Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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. Office of Education Technology on sustainable professional development in teacher education. She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies.

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.

How to Teach Divergent Thinking Skills in the Classroom


And finally, make sure to include time for creative play in your classroom. These five quick and simple tips will help you move towards divergent thinking in the classroom. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2008, 2(2), 93–96. Waldorf Education.

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.

AVer Information Launches Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest

eSchool News

the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the AVer Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest where four classroom makeovers will be awarded. AVer Information Inc.,

Aver Launches Configurable 16 Device Build Your Own Cart Classroom Charging Solution

eSchool News

The AVerCharge X16 is an Adjustable and Configurable Student Device Charging and Storage Cart Designed for Today’s Ever-Changing Classroom. Optional 5” casters as well as a handle can be utilized to add mobility to the cart for classroom sharing or moving to long-term storage areas.

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.


eSchool News

The AVer DL30 Features Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tracking to Seamlessly Follow Teachers in the Classroom and 12X Optical Zoom. Zone Tracking allows automatic and seamless tracking between multiple preset zones to support different learning stations in the classroom.

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.

Education Research Is Still Too Dense. We Need More Teacher-Researcher Partnerships.


Half a billion resources offering tips, tricks, guidance and expertise to educators who are eager to meet their students’ needs amidst very demanding circumstances. As David Laws points out in the foreword to “ What Does This Look Like in the Classroom ,” “.too

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:

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

The Hechinger Report

Her parents wanted to get her a special education designation — and all the supports that came with it. The short answer, according to special education lawyers and advocates across the country, is no. Catherine Pearson, parent of a student in special education.

Education Has a Three-Headed Crisis. Mental Health Is Only Part of It.


And I believe education has a major role to play in addressing this imbalance, starting in the early years. This means that the adults around our children—parents, educators and caregivers—have been feeling less well. Yet this trend persists throughout the education sector.

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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.

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. Six Common Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. Video Streaming/ Flipped Classroom/eLearning Trends.

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).

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. Nor was there much thought about an education business. I said Google education business manager.

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.

Achieving Equity Through Systems, Strategies, and Educational Justice


Systems leadership includes building relationships and trust and then cultivating a system-wide shared vision with space for learning opportunities for the educators as well as the students. Dr. Michelle Reid is now serving in her 40th year in K-12 education. By Robert Low.