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Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

I knew she was a good teacher, but in all that time, I never had the opportunity to watch her in her own classroom. By looking at your data points in a new way, you can create professional development opportunities within a classroom, school, or across an entire district by leveraging your internal subject matter experts (SMEs). You also note that one teacher’s classroom is outperforming the others by a large margin.

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How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge. Classroom management Education reform

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. Classroom Suggestions. Classroom suggestions. Classroom suggestions.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom. At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." Understanding the dynamics, classroom management and benefits of blended learning needs to be on the new teacher's radar.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning. We have written about some of these changes in our previous blog: “ 7 powerful shifts towards the future of learning that is changing education ”. Even though technologies like the VR, AR, and AI hasn’t quite penetrated into the classrooms yet, at the current rate, it will probably happen within the next decade or so. How do we learn.