Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. He also discusses how he’s become a better teacher after returning to the classroom after 12 years in administration and why it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

There has been no greater impact on differentiation and student achievement in recent years than the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Now imagine doing this same routine 3 or 4 times over to cover all Lexile levels in one classroom; exhausting. Want to learn more?

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Consider a classroom ‘flip’

EdTech4Beginners

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. One of the best ways to maximize the use of tablets is by flipping the classroom.

Grit in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom , defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Grit in the Classroom. How do we build perseverance in our classrooms?

3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Research on classroom design with Peter Barrett From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Peter Barrett gives us an overview of his classroom design research in today’s show. Get Classroom Design Info at Carson Dellosa.

Learning Beyond The Classroom Walls

The Web20Classroom

Today, students of all ages have virtually an unlimited number of options to not only obtain degrees in any number of subjects, but to learn from some of the leading thinkers and doers around. Who wouldn’t want to learn about Economics or Physics from leaders in the field, for free?

Classroom Earth: Teach Conservation By Going Outside

The CoolCatTeacher

If I had one wish for the classrooms of the world, it is that we would all leave the four walls and enter Classroom Earth. In Classroom Earth we will study nature in nature. While many of them go outdoors, the Flint River Project was a true outdoor classroom experience.

The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

Ditch That Textbook

How can we hear from every student in the classroom? How can we make learning stickier by helping students express it visually? These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith.

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Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

The discussion about learning and what constitutes “good learning” is almost always couched in the context of a classroom. Yet today’s students have more access to information and resources beyond the classroom than any prior generation. She enjoys learning.

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom contributed by Felicia Zorn Students who are nurtured in a blended learning environment develop the skills and necessities to experience college and career success. The Future Of Learning

How To Gamify Your Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Gamification is the process of making learning into a game. Creating levels of learning which pupils must try and climb. So why not use these two positives in their learning? Have you gamified your classroom? What impact did it have on the students’ learning?

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Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Learning in Hand

Participation in Google Classroom used to be limited to those with G Suite for Education accounts. This is a big deal because it opens up Google Classroom to many more users and uses. Note that the color scheme of the classroom is automatically generated from the photo you upload.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Active learning encompasses many different things—from students taking ownership of their own learning and participating in activities that stimulate deeper thinking to movable classroom furniture and teachers embracing the role of facilitator. Google Classroom ?

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about how and when to use inquiry-based learning–and apps for inquiry-based learning, too.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. But these are also strategies that help with classroom management.

Learning to Read to Learn

Digital Promise

Lessons have shifted from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” with students using texts to make sense of unknown concepts. This variety of sources can leave middle and high school students confused about which techniques to use to comprehend, analyze, and synthesize what’s in front of them, as well as which reading to use for higher learning. They could build time for peer-talk and purposeful classroom discussion more systematically into their lessons.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Game-Based Learning in Action.

Codemoji – Changing the Classroom Coding Landscape

EdTech4Beginners

Codemoji uses emojis as the early building blocks for the children to promote enjoyable learning; once the students are excited and engaged, they take in a high level of understanding of programming language. education classroom coding Codemoji coding computing edtech programming teaching

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets

EdTech4Beginners

The reasons why teachers use technology in their classroom are simple. However, it’s not easy to set up a digital classroom by yourself. In this post, I’ll show you how you can create a digital classroom, using Google Classroom and BookWidgets.

Google Classroom: Make Learning Better with Conversations

Teacher Tech

Private Comments Count in Google Classroom Yesterday Google Classroom came out with a feature that allows students and teachers to see an individual view of student work. I’m all about asking “How does this make learning better.” ” There are a couple of features yesterday that Google released that do not make learning better… sigh. The post Google Classroom: Make Learning Better with Conversations appeared first on Teacher Tech.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.

20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Put educational technology front and center in today’s classroom, and you have your students’ attention. Classroom projectors operate with all kinds of equipment and handle all kinds of media from film to digital files. Chalkboards can’t compete.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Transforming Classrooms with Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

Richards, in her fourth year in the classroom, teaches seventh grade history. Deeper Learning requires a new way of teaching, changing her classroom from orderly rows of desks to a dynamic world of project-based group work and student-driven exploration.

10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Along with my good friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth , we examine what authentic learning means and what these classrooms truly look like. 2 pencil to the streaming of video in to support learning and teaching, technology is typically the driver to change.

Less Work, Deeper Learning

The Principal of Change

” As I am reading this, I think that efficient use of technology in a classroom is not in how the teacher uses it, but in what the students do with it. Consider how much deeper learning could be if “creation” was a non-negotiable in the learning for both us and our students.

Incorporating Imagination into Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Brilliant ideas often come out of creative thoughts, so incorporating imagination into learning is a great way to spark ideas and make learning fun. The post Incorporating Imagination into Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional learning on Snapchat. Parker, Diana Maher, Always Learning Admin, and Teacher Mike. Never stop learning. .

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Social emotional learning is a hot topic these days. Truly, when many of us read about emotional intelligence many years ago, we started discussing social emotional learning. Exactly What Is Social Emotional Learning? First, let’s define social emotional learning.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Drones in the English Classroom.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

Kleinspiration

I have come to learn how critical ergonomics and aesthetics can be when designing a space, especially for children. When I thought about my own classroom space, I went to sit in one of my student’s desks. You can also click here to see my classroom from last year.

Introducing the Maker Learning Leadership Framework

Digital Promise

Maker learning first entered schools with the support of a grassroots coalition of teachers, students, and community advocates who wanted learning to be more hands-on, personalized, and relevant. Blog Maker Learning

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke and me as we discuss: Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom ! Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom. Blog Amplify Digital Learning Future Ready Schools Kristin Ziemke

Online Learning Methods You Can Use in your Virtual Classroom

WizIQ Education & Technology

Learning is skills or knowledge acquired through study, experience or being taught. Online learning is the reimagining of the educational process that maximizes available virtual classroom software.

Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. Personalized Learning ClassroomsThat decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator.

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Through Learning Management Systems (LMS) many educators are moving to put content online and extend learning beyond the four walls and beyond the school day. Want to learn more?

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.