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Rhondda Powling

Rhondda Powling's Public Library

34 minutes ago

"According to Churches on his wiki Edorigami, “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies …” This means the revised Digital Taxonomy verbs listed below are applicable to you facilitating technology use in the modern classrooms.
We hope you find this infographic of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy verbs useful in your classroom practices. Please feel free to share it with colleagues you feel may benefit from having a list of taxonomy verbs!"

40 minutes ago

Digital citizenship is (or should be) about positive behaviours and needs to be an essential topic that is addressed in the classroom. Often dire warnings and trying to restrict student access results in the opposite effect to what you're trying to achieve. Teachers need to find a way to integrate digital citizenship lessons within the school day. post with ideas and links

about 1 hour ago

"Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a site aimed at teachers, aiming to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and other tips based on Minecraft.
This site was announced (2015) by Microsoft’s vice president of worldwide education Anthony Salcito, complete with a list of some of the ways schools are already incorporating Minecraft into their lessons"

about 1 hour ago

"Useing Bloom's as a basis this teacher has made an altered taxonomy that provides him with a structure in which to categorize questions to aid the learning of pupils. It is, therefore, a useful aid in the design, delivery, or evaluation of my lessons, teaching and, more importantly, the learning of my pupils. I use it as a framework or checklist to ensure I’m using the most appropriate approach to pupil learning in order to develop the desired capabilities (or capacities) and outcomes for them.

Here are examples of some of the questions / activities I’ve used (or have penciled in to use):"

about 1 hour ago

To assist with motivating readers this site offers some printable reading logs that can be coloured in as books are read.

Jun 28, 15

There have been a few e-Learning frameworks and roadmaps. They can be useful guides and have gained some popularity. The one here is from The National Centre for Technology in Education (@ncteireland) in 2011. it is a good example, although it is contextualised to the UK and Ireland.
Offers a few downloadable versions

Jun 28, 15

First up is a tutorial on Jellybean Writer. The video is embedded below.
Jellybean Writer is a free tool for creating picture books. Students can import pictures from their computers then write captions for each image. All stories can be saved online or downloaded and printed. If picture books are too simple for your students, they can skip using pictures and select one of the text only templates for the pages in their books. As you will see in the video below, teacher can create and manage student accounts in Jellybean Scoop.

Jun 28, 15

"The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. "

Jun 26, 15

"A post about the new (to some users) Gmail setting called "Undo Send" prompted a few questions to appear in Richard Byrne's email. To address those questions he recorded the following video containing an overview of three helpful Gmail settings for students and teachers. The video covers using Gmail offline, setting the "undo send" grace period, and setting the "reply v. reply all" default function."

Jun 26, 15

The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive. It is a collection of more than one million free e-book titles.
The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to a computer, read on a Kindle or other e-readers and embedded into other sites.
Some of the ebooks, like Treasure Island, can also be listened to through the Open Library.

Jun 26, 15

"PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into collages. From the app you can share your collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services. In the video below I demonstrate how to use it without creating a PicCollage account."

Jun 26, 15

"Education reform must include support for school libraries"
The skills of the teacher librarians offer a range of essential tasks, including teaching information literacy, delivering captivating book talks, finding and introducing new technology and cultivating technology skills, reinforcing solid research skills, supervising and engaging students during non-instructional periods, and, of course, developing and maintaining a collection of materials to meet student needs.
We disseminate knowledge and offer the support necessary to make student learning experiences successful, and positive. For example, beyond our teaching tasks, we also deliver a careful form of book selection called bibliotherapy, a type of assistance that puts appropriate books into the hands of children and adolescents struggling to navigate the complex pressures and problems that complicate their diverse lives.

Jun 26, 15

"One of the world's leading experts in online education sings the praises of Minecraft as a tool for helping kids find and realize a passion for learning"

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