We have to support students in being independent and self-motivated. How do we get kids to go from saying “Just tell me what to do!” to truly taking ownership over their learning? Here are 5 strategies to consider:"
"KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned"
"This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing."
Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students - digital safety and citizenship resources appropriate for elementary school students. Here are some resources for teaching digital safety and citizenship at the elementary school level.
insights into the ways engineers think. It goes on to suggest ways in which the
education system might be redesigned to develop engineers more effectively. The
report also makes suggestions as to how the wider public might become engaged
with these issues.
Engineers make ‘things’ that work or make ‘things’ work better. But they do this in
quite particular ways. The report identifies six engineering habits of mind (EHoM)
which, taken together, describe the ways engineers think and act
"Time Awareness and Time Tracking
How Much Time is Enough?
Time Shifting and Adjusting
"planning one's learning;
monitoring progress while implementing the plan; and
evaluating the outcome of the plan once it's completed. SRL cycle: - planning one's learning; monitoring progress while implementing the plan; and evaluating the outcome of the plan once it's completed.
the three phases of the SRL cycle, along with the central importance of reflection throughout the process
"several specific ways that expert learners or self-regulated learners differ from less skilled learners. Expert learners: Control the learning process rather than become a victim of it Are active, not passive, in their approach to learning"
The Web Literacy Standard comprises a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web. The Web Literacy Standard is part of Mozilla’s ongoing goal to create a generation of webmakers – those who can not only elegantly consume but also write and participate on the web"
A MOOC is a model of educational delivery that is, to varying degrees, massive, with theoretically no limit to enrollment; open, allowing anyone to participate, usually at no cost;
online, with learning activities typically taking place over the
web; and a course, structured around a set of learning goals
in a defined area of study.
"Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF) is to ensure that all children have access to unlimited opportunities to learn anytime and anywhere and that they have the tools that make this possible. To achieve this, AALF helps schools develop visionary leadership and knowledgeable, innovative educators."
The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality.
A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.
"Anything Digital Can Be Seen, Manipulated, Experienced
With mobile devices, neither we, as educators, nor our students are limited to a single modality for presenting content or demonstrating understanding. Regardless of the device, the potential exists to create and consume images, audio, video, text and more."
"The New iTunes U: What Schools Need To Know"
" Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels, can help teachers meet that challenge. Depth of Knowledge (DoK) categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them."
"Polyominoes is the general name given to plane shapes made by joining squares together. Note that the squares must be 'properly' joined edge to edge so that they meet at the corners.
Each type of polyomino is named according to how many squares are used to make it. So there are monominoes (1 square only), dominoes (2 squares), triominoes (3 squares), tetrominoes (4 squares), pentominoes (5 squares), hexominoes (6 squares) and so on."
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