Keeping Students Engaged in a 1:1 Project-Based Classroom [guest post] | 1 to 1 Schools
Useful classroom management tips for a 1:1 learning environment.
Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
“This is the introduction to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages.”
Social Network for Students, Online Quizzes, Online Flashcards, Online Study Guides, Online Notes, Network With Classmates | QuizMEOnline
This site is ideal for creating quizzes, flashcards, and study guides and then sharing them w/ others. Another nice feature is the ability to create a study group or class and then share things w/ them. Also, a user has a number of privacy controls on who can/can’t see their quizzes.
International Society for Technology in Education – Learning & Leading > Feature: Teach Your Students to Fail Better
“Perhaps in the past when learning outcomes were more static, we needed students to be predictable. Tomorrow, however, we’ll need agility, divergent thinking patterns, and an ability to test ideas in messier ways. In other words, we need digital age learners to be comfortable with failure. And we need learners who know how to fail better.”
What You Need to Be Successful At Online Education
5 qualities students need to be successful with any kind of online learning – fully virtual or blended.
Google Image Search By Drawing
Search Google Images by drawing what your are looking for.
What Schools are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media | DMLcentral
“By blocking social media schools are also blocking the opportunity:
1) to teach students about the inventive and powerful ways communities around the world are using social media
2) for students and teachers to experience the educational potential of social media together
3) for students to distribute their work with the larger world
4) for students to reimagine their creative and civic identities in the age of networked media”
They Don’t Teach You This In School — The Stuff You Really Should Be Learning
We have a continuously expanding archive of videos of adults in all professions. The videos are intended to give you a snapshot of an important lesson or experience that these people have had, that has helped them get to where they are now. We want you to be able to learn about a lot of these lessons quickly, and then be able to apply them to your own life to help you get ahead.
10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education
“How can speakers expect their audience to remember what they say if they don’t know how people learn? These learning laws are powerful strategies that align with how our brains naturally operate and learn.” Important to consider when delivering a presentation.
Digital Learning Resource: The Burlington High School Student Help Desk | Edutopia
Interesting concept to harness the talents and knowledge of students in a 1:1 initiative. The description of the program centers around a course that students take for credit.
Superintendent of Schools: Book Club – Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD
Interesting idea…Superintendent’s Book Club. Includes video of a culminating panel discussion.
Technology Transforms Teachers Into Master Chefs of the Classroom | Getting Smart
A blog post around the analogy of teachers and master chefs. “With teachers, true expertise also includes mastery over many areas of knowledge, tools, and domains, and the trajectory from novice to expert requires study, reflection, coaching, and growth. Technology is one tool in a teacher’s toolbox. In this century, a teacher who is not adept at using technology for teaching and learning is not really an expert teacher. They may have many skills and talents and a font of knowledge, but if they cannot effectively weave technology into the process, then they are missing a key component. Any teacher who is “missing” technology, is comparable to a cook who is “missing” knives – technology is a critical tool in effective teaching.”
The Differentiator is a simple web app that helps you create objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. You simple click on the thinking skill, content, resources, product, or group tabs and then select what you want the student to do by clicking on the sub categories.
Respondo! – Creative Literature Response Questions
“Don’t just ask students to “identify the conflict” or “note the setting.” Use Respondo! to click up some creative literature response questions.”
The Hole in the Wall Project and the Power of Self-Organized Learning | Edutopia
“We asked them how they had learned all of these sophisticated maneuvers, and each time they told us they had taught themselves.”
Investopedia.com’s Channel – YouTube
YouTube channel from investopidia.com.in which they explain in two minutes or less concepts like inflation, stocks, and dividends. I’ve embedded a couple Investopedia explanations below.
12 signs your tech leadership is obsolescent – Home – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog
“Ways to know if your school’s technology leadership may be past its expiration date.”
“This presentation outlines a set of technology rubrics that can be used in developing a professional development plan for school leaders and suggests ways media and technology specialists can assist in the completion of this plan.”