This will be a rather short post...
I have decided to get away from the traditional Power Point presentation that I have been inflicting on my students in Chemistry 1. I am going to give a visual approach a try through an application called mind42. Here's my first published mind map
. I want to actually use this resource to assist my students in making connections between concepts as well as to turn their informal study into an active learning… Continue
Added by Nathan Crawford on May 4, 2010 at 10:15pm —
Well, being a member of NEA, I of course get countless e-mails about news going on in the education world in America. This morning one article in particular caught my eye, "SC creating Adjunct teaching certification." I read the short summary and decided to browse through the article.
In general, the state of SC State Board of Education has approved a new adjunct teaching certificate that would allow anyone to work as part-time teachers until completely certified. This certificate… Continue
Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 29, 2010 at 10:44am —
MangoMon is celebrating the launch of their newly redesigned website with an art contest! If you know students who love to draw, this is the contest for them! Expressing ideas through art is a great way to enhance creativity. That's why we want to see how creative your students can be! Submit any artwork from your students for a chance for them to win some great prizes.
The contest is free to… Continue
Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 26, 2010 at 10:25am —
If educators plan to transform their schools into institutions that
promote 21st century learning skills, systemic change must occur. This
sort of change will require not only significant resources, but the
type of transformation we are looking for will require highly effective
leadership– leadership that fosters meaningful change. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on April 12, 2010 at 11:44pm —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 8, 2010 at 11:13am —
If you live in the United States, you've undoubtedly heard in the media recently about the phenomena of flash mobs. As a resident of the greater Philadelphia area, flash mobs are in the news regularly as teens in the city have already vandalized houses and businesses by organizing the events on Facebook and other social media. Not only is it criminal, it is incredibly easy for law enforcement to track these… Continue
Added by Thomas J. West on April 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
I want to thank Philly-Teacher's blog (http://philly-teacher.blogspot.com/), for helping to inspire this post. In her last blog, she asked for a list on what you like about Education. I love posts which focus on the positive aspects of our job because, as we all know already, it is so easy to get sucked into the vortex of all the problems in education, political bashing and daily complaints.
Educators have the BEST jobs in the world! By BEST I don't mean easiest, most supported, or… Continue
Added by Irene Farmer on March 19, 2010 at 11:06pm —
My principal was showing a fellow PLN member from another state around our school at the request of the High School principal of our district. This teacher is relocating to our area and the High School principal thought it would be a great idea to introduce him to the faculty of our district.
Once it was explained to my principal how we all knew each other via our PLN on Twitter, she got interested. A conversation began in the hallway outside of my classroom and… Continue
Added by Irene Farmer on March 14, 2010 at 9:35am —
I've always firmly believed that life presents you with the perfect people, resources, opportunities and teachers at precisely the right moment. What I didn't know was how lightning fast this realization becomes once you become involved in social media.
When I ventured to create a Twitter account just over 3 weeks ago, I probably held the same exact thoughts that many teachers who aren't using social media currently hold:
Why should I… Continue
Added by Irene Farmer on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
A growing CPD opportunity is spreading across the globe. It has gained momentum through twitter as users advertise meetings for educators in towns and cities around the world.…
Added by Michael Shepherd on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Added by Paul Simbeck-Hampson on February 27, 2010 at 11:39am —
The world that we live in is changing every day. With the passing of
each day the United States is becoming more diverse. Black History
month presents educators with an opportunity to share the
accomplishments of the Black community. Did you know that there are
African Americans who are making history every day? Inviting people
from your city or local community to speak with your class can be a
great way to enlighten students about their accomplishments.… Continue
Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 19, 2010 at 11:21am —
Added by Michael Shepherd on February 13, 2010 at 6:37pm —
In July of 2009, I launched The One Comment A Day Project. My mission was to promote new bloggers and bring comments to existing blogs. Initially, The One Comment A Day Project burst on to the scene with the celerity of a gazelle, however, it soon became another faded project. The members of the ning remained, however, the collaborative dialogue that… Continue
Added by Andrew Marcinek on February 12, 2010 at 9:57am —
I am regularly amazed at the effect that Twitter can have on my thinking. Actually, not so much Twitter itself, but rather the links, shared by others, that I click through on. Today I came across an article by Maria Lorena Lehman
at the web site SensingArchitecture.com
Added by Greg Thompson on February 1, 2010 at 4:36pm —
Staying organized during a hectic school year is certainly a difficult task. With hundreds of e-mails, phone messages, parent conferences, and meetings, staying organized can seem impossible. To help, I’ve put together a short list of helpful apps I use to stay on top of things. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 23, 2010 at 5:59pm —
Shift Happens: Four crazy ideas that might burst the modern education paradigm.
originally published in Education Week: October 26, 2007 http://bit.ly/5agGRP
Evidence suggests that our modern education paradigm, which does a terrific job of educating some students to high levels of learning, may be incapable of educating all students to equally high levels. Moreover, its inability to silence critics, support normal practice, and educate all the… Continue
Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on January 10, 2010 at 10:30am —
Literacy and Education
15 January 2010, FON University, Skopje
“Crossing the Bridges of Literacy” MaRA conference
Friday January 15, 11.30am at FON in Skopje
The 21st century skills, development of teaching instruction, adult education, student achievement, critical thinking, media literacy, reading, writing, are just a few examples of the literacy concepts that are having a massive impact on the way we teach and learn nowadays. But where are the… Continue
Added by Anica Petkoska on January 9, 2010 at 12:44pm —
What must schools look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology? Here's how my colleague Alan Bain and I are thinking about that question: "The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change" http://bit.ly/4F8B5Z
Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 29, 2009 at 8:30pm —
The Teaching and Learning Group
At Hawes Side we have worked for many years to develop student voice. One of the most important groups I meet with regularly is our T&L Group. This is made up of a group of children in Y6 (10 and 11 year olds). One day a week we have lunch together and share our thoughts on a range of topics that we feel will ultimately help us become better learners.
Our research recently has featured on the qualities of an effective learner. The first… Continue
Added by Michael Shepherd on December 22, 2009 at 10:13am —