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valerie taylor

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners - Edudemic - Edudemic - 0 views

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    "life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don't necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies.

    Those with a lust for learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don't have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps are out there just twitching for users to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two."
valerie taylor

IMAGES | Visualization and Spatial Reasoning - 0 views

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    "Instructional activities and lesson plans for visualization and spatial reasoning

    The activities and lesson plans listed here (by grade level) are described more extensively in Instructional Activities and Lesson Plans, where they are listed alphabetically."
valerie taylor

How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning | MindShift - 0 views

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    "seven components to game-play that aptly fit curriculum design.
    Challenge is constant
    Everything is interconnected
    Failure is reframed as iteration
    Learning happens by doing
    Feedback is immediate and ongoing
    Everyone is a participant
    It feels like play"
valerie taylor

Engineering a Better Future for Girls - US News and World Report - 0 views

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    "Although young women currently make up only 18 percent of engineering majors, there are many bright spots including such disciplines as biomedical and environmental engineering, where in 2011 these fields awarded 39 percent and 44 percent of their degrees, respectively, to women."
valerie taylor

Smartphones in the Classroom? Sure, With These Top Apps for Each Subject | Fluency21 - ... - 0 views

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    "A report by Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project indicated that 73 percent of teachers use cell phones for classroom activities. Educational apps open a world of possibilities for teachers and students. The growing pool of grade- and subject-specific apps can keep students engaged and make teachers' lives easier."
valerie taylor

Teaching Tweens & Young Teens NOW - 0 views

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    "How to Teach Tweens & Young Teens - The first few weeks in the middle grades classroom can be all too real - even a little surreal at times. That's especially true for new teachers and those just beginning to teach at the middle level. "
valerie taylor

What Works Clearinghouse - 0 views

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    " focusing on the results from high-quality research, we try to answer the question "What works in education?"

    Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions."
valerie taylor

How to Get Your School Ready for STEM This Year | MindShift - 0 views

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    "ramp up for great STEM learning by following some advice gathered from educators who've been teaching STEM classes successfully for several years.

    First things first: Prepare yourself for noisy, exuberant classrooms where multiple right answers abound and failure is regarded as a positive step toward discovery and a successful solution. Get ready for kids to work closely together, using hands-on methods to solve real-world problems."
valerie taylor

The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools | Engaging Parents ... - 0 views

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    "The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools"
valerie taylor

A Collection Of Useful Recently-Published Interactive Maps & Charts | Larry F... - 0 views

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    "some quite useful interactive maps and charts that have been published recently"
valerie taylor

16 Free Science Apps You Must Download Now! From edshelf - 0 views

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    "chemistry, physical science, and general science iPad apps. And the best part - they are all FREE! A teacher's favorite price!"
valerie taylor

Six Ways To Motivate To Students To Learn | MindShift - 0 views

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    "Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And most smart teachers know this, even without scientific proof"
valerie taylor

Definition Of Digital Citzenship - 0 views

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    "citizenship far more complex than a simple legal matter, but rather one that consists of self-knowledge, interaction, and intimate knowledge of a place, its people, and its cultural history."
valerie taylor

15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of - 1 views

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    "some seriously helpful free learning sites. Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, that run the gamut from providing full degree programs to simple job-skill training tools, offering a little something for every kind of learner."
valerie taylor

5 Free Educational Apps Worth A Download - 0 views

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    " Finding great educational apps that are free, is not all that easy. So many new educational apps are released daily. Knowing that, "Not all apps are created equal," keeps us on our mission to find the best educational apps for your mobile devices"
valerie taylor

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad - 0 views

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    "list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning-math drilling and phonics, for example-while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like. These are purposely not all purely academic, "training" apps that focus on individual skills, but rather the an array of apps students could use daily to improve their ability to think, connect, and use information."
valerie taylor

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Educational Apps - 0 views

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    "immense opportunities that come with touch-screen tablets also bring the responsibility to make new plans, set new limits and take time to play with these new tech-tools ourselves.  As both an educator and app developer, I can see how challenging it is to find apps that are out there, somewhere, that dovetail with school curriculum.

    For educators who are investigating which elements of technology and learning apps to use in their classrooms we encourage asking some key questions."
valerie taylor

Video Friday: Retro Robots, Mobile Manipulation, and Mario - IEEE Spectrum - 0 views

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    "Industrial Robot Demo Maker Person. We salute you, and your latest idea involving robots, slot cars, and Mario. And there's more, of course, because it's Video Friday."
valerie taylor

Edheads - The Compound Machine - 0 views

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    "Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine!"
valerie taylor

Project Learning in Action: The Wing Strength Design Project | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Aviation High School, in Seattle, Washington, is described as "the premier public high school of choice for students . . . who wish to pursue their passion for aviation and aerospace in a learning environment that prepares them for higher education, citizenship, and work."

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