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Managing the pressure of the 'difficult' class - The Learner's Way - 33 views

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    Sometimes, it seems the class you are teaching is more than you can cope with. The truth is all teachers face times like this. The sad part is that many good teachers decide that the best move for them in these times is to leave the profession; a trend we need to fix. 
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The Most Audacious 'Class' I've Ever Seen - Blog - HappySteve - 27 views

  • We use a 'landscape/frame/gateway' approach that overlays freedom and agency onto a sophisticated curated learning landscape that takes 100s of hours to set up. 
  • Audacious. 180 kids, 1 space, NO TEACHERS. They put precautionary measures in place. No gap in duty-of-care. But: one huge risk. An audacious risk. Step back. Create space. Allow agency. Truth is, for the rest of the year it will be: 180 kids, 6 to 8 teachers, 1 space, and a virtual learning platform to rival the Khan Academy.
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    Lookk, before you do anything, just watch this footage. Then, optionally, read my waffle. But watch this footage. As jaw-dropping to me as any TED talk. Try to spot the teacher. OHHHH there aren't any. Yet the kids are working in synchronicity. WHY? HOW? Answer this, and you've cracked the paradigm-change nut we're smack-bang in the middle of:
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Poll Everywhere: If you can't beat em'....... - 81 views

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    If you are looking for instant feedback...here it is. FREE ACTIVE POLLING using something most students have, a cellphone!
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The Fischbowl - 23 views

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    Insightful blog on using social media in education
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Flashcards online - Create, learn, and share - Ediscio - 66 views

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    Learn flashcards online - free. Create cards on your own or cooperatively, and prepare for tests systematically.
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Preparing to use Diigo « social media in education - 122 views

    • Tracy Tuten
       
      May need to ask Matt Long how to do this
  • Invite students using their University e-mail addresses; also invite the course administrator and another tutor (so that the Diigo work doesn’t get lost if you fall ill). Create a link from Diigo to the VLE (using the HTML code that Diigo provides) so that updates are posted to the VLE (I got the idea of using widgets found in Mason and Rennie’s on E-learning and Social Networking Handbook, 2008:83) – and possible show your Diigo ‘education pioneer’ badge too… See the screenshot from my Blackboard VLE below.
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    Checklist for using Diigo in education.
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    Blog post on using Diigo with one's class and linking Diigo to Blackboard
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eSchool News - eSchool News covers the intersection of technology and innovation in edu... - 27 views

    • lyndsaydeyo
       
      I would like to know more about how teachers are able to differentiate so much of their instruction.
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Prezi - Ideas matter. - 42 views

    • Kalin Wilburn
       
      Prezi is a zooming presentation creator. It is easy to use and offers you a 21st century presentation that doesn't even compare to PowerPoint. Your presentations can have a professional appearance without having to switch between slides or add transitional effects to each individual detail. Prezi provides you a canvas to be creative on so don't be afraid to think outside the box -- explore other Prezis to get ideas (they will blow you away).
    • Emily D
       
      My middle school students learn to use Prezi easily. It helps teach them literacy skills, organization, critical thinking, and all other skills related to writing an essay or story.
    • amyearmstrong
       
      I am working with the math teacher and his students are creating a math story using Prezi. They love the program and seem to be enjoying the project so far.
    • Christian Cailleaux
       
      Dommage qu'il ne soit pas encore traduit en français ! Attention de ne pas rendre malade le lecteur ;=)
    • fredbernard
       
      " On est en même temps sur le tableau ?! " S'exclamèrent les élèves à qui j'ai présenté l'application il'y a deux ans. Plus que l'aspect visuel flateur, la dimension collaborative synchrone en fait un véritable outil social à la sauce Web2.0
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    Use this tool to make presentations "beyond the slide"
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    Prezi is the zooming presentation editor
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    Create astonishing presentations live and on the web
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    Free tool
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    Fantastic tool
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    Präsentationssoftware
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