Skip to main content

Home/ educators/ Group items tagged bestpractices

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Vicki Davis

Common Visual Design Mistakes That Ruin the Way Your Course Looks | The Rapid E-Learnin... - 1 views

  •  
    Some great reminders for those designing blended learning courses.
Vicki Davis

Global Math Task Twitter Challenge - 1 views

  •  
    The @globalmathtask #gmttc math challenge is an awesome way for kids of all ages to join in and collaborate to talk about math. You sign up by September. Then, you are assigned a week to create and share a problem. The other weeks, you're solving problems and tweeting the class that made them. Such a great program!
Vicki Davis

Math Shorts - Planet Nutshell - 0 views

  •  
    Some cool short videos for math teachers. These seem to be mostly for upper elementary/ middle/ high school but some great videos. Share with math teachers and find some that work for you. Very nice!
Vicki Davis

The Science of Pep Talks - 1 views

  •  
    A good pep talk has three elements according to science 1) "uncertainty reducing language" 2) empathetic language and 3) meaning-making language. This applies to sports and the classroom and life. This is from the Harvard Business Review.
Vicki Davis

EDpuzzle - 1 views

  •  
    If you're using flipped classroom, this fantastic tool will help you know what students are watching, help you ask questions within the video and interact with your students. I'm so excited to try this out in the fall. Awesome.
Vicki Davis

Pear Deck - 3 views

  •  
    This cool edtech tool lets students load the presentation slides you're giving on their own devices. But even more, you can ask for student responses on individual slides and with prompts. I'm going to be using this for my presentations in the fall. Hat time James Sturtevant. Awesome!
Vicki Davis

Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect | EdSurge News - 2 views

  •  
    Student privacy - SOPIPA and the Privacy pledge
Vicki Davis

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News - 7 views

  •  
    Drill and kill doesn't work. Here's what does. (Interestingly, many people don't know what is best for their own learning!)
Vicki Davis

Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise | Cult of Pedagogy - 12 views

  •  
    The most beautiful classroom ever
Vicki Davis

Listening to James Baldwin | My Year of Teaching Dangerously - 3 views

  •  
    Writing Teacher Shannon Carey is teaching writing this year with an edge. Using the idea of "writing as resistance" she's helping kids find their voice on hard, tough topics and daring them to write great things. Read this blog post for ideas and to see some cool things you can do to challenge great writing.
Vicki Davis

7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud | Edutopia - 7 views

  •  
    You can use technology in your next read aloud. Here are some great ideas,
Vicki Davis

Special Report on Blended Learning - Education Week - 5 views

  •  
    A breakdown of research on blended learning from Education Week.
Vicki Davis

New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect | Edutopia - 7 views

  •  
    " Kristy Cooper's insanely rigorous mixed methods study, Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices, published in the April 2014 American Educational Research Journal, does an exceptional job of showing what works. Cooper, an award-winning researcher at Michigan State University with an MA and Ed.D from Harvard, examined the impact of three well-supported strategies that teachers employ to increase student engagement. As you read each summary below, try to guess which practice had the greatest impact." Todd Finley shares the three methods and asks which has the most impact: 1) Lively teaching, 2) Academic Rigor and 3) Connective Instruction. A fantastic must-read on student engagement that you'll want to email your staff.
Vicki Davis

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia - 12 views

  •  
    Can you help students motivate themselves? Yes you can! Larry Ferlazzo shares some incredible ideas in this blog post over on Edutopia with more than 25,000 shares as of this time. We can help students motivate themselves.
Vicki Davis

About - Makerspaces - Research Guides at Dartmouth College - 1 views

  •  
    Dartmouth College has some videos and resources relating to makerspaces and libraries.
Vicki Davis

Video Interaction Tools | FlippedClass.com - 4 views

  •  
    For those who are flipping or in flipping their classroom, here are some awesome video interaction tools. Don't just SHOW a video, have students interact with it. So many ideas here. Hat tip Jon Bergmann in a conversation he and I were having.
Vicki Davis

Drawing to Learn | Learning Sciences Research Institute - 1 views

  •  
    "Ainsworth, Prain and Tyler  (2011) in a paper in Science argue that  drawing  can play a number of  important roles in learning:, namely: Drawing to enhance engagement - surveys have shown than when students draw to explain they are more motivated to learn compared to traditional teaching of science. Drawing to learn to represent in science - the process of producing visual representations  helps learners understand how scientific representations work. Drawing to reason in science - student learn to reason like scientists as they select specific features to focus on in their drawings, aligning it with observation, measurement and/or emerging ideas Drawing as a learning strategy - if learners read a text and then draw it, the process of making their understanding visible and explicit helps them to overcome limitations in presented material, organise and integrate their knowledge and ultimately can be transformative. Drawing to communicate - discussing their drawings with their students provides teachers with windows into students' thinking as well being a way that the peers can share knowledge, discovery and understanding."
Brendan Murphy

There's no app for good teaching | ideas.ted.com - 6 views

  • Pedagogy and content, Mishra says, can’t be considered independently of each other;
  • using technology as a starting point, a way to introduce new experiences and modes of expressions.
  • Feedback, particularly how often and how it is given, is “massively underappreciated,” says Neil Heffernan,
  • ...4 more annotations...
  • encourage risk and confusion
  • “Kids are resistant to having their fun space colonized by adults.” Rather, she suggests, look to “connect with kids’ interest-driven practices through sites and educational technology that are authentically tied to classroom learning.”
  •  help students see the relevance
  • They learn to teach well by co-teaching with another teacher and then adding to or sharing the lesson.”
Vicki Davis

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Students & Teachers Explain Benefits of MinecraftED... - 10 views

  •  
    Awesome video and information about Minecraft and why it is so AWESOME. Watch this 7 minute video if you just don't get it! H/T Wes Fryer
Vicki Davis

Cool Cat Teacher - YouTube - 6 views

  •  
    A simple video tutorial I created for my students including these essential questions: What is copyright? How long does it last? What are the kinds of copyright? How can I copyright my own work? How can I find works I can use freely? Do I still have to give credit for the work? How can i buy license for professional work? What are the penalties for not following copyright?
1 - 20 of 642 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page