Posted on May 1, 2016 by Rhondda
Another one of Mia Macmeekin’s great infographics. This one offers inspiration to teachers with a range of 28 different ideas for promoting active learning in the classroom situation. These suggestions are general in nature so they can be applied to various types of lessons and learning areas. There are brief statements included to give starters to teachers for planning lessons.
Students are the focus in in the learning processes mentioned here. They involve individual learning methods, group work and communication between students and some include using various technologies.
This is a great overview different methodologies that could make any classroom management more inclusive and welcoming to all students.
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Posted on April 26, 2016 by Rhondda
We have recently had parent teacher conferences, some professional learning activities and staff appraisals, for a number of our teachers, occur at this time each year. This has prompted some discussions about what teachers do and what should they do.
I found the following infographic interesting and thought it might form the basis for further discussions. It would be interesting to hear what my colleagues think about what attributes are need to be a good teacher in today’s schools and what it will take to be so in the future.
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics
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Posted on January 2, 2015 by Rhondda
Digital Storytelling – Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything “Digital storytelling is one way for students and teachers to share their knowledge. This page includes links to support the use of digital storytelling for both teaching and learning. “
When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins | Cult of Pedagogy How to teach text structures for better reading comprehension and improved retention. Teachers of history, science, and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching of content. But how should they do that? What are the most effective ways to help students learn to read challenging content-area texts? This article breaks down the research behind explicit teaching of text structures and includes a video that shows how to do it (Great for content-area literacy).
10 Ways to Integrate Google Drawings in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning “Here is a step by step visual guide to help you learn how to use Drawings to create posters.”
Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher (updated) | An Ethical Island Teachers play a crucial role in developing 21st century skills in their students. If they are going to do this, they need to have a certain set of characteristics or skills and model for the students. This infographic by Mia MacMeekin lists 27 ways to be the 21st century educator.
16 Pinteresting Ways Educators Use Pinterest – PikeMall Tech Ideas for teachers.
From The Archives: “Five ways to get kids to want to read and write” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… A reminder about a well-written article with practical advice for parents and teachers
Literacy in the Digital Age – Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything Kathy Schrock’s page features some wonderful links to many sites that help to explain the key literacies that are part of today’s literacy landscape. Well organised under clear headings, these offer a great resource for educators and offer many opportunities for classroom inclusion.
Hey guys, do you know what kind of reader are you? – BookLikes This infographic features six kinds of readers together with a short description on each. When I looked at the categories I find that I am a bit of a cross between a couple of these.
Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens | School Library Journal An interesting piece about fan fiction. It hexpalins what it is and discusses the development of fanfiction, some of the better known fanfic sites and also names some well-known authors who have written faction in the past..
Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free Edmodo Apps to Try This Year “Edmodo a good system for organizing and sharing content with students. The single log-in aspect of Edmodo gives your students access to excellent tools without having to keep track of separate user names and passwords.” Seven free Edmodo apps are briefly explained and linked in this post.
Coding for Kids Revisited | Edutopia An annotated list of six resources that could be used for coding with primary school students (5-11). They are all free and provide students with opportunities to be exposed to programming.
18 Useful cybersafety tips for teenagers – Generation Next | A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community Practical, simple no-nonsense tips for parents and teachers to use with young people
Spezify – Visual Search & Inspiration Spezify is a visual search engine. It gives related concepts at the top of the page and then finds images, definitions, quotes, symbols and sites related to the specified search. To limit some of the results you can click on the tools icon and take out some of the social networking sites. NOTE: Some of the search results may include ‘M’ rated content.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
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Posted on November 25, 2013 by Rhondda
Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship is a really useful infographic from a post by Nancy White – @NancyW.
She created it when she was looking for a resource about the importance of modeling good digital literacy skills for students. She explains that teaching digital citizenship as a separate curriculum is ok but finding the moments when they need the skill as part of undertaking a task, where the principles of digital citizenship can be applied, is the best way for them to learn and understand.
Allied to this infographic is a presentation (at the bottom of the post) where Nancy explained different aspects of digital citizenship called “9 Elements or themes of Digital Citizenship”. This presentation was created to explain digital literacy to parents but is a useful way to explain the concepts to fellow educators. These elements were:
- Digital Access
- Digital Commerce
- Digital Communication
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Law
- Digital Rights and Responsibilities
- Digital Health and Wellness
- Digital Security
The infographic uses the above themes and then puts them into a classroom context. It offers some direction for teachers who are working with students on particular tasks. It helps to map out what areas will be covered when students are asked to undertake each digital activity. It really goes without saying really that teachers must also show their students what’s expected of them. The themes need to be discussed with students when needed, allowing them to ask questions and explore ideas in a real situation. The final point that teachers, and all responsible adults really, need to model good digital citizenship themselves if they want young people to take these ideas on board I can’t agree with more completely. I have found with all things that if you say one thing but do another, you students will not take you or your message seriously.
Whilst many of the themes can recur in more than one context, Nancy has matched the most likely themes with the appropriate context:
- Read: digital literacy and digital access
- Watch: digital health and wellness and digital literacy
- Find: digital access and digital literacy
- Record: digital etiquette, digital rights and responsibilities also leading on to discussions about digital footprints and cyberbullying
- Curate: digital law and digital literacy
- Connect: digital communication and digital safety and security
- Collaborate: digital etiquette and digital communication
- Create: digital rights and responsibilities and digital commerce
- Write: digital communication and digital law
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Rhondda
The following infographic is worth a look and it is only a snapshot it could lead on to more discussions about what the data actually means to particular situations.
The Menco company has developed in China and seems to be interested in many aspects of education. The people involved who are listed have interesting educational histories. Their rationale:
We asked over 100 European and North American teachers to rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.
So what results did they get from these teachers? Of course interest doesn’t give any specifics nor detail about what they are doing. Does interest lead to action? And I would say it is today’s education, not the education of tomorrow.
What information is the infographic giving us?
- Web-based Tools For Education – 90.9% of teachers are very interested or interested and another 8.1% are somewhat interested this. Only 1% are not interested or only might be interested.
- Online Educational Resources – 94.1% teachers are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, only 1% not interested or might be interested
- Digital Literacy – 95% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 4% might be interested, 1% not interested. This is the field I am the most interested in and one that many of those working in school libraries have been most involved in.
- Personal Learning Networks – 96% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 3% might be interested, 1% not interested. This would be an area that i would like some further discussion about. Are the teachers building their PLNs and/or are they educating their students about how to best utilize these opportunities for educational purposes.
- Blended Learning – 96.9% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 2.1% might be interested, 1% not interested.
- Social Media In Education – 96% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 2% might be interested, 2% not interested. An area that seems to be in constant change with many new things being developed all the time.
- E-Moderation – 91.9% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 1% might be interested and 6.9% not interested. I need to better understand this area and have only read a few pieces about it.
- Mobile Learning – 91% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 2% might be interested, 7% not interested. further discussion about what individuals and their schools are doing about m-learning opportunities and if they are going down the BYOD pathway would be an interesting follow-up.
- Digital Games In Education – 85.9% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested, 9.9% might be interested and 4% not interested.
- Interactive Whiteboards – Although overall 81.3% are very interested, interested, or somewhat interested there does seem to be a move away from this form of technology as 27.7 only might be interested, 12.9% might be interested and 15.8% not interested.
I am often looking at research or data collected about technology uses in schools or educational fields. Most of the things I find are from the US or to a lesser extent UK or Europe. China has increasing the links between our two countries. Why are Australian teachers not being surveyed? Who in Australia is trying to gather this type of information? If someone is collecting data, why are we not seeing it shared?
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Posted on May 14, 2013 by Rhondda
I like to follow a lot of the TEDtalks. They are often thought-provoking and frequently challenging.
Yesterday, when I checked, I found that one of my favourite speakers, Sir Ken Robinson , has done another talk for them. He is again champions a radical rethink of our school systems. Although not talking specifically about the Australian system, it is easy to apply his logic here. Watch the video and then answer his challenge: How do we get out of the educational “death valley” we now face? How do we nurture our students, teaching them to value and cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligences.
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
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