Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Great tools to leverage and extend Google Apps for Education. formEmailer, formMule, Doctopus, autocrat etc...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Project Based Learning (PBL) is something we all strive to perfect. I love coming across articles with lists that teachers can quickly reference like this one. Some of the ideas in this article are new to me so thought I'd share it.
Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college.
The success of their PBL approach is largely attributable to the fact that their process is designed to stimulate student inquiry. Additionally, their process can be applied to any project in any subject, which means there is a consistent approach across grades and subjects at Manor.
Read on for all of the steps:
Google Apps for Education: Getting Organized with gClass Folders:
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Friday, October 11, 2013
"Hear Me is now less about the technology and more about the guidance and structure—the “scaffolding,” to borrow a favorite term of educators—that comes from mentors sitting with, listening to, and challenging kids to take their ideas to the next level. As Pachuta says: “Personal interaction makes technology meaningful”—and it also makes the technology secondary.
It’s a lesson that bears repeating as Smart Boards have become ubiquitous in today’s classrooms and school districts, such as Los Angeles Unified, are spending millions on fleets of new iPads. Technology rollouts can become a waste of time and money if there isn’t adequate focus on the people who will be interacting with students while using the technology."
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
and Writing for an Audience in Edutopia
thinking about support writing and thinking.
Writing is about communicating ideas and thoughts. Writers are authors. Authoring means much more than writing though, as we approach common core writing standards, how bound by traditional written text do we need to be?