All Blog Posts Tagged 'curriculum' (21)

Case Study: The Parallel of Technology and Curriculum

Schools are under increasing pressure to implement the Common Core Standards and to develop students’ career and college readiness skills.

Methacton School District, located in a suburb of Philadelphia in southeastern Pennsylvania, is no different. The district is made up of just over 400 staff and more than 5,000 students. Methacton implemented a comprehensive professional development…


Added by Amy Schoenrock on April 10, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Panel Discussion: Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Aligning curriculum and technology successfully requires strong cross-departmental communication. Join us for an online panel discussion on Aligning Curriculum and Technology to hear the successes and challenges two districts have experienced.

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on March 23, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

"T - 2": Preparing for the Extra Duties

At "T minus 2", I begin sifting through the calendars and emails about upcoming meetings, lunch duty schedules, curriculum planning updates, and more.

As I enter dates into my plan book and Google calendar, I remember the year that I was a substitute teacher. I arrived at 7:30 and left at 3:30 with all papers graded, plans for the next day solidified, and specific anecdotal notes on the progress of each child. I often wondered, Why is it that, when I teach full time, I stay until… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Organizing the Wealth of Resources

I check email on vacation. I leave the technical emails alone but, while my hubby reads the newspaper, I enjoy reading the blog subscriptions that come to me by email. This summer, posts from educators like Cool Cat Teacher,… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on July 31, 2011 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

How to win the "best schools" race - don't play the game!

A week ago my knowledge of the education system of Finland was, to be honest,  almost non-existent.   I knew that they were consistently ranked number one of all “Western” countries in PISA testing but had no idea how they did it.  Then, last weekend, I attended a keynote address by Professor Teemu Leinonen, Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Media Lab of…


Added by nevbar1 on July 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

TARGETS - school reform in three minutes

My marathon is over....

I have been privileged of late to have time to read;  to read, to watch, to listen – and to think. Much of this precious time has been has been spent devouring material relating to school reform and exploring one simple question -  how do we respond to the challenges and opportunities provided by the digital revolution to improve our schools?  The concept of “school” as we know it is well over a century old – and was obviously developed before the digital…


Added by nevbar1 on July 11, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Understanding by Decision: When You Can't UbD a Unit

My school has adopted the Understanding by Design (UbD) model of curriculum development - and I love it. Educators first identify Enduring Understandings and… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on July 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Mathematicians' Lament - Paul Lockhart

Following on consistently in my habit of being the last kid on the block to discover something I recently fell upon “Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart.  

The history of the book is interesting in itself – it actually started life as a 25 page type written document that was presented to math guru Keith Devlin at a conference.  Devlin was intrigued and impressed… Continue

Added by nevbar1 on June 16, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Teachers. Who Needs Them?

encouragement I just came home from the movies. In the film I saw (The Kids Are Alright), one character when asked why he dropped out of school says, "I just thought it was a big waste of money for something I could learn myself, from a book."

This was something I had realized early, sitting in the town library one "PD" or professional development day, years ago in grade 8. I was flipping through a National Geographic and chanced upon an article about Jane Goodall. I was stoked, we had… Continue

Added by ddeubel on October 26, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Maintaining Children’s Attention and Improving Their Reading

I‘ve been reading a lot of questions on several Blogs and Facebook pages recently about maintaining children’s interest and attention while they are doing their schoolwork, whether it be at home, or in the classroom. At the same time I have been seeing comments about problems that parents and teachers are having with children’s lack of interest in reading. So as a parent of 2 children, I’d like to share something with you that has really helped us with our 2 children, in both areas – and at the… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on September 10, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments

Technology and Teaching Languages

My thoughts on how technology is part of the curriculum for language teachers. You might also like my ebook of top sites for language teaching

Here is a presentation in brief - focusing on how technology relates to curriculum. Some tips, some thoughts .......…


Added by ddeubel on July 11, 2010 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

Differentiated Curriculum – Breaking the Code

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from the Impetuous Geek…


Added by Alix E. Peshette on March 9, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Open Curriculum for K-12 Educators

Over the past few years, open curriculum has gained momentum in K-12 education. In the face of difficult economic circumstances, site administrators are finding their budgets squeezed by severe funding limitations. In response to thee challenges, public school throughout the country are building comprehensive online learning environments that present new and exciting learning opportunities for students.… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on January 12, 2010 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Feedback on Pillars of Technology Integration

What are the key elements required for a transformation of teaching and learning through the use of technology? There are obviously many reasonable ways to look at this. From what position do you view this issue? Are you a teacher, instructional coach, building principal, technology facilitator, director of technology, chief administrative officer of some flavor, superintendent, parent, or student? For you, this issue will likely run through the… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on July 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

7 Guidelines for Educators

Wes Fryer shares his flickr set @ CoSN 09.

This was one image I found noteworthy.

My favorite is... ' reinvent yourself as a teacher, professor or educator."

With all the emerging technologies and Web 2.0 practices, as educators, we can and should embrace the inevitable.…


Added by John Costilla on March 12, 2009 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Students, School, and Social Networking

I've been engaged in a conversation with some of my fellow tech coordinators in my state about social networking, more specifically Facebook, and how it all fits into schools and the curriculum. Some of the schools have blocked sites like this and a few others, definitely the minority, have left them open. The discussion has ranged from the blocking issue to teaching how to use Facebook and the deeper issues of privacy and posting in general.

Here's my take: Our students are going to… Continue

Added by Martin Sieverding on February 24, 2009 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Global Village Receives Grants for Earth Charter-Based Curriculum

Global Village School recently received grants from Wishworks Inc. and two anonymous family foundations. The grants will support development of a new K-12 curriculum centered on the Earth Charter, a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society. The Global Village Curriculum will be formatted for use by schools, groups, and homeschoolers, and will combine a creative, flexible, student-centered… Continue

Added by Sally Carless on January 20, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The Branding of a School by Lance Winslow

When it comes to education and parent piece of mind image may mean more than you think. Having happy and satisfied parents sure beats having obstinate and hostile ones. Anyone who has been involved in education for any long period of time knows very well how important it is to have the children and parents onboard with the school and staff.

This is where a little bit of solid branding will go a long way to helping build the… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on December 17, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Summer is a Time for New Ideas

Although many of us enjoy taking time to relax and recharge, this is also a good time to reconnect with old Classroom 2.0 friends and to make new ones. This is when I have the space to think about ways to change/update curriculum in meaningful ways for my 3rd graders.

This summer I have also been given a grant for a school-wide learning experience with food. This project will have lessons, speakers, field trips, curricular tie-ins, and hands on experiences. It will encompass… Continue

Added by Amy Koegel on June 26, 2008 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

A.P. Calculus in web 2.0

My name is Mackenzie Proe and I am a student at Millis High School, Millis, MA. I am taking a web 2.0 class this year and I am trying to find different ways to apply web 2.0 in the classroom. I have chosen A.P. Calculus as my subject, and I am looking for any insight as to how web 2.0 can help students learn objectives faster and better. An A.P class is mainly on how to take the A.P. test and score to get college credit. With this in mind, there are many deadlines that teachers have to follow… Continue

Added by Web 2.0 Class on February 14, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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