I'm a grade 4 teacher in BC, Canada, and I'm enrolled in a post-grad. program in integrating technology in teaching. I am looking for ideas to integrate technology into math lessons (starting with whole numbers to 10 000 and addition to 10 000,) in order to better engage students in the lessons and increase their understanding of these concepts. Any ideas for sites, free programs, or lessons themselves will be appreciated. Thank you!
Added by Clare Ellison on August 19, 2010 at 10:11am —
As I often do, I speak with my wife about issues and theories related to
education. Though my wife is not a full time teacher, she does teach
as an adjunct professor at a local community college. Thus, I feel she
is knowledgeable and a worthy audience when discussing educationally
Our most recent discussion revolved around how education needs to be
more effective and applicable to the ever changing needs of the student
population. There… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:34am —
I will preface this post by saying I am only 15 pages into the book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System
, by Diane Ravitch. Despite not being too far along in this book, I feel empowered to share my experiences thus far.
In my short 5 years in education I have learned many things, however for
this post I will concentrate on just one. There is one thing for
certain in education...and that is, there is… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 4:06pm —
A fabulous resource to educators is available, and the best part about it...it is free! Visit the website http://www.ted.com/
and watch videos about "ideas worth spreading." I chose this
particular video by Sir Ken Robinson because I feel Robinson makes a
wonderful point about education. When we talk about education we need
to forget about the evolution of the school system, but rather we… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 12:13pm —
This is my first time participating in Leadership Day 2010, and I must say I am really excited to be a part of this fantastic movement. As
educators, I would argue we all need to be inspirational and progressive
leaders in our own right; however in education's current form we have
building administrators and central office administrators as our
leaders. Their jobs are extremely difficult, and I can honestly say
most people… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 12:05pm —
I'd like us to say more about robust teaching/learning with the implicit question always being: how might this proven entity be done better with IT? See other examples of robust prescriptive teaching methods at:
Added by Anthony Manzo on July 15, 2010 at 1:00am —
In order to safeguard taxpayers’ stimulus money sent to bolster the nation’s education industry, the Obama administration announced a number of new rules. At least one of which could adversely affect private schools, and may very well prove unconstitutional.
On the third and final round of negotiations, on May 26th, 2010, attorney negotiators from several states responded to the section that dealt with validating high school diplomas to curtail the proliferation of diploma mills.… Continue
Added by Bob Bryant on July 6, 2010 at 6:47pm —
This was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network
What an amazing man. What an amazing life. What an amazing example to our young people.
John Wooden, the legendary Wizard of Westwood, died today
, June 4, 2010. He was born in 1910, and in his 99 years on earth he found his purpose, lived it to the fullest, and left a lasting…
Added by Scott Habeeb on June 4, 2010 at 9:22pm —
Pew recently conducted a survey
of 895 technology “stakeholders,” comprised of both technology experts and individuals who represent the Internet savvy public. The survey presented “potential-future scenarios to which respondents [reacted] with their expectations based on current knowledge and attitudes.” MORE...… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on April 2, 2010 at 10:30am —
Isn't this a face and a cartoon you can trust to represent you in the PK-12 for ISTE Board of Directors?
Voting for the 2010-2011 ISTE Board of Directors will begin March 11 and end April 12, 2010.
Hi everyone! Well, I've never run for a position like this before (local sure, but not international!) so I'm not sure this blog is… Continue
Added by gwyneth jones on March 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
Games and Learning: Lure of the Labyrinth, an on-line pre-algebra game for middle-schoolers: http://bit.ly/bGvWFu
(plus more resources)
Added by Lynn Marentette on February 23, 2010 at 5:39pm —
This blog was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network
Here are some great books to consider reading and/or sharing with your students.
Over the years I have been amazed by the number of educators who don't read books related to our field. We recognize the importance of our students reading but then overlook how important it is for us. Perhaps part of the reason is that many books on… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on February 16, 2010 at 8:30am —
Children learn best by making connections to something they already know. It's like connecting the wires of the brain from the platform that already exists to all of the new information that can fit the category in some way. The likelihood that the knowledge is going to become permanent is much more likely when connections are made.…
Added by Bernice Wonderly on February 14, 2010 at 4:54pm —
As we think of the final touches to our simple learning management and communication tool (coursefeeds.com
) we're drawn to the idea in education that these days there exists a basic standard of content on the web. A "standard of content" or SOC, used to be localized to schools and classrooms. It was based on the set of books that a teacher utilized during the school year.
So for example, in my social studies course back in 8th… Continue
Added by Joseph Thibault on January 26, 2010 at 12:04pm —
Added by Lynn Marentette on December 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
Dictation is one of the oldest language teaching activities. It is perhaps for this reason that it has been neglected recently by teachers, claiming that it is too teacher centered, uncommunicative, boring and old fashioned. But is dictation without any merit? Is it really old fashioned and uncommunicative?
Added by Mohammed Rhalmi on December 8, 2009 at 10:50am —
I have never typed a blog before, but I have something that has been on my mind. I think those around me are tired of listening to me about this so here I am.
I have been taking a technology class for the past 4 months. I have become overwhelmed with the amount of technology out there that students and teachers don't have access to, whether it be from lack of know-how or from not having access to the technology.
We (the education community) have to change how we teach and what we… Continue
Added by Teresa Bartholomew on December 5, 2009 at 11:41am —
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education found that students involved in blended learning programs generally performed better than students who participated in face-to-face instruction. According to the study, “The difference between student outcomes for online and face-to-face classes was larger in those studies contrasting conditions that blended elements of online and face-to-face instruction...… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on November 20, 2009 at 3:00pm —
When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinical best practices. Accordingly, our mentees should know some of the major differences between student-engaged and teacher-directed models of teaching.
Some Major Differences Between the Student-Engaged and the Teacher-Directed Models of Teaching
The Student-Engaged Model of Teaching
Teacher structures many opportunities for students to… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on October 14, 2009 at 8:08am —
Soldiers, politicians and the Holy Church all declare war to be an abomination and yet two global wars were fought in the last century and many conflicts since, some deliberately escalated. At first glance, it would appear that war is fought for two reasons defense or conquest. If this holds true than every military engagement can be quantified as either defensive or offensive. The problem with attempting to explain every military operation as either defensive or offensive comes with three… Continue
Added by H2onE2 on October 5, 2009 at 7:09pm —