Pam Heward

22 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Following | 9 Followers | @PamHeward | A passionate educator who loves helping others learn.

Boondocking Locations 2017

Towing our home around the country has given us the opportunity to see more places than we would have ever dreamed of before. The best part we get to …

The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app

#1 Explain Everything<p>It was no surprise to us that Explain Everything came top in this list.<p>We’ve seen anecdotally that teachers love this app, and …

Education Technology

LEAP Innovations Releases Personalized Learning Framework and School Survey

column | Learning Strategies<p>LEAP Innovations Releases Personalized Learning Framework and School Survey<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Apr 20, …

Pedagogy

Comment on 6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful by scoefield

Excellent ideas of how to preplan and organize PD changes that are so needed. Thank you.

Flipped Classroom

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School

column | Learning Strategies<p>Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist) and Kyle Pace     Mar 9, …

Technology in the Classroom Tools to Create Rubrics

Rubrics are a well-accepted, even transformative tool for assessing student knowledge over a breadth of criteria. Their deep granular detail enables …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Flipping Flipped Video Lessons

When we talk about flipped lessons it often involves a lot of heavy lifting on a teacher’s part. From finding a video to adding questions to the …

Education Technology

QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on Scannables

The ACES Framework<p>In the classroom, QR codes can be used for a purpose. They can be thoughtfully integrated into instruction in a way that elevates …

Storyboard

Create a Storyboard<p>Create dynamic presentations by incorporating PBS videos, graphics, and text. There are two options for using Storyboards in your …

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

• Whole-group instruction<br>• Guided practice<br>• Independent practice<br>• Reflection<p>1. Personalize whole-group instruction and gather formative data.<p>Whole-group …

Hidden Gems: 20 Awesome Web Tools for Teachers

Most teachers today use technology in the classroom. Many are eager to utilize more tools to enhance their lessons and give their students more …

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

<b>4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning</b><p>by <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and …

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice

<b>The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum of Choice</b><p>What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom?<p>We’ve taken a …

23 Questions To Cultivate Deeper Learning Mindsets

A fellow educator recently asked me, “What are some of the best ways that educators can teach deeper learning mindsets?”<p>“Good question. One way is to …

How Essential Questions Drive Purposeful Learning

Why do I have to learn this? This is perhaps one of the most irritating questions. ]As a teacher, do you have a good answer though? History teachers …

Demonstrating Authentic and Rigorous Learning in PBL

1. Create artifacts that really answer the driving question.<p>In PBL, the driving question serves more than just to provoke student interest. According …

Why We Fail To Adapt

We cannot live our lives surrounded by the familiar and expect to embrace the new and different.

The Brain

14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about

This is the official Facebook group of this blog. It has over 3000 fans constituting a marvellous community of educators. We share on it every single …

Two Chrome Extensions That Can Help You Stay on Task

At one point or another we've all said, "I'm just going to check Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest for a minute then I'll get back to work." It's funny …