Vlatka Butkovic

683 Flips | 18 Magazines | 28 Likes | 9 Following | 140 Followers | @VlatkaButkovic | ESL Teacher, founder of Butkovic Education Centre, teacher trainer, consultant, textbook author, jazz singer, knitter

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Teachers spend hours designing and setting up their classrooms. They arrange cozy reading nooks and construct colorful bulletin boards. They know …

Education Technology

Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person

There may be no more contentious an issue at the level of local U.S. government than education. All of the socioeconomic and cultural fault lines …

Noam Chomsky

Q&A Collections: Best Ways to Begin the School Year

During the summer I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past seven years. You can see all those …

Education

Instagram vs Facebook vs Twitter vs Snapchat: Which is Better for Business Marketing

Snapchat

30 Tools to Create Online Quizzes, Polls & Surveys – Best of | Organic Traffic Service / Increase Organic Traffic

2 June 2016,<p>Off<p>Quizzes, tests and exams are some of the best way to gauge a student’s grasp of a subject in school. Similarly, polls and surveys are</b> …

A textbook dilemma: Digital or paper?

My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in …

University of Maryland

Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Better Urban Renewal (Hint: Think Community Engagement)

Urban rejuvenation projects are most successful if they are designed with shared community goals in mind. Photo by Elisa Greco/Flickr<i>Our impressions</i> …

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

Web alati u nastavi i eTwinning projektima

Svrha ovog e-vodiča je dati pregled mrežnih (web) alata koje možete koristiti u nastavi te time motivirati učenike za suradnju, aktivno učenje, …

The Edublogger’s Guide To Global Collaboration

One of the many advantages of having a class blog is the potential for global collaboration.Global collaboration has always been one of my very …

Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>You’ve reached the end of a unit or year,</b> and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires …

Claudio Zavala

DIY Flipgrid Booth<p>It's been a busy summer of 2017! Been lagging on my blog posting. It's not because I did not want to. Just got busy enjoying trips …

To Boost Reading, Stop Blaming Teachers and Start Building Knowledge

For more than a decade, teachers across the United States have been unfairly blamed for our nation’s literacy problems. Test after test shows …

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?<p>Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here …

Pedagogy

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Creative by Nature<i>“The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop</i> …

These 7 Alarming Stats Will Convince You to Use Video Marketing

The video killed the marketing statsThe post These 7 Alarming Stats Will Convince You to Use Video Marketing appeared first on Official Wix Blog | …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

Neuroznanost i konji

<b>Odluka prije odluke?</b><br>Uvriježeno je mišljenje da ljudska bića djeluju prema onome što vjesno planiraju kako bi došli do određenog cilja, npr donesete …

Generacija opasna po živce: Krivi su roditelji ‐ Školski portal

Jedan vrtić u blizini Luzerna provodi jutro u šumi, tema puževi. Odjednom jedan dječak ustaje i gazi puža vinogradnjaka. Užasnuta, druga djeca plaču. …

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we …

You can now 3D-print a house in under a day

Austin, Texas<p>In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass.<p>At South By Southwest today, New Story, a Y Combinator-backed charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas, …

3D Printing

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts …

Real

BIG NEWS!<br>???? The team at @BookCreatorApp has released their new collaboration feature!<br>???? Read about it: https://t.co/s9pCUS7BJs<br>????Students can …

Digitalni sadržaji i aktivnosti [23.] ‐ Školski portal

■ 1. RAZRED ■<p><b>MATEMATIKA:</b><p><b>Prvašići će ponoviti jednoznamenkaste i dvoznamenkaste brojeve u igri hvatanja krtica na kojima su napisani dvoznamenkasti</b> …

Building a Green Screen Toolkit, What do you Need?Many schools...

Building a Green Screen Toolkit, What do you Need?Many schools have new Green Screen areas and we have been seeing some great suggestions on what …

Flipboard Sharing Assignment | Curious Classroom

<b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Read through some articles in your areas of interest on Flipboard.<p>2. Select an article that you find interesting, relevant, and timely.<p>…

Teaching

Flipboard for Educators - curating content from a conference

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers

May 3, 2017 Google Docs has tons of interesting features that can immensely enhance your productivity level as a teacher and educator. However, most …

3 Excellent Google Drive Screen Recorders for Teachers

Here are 3 excellent tools you can use to record your screen and share your screencasts with others. The great thing about these tools is that they …

These iPhone apps make learning ABCs and 123s interactive fun

Education has never been easier with a whole host of tools available to both parents and teachers. Teach kids using the things they’re always holding …

Kids