Emily Wolford

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20% Time In My Classroom #edchat

I'm really excited to get started with my 20 Time set up in my classroom. I've talked to teachers in my department and many of them said they are …

6 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games - e-Learning Feeds

One of the most common concerns we hear from parents is that their kids’ love of video games is causing them to spend their time unproductively. …

Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

It’s tough being a teacher. Kids have so many distractions in their lives, and it’s getting harder to engage tech-savvy students with more traditional subjects.<p>Elizabeth Box was struggling with engagement in her seventh-grade civics class in Okeechobee, Florida — the third-poorest Florida county, …

Teaching

Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games

Educators at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a public high school in Norway, are taking a unique approach to teaching that treats video games as just …

The Walking Dead

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

Annual survey reveals digital resources such as game-based environments and online videos have experienced increased use in classroomsTeachers’ use …

Education Technology

What Is The Flipped Classroom Model And Why Is It Amazing? (With Infographic)

Via Benoit Anger and Thomas Roulet, comes this pretty useful infographic on the increasingly-famous “flipped classroom” model promoted by, among others, Khan Academy’s Sal Khan:<p>(More below.)<p>What’s great about this infographic is that it presents the arguments for and against the flipped classroom …

8 Great Videos About the Flipped Classroom | Emerging Education Technologies

These videos provide a good overview of why the flipped classroom is more popular every day, offering many useful insights for those new to ‘the …

Commentary: Learning In A Flipped Classroom

As Radio 101 commentator, Sophia Fitzgerald, gets older, her classes have become harder. Her chemistry class is one notable exception. That's because …

Education Technology

Scaling Flipped Learning Part 2: Shifting Pedagogy

Individual teachers across the world who are flipping their classes, are often working in isolation and small pockets. However, as the movement has …

Pedagogy

3 Tools for Substitute Classes on Sick Days

Simple to Use Tools for Substitute Plans<p>As teachers, we all know that most of the time it’s easier to come into work sick than take the time to write …

What Are Flipped Classrooms?

In a flipped classroom, students engage in passive learning at home, and class time is devoted to collaborative projects and engaging material more …

Can You Just Tell Me What to Do? | Blog | Project Based Learning

June 3, 2014<br>Can You Just Tell Me What to Do?<p><i>(This article was originally featured on Ben's blog, EduMusings.)</i><p>Project Based Learning (PBL) is pretty …

Teaching

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning

I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with …

10 Things That Will Surprise You If You Put Kids In Charge

Learning Strategies<p>10 Things That Will Surprise You If You Put Kids In Charge<p>By Jeff Sandefer     May 23, 2014<p>LuckyImages / Shutterstock<p>At the Acton …

Cracking the "Ice-Breaker Project" Jinx

• The students would be able to introduce themselves and ease into learning how to talk to each other in an "academic" way.<br>• It would get them thinking …

Critical thinking – the hardest doctoral skill of all?

I’m in the enviable position of having a blog with a wide readership (thank you) which means I get sent review copies by publishers. Everyone at work …

Critical Thinking

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

<i>The easy tool educators are using every day</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom allows …

Education Technology

20 Best Google Classroom Tips From Google Pros

20 Best Google Classroom Tips From Google Pros<p>By Learn2Earn Blog Team<p>Google Classroom is almost as common in today’s classroom as a chalkboard—or …

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers

June 21, 2016<br>For those of you who haven’t tried the new Google Forms yet, the visual guide below will help you get started. It features 10 important …

Chrome App and Extension Database

160+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students<p>I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers that is loaded …

Google

8 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers and Students (Poster)

June 2, 2016<br>Here is a handy poster which you can print out and use with your students in class. The post features eight of what we think are …

Top Ten Picture Books to Encourage Inquiry by Dawn Little

Posted by CBethM on July 13, 2013 in Top Ten Lists | 8 Comments<p>I’ve been thinking a lot about inquiry lately. What is it? Ways to create a classroom …

23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Jurgen Appelo<p>In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to …

An Avenue to Better Teaching

Genius Hour has gotten a lot of attention on Twitter, blogs, and in classes the start of this school year.<p>With all the success stories, there will be …