Pedagogy

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Stop Taking Grading Home

In January I wrote a blog post titled “New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom.” I’m here to update everyone. Since …

Pedagogy

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

There’s been a recent flurry of activity by some to redesign Bloom’s Taxonomy by questioning whether “knowledge” should be at the bottom. Personally, …

Pedagogy

Create Cloze Reading Activities with Google Sheets and Other Tools

A "<b>Cloze Test</b>" is a <b>reading activity</b> where a student is given a <b>reading passage with certain words removed</b>. Sometimes the student is also provided with …

Google Docs

Google’s new app turns your ugly doodles into art

Most of us aren’t talented artists, so if I ever need a graphic for some project I’ll usually resort to finding clipart on the web. But that might be a problem of the past thanks to Google’s new AutoDraw tool, which turns your ugly doodles into clean graphics.<p>It’s incredibly simple to use, and a …

Google

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the …

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Resources

Path of Honors — Thoughts behind the design of an interactive history

<i>Path of Honors (here at my Twine site on philome.la) is an experimental interactive history that I am designing in bits and pieces. The plan is to</i> …

Game Design

Jeopardy Rocks Now As Factile - Jeopardy & Flashcards

A couple of years ago I featured Jeopardy Rocks. Recently, Jeopardy Rocks changed its name to Factile and added some more features.<p>At its core …

What to Expect When You’re Project Based Learning | Blog | Project Based Learning

December 13, 2016<br>What to Expect When You’re Project Based Learning<p>You might be reading about Project Based Learning because you self-selected to do …

Pedagogy

The Simplicity of ‘Think-Pair-Share’ – ProfHacker - Blogs

In many courses, class discussion is a central part of student learning. Whether you’re using the Socratic method or aiming for something much more …

Pedagogy

Teaching Morals and Ethics In a World of Gray

<i>A Cathy Rubin Global Education Discussion</i><p>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis<p>Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter<p>The murderous mobster Jimmy …

Parenting

No evidence to back idea of learning styles

There is widespread interest among teachers in the use of neuroscientific research findings in educational practice. However, there are also misconceptions and myths that are supposedly based on sound neuroscience that are prevalent in our schools. We wish to draw attention to this problem by …

Neuroscience

Introducing Passionate Readers – My New Book

When I moved to 7th grade English, I didn’t know much this change would affect me. How I would spend more hours than I had ever spent trying to help …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Education Technology

Response: Ways to Use Learning 'Taxonomies' in the Classroom

« What Are Practical Ways to Use "Taxonomies" Like Bloom's and SOLO? | Main<p><i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new …

Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with …

Applying Nudge Theory to the Classroom Part I

If I weren’t an educator, I would want to be a behavioral scientist. I find the field to be fascinating. Knowing what makes people tick and why they …

Education Technology

My Digital Portfolio Project Planning.

KQED

Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. When learners can make mistakes, reflect on new …

Professional Development

Instructional Design and Technology

12 Mistakes All Teachers Make (And How to Get Past Them)

We’ve all made mistakes in the classroom. A spelling error left for students to catch or losing our patience during a moment of weakness. We’ve all …

Pedagogy

What Effective Blended Learning Looks Like

Blended Learning<p>A high school algebra teacher in Lawrence, KS, has her students watch Khan Academy videos for homework, and when they come to class …

Learning

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

“You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact,” …

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.

Pedagogy

Is the pen mightier than the mouse?

How technology in class impacts learning<p>Researchers at the United States Military Academy at West Point wanted to better understand the impact of …

Teaching and Learning Strategies, Resources, Tips,

I like to give my college education majors options for how they reflect. Such is the case of the <b>Index Card Journal</b> assignment--which can be turned in …

Pedagogy