Genius Hour: Passion-Based Learning #liveclass20 http://bit.ly/18kXFmu Genius Hour: Passion-Based Learning #liveclass20 #webinar
Genius Hour is a precious time, loved by all my students.
It is when they are allowed to develop their own inquiry question about whatever it is that they want to explore,“ so says Gallit Zvi (@gallit_z), one of our presenters. Joining Gallit will be Denise Krebs (@mrsdkrebs), Hugh McDonald (@hughtheteacher), and Joy Kirr (@joykirr), who are all middle school educators.
They will share the basic philosophy of Genius Hour or 20% Time, why you and your students should do it, some examples of Genius Hour projects, how this kind of learning informs all we do in the classroom, and scaling up Genius Hour to change the world and become part of the Choose2Matter and Quest2Matter movements. Genius Hour Twitter Group Global Genius Hour Project
Pedagogy Vs Andragogy http://bit.ly/10qyCxq Tom Whitby wrote this great article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles of adults learning in kids learning. I highly recommend this article to those of you interested in learning more about Andragogy. I am also sharing with you this awesome chart created by floridatechnet.org featuring the differences between pedagogy and Andragogy. Enjoy
What is Genius Hour? http://www.gallitzvi.com/2/post/2012/06/what-is-genius-hour.html What is Genius Hour?
Genius Hour is a precious time, loved by all my students. It is when they are allowed to develop their own inquiry question about whatever it is that they want to explore. They are then given about 3 one hour Genius Hour sessions and then they are usually ready to present their learning to the class.
Genius Hour is an amazing time. All the kids are excited and this creates a buzz in the air! Some students are huddled around a laptop doing research on countries they are interested in, others are creating websites, PowerPoints and slideshows on an area of interest, and some are out in the hallway filming movies. Some aren't using technology at all, but rather are building and creating things with their hands. But no matter what they are working on, the common thread is that it is something they are interested in and/or passionate about.
Innovating Pedagogy 2012 (pdf) http://bit.ly/YHUzo1 Innovating Pedagogy 2012
The Open University [UK]
Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and
assessment, to guide educators and policy
This series of reports explores
new forms of teaching, learning
and assessment for an interactive
world, to guide teachers and
policy makers in productive
innovation. The first report
proposes ten innovations that are
already in currency but have not
yet had a profound influence on
New pedagogy for e-books | Publisher-led short courses | Assessment for learning | Badges to accredit learning | Rebirth of academic publishing | Seamless learning | Learning analytics | MOOCs | Rhizomatic learning | Personal inquiry learning |
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 27 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
Class Charts http://www.classcharts.com Class charts is a seating chart and behaviour management tool. Teachers can quickly add students and then use custom behaviours to reward or sanction pupils.
And it is 100% free.
With Class Charts you get data rich seating charts and streamlined behaviour management.
You can even collaborate with other teachers and work as a team to tackle behaviour.
ClassDojo http://www.classdojo.com ClassDojo is an classroom tool that helps teachers manage behavior and boost engagement in class really quickly and easily. ClassDojo enables teachers to recognize specific behaviors and accomplishments in real-time, with just one click of a smartphone or laptop button.
ClassDojo works by setting up real-time feedback loops in the classroom, to recognize and reinforce specific, desirable behaviors, values and accomplishments. You can do this with just one click, and have real-time visual notifications appear on your smartboard, laptop or projector. All recognition is logged automatically, and student behavior records are automatically created and updated so you don't have to do any other data entry (unless you want to, of course!). ClassDojo automatically generates analytics, shareable character report cards and insight into your classroom that has never before been available.
ClassDojo can run on an interactive whiteboard, a computer connected to a projector, or even just a smartphone, tablet or iPod touch! The only thing you really need is some kind of computer device in the classroom (just one, for the teacher, is enough) and an internet connection.
ClassDojo : Realtime behavior management http://www.classdojo.com/ ClassDojo : Realtime behavior management
For many teachers, parents and students, improving student behavior is a hassle that gets in the way of effective teaching and learning. We want to solve this problem, and move education beyond just building great test scores, to actually building great people. We hope you like what we've built so far - the best is yet to come. Review at Learninginhand
VirtualPREX : Virtual Professional Experience http://www.virtualprex.com/ VirtualPREX : Virtual Professional Experience
VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
simSchool: a Classroom Simulator for Educators http://www.simschool.org/ simSchool: a Classroom Simulator for Educators
simSchool is a classroom simulator for educators. Teachers can gain valuable classroom experience via this website, helping them to gain confidence in their teaching ability.
This website is a place to explore instructional strategies, examine classroom management techniques, and practice building relationships with students that will translate into increased learning.
Teachers may learn from this virtual classroom by analyzing students’ differences, adapting instruction to an individual’s needs, gathering data about the impacts of instruction and seeing the results of their teaching.
simSchool is like a "flight simulator" for educators - a place where instructors can explore instructional strategies, examine classroom management techniques, and practice building relationships with students that will translate into increased learning.
A Modern Classroom http://creatingthefuturetoday.com/pages/72 A Modern Classroom
IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work
| The Culture of Games | Inside the “Virtual Cave” | Immersive Training Spaces | Worlds Disappearing | Hybrid Education | A Modern Classroom | Learning from Robots | Collapsing Time and Distance | Creating Avatars | A New Way to See | Social Media | Media Trend | Flip Thinking | The Cloud | Learning Experiments | Finding Epic Meaning | Focus on STEM | Charter Schools | Quest to Learn | Creativity & Agility | Empathy & Vision | The Future of Work | Beating the Talent Mismatch | Workflow | Creating Jobs | Here I Stand | The Economic Machine | Grants |
Managing a classroom well http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/tutorials/conflict/ Welcome to the University of Minnesota's video workshop on managing difficult situations in the classroom.
The goal of this experience is to help you think through challenging situations you may encounter in the classroom and to see and hear a variety of teaching consultants address the situation.
Manage That Class with Sue Cowley http://www.teachers.tv/series/manage-that-class-with-sue-cowley Manage That Class with Sue Cowley
Sue Cowley coaches primary and secondary school teachers, via concealed cameras and earpieces. From her observations, Sue is then able to offer advice, support and possible behavioural soutions.
There are 7 videos in this series.
Effective Classroom Management Techniques http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr155.shtml Effective Classroom Management Techniques
"The most important action an effective teacher takes at the beginning of the year is creating a climate for learning."
Classroom Management Plan http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~dwiggins/plan.html Classroom Management Plan
The purpose of this paper is to present a classroom management plan based on discipline models presented in C.W. Charles book, Building Classroom Discipline. The paper is divided into two parts, which are in turn subdivided by management principles. The first part covers preventive discipline, while the second covers supportive and corrective discipline.
It is hoped that such a plan, if implemented, would lead to all students become more respectful of others, more responsible for their education, and more effective in their practice of self-control.
The Teachers TV ITE Lectures - Classroom Management http://www.teachers.tv/videos/classroom-management-2 The Teachers TV ITE Lectures - Classroom Management
Learn about classroom management and behaviour, in this lecture for trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs), with practical advice and techniques offered by Terry Haydn.
The Honor Level System http://www.honorlevel.com/ The Honor Level System has been in use by schools across the U.S. for over twenty years. Although designed to meet the needs of middle level students, it is also successfully used in both elementary and high schools. The introduction should give you a good overview of how this very positive program works.
Engrade http://engrade.com A free online gradebook with attendance, lesson plans, flashcards, discussions and more.
Everything Will Be All Right http://www.dougwallace.net/blog Author Doug Wallace, a generational poverty victim survivor, works with teachers, principals and sociology professors regarding issues of class prejudice and behavioral patterns of the culture of poverty.
Dropout Prevention http://bit.ly/bJQO4f Dropout Prevention
Geared toward educators, administrators, and policymakers, this guide provides recommendations that focus on reducing high school dropout rates.
Strategies presented include identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment.
Feng shui principles transform a classroom http://www.edutopia.org/classroom-space-design-feng-shui Give Your Space the Right Design
Feng shui principles transform a classroom.
"...made an emergency call to Deborah Gee, a Bay Area feng shui consultant, who quickly confirmed Taylor's suspicions: His classroom was suffering from a case of very bad chi."
Noise tracker http://bit.ly/O3kDa Noise tracker
An interative PowerPoint to have on your IWB to keep children aware the noise level. You just click on the colour of the traffic light that you need to anytime. If gives the warnings that I use in my class, but these could easily be editing to fit in with your class rules.
Seating chart for your classes http://www.superteachertools.com/ Looking for a quick and easy way to create a seating chart for your classes?
Look no further. We have created a simple Seating Chart Maker. This tool will help you make a free printable seating chart for an unlimited number of classes in minutes. You can enter up to 30 names into our Class List Maker form, then watch as they are randomly placed in your classroom. All desks are draggable so you can make your seating chart look more like your classroom.
Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.org/ Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.