Sep 30 2012

5 benefits of diversity in a 21st century classroom

Diversity is more than enrolling students of different races in a school.  The school atmosphere should demonstrate celebration and acknowledgement of students from all races through arranging activities that encourages students to communicate and collaborate. Diverse ideas or knowledge of the content: A heterogeneous team breeds heterogeneous thoughts.  It is always an adventure when students …

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Technology, is that all it takes?



Technology, is that all it takes

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Jul 27 2012

The 3 Learning Networks explained

UDL-3 Learning Networks

Universal Design for Learning “is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.”  UDL principles are applicable for general education, English as second language learners, students with disabilities and gifted learners.  UDL allow choices, different paths.  As a science teacher, I need to utilize multiple means of representation, …

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Jul 14 2012

Six reasons why PBL is applicable in a flipped classroom

3C's of PBL

In flipped classroom students study class materials at home or during their free time and practice or in-depth learning takes place in class with the instructor as a facilitator.  Practice may be in the form of homework, hands-on experience as in Science laboratory, problem or project based learning.  Project Based Learning (PBL) is an inquiry …

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Jul 06 2012

“A picture is worth a thousand words”

luvskool clip art

Educators are always looking for more strategies to make learning engaging and fun.  Pictures have been used in education and societies to transmit information, to preserve a culture, and so on.  Now with Thinglink students can enrich their images by embedding links, adding music and videos, and tagging people. The clip art ( I luv …

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