INTRODUCTION: Recently, teachers have been reaching out to Gradeable with a specific problem: they are feeling overwhelmed with the sheer number of ideas and innovations that are suggested to them for use in their classrooms. With this sentiment in mind, I wanted to compile some resources for managing information by pointing you to some fellow…
The largest dilemma I had at the end of the year was not my impending summer plans, but whether I should keep the Valentine’s Day teddy bear or #1 Teacher mug from students. Or how my set of emergency beakers for on-the-fly demos suddenly grew to 20 beakers (and growing…). We now know what…
Start here. What #technology do you plan to use in your classroom next year?
Here are 10 questions to help you navigate all the new #edtech out there.
A former fifth-grade teacher and co-founder of the Teach to One instructional model explains how it enhances the teaching and learning experience.
Potential. As a teacher, you see it every day: in your students, in your fellow teachers, in your school. There is another place, though, that may not come to mind when you think of potential: your classroom environment. A new study by Stalford University in Manchester, England found that the classroom environment can affect student…
More on one of our themes this week: project-based learning. We’re big fans!
There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?
From Edudemic: Project-Based Learning is a fluid technique to enhance learning that really looks nothing like projects as they’re described below. For example, in a PBL scenario, the teacher’s work is typically done prior to the start of the project, it’s graded on a clearly defined rubric, and has driving questions that keep the learning going.
Very cool stuff. Would you ever consider this in your classroom? Why or why not?
From Blogging About the Web 2.0: For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn’t cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives. Believe it or not, there are lots of options out there, if you know where to look and you are willing to get your hands dirty. The best part? Kids can create these using any of the tools below.
Summer is here. In recent posts we’ve been offering suggestions on reflecting about the year – celebrating your achievements and your students’ achievements. You’ve accomplished a lot and none of this could have happened without your classroom. So we wanted to take some time to explore the space in which your teaching occurs. Our resident…
Every time I watch one of these “Schools That Work” videos, I’m continually impressed. Here’s a great one on project-based learning. Check it out!
Project-Based Learning! Success from start to finish!
What excites me about technology and today’s emphasis on mobile applications is that no matter where I am or whatever problem I encounter, it is not difficult for me to leverage technology to better frame the problem or get a head start on coming up with a solution. Software innovation has been democratized, allowing relatively…