by Smadar Goldstein | Jun 19, 2014 | Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
“Now that Iâ€™ve set up my classroom collaboratively, I cannot imagine returning to a non-collaborative environment,” says online educator Smadar Goldstein. “And whether you’re teaching from thousands of miles away or sharing a physical space with your students, an online component can provide unique shared learning opportunities.”
by Smadar Goldstein | May 30, 2014 | Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Are students cheating when they read the work of fellow students in a collaborative environment and then incorporate the ideas into their own responses? Online teacher Smadar Goldstein prefers to define that as “learning.” But if you have concerns, she has suggestions.
by Smadar Goldstein | Oct 31, 2013 | Creating Global Classrooms, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says â€“ so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.
by Smadar Goldstein | Apr 5, 2013 | Passion Based Learning, Uncategorized, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
When an online teacher encounters eighth graders who don’t know much about online technologies, she has two choices: sneak out of the virtual room – or set about discovering what they ARE good at. Welcome to appreciative inquiry.
by Smadar Goldstein | Oct 14, 2012 | Creating Global Classrooms, The How of 21st Century Teaching, The Teaching Life, Voices
Online educator Smadar Goldstein introduces us to Ilana, the “fabulous” kindergarten teacher who taught each of her four children — and describes four ways she’s incorporated Ilana’s teaching methods into her own distance learning practice.