by Brian Crosby | Oct 24, 2013 | Less Teacher, More Student, STEM learning, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
When students are connected, all learning has the potential for being language intense and leveraged to build literacy skills, writes STEM coach Brian Crosby. Opportunities arise that motivate your students to interact at a high level and require them to be articulate to be understood. Add constructivist learning activities around STEM and Maker projects and watch the literacy skills grow.
by Kathy Cassidy | Mar 18, 2013 | Creating Global Classrooms, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Teacher Kathy Cassidy has used Skype for years to connect her primary-aged students with the world. So when the company offered free group video to educators, she jumped at the chance. Five classrooms and lots of Lucky Charms to count! Find out what happened and read her “lessons learned.”
by Kathy Cassidy | Jul 2, 2012 | Creating Global Classrooms, Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Management of our iPads is more of a hassle than I had anticipated. But it is clear to me that these devices ARE making a difference. When I see the studentsâ€™ engagement, their learning, their sharing and their pursuit of their passions, I canâ€™t help but be convinced that these devices have the potential to transform my classroom.
by Patti Grayson | Apr 10, 2012 | Creating Global Classrooms, Making The Shift, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Edmodo is a social networking tool for schools. It is especially designed to be a safe, Facebook-style community where students can communicate and share. Unlike Facebook, Edmodo is highly secure. A teacher can set up a class and obtain a group code for students to use to join the private class group. I’ve been using Edmodo with my students for almost a year now and it has had a big impact on learning and collaboration.