Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here is a great article that addresses the using real world experiences with technology. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Educator suggests technology is best used as a classroom tool
Technology is best used as a learning tool in projects where students connect with and potentially affect
their communities, writes middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter. In this blog post, he criticizes the repetitive approach to learning skills emphasized by some educational games and suggests that interacting in real-world lessons is a better approach to teaching 21st-century skills such as collaboration and reflection. Center for Teaching Quality/Tempered Radical blog (7/13)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Here are some great ideas to assure teacher and student success when beginning to implement flipped instruction. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

How to give teachers time to flip instruction

College students working in computer lab
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Schools can give teachers the time, support and resources they need to flip instruction by rethinking professional-development time, two former educators write in this article. Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams -- considered pioneers in the flipped-class movement -- also highlight the role of teacher collaboration in flipped instruction. District Administration magazine online