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Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century

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Scratch – Coding for Kids

Coding is the future!

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When we think of our students taking a second language in school, we usually go to the defaults like Spanish, French and German. If you are lucky enough to have Japanese and Chinese that is a bonus and if the school is really progressive maybe American Sign Language is also offered. Rarely, if ever, do we see Coding as a language offered in schools. Continue reading

Open Educational Resources

oer2Thinking about Open Educational Resources?

In this day and age, web content doubles every 18 months (International Data Corporation, 2011). This means by 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information it generates today. In  March of 2012,  after 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica announced that it was ceasing production of its iconic multi-volume book sets. Britannica usually printed a new set every two years, but 2010’s 32-volume was the last.

It is understood that the content is changing so rapidly and that consumers are more comfortable with online accessibility, that it makes sense to move to the fully online environment for the information giant like Britannica.

With textbook adoptions in schools such a huge budget item, it is sometimes in the best fiscal interest to move to Open Educational Resources (OER.) I have created a page under Resources- that has some links to the OER Commons as well as other information and articles on OER.

Is you school using OER? Are you thinking about using OER? I’d like to hear from you. 

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Personalized Mathamatics Instruction to Raise Student Achievement

 


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I’d like to share an excellent webinar mathematics resource covering personalized instruction for K-5 students from T.H.E. Journal and Dreambox Learning

Intelligent Adaptive Learning: An Essential Element of 21st Century Teaching

If you work at the district or K-5 education level, you’ll want to view this presentation. This on-demand webinar covers a next generation technology that is able to tailor instruction according to each students’ unique needs and current understandings and interests, while ensuring that all responses subscribe to sound pedagogy.

This presentation covers how to:

  • Create rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum and motivating learning environment for students K-5
  • Raise the overall achievement level of all students by meeting the learning needs of each individual student
  • Understand the research base required for school districts to invest wisely in technology

View Here!

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