26 July 2009
You've had a well deserved summer break, ready to start thinking about lesson ideas and learning strategies for this new year? You don't wanna just use what you did last year or even the year before.
Hey, we would have never stepped foot on the moon, it ain't no hoax, doing the same ole stuff year after year.
Yep, I encouraging you to break outta da box - starting now!
Teach using projects or service learning feed: http://www.educationreporting.com/greenschool.xml
Teach with online games feed: http://www.educationreporting.com/Education_Games.xml
21 July 2009
Read the article @ http://www.educationreporting.com/article-how-to-teach-with-ee.htm
16 July 2009
Here is the street cred: Dr. Mighton completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Toronto and was awarded an NSERC fellowship for postdoctoral research in knot and graph theory. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Mathematical Research and an Adjunct Professor of mathematics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mighton also lectured in philosophy at McMaster University, where he received a Masters in philosophy.Honestly, I am impressed with the approach the program takes to include all students, at their learning speeds, using relevant materials and methods. He says his programs works for teachers, parents, and tutors - I believe him.
Link to material at "JUMP Math": check out "JUMP Math" http://www.educationreporting.com/curriculum.php#mat
15 July 2009
I didn’t wake up one day and say, “I’m going to do a Service Learning (SL) project with students.” The neighborhood of my school is recognized as the poorest area in the state, most students don’t speak English as the primary language at home. Over 80% of students take advantage of the free lunch program and just a small percentage will get to college; even fewer will graduate with a degree. When I first considered sponsoring an after school club to do recycling, I thought a few students might be interested. I had to gear myself up to deal with the overwhelming student participation, which was all volunteer on their part.
Read the article, get my top six service learning resources, at http://www.educationreporting.com/article-sizzle%20-of-service-learning.php
14 July 2009
1. Digital Storytelling
Not to worry, there are step by step instructions on setting this up and rolling it out. You can also browse some examples. On the second page (click arrow at botton of first page) are the detailed answers to all the potential "how to" questions. http://www.educationreporting.com/viewArticleDetails.php?id=681
2. Learning with online games
Thousands of free games that can be simply used over the internet - no special software required. This is a big win-win: students learn the subject content and technology skills.
13 July 2009
An new study reports that the best method for improving student success is relationships.
Hundreds of free online game resources for learning K12 subjects:
09 July 2009
Every teacher I've talked to about this says they're going to use it as a resource.
Check it out, "The Story of Stuff" video at http://www.educationreporting.com/greened.php#cla
08 July 2009
Read the entire article http://www.educationreporting.com/article-how-to-uncork-creative-instruction.php
01 July 2009
Learning games: http://www.educationreporting.com/Education_Games.xml
Green Learning, which includes service learning resources: http://www.educationreporting.com/greenschool.xml
Share 'em with a friend. :-)