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gjmueller:

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

Though failing to include any technology in the modern classroom is wrong, including too much, or employing it ineffectively, can be equally problematic. Having a list of specific instances where choosing to put away classroom technology is the right choice would certainly be nice, but like most pedagogical challenges it is also unrealistic. Oftentimes, it simply isn’t that easy to know whether to put it away or not., and the skill of making that choice develops over time – a bit like a callous. 
At its best, technology enhances, extends or deepens the learning taking place. At its worst, it detracts, distracts, and otherwise frustrates you and your students. When these situations cannot quickly and effectively be remedied – without sacrificing your lesson’s learning objective – put the technology down and embrace the lesson.
 The trick is to never let technology erode the relationships in your classroom…

image via flickr:CC | altopower

gjmueller:

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

Though failing to include any technology in the modern classroom is wrong, including too much, or employing it ineffectively, can be equally problematic. Having a list of specific instances where choosing to put away classroom technology is the right choice would certainly be nice, but like most pedagogical challenges it is also unrealistic. Oftentimes, it simply isn’t that easy to know whether to put it away or not., and the skill of making that choice develops over time – a bit like a callous.

At its best, technology enhances, extends or deepens the learning taking place. At its worst, it detracts, distracts, and otherwise frustrates you and your students. When these situations cannot quickly and effectively be remedied – without sacrificing your lesson’s learning objective – put the technology down and embrace the lesson.

The trick is to never let technology erode the relationships in your classroom

image via flickr:CC | altopower

bbglasses:

Top Tech Women

Young women in technology.

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A Realist’s Guide to Flipping the Classroom

hetsorg:

See on Scoop.it - Aprendiendo a Distancia

Standing on your head is harder than it looks, and flipping the classroom is, too. That’s especially true for instructors just getting started with a flip. An
jacylnng:

The latest craze to hit the pedagogy field is flipping the classroom - taking lecture out and replacing it with homework. It’s not a new fad yet it caught one because of the fad-ish catchphrase. A few questions come to mind if flippin becomes the next permanent movement: - (a) how will it work in an English Language classroom with multi-racial ethnicity where English Language is not seen as a necessity for a majority of the local community (b) is it ready to work in a community where classical humanism is practiced despite championing a reconstructionism belief while powering on to a progressivism horizon (c) does it need to be technological supported in order to be implemented? Commencing head-scratching mission.

jacylnng:

The latest craze to hit the pedagogy field is flipping the classroom - taking lecture out and replacing it with homework. It’s not a new fad yet it caught one because of the fad-ish catchphrase. A few questions come to mind if flippin becomes the next permanent movement: - (a) how will it work in an English Language classroom with multi-racial ethnicity where English Language is not seen as a necessity for a majority of the local community (b) is it ready to work in a community where classical humanism is practiced despite championing a reconstructionism belief while powering on to a progressivism horizon (c) does it need to be technological supported in order to be implemented? Commencing head-scratching mission.

revolutionizeed:

gjmueller:

world-shaker shares:

Coursera announces category for Teacher Professional Development

You can view them all here: https://www.coursera.org/courses?cats=teacherpd

I’m already signed up for like 8 coursera classes…how can I add like 5 more?

classroomcollective:

Assessment - Awesome strategy where students use cards to indicate how they are progressing through the independent practice. This allows the teacher to intervene when necessary and gauge students’ understanding of concepts

classroomcollective:

Assessment - Awesome strategy where students use cards to indicate how they are progressing through the independent practice. This allows the teacher to intervene when necessary and gauge students’ understanding of concepts

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Teachable moments

Cool, sorta "jock" student: YOLO, sir.

Me: Hold on a sec.

Student: *smirk* What, don't you believe in YOLO sir?

Me: Actually I quite like the sentiment. But do you want to know a way to say the same thing but have people think you sound really smart?

Student: Huh?

Me: Well, you know how the sorts of people who always say "YOLO" are often using it as an excuse to do stupid stuff, so people think they're stupid? Well, I can tell you a way to say exactly the same thing, but people will think you're being really smart instead.

Student: Yeah, alright.

Me: Carpe diem. It's Latin, and it means "seize the day". So it's literally exactly the same sentiment as "you only live once", but people who hear it will think you're really smart when you say it. Carpe diem is YOLO for smart people.

Student: ...Could you write that on the board, sir?