Being an educator means you probably have very little time to read the news during the week. Here are some interesting edtech articles from this past week that you might find useful.
Teachers talk a lot about the different hats they wear. This article narrows those down a bit to six and provides explanations and analogies and little bit of “how-to” on wearing those hats.
Curious about Pinterest in education? Last month’s question of the month asked educators how they’re using Pinterest and you may be inspired by some of the answers. Some are using it with students and others for teacher-to-teacher collaboration.
"40 Ways to Engage Them in the First 5 Minutes” — Tech & learning
This article includes a great slideshare with an infographic that has the 40 options to engage students in those precious early minutes of class. The rest of the slideshare gives examples of tools and sites to use for each one.
"Do Personalized Learning Programs Offer Authentic Choices?" – KQED/MindShift
This article discusses the importance of authentic choice in personalized learning programs and offers a few tips on going from theory to practice. BTW, if you’re using Haiku Learning, WikiProjects is a great tool to encourage personalized learning with authentic choices. Students can become content creators using a suite of tools at their disposal, including the hundreds of apps available in our Embed the Web library!
Many of you might be able to relate to the experience this teacher-turned-edtech consultant dealt with when she first flipped her class. See how she remedied the situation. If you’re using Haiku Learning, a page dedicated to understanding flipped learning may be helpful to introduce students as well as parents, and include Carol Dweck’s TED talk that's mentioned here.
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