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Flipped Classroom Revisited

Back in 2012, I posted about the Flipped Classroom trend (Teaching Style – Real World/Flipped Classroom). This trend started 10 years ago and need 96 percent of teachers using “flipped learning”. The trend has became a pedagogical approach for student engagement.  Jon Bergmann and Arron Sams, the creators of this trend, has created a network for teacher called The Flipped Learning Network (FLN; flippedlearning.org). This nonprofit network provides teachers with resources needed to implement a flipped classroom. Teachers when you get a chance, visit http://www.flippedlearning.org and check out my previous blog posting Teaching Style – Real World/Flipped Classroom.

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Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Teaching Tools, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

 

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Free Online Courseware for Computer Beginners

Recommend these websites and resources as additional practice for your students and use them to support independent online learning.

GCF Learn Free (www.gcflearnfree.org/computers) – Goodwill Industries created this website and it contains many tutorials in subjects ranging from computer basics to advanced software.

Basic Online Skills (https://www.ctdlc.org/remediation/) – The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium created this website. This site features simple and straightforward text-based and interactive tutorials which covers: computer skills, email skills, word processing skills, and web skills.

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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Teaching Tools, Technology

 

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Search Engines

http://www.thesearchenginelist.com

SearchEngines

You can find links to more than 100 search engines and read a description of every search engine. The list is sorted by categories (All-Purpose, Accounting, Bit Torrent, Blog, Books, Business, Email, Enterprise, Forum, Games, Human Search, International, Job,  Legal, Maps,  Medical, MetaSearch,  MultiMedia,  News,  Open Source,  People,  Q & A,  Real Estate, School, Scientific, Shopping, Source Code, Usenet, and Visual Search Engines).

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Technology Education: Recommended Websites

Common Craft Series

http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever

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Video tutorials about Internet-related technologies.

Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org

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Grade focus is K-12, the website strives to increase communication between content creators and content users. This collaboration will encourage a wide range of educational and technology conversations.

MindShift

ww2.kqed.org/mindshift

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The website is from NPR’s KQED station. This website provides information, research, and ideas for using technology in the classroom for all grade levels.

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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Teaching Tools, Technology, Uncategorized

 

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Chegg.com – More than a Textbook Website

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Chegg.com appears to be just another textbook discount website but it’s more. Students can also get homework help, college advice, and find internships/jobs.

http://www.chegg.com

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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Teaching Tools, Technology, website

 

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Summer Learning for Students

These online learning opportunities might be worth posting on your school’s webpage for moments when students (grades K-12) get bored and start looking for something to do during the summer http://sco.lt/5rzVIX.

10 Online Summer Learning Opportunities

  1. Brain Chase – A online five week program for grades 2-8.  This adventure has students working in the subjects of math, reading, writing, and more, while watching animated episodes and solving educational problems.
  2. CK-12 Brain Flex – A free and self-paced online summer program that has students working on the subjects of math and science.
  3. Connections Learning – A nice collection of technology related online courses for math and reading grades K-8.
  4. DimensionU Summer Chill – A fun online competition that has students of all ages working in the subjects math and literacy in DimensionU’s innovative 3D virtual worlds, with the chance to win prizes.
  5. Electric Company – The Electric Company from PBS is offering a six-week multimedia summer learning program that will focus on vocabulary and core math concepts.
  6. GoNoodle (Camp GoNoodle) – A fun and free online program that has students learning through play and other various educational activities.
  7. K5 Learning – A online reading and math program for grades K-5 with real time results and detailed reports.
  8. SpellingCity – A summer program for grades 1-12 for spelling, writing, and vocabulary.  The program is self paced and has over for educational activities.
  9. TenMarks – A free online adaptive program that has students strengthen their math skills while receiving detailed results.
  10. Time4Learning – A fun online program for grades preK-8 in the subjects of math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Bonus (Not Offered Online)

  1. Robolink – A excellent way for students to learn how to program and build robots.
  2. Tynker – A fun way to learn how to program or code to build, games, apps, stories, and more.

http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9321

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Teaching Tools, Technology

 

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Technology Training @ Public Library

Some public libraries provide technology training to the general public. The training is usually free and library staff are the instructors. Depending on the size of the library, you can find the following trainings:

  • Formal classroom sessions
  • Drop-In sessions
  • Online Tutorial sessions
  • Quick Guide sessions (15 minute demo)

The following libraries offer technology training to the general public:

You can check your public library’s website to see if they offer technology training workshops.

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