I would like to share one of the ideas that most invigorates and informs me as a teacher. The idea of "Student Created Content" or SCC. I borrow the term from UGC or UCC, "user generated/created content" that is the motor of Web 2.0 and the internet.
What is SCC?
It is an approach that tries to simplify the teaching/learning process and equalize the power relationship that…
BookRix is a site that offers free ebooks to read and to write. Share-Pair is one strategy that I could see using with the books at this site. Two students could read the same book together, or a whole class. Buddy reading has many advantages. You can find the link at LibearyCorner. It is part of David Kapuler's great slide show 50 Sites in 60 minutes.
Poster Street is a new site where you can get some cool posters for your classroom / office or school halls! Many kinds and nicely done. 4 categories: Home / Teaching / Kids / Teens.
I was playing with Tagul on my blog and it turned out!! It worked! I love the searching cababilities of the active links. Can't wait to see what other people do with it. http://libearycorner.blogspot.com
I have to admit that I don't know how I feel about this.
This may be too unstructured for me, but TYT doesn't treat the idea of freeing up education a fair shake. I still point back to Daniel Quinn's model for decentralized…Continue
Using the board is something that seems "simple" but yet requires a learning curve and gets better with experience. Here are some things I've gleamed from experience and put to good stead over the years. (and by no means am I an expert - see one of my boards on this presentation as…Continue
** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.
If you want your students to learn, if you want your students to learn long term, if you want your students to progress --…
That's what the morning papers say...........What a pity! My daughter was leaving today to Bristol to spend 10 days with a host family in a school interchange project. The thing is that the English students have already been here, in Madrid.
So, as a matter of fact, I am one of the tens of thousands who are still affected by the Icelandic volcano !!!! Take a look at its name, Eyjafjallajokull, it sounds scary.
The NYT informs that the cloud had extended as far south as Spain…Continue