Tag Archive | student centered

iPad Apps and Instructional Strategies – Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

This is the third post in a series devoted to integrating the instructional strategies discussed in Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement (Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock) into teaching and learning in a 1-to-1 iPad environment. While in no way a comprehensive list, these resources will hopefully give some ideas for how […]

iPad Apps and Instructional Strategies – Summarizing and Note Taking

This is the second post in a series devoted to integrating the instructional strategies discussed in Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement (Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock) into teaching and learning in a 1-to-1 iPad environment.  While in no way a comprehensive list, these resources will hopefully give some ideas for how to integrate the […]

Google Earth in the Classroom

Google Earth is by no means a new resource in education, but it is a great one and I always love sharing ideas for how to integrate this tool into the classroom.  Take a look at some of the great resources below to learn how to use GE to engage students with virtual explorations of […]

Getting Started with Global Education Projects

One of my educational passions is encouraging teachers to integrate global collaborative projects into instruction to help expose students to a variety of cultures, viewpoints, and resources.  Below, I have shared a few great resources for initiating global communication and collaboration in your classroom. Global Education Collaborative – This is the official social network of the Global […]

Four Online Tools for Collaboration

Collaboration is an important skill our student’s must learn in order to be successful in today’s world.  This post takes a look at 4 online tools that can be used to facilitate collaboration with your students, both within the walls of your own school as well as globally as you collaborate with other classrooms. 1. Google […]

Edtech Resource of the Week

I was having fun with digital storytelling this week, and wanted to share a resource for creating 3D pop-up books, Zooburst.  This is a great website for elementary aged students to express their creativity through storytelling.  Check out an example story below – be sure to check it out in fullscreen. Taking it a step […]

Student Centered Learning

This week, I stumbled across a wiki my former 2nd grade students and I created during my last year in the classroom, and it evoked two reactions for me. First, it made me nostalgic for the joy of watching my students learn, and second, it strengthened my belief that today’s classrooms need to be student-centered […]