Teacher Moderation & Assessment in the age of Knowledge and Innovation

I think it behooves us to ask ourselves whether collaborative assessment practices including moderation, is different now that we are headed into 2016 – versus what it looked like in 2006? The process of grading and assessing students is very subjective, and it always has been – but with so much information, technology, globalization, opportunitiesContinue reading “Teacher Moderation & Assessment in the age of Knowledge and Innovation”

Math Differentiation with Open Ended Questions

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Are you a Holistic Educator? Or a Dancing Monkey?

Holistic teaching involves more than just curriculum expectations and standardized testing. It is about teaching our students to connect their own feelings, emotions, and experiences with the knowledge to create meaning. Teaching holistically is important to foster a culture of inclusiveness, cooperation, and empathy in our classrooms. We may understand the philosophy behind the holisticContinue reading “Are you a Holistic Educator? Or a Dancing Monkey?”

6 Principles for eLearning

Online and blended learning can be tailored for students from primary through to higher education. Whether creating a shell for primary students, college students, or colleagues, the main principles remain the same, however different features need to be focused on depending upon the age group. When using a Learning Management system for grade 3 forContinue reading “6 Principles for eLearning”

Gifted Learning Needs: Strategies to Promote Success

All students with Gifted abilities are exceptional learners.  This is defined as such by most Special Education guidelines within our school systems. If you are a Regular Classroom Teacher, chances are, you have students with Gifted abilities in your classroom. It is essential that all Educators become prepared arsenal of strategies on hand to supportContinue reading “Gifted Learning Needs: Strategies to Promote Success”

Twitter in Education

Twitter is a social media platform that can be both safe and effective for learning and communicating, when used appropriately. Twitter is intended for two-way, open communication. However, when using it for class projects or classroom communication, teachers should consider adjusting the privacy settings on the account. Here are some suggestions: Safety First, it shouldContinue reading “Twitter in Education”

Top 10 Benefits of Using iPads: Supporting Instructional and Assessment Strategies

The role of the Teacher is a large one, and includes obtaining accurate information about what their students already know, previous learning experiences, cultural backgrounds, & special learning needs etc. It is this information that enables teachers to be able to effectively design Instructional strategies and Assessments that appropriate for each student. The younger studentsContinue reading “Top 10 Benefits of Using iPads: Supporting Instructional and Assessment Strategies”