Model Ideal Behavior.
Make a habit of demonstrating behavior you want to see, as many studies show that modeling effectively teaches students how to act in different situations.
A straightforward way to model certain behaviors is holding a mock conversation with an admin, other teacher or student helper in front of the class. Talking about a test or other relatable topic, be sure to:
1. Use polite language.
2. Maintain eye contact.
3. Keep phones in your pockets.
4. Let one another speak uninterrupted.
5. Raise concerns about one another’s statements in a respectful manner.
After, start a class discussion to list and expand upon the ideal behaviors you exemplified. #eTips#ClassroomManagement#TheElearningWay#ModernEducation#ChipsBitsandBytes#TechnologyInEducation#BlendedLearning
Interact With Our Whiteboard.
Interactive whiteboard is a PC-based input equipment, which when connected with a projector and personal computer, can realize functions such as writing, noting, vivid pictorial representation of concepts, drawing geometric graphs, editing, recording, printing and storage of work done on the Whiteboard environment.
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are not just another classroom technology. As one of the first digital technology designed specifically for teaching and learning, they have the potential to radically improve the way we learn, facilitate the integration and ready-use of all other digital technologies – hardware and software. Just as the blackboard was the symbol and transformative technology of the 18th century classroom, the interactive whiteboard is the centre piece of the 21st century digital classroom.
Interactive whiteboard has become a mainstream equipment for teaching, meeting, remote education and information exchange.
With our interactive whiteboard, you can realize functions such as large display of teaching content writing, noting, drawing geometric graphics, editing, printing and storing.
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Originally I was going to post ‘Tick 5 - Take 5’ - as in tick 5 things off my to do list and then take 5 minutes to myself, but some jobs are half a day and others are 5 minutes so felt it I might be prioritising my To Do list in the wrong way.
So this is really a reminder to work mindfully, it might be 5 minutes after completing something challenging, or 5 minutes every hour - but just stepping back to enable a bit of refocus. We teachers are such amazingly hard working multi-taskers that we need to take as much care of ourselves as our students.
I remember starting mindfulness with my students way back before it was a ‘thing’ like it is now. Sadly, we never stuck with it (that is a long story why not!) but I do hope some of those (now older) young people remember how it felt and try it out as they grow up.
When we start working with new schools we ask to spend some time in classrooms to get an understanding of the culture, We want to understand what learning currently look like so when we start a change management piece we make it relevant and appropriate for the organisation. Following students around as they move from subject to subject, room to room, or both is utterly exhausting. This point is worth longer comment, but the relevance here is that ‘Taking 5’ at the beginning of a new lesson to adjust would perhaps have longer term benefits than the concern over losing a bit of lesson time.
I’m about to try the @calm app and sign up for a @pauseformind subscription - taking 5 for a great cause.
What do you do to look after your wellbeing as well as that of your students - especially if they have lots of screen time at school?
Tools of the job
So what are the tools of our job as an Apple Professional Learning Specialist and what do I always carry with me?
As we are always in schools I’ll take my laptop and at least one iPad, I’ll train using one and generally the other acts as a spare for someone to use. Anyone who does gets the pleasure of seeing the 1000s of images in my Photos app! I use iCloudDrive to have access to all of my files and resources whichever device I use. Totally love the G-hold fixing so I can move, present and train without dropping an iPad. I’ll always carry a pencil case full of connectors and adaptors as well as my @logitech presenter - super useful for large groups. Add to this a heavy duty power pack so I can put it in a pocket and continue to walk around a room as well as some spare styluses for teachers who have an older iPad or no Apple Pencil. My own Apple Pencil has been covered in a crayola @slickwraps so I can tell mine apart from a class full of students with white pencils. Apple Pencil has been a total game changer for me - I used to be a fountain pen and moleskin notebook user - now I’ve always got all my handwritten notes and scribbles with me. If we are doing strategic planning we tend to use loads of @postit notes and @Sharpie pens which we will then digitise and share with the Post-it Plus app. I can’t live without my phone, whether that is for organising the next days work or listening to podcasts on the move.
All fuelled by a coffee (I even travel with my @Nespresso milk frother!) and an almond croissant (@Pretamangeruk do the best!).
Couple of missing items - my watch and car keys. Maybe more about those in another post.
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Benefits of eLearning To Students.
E-learning or "electronic learning" is an umbrella term that describes education using electronic devices and digital media. It encompasses everything from traditional classrooms that incorporate basic technology to online universities.
Today's learners want relevant, mobile, self-paced, and personalized content. This need is fulfilled with the electronic way of learning; here, students can learn at their own comfort and requirement. Let's have an analytical look at the advantages of eLearning.
1. eLearning Accommodates Everyone’s Needs
The electronic method of learning is best suited for everyone. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. eLearning allows a very flexible mode of learning, hence making it possible for students to learn at their individual pace.
2. Lectures Can Be Taken Any Number Of Times
Unlike traditional way of teaching, with eLearning you can access the content an unlimited number of times because it allows students and teachers to record and replay every lecture period as many times as possible. This is especially required at the time of revision when preparing for an exam. In traditional form of learning, if you can not attend the lecture, then you have to prepare for that topic on your own; in eLearning, you can go over the lectures whenever you want with ease.
3. Offers Access To Updated Content
A prime benefit of eLearning is that it makes sure that you are in synchronization with modern learners. This enables the learner to access updated content whenever they want it.
To be continued... #StayAlert#Elearning#ClassroomManagement#TechnologyInEducation#ChipsBitsandBytes#BlendedLearning
Keep it simple!
I have added an A4 whiteboard to my office wall of inspiration so I can add a new motivating quote each week. Something that will help keep us on track and focussed without the overwhelming sense of resolutions and long term goals.
This week is a busy one, getting back into work as the schools go back after the Christmas holiday - the to do list is stretched, the new website needs finishing and we have a key presentation to make. I just need to remember that whilst I live and breath the vision and processes of the business constantly in my head, when we express them to those that are finding us for the first time, to begin with they they need only the key points expressed in a way that is relevant to them.
Keep it Simple this week also reminds me that a simple line can represent the backbone of a complex bone structure. A stick figure can be added to later. Nothing needs to be perfect before it is aired to the world.
Lastly and conveniently the ‘it’ stands for I.T. - many of the schools and universities we work with are new to integrating technology into learning and teaching and it’s so easy to want to share so much amazing ideas that we overwhelm them. So it is a timely reminder that keeping it simple doesn’t mean dumbing it down - it means starting with the basics, building a foundation and developing good practice from the ground up. Getting the basics right in manageable ways has provided the simple hook that has enabled whole schools we work with to manage change and develop impactful innovative practice.
Haystack and DISES (Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School) are collaborating on a joint design project to introduce students to digital fabrication technologies at the Haystack Fab Lab. The project is aligned with DISES’s Earth Science unit on earthquakes, taught by Mickie Flores. Students design their own building structures to withstand a simulated earthquake using computer-assisted design (CAD) software and a laser cutter machine (a sample laser-cut structure, reminiscent of Haystack's campus, is pictured above.) Over the course of the project, students will learn how to design 2D models using the CAD software and fabricate their own personalized building structures. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the possibilities of digital fabrication in a way that connects with the school’s science curriculum. The first week of the program has gone swimmingly, and we are so excited to see the students' final projects! -
Anyone else love Plickers? 🙋🏼♀️ My students and I LOVE this engaging tech tool- each kid has his/her own card to answer multiple choice questions. I scan their cards with my phone & we can look at a bar graph of student answers.•
Plickers just made learning about “there, their, & they’re” shockingly exciting 😊 #edutech#teachersofinstagram