A few years ago I had a wonderful conversation with my niece about how she was developing her new junior grade classroom. Previously as a new graduate, she spent the first part of her teaching career working with children who were hospitalized, mostly cancer patients. She told me about what a great challenge it was to develop lessons around their inconsistent schedules, interrupted units of study and sporadic opportunities to study material. If it wasn’t for the advances of technology she believed these children would have had barely any access to the same kind of education as their counterparts in traditional school settings.
Blended learning isn’t a brand new phenomenon. Firstly, blended learning implies performing a portion of classroom tasks online. Yes, using computers in classrooms isn’t new for modern educators or students. We all are using email and online materials for studying. However, not every teacher uses collaborative platforms and other similar services in their daily class work. We need to have a more careful look at present-day blended learning. Let’s roll!
Despite the fact that I learned to use a computer before copy and paste was a feature (my parents purchased an Apple II E when I was a kid and I printed out my first papers on a dot matrix), I cannot imagine life without it.
Drawing is a learning tool.
You learn to use your imagination.
You learn to think visually. Chris Riddell
One of the best teaching approaches I ever brought to my lessons comes from the book Drawing With Children by art educator Mona Brookes. After reading the book and applying its many techniques and lessons, I not only transformed my students, but many of my lessons across the curriculum incorporated more of the benefits of visual learning.
As you read the scenario, see if you can tell whether or not it is plagiarism before reading the verdict. Understanding the different kinds of plagiarism and how to avoid them is essential for academic success and, as the old saying goes, practice makes perfect.
Disney plots and characters have been invading popular culture since the 1930s. Most of us like Disney movies to a greater or a lesser extent. It seems to be next to impossible to erase all those amazing scenes that we remember from a young age. Sometimes a sense of nostalgia forces us to find some Disney cartoons and have a movie marathon taking us back to our childhood memories.
An integral part of teaching is knowledge evaluation. Every educator knows it. And this process doesn’t only include final test assessment. Before finals, you need to periodically evaluate your students and ensure that they have a clear understanding of what they’re currently learning.