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Wednesday Wanderings – January 16, 2013

16 Jan
Cover of "Schoolhouse Rock! (1973 TV Seri...

Cover of Schoolhouse Rock! (1973 TV Series)

At the moment I am writing a research article for a journal on blended learning and creating a professional development program regarding classroom management for educators.  In writing and developing these items, I have been doing a tremendous amount of information mining and reading.  Needless to say, I have come across so much awesome material that my mind is spinning in many different directions.

 

How many of us educators ever truly ponder what is effective teaching or constitutes quality classroom instruction?  How can we better implement technology to engage our students in the learning process?  Are we truly helping our students to become more critical thinkers?  Will these students be career-college ready?  Or better yet – how many teachers really care to take the time to consider these and many other important instructional issues?

As I pondered some of the issues above, I located tools or other great resources to present in the article and professional development program.  I hope some of these items will assist you.

7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/01/7-excellent-ipad-games-to-develop-kids.html

30 Ways to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2013/01/10/30-ways-to-promote-creativity-in-your-classroom/

Effective Teaching

http://teachersindex.com/effective-teacher.html#.UPQRYSK3eqI.twitter

Nine Characteristics of a Great Teacher

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/nine-characteristics-of-a-great-teacher/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

40 Sites for Free and Quality Science Learning Games

http://classroom-aid.com/2012/10/19/40-sites-for-excellent-science-learning-games/

The importance of prior learning

http://onlignment.com/2013/01/7-the-importance-of-prior-learning/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2013/01/gallup_student_engagement_drops_with_each_grade.html

Digital learning enhances employability

http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/index.php/educationlink/digital-learning-enhances-employability.html

Class DoJo

http://www.classdojo.com/about

That last one site – Class DoJo – is an online classroom management site.  Interesting stuff!

Oh, and one more thing!  Do you remember School House Rock from your “growing up” year?  They turned 40!

SchoolHouse Rock Turns 40 – Let’s Keep The Dream Alive

http://www.commoncraft.com/schoolhouse-rock-turns-40-lets-keep-dream-alive

The Dewey Decimal Rap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY996X6ZAEI

I hope you enjoy some of the fruits of my mining adventures these last two days.

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