Forget the term Millennials, Generation X or even “the kids these days.” The term “Generation Self-Serve” might be more appropriate. Children growing up now are the first generation to experience “self-service” to the extent that their parents have demanded–or grudgingly accepted–these new experiences. From filling up the car with gas and scanning and bagging your … Continue reading
Writing is one of the key skills that students, particularly those in high school, need to put effort into developing. Rather than assigning boring reports or essays, one of the best ways to help students write is to give them a chance to write about the things they are genuinely interested in. As students head … Continue reading
(Zach Buckley is new to the adaptivelearnin community. He will be a regular blog contributor. The article below is his first contribution. He adds insight into technology and generation Y. I’m from generation X, so reading his prospective is enlightening. Welcome Zach and enjoy his contribution!) Generation Y refers to those of us born … Continue reading
More and more educators are using Twitter. The use of Twitter by educators is something I highly support. I think it is becoming an increasingly needed tool for collaboration, sharing of information, and developing our PLN’s (Personal Learning Networks). Our PLN’s are important for learning and gaining more skill and knowledge for success in our … Continue reading
Thinking through innovation and creativity to reach the learning needs of all students is my passion. Success can only be fostered through learning, developing and trying new approaches to education. Methodologies and platforms of instruction should be interactive and learner-focused incorporating all learning modalities. Learning modules should have kinesthetic, visual, and auditory components. Students will … Continue reading
A Social Networking Space for Teachers of English Language Learners – National Writing Project.
Glogster looks like the coolest thing ever! I’m surprised I did not discover it before now. Glog with your classroom, instead of Blog! It supports the national standards of learning and is an interactive tool with a drop drag interface for creating presentations, projects, posters, etc. This would be a great resource to use with … Continue reading