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5 Ways to Empower Your Students...

5 Ways to Empower Your Students...

Here are 5 concrete examples of how I am empowering my German 2 and 3 students. I was inspired to write this post after reading a great post by Chris Wejr (… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 24, 2011 at 6:47am — 2 Comments

14 books educators should read...

Here are 14 books that I have read over the last two years that have had a positive effect and impact on me as an educator. Some of these books were read in the book club at Seckman High School, and some were read as part of my doctoral studies. Despite doing a lot more online reading of late (blogs, articles, etc...), I still feel that books play an important role in educator growth and development. Please comment and let me know what you would add to the list.… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Trying to do what's best for kids...

I recently made some big changes in my German classes. I have been contemplating these changes for a while now, so please don't assume I made these changes without thoughtful consideration. My focus has transitioned to having my students show what they have learned, instead of simply assessing them on what they are willing to do. It bothers me when I see students who have a high level of content mastery, but yet have a low grade. Likewise, I see misrepresentation… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:36am — No Comments

The power of a comment...

I recently did a blog post titled, How do you Define Learning? This post centers around the struggles I am having this year as I move away from the traditional style of…
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Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:32am — 1 Comment

How does students' prior knowledge affect their learning

This presentation is a summary of important points from the first chapter of the book "How Learning Works - 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching" by Ambrose and others. In Chapter 1 (How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning) the authors discuss the importance of teachers to recognize that students bring with them prior knowledge acquired naturally through daily life activities or in prior courses they have studied. Some of the prior knowledge are relevant but some are… Continue

Added by A. A. Karim on January 18, 2011 at 1:16am — No Comments

Inverting Learning

I came across an interesting article recently on a unique approach to teaching called “inverted learning.” According to the author, Meris Stansbury, this instructional model involves “mak[ing] the students the focus of the class, not the teacher, by having students watch a lecture at home and then apply the lesson with the teacher in the classroom.”… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on January 5, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

The Mentor & Mentee Experience

After being transferred from a Part-Time to a Full-Time Teacher position at Aventa Learning, I was wisked off to meet my mentor. I had been itching to meet this person since the day I had finished my Teacher Training Course, which I had completed 10 days ahead of schedule, resulting in lots of nothing-to-do-but-self-teach time. I spent my "down-time" well, making Avatars and practicing using Sparkling Text for my online classroom Announcements Page, but I didn't want to just focus on the…

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Added by Rashel Fitchett on December 28, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

From Screening To Interview

I wasn't expecting my "interview" to actually be a screening call, but that is exactly what happened. A human resource specialist called me at a predesignated hour and day and made it clear this contact was a screening call she would hand over to supervisors at Aventa Learning, to which end, I MAY receive a callbackand. She went on to ask me a set of pointed questions: What did I think was the biggest barrier to an online student's learning? Why did I want to become an online educator? And…

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Added by Rashel Fitchett on December 8, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Virtual Learning Environments

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Virtual Learning Environments




In today’s society it is increasingly evident that education and in particular students are using more digital platforms and technologies as tools for learning. In order for educational systems to adapt to these differing learning styles and modern trends it is necessary for these systems to look at different teaching pedagogies. Over the past few years… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

Benefits of a 1:1 Laptop Scheme

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Recently, our school board asked me - how can I provide evidence that having a 1:1 scheme benefits our learners and school. If any of you already have a 1:1 laptop scheme running in your school you will realize that this is quite a difficult question to answer.



Some of the benefits listed here are unique to my school (a private profit making international school), which has totally different funding,… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

How do you really know if you taught "it"?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Note to teachers from Salem High School: This is a post about teaching, teachers, and students in general as opposed to a post about specific situations at Salem High School.

So after all the lesson plans have been created, all the class time has been spent, and all the papers have been graded, how do you really know if you've taught your content…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on November 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 ways to spread the power of Twitter as a PD tool...

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the EdcampKC technology conference in Kansas City, MO. This was my first

"unconference," which basically means the entire conference was

participant-driven and each session was presented by someone who was

actually attending the conference. There was a big board set up in the

main room, and before the conference officially started any person

interested in presenting was able to… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on November 9, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Skype 5.0

About Skype



Talk anywhere with Skype on your mobile

Skype is software that enables the world's conversations.…

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Added by Ian Hall on November 7, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Games in Education

I have just started a wiki - Games in Education - http://gamesined.wikispaces.com/

The aim is to create a compelling resource for the use of games as vehicles for learning.

Would love your contributions!

Added by Adrian Camm on November 6, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

On teaching without electricity: Use stumbling blocks as stepping stones (Moliehi Sekese, Lesotho)

Moliehi Sekese wakes up in the morning, packs up her laptop, fully charged, and heads of to teach her students at Mamoeketsi Government Primary School, Lesotho. From the minute class begins that morning, students crowd around her PC, exploring maths, science…

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Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

AFL and Learning to Drive

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Have you ever watched a teenager prepare for the DMV Learner's Permit test? If you have, then you'll know what I mean when I say that it is an excellent example of Assessment FOR Learning.


(As an aside, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that my oldest child is now learning to drive a car. Kaitlin is everything I could ask for in a daughter with…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A small sign of success...celebrate the little victories

I entered the 2010/2011 school year with two goals:



Goal 1 - Try as many new and innovative ideas in my German classes as possible...


Goal 2 - As a Professional Development Representative at my high school, I want to share as many resources and ideas with other…
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Added by Justin Tarte on October 19, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

REBEL - Education Reform Blog - revisit...The factory model does not work for schools...

Tom Whitby has encouraged all education bloggers to write a positive blog on how we should reform the

educational setting. I have decided to revisit a previous post of

mine...



If you have ever walked into a factory that produces a finished good from raw materials, it is frankly an amazing process. Dating back to

the early 1900's, Henry Ford revolutionized…
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Added by Justin Tarte on October 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sometimes we all just need a little time...

This past week at school has been particularly busy, and unfortunately this means not getting to spend a lot of time with my two favorite

girls. Coming home from meetings, training sessions, and classes late

at night are all the perfect ingredients for an exhausted and mentally

drained educator. We all have experienced work weeks like this...work

weeks that never seem to end and never seem to give you a moments… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on October 17, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Why I'm Here!

Hi Fellow Classroom 2.0 Members. I run a blogsite for my personal branding services at: www.CampbellDuke.com. The focus is on 3 main groups: "job hunters, career changers and solopreneurs".

Personal branding has its roots in personal success psychology as well as in marketing. As people work through the process there is a significant focus on communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing.…

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Added by Beth Campbell Duke on October 17, 2010 at 7:19am — No Comments

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