Submissions this month supported that and you will see a large number of teaching resources listed this month. Enjoy!
Science Geek Girl writes about one of my favourite topics Twisting the Ivory Tower (OR Change in university physics.)
Aesthetics in Education shares her ideas for Fantastic Field Trips: Part 2.
Steven’s Web asks Should Instructors Provide Students with Complete Notes.
Scope Crepe reviews the book The Back of the Napkin for ideas about visual thinking, one of my favourite activities.
Teaching Tips shares her list of 25 Teachers Who Drastically Changed the World. The teaching profession is so often down played in our society that it’s great to be reminded of teachers who made a significant difference.
Kobus van Wyk from South Africa presents Production line learners.
Natural Mum asks Learning Styles - What is your child’s? I know learning styles are a hotly contested item in the academic world. What do you think? Does the idea of learning styles increase your ability to actively involve people in learning?
Invent Creativity writes about 40% Concept and 60% Execution. I’ve had a lifelong attraction to creative people and am saddened at how many never move past the concept stage. Is this a characteristic of creative people or is it a social distrust of creativity or both? What do you think?
TeacherJulie offers 3 Tips for Keeping Your Cool in Special Education.
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has an interesting Model of Engagement with Social Media.
Networking with Other Teachers
Questler is an informal learning network that enables you to reflect on your everyday learning with individuals that share your interests and quests. Together you can start conversations, discuss and share your opinions.
Classroom 2.0 has 10284 members who are interested in sharing ideas about teaching.
College 2.0 is specifically for university teaching and has 320 members.
Active Learning in the News
This report has been making the rounds of blogs everywhere; Study reveals passive learning imprints on the brain just like active learning. What do you think? Does the study really mean what the headlines claim?
David’s Weblog reports on a study of 90,000 students in 14 Australian Universities in What do students find useful.
New Syracuse middle school will use interdisciplinary projects to reach students.
This summer, the Aspen Science Center’s High School2 (HS2) has entered its second year, doubled its size, and is arguably distinguishing itself as one of the more unique programs available for so-called “disadvantaged” youth.
The Patriot News discusses Inventing fun ways to learn! Coming to grips with science.
The Virginia Beach Pilot reports in Teaching to students' minds, not just to the test.
News Sentinel reports on how the intense research and work that went into selecting and implementing Everyday Math paid off.
WIDE World builds on thirty years of classroom-based research from Project Zero and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to provide professional development programs that incorporate the essential elements - the DNA - of effective teaching, includes information on the Collaborative Curriculum Tool.
Teaching Tips shares 100 Unbelievably Useful Reference Sites You’ve Never Heard Of and The Art of Learning Better: 101 Tips to Find and Fit Your Learning Style.
Read! Move! Learn! : Active stories for active learning, a new book for early childhood.
Distance Degrees.com shares 100+ Sources for Free-As-In-Beer Books & Texts Online.
Pajama Mommy writes about using educational games with her children. I home schooled my daughter who struggled in the normal school system because of dyslexia, computer based games were incredibly useful for her. It saddens me to see how few of these are available today.
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day writes about the Broth, a website that lets you create password-protected private “rooms” where people can cooperate on creating a piece of art.
Sharp Brain shares resources that inform his understanding of the brain in Learning & the Brain: Resources for Educators.
3D Topicscape SE lets students organize notes, preparations for term papers, web research findings and reference information in a very new way: in 3D and it's free.
Perry Public Schools has a great list of online K-12 resources.
Art Education Links
Busy Teachers website has links to K-12 lesson plans.
Vetoque is designed for drawing and painting using some tools a bit different from the usual ones. Kids at Nursery and Primary levels would find this game very interesting. You can find an article about this tool here.
Smart Teaching lists 101 Ways to Cope with Teaching Stress. I thought this was a good choice to end the carnival.
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