I collated a cheat-sheet with all the most commonly used terms, abbreviations and lingo when it comes to eLearning.
Using Technology In The Classroom
This is one of my most popular classroom activities. It includes a template with more than 50 writing prompts that will get your learners writing every week. Dit sluit ook 'n Afrikaanse weergawe in.
In this first of two posts about CPTD points, I look at what CPTD points are, why you need to earn them and how you go about earning your points. Also included is a free CPTD planner that will make sure you claim all the points you are entitled to.
I like the theory behind a flipped classroom, but I have not yet come across a situation or topic where I thought a flipped class would be appropriate. Until I tried it with grade 11 geometry...
The introduction of personal devices changed the way we manage our classrooms in a big way. Lots of teachers find the idea of personal devices very intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips from teachers who have been there.
Digital platforms and LMS's have brought a new dimension to deadlines. You no longer need to be present in the class to turn in n assignment. Default deadlines are midnight deadlines, it is time we rethink this practice.
Starting at a new school is difficult. Every school has a different culture and character. If that isn't enough, you now need to get login names, passwords and learn how some new platforms work. It is becoming essential that schools and ICT coordinators have a plan in place to make sure new teachers manage with the school's technology.
You like the idea of blended learning, but you have no idea how where to start. In this post, I give you five practical but easy steps that will get you on your way.
In part two of our Google Classroom update review, we look a big game-changer the new marking shell and comment bank as well as some small changes to where things are located that you need to be aware of.
A typical lesson starts with the teacher providing the questions and learners answering them. Why not mix that up and give your learners a blank sheet and ask them to set up the questions for each other? An Instaworksheet on Google Slides is the ideal tool to make that happen.
"Can we listen to music, please?" Teachers are getting confronted with this question more and more, but what is the correct answer? Let's examine the arguments for and against allowing earphones in your class and look for some practical guidelines to help you manage earphones in your class.
Books are still one of the best sources of professional development for teachers. In this post, I share the 6 books that are currently at the top of my Must-Read list. It includes some books on technology integration, some awesome maths books and one for new teachers that look very interesting.
Welcome to Butterfly Classrooms
A record of using technology in the classroom.
Here you will find lots of tips and ideas for any teacher that want to ensure that their classroom is still relevant in the 21st century. As well as my personal reflections, experiences and the lessons I learned.
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Just because kids know how to use Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, doesn’t mean they know how to use technology to enhance their learning.
Training should be something you can use on Monday, not someday!
We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives becomes almost impossible to hear.
Shifting education begins with teaching students how to learn, instead of what to learn.
Don’t ask your students to learn, if you are not willing to continue learning yourself.
I am not a fan of technology.
I am a fan of pedagogy, of understanding how people learn and the most effective learning methods.
But technology enables some exciting changes.
Donald A Norman
In practice established curricula and teaching methods remain in place under a thin coating of technological glitter, and available technology is often underused and poorly integrated into classroom practice.