With our hardworking community members and officials focused on large-scale responses and issues, let’s take some time to discuss how we can create positive and productive environments in our own homes with our children while so many schools are closed.
As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads throughout the country, more and more schools are canceling classes and shifting their in-person instructional time online. Many classroom teachers are now trying to understand the ins-and-outs of distance learning for the first time and looking for free online resources for schools. What does instruction look like? How do I ensure my students are still receiving high-quality education? Will I be able to track the learning that is taking place?
My experience with online education comes exclusively from a crash course over the past four weeks—moving an entire school into the virtual world for the start of our second semester. So I profess not broad expertise, but rather since many others around the world now face similar challenges, I wish to share some lessons learned, from the perspective of a novice, and from having undertaken this endeavor in a period of profound uncertainty.
The Adventist Learning Community is pleased to announce that Adventist Teacher Connect is now live. ATC will provide a central connecting point for Adventist teachers and schools in the NAD and around the world.
Every year, there are dozens of educational conferences and expos in the US that bring educators together to discuss best practices, test new tools, and make connections with fellow educators. One look at a calendar of all of the year’s upcoming conferences might just seem like a jumble of strange acronyms. With so many different conferences to choose from, it can be hard to decide which conferences you should attend.
Lake City Academy teaches students to fly racing drones!
The Sky is the Limit when teaching a class on racing drones.
CS Unplugged is very much based on a constructivist approach: students are given challenges based on a few simple rules, and in the process of solving those challenges they uncover powerful ideas on their own.
As more and more Seventh-day Adventist schools look to deploy and manage iPads, having a basic understanding of the management options is helpful to relieve concerns and fears and to know that the classroom teachers can remain in control of the devices without much effort.
Reposted from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
TPACK is composed of three interlocking components of teacher’s knowledge: content knowledge (CK), pedagogical knowledge (PK), and technological knowledge (TK).
If you’re not going to go with smart board technology, the coolest thing I’ve seen installed in a school recently is a glass dry-erase board.