Inquiry Learning - Kath Murdoch


http://www.kathmurdoch.com.au/uploads/media/inquirylearning.pdf

On being a successful teacher.


http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fnewsroom.opencolleges.edu.au%2Ffeatures%2F25-things-successful-educators-do-differently%2F?gname=diigoineducation
Get boys engaged in reading.

http://www.planetsherston.com/blog/article/Get_Boys_Engaged_in_Reading_%E2%80%93_Throw_Away_Your_Reading_Scheme

Remembering when to step back.


http://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2012/07/14/why-your-students-need-breathing-room/

Learn how to UStream.


http://baileybunch6.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/do-you-stream-on-usteam.html

Formative assessment, summative learning.


http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/coach_gs_teaching_tips/2012/01/formative_assessment_efficiency_summative_assessment_proficiency.html?cmp=ENL-TU-VIEWS2


Reflecting on using technology in the classroom. When it's not right, what to do?


http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/01/25/tln_magiera1.html?tkn=TPWFNGLgmksHHDmW3kV3aSDpmIznNNudHy4F&cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS1

A commentary on teaching and technology.


http://www.the21stcenturyteacher.com/


Jeff Utechts comment on terminology and technology.


http://www.thethinkingstick.com/technology-more-than-a-tool-a-new-skill/#comment-8790

An informative resource about different types of group learning.

http://cte.uwaterloo.ca/teaching_resources/tips/group_work_types_of_small_groups.html

A NZ teacher has made this site about Inquiry Learning - excellent!

http://www.inquiringmind.co.nz/index.htm

The Flipped Classroom

http://edudemic.com/2011/10/whats-a-flipped-classroom/

An interesting graphic about technology use

<a href="http://www.onlineeducation.net/students-love-tech"><img src="http://images.onlineeducation.net.s3.amazonaws.com/students-love-tech.jpg" alt="Students Love Technology" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Via: <a href="http://www.onlineeducation.net/">OnlineEducation.net</a>

An article about teacher self reflection - very good.

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/08/16/ferlazzo_fiveways.html?tkn=RZMF%2FshxJWb1J%2FoDlB6OZaGL0Am9mD1CWrdf&cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS1

A reminder about engaging students in discussion.

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/structuring-discussion-to-engage-students/

Interesting articles about assessment.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/products/spotlight-assessment.html?cmp=EB-SPT-062811

Good tips for dealing with low level disruptive behaviour.

http://email.tes.co.uk/pub/sf/FormLink?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DUQpglLjHJlYQfvoQyRQ7O8QzbSQ8jAXQGQ2Q9izdVXMtX%3DUQpglLjHJlYQfvoQyRQ7O8QzbzfQ8jAXQzgQfQfUW&_ei_=8312wfG0Xb9X%3DSTCYWASV6ze6260Xy62a%3D%2FHNHlHjXJhuijLkkLK%2FW%2FA%2FS%2FHNHlHjuSTCYWASQrinVzgb012v6fG%3D7jpnpKV31G0v6fG%3D7jpnpK1.

Interesting article about students working in groups.

http://blog.clerestorylearning.com/using-groups-effectively-10-principles

A very good article with practical help for teachers about cyber bullying in particular, but other behaviour management as well from TES Connect

http://email.tes.co.uk/pub/sf/FormLink?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DUQpglLjHJlYQfvoQyRQ7zeqQrpQ8jAXQGQfQGcJVXMtX%3DUQpglLjHJlYQfvoQyRQ7zeqQrzdQ8jAXQzgQfQfsk&_ei_=8312wfG0Xb9X%3DSTCYWASVzgb012v6fG%3D7jpnpKV31G0v6fG%3D7jpnpK1.\

Great ideas for validating websites using Japan's earthquake as an example - teaching student to look at websites with a critical eye.

http://www.thethinkingstick.com/who-do-you-believe?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheThinkingStick+%28The+Thinking+Stick%29

A very in depth article about plagiarism and encouraging our students to do their own fabulous work.

http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/

Formative Assessment - one teachers point of view. A good refresher of what we should be doing ( I think )

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/03/02/tln_formative.html?tkn=WLSFsYC1NSvokPm03zhN6iw5McNHjiz/RqUx&cmp=clp-edweek

Using technology in writing and research, worth reading and revisiting.

http://stevefulton.blogspot.com/2011/02/writing-research-in-record-time.html

Useful ideas for using diigo in the class.

http://derekbruff.com/site/blog/2011/01/07/social-bookmarking-with-diigo/

This is a good article focussing on positive computer agreements.

http://www.maggiehosmcgrane.com/2010/12/grain-of-sand.html#comment-form

This is a very good article about teachers and computers...nothing can replace great teachers...

http://www.thethinkingstick.com/machines-wont-replace-you-communities-will

This is a really EXCELLENT blog about using and assessing Skype in the classroom.

http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/11/20/assessment-of-learning-via-skype/

An excellent article promoting positive mind sets in students and encouraging them to take risks in their learning. Teachers encouraged to look at the language they use.

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Even-Geniuses-Work-Hard.aspx


Guidelines for appropriate use of computers.

http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/12/26/a-dozen-ways-to-teach-ethical-and-safe-technology-use.html?lastPage=true&postSubmitted=true

What we expect from our students.

A reminder about what teaching with technology is all about...don't get bogged down with what the students can't do.


http://weblogg-ed.com/2009/dont-dont-dont-vs-do-do-do/


Operation smile.

A group of students who went to support kids with cleft palets get operations in Thailand. This is a very moving video of one students experiences. Very moving. A great discussion topic about emotions, support, culture and needs.


http://blogs.isb.ac.th/brianl2015/2010/11/22/isb-operation-smile-2010-mae-sot-thailand/

Learning with technology.

This is a realistic review of how students learn and interact today.

http://www.unescobkk.org/education/ict/online-resources/databases/ict-in-education-database/item/article/learning-beyond-the-classroom/