Research shows students can absorb information through listening at two to three grade levels higher than they can through reading. In this webinar, presenters Monica Brady-Myerov and Adam Pizzi used public radio to help teachers and administrators gain a better understanding of how auditory learning works. They demonstrated ways to build critical listening skills in the classroom and discussed the tools educators can use to accomplish this. Topics discussed included best practices for using public radio in the classroom, cognitive research into auditory learning, and listening strategies to improve metacognition.
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parental support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with and which channels they prefer, as well as ways to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this edWeb webinar, Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans shared the parent survey data that was collected. Attendees learned how to maximize family and community engagement to influence student success, the role that parents feel social media plays in K-12, and more.
Educators are constantly on the hunt for full-length books that are both engaging and appropriate to student grade levels. How do we find reading materials that can sustain student interest, address relevant themes, improve language skills, and complement lessons we are already using in the classroom? In this edWeb webinar Dana Maddock, Regional Curriculum Trainer for the MOH Character Development Program, reviewed several full-length books by or about Medal of Honor recipients and demonstrated how to select books that will inform — and inspire — you and your students.
It’s not the providing of feedback, but students’ use of it that makes feedback effective. In this edWeb webinar Susan M. Brookhart, PhD and consultant for Brookhart Enterprises LLC shared with attendees the characteristics of feedback that is most likely to be useful to students.
Having a positive approach toward learning lays the groundwork for development that is essential to success in school and life both. In this edWeb webinar, Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. (Professor of Music Education at Rowan University and Director of Research for the Center for Music and Young Children) and Lauren Guilmartin (Director of Early Learning at Music Together LLC) explored the many ways that music-making naturally and deeply supports a child’s positive approach toward learning. The two also explained how music can help educators understand more about a child’s learning style — which can be particularly useful in the beginning of the school year.
Screenshots are a simple and effective way for teachers to add meaning to their lessons – but many teachers do not use screenshots because they are unsure of how to make and save them! In this edWeb webinar from the Tech Tools for the Classroom community, tech instructor Shannon Holden showed teachers how to make (and modify) screenshots using Jing, Paint, and the Microsoft Snipping Tool.
August marks the 70th anniversary of the close of WWII. What significance does this month hold for adolescents today? The world has changed in many ways, but the values that brought it out of those dark days are more important than ever. In this edWeb webinar,hosted by the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf guided a discussion on August 1945 and what that month meant to the US, Japan, the world, and the future — and why it still matters today. Attendees learned how to increase students’ knowledge of VJ Day with “living histories” and accompanying instructional activities.
After many years, Go Set A Watchman, the long-awaited companion to To Kill A Mockingbird, has made its debut – and it comes with as much excitement as it does questions. In this exclusive webinar from edWeb’s Exploring eBooks for K-12 community, Jonathan Burnham, Senior VP/Publisher and Editor at Harper Books, presented background on the author, Harper Lee, and the importance of this book in schools and society. Mr. Burnham answered many of the most widely-discussed questions surrounding these two books.
In this edWeb webinar from the Teaching Students with Autism community, the Queen of Visual Strategies Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP, shared her five quick tips and tricks for kicking off a successful school year. Lauren Stafford, M.Ed, added a twist with fun interactive technology, making the five supports easier than ever with data to monitor student success.
With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards. In this webinar from edWeb’s PreK-3 Digital Learning community, presenters shared engaging math games for the iPad and physical math activities that can be used for instruction and student learning in inclusive pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. Attendees learned who is at risk for math difficulties, underlying risk factors, how to build a solid foundation for early math using iPad apps, and more.