Educators today are rethinking and reshaping their practice to align with the demands of a rapidly changing wired world. Consequently, a greater emphasis has been placed on skills such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, design, play, story, and student agency, all of which can be leveraged by video games. In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Gaming-Based Learning community, Canadian educator Paul Darvasi shared many practical classroom examples to discuss how video games, as an essential manifestation of contemporary culture, are naturally conducive to learning in the 21st century.
Build self-esteem and emotional intelligence from the very beginning! View this edWeb.net webinar featuring Debbie Clement, an award-winning, song-writing, author/illustrator, in an upbeat romp of music, movement, novelty, sign language and laughter.
What does critical thinking mean and why is it a 21st century skill? In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Champion Creativity community, viewers explored promising practices of using art-integration to build critical thinking skills. Art-integration lessons involve stretching what a student knows, building upon prior understanding and persevering to find new solutions.
Children live their lives with their hearts and minds open and connected. From that union of heart and mind, they develop into people who are balanced, happy, and successful. Learning objectives for this presentation: Research is supporting the importance of social emotional learning combined with academic instruction. Attendees received the most recent research information to support their understanding of the importance of social emotional learning.
The pace of development and the sheer number of different types of technology can be overwhelming to many in the education field. Further, deciding how to implement technology can be confusing. But students with Autism Spectrum Disorders have needs that can often be met with technology,and they may benefit even more from these tools than do students with typical cognitive development. In this presentation from the Teaching Students with Autism community, Jeffery Richards, M.Ed. and Chris Karter, M.A. suggested a framework for utilizing technology in the classroom.
Blended Learning has the potential to provide teachers with actionable data to inform classroom instruction, provide students with tools to help meet each individual’s needs at his or her own pace, and provide administrators with insight into their schools and classrooms. In this edWeb webinar from the Adaptive Math Learning community, attendees discovered how Nevada’s Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School is leveraging data to support teaching and learning in their blended learning program.
Does finding open educational resources (OER) take more time than it’s worth? Teacher time is a precious commodity. In this edWeb.net webinar, attendees learned the tricks of the trade for finding tried and tested OER treasures and walked away with their own treasure map to X marks the spot.
In this edWeb.net webinar from Exploring eBooks for K-12, Library Media Specialist Tina Berumen shared how she created a major eBook frenzy on her campus and implemented a completely digital library orientation. Find out how she is able to manage all of her school’s digital content under a single login system to keep her scholars accessing information safely, 24/7, from their own device.
Apps are everywhere, and it is a fact that apps can help people deal with any situation! In this edWeb webinar presented by middle school administrator, Shannon Holden, his top 15 smartphone apps to help teachers get organized, keep track of student grades and behavior, and engage students in the learning process are listed. K-12 educators using iOS or Droid smartphones are benefited.
Movement is essential for human development and starts even before birth. In this edWeb.net webinar, presented by the Early Learning Book Chats community, Dr. Feinberg shared her recommendations for including movement in every curriculum area.