Our Education Blog
Blogging can be time consuming, but it’s worth it. That’s why we at Cultivating the Learning have created our education blog.
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Follow the evolution of an authentic activity – from a basic classroom mock trial to a full trial with a 12-person jury and a real judge presiding.
How do we interact with students? Recently, I decided it was time to treat myself to regular yoga classes. I had been too busy with work and family for too many years and realized that I needed to do it to stay happy and healthy. While participating in the classes, I experienced three different instructors, and the differences opened my eyes to...
Improving the World One Grant at a Time
Making English class relevant is not always easy. Knowing how to read, write, and communicate effectively are important life skills; however, this seems to escape teenagers. English class can be made relevant through authentic learning activities and authentic assessments. If you are looking for an authentic learning activity including Sharktank, a United Nations grant, a jury, and a solution to social issues, read on.
Many of the messages generated in education are about what students and teachers should be doing, and so LITTLE focuses on what the LEADERS should be doing. All too often, building and district leadership are the least trained in technology, personalized pathways, and new innovative practices that are spreading across more progressive classrooms. Without leadership buy-in, innovation too often goes nowhere. How can you bring your leadership on board?
Moving from substitution on the SAMR Model to modification, this Spanish class changes a paper and pencil activity to a multimedia presentation including written and oral practice.
Previously posted in May of 2016 on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech For differentiation in the ELA classroom, No Red Ink is a godsend. Although it has always been available via the noredink.com website, many teachers learned of it through Edmodo as an app. However, it is migrating completely to its website on June 30, 2016. See the...
Previously posted on April 7, 2016 on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech As an English teacher, I saw my job as teaching people to think well and write well. The thinking was not nearly as difficult as the writing portion, and after leaving the classroom to coach teachers on how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom, I...
Previously posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016, on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech How exciting are tides and currents? Very exciting when you have an awesome teachers and Chromebooks. Students in Keith Pridgen and Francine Brewer's 5th grade science classes are researching tides and presenting their information in various formats....
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