An Alternative Approach to General Chemistry: Addressing the Needs of At-Risk Students with Cooperat
This site presents a study on the impact of incorporating cooperative learning activities in a large section (>200 'at-risk' students) of General Chemistry. It includes data documenting students' performance in the course and in more advanced science courses, course materials, and videotapes illustrating cooperative problem solving in small groups. Jacobs' website provides graphic representations of his results, a site library with access to his methods and analyses and video clips showing stude
Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Learning to Read Tables
This assignment will require you to locate three tables on-line (detailed directions are provided), print them out, interpret the data in the tables, and answer several questions on what you have learned from the tables.
Fisheries Learning on the Web
FLOW is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem with three core units: Food Web, Water and Fish. Geared toward upper elementary and middle school educators, standards-based lesson content features hands-on activities.
Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Fall 2004
Subject provides an introduction to teaching and learning science and mathematics in a variety of K-12 settings. Through visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and hands-on activities, subject explores the challenges and opportunities of teaching. Topics of study include educational technology, design and experimentation, education reform, standards and standardized testing, scientific models, methods of solving problems, student learning, and careers in education.
Learning from the Fossil Record
This is a hypertext version of a book originally published by the Paleontological Society. The book was written to accompany an educational workshop Learning from the Fossil Record presented for K-16 educators at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of American in Denver, Colorado. The workshop was intended to give K-12 teaches information on how scientists use fossil evidence to reconstruct the past. It also offered ideas about using paleontology to teach the scientific process.
Learning Strategies Resource Guide for Elementary Immersion Language Teachers
If you are an elementary immersion teacher who believes that all students can achieve high standards by becoming more effective learners, then this guide is for you. Everything within these pages is premised on the belief that students can become more effective and efficient learners if they are provided the effective learning tools and instructed on how to use them. These tools are learning strategies, that is, the mental processes and actions that students can use to help them complete learnin
Pivot Stick Figure Animation - Fun Learning tool for Students Download this application that allows you to create fun stick
figure animations that range from the simple to the amazing!
You can even save your animation as a GIF file. You could
ask students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic
Download this application that allows you to create fun stick
NetGeners.Net: The ne(x)t generation learner - Skills you need in lifelong learning knowledge and in
NetGeners.Net space is there to provide you with the opportunity to work on your F/OSS project in a more structured way, to see what others are doing and how they do it and also to engage with fellow students of your course and others interested in this area.
Producing Distance Education Resources
This course focuses on the production of resources (broadly interpreted) for use in online education (including formal and informal settings). In particular, the course focuses on Internet-based tools and technologies, and how they are developed and applied for use in online learning.
Learning to Revise
For elementary-age children, revision is often new and challenging. This
program shows how teachers overcome students’ resistance to changing
their writing by providing concrete and effective revision strategies.
The Classroom Mosiac: Culture and Learning-Session 6
This program discusses how culturally responsive teaching enables
students to create connections, access prior knowledge and experience, and develop competence. Featured are a sixth-grade teacher and two ninth-grade teachers, with expert commentary from University of Wisconsin professor Gloria Ladson-Billings and University of Arizona professor Luis Moll.
Feelings Count: Emotions and Learning-Session 5
This program introduces ways to create an emotionally safe classroom to foster learning and to deal effectively with emotions and conflicts that can be obstacles. Featured are a fifth-grade teacher and an eighth-grade band teacher, with expert commentary from Daniel B. Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence, and Yale University Professor James P. Comer.
Learning As We Grow: Development and Learning -Session 2
This program examines the concept of readiness for learning and
illustrates how developmental pathways — including physical, cognitive, and linguistic — all play a part in students’ learning. Featured are a first-grade teacher, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, and a senior physics teacher, with expert commentary from University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp and Yale University professor James P. Comer.
How People Learn: Introduction to Learning Theory -Session 1
This program introduces the main themes of the course. Teacher
interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at
the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad
spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom
Assessing Students Learning Workshop 7
How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students’ learning in formal, informal, ongoing, and culminating ways. The onscreen teachers analyze classroom video segments, develop criteria for assessment, and learn how to incorporate assessment strategies in a lesson on the most influential citizens in U.S. history.
Engaging Students in Active Learning Worshop 6
How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the
teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate
thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students.
VUCast: Vanderbilt is growing, “rocking out” and learning from a movie star!
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Learning 2.0, un’opportunità per la formazione permanente
Presentazione per la tavola rotonda: "Web2.0 e biblioteche, un incontro possibile"
Learning from the BP Crisis
The BP oil spill crisis has led to heated debate, criticism and comment. What lessons can be learnt for business and society generally? Watch the discussion led by Professor David Grayson and Dr David Denyer, then post your comments.