Ignoring recent blankets of winter snow, bulbs are bursting and stems are breaking ground reaching upward toward the sun. Such determination to push forward seeking heat, transforms a little, brown bulb into a flowering beauty. How determined are you to transform instructional practices for today’s learners so they can bloom? How can you break ground and turn up the heat to promote rigor and relevance in the classroom? First take time for reflection on current instructional practices. Then relax for a few by clicking here and doing nothing for 2 minutes! Then spring forward and make some waves to heat up instruction!
Four for Friday – Ideas to Spring Forward
Read these excellent posts, Ten Ways to Technology Supports 21st Century Learners in Being Self Directed and Ten Ways Facebook Strengthens the Teacher-Student Connection from Lisa Nielsen. You can follow Lisa on twitter – @innovativeEdu
Visit an OER (Open Educational Resource) such as 21st Century Skills at Thinkfinity. This site provides lessons and resources to inspire creativity and collaboration to prepare learners for tomorrow’s world.
Subscribe to an educational subscription such as the Creative Educator from Tech4Learning. Download and view the spring issue here. Another great read is The Journal. The January issue contains a great article, The Social Classroom: Facebook, Twitter and the gang have arrived. Can you subscribe to The Journal?
On facebook, LIKE Free Technology For Teachers, to view the latest blog posts from Richard Byrne, a teacher that shares a wealth of information on a variety of topics.
Photo – Bulbs popping in North Georgia. Spring is around the corner!