EdChat News Thursday, February 8
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- What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids
- Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.
- House Rules, screen time, screen time rules, screen time guidelines, total sleep time
- 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot [infographic]
- Below are 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot from Heather Kilgore, an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Commerce ISD in Commerce, Texas, where she shares the lessons learned from their Google Expeditions pilot program. As we all begin to find ways to bring Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other virtual reality…
- Google Expeditions, google expeditions pilot, Commerce ISD, devices, Instructional Technology Coordinator
- A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing
- The art of persuasion is an essential life skill. It also happens to be required curriculum for many teachers. In this post, I’ll share my method for teaching argumentative writing.
- students, writing, teaching students, argumentative writing, argumentative essay writing
- These countries have the most doctoral graduates
- More people than ever are studying for PhDs, according to a new OECD report. Mostly in these 15 nations.
- PhD graduates, doctoral graduates, new doctorates, higher education systems, education training capacities
- 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching
- Learn 6 things I wish I knew when I started teaching including: How to build relationships, connect lessons to the real world, develop patience, collaborate, model excellence and appreciate what you have.
- Difficult Conversations, Bobby Posted, real life, Great Classrooms, Post navigation
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 03:30:11 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-07T09:05:04+00:00
Author: Anya Kamenetz
- So when I was interviewing dozens of them for my book The Art of Screen Time, I asked them how they made screen time rules at home.
- House Rules for the research pediatrician: – Dr. Jenny Radesky is the lead author of the most recent revision of the guidelines on media and children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- They have a family movie night on Fridays, which is an example of the principle Radesky touts in her research, of “joint media engagement,” or simply sharing screen time.
- But more than just limiting time, says Radesky, “I try to help my older son be aware of the way he reacts to video games or how to interpret information we find online.”
- House Rules for the anti-obesity doctor: – Tom Warshawski, a pediatrician in Canada and founder of the Childhood Obesity Foundation there, has been involved in education efforts to get parents to cut back on media time.
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 10:40:19 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-04-25T09:04:02+00:00
Author: Kasey Bell
- Below are 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot from Heather Kilgore, an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Commerce ISD in Commerce, Texas, where she shares the lessons learned from their Google Expeditions pilot program.
- I was scrolling through my Twitter feed one day when I noticed a local school district Tweeting pictures of their students using the cardboard devices in the Explorer Program.
- There may be other things you learn during your test group that can help you tweak the device settings to better fit your needs and the needs of your students.
- Because these devices are fairly delicate, I travel with the kit on the first trip to a new classroom.
- I show the teachers and students alike how to handle the devices and how to work the program.
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 20:35:10 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-02-07T15:02:23+00:00
Author: Bill Gabrielson
- One of the most effective ways to improve student writing is to show them mentor texts, examples of excellent writing within the genre students are about to attempt themselves.
- Next, we’d have a Philosophical Chairs debate (learn about this in my discussion strategies post), which is very similar to “This or That,” except students use textual evidence to back up their points, and there are a few more rules.
- Before leaving this step, I would have students transfer their thoughts from the discussion they just had into something that looks like the opening paragraph of a written argument: A statement of their point of view, plus three reasons to support that point of view.
- Unlike the mentor texts we read on day 1, this sample would be something teacher-created (or an excellent student model from a previous year) to fit the parameters of the assignment.
- At this point, I’m pretty familiar with each student’s writing and have given them verbal (and sometimes written) feedback throughout the unit; that’s why I make the writer’s workshop phase last so long.
Tweeted At: Tue Jan 09 05:53:02 +0000 2018
Author: Alyaa Almulla
- The US beats the rest hands down – – – According to an OECD report, the US has at least twice as many PhD graduates as Germany, its nearest rival.
- Next in line is the United Kingdom, which just pips India into third place with 25,020 PhD graduates.
- Image: Statista – – – – There are more new doctorates worldwide – – – OECD figures also show that the number of doctoral graduates has increased worldwide in the last two decades.
- Image: OECD – – – – Large emerging economies have expanded their higher education training capacities, says the report, as shown by India’s high position with 24,300 doctoral graduates.
- About 40% of new doctorates awarded in the OECD area are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and this percentage increases to 58% of all new graduates if doctorates in health are included.