Monday, April 18, 2016

Educational Links 4/19/16

Why ditching textbooks would be to the detriment of learning

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/why-ditching-textbooks-would-be-detriment-learning 

10 Educational Resources About the American Revolution 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/04/10-educational-resources-about-american.html#.VxWza0cz4s4 

National Poetry Month Event Roundup: April 18-24

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/stanza/national-poetry-month-event-roundup-april-18-24 

 Earth Day

http://www.kidsdiscover.com/teacherresources/resources-for-earth-day/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=EarthDay 

What Is Competency-Based Learning?

http://teachthought.com/learning/what-is-competency-based-learning/ 

Learning English can be hard. This experimental new program tries to make it easier

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-english-learners-moreno-valley-20160418-story.html 

What Is Understanding?

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/what-is-understanding/ 

Assessing understanding might be the most complex task an educator or academic institution is tasked with. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of assessment is no less than figuring out what a learner knows, and where he or she needs to go next.

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