Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments

By using ThingLink in this way I can have students and more than just text comments in response to the visual prompt. To extend the activity I can have students look for YouTube videos and or websites that will help to explain answers to the questions generated by looking at the featured image. 

Learn more:

 

– http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=ThingLink

 

– http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Thinglink-Course

 

 

 

Source: www.freetech4teachers.com

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3 Ways to Build Trust for Professional Learning

According to Gallup, the factors of engagement, relationships, collaboration, hope, and trust are essential for learning and high performance. This is true not only for students, but also for teachers.  In fact, the report’s headline grabber was that nearly 70% of teachers „are not emotionally connected to their workplaces and are unlikely to devote much discretionary effort to their work.“  Among reasons for teachers‘ lack of engagement, two stand out. In a Gallup survey of employees in 14 different occupational categories, K-12 teachers „were dead last … in saying their ’supervisor always creates an environment that is trusting and open.‘ “

 

Source: www.learningfirst.org

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