posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
What does online education mean? Is it a solitary experience where students sit in front of their computers and complete the tasks asked of them? Is it a student in Clarinda who is taking a virtual course at a distance? Or is it something else?
At least 48 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, offer some form of supplemental or full-time online learning to students within their boundaries. In Iowa, as some schools grow and others continue to shrink, the opportunities students have in relation to where they live are diverging greatly. In this sense, online courses can provide some students the opportunity to take classes that were otherwise unavailable. Moreover, distance education can help meet the needs of specific groups of learners from Advanced Placement students to those seeking alternative...
posted on August 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM
During my student teaching semester last fall, one of the scariest moments was the last five minutes of class. That point when I wrapped up a super great lesson, where all the students seemed to “get it,” but there wasn’t enough time to have them start something new. I did not need them to take a quiz, and I absolutely didn’t want them to just sit idly by, passing time, waiting for the bell to ring with the possibility of my principal walking by and wondering why the students were not doing...
posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM
Our top resources for educators in the arts.
posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
The following printable resources provide parents, child care providers and educators with information about how they can use PBS KIDS programming and resources to help children learn. There are also tips and ideas about incorporating learning opportunities into everyday experiences. Please feel free to print and share them with someone you know today!
Ideas to Go / Ideas para el...
posted on August 19, 2010 at 11:24 AM
This topical, up-to-the-minute current events resource is a 'must use' for social studies, science, language arts, economics, arts and media teachers. PBS NewsHour Extra was created especially for teachers and students in order to present a balanced view of current events and to make them understandable and relevant. Resources abound to help integrate news into the curriculum by way of lesson plans, teachers' guides, video clips, a student feedback center and much...