Rock Your Block

Discover unique and engaging strategies to innovate your time in class.  These technology integration techniques that can aid you in making the most of your time in class, while increasing student communication, collaboration, creation and critical thinking.

The supporting premises appears under the New Learning Standards in Creating a New Vision for Public Education allows for the change in systems necessary to become more productive and effective.

II. E. Standards should tap curiosity and imagination in the traditional academic core, aesthetic and skills area in a way that lack of proficiency in any one area does not discourage students from recognizing and pursuing their special talents and learning in other areas.

When switching schedules or even classroom preps, it is always important to keep the following in mind.  

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The secret is out- we know how kids learn best. The importance to keeping students challenged, involved, empowered, appreciated, valued, rewarded, trusted and even given a chance to complete a mission is more important now than ever before.

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We have all seen the Meme’s out there that show an old classroom from the 1800’s and then ask why we are still teaching the same way.  Well furniture is not the only way that we can update a classroom.  The students we have today are different than even a decade ago and it is important to keep that in mind.  

Using the 4C’s is a great way to make sure that you ROCK YOUR BLOCK!

The 4C’s are

  • Creativity: Trying new approaches to getting things done equals innovation and invention
  • Collaboration: Working together to reach a goal.
  • Critical Thinking: Looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects
  • Communication: Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions.

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Here are some apps that can be used in class that help foster the 4C’s!

Thanks to the @MISDEdTech who developed the presentation.

The supporting premises appears in New Learning Standards in Creating a New Vision for Public Education recognizing the importance of lifelong learning and developing leadership.

II. E. Standards should tap curiosity and imagination in the traditional academic core, aesthetic and skill areas in a way so that lack of proficiency in any one area does not discourage students from recognizing and pursuing their special talents and learning in other areas.

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