Teaching Digital Natives, Chapters 6-10
Part 2 of our 2-part discussion of Marc Prensky’s Teaching Digital Natives, a guide to using any kind of technology effectively for student learning. Great for technophiles and technophobes alike!
Teaching Digital Natives, Chapters 1-5
Whether you already integrate technology in your teaching or you consider yourself tech-phobic, this book will show you how to do it right: ironically, by keeping your focus off the technology.
Mind’s Eye: A Pre-Reading Strategy
Some texts are just hard for students to get into. The Mind’s Eye strategy tackles that problem head on: It grabs students’ attention before they ever read a single word and creates a mystery that can only be solved by reading the text.
How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy
This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of “working in pairs” up a notch.
Are You Making the Most of Your Interactive Whiteboard?
Interactive whiteboards are a fixture in many classrooms, but are teachers taking advantage of all they have to offer? Here are some ways to improve your use.
How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy
I like this strategy because it really involves students in their own learning. Instead of just delivering the information to them, you’re helping them discover it on their own. Also, it’s captivating — a mystery to solve! — which is far more likely to engage students.
Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.
Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work.
The Fisheye Syndrome: Is Every Student Really Participating?
To those afflicted with Fisheye, some students appear “larger” than others, grabbing more of our attention and making the others fade into the periphery.