Education in Finland
By clicking on the title above, you can find a link to my prezi on the Educational System in Finland. Finland has consistently had some of the highest test scores according to PISA. Yet, Finland does not administer high-stakes testing to its students. What makes Finnish Education so successful, and why doesn’t the United States consider more carefully those key strategies?
Integrating Technology Into the Classroom
This link will take you to the Prezi written by myself and colleague Amy O’Rear to present to our faculties about technology integration into the classroom.
Go Animate and Research
This week, I looked at the objectives we were to teach in reading. Those objectives were using capital letters with proper nouns, finding main idea and summarizing, asking questions, and note taking. The story was The Statue of Liberty. I decided this was a great week for students to do online research on the symbols of the United States.
I started out by finding some kid friendly sites and adding those to our class Edmodo group so the kids could find the references easily. Little did I know the system would have the sites open on Monday but blocked the rest of the week. So I also had to teach them how to do better online searches.
One of my students finished his work quickly and wrote a three paragraph report. I asked him how he wanted to present his work on his blog. He replied Go Animate! This link will take you there, and it is so worth the couple of minutes it will take for you to see.
I guarantee you the rest of my class is working hard to write their reports so they can create an animation too! Click on the title of this blog and it will take you to the link!
Chapter 3: The Skeptics
This is my first try at a podcast. Let’s see if it works and what you think! Click on “Chapter 3: The Skeptics”