Linking instruction and assessment is critical to effective learning. Educators should provide students with various options for learning that include: different ways to learning (style and time), di... ... middle of paper ... ...re provided with ample opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. MI theory is used as formal and informal assessment in the classroom to allow students to be grasp and understand concepts. The use of multiple types of assessments in the classroom yield richer and more qualitative information about a child's achievement. If the ultimate goal is student learning, then there is a place for both standardized testing and authentic assessment using the MI theory in today's classroom.
Currently educators are encouraged and charged with developing comprehensive technology plans for their classrooms that incorporate the use of software to support assessment of students throughout the year. Educators must heed the differences between assessment of learning (summative), assessment for learning (formative), and assessment as learning, and realize where the emphasis must be placed. Under the current policy and mandate of assessing students many educators meet the task of assessments with trepidation as they create anxiety for students and a perceived increased work load for teachers. If we reflect on assessment as a means of judging performance to inform our method of instruction which in turn allows us to appraise and modify the manner in which our students learn, we can see the benefit and necessity of assessment. In many ways assessments not only show the progress of a student but provide the opportunity for growth as a teacher.
Computer technology is one the most innovative advancements in modern-day education. Technology has made its way into the world of teaching practice and principle by expanding the way we approach instruction in the classroom. We are no longer confined to pencil and paper, but have the ability to project and present knowledge in an enhanced way to capture the minds of a generation of students whose society is built around ever expanding world of computer technology. As facilitators of learning, our classrooms are filled with students who are comprised of generation X’ers and Millenial’s. We must be conscious to structure our lessons and approaches so that we can present content in the most effective manner.
Piaget’s Learning Theory in Elementary Education In order to support children’s growth educators try to provide a stimulating classroom environment. They implement different strategies, tools and practices to help achieve this goal. Since educators play an important role in children’s development they should be familiar with developmental psychology and know of its educational implications in the classroom. There are two major approaches of developmental psychology: (1) Cognitive development as it relates to Piaget and (2) social development as it relates to Vygotsky. An educator may find it useful to study Piaget’s theory of cognitive development to help children build on their own knowledge.
Collaboration is being seen as engaging for students as well as an important aspect of successful learning in education. With the use of Web 2.0 tools it takes collaboration to... ... middle of paper ... ...rators are working on means of providing technologies into the schools. Although this process may take time, educators need to take their learning into their own hands and find ways to engage students in a successful manner and learning about Web 2.0 resources is a great place to start. Works Cited Douglas, M.L. (2010).
Lesson planning is a map to student learning, the resources teachers use influence student learning. For this reason, it is important to understand how to evaluate instructional material. There are many things to consider when choosing material resources this paper will examine the importance of the design, procedures, clarity, and efficiency when choosing lesson plans. When choosing learning resources teachers need to ensure that all students feel valued, and supported regardless of their cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It is also important that materials chosen will help all students succeed in school regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, cultures, or linguistic differences.
Abstract: The study aims to find out how to apply Knowledge Management in the school environment. It also seeks to highlight the uses of Knowledge Management in education as well as its impacts on students and teachers. The study results show that Knowledge Management is a vital and effective tool in educational organizations and it can be applied in the school environment. It improves the decision-making process in schools and helps in customizing curricula, researches, and the costs of administrative and academic services, and reducing costs. Moreover, the study shows that Knowledge Management helps in the formation of relationships and finding out who is to be contacted for assistance and for promoting enthusiasm and career commitment.
Teachers serve as facilitators who guide students in the learning process. Students are active participants in their education, who expand their horizons through hands-on learning experiences. The most essential purpose of education is to prepare individuals to become productive, contributing members of society. Education needs to prepare individuals for the demands of the work force and lay the foundation for them to become engaged, lifelong learners who continuously update their skills to remain competitive in a changing society. The goal of education is to open the world to individuals by providing them with the skills and the motivation to reach their true potential.
In today’s classroom the emphasis is no longer on teacher-directed instructed; it is on student-centered learning. Another important aspect of the classroom is the integration of technology to enhance student learning. Research over both is significantly increasing, which makes understanding the positive outcomes of implementing the two strategies imperative for educators. As most educators are aware, the key element to a pupil’s success lies in their motivation to achieve goals and be successful pupils; therefore by combining both student-centered learning strategies, such as cooperative learning and technology integration, student learning can be positively impacted. One way to incorporate both cooperative learning and technology integration into the classroom setting is through the use of Web 2.0 technologies, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts.
Working with the technologies that have already been developed, educators are able to teach in new ways, with new tools, and students are able to begin working with computers and other devices from a young age and gain a high quality education that puts the student at the center of the learning process. Technology is now a fundamental facilitator in the learning process, and an important commodity in the field of education; enhancing learning in many ways f... ... middle of paper ... ...05 from Academic Search Premier database. McLester, S. (2005, February). Turning points. Technology & Learning, Vol.