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Teaching Tips: Task Development Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are geared toward helping teachers develop strong, authentic instructional tasks, especially for technology integration. Resources include podcasts, blogs, and current research literature. Links to eThemes Resources on Teaching Tips: Classroom Management, Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for High School Students, Teaching Tips: Constructivism, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning for High School, Teaching Tips: Flipping the Classroom, Teaching Tips: Marzano Classroom Instructional Strategies.

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This blog features a podcast with Richard Wells who explains the SAMR model of technology integration. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This blog looks at authentic tasks; includes the following sections: theoretical perspectives; authentic tasks in classrooms; impact on learning and motivation; developing and using authentic tasks; and limitations in using authentic tasks. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This technology integration matrix explains how to use technology to enhance student learning.
This site provides a matrix that describes what authentic learning looks like at teach level of technology integration: entry, adoption, adaption, infusion, and transformation.
This 21-page online research article provides 10 suggestions and cases of integration in classrooms.
This 16-page online research article explores authentic online tasks that connect student, task, and technology.
This site provides guidelines for the implementation of authentic tasks in web-based learning; topics explored: what is authentic activity, characteristics of authentic activity, authentic activity and web technology, authentic activity and meaningful interaction, and case studies. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site looks at eight indicators for meaningful, engaged learning.
This site highlights three main strategies for ensuring the learning experiences are meaningful. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This site looks at key components necessary to help students develop mastery in a meaningful way. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This site explores what a meaningful context for engaging students looks like and explores some of the real issues, problems, themes, and student interests that can be addressed in this context.
This 15-page PDF book excerpt provides a review of research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning.
This site explores meaningful learning and looks at how you can use instructional technology to create meaningful learning.
This 19-page book chapter provides an overview of technology integration and how it can foster meaningful learning.
This site explores the issue of using technology to help engage at-risk students; includes an overview, goals, pertinent information for the school community, implementation pitfalls, different points of view, illustrative cases, and contact information.
This site provides a multitude of ideas, articles, and podcasts to create a positive learning environment. The activities are directed toward assisting students in taking responsibility for their behavior, establishing classroom rules and the importance of routines.
These sites have games, activities, and lesson plans to help high school students form effective teams. Some activities are content specific, but most could be used in a wide range of content areas. There is an eThemes resource on Cooperative Learning strategies also included.
These sites are about using constructivism in teaching. Teachers of kindergarten through high school will find information about constructivism on these sites. Included is an eThemes resource on inquiry based learning.
Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning strategies in the classroom. Includes cooperative learning lesson plans for a variety of subjects and grade levels. There are links to eThemes Resources Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning for High School, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Problem Solving Tasks, and Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Elementary Students.
These sites are about using technology to enhance cooperative learning for secondary classrooms. Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning, design projects, and make effective groups. Included are eThemes resources on using Wikis, online journals, and blogs.
Learn about the teaching model of the flipped classroom. Videos, testimonies, tips, and lessons are provided to prepare educators for possible implementation of this model. Interviews with the two teachers responsible for the flipped classroom concept are included. Articles both pro and con are included.
These sites focus on the nine essential classroom instructional strategies by Marzano and colleagues. There is information about each strategy with technology integration, implementation, and examples. Includes movie clips, templates, and resources for teachers. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Graphic Organizers, Summarizing and Note Taking, Cooperative Learning Strategies, and Differentiated Instruction.
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