Creative technology tools and writing across the curriculum

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 4, 2016 12:44:09 PM

"Because writing is thinking and learning requires thinking, students who write as they are learning think more and thus learn more."

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Topics: creative software, ela, common core, digital storytelling, digital age learning, writing

Creative software tools support Classroom Instruction That Works

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 11, 2013 2:34:00 PM

In Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock examine decades of research and distill the results into nine teaching strategies that have a significant, positive impact on student learning.  Student learning with creative software tools matches and supports many effective instructional strategies, including those mentioned in this book.

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Topics: creativity, creative software, creative, marzano, instruction, classroom instruction that works

The 21st century classroom – where the 3 R’s meet the 4 C’s!

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 30, 2011 2:55:00 PM

Our world is changing and changing rapidly.  But while we often see digital natives on the covers of contemporary magazines, we have students in our classrooms from both sides of the divide.  A 21st-century classroom must engage and energize both natives and non-natives, preparing all students to be active participants in our exciting global community.

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Topics: creativity, creative software, engage, 21st century classroom, multimedia, constructivism, collaboration

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