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Today’s tip: My Internet Won’t Work Category: Internet Sub-category: Problem-solving Q: My internet stopped for no reason. I’m in the middle of something important. I don’t want to reboot—it takes forever. What can I do? A: Do what the pros do–unplug your internet connection, wait ten seconds, and plug it in again. Half the time, this is all it takes. The same applies to a printer that stops for no known reason–turn it off, wait ten seconds and turn it back on. It’s something about tasks being shuffled out of the way and needing to re-establish their order. All I know is it works often enough, it’s my first line of defense to problem-solving this particular problem. If that doesn’t work, try these: use a different browser reboot your computer check all the cables–is everything plugged in as it should be? see if your firewall is blocking it check recent system upgrades–did they affect the internet? ask a neighbor if theirs is working–maybe it’s out all over
Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery. With hands-on activities, learners actively create their own subjective representation of objective reality. Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more. Learning is constructed, not acquired, and is based on the fullness of a person’s individual lifetime of learning. It is continuously tested as new ideas are added, either causing long-held beliefs to evolve or be replaced. Constructivism is not a pedagogy or a theory. It is a mindset — a way of thinking used to guide learners. Read on... https://askatechteacher.com/what-is-constructivism-and-how-does-it-fit-your-class/
Teacher-Authors: I keep all my notes for upcoming books on Google Keep. So easy to access!
Random Acts of Kindness Day is Coming. How Will You Celebrate? https://askatechteacher.com/random-acts-of-kindness-day-is-coming-how-will-you-celebrate/
Articles on: #WorldReadAloudDay February 5 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding 5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning How to Talk to a Tech Teacher (humorous) Lessons Learned My First 5 Years Of Teaching Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See 10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2019 Top 10 Reviews of 2019 Read more » https://askatechteacher.com/what-you-might-have-missed-in-january/
Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! He has a Masters in Ed from Penn State University (any Nittany Lion fans out there?) and is working on his EdD. Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: For an international perspective, click https://askatechteacher.com/multimedia-content-as-a-way-to-learning-process-personalization/
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On Feb. 5, 2020, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages. #worldreadaloudday #reading #activitiesforkids https://askatechteacher.com/worldreadaloudday-february-1-2019/
I’m so excited about Quillionz. It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. #closereading #reading https://askatechteacher.com/quillionz/
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