Educational Videos/Best Practices for High School

Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html

Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy.

http://www.edutopia.org/tech-to-learn-blended-learning-video

Building the Foundation to Transform a Public High School to PBL

Sammamish High School is in the midst of a five-year process to change from traditional teaching to an entirely problem-based curriculum. Follow the journey of the teachers, administrators, and students as they reinvent their school. Read more about this school.

This video shows year one of their five-year process:

http://www.edutopia.org/sammamish-problem-based-learning-video

This video shows year three of their five-year process:

http://www.edutopia.org/sammamish-problem-based-learning-implementation-video

Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning

Sixteen-year-old Noah finds purpose and learns valuable career skills working at a nonprofit two full days a week, while protecting and restoring his local watershed. Internships with deep impact are a key element at his high school, San Diego Met, part of the Big Picture network.

http://www.edutopia.org/is-school-enough-real-world-internship-video

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future.

http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-introduction-video

Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Kate Summers engages her students by asking them to "teach back" chemistry concepts to their peers via online demonstrations created with tech tools like Google Docs, Keynote, and PowerPoint. For more articles and videos about integrating technology in the classroom, visit our Tech2Learn resource page.

http://www.edutopia.org/tech-to-learn-collaborative-digital-presentations-video

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